What to Eat and Drink During Arlington Restaurant Week

Feast on daytime and dinner deals at more than 40 area eateries, Oct. 17-24.
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Garlic shrimp at Fog Point in Assembly (Courtesy photo)

Arlington Restaurant Week is back, with more than 40 area restaurants dishing out special deals on lunch and dinner from October 17-24. Below are just a few highlights of what you’ll find sizzling during this weeklong dining bonanza, brought to you by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.  Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants.


Enjoy a prix fixe menu at this 1-year-old Rosslyn food hall. Selections for the three-course meal ($28.95 per person) include Argentinian empanadas, shellfish chowder, garlic shrimp, fried chicken, stir-fried seitan and a host of desserts. In the sweets category, you can’t go wrong with a blondie sundae topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, caramelized walnuts and sprinkles. // 1700 N. Moore St., Arlington (Rosslyn)

Banditos Tacos & Tequila

Snag chips and salsa, as well as any three tacos of your choosing at Banditos, a recently opened taqueria in Westpost (formerly Pentagon Row). Come for an assortment of tacos, from al pastor to bang bang shrimp to chorizo. And stay for the tequila; they’ve got several dozen varieties, with plenty of mezcal choices, too. // 1301 S. Joyce St., Suite D-4, Arlington (Westpost)

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Tacos and margs at Bandito’s in Westpost (Courtesy photo)

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

Perk up your day at Bayou Bakery with some daytime discounts. At breakfast time, grab a 12-ounce brew for $1 with any breakfast sandwich. For lunch, choose among six sammies (normally $7-$11), add a bag of chips and a cold drink for $12. (We recommend the Muff-a-Lotta, loaded with salami, ham, mortadella, provolone and olive salad on a sesame seed roll.) // 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington (Courthouse)

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Bayou Bakery in Courthouse has breakfast and lunch deals, including its ever-popular Muff-a-Lotta. (Photo by Rey Lopez)

Buena Vida Gastrolounge

Buena Vida is sporting three Restaurant Week menus this go-round, for meals in the main restaurant or on the newly reopened rooftop. Take your time (up to two hours, to be exact) while feasting on unlimited small plates for $25 during lunch or $55 at the dinner hour (includes dessert). If you prefer to dine by the light of the sun or moon, try the rooftop menu: For $55, get guacamole, chips and salsa; an appetizer, a main, a dessert and a marg. // 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

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Find unlimited plates and a special rooftop menu at Buena Vida Gastrolounge (Photo courtesy of Buena Vida Gastrolounge)

Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe

Take advantage of a host of deals at Good Company this week: Salads are buy-one, get one free. Sandwich and soup/salad combos are 10% off. And the week brings special menu items such as prime New York strip and potatoes ($35). House wine is available by the glass for $7. Oh, and did we mention there’s a free doughnut with each meal? // 672 N. Glebe Road, Arlington (Ballston)


Satisfy your sweet tooth at Good Company Doughnuts (Courtesy photo)

Maison Cheryl

For a cozy evening, try this French-American cafe that opened its doors last summer. Dive into a three-course dinner ($52 per person), with a small but mighty menu. For starters, consider the chipotle-lime caesar salad or truffle-butter fries, served with parmesan, chive and truffle aioli. Mains include honey-lavender duck breast and the maison burger, finished off with with caramelized onions and bruleed brie. And save room for a treat, such as vanilla-bean cheesecake. (Psst … bottles of wine are $6 off). // 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)


This fast-casual go-to for creative Indian fare, the brainchild of “lifelong besties” Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod, opened in National Landing about a year ago. This deal is best enjoyed with a buddy: for $45, dig into two We Got You bowls, mini samosas, naan, masala-chai chocolate chip cookies and two beverages. Can’t pop in? You can still get the deal with an online order. // 2200 Crystal Drive, Suite F, Arlington (National Landing)


Flavorful bowls and naan at RASA (Photo courtesy of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce)


It’s a good week for a date night at Sfoglina, with a three-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person. Choose from house salad or Tuscan tomato soup for a starter; a selection of pastas or red snapper for an entree; and soft serve or Nonna’s cookies (snickerdoodle, lemon ricotta, chocolate crinkle) to close out the meal. // 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Rosslyn)

Thai Select

Find a friend and enjoy a Restaurant Week feast for $50 that includes two starters, two mains, two drinks and one dessert. Among the menu options are larb gai salad, tom yum soup, orange chicken, panang curry and taro custard. // 1713 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Rosslyn)

Yayla Bistro

Score lunch or dinner deals at this Turkish restaurant in East Falls Church. For a midday meal, get three courses (such as dolma, moussaka and baklava) for $24. The three-course dinner menu includes a few menu swaps, such as lamb chops, for $39. // 2201 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington

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