Find some fast American favorites at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill. No need to miss out on Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill's full bar. Parents appreciate Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. A private room is available for reservation at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate. Al fresco eating options are also available at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Catering services are also available. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers. Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Courthouse Metro (Orange) and Clarendon Metrorail (Orange).
Your bill at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
In the dead of night in 1976, the Abi-Najm family boarded a cargo ship bringing only what they could carry; an escape from Civil War in Lebanon called for a quick getaway. They traveled across the ocean to safety in Arlington, Virginia, where they were able to open a small cafe in 1979. To save money, they changed the eatery?s name from ?Athenian Taverna? to ?Lebanese Taverna? so that they only had to update one word on the eatery?s marquee.
From these modest beginnings grew a series of eateries that today comprises of six cafes and four quick-service caf?s, all still operated by the Abi-Najm clan. One look at the menu explains the success: chicken shawarma, spicy hummus, lamb tartare?all Lebanese staples that helped the restaurant earn a spot on Northern Virginia magazine's list of 25 Iconic Eats. There's even kibbeh, or stuffed meatballs, which blend ground beef, lamb, almonds, and pine nuts into fried spheres suitable for felling miniature bowling pins on top of the table before entrees arrive. The decor is as striking as the cuisine; inside the Bethesda location, light filters through the colored glass lanterns that decorate the dining room.
BGR The Burger Joint?s burgers start with high-quality ingredients?most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Triple D burger topped with an over easy egg, apple wood smoked bacon, grilled jalapeno and cheddar cheese. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.
Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries?from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries?be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Eventide, home of American comfort food. The menu at Eventide does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. With Eventide's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Eventide — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Eventide, which offers great seating for large groups. Eventide offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Eventide can also cater your next party; call today for details.
When it comes to parking, the restaurant provides convenient options — diners can leave their vehicles in the lot next door or park in a nearby garage. Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Clarendon Metrorail (Orange) and Virginia Square Metro (Orange).
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. All major credit cards are accepted. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Chef Morou Outtara initially drew inspiration from the simple, uncomplicated recipes of traditional Italian trattorias when he designed the menu at Kora Restaurant. However, he elevated his cuisine by introducing the modern flair that earned him a finalist spot on the Food Network's The Next Iron Chef. In addition to hand rolling his own meatballs and making fettuccini in-house, Outtara demonstrates a willingness to experiment by making spaghetti from sunchoke flour and creating gluten-free quinoa linguini. Even the pizzas emerge from the wood-burning oven with inventive toppings such as caramelized pears and sweet chili sauce. Widely spaced damask patterns adorn the dining room's eggplant-purple wall—a small touch that manages to echo the menu's commitments to traditional as well as contemporary influences. Neutral gray booths and stainless steel accents embrace the Zagat-rated restaurant's modern vibe a bit more clearly, as does the four-paneled piece of pop art, which depicts a young girl in vibrant shades of red, yellow, green, and mauve.
Since opening their first location in 1996, Robeks sends their customers well on their way to consuming their recommended daily intake for fruits and vegetables, all through a portable smoothie. Customers can step up to the counter and order from a menu of berry, tropical, and ?power? smoothies, the latter of which are named for extra boosts of vitamins A and C, fiber, and protein infused in the drink. Nearly a dozen different supplements lend their revitalizing nutrients to the menu, helping create power smoothies like the metabolism-boosting Venice Burner and the protein-packed MuscleMax. Robeks also offers gourmet stuffed pretzels and oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip ?power? cookies. Each Robeks location makes a concerted effort to support the neighborhood it resides in, through local organizations, such as Save the Children. Robeks also offers free medium favorite or classic smoothie with $30 gift card purchase.