An “Uncommon” restaurant is set to open in Clarendon early next year

A new Clarendon restaurant promises to provide an uncommon dining experience, its owner promises.

“Uncommon Luncheonette” at 1028 N. Garfield Street is planning for a February 2022 opening, owner Joon Yang tells ARLnow.

While a menu and further details are not yet being provided, Yang assured ARLnow that the concept will be one that “no has done before in Clarendon or, even, Arlington.”

Yang is the co-owner of the upscale barbeque restaurant Epic Smokehouse in Pentagon City, which opened in 2012, and the McLean steakhouse American Prime.

Uncommon Luncheonette will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Riverside Hot Pot, which closed in October 2020 and was noted for sending food on a conveyor belt to customers. Prior to that, fast casual Bowl’d was in that location on N. Garfield Street which is around the corner from the always-busy Clarendon Trader Joe’s.

Just last week, Uncommon Luncheonette applied for a permit to serve wine, beer and cocktails. A construction permit was issued for the space in September.