Econo Lodge Metro
6800 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22213
Phone: (703) 538-5300
Fax: (703) 538-2110
Since its opening in 1992, La Cote D'Or Cafe has been providing excellent French cuisine in the Washington DC area. The front of the house is run by owners Raymond and Lynne Campet and the kitchen is run by Chef Mickael and Chef Enrique. You can be sure to receive friendly service along with the exquisite menu as the philosophy of the restaurant is, "Without customers we have no reason to be."
Argia's is an Italian restaurant serving North Italian cuisine in family and solo portions. Interesting art pieces adorn the walls, inviting you to a time of nostalgia. Must try's are the Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Pancetta with Amaretti Sauce and Eggplant Al Formaggio. A nice place to have delicious food amongst family and friends.
As the saying goes, 'don't judge a book by it's cover', don't go by the outer appearance of La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine which is housed on the ground floor of a nearly slighted motel.This diminutive restaurant rises up in culinary heights with its Latin American cuisine of savory tidbits of chunky Bolivian turnovers,arepas (Fried or grilled cornmeal bread stuffed with your choice fillings like pulled beef, black beans or chopped chicken breast with salsa rosada. Or gorge on the hearty mains such as the pabellón criollo, a traditional Venezuelan dish with seasoned pulled beef served with white rice, black beans and topped with sweet plantains. Alcohol is not served, so relish your food with milkshakes and natural fruit juices.
Experience a culinary journey to the high mountains of Afghanistan, where the cuisine is similar to the flavors of the Middle East and Pakistan. Appetizers here are perfect for sharing. Try the Afghani ravioli, filled with ground beef and scallions. Vegetarian dishes are also a highlight - pumpkin cooked in tomato sauce with yogurt, and eggplant and spinach stew are among the favorites. Lamb, beef or chicken kebabs are nicely seasoned and served with rice and Afghan salad. A second branch is now open at 224 West Maple Street, Vienna, Virginia (+1 703-281-4183).
If you like Chinese food then this is the place for you. Mark's extensive menu with over four hundred items ensures that you will find many things to satisfy you. Especially noteworthy is the Peking Duck. Roasted a rich red, this duck with its crisp skin and succulent meat is something you will remember forever!
Dogfish Alehouse offers a great selection of delicious brews. Food options include hot, wood-fired pizzas and piquant appetizers like the Calamari appetizer and Fried Grouper Sandwich.
As the name suggests, Open Kitchen is not a display kitchen completely though you can watch some meals getting prepared if you get a counter seat, it is a unique bistro which offers catering services, cooking classes, wine tasting event, wine shop and is Eco-friendly. Inspiring artisan, farm to table, seasonal menu such as crispy oven roasted duck leg confit, pan-roasted blue-crab cake, pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto di Parma, grilled rib-eye with a red wine semi-glaze and more will draw in your appreciations. Open Kitchen has a strong sense of community and are doing their bit by being a part of American Farmland Trust to save the farmlands. It is also available for private and corporate events. A great place to unwind, have great food and relish good wine, Open Kitchen will embrace you warmly to their culinary retreat.
The dining room in this small storefront is beautifully decorated with Middle Eastern tapestries and carpets. You can make a meal of the appetizers alone in Layalina. Choose from a large selection of small dishes including the familiar Falafel, Baba Ghanouj and Hummus. Kibbeh - ground meat and bulgar - is outstanding, as is the exotically spiced Soujok - Lebanese sausage. For a typical Lebanese dish, try the Fatteh— a delightful mixture of toasted pita, almonds, yogurt, eggplant and beef. To satisfy your sweet tooth, sample some of the delectable phyllo pastries with honey and nuts.
Pupatella Neapolitan Pizzeria is known for serving some of the best Italian dishes in town. The authentic Neapolitan pizza being their specialty, Pupatella Neapolitan Pizzeria bakes its pizza in a special wood-fired oven and uses fine quality ingredients from Naples during its preparation. You can choose your pizza from their menu or customize your own pizza. The pizza menu is accompanied with an extensive beer and wine list to choose from. Their friendly staff and quick service is sure to impress you. Indulge in the delicious pizzas as you dine at Pupatella Neapolitan Pizzeria.
Pho is the Vietnamese word for soup which is traditionally considered a comfort food. And the 75 in the name comes from the year the Vietnam War ended. At Pho 75 you can enjoy more than 15 varieties of pho, each built from a beef broth base topped with special cuts of steak and brisket. The broth is then ladled in to a regular or very large bowl and served with rice noodles and a plate of vegetable condiments like bean sprouts, hot peppers, slices of lemon and fresh mint. Add them to the soup to taste. As this is an alcohol-free place you'll have to take your pick from some flavored lemonades or special Vietnamese ice-coffee.
Affordable French food has become almost an oxymoron, but at this self-service cafe, the prices are low and the food is outstanding. Order your food at the counter in the back and it will be brought to your table. When the weather is nice, a few tables are available on the sidewalk in front. Lunch and dinner specials change daily, and almost always include a fresh fish selection. Soups, sandwiches and salads round out the menu. Silky creme caramel and buttery cookies are perfect endings to your meal.
With casual elegance and outstanding food, Crystal Thai has been voted one of the best bargain restaurants in Washington for the past six years. White tablecloths, votive candles, fresh flowers and charming wait staff, in native garb, create a lovely showcase for a sumptuous meal. Curries-red, green and yellow-are creamy and flavorful and come with chicken or shrimp. An overwhelming favorite is a crispy catfish that is served in a spicy sauce that is indescribably delicious. Several beers—including Thailand's own Singha—and wine are available.