Econo Lodge Metro
6800 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22213
Phone: (703) 538-5300
Fax: (703) 538-2110
Bars & Cafes
Enjoy the finest Irish hospitality in Northern Virginia while at this quaint and charming restaurant which serves a wide array of authentic, traditional Irish specialties daily for lunch and dinner, and also features full bar service with award-winning brews.
This restaurant offers an extensive menu of everything from traditional Greek dishes to Italian favorites. Omelets are served any time of the day and items on the menu include pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, subs, gyros, seafood, pastas, lamb, and veal.
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.
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.
Offering friendly service and fantastic food, this has instituted tradtions such as "Turkey Day" once a week and they service fine espressos, cappuccinos, and fresh, flavored roasted coffee.
A great place to meet for lunch, dinner, late night munchies, or a beer, this brewpub offers a variety of special brewpub dishes, complemented by live entertainment on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, a Sunday brunch, four handcrafted specialty beers brewed on site, an array of cigars, and single malt scotches.
With an extensive beer collection of draft beers and bottled ones, and a wonderful array of Italian food cooked over wooden fire, Rustico is an elegant Italian eatery which promises to deliver a memorable dining experience. The service staff is friendly and efficient without being overbearing. The decor is a charmer with its elegant furnishing and beautifully lit lights.
If you are a billiards lover, head to this bar in Arlington. CarPool celebrates billiards and America's automobile culture. Appropriately, CarPool is located in an old gas station and the walls are covered with car parts. This popular parlor has 16 pool tables, four dartboards and a cigar room. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. CarPool offers a variety of microbrews and a limited menu, primarily Barbecued Ribs, chicken and sandwiches. Two patios are open when weather permits.
Egyptian cuisine is much like that of its Middle Eastern neighbors, but give Pasha Cafe a try, and notice the subtle differences. The focus here is on appetizers. They range from the familiar hummus, which comes plain or infused with a variety of fresh herbs to the more exotic, such as the kosa bel zabadi, a creamy zucchini dip. Favorite entrees include tender kebabs of lamb, chicken or fish and moulkia, a traditional Egyptian dish of greens mixed with lamb or chicken.
Assaggi Osteria is for all those who love Italian food and good mozzarellas. The menu features a wide array of appealing appetizers, salads, homemade pastas, fresh seafood and veal. You need to keep a careful watch on the road if you are driving as chances are you might miss this hidden gem. Due to chef-owner's love for seafood, Assaggi specializes on seafood and you can find interesting treasures from the seas all around the world in here all sourced freshly of course. All the other produces are procured from local Amish farms and the desserts are made in the house. The farm to table menu is served in small plates meant to be shared. Known for their lunch as they are comparatively quieter than the busy nights, the restaurant is on the pricey side but if you want to have real good Italian food and fine mozzarellas, its worth it.
Capri Ristorante Italiano is an Italian seafood restaurant serving salads, soups, pastas and fresh seafood. This old timer is known for its fabulous fish dishes such as the grilled whole branzino, seafood stew (zuppa di pesce), crab meat-shrimp cake, lobster bisque, fried calamari, sauteed mussels, sea scallops with vermouth reduction, linguine with clams and white wine and more. The pasta, chicken and veal dishes are also deliciously well made. Pair it off with any of the Italian wine selections and finish off with decadent house made desserts such as tiramisu, cannoli, crème caramel, and chocolate mousse cake. Capri has a warm and intimate ambiance and if any of your favorites are not their menu, then you can request for it and it will be gladly accommodated. Its a bit pricey, but it is worth it.
Cafe Taj Restaurant opened in 1992 and is still going strong with a huge local fan following. Located in the Marketplace plaza, Cafe Taj serves delicious Indian food, from rich curries to ambrosial grilled meats and seafood cooked in the tandoor and yes the sweet scented sweets such as the mango lassi, kulfi and more. Known for their super affordable lunch buffets, you will find yourself in a long queue amongst businessmen for the lovely buffet spread of scrumptious food such as naans, butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, Tandoori salmon and so much more. Their fully stocked bar has a good range of wine and beer. You can also dine at the patio with comfortable seating. They also offer catering services. If you are in the neighborhood of McLean, then drop in for their famous lunch buffet and become a fan.