100 Best Restaurants 2010: 2941
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2941
Address: 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 703-270-1500
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: Modern, French, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2 and 5 to 9:30, Saturday 5:30 to 10 PM. Closed Sunday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dunn Loring-Merrifield
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual (jeans okay)
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Tuna tartare; fettuccine with lobster and octopus; gnocchi with vermouth cream; scallops with citrus; duck burger; pineapple éclair.
Price Details: Snacks $4 to $9, starters $8 to $22, entrées $22 to $34.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available

Cuisine: Chef Bertrand Chemel, who left Manhattan’s esteemed Café Boulud two years ago to command the kitchen at this destination restaurant, creates rich, rigorously executed French dishes with big-money ingredients—he loves truffles—and the occasional Asian accent.

Mood: The address is an office building, but the dining room is serene and lovely, with soaring windows overlooking a glittering pond.

Best for: Celebrations; weekday business lunches; dining at the bar.

Best dishes: Seared foie gras with huckleberries; burrata-filled ravioli smothered in Robiola cheese; just-creamy-enough clam chowder; madai snapper with ginger beurre blanc; duck with polenta, acorn squash, and grapes; any Wagyu-beef preparation; chocolate mousse spiked with Baileys Irish Cream; a decadent take on s’mores.

Insider tips: A weekday lunch deal offers three courses for $23.95; a dinner special available every night but Saturday gets you four courses for $58.

Service: ••½

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Very expensive.

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