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Willow Restaurant

4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 465-8800
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Ranked #59 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Utah
Transit: Public Transit Stops Two blocks from the Ballston Metro.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Willow is located in my office building and has recently started offering a "counter lunch" in their bar area, but at tables as well as at the bar. The lunch is only $10 per person and while the choices are limited, there is always something good on the menu - a soup and salad combo, for example. Each day they... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Willow has excellent food and good service. Make sure to try their flatbread they are copious and delicious. I had the calamari appetizer and it was full of jalapeno - hot. But it was tasty and washed down with a cold gaspacho with texture. The food is presented well, it taste delicious and the service is professional. A great place... More

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Washington DC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I reviewed Willow a few years ago, and while we've been back many times since, I decided to put some notes together on Friday's visit. First the setting - after a contentious day at work which ran hours later than planned, the wife said "feed me now!". Willow is minutes away and that was the pick. As I mentioned before... More

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Madrid
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Being over in Washington DC/Arlington on business I joined a group of friends and colleagues at the last minute to dinner at Willow. Other than knowing that like me they enjoyed great food and wine I had no idea what to expect on midweek evening. They clearly knew what a treat we were in for and were already familiar with... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My fiancée and I had a wonderful dinner after a ling day at a conference. Our waiter Tim, couldn't have been more helpful, polite, or charming. The wine selection was very good; we shared a bottle of Gruner Veltliner. The scallop appetizer ranked among the best thing we ever ate! I hade the lobster pot pie and ravioli which was... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I accompanied my husband on a business trip because we had our 38th wedding anniversary during his stay. He made reservations for us & they sent me an email to "invite" me to dinner! The restaurant was a very trendy restaurant. Our server was wonderful. The manager came over at the end of our dinner & congratulated us on anniversary.... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Joined a couple that I've known and trusted for years for a dinner at the Willow. They're Ballston residents and rave about the consistency and dependability of the Willow. From it's service, to it's selections, all the way to the dessert conclusions, the Willow satisfies. And, I agree! It was a superb dinner, and the service was outstanding. We really... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I had enjoyed eating at Willow many times in the past, but sorry to say that will be no more. We dined there last month and afterwards, I became quite ill. It was especially unfortunate, because we were flying the next day. I was ill three times on the plane and as one might imagine, it was... More

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The plains
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

The service was very good. The food was good but not outstanding. Desserts and coffee were great. Would go again.

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Westbury, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Dined here with a large group, and was very pleasantly surprised. As noted, it's an unassuming building in an office complex. Our private room was very comfortable, with tables of six or eight, which made conversation easy. Service was excellent--attentive without being obtrusive. The 'flatbread pizza' appetizers and antipasti were wonderful; could easily have made a meal of them! My... More

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