Sweetwater Tavern
Reviewed By David Dorsen
Comments () | Published October 18, 2006
Sweetwater Tavern - Sterling
Address: 45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: 571-434-6500
Neighborhood: Sterling
Cuisines: Steaks, Seafood, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Sunday and Monday, 11 AM to 10 PM; Tuesday through Thursday, 11 AM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to midnight.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Corn-and-crab chowder; chophouse salad; hickory burger; roast chicken; prime rib with housemade horseradish; rib eye marinated in pale ale; loaded baked potato; mashed Red Bliss potatoes; sweet-potato fries; deep-dish apple pie.
Price Details: Main dishes $5 to $25

Best of Falls Church 2004

Sweetwater Tavern, moderate. Part of the operation that brings you Carlyle and Artie's, this is a place that serves upscale bar food as well as steaks, seafood, and other popular specials. It is large, noisy, and attractive. The walls are adorned in cowboy themes. There is a bustling open kitchen and a busy bar with lots of TV sets. It is not cheap--main courses range from $9 to $30--but you get quality for your money.

The deep-fried calamari and the hot spinach-Parmesan and artichoke dip are good appetizers. Solid main courses are the hickory-smoked barbecue baby back ribs, the prime rib, available in several sizes, the rib-eye steak, and the filet mignon. Seafood choices include crabcakes and a salmon filet. The group that owns Sweetwater has its own bakery, and the bread is very good. A brewery on the premises turns out several beers.

Sweetwater Tavern, 3066 Gatehouse Plaza; 703-645-8100. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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