Now Open: Assembly, Rasa, Whino and More

Check out Rosslyn's new food hall—plus Indian fast casual, pupusas, pastries and polenta tots with a side of street art.
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Flatbreads at the Assembly in Rosslyn. Photo by Deb Lindsey


Helmed by executive chefs Brian Huston and Cameron Cousin, DMK Restaurants’ 29,000 square-foot food hall above the Rosslyn Metro officially opens this week with a smorgasbord of dining concepts, from a full service oyster bar serving fresh seafood and cocktails to Asian street food, plus a gourmet market offering prepared foods, snacks and provisions for takeaway. Stop by for coffee and pastries, deli sandwiches, diner fare, tacos, grain bowls and a whole lot more. Opens: Aug. 3. // 1700 N. Moore St., Arlington (Rosslyn)


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Lucky Danger. Photo by Anna Meyer

Lucky Danger

After some unexpected delays, Tim Ma and Andrew Chiou’s much-anticipated Chinese-American takeout is finally open in Westpost, and it hits the spot with favorites like crab Rangoon, duck-fried rice, dumplings, lo mein and mapo tofu. See what our dining critic recommends in the way of what to order. Opened: July 21. // 1101 S. Joyce St., Arlington (Westpost)


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Rasa photo by Rey Lopez


You’ll find a bowl-oriented menu at this Indian fast-casual eatery by co-owners Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod. Start with basmati rice and pile on options like chicken tikka, lamb, charred or pickled vegetables, lentils, chutneys and yogurt sauces. Read more about the owners, their menu and their concept here. Opened: July 2. // 2200 Crystal Drive, Arlington (National Landing)


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Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery. Photo by Rey Lopez

Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

Café fare at this bright, new addition to National Landing (a concept by entrepreneur Umber Ahmad that began in New York’s West Village) includes La Colombe coffee, pastries, cookies, focaccia, sandwiches, grain bowls and snacks. Opened: June 19. //1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington (National Landing)


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One of the bars at Whino. Photo by Timothy Yantz


Part restaurant/bar and part art gallery, this late-night spot (open until 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday) on the second floor of Ballston Quarter features cocktails, shareable plates and a dynamic interior featuring street-art murals and “low brow” art exhibits. Read more about the space, the art and the menu here. Opened: June 18. //4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston)



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Grilled chicken is the main attraction at this healthful counter-service café. Order a plate and choose your sides, whether you’re hankering for roasted Brussels sprouts, chili-lime cucumbers or avocado and chick pea salad. There’s breakfast, too. Opened: June 8. //4211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston)


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Lantern House

Satisfy that craving for pho, noodles, rolls, banh mi and other authentic Vietnamese dishes made with family recipes at this family-owned Falls Church newcomer. Opened: June 1. // 1067 West Broad St., Falls Church


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Pupuseria La Familiar 

The family-owned Salvadoran eatery with two locations in Maryland (including a student go-to in College Park) now has a Virginia outpost in Falls Church. The large menu includes authentic options such as pupusas, fried yucca, chicharron, carne asada and horchata. Opened: May 28. // 308 S. Washington St, Falls Church

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