Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant
6249 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22041
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum
Open Monday through Friday 11 to 11, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: East Falls Church
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
Appetizers $2.75 to $6.50, entrées $8 to $28.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night
Why go: More than six dozen dim sum dishes turned out by a kitchen that rarely has a bad day. The dim sum is delivered via metal carts that zip around the large dining room at NASCAR speeds. (The rest of the menu, with its many budget-busting seafood dishes, is too expensive for Cheap Eats—and ordinary besides.)
What to get: Mushrooms and sticky rice wrapped in a lotus leaf; sweet, pan-fried turnip cake; any of the steamed, baked, or puff-pastry buns stuffed with barbecue pork; clams with black-bean sauce and jalapeño slices; chive-and-shrimp dumpling.
Best for: A leisurely brunch.
Insider tip: Weekends are a madhouse. To avoid it, drop by weekdays from 11 to 3 for a less frenzied dim sum experience.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.