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Willow Restaurant

4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 465-8800
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Ranked #55 of 690 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
McLean, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is fresh, waiters helpful and knowledgeable, bit on the pricey side, but well worth it. I appreciate their attention to food allergies and the extensive gluten free offerings

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Falls Church, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went to Willow with friends who had enjoyed it in the past. We went there a few years ago several times for lunch and I really liked the food. We went for dinner. Even though we had reservations we were given a so so table and were semi ignored by our waiter. The food was just OK. I was really... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I've been to this restaurant dozens of times over the years and it continues to be a go-to place on a Friday night when we can't decide where to eat. But you never know if it you are going to get the "good Willow" or the "bad Willow". The good Willow serves innovative dishes, cooked to perfection with attentive professional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Tracy, the chef, welcomed me as I walked in. She was aware of our group meeting and put together a couple platters of cheese puffs, and added a few delicious gluten-free biscuits when I told her one of our group couldn't eat wheat. Our waiter, Jasper, took wonderful care of us, and we accomplished the networking goal of our gathering... More 

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Arlington, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

USED to be on top of our list of restaurants. Until a couple of nights ago. Service was terrible, inattentive and slow. This was supposed to be a special meal. Oh well. Salad to share showed up with no plates. Once main course showed up, after twiddling our thumbs for an hour, it was not worth the effort. Or, in... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Shared lunch with a colleague and was very pleased with this restaurant. A warm and welcome atmosphere with lots of business folks. Nice variety of more unique lunch sandwich and soup selections with nice table linens. Prices were extremely fair given the locale. Would love to try to bar over happy hour as it presents a very attractive design. Will... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Additional Information about Willow Restaurant

Address: 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
Phone Number: (703) 465-8800
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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