Cheap Eats 2012: Eatbar
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EatBar
Address: 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-778-9951
Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open daily for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Bacon-wrapped figs; steak tartare; hot dog; Guinness cupcake; Moscow Mule cocktail.
Price Details: Starters, $2.25 to $13; entrees, $8 to $15.
Cheap Eats 2012

At this cozy bar attached to the upscale Tallula, comfy booths, low lighting, and a cute array of chalkboards create just the right atmosphere for digging into decadent Southern-inspired snacks. These include buttermilk-battered onion rings big enough to slip around a wrist, cornbread with melty avocado butter, and gravy-doused fried chicken on a waffle.

Careful attention to detail elevates this bar fare: The a├»oli served with pecan-crusted oysters delivers a bold slap of garlic, while truffle mayo and balsamic-vinegar-soaked onions perk up juicy sliders. Go ahead and order a cocktail—most eats here can hold their own against any strong drink.

Also good: Fries with malt-vinegar dip; house-ground cheeseburger; half-smoke with bacon sauerkraut and mustard.

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