Located in Arlington, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is minutes from Fashion Center at Pentagon City and DEA Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial.
Make yourself at home in one of the 366 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. Pay movies provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and a ballroom.
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.
The blend of spices that defines Pan-Indian cuisine is on delectable display throughout Sangam Restaurant's multitudinous menu, filled with fresh fruits, savory meats, and satisfying lentils. Pair selections of 12 Indian-style breads (from $2) with first-course fare such as the aloo papri chat, a mouth-enticing blend of garbanzo peas, potatoes, savory crisps, taramind chutney, and rock salt ($4.50), or the pan-fried shami kebab, comprised of ground lamb, lentils, onions, and spices ($7.95). Extensive vegetarian-friendly selections (up to $9.95) delight eaters of meatless fare, while reactionary epicureans can set traps to ensnare traditional Indian fare, such as the madras chicken curry ($12.95) or the spicy lamb vindaloo ($14.95), both served lounging atop a decadent bed of basmati rice. A daily lunch buffet ($11.95) awaits daytime diners with tongue cravings that are torn between options due to stamp-licking accidents.
On Wednesday, April 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the luxurious St. Regis Hotel's ballroom will provide an elegant backdrop to taste more than 100 different Scotches. These malted marvels include venerable kings of the whisky world, such as Glenlivet, Macallan, and Glenfiddich, as well as rare liquid jewels forged in peat-smoky fires. Distillers such as Compass Box, Balevine, and Balcones round out the warm, taste-bud-tantalizing procession before gullets get carried to digestive safety by an arc of hearty appetizers. Cigars will also be available for purchase and can be puffed on the St. Regis terrace. The hotel offers valet parking and is an easy walk or difficult bear crawl from the McPherson Square Metro.
Cuisine Type: Sushi and pan-Asian
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25?50
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Offering: Sushi, cheese fried rice, drunken noodles
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery/Takeout Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Koshihikari rice, which some deem the best Japanese short-grain rice, is prized for its sweet, nutty taste and slight stickiness, characteristics that make it an ideal rice for building sushi. The three sushi chefs at Ping by Charlie Chiang?s each rely on more than 16 years of experience when working with this premium rice, rolling it with fresh fish and then painting their creations in savory dressings, such as a wasabi tartar sauce and mango-eel glaze.
At sleek wood-topped tables, diners carefully scoop up these artistically plated creations and pan-Asian dishes such as the popular fried rice mixed with mozzarella, five-spice Peking duck, and lemongrass jumbo shrimp. Behind the bright red bar, which sits below a warm, hardwood ceiling, bartenders de-cap more than 80 bottled beers and pour more than a dozen sakes.
When Hell's Kitchen alum Chef Rahman Harper and partner Aaron Gordon set out to create a Belgian-inspired eatery, they didn't want to stick to traditional frites and brussels. Instead, they created a menu drawing from three classic dishes of Belgium—sausages, mussels, and beer—but customizing dishes with exotic meats and sauces. The result was Fatshorty's, a casual sausage sandwich shop serving imported beers and wines.
Harper crafts his sausages from everything such as wild boar to rattlesnake blended with rabbit and spicy jalapeno. However, unlike America's Most Wanted, the sausage roster is no exclusive list: he incorporates vegan options—eggplant, for instance. Harper sees his art as a collaborative effort, and thus sources his meats from local sausage shops and his freshly baked buns from Lyon bakery. No matter how exotic the meat he places atop those buns, he still layers all of his sausage sandwiches with a choice of two toppings, including grilled onions, sweet and hot peppers, or sauerkraut. Alongside his signature sausages, Harper cooks up mussels in a green curry or a beer sausage sauce. These slippery eats can be washed down with Belgian and imported beers such as Chimay Triple, Leffe Blonde, and Bell's Two Hearted.