We were here for a reception to honor a longtime local resident who had passed away. This was his favorite restaurant and he was a regular. The wait staff were very friendly and circulated well with the passed hors d'oeuvres. The flat breads were fantastic! The decor was really appealing - a sophisticated and welcoming combination of burgundy, brass, wood and natural light. Due to the occasion, we didn't fully explore the menu or beverage options but we'll go back! The Willow is an easy walk from the Ballston Metro station. Fyi, for nature enthusiasts, it's also close to the Arlington office of the Nature Conservancy.