Now Open: Rosa Mexicano, Circa Tysons, Puzukan Tan and More

Find open-faced tamales, Lao flying noodles, whole branzino and maple old fashioneds at these new dining spots.
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Several new concepts and brand expansions have recently launched in and around Arlington, including Silver Diner in Ballston. (Photo courtesy of Silver Diner)

Arlington has long been a destination for great restaurants, with new spots popping up on a weekly—and sometimes daily—basis. Here are some of the most recent additions to the area.

Silver Diner

The Clarendon location of this locally founded eatery may have closed, but both its staff and its decidedly retro vibe have merely moved down the street. Silver Diner’s new Ballston location features indoor and outdoor seating, free two-hour parking (with validation) and a full bar. It also carries a robust menu of shakes, appetizers and all-day fare, such as the lumberjack breakfast (silver dollar pancakes, eggs, meat, home fries) and bacon blue burger (onion straws, A-1, honey mustard). As for cocktails, take a peek at the deluxe mimosas and the Tropical Sidecar (Hennessy cognac, Grand Marnier, mango mix). And if you’re feeling nostalgic about the Clarendon dining room, its contents are being auctioned off through Dec. 22. Opened: Dec. 14. // 4400 Wilson Blvd., Arlington 

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The new Pentagon City location of Rosa Mexicano carries more than 100 types of tequila and agave-based spirits. (Photo courtesy of Rosa Mexicano)

Rosa Mexicano

The nearly 40-year old brand that started in New York has carved out a new home inside the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, moving in to the space formerly occupied by Sugar Factory. The Mexican eatery sports an expansive patio and a bar, carrying more than 100 types of tequila and related spirits. Nibble on black bean and cheese empanadas, shrimp ceviche or guacamole made tableside. Or dive into something more substantial, such as duck carnitas enchiladas (red guajillo chile sauce, cotija cheese, chihuahua cheese) or roasted mushroom huarache (black beans, sautéed spinach, chile pasilla salsa, epazote). And if you can’t decide on a cocktail or dessert to close out the evening, try both in one: the margarita lime tart folds Corralejo Reposado tequila, triple sec and lime zest into an árbol graham cracker crust and tops things off with whipped cream. Opened: Dec. 12. // 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington 

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Él Bebe joins The Boro in Tysons with taco platters and cheekily named cocktails. (Photo by Rey Lopez)

Él Bebe

This new spot for Mexican street fare is the concept’s first location in Virginia; its Navy Yard storefront opened in 2019. The eatery joins the lineup at The Boro in Tysons, now home to dozens of eateries, shops and services. From chef Michael Huff—culinary director of Metropolitan Hospitality Group (Circa, Salt, Open Road)—comes a menu loaded with apps, taco platters and platos grandes such as open-faced tamales (pork carnitas, green-tamale masa, refried beans) and camarones diablos (grilled shrimp, salsa diabla, pickled jalapenos). Beverage director Paul Williams adds several margs (frozen and otherwise) and cocktails to the list, including the My Paloma is Smoking (Banhez mezcal, aperol, fresh grapefruit). Opened: Dec. 5. // 8354 Broad St., McLean

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Circa, known for its wild mushroom flatbread and tuna poke nachos, opened in Tysons in December. (Photo by Rey Lopez)


Circa, another Metropolitan Hospitality Group concept, debuted in Dupont Circle in 2007. Though that location and its Chinatown storefront are now shuttered, the brand has witnessed a significant expansion over the past several years, with four locations in D.C. and Virginia. The Tysons outpost, situated immediately beside Él Bebe at The Boro, offers new additions and old favorites such as tuna poke nachos (sesame-ginger marinade, wasabi-avocado cream, tobiko) and wild mushroom flatbread (arugula, pesto, truffle oil). Find low-proof cocktails and other drinks on the bar list, also from beverage director Paul Williams, including the Purple Rain (Hanson of Sonoma habanero vodka, blueberry-habanero shrub) and a maple old fashioned. And don’t skip the pumpkin cheesecake and brioche bread pudding—a portion of dessert sales at Circa and Él Bebe will benefit Inova Children’s Hospital. Opened: Dec. 5. // 1675 Silver Hill Drive, Tysons


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Khun Yai Thai

This new eatery off Langston Boulevard bills itself as “homestyle Thai cuisine made by Grandma.” The restaurant replaces Ghin Na Ree Thai and is owned by the family behind the long-running Thai Pilin restaurants in Falls Church and Tysons. On the expansive menu, find kanom jeeb dumplings (chicken, shrimp and crabmeat), som tum papaya salad (string beans, carrots, tomato, crushed peanuts), roasted duck red curry (bamboo shoots, pineapple, coconut milk) and more. Opened: Nov. 7. // 2509 N. Harrison St., Arlington

Puzukan Tan

From brothers Sunghoon and Kibum Kim comes this Korean barbecue destination featuring hybrid charcoal-and-gas grills, and dry-aged meats. The Falls Church eatery is the newest addition to a growing restaurant group that also includes Puzukan in Alexandria and Rateba Grill and Ramen in Fairfax. The menu presents a variety of meats (beef and pork) to be cooked at the table, as well as bacon-kimchi fried rice, spicy ramen and the Butcher’s Omakase: a pre-fixe meal with house salad, crunchy potato pancakes, bulgogi sushi, four meats and bingsoo. Opened: Oct. 5. // 8114 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church

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New York-based seafood concept Seamore’s brings curry mussels, Virginia littleneck clams and other sustainable seafood options to Clarendon. (Photo courtesy of Seamore’s)


Seamore’s, a James Beard Smart Catch Leader, opened its first Virginia location this fall in Clarendon. Take your pick of appetizers like firecracker cauliflower (sweet chili aioli, sesame seeds) and steamed Virginia littlenecks, then move on to mains such as red curry mussels (scallion, mint, basil) with fries, or Baja fish tacos (seared or crispy), or simply grilled fresh catch with your choice of sides. For dessert, enjoy a churro ice-cream sandwich, made with caramel-chocolate-chunk ice cream, caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar. Opened: Sept. 28. // 2815 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington

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Junction’s decor in Mosaic pays tribute to Hollywood blockbusters. (Photo courtesy of LeadingDC)


Since the original Junction Bakery & Bistro opened in Del Ray in 2016, the brand has expanded to Capitol Hill, Chevy Chase and now the Mosaic District. The Merrifield location—from Common Plate Hospitality (Mason Social, Urbano) and Rex Management (Landini Brothers, Pop’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream)—celebrates cinematic history with a mammoth mural and a 20-foot-by-20-foot projection screen. From the all-day menu, consider the falafel bowl (mixed lentils, sumac pickled beets, harissa labneh), Thai street noodles (shredded chicken, vermicelli, coconut), California toast (avocado puree, roasted mushroom, toasted almonds) and an array of other brunchy and suppertime foods. Cocktails? They have those too, including Peruvian sangria (pisco, white wine, Cocchi Americano) and the Mezcalero Negroni (mezcal, Campari, nitro cold brew). Opened: Sept 28. // 2985 District Ave., Suite 115, Fairfax

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Wine shop and bistro Pirouette opened in Ballston in September. (Photo courtesy of Pirouette)


Wine-driven restaurant” Pirouette brings charred radicchio and reasonably priced wines to Ballston. The wine shop-and-bistro hybrid, by first-time restaurant owners Jackie and Philippe Loustaunau, features a menu from executive chef Adam Hoffa (formerly with D.C. restaurants Fiola and St. Anselm) that includes house-made pasta and whole branzino (scallop and espelette mousse, cremini mushrooms). And wines are available by the glass, bottle and half-bottle. Opened: Sept. 16. // 4000 Fairfax Drive, Suite C, Arlington


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Arlington’s Cherrydale neighborhood welcomed Laotian eatery Tuna this fall, in the space formerly occupied by Maneki Neko Express (its Falls Church sister restaurant remains open). Owner Sak “Tuna” Vong recommends “signature” menu options Lao flying noodles (Wagyu meatballs, shrimp, Lao sausage, egg) Lao papaya salad (shrimp, tomatoes, chilies) and chirashi, a sashimi rice platter. Opened: Sept. 1. // 3813 Langston Blvd., Arlington

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Kura Sushi in Tysons sports a beverage-serving robot named Kur-B. (Photo by Emily J. Davis for Kura Sushi)

Kura Sushi

Known for its revolving bar of nigiri and maki, Kura Sushi launched its first Virginia location this month with a Tysons storefront. Find more than 140 items on the menu (spicy garlic popcorn shrimp rolls, beef udon, taiyaki ice cream) from this brand with roots in 1970s Japan. And get ready for robots—Kur-B the KuraBot will be whizzing by your table to serve you beverages. Opened: Sept. 1. // 8461 Leesburg Pike Suite C, Tysons 

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls

Keep the summer going at this new seafood stop in Shirlington. The eatery offers several spins on the classic lobster roll, as well as lobster BLTs and shrimp rolls, plus clam chowder, potato salad and lobster mac and cheese. Born in Annapolis in 2014, the company also has locations in D.C., Reston and Annapolis. “Arlington is unique; it has a small town feel and patrons are loyal to local businesses,” co-owner Taj McCree said in a press release. Opened: Aug. 18. // 4017 Campbell Ave., Arlington (Shirlington)


Find a variety of lobster rolls and other seafood classics at Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls in Shirlington. (Photo by Helen Norman)


Satisfy your craving for hot chicken and pork belly bao at this Ballston destination for Asian street food. The Florida-based chain serves a robust menu of small plates, rice and noodle dishes, and treats (say yes to the doughnuts). Thirsty? Choose something from the lengthy list of craft cocktails, sake, whiskey, beer, wine and zero-proof quaffs. Opened: Aug. 4. // 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 0170, Arlington (Ballston)


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With this Mosaic District storefront, the Indian fast-casual brand from “lifelong besties” Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod now has four locations in the DMV. Stop in for the Tikka Chance on Me (chicken tikka, tomato-garlic sauce, sauteed spinach, rice, mint-cilantro chutney) or Goa Your Own Way (spiced beef, coconut ginger sauce, basmati rice, green beans, pickled onions, chutney, roasted lentils). And consider a “fast-casual” date night: They’ve got cocktails. Opened: July 30. // 2905 District Avenue Suite 160, Fairfax (Mosaic District)


Come for the shishito peppers, stay for the mochi at sushi outpost Kusshi. The new addition to Westpost, with a sister location in Bethesda, is named for the Kusshi oyster. Find those (served by the half- or full dozen) as well as several other starters, entrees and sushi combos on the menu. And if you’re feeling fancy, opt for omakase, a multi-course meal designed by the chef. Opened: July 1. // 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington (Pentagon City)

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Sample cauliflower fettucine and a vodka drink known as the Incensed Sailor at Clarendon hotspot Bar Ivy. (Photo by Scott Suchman)

Bar Ivy

From veteran restaurateurs Greg Algie and chef Nathan Beauchamp comes this breezy West Coast-style eatery. Both Beauchamp and executive chef Jonathan Till have roots at Alexandria restaurants (Restaurant Eve and Evening Star, respectively). Pull up to a table, grab a seat at the bar or relax on the leafy patio and dive into brandade and dandelion croquettes, watermelon poke, cauliflower fettucine or icebox cake. As for liquid indulgences? Try the Purpletini (Empress 1908 Gin, creme de violette, rose vermouth, sour flower water) or the Incensed Sailor (vanilla-infused vodka, grapefruit, pink sea salt). Opened: June 29. // 3033 Wilson Blvd. Suite 115R, Arlington (Clarendon)


Why reach for a corn dog when there’s a Korean rice dog available? The fried concoction on a stick comes in several varieties at this new Ballston Quarter food stall (one of some two dozen locations across the country), including sweet potato and sausage with cheddar. And don’t forget to try the egg toast; the “classic” comes with scrambled eggs on brioche toast with sriracha mayo and ranch. Opened: June 9. // 4238 Wilson Blvd. Suite 118, Arlington (Ballston) 

Maman Joon

The McLean location of this Persian kabob house, which shares a space and a founder with Z Burger, is the first in the Commonwealth. Feast on dolmeh, falafel and daily specials that include lamb shank and filet mignon kabob. And consider letting your mother know about the place; the restaurant’s name roughly translates as “Dear Mom.” Opened: June 30. // 1408 Chain Bridge Road, McLean

UnCommon Luncheonette

Co-owner Joon Yang (American Prime, Epic Smokehouse) and chef Jon Mathieson (2941, BLT Steak) form the duo behind this Manhattan-style diner in Clarendon. Snag breakfast starting at 7 a.m., or swing by for lunch before the kitchen wraps up in the afternoon. What’s on the menu? An uncommon number of comforting options, from biscuits and gravy to breakfast poutine to the Nashville hot chicken sandwich. Opened: May 4. // 1028 N. Garfield St., Arlington (Clarendon)

Buena Vida Gastrolounge

After closing earlier this year for a revamp, Mexican eatery Buena Vida is back with a modified name and a new concept. The tri-level restaurant from Ivan Iricanin and Street Guys Hospitality (Ambar) first opened in 2019 with taqueria TTT on the first floor, upscale Buena Vida on the second, and a breezy rooftop bar. After pivoting to a carry-out focus led by TTT during the pandemic, the restaurant temporarily closed and made several changes; the entire restaurant now serves an unlimited tasting menu designed by Mexico City-bred chef Jaime Pelayo. Choose from shrimp chamoyada (poached shrimp, jicama, roasted peanuts, golden beef noodles, sweet potato), lamb barbacoa (slow-roasted with pickled cabbage, scallion, radish), mushroom quesadillas and more than three dozen other small plates. And beginning later this month, take in aerial views of Arlington and D.C. from its soon-to-reopen rooftop lounge. Opened: April 19. // 2900 Wilson Blvd #103, Arlington (Clarendon)

Quincy Hall

This Ballston beer hall and pizza place was in the works for nearly three years before unveiling its tavern-style pizzas and deep menu of ales last month. Pop by from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and enjoy happy hour specials, including $5 rail drinks and discounted pints. Opened: April 15. // 4001 Fairfax Drive, Arlington (Ballston)

The Union

This McLean-based, family-owned restaurant opened a second location in Arlington in April. The eatery is helmed by Giridhar Sastry, who draws on his Indian heritage and international travels for the brand’s eclectic fare. Find Mumbai panini (chaat masala, cilantro chutney, Havarti cheese, veggies), calamari with Lebanese garlic sauce and sesame wings on the menu. Opened: April 4. // 3811 Fairfax Drive, Arlington (Virginia Square)

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Westpost newcomer Nighthawk dishes out thin-crust pies, Wagyu beef hot dogs and low-ABV brews. (Photo by Hawkeye Johnson)

Nighthawk Brewery & Pizza

Feel like a Saved by The Bell cast member at this pizza and beer destination in Westpost (formerly Pentagon Row) from chef Johnny Spero (Michelin starred-Reverie), restaurateur Scott Parker and Aslin Beer Co. Highlights include littleneck clam pies, Wagyu beef hot dogs and low-ABV brews. Opened: March 24. // 1201 S. Joyce St. C10, Arlington (National Landing)


From chef Thomas Harvey comes a Falls Church comfort-food spot that is steeped in nostalgia, from its checkered floors to its vintage Coca-Cola signs. In addition to an array of breakfast sandwiches, appetizers and indulgent entrees, find a well-stocked market with beers, wines (p.s. they have a wine club) and prepared foods to dive into at home. Opened: March 14. // 513 W. Broad St., Falls Church City

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In May, Falls Church comfort-food outpost Harvey’s began serving brunch, including steak frites with a sunny side-up egg and IPA aioli. (Photo courtesy of Harvey’s)

Brass Rabbit

Carrot “fries” and lettuce wraps are the order of the day at this Clarendon restaurant and nightspot from restaurateur Reese Gardner, the name behind Copperwood Tavern, Dudley’s Sport & Ale, The Pinemoor, Quinn’s on the Corner. Suggestion: Order a wild berry bramble (Empress gin, muddled berries, wild berry seltzer) beside its mini rabbit-themed gallery. Opened: March 22. // 1210 N. Garfield St., Arlington (Clarendon)


After a two-year, pandemic-related hiatus, this Tysons food hall reopened with some new concepts in the lineup. Pick up a sashimi bowl at Japanese emporium Donburi, a mushroom and onion slice from Andy’s Pizza and, on weekends, pan-African soul food from Hedzole. Opened: March 22. // 2001 International Drive, 3rd Floor, McLean (Tysons)

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Rosslyn food hall Assembly got a new member in March with Fog Point Oysters & Seafood, whose menu includes Maryland crab soup, Scottish salmon and mussels. (Courtesy of Fog Point Oysters & Seafood)

Fog Point Oysters & Seafood

Rosslyn food hall Assembly added a new dining option in March with full-service coastal food outpost Fog Point Oysters & Seafood. Savor shucked-to-order oysters, Maryland crab soup, and cocktails that include a fresh take on a mint julep. Opened: March 15. // 1700 N. Moore St., Arlington (Rosslyn)

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The Falls Church location of Taco Rock includes a sizeable patio. (Photo by Connor Reed)

Taco Rock

The taqueria from restaurateur Mike Cordero unveiled its third location in March as part of the redeveloped Birch and Broad complex in Falls Church. The 2,815-square-foot eatery features puffy beef tacos, cream-filled churros and a spacious outdoor patio. Opened: March 8. // 1116 W. Broad St., Falls Church City 

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Korean fast-casual restaurant Seoulspice serves a gluten-free menu with loads of bowl and “kurrito” options. (Photo by Scott Suchman; Food styling by Nichole Bryant)


Get your fill of “kurritos” at this Korean fast-casual concept in Rosslyn from chef Eric Shin. The gluten-free, vegan-friendly restaurant includes a variety of options for its custom bowls, from purple rice to ginger-carrot sauce. Opened: Feb. 23. // 1735 N. Lynn St., Suite 106, Arlington (Rosslyn)

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Find mezcal margaritas and papas birrias nachos at the Ballston location of popular D.C. restaurant El Rey, one of the new restaurants in Arlington. (Photo by Mykl Wu)

El Rey

Brothers Ian and Eric Hilton have further cemented their stake in Arlington’s food scene by opening up the first Virginia location of El Rey, a popular D.C. spot for mezcal margaritas and Micheladas. While you linger at their 50-foot bar, dig into the tacos al pastor or papas birrias nachos: fries topped with braised beef, two types of queso and black beans. Opened: December 2021 // 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston)


CarPool has returned to Arlington, not far from where it held court in Ballston from 1995 through 2017, before a brief run in Fair Lakes. Pop by for fried pickles, a chicken waffle sandwich and any of the 24 beers on tap. Plus, you can play all the darts and pinball your heart desires. Opened: December 2021 // 900 North Glebe Rd., Arlington (Ballston)

Mimi’s Handmade Ice Cream

Sharing a name with one of owner Rollin Amore’s daughters, this frosty-treat destination at Westpost (formerly Pentagon Row) sports roughly three dozen ice cream flavors, including bourbon peach, super Oreo and vegan roasted banana. Opened: December 2021 // 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington (Westpost)

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At Inca Social, make sure you check out the swings that scream Instagram moment. (Photo by Eliza Tebo)

Inca Social

Merrifield eatery Inca Social has opened its second location in Rosslyn, offering Peruvian fare (causa, saltados, arroz con pollo) and pisco sours from an expansive dining room on Wilson Boulevard. A must-see? The twin swings near the entrance, surrounded by a floral tapestry. Opened: December 2021 // 1776 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Rosslyn)

Jack’s Ranch

This 11,000-square-foot Tysons restaurant, helmed by Steve Roberts of Texas Jack’s Barbecue, boasts a 360-degree bar, aerial hanging garden and Hell’s Kitchen alum Declan Horgan as executive chef. Among the offerings: Buffalo chicken pizza, arancini and Nutella pizza dough. Opened: November 2021 // 1755 Tysons Central St., Tysons

La Tingeria

Nearly a decade after launching the La Tingeria food truck, David Peña opened the doors to a brick-and-mortar storefront for his chorizo tortas, vegan birria and (eventually?) dinosaur-shaped quesadillas. A struggle with the City of Falls Church over customer parking threatened to shut down the business, but the taqueria appears to be on a solid footing now. “I absolutely [want] to stay here and see how much we can grow,” Peña recently told ARLNow. “This is just the beginning.” Opened: November 2021 // 626 S. Washington St., Falls Church

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If you need a ready-to-go gift item while picking up a quick bite, Poppyseed Rye may have what you’re looking for. (Photo by Eliza Tebo)

Poppyseed Rye

Delicatessen-meets-floral shop Poppyseed Rye is a new addition to the Ballston lunch scene. Feed your avo toast cravings, find marinated tofu on banh mi, or pick up a canned cocktail to sip on site or tote home. Opened: November 2021 // 818 N. Quincy St., Suite 102, Arlington (Ballston)

Pines of Florence

Pines of Florence is back. The family-owned Italian restaurant that once had locations throughout the D.C. area closed its last remaining location, in Alexandria, in 2020. Now, the eatery serving fritto misto and lobster ravioli has a new Arlington location. And watch out for more—co-owner Naveed Mughal says the operating team plans to open sister restaurants down the road. Opened: November 2021 // 2109 N. Pollard St. (Cherrydale)


Traditional Chinese and Korean flavors meet contemporary kitchen trends at Chiko. Its Shirlington location, the first in Arlington, serves several breaks from the ordinary, such as half-a-cado salad, soy-glazed brisket and sesame custard. Opened: November 2021 // 4040 Campbell Ave., Arlington (Shirlington)

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Sure, there are oysters at The Salt Line. But there are also several other divine menu items for the seafood lover, including coddies and fried clam bellies. (Photo by Jennifer Chase)

The Salt Line

Nats fans no longer need to cross the Potomac to savor the flavors of this Navy Yard oyster haven. The Salt Line’s new Ballston location shares many menu items, as well as some exclusives: among them, the Wilson Boulevardier (Sagamore Spirit rye, aperol, Punt e Mes vermouth and orange). Opened: October 2021 // 4040 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston)

Bostan Uyghur Cuisine

This Langston Boulevard restaurant focuses on traditional Uyghur food, native to an ethnic group who lives predominantly in northwest China. Among the offerings are grilled shrimp kababs, Saozi noodles and polo, a blend of meat, carrots, rice and onion cooked slowly in a cast-iron cauldron. Opened: October 2021 // 3911 Langston Blvd., Arlington (Cherrydale)


Santé has replaced Fyve at the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton. The Mediterranean-influenced eatery serves shareables and entrees, such as grilled octopus and roasted branzino. And, in addition to beer and cocktails, choose from 1, 3 and 6-ounce pours of a wide array of wines. Opened: October 2021 // 1250 S Hayes St., Arlington (Pentagon City)

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New Tysons spot Leila sports a patio and lounge, and hosts a weekday happy hour. (Photo by John Robinson)


With Leila, Bikram Keith has brought a vision to life. After touring the world as a DJ with U.K. singer Jay Sean, Keith wanted to create a restaurant and lounge that pays tribute to flavors and cultures from the Middle East, Persian Gulf and Northern India. Here, you can find spreads such as baba ghannouge, tandoor-roasted salmon and baklava on the menu. Consider staying for a while; they have a late-night menu. Opened: October 2021 // 7943b Tysons Corner Center, Tysons

Kamayan Fiesta

The family-owned Filipino eatery has expanded to Falls Church (its sister location is in Springfield), bringing with it chicken adobo, dinuguan (pork blood stew) and pinakbet, a vegetable stir fry with shrimp, okra, eggplant, bitter melon, squash and tomatoes in shrimp paste. Opened: October 2021 // 301 S. Washington St., Falls Church


Wren, an upscale take on an izakaya with Japanese-inspired dishes, is located just steps away from Tysons’ new skypark, The Perch. Among the menu highlights are the sea bass, roast pork ramen and the “seductively boozy Nightcap,” says Arlington Magazine dining critic David Hagedorn. Opened: September 2021 // 1825 Capital One Drive S., Tysons

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Courthouse café Rako serves single-origin coffees and inventive lattes, as well as natural wine. (Press photo)


D.C.-area sisters Lisa and Melissa Gerben have unveiled their first brick-and-mortar shop, not long after launching their roastery in Lorton. The Courthouse storefront plays triple-duty as a coffee shop, all-day café and wine bar, with natural wines on the menu. Opened: August 2021 // 2016 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Courthouse)

Maison Cheryl

Think date night with this petite French-American eatery—which serves an artisanal cheese plate, as well as foie gras and jelly sandwiches—is perfect for date night. On the menu, mains include ratatouille and parmesan polenta, grilled Chilean sea bass and honey lavender duck. And if cronuts aren’t too passé in your book, order one for dessert. Opened: August 2021 // 2900 Wilson Blvd., 104, Arlington (Clarendon)

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