Celebrities and politicos alike—including former residents of a little place on Pennsylvania Avenue—flee from the District to the Virginia suburbs for one thing: Peking Gourmet Inn’s peking duck. Founder Eddi Tsui decided to make the bird the centerpiece of his eatery way back in 1978, when the Falls Church spot first opened its doors. To set his peking duck apart, the chef eschewed store-bought hoisin for his own recipe, perfected his homemade pancakes, and even began growing his own jumbo spring onions. Prepared tableside, the meal is truly this spot’s—and perhaps Falls Church’s—claim to fame, and even made an appearance on the The Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate”, where it was interviewed by chef Duff Goldman. Though the duck has stolen Peking Gourmet Inn’s spotlight for the past three decades, the chef's other dishes still manage to hold their own. Items like sea scallops sautéed with roasted garlic, peking-style lamb chops, and singapore rice noodles round off the menu of Northern Chinese specialties, which also includes tried-and-true standbys such as szechuan beef and chicken chow mein.
Head to Hunan Number One in Arlington and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available. Hunan Number One is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Hunan Number One has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. With its kid-friendly vibe, Hunan Number One is a great spot for families to chow down. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at Hunan Number One — this spot caters to large groups. Loud crowds paired with a healthy sound system keep the volume level at this restaurant at the edge of ear-splitting.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Through their catering service, Hunan Number One can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with a popular stop at Clarendon Metrorail (Orange). The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Hunan Number One running under $30 per person. Hunan Number One has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Fresh and flavorful Chinese favorites flood the menu at Arlington's Charlie Chiang's Restaurant. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Charlie Chiang's Restaurant, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Grab the kids when you head to Charlie Chiang's Restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. With its spacious interior, Charlie Chiang's Restaurant is a great choice for big groups and celebrations.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Charlie Chiang's Restaurant, so dress for comfort when you come. Through their catering service, Charlie Chiang's Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Guests of Charlie Chiang's Restaurant's 23rd St S location can park their vehicles on the street. Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with popular stops at Crystal City Metro (Blue, Yellow) and National Airport Metro (Blue, Yellow).
You can take it easy on your wallet at Charlie Chiang's Restaurant — prices are generally less than $30 per person. Charlie Chiang's Restaurant accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Head to P. F. Chang's China Bistro in Arlington and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available. Put the diet on pause when you visit P. F. Chang's China Bistro — there are no low-fat menu items. Beer, wine, and more are also available from P. F. Chang's China Bistro's extensive drink list. Bring the whole family to P. F. Chang's China Bistro, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at P. F. Chang's China Bistro — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to P. F. Chang's China Bistro in jeans and a hoodie. You can also grab your grub to go. You can also serve food from P. F. Chang's China Bistro at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with a popular stop at Ballston Metro (Orange). Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Your tab at P. F. Chang's China Bistro will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Known for its Chinese noodle and rice dishes, Tasteful Delight serves those visiting Arlington's Aurora Highlands neighborhood. Plan to indulge a bit at Tasteful Delight, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Eat out with the little ones at Tasteful Delight, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Tasteful Delight.
For the tastes of Tasteful Delight from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Tasteful Delight will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the restaurant yourself to carry out your meal.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Prices at Tasteful Delight typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Tasteful Delight — they're open for all three meals.
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, Hunan Gate in Arlington is sure to hit the spot. The menu at Hunan Gate does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Hunan Gate's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Hunan Gate won't cost you a sitter.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Hunan Gate, which embraces a casual vibe. You can also serve food from Hunan Gate at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Hunan Gate is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Ballston Metro (Orange) and Virginia Square Metro (Orange).
Meals at Hunan Gate usually set you back about $30 per diner.