Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant tickles taste buds with a menu of traditional Irish cuisine backed up by savory American sandwiches and salads. Beneath a sprinkling of herbs, the broiled Blarney salmon ($16.99) sings alongside a dazzling duo of sides that chaperones each Irish specialty like an unattached prom guest. For a meal straight out of the Emerald Isle, curious cravers can tunnel into a plate of corned beef and cabbage ($13.29) or slurp beef-and-Guinness stew, a hearty helping of slow-braised beef chunks and vegetables cavorting in a calming bath of Ireland’s darkest brew ($11.99). Guests can also sup on one of more than 13 sandwiches on the restaurant's outdoor patio, which is festooned with green umbrellas, curving metal fence work, and air as fresh as flirtatious laundry.
L.A. Bar & Grill, with its classic brick front and festive interior, welcomes Arlington residents for maximum hanging-outing. A hearty assortment of brews has glasses brimming, and savory menu selections keep hunger at bay. The house-specialty "hog wings" ($8.50) make ideal companions on Redskins-rooting Sundays, when the L.A.'s nine flat- screen TVs fulfill their ultimate purpose. A game of pigskin also goes well with L.A. Bar & Grill's potato skins, succulent slices layered with cheddar cheese and a choice of bacon or chili ($8). Seven burger options, including the hearty applewood-smoked bacon burger ($9) or the L.A. Woman, topped with swiss, bacon, barbecue sauce, grilled onions, mushrooms, and Cajun seasonings ($9.50), will pique your hunger tooth and activate dormant burger glands at the base of your skull. Cruise the country with a Philly cheesesteak ($8.50) or a rack of St. Louis–style ribs ($9 for half-rack, $17 for full rack), or stomach-ski across the pond with a helping of rockfish and chips ($11).
The word "darna" is an Arabic word meaning "our home," and the owners of Darna Restaurant have taken the phrase "el dar darak"—our home is your home—to heart. They encourage diners to treat their restaurant as if it was their own home, and settle in for a meal of authentic food that, no matter your heritage, feels familiar and comforting. Head Chef Michel Dawaliby takes the best traditional cuisines from North Africa to the Gulf to construct his menu of Middle Eastern dishes, such as charcoal grilled salmon kabobs, traditional bazella lamb with peas and tomato, and desserts of halawite el jibne, or sweet cheese and pistachios. Guests can also sip creative libations from a craft cocktail list devised by beverage director Eric Tollar. Upstairs, sensuous mood lighting, soft music, and plumes of hookah smoke illuminate a lounge.
Though devoutly British in name, Union Jack's British Pub is actually a transatlantic blend of both English and American conventions. Inside the expansive space, stone walls and a fireplace bear a distinctly European feel, though HD plasma TVs and projection screens broadcast games of hockey and American football. The food menu retains a similar dichotomy, offering up options such as Maryland crab cakes, fish and chips, and Caribbean jerk chicken sandwiches. The two nations fully unite at the handsome wooden bar, where guests can sip on one of 16 drafts, ranging from Fuller's London Porter to state-sourced Samuel Adams. Should cultural clashes persist, patrons can retire to the billiards room after their meal to settle disputes over the proper pronunciation of "aluminum."
Cuisine Type: Contemporary American
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Metered street parking
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Has your business won any awards?
We were named the Best Sports Bar in Washington DC by InTheCapital in April 2014.