Food & Drink in Oakton

$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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$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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$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 $14

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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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Five Groupons, Each Good for One Medium 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 $3.40

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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 (48% 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 $42

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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 58% Off)

I-Thai Restaurant & Bar

Tysons West

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

$40 $17

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$12 for $20 Worth of Coal-Fired Pizza, Pasta, and Italian Fare (40% Off)

Coal Fire

Burke

Cooks layer sauces and toppings atop homemade dough crisped in a 900-degree coal-fired oven, as well as craft gourmet sandwiches and pastas

$20 $12

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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 (70% 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 $9

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$17 for $30 Worth of Korean Fare and Sushi at Palace Korean BBQ in Annandale

Palace Korean BBQ

Annandale

Menus written in Korean & English highlight dishes ranging from hearty porridges to meats seared at tableside barbecue pits and sushi

$30 $17

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$29 for a Japanese Prix-Fixe Meal at Honey Pig Izakaya ($59 Value)

Honey Pig Izakaya

Annandale

Enjoy a sampling of Japanese cuisine with bits of nigiri, sushi rolls, shrimp and veggie tempura, and pork belly or bulgogi

$59 $29

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Korean Meal with Salads and Family-Style Dumplings and Chicken for Two or Four at Red Holic (Up to 61% Off)

Red Holic

Annandale

Korean-style fried chicken or marinated sweet-and-sour or soy-sauce chicken complements steamed or fried beef, pork, or veggie dumplings

$66 $26

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$22 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 $22

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Korean Barbecue for Dinner at Annangol (47% 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 $16

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$12 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 $12

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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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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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$12 for $20 Worth of Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie at Red, White & Bleu

Red White & Bleu

Falls Church

International artisan cheeses, including house-marinated feta and cheddar with ale and mustard seed, alongside pâtés and salami

$20 $12

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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 52% 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 $15

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Dine-In or Carryout Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern Cuisine at Jerusalem Restaurant (35% 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 $26

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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 50% Off)

Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

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

$30 $15

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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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Indian Dinner for Two, or Carry-Out at SupperClub of India (Up to 53% Off)

SupperClub of India

Herndon

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

$30 $14

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$100 for $150 Worth of Party Food or Catering at Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

Northern Virginia

Stone-baked pizzas, hoagies, and calzones served in a fun, creative environment; vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kids’ options available

$150 $100

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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 $23 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 $23

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Chinese Lunch or Dinner for Two at Hunan East Restaurant (Up to 47% 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 $11

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Brunch for Two or Four with Entrees, Sides, and Waffles at Piero's Corner (47% 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 $19

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Seafood and Fusion Dinner Cuisine at The Ice House Cafe (40% 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 $24

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Continental Cuisine for Dinner at Russia House Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Russia House Restaurant

Herndon

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

$40 $20

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$9.99 for a Triple D Burger Combo with Fries and a Drink at BGR The Burger Joint ($15.77 Value)

The Burger Joint

Multiple Locations

Crowd-favorite burger topped with bacon, fried egg, cheese, and grilled jalapenos comes to the menu full time

$15.77 $9.99

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$29.99 for Indian Dinner for Two Including One Appetizer, Two Entrees and Two Desserts at Cafe Taj (52% Off)

Cafe Taj

McLean

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

$58.43 $28

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Pizza Dinner with Garlic Bread and Salad for Carry-Out or Dine-In from Red Tomato Pizzeria (Up to 47% 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 $22

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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 $22

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$25 for $40 Worth of Products at Classic Wines of Great Falls

Classic Wines of Great Falls

Great Falls

The shop stocks its merchandise with an eye toward both quality and quantity

$40 $25

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$16 for $30 Worth of Meat and Seafood at Springfield Butcher

Springfield Butcher

Springfield

Butchers bundle up fresh, hand-cut filet mignon, housemade sausage, and jumbo-lump crab cakes

$30 $16

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Winery Cellar Tour, Artisan Cheese Board, and Wine Glasses for Two or Four at Grayhaven Winery LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Grayhaven Winery LLC

Gum Spring

Tour the cellar of one of the oldest wineries in Virginia: learn about winemaking, sample artisan cheeses, and take home wine glasses

$46 $23

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$12 for $20 Worth of Shellfish and Seafood at Chasin' Tails Cajun Seafood & Bar

Chasin' Tails Cajun Seafood & Bar

Arlington/Falls Church

Crawfish, shrimp, snow-crab legs, and blue crabs prepared Cajun-style or with their signature Oh Dang sauce

$20 $12

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$249 for Japanese Dinner for a Party of 10 or More at Sushi Rock (Up to $420 Value)

Sushi Rock

Radnor - Arlington Courthouse Metro

Dinner includes 18 appetizers, 10 soups, 16 sushi rolls, and 10 desserts

$420 $249

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Clarendon

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Contemporary American Food and Drink for Two at Bracket Room

Bracket Room

Clarendon - Courthouse

Chefs serve up elevated American pub food inside a custom-designed sports lounge lined with 35 infinity-edge televisions

$20 $12

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American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Potomac Restaurant (Half Off)

Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

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

$50 $25

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International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

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

$10 $5

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Italian Lunch or Dinner for Two at Pines of Italy (Up to 66% Off)

Pines of Italy

Arlington Heights

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

$37.95 $13

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

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

$10 $6

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$20 for $40 Worth of American and International Diner Food at Cesar's Diner

Cesar's Diner

Arlington

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

$40 $18

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10 Espresso Drinks or Chai Lattes with Optional Pastries at The Curious Grape (Up to 51% Off)

The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

Seasonal pastries and 12-ounce lattes, chai lattes, or cappuccinos made using hand-pulled espresso and local organic milk

$31.90 $16

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$16 for $30 Worth of Persian Cuisine at Kabob Bazaar

Kabob Bazaar

Clarendon

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

$30 $17

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Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Zen Bistro & Wine Bar (Up to 37% Off)

Zen Bistro & Wine Bar

Pentagon Row

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

$30 $19

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Bolivian Cuisine During Lunch or Dinner at Sibarita Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Sibarita Restaurant

Lyon Park

Marinated steaks, grilled lamb, fried chicken, and other authenthic Bolivian dishes served in a bright, welcoming setting

$30 $16

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Dine-In Italian Food or Catering from Joe's Place Pizza & Pasta (40% Off)

Joe's Place Pizza & Pasta

Yorktown

Thin-crust or deep-dish Sicilian pizza, calzones, pasta, and subs

$20 $12

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Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asia Bistro- Pentagon Row (Up to 37% Off). Two Options Available.

Asia Bistro

Pentagon Row

Pan-Asian spread includes fresh sushi, Chinese stir-fry, spicy Penang curry, and Korean bone-in ribs

$30 $19

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$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Food at Toscana Grill

Toscana Grill

Arlington

Northern Italian dishes crafted with local produce and herbs

$30 $16

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Vietnamese Food at Saigon Saigon (Up to 37% Off). Two Options Available.

Saigon Saigon

Pentagon Row

Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass-marinated chicken and hanoi beef noodle soup satiate diners nestled into comfy booths

$30 $19

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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 (63% 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 $18

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Ice Cream, or One-year Punch Card for Monthly Pints of Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off)

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Multiple Locations

More than 30 signature flavors in a variety of frozen treats, such as smoothies, sundaes, shakes, and custom cakes

$10 $5.25

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$15 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 $5

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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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150-Wing Party Package, or $55 for $100 Toward a Wing Package from All About Wings

All About Wings

Pick Up Location

Spice up an event with trays of chicken wings coated in rubs and sauces like jerk spice, chili sriracha, chipotle citrus, and garlic pepper

$100 $55

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$12 for $20 Worth of Tex-Mex Cuisine for Two or More at El Cactus

El Cactus

Downtown Manassas

Menu includes tacos such as Angus, chicken, brisket, fish, fried fish, and Korean, as well as burgers, fajitas, turkey subs, and ice cream

$20 $12

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$8 for $15 Worth of Pub Food at Mackey's American Pub

Mackey's American Pub

Mackey's American Pub

Casual American sports bar serves hand-cut steaks, crab soup, and reubens amid televisions and first-floor smoking room

$15 $8

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian American Food and Pizza at Perfect Pizza Company in Manassas

Perfect Pizza Company - Manassas

Manassas

Spicy chicken wings, parmesan-crusted breadsticks, and New York–style pizzas topped with Wisconsin mozzarella and other gourmet ingredients

$20 $12

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Casa Chimayo

Casa Chimayo

Manassas

Entrees include the enchilada de monterrey—spiced chicken and jack cheese in a flour tortilla topped with sour cream

$20 $10

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Chinese Food at Beijing Gourmet Restaurant ($30 Value)

Beijing Gourmet

Manassas

With more than 120 menu items, including sichuan chicken and hunan pork, chefs craft feasts that span China’s broad culinary landscape

$15 $9

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Indian Cuisine at Aroma Indian Cuisine (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Aroma Indian Cuisine

Lorton

Traditional tandoori lamb or chicken entrees and a variety of vegetarian dishes ranging from saag paneer to channa masala

$30 $19

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Mediterranean Food at Bistro LaZeez (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Bistro LaZeez

Bethesda

Freshly grilled Mediterranean bistro food includes lamb chops, beef kafta, and chicken kebabs with signature zesty BLZ sauce

$35 $19

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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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You might momentarily forget your hunger when you step into Curry Mantra's striking, newly expanded dining room, where vivid Indian artwork speckles the warm orange and yellow walls. Your appetite is reawakened, however, when you peer into the large kitchen window and catch sight of juicy morsels of lamb, salmon, and chicken waiting to be cooked in tandoori ovens. When discussing his decision to install a kitchen window with a food critic Tom Sietsema from the Washington Post, owner Asad Sheikh explained, "I want my customers to see what's going on in the tandoor." He's proud of the work that goes on in his kitchen, which earned Curry Mantra a spot on Northern Virginia magazine's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, as well as Washingtonian Magazine's Best of Fairfax 2013. His chefs pull culinary inspiration from all four corners of India, folding lamb, chicken, and seafood into a wide variety of flavorful curries and fiery vindaloos. To craft their goat biryani rice dish, the chefs use a generations-old recipe passed down to Sheikh from his grandmother, peppering aromatic basmati rice and tender goat meat with saffron and nuts.

Silverware clinks against glass tabletops in the dining room, where diners sip on glasses of wine and creamy mango lassi. Come lunchtime, a buffet table will stretch across the room, lined with silver trays of freshly made dishes. On the weekends, the eatery hosts live music, as traditional flutists and drummers play classical Indian music and the theme from Three's Company upon request.

9984 Main Street
Fairfax,
VA
US

Executive chef Gian Piero Mazzi fell in love with food at a young age, when he was growing up in the Liguria region of Italy. His mother’s passion for cuisine planted the seeds for his infatuation, which he cultivated during formal culinary schooling in Florence as well as an internship in France. After honing his skills in the kitchen, Mazzi ventured across the pond, earning new fans stateside when he showcased his recipes at an event at the James Beard House in 2002.

But that was just the beginning. Today, at two locations of Piero's Corner, he and his team hand make an assortment of authentic pastas, including ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster or a blend of spinach and portobello mushrooms. The menu highlights Chef Mazzi's hometown cuisine, with a focus on fresh seafood. Entrees include blackened tilapia and shrimp served with fruit salsa as well as scallops wrapped in prosciutto and arranged on a bed of spaghetti carbonara. Pizzas are made to order and baked in a brick oven, as are calzones stuffed with ingredients such as ricotta, ham, spinach, and tomato sauce. A gluten-free menu features pastas and doughs imported from Italy, whose climate doesn’t support gluten.

Both of Piero's Corner’s locations facilitate mini European getaways, with brick arches framing murals of Italian landscapes, and columns reminiscent of classical architecture supporting their ceilings. In Fairfax, diners can eat or sip wine al fresco beneath red and white umbrellas.

9959 Main St
Fairfax,
VA
US

To say Capital Teas? founders, Manelle and Peter Martino, know tea might be a bit of an understatement. Fifth-generation tea merchant Manelle?s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, was a Dutch tea planter who immigrated in the 1870s to present-day Sri Lanka, where he planted and managed the Diyagama Tea Estate, from which the Martinos now source their Great Grandfather?s tea. Manelle?s family has been in the tea trade ever since, a tradition she has carried to her own specialty tea business, which has boutique locations throughout the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Additionally, Peter has become a popular speaker at World Tea Expos, where he frequently educates and inspires the tea world.

In addition to tea from Sri Lanka, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and herbal infusions from 18 countries including India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya. A sniffing wall dispenses wafts of black, oolong, and green teas, and knowledgeable employees drift around the store?s tasting stations to explain each flavor?s nuances.

Capital Teas also pairs customers with accompaniments such as teapots, infusers, treats, and artisanal honey. In-store patrons may sample free tea samples?which are brewed fresh daily?while online purchasers receive a free sample with every order.

2910 District Avenue
Fairfax,
VA
US

Each of the 100 cupcake flavors served at Cupcakes Actually was conceived by resident pastry chef and self-described cupcake snob Sue. Sue's mastery of mini cakes actually began in her home kitchen, where she often whipped up treats for family and friends. Word-of-mouth made her cupcakes so popular, though, that she and her sister, Jen, decided to open a dedicated cupcake bakery so they could keep up with the orders without outsourcing work to elves. Today, they run not one, but two cupcakeries where the sweet repertoire includes four original basic flavors?chocolate fudge, flourless chocolate, red velvet, and vanilla bean?and a slew of specialty filled and seasonal varieties ranging from banana split to chocolate Guinness. But while cupcakes are the specialty, they aren't the only sweet treats being churned out: Sue and Jen also oversee a gourmet coffee bar, and make breakfast pastries and creamy gelato in-house.

11944 Grand Commons Ave
Fairfax,
VA
US

At Cee Fine Thai Dining, chefs assemble stunningly arranged plates of authentic Thai fare, separating meals and sauces for an interactive dining experience, or arranging disparate components in an artful stack to create a new twist on a familiar dish. This culinary runway show honors Thailand's cooking traditions at every turn, earning kudos from the Washington Post for serving "food that tastes as good as it looks." Flavors such as sweet yellow pineapple complement the spicy red sauce of a roasted-duck curry, and tableside clay pots throw aromatic steam diners’ way to announce a mélange of shrimp, mussels, and rice. Whether enjoyed on the patio or amid the dining room's ripe orange walls, luscious desserts including key-lime pie conclude meals on a tropical note. The restaurant also hosts live music, wine tastings, and cooking classes, helping diners liberate inner chefs and pent-up running men.

9901 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax,
VA
US

Lanterns cast a warm glow through red, orange, and yellow fabrics to illuminate the rich wood accents in Asian Bistro's dining room. Guests sit at polished wooden tables and around an open sushi bar where meticulous chefs slice fresh sashimi and pack sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, shrimp, and eel. In the kitchen, the culinary traditions of Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China, Malaysia, and Indonesia blend together to create flavorful entrees, such as lobster pad thai or Korean-style short ribs. After polishing off gyoza appetizers, guests can insulate yakisoba noodles with unique add-ins of cashews and pineapple, or impress a date by eating miso soup using only one chopstick.

3950 University Dr
Fairfax,
VA
US