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Willow Restaurant

4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 465-8800
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Ranked #47 of 679 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Whangarei, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The food at Willow is sure to delight all palates - even if menu items seem strange like the deep fried tempura crab cakes - rest assured everything is delicious. Wines are well selected and a sample is available to make up one's mind. Unfortunately the service let us down, clumsy, inattentive, out of place are gentle ways to describe... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We live in Ballston and like to walk to dinner. Willow provides a wonderful dining experience and offers enjoyable outside dining during the warm months. There is also both a bar and full restaurant menu, so you can choose what strikes your fancy. Flatbreads, especially the Fairfax, are awesome. The summer salad, with a great mix of summer centric tomatoes... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The restaurant is quite big with various areas – bar, bistro, restaurant, and outdoor seating for either the bar or restaurant. We went for the weekly special of Buffalo Beef on Weck which is a fancy roast beef sandwich. To my delight, the beef was so tender it was easy to bite into the sandwich with little mess. It was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It's worth visiting this restaurant just to try their signature flat breads - delicious! The rest of our meal was very good and the wine selection was varied and keenly priced. Although our server at first seemed unwelcoming he turned out to be knowledgable and competent.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Everything was perfect, from the mushroom flatbread appetizer to our entrees. I had the lobster pot pie and my sister had the swordfish. Excellent, unobtrusive service. Can't wait to go back!

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Dayton, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cute outside neighborhood cafe! Winner in recent burger cookoff! Lots of wonderful organic and local produce choices too!

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South Padre Island, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had eaten at Willow six or seven times in the past and had never been disappointed. It is not fast food and it is not inexpensive. We did have to wait quite a bit longer than usual which was surprising as the place was not crowded. The weather was beautiful and the outside seating area was full - mostly... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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