Details

Eventide

3165 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

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

Website: http://www.eventiderestaurant.com

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

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Eventide

No. 78: Eventide

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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