Food & Drink
Best Restaurant Décor
If you want to be enchanted, climb the stairs to Eventide’s second floor for a seat in the main dining room designed by owners Peter Pflug, Nick Langman and Nick Freshman.
“You feel totally removed from the rest of Arlington. The space has the feel of a restaurant in Manhattan or Chicago,” says regular diner and Falls Church resident Eric Malawer.
Originally constructed in 1925, the former Odd Fellows Hall certainly gave the partners plenty to work with. Prior to the restaurant’s opening in early 2009, they stripped the 18-foot-tall walls of the historic building to reveal textured terra-cotta block. With theatrical flair, up went massive crystal chandeliers and sweeping floor-to-ceiling velvet drapes. Pflug created the room’s magnificent studded, girder-like columns, as well as the innovative armrests of the granite-topped booths, which swivel out for easy entry and exit. Entrées on Chef Adam Barnett’s modern American menu range from $19 to $28.
3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-276-3165, www.eventiderestaurant.com