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Willow Restaurant

4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 465-8800
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Ranked #52 of 683 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
1 review
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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 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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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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