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Mouthwatering scents from traditional tagines trickle through the horseshoe arches of this Moroccan eatery, offering olfactory hints at dishes served up à la carte and family style. Make a bold beginning with a bastilla appetizer, a bastion of Moroccan fare filling thin phyllo dough with chicken or vegetables ($14.99, $24.99 for medium). Next, sink teeth into entrees of vegetarian and meaty varieties, such as the lamb tagine with raisins and almonds in a sweet sauce ($15.99) or vegetable-studded couscous ($12.99). Families, friends, or barbershop quartets can feed on Fez's family-style feasts, which include soup or salad, a bastilla, a tagine or couscous, dessert, and Moroccan mint tea (starting at $46.99). The bistro's bar is open late on weekends to accommodate nocturnal noshers.

7810 Lee Highway
Falls Church,
VA
US

At Fairouz Cafe, waiters ameliorate appetites with a menu of classic Middle Eastern dishes. Hummus bel-shawarma ($9.95) jump-starts eating engines with a serving of hummus topped by slices of beef and lamb, created by cracking a meat piñata over the plate. The chicken kebab platter unites marinated, boneless chicken cubes with rice ($11.95), and the falafel sandwich corrals fried chickpea patties into bellies ($5.95). Combo appetizer plates such as the yogurt salad with diced cucumbers ($3.50) or the shakshouky, an eggplant salad with diced tomatoes and pomegranate extract ($5.95), juxtapose simple ingredients to accentuate their flavor, much like PB&J sandwiches or barbershop quartets with one rapper. Escort meals to hunger-vanquishing glory on a cascade of nonalcoholic beverages such as juices and smoothies ($4.50) or a toasty pot of Turkish coffee ($3.95). During meals, diners can enjoy the smoky flavors of a hookah (not included with this Groupon), soak in live or DJed music, observe the sensual stylings of a belly dancer, or keep up with sports on wall-mounted televisions.

3815 S George Mason Dr
Falls Church,
VA
US

Celebrating its 40th anniversary season, Wolf Trap regales lovers of the arts with masterful performances, innovative education, and swinging social events at the Filene Center and The Barns. Wolf Trap's young-professional organization, Club 66, gathers emerging leaders and former infants, primarily aged 21–39, for networking, socializing, and special events united by the leitmotif of furthering arts enrichment. Members clear their calendars and cleanse their opera glasses before partaking in benefits that include opportunities to buy tickets for Filene Center events before they are released to the general public, a new group of friends to discuss conspiracy theories about Les Misérables, and a subscription to the member newsletter, "The Wolf Trap Experience." Club members enjoy discounts on pre- and post-performance events, gift-shop discounts, a special rate for the Annual Bash, and invitations to interludes, networking parties, and other members-only events.

1551 Trap Rd
Vienna,
VA
US

Traditional pubs served as community hubs, places to see neighborhood folks and combine the flow of information with the flow of taps. Finnegan's Irish Pub aims to recreate that same setting for a modern audience, serving friendly sandwiches, burgers, and Irish entrees with plenty of beer.

Rather than depending on word of mouth for their stream of news, the pub's staff instead bedecks the dining room with flat-screen televisions and projectors. Outside, a television screens bathe the patio in its technicolor light. And some of the indoor booths come with their very own TVs, ideal for quietly feeding your curling addiction while pretending to care about football.

8150 Leesburg Pike
Vienna,
VA
US

Get the next round at Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant, an Irish bar perfect for after-work drinks. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant's menu does not offer low-fat options. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Families will feel right at home at Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Just around the workday bend are Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant's happy hour food and drink bargains. At Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant's outdoor patio. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant complimentary wifi.

Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant can fill to capacity on Fridays and Saturdays, and with their no-reservation policy, you may need to wait a bit for your table. Folks tend to dress down at Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant for catering. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.

Those driving to Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.

The average check at Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant — they're open for all three meals.

1301 S Joyce St
Arlington,
VA
US

Perfect for a casual night out with friends, Whitlow's On Wilson offers traditional American fare in a laid-back setting. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Whitlow's On Wilson also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Whitlow's On Wilson. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. The patio seating at Whitlow's On Wilson is perfect for those warm summer days. With its spacious interior, Whitlow's On Wilson is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Whitlow's On Wilson as well. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.

Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. Put the suit away when heading to Whitlow's On Wilson — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Whitlow's On Wilson as well. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Whitlow's On Wilson.

Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board nearby stops at Clarendon Metrorail (Orange) and Courthouse Metro (Orange).

Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Whitlow's On Wilson since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

2854 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,
VA
US