A few blocks off the main drag of Clarendon, Green Pig Bistro is one of the best restaurants in Arlington. Come with a few friends, sit at one of the large communal tables, take in the smells coming from the open kitchen, and prepare for a meat-heavy meal. And make sure that meal includes the meatballs and pork shank, which will make you want to bow to the next pig you see.
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The Liberty Tavern
Liberty Tavern is Clarendon’s utility restaurant - use the American spot for dates, dinner with the parents, or a meal at the bar.
In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a Mediterranean group dinner or brunch.
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Kinship does fancy-ish American food in Shaw. Go for a special occasion, and get the lobster French toast.
Despite being in the middle of Adams Morgan craziness, Roofers Union is a great restaurant/bar/rooftop for a casual drink or dinner.
Chloe serves European-style small plates and interesting cocktails, all in a Navy Yard space that you’ll wish your apartment looked more like.
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Super Pollo is a reliable cheap eats option in Arlington with excellent Peruvian chicken.
Northside Social is a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night. If you live in Arlington, it will come in handy at least once a week.
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