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Restaurant Spotlight: Present

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Unique décor, relaxing music, and friendly service are part and parcel to the dining experience at Present, a Vietnamese restaurant right down Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church.

Restaurant Spotlight: Sign of the Whale

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Contrary to its bland exterior in Loehmann’s Plaza, the interior decoration of Sign of the Whale restaurant is reminiscent of the captain’s rooms in a 16th century pirate ship-dark wood paneling and arches shine in the dim glow of muted yellow lighting and cool air.

Restaurant Spotlight: The Italian Cafe

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The Italian Café’s interior is reminiscent of an old family bistro in which you gather around a magnificently set table with close relatives and old friends, dining on rich, meaty pasta dishes served with heavy sauces.

Restaurant Spotlight: Cafe Deluxe

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With its red sign gleaming from the side of Chain Bridge Road, Cafe Deluxe is nearly tucked away under a building. However, its location is the only thing that’s partially hidden. Cafe Deluxe provides big meals with big flavor by adding its own twists on classic meals, and the restaurant combines hearty, traditional dishes with […]

Restaurant Spotlight: T.H.A.I. in Shirlington

For an authentic Thai dinner, T.H.A.I. in Shirlington hits the spot. Nestled in the middle of Arlington’s Village at Shirlington, it is extremely identifiable by its bright yellow awning. T.H.A.I., an acronym standing for “Tasty Thai Cuisine, Hospitality and Warmth, Architectural Elegance, Innovative Seasonal Menus,” mixes those ingredients well to create a successful recipe for […]

Restaurant Spotlight: Village Bistro

Self-described as “a little French, somewhat Italian, sort of American with East Indian Accents,” the experience at Village Bistro is undeniably unique.

Restaurant Spotlight: Michel Richard’s Central

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Since opening the renowned Citronelle on M Street, Chef Michel Richard has piled up awards like “Titanic” at the Oscars. The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington named him Chef of the Year in 2002. AAA has given the restaurant four diamonds every year since 2001. Last year, Washingtonian named it D.C.'s top restaurant.

Restaurant Spotlight: The Greek Taverna

The walls are made of bright white stucco with inset arches and ornate knives, plates and even a beautiful, but empty, bottle of Metaxa, a Greek blend of brandy and wine, decorate the interior. Greek music fills in the gaps of the surrounding lively conversation, distinctive with the sound of the bouzouki, a guitar like […]