Food & Drink in Lowes Island

Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie or Juice at Robeks (51% Off)

Robeks

Multiple Locations

Smoothies pack in ripe fruits, natural yogurts, and optional boosts for healthy drinks which make a great gift during the holidays

$6.79 $3.33

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8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$34.08 $17

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$21 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi Cuisine at Otani Japanese Steak & Seafood

Otani Japanese Steak & Seafood

Multiple Locations

Fresh seafood rolled in creative signature sushi rolls, and fire-kissed steak from the hibachi grill

$40 $21

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Pub Food, Drinks, and Pool at First Break Sports Bar & Grill (45% Off). Two Options Available.

First Break Sports Bar & Grill

Sugarland Run Shopping

Newly rehabbed sports bar with granite bar tops and hardwood floors serves food until 2 a.m. as players compete on 9-ft. Diamond pool tables

$20 $11

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Hawaiian-Inspired Meal for Two or Four at Mahalo Cove (50% Off)

Mahalo Cove

Cascades Marketplace

Tempura shrimp, mahi-mahi sandwiches, and Polynesian pork tacos at a tiki-themed restaurant with 11-foot widescreen TVs

$49.28 $25

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$13.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery ($30 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Sterling

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $4.50

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Cafe Lunch for Two or Baked Goods at Sweet Cakes Bakery (Up to 49% Off)

Sweet Cakes Bakery

Dulles Trade Center

Pulled-pork sandwiches pair with espresso and decorated cookies; rounding out the baked-goods selection are cakes, pies, and cupcakes

$29.48 $15

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$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Nikko Sushi & Hibachi

Nikko Sushi & Hibachi

Reston

Nigiri sushi and specialty maki rolls complement hibachi meals of teriyaki chicken, steak, and shrimp

$40 $22

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Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Mayuri Indian Cuisine (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Mayuri Indian Cuisine

Reston

Northern and southern Indian cuisine, including fish kebabs barbecued in the tandoor oven, a variety of dosas, and curries with fresh spices

$30 $15

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Indian Dinner for Two, or Carry-Out at SupperClub of India (Up to 50% Off)

SupperClub of India

Herndon

Authentic Indian cuisine such as pickled boneless chicken, jumbo prawns marinated in mint and spices, and mango lassis

$30 $15

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$20 for $40 Worth of Turkish and Mediterranean Cuisine

TurCuisine

Herndon

Turkish meals of grilled halloumi, hummus, and spicy, succulent doner kebab served amid streamlined, modern decor

$40 $20

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American Meals with Appetizers for Two or Four, or $25 for $40 Worth of Takeout from Houlihan's

Houlihan's

Herndon

Seafood and burgers with American-comfort-food, Asian, and Italian influences; gluten-free options

$50.85 $20

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Chinese Lunch or Dinner for Two at Hunan East Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Hunan East Restaurant

Fox Mill

Classic Chinese dishes as well as Japanese sushi and Thai noodles served inside a slick eatery with a full bar

$20 $10

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Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Crepes and Coffee at Crepes au Soleil ($30 Value)

Crepes au Soleil

Herndon

Chefs fill crisp crepes with meats, cheeses, fruits, and decadent spreads such as Nutella

$10 $5

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Brunch for Two or Four with Entrees, Sides, and Waffles at Piero's Corner (44% Off)

Piero's Corner

Piero's Corner - Herndon

Chef Gian Piero Mazzi pairs the regional Italian food of his childhood with brunch staples including decadent waffles or pancakes

$35.80 $20

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Seafood and Fusion Dinner Cuisine at The Ice House Cafe (44% Off). Two Options Available.

The Ice House Cafe

Herndon

Chefs serve oysters and blend American, French, Italian, and Asian flavors to create eclectic helpings of duck, pork, tuna, and crab

$40 $23

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Continental Cuisine for Dinner at Russia House Restaurant (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Russia House Restaurant

Herndon

French-influenced plates of Russian, Georgian, and Continental cuisine savored in upscale dining room

$40 $18

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for Two Create-Your-Own Ice Creams at Cold Stone Creamery ($26.94 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Ashburn

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream and frozen yogurt to create unique flavor combinations; tasty shakes and smoothies

$8.98 $5

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$17 for $30 Worth of Local Cuisine and Seafood at The V Eatery & Brew House

The V Eatery & Brew House

Beaumeade

With ingredients and beverages sourced from local farms and breweries, chefs craft butternut risotto and herb roasted chicken

$30 $17

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Indian Cuisine at Delhi 6 (50% Off).

Delhi 6

Ashburn Farm

Six seafood specialties, six Chinese-inspired entrees, and eight lamb options; elegant decor with high-backed booths and white tablecloths

$30 $15

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Weekday Lunch Buffet or Indian Meal for Two at Banjara Indian Cuisine (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Banjara Indian Cuisine

Ashburn Village

Vegetarian curries, lamb cooked with spinach, and shrimp vindaloo served with tandoor-cooked naan

$19.90 $12

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Mexican Cuisine at El Sol Azteca Bar & Grill (43% Off). Two Options Available.

El Sol Azteca Bar & Grill

Dulles

Traditional Mexican dishes served alongside more creative fare, such as sizzling lamb fajitas

$30 $17

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$24 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Large 16-Inch Pizza with Two Toppings at Potomac Pizza ($39.94 Value)

Potomac Pizza

Multiple Locations

Bite into slices of homemade pizza made with non-fat sauce and dough, layered with toppings such as spinach with ricotta or grilled chicken

$19.97 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Dinner and Drinks at India Palace Bar & Tandoor

India Palace Bar & Tandoor

Germantown

Tandoor chicken, biryani rice, goat and lamb curries, and paneer simmering in a flavorful spinach blend

$30 $15

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$19 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks at Tandoori Nights

Tandoori Nights

Multiple Locations

Clay ovens prepare marinated boneless chicken breast, curry coats cubed goat and veggies, and biryani dishes top tables inside modern eatery

$40 $19

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Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Kerala Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Kerala Cafe

Gaithersburg

Fresh-ground spices flavor North and South Indian dishes such as ginger chicken, goat curry, and vegetable korma

$47.47 $23

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Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 61% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

$34 $15

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Two or Four Italian Entrees and Glasses of House Wine for Dinner at Luna Italia Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Luna Italia

Gaithersburg

Classic Italian entrees, such as lasagna, spaghetti carbonara, shrimp scampi, and chicken picatta, pair with glasses of house wine

$55.90 $29

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One 6-, 7-, or 8-Inch Signature Fruit Cake at Classic Bakery (Up to 34% Off)

Classic Bakery

Gaithersburg

Signature fruit cake prepared with fresh dairy, fruits, and ingredients such as flour, egg, sugar, strawberry puree, and vanilla extract

$21 $15

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Fusion Hot Pot Cuisine for Two or Four or More Adults at Riverside Hot Pot Cuisine (41% Off)

Riverside Hot Pot Cuisine

Gaithersburg

DIY, organic hot pots that can be customized with 13 choices of meat, 13 choices of seafood, and 21 different vegetables

$29 $17

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Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine at Taipei Tokyo (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Taipei Tokyo

West Rockville

Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, and Japanese cuisine includes noodles, sushi, curry, and fried rice

$30 $18

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$16 for $30 Worth of Traditional Taiwanese Food at Bob's Noodle 66

Bob's Noodle 66

Central Rockville

Baby shrimp, sea cucumber in a brown sauce, and bamboo shoots with shredded pork fold into a menu of traditional Taiwanese dishes

$30 $16

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Italian Dinner for Two or Take-Out from That's Amore (Up to 40% Off)

That's Amore

Rockville

Italian favorites made fresh daily include fettuccine alfredo, chicken marsala, and thin-crust pizza

$45 $27

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Café Fare at Melt Cafe and Gelato Bar ($20 Total Value)

Melt Cafe and Gelato Bar

West Rockville

Panini sandwiches and sweet or savory crepes served alongside more than 30 flavors of rich Italian gelato

$10 $5

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Classic American Diner Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Ted's 355 (Up to 43% Off)

Ted's 355

Rockville

Philly steak wrap, spicy Cajun chicken strip panini, tuna salad melt, buffalo chicken wrap, gyros, fettuccini, and steak and cheese sub

$30 $17

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$12 for $20 Worth of Food, Valid Monday-Friday at Blue Star House of Beef, Burgers, and BBQ

Blue Star House of Beef, Burgers, and BBQ

Rockville

Chefs dish up certified-kosher Texas barbecue including hand-sliced brisket, fresh ground burgers, and pulled chicken

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Produce — Sahara Date Company

Sahara Date Company

Tysons West

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $11

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Indian Cuisine at Diya Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet (51% Off). Two Options Available.

Diya Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet

Tysons Central 7

Classic Indian cuisine dishes and specialties slow roasted over slow fire in sealed clay pots in 200-year-old Dumpukht style

$80 $39

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Burgers and Kebabs at Neighbor's Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Neighbor's Restaurant

Vienna

Diners enjoy a laid-back lounge and sports-bar environment while digging into cheesy burgers or plates of the restaurant’s specialty—kebabs

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Food for Two at Viet Aroma

Viet Aroma

Vienna

Crispy soft-shell crabs, drunken noodles, and other traditional Vietnamese dishes

$20 $12

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Pizza, Pasta, and Drinks at Joe’s Place in Vienna (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Joe's Place Pizza & Pasta

Vienna

Chefs bake crispy thin-crust pizzas & deep-dish Sicilian-style pies, adorning them with fresh seafood, mozzarella & basil

$20 $10

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Thai Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at I-Thai Restaurant & Bar (Up to 45% Off)

I-Thai Restaurant & Bar

Tysons West

Spicy red, yellow, and green curries and grilled lobster tail with sweet shredded mango

$40 $22

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Korean Barbecue for Dinner at Annangol (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Annangol

Chantilly

Eatery specializes in Korean barbecue, such as galbi and bulgogi, as well as other Korean dishes, including kimchi and bibimbap

$30 $14

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$13 for $25 Worth of South American Fare at Don Churro Café in Chantilly

Don Churro Café

Chantilly

Wide range of South American dishes with recipes from Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Spain

$25 $13

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$82 for Four "Do It Yourself" Meals for up to Six at Dinner Done! Quick Creative Cuisine ($134.64 Value)

Dinner Done! Quick Creative Cuisine

Chantilly

Prepare family-size entrees such as parmesan chicken and beef stroganoff, then take them home and heat them up for easy dinners

$134.64 $82

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$15 for Six Groupons, Each Redeemable for One Smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe ($30 Value)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Leesburg

Ingredients such as non-fat yogurt, chocolate, spinach, carrot, kale, peaches, or other fresh fruits blended into smoothies

$5 $2.50

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$35 for One Tapas Plate, Two Signature Glasses, and One Corkscrew at Creek's Edge Winery ($89 Value)

Creek's Edge Winery

Catoctin

Within the walls of a homey, Amish-style structure guests can sip on titillating wines as they nosh on gourmet tapas

$89 $35

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$11 for a Punchcard for Eight Ice-Cream Cones or Cups at Hershey's Shake Shop ($23.56 Value)

Hershey's Shake Shop

Leesburg

Shop features 40 flavors of Hershey’s ice cream, including seasonal flavors such as pumpkin, deep-dish apple, and outrageous oatmeal cookie

$23.56 $11

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Winery Experience, Tastings, Cheese and Salami Plate, and $15 Gift Card for Two or Four (Up to 47% Off)

Willowcroft Farm Vineyards

Blue Ridge

Scenic winery educates guests about winemaking as they taste samples; gift card can purchase wine accessories

$44 $25

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$29.99 for Indian Dinner for Two Including One Appetizer, Two Entrees and Two Desserts at Cafe Taj (59% Off)

Cafe Taj

McLean

Traditional tandoori dishes and curries served at Indian eatery with fountain and Romanesque columns

$58.43 $24

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Pizza Dinner with Garlic Bread and Salad for Carry-Out or Dine-In from Red Tomato Pizzeria (Up to 44% Off)

Red Tomato Pizzeria

McLean

Large cheesy pizzas covered with basil, ricotta, and other toppings pair with garlic bread and salad to make a hearty meal for families

$37.76 $23

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American Fare for Two at Bennigan's (40% Off)

Bennigan's

Tysons Corner

Irish-influenced menu of burgers, pot roast in a red ale gravy, and baby back ribs

$20 $12

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$22 for $40 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Assaggi Osteria

Assaggi Osteria

Mc Lean

Italian chef Domenico Cornacchia creates authentic food in trattoria-style eatery with raves from Viva Tysons and Washingtonian

$40 $21

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$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$82 $45

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Three-Course French Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Brasserie Monte Carlo (Up to 51% Off)

Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

French Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and braised beef short ribs in a red-wine reduction

$92 $46

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Three-Course Portuguese Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at Tavira Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Tavira Restaurant

Chevy Chase

Fragrant stews, marinated steaks, and fresh seafood dishes introduce palates to the rich culinary history of Portugal

$92 $49

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$19 for $40 Worth of Pub Food at Union Jack's British Pub

Union Jack's British Pub

Bethesda

British and American classics such as burgers, fish ‘n’ chips, and bangers and mash, served in casual atmosphere

$40 $19

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Indian and Nepalese Cuisine for Dine-in at Shangri-La in Bethesda (46% Off)

Shangri-La

Bethesda

Indian and Nepalese cuisine prepared with fragrant spices, housemade marinades, and locally grown fruits and veggies

$24 $13

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$17 for $30 Worth of Persian Cuisine at Kabob Bazaar

Kabob Bazaar

Bethesda

Authentic dishes include chicken and salmon kebabs served with Persian appetizers, side dishes, and homemade desserts

$30 $17

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Pizza for Dine-In or Takeout at PizzaPass (50% Off)

Pizza Pass

Bethesda

Family-friendly restaurant makes pizzas for dine-in or takeout

$16 $8

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Greek Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Yamas (Up to 43% Off

Yamas

Bethesda

Create your own dinner from a mezze such as hummus, an entree of fish or moussaka, and a glass of Greek wine

$75.70 $43

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Crave Frozen Yogurt ($18 Total Value)

Crave Frozen Yogurt - Fairfax

Fairfax

Fill a cup with birthday cake, orange sorbet, espresso, or another one of the shop’s original fro-yo flavors before adding fun toppings

$6 $3.33

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Fare at Bollywood Bistro in Fairfax

Bollywood Bistro

Fairfax

Indian cuisine with local, organic vegetables served amid Bollywood movie stills and music

$30 $15

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Gourmet Deli Food at Bernie's Delicatessen & Gourmet Market (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Bernie's Delicatessen & Gourmet Market

Fairfax

Seasoned deli owners churn out authentic New York–style sandwiches, housemade seasonal soups, and daily breakfast

$10 $6

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies & Teas at bluberi ($30 Value)

bluberi

Multiple Locations

Swirls of nonfat & low-fat yogurt mix with fresh fruit and candies, accompanied by steaming cups of Tavalon premium loose-leaf tea

$10 $4

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Classic American Dinner for Two or Four at Choices By Shawn (Up to 46% Off)

Choices By Shawn

Fairfax

Chef Jason Alderete whips up standard and gluten-free options such as grilled meatloaf, Southern fried chicken, and baby back ribs

$35 $19

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Bombay Bistro in Fairfax

Bombay Bistro

Fairfax

Tandoori chicken & vegetarian dishes are served up in comfortable eatery with warm colors & Indian artifacts

$30 $15

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Bubble Tea and Crepes at Yolly Molly Cafe (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Yolly Molly Cafe

Fairfax

Sip a cool bubble tea between bites of a fresh-made crepe of your choice

$4.75 $2.50

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$16 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Sushi at Asian Bistro

Asian Bistro

Asian Bistro - Fairfax

Recipes draw from Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, and other culinary traditions to make lobster pad thai, stir-fries, and other dishes

$30 $16

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Food at Curry Mantra 1

Curry Mantra 1

Fairfax

Traditional curries, biryani rice dishes, and tandoori specialties at a restaurant with vivid Indian artwork

$30 $15

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Half Off Italian Cuisine at Italian Cafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Italian Cafe

Falls Church

Chefs whip up pizzas, 12 oz. portions of Angus steak, and mussels over linguine

$40 $20

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Skyline Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Skyline Cafe

Falls Church

Ethiopian eatery dishes out food like sambusa, karamara tibs, doro wat, and gomen besiga, a beef stew prepared with collard green

$30 $17

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Dine-In or Carryout Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern Cuisine at Jerusalem Restaurant (43% Off)

Jerusalem Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

Delicately spiced Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern dishes include Moroccan couscous, lamb makluba, shawarma wraps, kebabs, and Arabic sweets

$40 $23

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Ethiopian Cuisine at Meaza Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Meaza Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

Palatial dining room hosts Ethiopian dishes of doro wat, lamb stew, beef ribs, and freshly baked injera

$30 $18

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Indian Dinner for Two or Take-Out at Saathi Indian Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

The menu spans fish and paneer curries, tandoor dishes, and meat-filled platters such as lamb vindaloo

$30 $16

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$18 for $35 Worth of Indian Food for Two or More at Saffron

Saffron

Falls Church

Freshly ground, high-quality spices add flavor to curries, tandoori-cooked meats, and Indian vegetable dishes

$35 $18

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Tex-Mex Cuisine for Two or Four at Red Rocks Cafe & Tequila Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Red Rocks Cafe & Tequila Bar

Centreville

Serrano wings, barbecue fajitas, and enchiladas with scallop and crab served in a watering hole with regular live music

$24 $12

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 44% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

$27 $18

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$19 for $35 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Mannequin Pis

Mannequin Pis

Olney

The award-winning restaurant features numerous styles of Belgian beers as well as steamed mussels in one of 17 savory broths

$35 $19

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Select Local Merchants

Ashwani Ahluwalia, proprietor of BRX American Bistro, has always set high standards for himself, graduating with honors from the Bermuda Hotel and Catering College at 18 and immediately joining the staff at the fine-dining restaurant Romanoff. After working in restaurants in the Grand Cayman Islands, cooking for celebrities, Supreme Court justices, and athletes, Ahluwalia eventually settled in Grand Falls. Here, he helms BRX American Bistro, pairing upscale American cuisine with more than 30 wines available by the glass and 95 by the bottle. This service strategy helped Ahluwalia's restaurant earn the 2012 Diners' Choice Award from Opentable.com. He draws inspiration for his menu from his background. This helps Ahluwalia create the hickory-smoked barbecue jamaican baby-back ribs with a housemade sauce's Caribbean flavor, as well as the samosas, which he fills with creamy potatoes and a fresh cilantro-mint chutney inspired by his Indian heritage.

Named for brix, the measure for the sugar content in grapes for wine making, the restaurant naturally features a glass-enclosed wine cellar and an extensive wine list. The establishment welcomes oenophiles to become cellar members and store their prized bottles, purchased at a discount through BRX, in the cellar lockers. Past the cellar and the full bar is the main dining room, lined with long booths and lit by a flickering fireplace and natural light streaming in from the patio doors. These doors grant views of wooden trellises covered with thick green vines and a certain jungle legend swinging from them: Tarzan's stunt double.

Ahluwalia also works hard to give back to the community by hosting charity events and fundraisers for organizations such as the Rotary Club and Food for Others. He notes, "What gives me joy is serving people and not just at the restaurant, but also through community activities," according to an interview on the restaurant's website..

1025 Seneca Rd
Great Falls,
VA
US

Located inside Leigh House, a Victorian mansion built in 1880, Dante Ristorante fosters a homey atmosphere with friendly service and antique furnishings. Beneath high ceilings festooned with brass chandeliers, chef and owner Giuseppe Di Benigno mingles with his guests, discussing his herb- and vegetable-gardening techniques and sharing recipes from his hometown in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Meanwhile, waiters pile white tablecloths with house-made pastas, salmon topped with prosciutto, and Giuseppe's signature seafood soup brimming with scallops, mussels, calamari, and clams.

Chef Di Benigno was drawn to the Leigh House not only for its architecture, but its eclectic past: the mansion has served as everything from a dairy-farm headquarters to a hospital during its 130-year history. A 10-month renovation transformed it into a modern restaurant space with cozy dining areas, classic artwork, and natural lighting. Outside, a fountain gurgles on a patio lined with tables topped with umbrellas and patrons practicing their Mary Poppins impressions.:

1148 Walker Rd
Great Falls,
VA
US

Incorporating Spanish, Italian, and North African influences in their French-inspired Mediterranean fare, the eclectic Old-World cuisine of Mediterranee Restaurant earned a spot on Gayot's list of the Top 10 French Restaurants in Virginia Suburbs in 2012. In addition to classics such as house-prepared pâté and rack of lamb encrusted with herbs de provence, the chef and his staff occasionally move beyond the French borders by incorporating flavors like house-made curry into their dishes. For an extra twist, they'll also add Asian flavors with ingredients such as sichuan peppercorns and baby bok choy.

10123 Colvin Run Rd
Great Falls,
VA
US

The culinary wizards of Deli Italiano Gourmet Pizza & Subs?who have been in business for 24 years and know their regular customers by name?court discerning palates with a selection gourmet and create-your-own pizzas crafted with homemade sauces, dressings, and dough and decked with toppings ranging from breaded eggplant to prosciutto. An arsenal of specialty calzones, saucy pastas, and a well-heeled selection of bottled beer and wine round out the menu.

762 Walker Rd
Great Falls,
VA
US

The Three Faces of L’Auberge Chez François

Two Generations of History

A lot can happen in a single year in the restaurant business, but, remarkably, very little has changed at L’Auberge Chez François since it opened in 1954. Chef François Haeringer—a native of Alsace, France—opened the restaurant only six years after immigrating to America. Though he didn't know how to speak English when he arrived, his cuisine translated into quick success. In 1976, he moved the eatery to its current 6-acre refuge in the hills, styling it after an Alsatian auberge, or "family inn." There, the restaurant has continued to thrive, first under François and now under his successor, his son Jacques.

Traditional Alsatian Cuisine

Alsatian cuisine is notable for fusing both German and French fare. This influence is readily apparent in dishes such as the Alsatian feast, which pairs sauerkraut, sausage, and pork with duck confit and foie gras. But adherence to Alsatian traditions doesn’t deter the chefs from exploring the East Coast’s own bounty, as evidenced in the veal scaloppini with Virginia ham and the poached Maine lobster with sauternes-butter sauce.

Old-World Ambiance

If L’Auberge Chez François never prepared another morsel of food, people would still come to visit for the ambiance. Embroidered pillows and French murals make the waiting room feel more like someone's living room. In the dining areas, Haeringer family heirlooms lend a dash of authenticity and beauty. In the outdoor courtyard, red wooden chairs and benches mingle among flowering plants, and antique streetlamps illuminate a gazebo nestled amid bushes and hanging shrubbery.

332 Springvale Rd
Great Falls,
VA
US

Chefs at Romantica Italian Grill & Pizzeria concoct pizzas, subs, pasta, and a smattering of other Italian entrees with traditional italian cheeses and fresh bread delivered daily. Twelve specialty selections of gourmet pizzas include creative amalgams such as the Romantica ($14.99 for a 12-inch pie; $17.99 for a 16-inch pie), which seasons sausage, ham, pepperoni, and meatballs with salty notes of anchovy and a sprinkling of veggies. Build-your-own options pile freshly forged dough and pizza sauce with a mix of more than 20 meat and veggie offerings, such as pancetta and roasted peppers, to create meals with more variety than a picnic on a holodeck. The pizza czars top off each pie with Pollio Italian Cheese Company's rich mozzarella, which also makes cameos in the baked ziti ($12.99) and eight styles of calzone ($7.59). Sandwiches, subs, and pastas provide options for patrons excommunicated by pizza kingdoms after accidentally revealing their favorite shape, the octagon.

9906 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls,
VA
US