Neighborhood Eats: Restaurant 3
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3 Bar & Grill
Address: 2950 Clarendon Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-524-4440
Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: An example of a traditional Southern meal is deep fried chicken, field peas, turnip greens, cornbread, sweet tea and a dessert that could be a pie (sweet potato, pecan and peach are traditional southern pies), or a cobbler (peach, blackberry or mixed berry are traditional cobblers)., Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 to 10, Friday through Saturday 11 to 11, and Sunday 11 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Fried oysters with cornmeal crust; shredded duck with pickled cucumbers, bourbon molasses, and lettuce leaves for rolling; chicken and waffles; pork shank in a stew of beans and chickpeas; Hawaiian malasada doughnuts with dark-chocolate/coffee dipping sa
Price Details: Starters, $6 to $11; main courses, $14 to $28.

This newly opened, honey-toned dining room with overstuffed banquettes serves Asian- and Southern-accented fare along with $10 flutes of Tattinger Champagne. The best plates are the indulgent ones: a cider-brined pork chop, sweet sea scallops set atop rich Asiago grits, cinnamon-sugar-dusted doughnut holes, and house-made peanut-butter ice cream.

-March, 2008 

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