Arlington, Virginia Dining

Unfortunately there aren't currently any table-service dining establishments that we recommend that are Metro-accessible in Virginia. There are a few good Fast Casual places, but for dinner we prefer going into D.C. to eat at one of the dozens of great places there. Even better, visit one before retiring to the hotel for the night.

Fast Casual Dining

Tom Yum District

Tom Yum is a create-your-own rice or noodle bowl place that offers Thai flavors. It's not particularly authentic, but if you're used to take-out Thai it is a similar quality. There aren't a lot of options, but everything we've had has been good and the prices are reasonable (about $10 with a drink).

Our Rating: 3 stars
Address: 1515 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
Hours: Daily 11am-9pm
Metro: Rosslyn - Blue, Orange, Silver (0.2 miles)

District Taco

District Taco is a small, local chain that specializes in…wait for it…you’ll be shocked…tacos! District Taco reminds us of the chain version of a southern California taco shop, but more customizable. You can select your type of shell, meat, and toppings.

Our favorites are the chorizo and pollo asado. The quality of the ingredients is high, but watch the more out of the way (i.e. not downtown) branches later in the day; the proteins can get a little dried out if the turnover isn't high enough. The tacos cost $3 each, and there are a few ways to increase the price–$0.75 extra for carnitas or any premium topping including bacon and guacamole. We're never blown away by the food, but we find ourselves at a District Taco fairly often nonetheless.

Our Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Address: 1500 Wilson Blvd #102, Arlington
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm; Sat-Sun 8am-10pm
Metro: Rosslyn - Blue, Orange, Silver (0.2 miles)

Wiseguy NY Pizza

As lovers of New York-style thin crust pizza, we really want to roll our eyes at Wiseguys...but it's actually pretty good. The crust is thin, they use fresh ingredients, and they use ovens that are heated to the approximate temperature of the sun. The decor is a little "hey, c'mon I'm walkin' here" stereotypical New York, but we're probably over-sensitive about those things.

Our Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Address: 1735 N Lynn St, Arlington
Hours: Sun-Thu 10:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10:30am-12am
Metro: Rosslyn - Blue, Orange, Silver (0.1 miles)