Arlington, VA

by Alex Koma January 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0

The co-owner of popular Clarendon nightlife spot Spider Kelly’s is planning a new restaurant for the base of a Crystal City office building.

Restaurateur Nick Freshman is launching “The Freshman” at 2011 Crystal Drive, he announced today (Tuesday). He hopes to have it open by sometime in 2020.

Freshman hopes to offer “high-quality coffee, teas, and craft cocktails” at the restaurant, in addition to “breakfast, lunch and dinner options made in-house with fresh local ingredients.”

The Freshman will set up shop in a 3,400-square-foot space that was once home to a Noodles & Company location, which shut down last fall. The restaurant will have room for 120 diners and a 50-seat outdoor patio.

“I’ve seen firsthand how much the neighborhood has changed over the years and I knew I wanted to be a part of the growth,” Freshman, who lives in the area, said in a release. “When Amazon announced that they were coming to town, I knew that the opportunity to be part of this story was just too good to pass up, especially considering this is my backyard.”

Like most of the other office buildings across Crystal City, developer JBG Smith owns the property, and is trumpeting The Freshman as the first retailer to sign a lease in the area since Amazon tabbed the neighborhood for its massive new headquarters.

The company is planning an expansive new redevelopment of other retail offerings nearby, and it’s envisioning The Freshman’s arrival as one in a series of big changes on the way for the newly dubbed “National Landing” neighborhood in the coming years.

“The Freshman is a perfect fit for National Landing given Nick’s longstanding ties to the neighborhood and his concept’s natural appeal to the neighborhood’s residents, office workers and daily visitors,” Amy Rice, senior vice president at JBG Smith, said in a statement.

Freshman is launching the eatery in tandem with Mothersauce Partners, a restaurant advisory and investment firm he launched in 2016. The company has helped found The Eleanor and Takoma Beverage Company in D.C., with similar offerings as Freshman’s plans for the new Crystal City establishment.

by ARLnow.com November 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0

Nick FreshmanNick Freshman is a native Arlingtonian who is the co-owner of Spider Kelly’s and was the co-owner of the former Eventide Restaurant in Clarendon.

In this week’s 26 Square Miles podcast, we talked with Nick about the current state of Arlington’s restaurant business, why so many restaurants are closing, and why he’s decided to start investing in and advising new restaurants. Nick also discusses the ups and downs and strategy behind running a bar and restaurant.

Be sure to subscribe to our podcast, 26 Square Miles, on iTunes, Google PlayStitcher or TuneIn.

by Jackie Friedman May 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm 0

The new beer garden at Spider Kelly’s is officially open for business.

The beer garden, which is located in the back patio of the Clarendon watering hole, first started serving customers last Thursday. With the sun finally shining after some not-so-nice weather this month, hopes are high for big crowds.

“We are really happy it’s here and our hope is that it will be something that our customers want,” said co-owner Nick Freshman.

“The goal in building it was to create a new outdoor space sort of supplemental to the space that we have inside,” Freshman said. “We kept a lot of the theme from the inside to the outside.”

A local graffiti artist, Andrew Funk, was hired to do a custom graffiti mural to add color to the space and to match the graffiti art inside.

The casual outdoor space offers seating for small and large groups. There is a combination of communal style seating with picnic benches and seating around two fire pits. There is also hightop seating at the bar. The large space offers a capacity of up to 300 people.

Beers, sangrias and ciders are served in the beer garden, and the beer list has been substantially expanded. There are 30 offered cans and 16 tap lines. There are also three homemade sangrias: red, white and sparkling.

For those arriving after work, there is a $4 happy hour drink special. The entire food menu is offered outside.

by ARLnow.com April 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

It’s being billed as a beer garden — arguably the first or one of the first in Clarendon — and within about a month it will start serving Clarendon bar-goers who want to want to enjoy their brews outside.

Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd) is currently putting the finishing touches on a new, 2,500 square foot outdoor patio. It’s located to the right of the Clarendon watering hole’s back door, behind Don Tito and across N. Hudson Street from Brixx Pizza.

No opening date has been set yet, but co-owner Nick Freshman says he’s hoping planning to open “sometime before Memorial Day weekend.”

“It’s an extension of existing SK with same style and atmosphere,” Freshman tells ARLnow.com. The beer garden will feature:

  • Capacity for 300
  • 20+ foot concrete bar with canvas awning
  • Two fire pits
  • Bar tables, communal picnic style tables, benches and other types of seating
  • A large, commissioned graffiti-style mural
  • Six-foot fence around the patio
  • Lots of beer: 16 taps, 30 cans, ciders, sangrias, etc.
  • Large, telescoping umbrellas for shade
  • Tivoli-style string lighting

Freshman said Spider Kelly’s is also adding new bathrooms inside, doubling the existing restroom capacity.

by ARLnow.com March 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm 4,415 0

The concept for the original Spider Kelly’s was “a neighborhood hole in the wall,” says general manager and co-owner Nick Freshman. But the former hole in the wall has knocked down a few walls to become one of the biggest bars in Clarendon.

Spider Kelly’s has quietly taken the paper off the windows and opened for business, attracting about 100 customers last night, its first night open since renovations began in December. What would have been a big crowd at a normal bar was well under a quarter of Spider Kelly’s certified capacity of 455.

Pool tables, shuffleboard tables, dart boards and arcade-style video games have been brought in to add “more fun” to the neighborhood hangout. The well-received, value-priced menu has been expanded (more on that after the jump). Outdoor sidewalk seating for about 32 people will be added once the weather is warm enough, probably by the beginning of May.

The motivation for the new Spider Kelly’s was part vision, part opportunism. Just as the original Spider Kelly’s opened in 2008 by taking over the lease of a struggling restaurant, the new Spider Kelly’s came about largely because two neighboring businesses were looking to move or close up shop.

“We like to think of it as a natural evolution,” Freshman says. He and business partner Nick Langman — who also co-owns Clarendon Ballroom and Eventide Restaurant — dreamed up the idea of a “neighborhood spot, no pretension, just relaxed” back in college, a genesis that perhaps explains the obscure Hemmingway reference (Spider Kelly was a very minor character in “The Sun Also Rises”).

“It wasn’t without a certain amount of trepidation that we decided to expand,” Freshman said. Despite the lagging economy, Freshman says he Langman were impressed by Clarendon’s “resiliency,” including its ability to support the host of new food and nightlife options that have popped up in the past two years.

“I wouldn’t want be in any other neighborhood,” Freshman said, quipping that, in the end, “we figured someone has to get the economy going again, so we decided to quadruple in size.”

Spider Kelly’s will open at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Lots of photos, and a first look at the new food and drink menus, after the jump.

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by ARLnow.com March 12, 2010 at 9:28 am 15,008 828 Comments

After acquiring two small, adjacent storefronts, Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon is aggressively expanding inside and adding sidewalk seating outside.

Based on a floor plan filed with the county (below), the new Spider Kelly’s will feature three pool tables, five shuffleboard tables, five video game machines, four darts stations, two old school basketball arcade games, a big  island bar, sidewalk seating for 32 and indoor seating for at least 150.

Permission for the outdoor seating and a new outdoor sign will be discussed and is expected to be approved at Saturday morning’s county board meeting. If all goes well, the new Spider Kelly’s could open as soon as next weekend.

We got a peak inside yesterday as job candidates trickled out the door, and there’s only one word to describe the interior: massive.

Check back here on Tuesday for interior photos. In the meantime, check out the floor plan, so big it had to be broken up into two separate images.

by ARLnow.com June 26, 2020 at 11:30 am 0

While Virginia’s reopening continues, not everyone wants to dine indoors at restaurants.

Just today, Texas closed bars and reduced restaurant capacity to stem a recent surge in new coronavirus cases. For those who want to get out of the house and support local restaurants, however, outdoor dining is generally considered to be safe.

ARLnow’s Turquoise Jackson compiled the following list of Arlington restaurants with outdoor dining areas over the past week. Have any additions or updates? Email her at [email protected].

Ambar Clarendon (2901 Wilson Boulevard, 703-875-9663)
30 seats

Arlington Kabob (5046 Lee Highway, 703-531-1498)
4 tables

Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill (2424 Wilson Boulevard, 703-528-3030)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Asia Bistro (1301 S. Joyce Street #D7, 703-413-2002)
20+ tables

Barley Mac (1600 Wilson Boulevard, 571-800-3070)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Basic Burger (1101 S. Joyce Street, 703-248-9333)
6 tables

Bonchon (2201 N. Pershing Drive Suite E, 703-528-1011)
6 tables

Bonsai Grill (553 23rd Street S., 703-553-7723)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Bozzelli’s (2600 Crystal Drive, 571-970-4570)
7 seats

Bracket Room (1210 N. Garfield Street, 703-276-7337)
6 tables

Bronson Bierhall (4100 Fairfax Drive #100, 703-528-1110)
19 tables

Burger District (2024 Wilson Boulevard, 703-527-2160)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Carlyle (4000 Campbell Avenue, 703-931-0777)
11 tables

Celtic House (2500 Columbia Pike, 703-746-9644)
8 tables

Chasin’ Tails (2200 N. Westmoreland Street, 703-538-2565)
Outdoor capacity unknown

CIRCA at Clarendon (3010 Clarendon Boulevard, 703-522-3010)
20 tables

Copa Kitchen & Bar (4238 Wilson Boulevard Suite 150, 571-483-0324)
11 tables

Courthaus Social (2300 Clarendon Boulevard, 703-243-4900)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Courthouse Kabob (2045 Wilson Boulevard, 703-294-9999)
4 tables

Cowboy Cafe (4792 Lee Highway, 703-243-8010)
25 seats

Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street S., 703-521-8910)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Delhi Dhaba (2424 Wilson Boulevard, 703-524-0008)
8 tables

Don Tito (3165 Wilson Boulevard, 703-566-3113)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Dudley’s Sport and Ale (2766 S. Arlington Mill Drive, 571-312-2304)
8 tables

Essy’s Carriage House (4030 Lee Highway, 703-525-7899)
18 tables

Euro Market (2201 Wilson Boulevard, 703-351-7700)
3 tables

Federico Ristorante Italiano (519 23rd Street S., 703-486-0519)
4 tables

Fire Works Pizza (2350 Clarendon Boulevard, 703-527-8700)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant (555 23rd Street S., 703-685-0555)
10 tables

Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe (672 N. Glebe Road, 703-243-3000)
6 tables

Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro (4301 Wilson Boulevard, 703-243-7900)
20 tables

Green Pig Bistro (1025 N. Fillmore Street, 703-888-1920)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Boulevard,703-525-3600)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Jaleo (2250 A Crystal Drive, 703-413-8181)
12 tables

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by ARLnow.com April 3, 2020 at 10:25 pm 0

Tired of making lunch and dinner? Luckily, many of Arlington’s restaurants are still open and ready to serve you via takeout and delivery.

Support a local business during a trying time and get some tasty food. This list is designed to let you call or order online with one tap.

A very special thank you to Arlington Community Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this feature. See anything that needs to be added or changed? Email ARLnow’s Turquoise Jackson at [email protected].

*Asterisk indicates restaurants only open for takeout



&pizza
(3924 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 202-558-7549 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Caviar

Aabee Express (1101 S. Joyce Street Unit B27)
Menu | 703-888-2858 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Abi Aztec Grill & Bar (3005 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-979-3579 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Acme Pie Co. (2803 Columbia Pike)*
Menu | 703-647-9548

Aladdin Sweets and Tandoor (5169 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-533-0077 | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

All About Burger (3325 Wilson Boulevard/4238 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1276)
Menu | 703-636-2577/571-444-4050 | Uber Eats | Postmates

Allspice Catering (6017 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-524-4050 | In-House | Doordash

Ambar Clarendon (2901 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-875-9663 | In-House | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Amore Congelato (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 571-483-0891 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Arlington Kabob (5046 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-531-1498 | Grubhub

Aroma Indian Cuisine (4052 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-575-8800 | In-House | Doordash | Postmates

Arrowine & Cheese (4508 Lee Highway)*
Menu | 703-525-0990

Asahi (2250 Clarendon Boulevard Suite G)
Menu | 703-243-7007 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Asia Bistro (1301 S. Joyce Street #D7)
Menu | 703-413-2002 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Athena Pallas (556 22nd Street S.)*
Menu | 703-521-3870

Atilla’s Restaurant (2705 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-4900 | Doordash | Grubhub

Bakeshop (1025 N. Fillmore Street G)
Now closed (temporary)

Bangkok 54 Restaurant & Bar (2919 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-521-4070 | In-House

Bar Bao (3100 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-600-0500 | Doordash | Postmates

Barley Mac (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-800-3070 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Basic Burger (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 703-248-9333 | Doordash | Grubhub | Caviar

Best Buns Bread Co. (4010 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-578-1500 | In-House

BiBiMix (1910 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-387-0131 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates | Uber Eats

Big Buns Damn Good Burger Co. (4251 Campbell Avenue/4401 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-933-2867/703-276-3032 | Doordash | Grubhub

Bob & Edith’s Diner (2310 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-6103 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Bonchon (2201 N. Pershing Drive Suite E)
Menu | 703-528-1011 | Doordash

Bonefish Grill (1101 S. Joyce Street B26)
Menu | 703-412-2837 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Bonsai Grill (553 23rd Street S.)*
Menu | 703-553-7723

Boru Ramen (2915 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-521-2811 | In-House

Bozzelli’s (2600 Crystal Drive)
Menu | 571-970-4570 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Bread & Water Co. (1202 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 703-567-6698 | In-House

Bricks Pizza (4809 1st Street N.)
Menu | 703-243-6600 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Bronson Bierhall (4100 Fairfax Drive #100)
Menu | 703-528-1110 | Doordash | Grubhub

Bronx Pizza (3100 Clarendon Boulevard #5)
Menu | 703-812-0833 | In-House

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery (2055 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-243-4442 |

Bun’d Up (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 571-312-4908 | Caviar

Burger 7 (2515 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-516-7060 | Doordash |Grubhub | Uber Eats

Burger District (2024 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-527-2160 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Burrito Bros (2599 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-302-3999| Doordash | Postmates

Busboys And Poets (4251 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-379-9757 | Grubhub | Postmates

Buuz Thai Eatery (1926 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-875-3998 | Grubhub | Postmates | Caviar

Cafe Sazon (4704 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-566-1686 | Grubhub

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop (1500 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-566-1686 | Grubhub | Postmates | Caviar

Carlyle (4000 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-931-0777 | In-House

Caspi Restaurant and Lounge (2901 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-566-4173 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

CAVA (4121 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-310-6791

Charga Grill (5151 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-988-6063 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Cheesetique (4024 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-933-8787 | Doordash

Chicago’s Pizza With A Twist (5645 Lee Highway)
Menu | 571-347-1700 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Chill Zone Cafe (2442 N. Harrison Street)*
Menu | 703-270-9466

CIRCA at Clarendon (3010 Clarendon Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-522-3010

City Kabob & Curry House (3205 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-257-8816 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Compass Coffee (1201 Wilson Boulevard/4100 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 202-251-7402 | Doordash

Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-552-8010 | Grubhub

Courthaus Social (2300 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-4900 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Courthouse Kabob (2045 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-294-9999 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Cowboy Cafe (4792 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-243-8010 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-521-8910 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | In-House

Crystal Thai Restaurant (4819 1st Street)
Menu | 703-522-1311 | Grubhub

DAK Chicken (4040 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 571-982-5862 | In-House

Dama Ethiopian Restaurant & Pastry (1505 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-982-5862 | Doordash

Delhi Club (1135 N. Highland Street)*
Menu | 703-527-5666

Delhi Dhaba (2424 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-524-0008 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates | Uber Eats

Deli Italiano Gourmet Pizza and Subs (6505 29th Street N.)
Menu | 703-300-9578 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

District Taco (1500 Wilson Boulevard/5723 Lee Highway)
Menu | 571-290-6854/703-237-1204 | In-House | Postmates | Caviar

Earl’s Sandwiches (2605 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-248-0150 | Doordash

East West Grill (2721 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-312-4888 | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

El Fuego (2300 N. Pershing Drive)
Menu | 703-888-1265 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

El Paso Cafe (4235 N. Pershing Drive)
Menu | 703-243-9811 | Uber Eats

El Pollo Rico (932 N. Kenmore Street)
Menu | 703-522-3220 | In-House

El Rancho Migueleno (3709 Columbia Pike #1
Menu | 571-858-5395 | Grubhub

Elevation Burger (2447 N. Harrison Street)
Menu | 703-534-2302 | In-House

Enjera Restaurant (549 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-271-6040 | Grubhub

Epic Smokehouse (1330 S. Fern Street)*
Menu | 571-319-4001

Essy’s Carriage House Restaurant (4030 Lee Highway)*
Menu | 703-525-2207

Euro Market (2201 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-351-7700

Extreme Pizza (3444 Fairfax Drive)
Menu | 571-777-1088 | In-House

Federico Ristorante Italiano (519 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-486-0519 | Doordash

Fettoosh (5100 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-527-7710 | Postmates

Fillmore Pizza (5175 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-532-9010 | Doordash | Grubhub

Fire Works Pizza (2350 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-527-8700 | Doordash | Grubhub

First Down Sports Bar & Grill (4213 Fairfax Drive)
Menu | 703-465-8888 | Doordash

Four Sisters Grill (3035 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-9020 | Postmates

Fyve Restaurant (1250 S. Hayes Street #5000)*
Menu | 703-412-2762

Gaijin Ramen Shop (3800 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-566-9236 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Galaxy Hut (2711 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-525-8646

Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe (672 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-243-3000 | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Caviar

Good Fortune Chinese Restaurant (3209 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-8891 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Goody’s Pizza (3125 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-7992 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro (4301 Wilson Boulevard #100)
Menu | 703-243-7900 | Grubhub

Guajillo Mexican Cuisine (1727 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-807-0840 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Guapo’s (4028 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-671-1701 | Doordash

Hanabi Ramen (3024 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-351-1275 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe (2150 N. Culpeper Street)
Menu | 703-527-8394 | Postmates

Hot Lola’s (4238 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-807-0044 | Doordash | Grubhub | Caviar | Uber Eats

I-CE-NY (4150 Campbell Avenue #1010)
Menu | 571-207-6318 | Doordash

Il Radicchio (1801 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-276-2627 | Doordash | Postmates

Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-525-3600

Istanbul Grill (4617 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-970-5828 | Doordash | Postmates

Jarochita (85 N. Glebe Road)*
Menu | 703-528-2789

Joe’s Place Pizza & Pasta (5555 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-532-0990 | Doordash | Grubhub

Kabob Bazaar (3133 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-522-8999 | Doordash | Postmates

Kabob Palace (2315 S. Eads Street)
Menu | 703-486-3535 | Doordash

Kings Of Koshary (5515 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-317-7925 | Doordash | Postmates

La Cote D’or Cafe (6876 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-538-3033 | In-House

La Finca Mexican Restaurant (3227 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-5500 | Doordash

La Union Restaurant (5517 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-522-0134

LEBTAV – Lebanese Taverna (4000 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-997-4190 | Doordash | Grubhub

Liberty Tavern (3195 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-465-9360 | Doordash |

Living the Pie Life (2166 N. Glebe Road)*
Menu | 571-431-7727

Lost Dog Cafe (5876 Washington Boulevard/2920 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-237-1552/703-553-7770 | In-House | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Mario’s Pizza House (3322 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-525-0222 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Masala Express (2622A N. Pershing Drive)
Menu | 703-647-9079 | Doordash | Grubhub

Maya Bistro (5649 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-533-7800 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

McDonalds (40 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-243-5694 | Uber Eats

McNamara’s Pub & Restaurant (567 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-302-3760 | In-House

Medium Rare (3601 Fairfax Frive)
Menu | 703-243-2020 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Mejana (2300 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-465-4440 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Mele Bistro (1723 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-522-5222 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Meridian Pint (6035 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-300-9655 | Doordash | Grubhub

Mexicali Blues (2933 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-812-9352 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Mike’s Cafe (900 N. Stuart Street #102)*
Menu | 703-312-7371

Moby Dick House of Kabob (3000 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-465-1600 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Mom’s Pizza Restaurant (3255 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-7789 | Doordash

Mrs. Chen’s Kitchen (3101 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-3199 | Grubhub

Namaste Everest (1202 S. Joyce Street #c003)
Menu | 703-567-4322 | Doordash | Grubhub

Nando’s Peri Peri (4401 Wilson Boulevard/1301 S. Joyce Street #D10/1800 N. Lynn Street #100)
Menu | 703-888-5459/571-858-9953/571-200-7909

Northside Social (3211 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-465-0145

Oby Lee (3000 N. Washington Boulevard)*
Menu | 571-257-5054

Old Dominion Pizza (4514 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-718-6372 | In-House

Olive Express Mediterranean Cafe (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Now closed (temporary)

Open Road (1201 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-248-0760 | In-House

Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Menu | 703-820-1128

Paisano’s Pizza (2201 N. Pershing Drive)
Menu | 703-528-1000 | Doordash

Pamplona (3100 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-685-9950 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Panda Bowl (3207 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-271-9881 | Doordash

Pastries By Randolph (4500 Lee Highway)*
Menu | 703-243-0070

Peking Pavilion (2912 N. Sycamore Street)
Menu | 703-237-6868 | Doordash | Grubhub

Peter Chang (2503E N. Harrison Street)
Menu | 703-538-6688 | Doordash

Pho 75 (1201 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-525-7355

pie-tanza (2503 N. Harrison Street)*
Menu | 703-237-0200

Pike Bolivian Restaurant (4111 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-521-3010 | Doordash

Portabellos (2109 N. Pollard Street)
Menu | 703-528-1557 | Doordash

Pupatella (1621 S. Walter Reed Drive)*
Menu | 703-647-9076 | Square

Quarterdeck (1200 Fort Myer Drive)
Menu | 703-528-2722 | Postmates

Quinn’s On The Corner (1776 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-640-3566 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Ragtime (1345 N. Courthouse)
Menu | 703-243-4003 | Uber Eats

Rappahannock Coffee (2406 Columbia Pike)*
Menu | 703-271-0007

Ravi Chatkhara (303 N. Glebe Road)*
Menu | 703-522-0786

Rebellion On The Pike (2900 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-664-0297 | Grubhub

Rhodeside Grill (1836 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-0145 | Uber Eats

Ricky’s Pub & Grill (237 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-243-7400 | Doordash | Grubhub

Rincome Thai Cuisine (3030 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-979-0144 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Caviar

Robeks Fresh Juice and Smoothies (4115 Campbell Avenue)*
Menu | 703-379-5640

Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company (3471 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-528-9663 | Grubhub

Rus Uz (1000 N. Randolph Street #3a)
Menu | 571-312-4086 | In-House

Rustico (4075 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-384-1820 | Doordash

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (2231 Crystal Drive 11th Floor)
Menu | 703-979-7275 | Postmates

Saigon (1101 S. Joyce Street #B16)
Menu | 703-412-0822 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Salt (1201 Wilson Boulevard G113)*
Menu | 703-875-0491

Samual Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street #110)
Menu | 703-379-0122

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant (2250 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-527-5858 | In-House

Screwtop Wine Bar (1025 N. Fillmore Street)
Menu | 703-888-0845 | In-House

Sense of Place Cafe (4807 1st Street N.)
Menu | 571-319-0414 | Uber Eats

SER Restaurant (1110 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-746-9822 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates | Uber Eats

Sicilian Pizza (923 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Menu | 703-920-9110 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Silver Diner (3200 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-812-8600 | Doordash | Postmates | Uber Eats

Sine (1301 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 703-415-4420 | Doordash

Sloppy Mama’s BBQ (5731 Lee Highway)*
Menu | 703-269-2718

Smoothie King (1101 S. Joyce Street Suite B9)
Menu | 703-414-7832 | Doordash

Sofia’s Pupuseria (3610 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-483-0487 | Doordash

South Block (3011 N. 11th Street/4150 Wilson Boulevard/1550 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-465-8423 | Uber Eats

Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-312-8888 | Doordash | Grubhub

Spirits of 76 (3211 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-528-7676 | Doordash | Grubhub

Spring Mill Bread Co. (2201 N. Pershing Drive)*
Menu | 571-970-0418

Stone Hot Pizza (3217 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 571-290-0171 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates | Uber Eats

Summers Restaurant (1520 N. Courthouse Road)*
Menu | 703-528-8278

Sushi Rock (1900 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 571-312-8027 | Doordash | Grubhub

Sushi Zen (2457 N. Harrison Street)
Menu | 703-534-6000 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Sushi2Go (901 N. Stuart Street #117)
Menu | 703-243-4000 | Postmates

T.H.A.I. in Shirlington (4029 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-931-3203 | Doordash

Taco Pina (4041 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-567-4747 | Grubhub

Taco Rock (1501 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-970-5365 | Doordash

Takohachi Japanese Restaurant (3249 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-312-7678 | Doordash | Grubhub

Taqueria el Poblano (2503A N. Harrison Street/2401 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-237-8250/703-271-8979

Tasteful Delight Chinese Cafe (1301 S. Joyce Street 3D23)
Menu | 703-418-9898 | Postmates

Ted’s Bulletin (4238 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-848-7580

Texas Jack’s Barbecue (2761 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-875-0477 | Uber Eats

Thai Curry (307 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-524-0711 | Grubhub

Thai Noy (5880 Washington Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-534-7474

Thai Select (1713 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-567-7527 | Doordash | Grubhub

Thai Square (3217 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-685-7189 | In-House | Doordash | Grubhub

Thai Treasure (3811 Fairfax Drive #105)
Menu | 571-312-7795 | Uber Eats | Postmates

The Big Cheese Food Truck*
Menu | 703-855-6987

The Board Room (925 N. Garfield Street)*
Menu | 703-248-9439

The Brew Shop (2004 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-746-9001 | In-House

The Broiler (3601 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-5944 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

The Burger Joint (3129 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-812-4705 | Doordash | Uber Eats

The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant (2500 Columbia Pike)*
Menu | 703-746-9644

The Cheesecake Factory (2900 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-294-9966 | Doordash

The Italian Store (5837 Washington Boulevard/3123 Lee Highway)
Menu | 571-341-1080/703-528-6266

The Little Beet (1800 North Lynn Street)
Menu | 703-310-6711 | Grubhub

The Perfect Pita (2200 Clarendon Boulevard/1681 Crystal Square Arcade (No Delivery)/1735 N. Lynn Street)
Menu | 703-527-1511/703-418-6656/703-522-7482 | Uber Eats | Postmates

The Portofino Restaurant (526 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-979-8200 | Doordash | Uber Eats

The Renegade (3601 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-468-4652 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

The Simple Greek (1731 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-875-1800 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

This is Fine Coffee (2607 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-812-0389 | In-House

Three Whistles (2719 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-879-3353

TNR Cafe (2049 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-217-0766 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Tom Yum District (1515 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-528-8424 | Doordash | Grubhub

Top’s China (2520 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-486-8277 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Tortas Y Tacos La Chiquita (2911 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-970-2824 | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Troys Italian Kitchen (2701 B Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-528-2828 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

TTT Mexican Diner (2900 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-888-1528 | Doordash | Postmates | Uber Eats

Tupelo Honey (1515 N. Troy Street)
Menu | 703-253-8140 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Two Chefs Pizza (5019 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-525-6889 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Urban Tandoor (801 N. Quincy Street)
Menu | 703-567-1432 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Village Sweet Bakery (5872 Washington Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-237-2700

We, The Pizza (4201 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-269-2222 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-276-9693

William Jeffrey’s Tavern (2301 Columbia Pike Suite 101)
Menu | 703-746-6334 | Uber Eats

Yayla Bistro (2201 N. Westmoreland Street)
Menu | 703-533-5600 | In-House | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Yogi Castle (4014 Campbell Avenue
Menu | 571-3030-0011 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Yume Sushi (2121 N. Westmoreland Street)
Menu | 703-269-5064 | Doordash | Postmates

Zoup (4401 N. Fairfax Drive)
Menu | 703-340-3355 | Doordash

by Airey October 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0

A new cafe, restaurant and live music venue called “The Renegade” is hoping to open later this month in the former Mister Days space in Clarendon.

Renegade is “eyeing a late October opening” in the 5,500-square foot space that once housed the popular nightlife destination before it closed in April. The new business is run by chef Patrick Crump, who formerly worked at Clarendon Ballroom, Spider Kelly’s and the now-closed Clarendon Grill, and before that cooked at the famed Inn at Little Washington.

“A renegade is someone who rejects the conventional, and I think the neighborhood is ready for something new and different,” Crump said in a statement today (Friday) of his latest, ambitious venture.

The chef said today (Friday) that his new restaurant at 3100 Clarendon Blvd aims to offer “something different than you traditional wings and nachos” when it comes to the rest of the menu.

The menu itself is set to include an dizzying array of international “stackable bites, skewers, bowls, and housemate dips” from crispy Korean chicken with a moo shu pancake to fried yucca and jalapeño aioli. Other items will be developed from Vietnamese, Thai, Egyptian, and Malaysian cuisine.

Each small dish is expected to cost between $3-5 to encourage patrons to sample several.

“I want spicy, crunchy, bright, and tart. High heat, bold flavors, and something that really grabs you from the first bite,” Crump said.

Pairing with that will be “bright, crisp rosés, rieslings, and sauvignon blancs” on Renegade’s wine list. The bar will also have 12 local craft brews on tap.

Crump previously told ARLnow about his plans to offer Stumptown Coffee, with taps along the coffee bar to serve nitro cold brew coffee.

The Portland-based coffee may be rare in the D.C., but including a coffee bar also puts Renegade in competition with a Peet’s Coffee across the street, as well as Clarendon’s other coffee mainstays: Northside Social, Starbucks, Waterhouse CoffeeBakeshopOby LeeDetour CoffeeDunkin Donuts, Heritage Brewing, and the future East West Cafe and Kaldi’s Social House.

Renegade, which Crump originally called “The Grill on Highland,” also aims to book weekly bands for live music on its 20-foot stage. The chef said he hoped to fill the hole left by longtime music cafe IOTA’s closure two years ago.

Once open, the business will operate seven days a week from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More from a press release, after the jump.

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by Vernon Miles August 27, 2019 at 3:55 pm 0

Renegade Coffee and Kitchen is coming to the former Mister Days space at 3100 Clarendon Blvd.

“What we’ve got is full-service espresso with Stumptown Coffee,” said Patrick Crump, executive chef and owner of Renegade Coffee and Kitchen.

The Portland-based Stumptown Coffee is widely lauded, but a rare sight in the D.C. region. Taps are are being set up along the new coffee bar to serve nitro cold brew coffee. The unique offerings could help Renegade stand out, and steady daytime business could help the business afford the high Clarendon rent, but the restaurant faces plenty of competition, including a Peet’s Coffee across the street.

Other coffee competition in Clarendon competition includes Northside SocialWaterhouse CoffeeHeritage BrewingOby LeeDetour CoffeeBakeshopDunkin Donuts, Starbucks and the future East West Cafe and Kaldi’s Social House.

Crump is no stranger to Clarendon. He’s executive chef at Clarendon Ballroom, Spider Kelly’s and formerly Clarendon Grill — which closed in October after 22 years. Crump’s vision for Renegade is a full-service restaurant with an international menu — including cuisine from Morocco to Vietnam. The menu will mostly be small bites from around $3 to $5, he said.

Another part of the restaurant’s aim is helping to revive the local live music scene. The coffee bar only takes up one corner of the restaurant, so the rest is filled with seating, with plans to use some of it as a music venue — taking up the crown left unclaimed in the wake of Clarendon Grill and Iota Club and Cafe’s closures.

“We want to replace Iota for live music,” said Eric Anderson, general manager and partner. “We want to bring that back.”

In the evenings, Crump plans to turn the area into a nightclub to help carry on the Mister Days legacy.

The coffee shop is still working through some permit approvals, but the owners said they expect Renegade to open within five or six weeks. In the meantime, the company is currently hiring full and part-time baristas, servers and bartenders.

by Vernon Miles July 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0

The Freshman is, both figuratively and literally, a little underground.

The restaurant comes from Nick Freshman, who’s also behind Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon. The Freshman is not planned to fully launch in its permanent home at 2011 Crystal Drive until 2020, but in the meantime the eatery has had a quiet “soft launch” across the street in Crystal City Shops.

The pop-up officially opened this morning (Thursday), at the north end of the shops at 2102 Crystal Plaza, in the former Au Bon Pain space

“We’re in plans and permitting across the street,” said Freshman, “but that process… it takes a long time, even opening in a place that used to be a restaurant. You plan and design and it could take a year.”

The plans to open The Freshman got pushed further back as the building underwent both interior and exterior renovations. Freshman said he had the equipment and a team ready to go but nowhere to set them up.

Their main location and the former Au Bon Pain are both owned by JBG Smith, so when Freshman approached the company about the idea of opening a pop-up in the empty space, the property owner was on board.

The pop-up does not offer The Freshman’s full menu. Freshman estimated it was about 40 percent of what’s to come, with dinner and cocktails planned for the main site, but the pop-up currently serves up coffee and breakfast and lunch options that Freshman said the area seemed in desperate need of.

“There’s no point in doing it if we don’t do it well,” Freshman said. “The challenge is worth it because the community is dying for a viable alternative to [existing] breakfast and lunch options.”

The breakfast and lunch offerings include a tofu scramble with vegan cheese, plus sandwiches or salads for lunch. Prices range from $6 for an egg and cheese sandwich to $14 for a Reuben sandwich.

An unofficial “soft opening ” for the restaurant started on Monday, the same day that Arlington was hit with heavy storms from which the county is still struggling to recover.

“We’re underground, so for a while it looked like we might be underwater, but we stayed totally dry,” Freshman said. “We saw more of a surge [of customers] than expected. But even in dry weather, people use this corridor. If you don’t work or live here, you don’t know about it, but if you do it’s a critical part of your movement.”

Currently, Freshman says the pop-up is planned to stay open through the end of the year, but the stay is largely dependent on how fast or slow progress is across the street.

“Right now, we’re meeting people and listening,” Freshman said. “Every night, we’ve been making tweaks to the menu, but that’s normal opening stuff.”

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