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Willow Restaurant

4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 465-8800
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Ranked #71 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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77% Recommend
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English first
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Top Contributor
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My daughter and I tried this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. After ordering the tangerine cranberry cocktail (refreshing!), we shared the flatbread and scallops appetizer. Both were excellent and quickly devoured. My salmon was cooked to perfection and my daughter tried their signature fried chicken. It was the best she had tried in any restaurant. We got a slice of... More

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Arlington, Va
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is a hidden gem. It is in Ballston, in an office complex. The food is excellent and varied. They have a nosh type menu in the bar area with very large portions. The dinner room has an upscale American menu that is also wonderful. The staff is very nice and knowledgable about the menu and wine or beer... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I had dinner there last Saturday night. It was bustling and busy. Besides the service being a little slow at first I had a great meal. I ordered the roasted and fried chicken dish. I typically don't order chicken out because I eat it often at home. I really like fried chicken and since it was lemon infused, roasted and... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Willow has fantastic food but is a bit pricey. It is a great place to splurge as the food and atmosphere is fantastic.

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Arlington, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I went there a few weeks ago for my anniversary because of all of the good reviews. The food was good, but not out of this world. I felt like I was licking a salt lick half the time. If you want to try something out of your normal routine, check it out, but it's not worth the price.

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