Trying out a new restaurant near Arlington? Here’s a list of Arlington restaurants locals and critics love.
4 Arlington Restaurants Locals Love
1. YonaYona serves inventive ramen dishes and Korean-inspired small plates from Chefs Mike Isabella and Jonah Kim. The approachable menu complements the chic, minimalist dining room, which features natural light, wood decor and a white-tiled open kitchen. Sake, Japanese beers and creative Asian-inspired cocktails pair perfectly with the fare.
2. Pepita Cantina
Chef/Owner Mike Isabella’s Pepita Cantina serves cuisine inspired by the coast of Mexico including tacos, ceviche, short ribs and other small plates. The space features colorful desert hues — blue, sand and gold — plus an outdoor patio which together create a lively, laidback vibe. The gigantic drink selection is notable for its agave spirits, margaritas and other frozen drinks.
3. Mussel Bar & Grille Arlington
Mussel Bar & Grille Arlington serves mussels, frites and other Belgian-inspired meat and fish dishes. Located in a former car dealership, the space boasts a chic, industrial feel with expansive windows, steel light fixtures and retrofitted cargo containers. The beverage program offers over 100 Belgian and craft beer varieties, wines and spirits.
4. Kapnos Taverna
A popular spot from Chef/Owner Mike Isabella and sister restaurant to Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna serves both modern and traditional island-style Greek cuisine in a sleek space with cool blue tones. With a few carryovers from the Kapnos menu, Taverna’s selection highlights fresh fish, seafood towers, traditional lamb dishes and plentiful meze options. Cocktails infused with Mediterranean spices and a Greek-focused wine list are offered.