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Village Bistro

1723 Wilson Blvd, Colonial Village, Arlington, VA 22209-2503
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Ranked #33 of 690 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Amelia Island, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Mele Bistro, formerly Corner Bistro, has truly excellent food with emphasis on fresh and organic ingredients. My first meal there was so impressive that I went back two nights later. The owner is gracious and welcoming and the staff is enthusiastic and friendly but needs training. More later. The Greek salad was well done and the portion large. The bread... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped by as it was lunch time. Located through Trip Advisor. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. I had a light lunch. The restaurant had a very good menu including "small plates" which I think is a good idea. I ordered from that and had baby bluefish. It was quite good and the right amount for a light lunch. Creme burlee for dessert,... More 

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Pasadena, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I visited this establishment when it was the Village Bistro and, frankly, don't recall much about it. Since then the owner has change the ambiance and menu ... now providing unusual materials and surfaces in the dining room and ladies washroom (don't know about the gents washroom) along with unsual parings on the menu. Fresh ingredients are a part of... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is now named Mele. The atmosphere is nice and service is prompt. The little missteps were things like the salt and pepper shakers not dispensing either salt or pepper. This made the next missteps worse since the lack of good carmelization on my lamb burger and lack of seasoning on lukewarm, limp fries made them seem tasteless. These are... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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158 reviews 158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The meal begins with an enthusiastic display and discussion by the owner of the freshest fish you will find outside of a place next to a harbor. My son and I enjoyed specials of the day and enjoyed every bite. Everything is fresh and the seasonings sublime. Nice wine selections are available and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Highly... More 

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Arlington VA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I hadn't been to Village bistro since last year, since their renovation and was very pleasantly surprised. Went in for a light dinner early on Sunday with a friend. Sat at the newly made bar which is made of a beautiful wood top with a marble base. The barman was extremely friendly and efficient. Had a fabulous meal of mussels... More 

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Milford, DE
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Unfortunately Village/Mele Bistro lacks good service and management. We were seated immediately, only to be ignored for 15 mins. until I finally asked the water person for menus. After another 15 minutes I had to get up and find someone to order drinks. It was the owner who finally took our drink order. Again, another long wait before our drinks... More 

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Fort Polk, Louisiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

PROs: 1. Food tastes amazing! (I had a unique fish I can't even remember the name of and escargot). 2. Largest selection and quality of fresh fish I've seen in one place. 3. Entrees can be ordered in two sizes. The smaller, regular option was plenty for me with a salad. CONs: 1. Menu can be overwhelming. 2. Food is... More 

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172 reviews 172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I dined with our high school friend last evening and we very pleased with our experience. It is clear that this is a local hangout and the locals love it. I had the Florida grouper which was served over spinach along with very nice sauces and quinoa. The fish was cooked to perfection. My wife and friend... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner at the (now called) Mele Bistro. Absolutely delicious, and the service was fantastic. I can't wait to go back!

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Additional Information about Village Bistro

Address: 1723 Wilson Blvd, Colonial Village, Arlington, VA 22209-2503
Phone Number: 703-522-0284
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary

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