Restaurants in Mount Vernon

47% Off at Mandarin Chinese Halal Restaurant

Springfield

$30 $16

Traditional Chinese dishes such as chicken fried rice, chicken lo mein, and General Tso's chicken prepared according to Islamic law

Half Off at Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro

Springfield

$20 $10

(28)

Vegetarian and nonvegetarian Ethiopian meals include beef over collard greens, lamb strips with jalapeños, and spicy bean shiro wet

Up to 50% Off at Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

$30 $15

(43)

Succulent lamb laced onto kabobs, pitas dunked into pine-nut-studded hummus, and flaky slices of baklava

45% Off Italian Food at Mazzio's

Alexandria

$20 $11

(10)

Baked pastas and toasted hoagies served alongside pizzas topped with everything from pepperoni and sausage to feta cheese and artichokes

Half Off French Food at Yves' Bistro in Alexandria 

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

$30 $15

(74)

Provincial food includes sirloin steak frites, three varieties of quiche, and roast beef sandwiches au jus

Half Off at Afghan Restaurant

Del Ray

$30 $15

(109)

Zagat-rated menu of Afghan dishes such as lamb kebabs, dumplings filled with beef and onion, and sautéed pumpkin with yogurt and mint

Up to 43% Off Hand-Tossed New York Style Pizza at Flippin Pizza

Annandale

$30 $17

Hand-tossed pizzas start with red sauce, pesto, or white cheese before they're topped with meatballs, basil, or other Italian specialties

Up to 47% Off Japanese Inspired Korean Pub at Honey Pig Izakaya

Annandale

$30 $16

(80)

Broiled mackerel, grilled squid, and innovative sushi rolls fuel revelers as they sip sake and sing karaoke

47% Off Oven-Ready Pizza from Papa Petrone's Take 'N Bake

Lake Ridge

$34 $18

(19)

Disposable dishes ferry pizzas, pasta, and signature ScrambleBread to home ovens for quick, tasty meals made from scratch

Up to 43% Off Dinner at Zen Bistro & Wine Bar in Pentagon Row

Pentagon Row

$30 $17

Sushi, tapas, and entrees inspired by the diverse cooking traditions of Asia

Up to 46% Off Thai Food at Bangkok Bistro at Ballston

Ashton Heights

$30 $17

(122)

Chefs craft thai dishes such as panang curry with salmon and tiger shrimp with choice of spice levels

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Pines of Florence

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

Cooks stir housemade pasta, stuff sub sandwiches with meatballs and eggplant, and deep-fry calamari appetizers

$10 for Afghan Cuisine at Afghan Kabob House

Colonial Village

$15 $10

Charcoal-grilled kebabs with halal meats including marinated lamb, ground beef, and boneless chicken breast

50% Off Middle Eastern Cuisine at Darna Restaurant

Arlington

$40 $20

(34)

Middle Eastern cuisine from a variety of countries offers traditional meals of lamb, ground beef, and spice rice

Half Off American Food at Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

$50 $25

In a sophisticated setting with two plasma TVs, diners down flatbread sandwiches, brawny burgers, and omelets

Half Off International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

$10 $5

(4)

Various dishes such as orange chicken, Vietnamese pho noodle soup, hot wings, salad bar, pasta, and hot and cold sandwiches

50% Off Italian Food at Toscana Grill

Arlington

$30 $15

(103)

Northern Italian dishes crafted with local produce and herbs

50% Off Persian Cuisine at Kabob Bazaar

Clarendon

$30 $15

(158)

Lamb, beef, and swordfish kebabs served with Persian appetizers, side dishes, and homemade desserts

Up to 43% Off Modern American Fare at The Curious Grape

Arlington

$40 $23

(123)

Pan-roasted sea scallops, chorizo albino steamed clams, and beef short ribs blend international culinary practices with seasonal ingredients

Up to 53% Off Italian Meal for Two at Pines of Italy

Arlington Heights

$37.95 $18

(29)

Gnocchi with meat sauce, fettuccine alfredo, chicken parmesan, and other Italian favorites in a family-friendly atmosphere

Half Off American Food at Cesar's Diner

Arlington

$40 $20

(68)

Stop in for an afternoon bite of staples such as bacon cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, club sandwiches, and pulled pork

40% Off at Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(356)

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

45% Off Italian Food at Deli Italiano Gourmet Pizza & Subs

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(58)

Scents of melted mozzarella and seasoned meats beckon diners to specialty pizzas, fresh salads, and an array of subs and sandwiches

Up to 50% Off Pizza at House of Philly

Falls Church

$30 $15

Pizza, calzones, gourmet subs, gyros, and pasta

Up to 48% Off at Frozen Dairy Bar and Boardwalk Pizza

Falls Church

$41.45 $22

(124)

Salad and chicken wings join hand-tossed New York–style pizzas

Up to 51% Off at Sea Side Crab House

Falls Church

$32.48 $17

Meals for two or four include spring rolls and fried rice or wok-tossed entrees, such as crab fried rice; cooked crawfish also available

Up to 44% Off Shellfish at New Orleans Cajun Seafood

Seven Corners

$19.50 $11

(52)

Fresh clams or mussels with soup or salad, or one or two dozen oysters

Half Off at Italian Cafe

Falls Church

$40 $20

(48)

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

45% Off at Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

$20 $11

(17)

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

43% Off German Brunch at Biergarten Haus

Washington

$30 $17

(338)

Bar named one of DC’s best by the Washington Post invites patrons to brunch on weekends with authentic German food and beer

47% Off Gastropub Fare at Drafting Table

Logan Circle - 14th Street

$30 $16

(97)

Small, well-executed plates of fried pickles, croque monsieur, and bacon wrapped dates pair well with craft beers and wine

40% Off Sushi and Asian-Fusion Meal at Fujimar Restaurant

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$97 $58

Sashimi-grade, sustainable seafood such as flaky, buttery Hawaiian mero fish shipped in fresh from the West Coast pairs with house wine

Up to 44% Off Subway Sandwiches

Subway

$19.58 $11

Freshly baked bread holds tasty ingredients such as meatballs, turkey breast, provolone cheese, and vegetables

Up to $36 Off Latin American Cuisine at Rumba Cafe

Adams Morgan

$40 $22

(118)

Guests share Latin American tapas such as arepas, mofongo, and patacon rumba

Up to a 43% Off Belgian Meal with Draft Beers at Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

$68 $39

The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and Belgian-style fries amid red drapes and exposed brick

40% Off at Pizza Mart

Adams Morgan

$10 $6

Chefs dish out famous jumbo slices, along with standard-sized pizzas topped with ingredients like roasted garlic, spinach, and feta

Up to 47% Off Asian Cuisine at Absolute Noodle

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $16

(53)

Asian restaurant specializing in noodle dishes such as shrimp tempura, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach tossed with fettuccine

45% Off Indian Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

$82 $45

(222)

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

45% Off at Tsunami Sushi & Lounge

Logan Circle - Shaw

$40 $22

Fresh crab, tuna, and salmon shine in inventive maki rolls alongside grilled Japanese dishes at a chic nightlife destination

Half Off Italian Mediterranean Cuisine at Lillies Restaurant and Bar

Lillies Cafe

$30 $15

(46)

Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

45%Off Ramen Dinner for Two at TAAN Noodles

Adams Morgan

$44 $24

(67)

Enjoy appetizers such as shrimp rolls or spicy squid salad, plus bowls of duck confit, vegan, or pork belly ramen and a choice of dessert

Half Off New American Cuisine at Pound The Hill

Capitol Hill

$30 $15

(129)

Gourmet meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes pair with craft beers and boutique wines amidst exposed brick walls and soft lighting

Half Off at Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

$30 $15

(67)

Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

Up to 52% Off a Cherry Blossom Dinner or Brunch at Mezè

Adams Morgan

$86 $49

(166)

Celebrate DC's cherry-blossom blooms with a themed tasting menu, or eat and drink as much as you desire at a two-hour brunch

40% Off Indian Food at Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

52% Off Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

$22.75 $11

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

Half Off Classic Diner Food at American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

$12 $6

(101)

Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

Up to 45% Off Indian Cuisine at Indique

Cleveland Park

$40 $22

(553)

Inventive Indian dishes include tandoori salmon, grilled lamb chops marinated with house spices, and soft breads served with vegetable stew

Up to 60% Off at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar 

H Street - NoMa

$189 $79

(117)

Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

Up to 51% Off a Sandwich Meal at White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$26.26 $13

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

49% Off Beverages

Washington

$19.75 $10

Café pours out espresso, crafts lattes using organic and soy milks, and blends fruit smoothies

Up to 59% Off Soul Food at Langston Bar & Grille

Kingman Park

$68 $30

(74)

Southern-style feasts of fried fish, chicken and waffles, and grits served in a cozy lounge space with patio seating and a full-service bar

Up to 52% Off Ethiopian Cuisine at Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

$24 $12

(14)

Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

50% Off Brunch and Drinks at fed Restaurant

Adams Morgan

$60 $29.99

Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys; unlimited upscale American brunch made with locally sourced, organic ingredients, plus live music

Half Off Indian Food at Aatish on the Hill

Capitol Hill

$6 $3

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $15

(20)

Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

45% Off at Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

$50 $27.50

(220)

Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Uptown Tap House

Washington

$40 $22

(81)

As 20 HD TVs play the latest sports in the dining room, the pub’s cooks tirelessly craft their upscale take on classic bar food

Shaw's Tavern – Up to 50% Off Gastropub Cuisine 

U Street - Cardozo

$50 $25

(207)

Brick walls and rustic wood accents surround feasts of Angus burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, sweet St. Louis ribs, and jambalaya risotto

Up to 50% Off Twist Restaurant and Lounge

Georgetown

$20 $10

Miniature beef Wellington crowns tables with house-made mushroom ravioli & crab cakes in lemon grain mustard sauce in chic hotel dining room

Up to 47% Off at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Adams Morgan

$30 $16

(579)

Authentic Ethiopian décor surrounds diners as they use flat injera bread to scoop up traditional stew-like dishes that vary in spiciness

Up to 31% Off Burgers or Brunch

U Street

$56.45 $39

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

Up to 51% Off Tapas and Sangria at Panache Restaurant

Panache

$79.80 $39

(161)

Crab croquettes, scallop ceviche, and petite filet mignon are served next to refreshing sangria at eatery with bold red-and-white décor

45% Off Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

(166)

Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

Up to 60% Off Italian Dinner or Lunch at Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

$169 $69

(166)

An award-winning chef recreates Tuscan flavors from her family's Italian-style trattoria

Up to 50% Off Wings at DC Wings

Washington

$20 $11

Jumbo traditional wings and boneless wings served by the pound and coated in such sauces as hot garlic, citrus chipotle, and Mouth on Fire

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon

Paper Moon

$40 $22

(276)

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

50% Off Latin American Cuisine and Margaritas at El Tamarindo

Adams Morgan

$40 $20

(202)

Authentic Salvadoran pupusas and tamales served with other Latin American dishes in a colorful, lively setting

Up to 50% Off at Le Mediterranean Bistro

Fairfax

$40 $20

(33)

Bourgundian snails with garlic butter and oyster mushrooms, Pyrénées Mountain trout amandine, and pistachio-crusted rack of lamb

45% Off at Bernie's Delicatessen & Gourmet Market

Fairfax

$10 $5.50

(139)

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

50% Off at Minerva Indian Cuisine

Fairfax

$30 $15

(239)

Traditional Indian food from various regions of India, prepared by chefs hailing from each region

45% Off Indian Cuisine at Bombay Bistro

Fairfax

$30 $16.50

(117)

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

Half Off Hibachi Cuisine at Samurai Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar

University Mall

$40 $20

New york strip steak in Samurai sauce; shrimp, chicken, and vegetables grilled tableside by hibachi chefs

43% Off Indian Cuisine at Curry Mantra 3

Vienna

$30 $17

Traditional Indian dishes that incorporate a variety of different curries and entrees cooked in charcoal tandoori ovens

48% Off Indian Cuisine at Diya Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet

Tysons Central 7

$80 $42

(35)

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

45% Off Italian Food at Assaggi Osteria

Mc Lean

$40 $22

(50)

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

Up to 49% Off at PizzaPass

Bethesda

$24 $14

Family-friendly restaurant with unlimited pizza, pasta, and salad bar, including classics and speciality pizzas

Half Off at The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Bethesda

Bethesda

$30 $15

(31)

Globetrotting wine selection pairs with Latin American cuisine fusing Colombian, Peruvian, and Argentine influences

Up to 42% Off French Mediterranean Food at Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

$92 $54

(172)

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

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Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

191 American Way
Fort Washington,
MD
US

Flame-kiss the fresh-ingredientful menu and your fellow diners with a hot, saucy starter of the vegetable spring rolls (with Thai chili sauce, $9), and then dive into the meat of the menu with a full order of steamed pei mussels ($18). A trip to a grill is lacking without a skewer of meaty meat pieces, so have a combo skewer platter with impaled and roasted steak, shrimp, chicken, and vegetables ($28). Celebrate the waterfront views with an order of jumbo lump-crab cakes ($32) and a side of lobster macaroni ($10). All entrees come with a choice of two sauces, which range in intensity from sleepy baby to Al Pacino plays the Devil, including apricot tarragon, sweet Thai chili, blackberry demi, red-pepper aioli, green tomatillo, chipotle-mango chutney, and abominable snowman.

171 Waterfront Street
Fort Washington,
MD
US

The high levels of artificial preservatives and chemicals in modern pizza are the number-two cause of crow’s feet and dry mouth in America. Today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of fresh, organic pizza for $10 at zpizza, an oasis of natural, full-flavored pie in a wasteland of modern preservatives. zpizza offers bubbly pizza that’s safe for vegans, vegetarians, the gluten-shy, and snooty gourmands. Handcrafted rusticas join hot and cold sandwiches, crisp salads, and pasta on a menu full of organic options.A: Awful pizza. B: Bad Pizza. C: Crummy Pizza. D: Dad, I don’t eat pizza, I’m vegan now. E: Eat it, Stephanie, your mother worked hard on that pizza. F: Forgivably bad pizza, made by enthusiastic children.G: Gosh, this pizza is bad. H: Hey, everybody! I found an almost-untouched pizza on the bus!I: Insufficient portions of pizza. J: Just kidding, I’m not dying. I just wanted you to come over because I can’t finish this pizza. K: King Ralph wouldn’t even eat this pizza, and Wikipedia defines him as an “easy-going slob”! L: Lackluster pizza. M: Mediocre pizza.N: Not very good pizza. O: Okay pizza. P: Pizza (Italian, pronounced pit.tsa) is a world-popular dish of Italian origin, made with an oven-baked, flat, generally round bread that is often covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and cheese. Other toppings are added according to region, culture, or personal preference. Originating from Italian cuisine, the dish has become popular in many different parts of the world. A shop or restaurant that primarily makes and sells pizzas is called a pizzeria. The phrases pizza parlor, pizza place, and pizza shop are used in the United States. The term pizza pie is dialectal, and pie is used for simplicity in some contexts, such as among pizzeria staff.Q: Quietly hand me the pizza, and no harm will come to your beloved tarantula. R: Respectable pizza. S: Satisfactory pizza. T: Tony! Why come’a you don’t talk’a with’a fake Italian accent for the nice’a customers? U: Unexpectedly good pizza.V: Very good pizza. W: Whoah, who made this pizza, an angel? X: X-rays are a government conspiracy to increase your xenophobia and make you purchase xylophones. Y: Yikes! This pizza is so good it’s scary! Z: (see above)

9451 Lorton Market St
Lorton,
VA
US

At the Osprey’s Landing at Belmont Bay, massive arching windows bathe the dining room’s polished wood in natural light, a visual complement to the elegant, locally inspired cuisine that leaves the kitchen. Chefs transform ingredients from the nearby bay into crab cakes and seafood risotto. For dessert, peach melba is crafted from fruit from the nearby Charred Farm and crème fraîche ice cream.

On the golf course outside, groomed fairways intertwine with the natural obstacles presented by the Occoquan River and its surrounding National Wildlife Refuge. The Audubon-certified, par 70 course slopes and rolls through the ample greenery that surrounds it, punctuated by sand traps. One hole finishes beneath an old-fashioned, steel-and-stone railroad bridge over which the occasional locomotive still rumbles, providing a cover for sudden urges to shout the name of childhood sleighs.

401 Belmont Bay Dr
Woodbridge,
VA
US

BGR The Burger Joint’s burgers start with high-quality ingredients—most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Legendary Burger, which includes gourmet toppings such as avocado, applewood bacon, and grilled jalapenos. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.

Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries—from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries—be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.

8420 Old Keene Mill Rd
Springfield,
VA
US

The menu at Austin Grill represents more than 20 years worth of authentic, time-tested Tex-Mex favorites seasoned with 15 different homemade salsas, sauces, and dressings. A belly-filling roadhouse burrito wraps a fresh flour tortilla around seasoned ground beef and beans, all topped with a drizzle of chili con queso and served with a side of rice ($11.99 at lunch, $11.49 at dinner). Put off cumbersome decision-making and sample the country western flavors of the Joe Ely Big Combo, a medley of a grilled chicken taco, a beef barbacoa enchilada with ancho chili sauce, and a hand-rolled chicken tamale topped with Texas chili ($14.99). A multi-colored Bevo Salad blends house greens, cotija cheese, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, corn relish, and crispy tortilla strips in tangy cilantro-lime vinaigrette ($7.99 at lunch, $9.99 at dinner). Mosey in on the weekends to lasso southern brunch specials such as the Austin eggs benedict ($11.49) and cornmeal pancakes with eggs and bacon ($9.59). Diners with more particular palates can direct their eyes toward the lengthy gluten-free menu.

8430 Old Keene Mill Rd
Springfield,
VA
US