Restaurants, Coffee Shops & Nightlife |Attractions & Events
The following restaurants and coffee shops are within walking distance and offer evening and weekend hours. Those noted with an asterisk (*) deliver.
The Brown Bag* - Small local chain offering fresh cuisine on the fly next to Artisphere. Tables available inside and outside on their large patio. Online ordering available for pickup or delivery. 1101 Wilson Blvd. (703) 247-2121.
Cafe Asia* - Washington Post Editors’ Choice & Best Bets for Sushi and Happy Hour. Sushi and other Pan-Asian specialties in a chic, minimalist setting. Happy hour specials. Outdoor seating that lines Wilson Blvd with tables from Spring to Fall. 1550 Wilson Blvd. Up 4 blocks, on left. (703) 741-0870.
Cafe Assorti - European cuisine in a Mediterranean setting open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Crepes, pastries, manti (a Kazakh dumpling), and baked goods. Coffee bar serves cappuccino, latte and frozen coffee beverages. Cocktails in bar and lounge section. Outdoor seating at 1800 Wilson Blvd. (703) 465-0036.
China Garden - A Washingtonian Magazine Best Bargain. Authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine prepared by chefs direct from Hong Kong. 1101 Wilson Blvd. Next door on Lynn/Wilson. Inside and up escalator. (703) 525-5317.
Chipotle - A Washington Post Editors’ Pick. Quick-gourmet restaurant that serves fresh, made-to-order burritos, tacos, and burrito bols. Fax order form available online. Outdoor seating with a view of the big screen and scrolling news ticker. 1735 N. Lynn Street. 1/2 block north on Lynn. (703) 294-6669.
Chop’t - A New York gourmet saladry servers salads and wraps made to your specifications with fresh ingredients and house made dressings. Outdoor seating available. 1735 N. Lynn Street. 1/2 block north on Lynn. (703) 875-2888.
cityhouse. - Classic American cuisine served with gourmet flair in a stylish setting. The lounge terrace overlooks Wilson Blvd. 1325 Wilson Blvd. Up 1 1/2 blocks, on right. (703) 276-8999.
Continental: A Modern Pool Lounge - A Washington Post Editors’ Pick and Readers’ Choice Best Bet for Pool. Happy hour goes until 8 PM at this large retro urban pool hall with a great juke box, darts, and 9 pool tables. Ladies play free Mondays. Late nite menu til 2 AM. 1911 N. Fort Myer Drive, a block north of the metro station, (703) 465-7675.
Cosi - Coffees, sandwiches on house made flatbreads, soups, salads, flatbread pizzas in a cafe setting with counter service and free wifi. Don’t miss the signature s’mores dessert. 1801 N. Lynn St. (703) 294-6750.
Domaso - Trendy, urban and upscale, Domaso uses fresh local farm ingredients in its Northern Italian cuisine. Extensive wine list and wine store on-site featuring Italian and Virginian labels. Bar and lounge feature happy hour specials. Huge terrace overlooks Georgetown. Located in the chic Hotel Palomar 3 blocks down Lynn on the right. (703) 351-1211.
Diet-to-Go* - Healthy meals delivered to your door or to the River Place Market for pickup. Any combination of breakfast, lunch, and dinner delivered 5, 6, or 7 days a week. First day free. (703) 550-DIET (3438).
Domino’s Pizza* - Pizza carry out and delivery. 1555 Wilson Blvd. Up 4 blocks, on right. (703) 276-1400.
Greenberry’s Coffee & Tea Company - A Washington Post Editors’ Pick and Readers’ Choice Best Bet Coffee Shop. Fine Arabica coffee beans, roasted to order, brewed to taste along with tea and bakery selections. 1737 Wilson Blvd. Up 6 blocks, on right. (703) 465-7823.
Guajillo (pronounced wa-hee-yo) - A Washingtonian Best Bargain. A Washington Post Editors’ Pick and Readers’ Choice Best Bet for Mexican. Authentic Mexican cuisine, fresh daily specials, and tequila bar in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Outdoor seating. 1727 Wilson Blvd. Up 6 blocks, on right. (703) 807-0840.
Il Radicchio - A Washington Post Editors’ Pick. Lively Italian spaghetteria. Warm and inviting with open kitchen displaying woodburning oven. Outdoor seating. 1801 Clarendon Blvd. Up 7 blocks. On left, adjacent to Rhodeside Grill. (703) 276-2627.
Kanpai - A Washington Post Editors’ Pick. Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. Full menu including appetizers, tempura, teriyaki, soup & salad combos, katsu, soba, and sashimi. Lunch specials from 11:30 - 2:30. Carry-out and party platters. Outdoor seating. 1401 Wilson Blvd. Up 3 blocks on right. Look for yellow awnings. (703) 527-0110.
Ledo Pizza at Iwo Jima - A Washington Post Readers’ Choice Best Bet for Pizza. Homemade sauce, homemade dough, rolled to order pizza loaded with cheese and toppings. 1501 Arlington Blvd. From the gatehouse, straight out and down Fairfax Drive 2 blocks on right. (703) 528-3570. For delivery, call (703) 521-5336.
Lynn Street Cafe - Family owned cafe offering counter service breakfast and lunch next to Chipotle and the florist on Lynn. Open weekdays 7 to 5 and weekends 8 to 3. 1735 Lynn St. (703) 525-8722.
Oak Street Deli - What’s great about this corner deli is that it’s open early for breakfast all week. Good coffee and the best grits in the neighborhood. 3 blocks to 1501, on right at Oak Street. (703) 528-6886.
Pho 75 - A Washington Post Editors’ Pick and Readers’ Choice Best Bet for Cheap Eats. Generous portions of authentic Asian noodles served with a variety of accompiniments. Popular spot, quick service. 1721 Wilson Blvd. Up 6 blocks, on right. (703) 525-7355.
Piola - Washington City Paper readers selected Piola as Washington’s best happy hour - it runs until 8 every weeknight featuring free pizza and drink specials at the bar/lounge. Simple, authentic Italian food including a huge pizza selection. Lots of outdoor seating. 1550 Wilson Blvd. 3 blocks up on left. (703) 528-1502.
Quarterdeck - A Washington Post Editors’ Pick and Readers’ Choice Best Bet for Crabs. Traditional crab house in friendly neighborhood setting with beer on tap. Large deck for outdoor seating. 1200 N. Fort Myer Drive. Cross bridge heading left toward the Iwo Jima Memorial 1 block, go right on Arl. Blvd (pedestrian friendly) for 2 blocks, go left on N. Fort Myer Dr. 1 block. (703) 528-2722.
Quizno’s Subs - Sub sandwiches on oven baked bread. Soups, salads, desserts. 1735 N. Lynn Street. North on Lynn 1 1/2 blocks. (703) 875-0670.
Ray’s Hell Burger - You have to know where to look for the area’s best burgers because this eatery is unmarked. Owned and operated by the popular proprietor of Ray’s the Steaks, this bare bones restaurant grounds the beef on site before adding bits of filet and wood grilling each to order. Just look for the people lining up for one of the neighborhood’s best bargains at 1713 Wilson Blvd. (703) 841-0001.
Ray’s the Steaks - A Washingtonian Very Best. Quality steak cuts with a tasteful wine list, fresh baked breads and pies. Simple urban atmosphere. Note new larger location in Courthouse neighborhood that now accepts reservations: 2300 Wilson Blvd. Up 12 blocks, on left. (703) 841-7297.
Red Hot & Blue - The Washington Post Readers’ Choice Winner for Best Barbecue. The original that spawned a national chain. Memphis pit bar-b-que restaurant and full service bar. The Red, Hot, & Blue Brew by the local Foggy Bottom brewery works with the ribs, brisket, chicken, and catfish. Memphis blues music completes the setting. Carry-out and catering - pulled pork and pulled chicken sold by the pound. 1600 Wilson Blvd. Up 5 blocks, on left. (703) 276-7427.
Rhodeside Grill - Eclectic American cuisine, 2 bars, pool, foosball, darts, live music on weekends, Sunday brunch. Outdoor seating. 1836 Wilson Blvd. Up 7 blocks. On left. (703) 243-0145.
Ruby Tuesday - American food and extensive salad bar. 1300 Wilson Blvd. Up 2 blocks, on left. (703) 526-1956.
Santa Fe Cafe - Southwestern menu selections and pink margaritas served in a family environment. 1500 Wilson Blvd. Up 2 blocks, just past Ruby Tuesday. (703) 276-0361.
Starbucks - Coffees, Italian style espresso beverages, variety of pastries and confections. 2 locations: 1) 1735 N. Lynn St. Walk north on Lynn for 1 1/2 blocks. (703) 465-7245; 2) 1501 N. 17th St. Up 2 1/2 blocks, on left. Outdoor seating at both. (703) 812-2100.
Tivoli - Italian style deli, pastry shop and coffee/gelatto bar. 1700 N. Moore Street. Adjacent to Rosslyn Metro Station. (703) 524-8900.
Village Bistro - A Washington Post Editors’ Pick. Northern Italian cuisine with French, Indian, and American influences in a cozy atmosphere with an extensive wine list. 1723 Wilson Blvd. Up 6 blocks, on left. Outdoor seating. Reservations recommended. (703) 522-0284.