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2102 Crystal Plaza - Jefferson Davis Highway - Suite 2116,, Arlington, VA
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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

While shopping in the Crystal City Underground we oftentimes enjoy an almond croissant and cup of coffee at Au Bon Pain.

Thank wmay13241
West Palm Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Stopped by while wandering through shops in Crystal City and picked up a coffee and some pastries. The lemon pound cake was moist and not overly sweet and the cinnamon buns with pecans were heavenly!

Thank rcronk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I was happy to find they had vegan, gluten-free chili; vegan salad with edamame, black beans, & arugula; organic green tea; & soy milk, honey to add to drinks.

Thank Lorie G
Pacific Palisades, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

I travel to DC frequently and this restaurant in Pentagon City Mall is our meeting place. The food is better than you'd think, the people are really nice, and it is very close to the Metro, which allows us to get almost anywhere quickly. Also parking at Pentagon City Mall is easier and cheaper than anywhere else in the area.

Thank Stan2034
Glen Allen, Virginia
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299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for breakfast on a Friday morning around 9:00 AM. It wasn't very busy. It had a nice selection of breakfast foods. I had a cinnamon swirl that was very filling. My wife and children had the chocolate croissant and they thought it was good. My son chose a chocolate muffin. It seemed pretty dry. However, my... More 

Thank kandkwed
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

Standard Au Bon Pain menu, with a handful of small tables at which you can sit and enjoy your pastries/sandwich/ coffee/ etc. The atmosphere right off the mall corridor and the hit or miss attitude of myriad employees who do not appear to enjoy your business are nothing to write home about. But if you just want quick, semi-healthy snack... More 

Thank LIbbewdc
Gilbert, Arizona
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

I stopped into Au Bon Pain in the Crystal City underground for a 'quick' sandwich. The sandwich was good, but anything but quick. Several customers, including myself, had their orders forgotten. Even after going back to the counter to inquire about my sandwich, it was still several minutes before it was ready. Hopefully it was just a bad staffing day... More 

Thank Jim C
Frisco, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We were running close to a meeting, so stopped at Au Bon Pain for a sandwich. Taste was fine, but really thin on the meat. End result, lunch was basically bread. Disappointing.

Thank teds759
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast on the last day of my trip. I wish I had known it was there and I would have been there every day for breakfast. I was very surprised by the quality of the food and the reasonable prices.

Thank Jeffery W
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Many visits to get coffee and a bagel/pastry/something yummy. I like the variety, quality and freshness. Always hits the spot and wifi works well aswell so a great place to sit and get somethings taken care of on the laptop.

Thank AmericanMcCouple

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Soups, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2102 Crystal Plaza - Jefferson Davis Highway - Suite 2116,, Arlington, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?