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Located in the heart of Washington, Estadio is a great place to drop by to feast on some authentic Spanish flavors. Under the tutelage of Executive Chef Haidar Karoum the culinary team offers a delectable Spanish fare of soups, salads, montaditos (open sandwiches), meat, seafood, chicken and egg dishes. The decor of the restaurant, with timber furnishing and iron panels, resembles a 19th-century Spanish restaurant. Though the restaurant stops serving dinner earlier in the night, guests can enjoy drinks and light bites at the bar that is open till late.
Come try Zaytinya, a restaurant with a beautiful white and blue decor. The 200 seater restaurant has a cozy bar, two-tiered mezzanine and outdoor dining space. The 60 or more menu selections include such traditional dishes as orange rind sausage, braised rabbit with lentils and Garides Me Anitho.
Cava Mezze offers generous portions of Greek culinary fare like gyros, tzatziki and taramosalata or salmon. Keeping its Greek roots alive, the restaurant firmly believes in incorporating traditional Greek spices and condiments like olive oil, pepper, oregano and lemon into each one of its recipes. The specialties include lamb shanks, moussaka and short ribs. Remember to leave room for the baklava at the end of the meal. The ambiance is trendy and low lighting adds to the appeal.
Get cocooned in the warmth of Greek hospitality at Kellari Taverna. The restaurant and the staff, driven by their motto, "Enter as Strangers, Leave As Friends," ensure that no guest leaves their premises dissatisfied, but instead will come back for more. A must try here are their seafood dishes made with authentic Hellenistic flair. Complement your meal with a wine from their collection of over 300 labels. For those who would love to enjoy Greek wines at reasonable rates can drop in on the first Monday of every month, when they host Greek Wine Happy Hour.
Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge will cocoon you in a wonderful Spanish experience, from the food to the decor. The menu is known for its recipes that replicate the cuisine form the Iberian Peninsula. Choose from their range of tapas and paella to gorge on and accompany it with some cocktails or wines. The restaurant is covered in hues of black and grey, with splashes of red that give it a vibrant feel. The best time to visit this restaurant is on a Thursday for dinner, when guests can engage themselves in an entertaining flamenco dance.
Lyon Hall is a quintessential neighborhood brasserie in Arlington. It features an unrivaled beer list with over 20 on tap and over 50 bottled brews on offer. Enjoy a chilled pint with delectable bar fare. German and French classics dominate the menu with the likes of pretzels and steak frites. A packed house and energetic vibes during their weekend brunch reveals its local favorite status.
Opened in 2007, Brasserie Beck is a contemporary Belgian brasserie by the acclaimed chef Robert Wiedmaier. The elegant space includes stone floors, exposed steel fixtures and vintage decor that give it a charming look. The open kitchen tantalizes your appetite while you wait for your order. Their bar has an impressive beer list of more than 100 varieties which will make an enthusiast thrilled. Whether it is a quick lunch or a late night meal, the flexible hours and the delectable food that includes charcuterie plates, crispy skate wing and mussels will just make you want to come back for more.
This casual restaurant takes its name from John Singer Sargent's painting El Jaleo. A large mural of a flamenco dancer, based on Sargent's work, adorns a wall in the restaurant and sets the casual tone of the interior. Jaleo is the perfect place to drink sangria, devour tasty tapas and tantalize your taste buds with paella. Flamenco dancers entertain the crowd on Wednesday evenings.