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.

Amuse – Upscale restaurant in Le Meridian hotel serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Bar and lounge feature happy hour specials. Huge 4th floor terrace overlooks Georgetown. 3 blocks down Lynn on the right. (703) 351-1211.

Barley Mac – American tavern offering comfort food, several beers on tap, and featuring a large bourbon selection. Open late night. Dining room and separate bar/lounge. Outdoor seating. 5 blocks up Wilson Blvd on the left. 1600 Wilson Blvd. (703) 372-9494.

BeanGood! The Coffee Pub – Cozy traditional coffee shop, wood floors and furnishings, coffees, teas, breakfast, lunch, and ice cream. Occasional live music in the evening. Outdoor seating. 1737 Wilson Blvd. Up 6 blocks, on right. (703) 465-4461.

Ben’s Chili Bowl – A Washington, DC institution offering its famous chili dogs, hot dogs, burgers, chili, and other American classics. Counter service. Outdoor seating. Open until 11 PM weeknights and 3 AM weekends for late night bites. Up 6 blocks, on right. 1725 Wilson Blvd. (703) 649-5255.

Bistro 360 – Restaurant, wine bar, and market with a focus on world cuisine. An Open Table Diner’s Choice winner. Daily specials. Outdoor seating. Locals tip: Thursday evening free wine tastings, Saturday free beer tastings, Sunday happy hour all day. 1800 Wilson Blvd. (703) 522-3600.

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.

Caffe Afficianado* – Rosslyn’s hidden gem holds a rare 5 star rating from TripAdvisor. Specialty coffees hand crafted to order, small bites, and fresh fruit smoothies. Tucked in behind the large columns next to Eagle Bank 3 blocks north on Lynn. Weekdays 7 AM – 6PM, Saturday 8 – 3, closed Sunday. 1919 Lynn St. (703) 567-7095.

China Garden – A Washington Post Editor’s Pick. Authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine prepared by chefs from Hong Kong. Popular Dim Sum brunch Saturday and Sunday 11:30 – 3:00. 1101 Wilson Blvd. Next door on Lynn/Wilson. Inside and up escalator. (703) 525-5317.

Chipotle – Fast fresh restaurant serving made-to-order burritos, tacos, and burrito bowls. 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 1/2 blocks 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 Mon – Fri and until 9 PM weekends at this large retro urban pool hall with a great juke box, darts, 6 pool tables, shuffle board tables, and ping pong. Ladies play free Tuesdays. Nightly specials. 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.

Culinaire Restaurant is operated by students in the culinary program at The Art Institute of Washington. Gourmet menu served in a dining room on the top floor of the Ames Building that offers city views. The restaurant is open when school is in session. Hours of operation and menu change as often as quarterly. Call for more information. 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive. Up Wilson 1 block, right on Fort Myer to 1820 on left. (703) 247-3841.

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).

District Taco – Wildly popular local chain that started as a Rosslyn taco cart on the corner of Wilson and Lynn. Now a busy Yucatan style counter service restaurant that makes food fresh daily. Breakfast tacos, huevos rancheros, and breakfast burritos in the morning. Open weekdays 7 to 10 and weekends 8 to 10. 3 blocks up Wilson on the corner of Oak St underneath Target. (571) 2902-6854.

Domino’s Pizza* – Pizza carry out and delivery. 1555 Wilson Blvd. Up 4 blocks, on right. (703) 276-1400.

Guajillo (pronounced wa-hee-yo) – A Washingtonian Cheap Eats pick and Washington Post 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.

Heavy Seas Alehouse – Brew pub featuring craft beers on tap, cask selections and menu with upscale fare and pub fare including veal meatloaf, fish and chips, and pot pies. Happy hour gets crowded. 3 blocks up Wilson, right on Oak at Target. Look for the barrels. Outside seating. Locals tip: bring your growler on weekends for 1/2 price fills while they continue this promotion. 1501 Wilson, door is on Oak Street. (703) 879-4388.

Il Radicchio – This charming traditional Italian eatery in one of the few remaining houses in the neighborhood earned 4 1/2 stars from Open Table diners. Endless pasta bowls, wine by the carafe. 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 – Japanese restaurant and sushi bar with 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.

Kona Grill – American style restaurant and lounge with large indoor/outdoor bar fronting Wilson Blvd. Scratch kitchen serving upscale menu and sushi. Happy hour specials. Locals tip: wine bottles are 1/2 price on Wednesdays. 1776 Wilson Blvd. Up 5 blocks, on left. (571) 758-5400.

Ledo Pizza at Iwo Jima – 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.

Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro) – Neighborhood bistro serving French and Northern Italian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere with an extensive wine list. 1723 Wilson Blvd. Up 6 blocks, on left. Outdoor seating. Reservations recommended. (703) 522-5222.

Pho 75Named to DC Eater’s list of 38 Essential Washington Restaurants. 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.

Pot Belly Sandwich Shop – subs on fresh baked bread, salads, and gooey cookies. Live music occasionally at lunch. 1735 Lynn St, 2 blocks down Lynn on right. (703) 717-5033.

Quarterdeck – A Washington Post Readers’ Choice Best Bet for Crabs. Traditional crab house in friendly neighborhood setting with beer on tap and happy hour specials. Large deck for outdoor seating. 1200 N. Fort Myer Drive. Cross bridge heading left toward the Iwo Jima Memorial 1 block, go right on 14th St. 2 blocks, and left on Oak. Look for the sign on the big old off white house with brown trim. (703) 528-2722.

Ray’s Hell Burger (also known as Ray’s to the Third) – Storied eatery visited by the Presidents of the USA and Russia. Owned and operated by the popular proprietor of Ray’s the Steaks, which started in Rosslyn and has since moved to the Courthouse neighborhood. They grind the beef on site and add bits of filet before wood grilling each burger to order. Counter service on the right side. Table service on the left side. 1650 Wilson Blvd. (703) 841-0001.

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.

Roti Grill – Fast fresh Mediterranean food. Chicken, beef, salmon or vegetarian selections including falafel. 1500 Wilson Blvd. Up 3 blocks, just past Ruby Tuesday, on right. (571) 257-3295.

Ruby Tuesday – American food and extensive salad bar. 1300 Wilson Blvd. Up 2 blocks, on left. (703) 526-1956.

SpinFire Pizza – Made-to-order individual pizzas and salads topped gourmet ingredients. Pizzas are baked in a brick oven in just 90 seconds. 1501 Wilson Blvd. Up 3 blocks, at corner of Wilson and Oak. Door is on Oak. (703) 243-3000.

Starbucks – Coffees, Italian style espresso beverages, variety of pastries and confections. 4 locations: 1) 1735 N. Lynn St. Walk north on Lynn for 1 1/2 blocks. Handful of outdoor tables. (703) 465-7245; 2) 1501 N. 17th St. Up 2 1/2 blocks, on left. Outdoor deck. (703) 812-2100. 3) Inside Target, up Wilson 3 blocks. 4) Inside Safeway, across from Target.

Tacos El Chilango – A Rosslyn original with a rare 4 1/2 star Yelp rating. This taco truck sits on the same block daily serving 5 kinds of tacos made to order from scratch, Mexico City style. Head straight out of River Place past the gate house and down Fairfax Drive 3 blocks. (571) 236-0355.

Wiseguy NY Pizza* – Authentic NY style pizza by the slice or by the pie. Sit down at the handful of tables inside or outside, take out, or have it delivered. 1735 N. Lynn Street. North on Lynn 1 1/2 blocks. (703) 358-8880.