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Many years ago, before humans had invented fire or eating, they were forced to nourish themselves by beating their stomachs with uncooked goats. Enjoy tasting your food instead of simply absorbing it with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual steakhouse eats and drinks at Norton’s American Grill & Bar, located in McLean on level two of Tysons Corner Center.

Inside a large shopping mall, hungry people will find stomach solace in Norton’s menu of fresh steakhouse-style cuisine. Chase a chicken-tenders basket ($7.95) with an unfried hot-fudge sundae ($5.95) or refuel after a marathon dressing-room session by trying on a Norton burger ($8.95), dressed in monterey-jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard, and red onions. Those who possess the stomach-heart of a photogenic bear may gulp down a lightly battered and sautéed rainbow trout ($12.95), and the hickory-grilled and juicily seasoned five-ounce center-cut filet mignon ($17.95) will nourish famished walkers of the mall that is Earth. Because drinking liquid instead of dirt is all the rage these days, quench your thirst for empty glasses by draining a cup of still or sparkling Voss water ($3), ginger ale ($2), or a selection of wine, beer, or cocktails from Norton’s extensive liquor list.

Since Norton’s exterior façade of masonry and roofing is actually part of the mall’s interior, going out is the same as coming in again, leaving guests caught in a labyrinthine dining anomaly more exciting than a trip to the cornfield mazes. Carmine booths, lots of wood trimwork, and delicious smells make long stays bearable, so pack your wall collection of old silver sporks and try everything on the menu twice.

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Reviews

Five Menu Pagers give Norton's American Grill & Bar an average of four stars, and Yelpers give it an average of 3.5. Four OpenTable reviewers give it an average of three stars:

  • I love their Bbq ribs and Prime Ribs. I would give this restaurant 10 out of 10 if you love true American dining. – Patrick. H, Menu Pages
  • I would give special mention to the simple garden salad with ranch dressing because the dressing is to die for. – Steve M., Menu Pages
  • The waiter was very attentive, Food was great and very reasonably priced. Ribs were fall off the bone tasty! – OpenTable user who dined on 05/02/2010
1961 Chain Bridge Road
Mc Lean,
VA
US

High-backed, black leather sectional sofas set the stage for seriously fun lounging at the expansive, sprawling Iris Lounge. The sultrily, dimly lit nightspot features drooping lamps that spill red light across the lounge's four red-felted billiards tables as a weekend DJ spins floor-filling party anthems. Throughout the week, salsa, live jazz, and ladies’ nights entertain patrons who would otherwise keep occupied by luring skunks into the crawlspaces of neighbors’ homes. An exclusive members' only cigar bar offers up vintage scotches for smokers, and a menu offers calamari, crab cakes, and customizable grilled cheeses.

8300 Tyco Road
Mc Lean,
VA
US

Kraze Burger was founded in 1989, distinguishing itself with its made-from-scratch approach to its burgers. Thirteen years later, visitors still won't find perfectly uniform patties hauled out from freezers, flavorless greens, or fries grown in test tubes. Instead they'll fill their bellies with hand-cut potatoes, made-to-order Angus beef burgers, and salads and sides culled from seasonal, locally sourced produce. Among their wide range of eclectic burgers is the Hawaiian burger, which is topped with a chargrilled pineapple, and their plain-and-simple cheeseburger.

2001 International Dr.
McLean,
VA
US

Family, cosmetic and Laser dentistry for adults and children. No Shots! No Drills! No Numbness! for cavities and other dental procedures. ZOOM! teeth whitening and Invisalign offered. Dr. Kris Popli has been in practice for over 20 years and is accepting new patients at this time.

8206 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner,
VA
US

CakeLove's baking staff, led by owner and Food Network's Sugar Rush host Warren Brown, specializes in cupcakes and cakes, baking batches from scratch daily with fresh, natural butter, sugar, eggs, and more. Each location's rotating selection of vanilla, chocolate, red-velvet, banana, carrot, and pumpkin cake bases is smothered with a variety of flavored buttercreams. Chocoholics can silence grumbling sweet tooths with creative concoctions like Cynthia's sin (chocolate cake dipped in chocolate ganache, topped with peanut butter buttercream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel, and sprinkled with candied peanuts), while those longing for a tropical getaway can abduct their tongue to a farflung locale with the lime on the coconut (shredded coconut and lime zest on a vanilla cupcake with lime buttercream). Cupcakes are $3.25 each,
 $19.50 for a half dozen,
 and $39 for a baker's dozen. Other sweet forms of gourmet baked goods ($2–$5), as well as the bakery's six-inch to 12-inch layer cakes ($25–$130), can sugary-up birthdays or candy-coat a van full of Shriner cars.

1961 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean,
VA
US