100 Best Restaurants 2010: Eventide
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Eventide
Address: 3165 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-276-3165
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: Modern, American
Opening Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 to 10. Open for brunch Sunday 10 to 2:30.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Court House, Clarendon
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual (jeans okay)
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Chestnut soup; grilled-pear salad with blue-cheese flan; octopus with olives and mashed chickpeas; Arctic char with spaghetti squash and rémoulade; duck with foie gras butter and polenta cake; veal sweetbreads; pan-seared cobia; citrus panna cotta.
Price Details: Starters $8 to $13, entrées $20 to $29.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
Tuesday through Friday, 4 PM to 7 PM.
Happy Hour Days:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Cuisine: Chef Miles Vaden’s ambitious Clarendon kitchen doesn’t produce anything too out-there, but his Modern American cooking is full of surprises. A classic tartare is made from bison, sweetbreads are rolled in oats, and octopus comes not grilled but marinated, escabeche style.

Mood: You might expect a crowd out of Twilight in this soaring, Goth-chic dining room. But under the black chandeliers sit casual families, empty-nesters, and smartly turned-out young professionals.

Best for: Bar snacks in the downstairs lounge or, in the summer, on the roof; dinner dates.

Best dishes: Grilled-pear salad with blue-cheese flan; octopus with olives and mashed chickpeas; Arctic char over spaghetti squash and spicy-tangy rémoulade; duck with foie gras butter and lush polenta cake.

Insider tips: Virginia permits unfinished bottles of wine to be taken home, and the restaurant provides wine “doggie bags.”

Service: •••

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch. Expensive.

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