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Best of Arlington 2019

Barley Mac

Best for Date Night

Photo by Michael Ventura

When it comes to a hot date, it’s all about you and your significant other. You don’t want a froufrou place with stuffy servers, a deafening club or a dump that registers zero on the atmosphere scale. This Rosslyn gastropub strikes just the right balance with excellent cocktails, industrial-meets-rustic design (ask for one of the cozy booths) and attentive service. The menu includes straight shooters like nicely charred wood-fired pizzas, pan-seared branzino with lemon and fresh herbs, lamb-and-veal lasagna, and a juicy burger with smoked provolone and onion jam. Start by sharing an order of coccoli—airy dough balls tossed in truffle honey and served with stracchino cheese and prosciutto.

–David Hagedorn


Other top vote-getters:

Ambar Clarendon
Green Pig Bistro
The Liberty Tavern
Lyon Hall