Published on March 2, 2016

4 Arlington Restaurants Locals Love

Trying out a new restaurant near Arlington? Here's a list of Arlington restaurants locals and critics love.

4 Arlington Restaurants Locals Love

1. YonaYonaYona 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

Pepita CantinaChef/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 ArlingtonMussel 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

Kapnos TavernaA 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.

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