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Restaurant suggestions in Arlington


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The easy go-to is Ray's the Steaks, just opened in its new location. If you like steak (and red wine). As for casual -- the (im)proprietor has been known oversee his operation in flip-flops, a Hawaiian shirt and several days worth of stubble.

Any further guidance? Where are you located, how much do you want to travel, what do you have a taste for? Georgetown, Alexandria, Falls Church (Vietnamese ground zero) are all "around Arlington."

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There are several good restaurants, and based on your questions, I'm assuming you don't wish "chain" restaurants.

The Alpine Inn used to be very good - haven't been there in a few years.

Sarris Orleans House has a reputation, but the last time I was there, I thought the quality of the food had gone down and wasn't what it once was

Red, Hot and Blue actually started in the Metro DC area, (sop even if it's a chain, it is a local chain) there is one in Arlington on Wilson Blvd. (My BBQ is much better though - no brag, just fact)

Head on over to Mt. Vernon Ave, there are lots of wonderful locally owned places along there - and there is a cheese shop to die for

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Sarris Orleans House has a reputation, but the last time I was there, I thought the quality of the food had gone down and wasn't what it once was

The food is certainly not what it once was, as the Orleans House closed over a year ago. It has been torn down.

There are lots of choices in Arlington, from Vietnamese (e.g., Minh's) to steak/hamburgers (e.g., Ray's the Steaks/Ray's Butcher Burgers-Hell Burgers) to central Asian (Cafe Assorti) to Thai (Thai Square). Not much, if any, decent Chinese in Arlington itself.

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