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Portabellos - An American Cafe

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2109 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22207-3811
+1 703-528-1557
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“lentil dish” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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2109 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22207-3811
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Back again...twice in 4 days. Consistent quality in food and service. They have a chef here who really knows his trade. Had the salmon entree a few days ago, and the scallop dish 2 hours ago. Both were absolutely delishous. I feel somfortunate having such...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time visiting Portobellos and they were so attentive to our requests. We had a few kids with peanut allergies and he helped us make selections that were peanut free. The wait staff was excellent and kept our water and beverages flowing...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Really comfortable neighborhood café with an interesting menu, good food and great prices. Exceptionally friendly owner. Nice place for a dinner over good conversation. The Parmesan-crusted cod over mashed potatoes was outstanding. The standard mixed salad was exceptional. My vegetarian dining partner enjoyed the Moroccan...More

Thank tjphilly
Reviewed June 18, 2017

It doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside is a bit more upscale if however a tad small. The food was very tasty but if you have a large appetite you might leave a little hungry. It isn't somewhere I would take...More

Thank Sherri F
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

If you like a place where the owner greets you by name after your second visit here then look no farther. Love the lamb chops. Love the lentil dish. Love the wine specials. Love the personal attention and friendly conversation. Brilliant local place.

Thank ReallyMeC
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This friendly cafe is located located in a strip of shops near a fire station and car dealership. It has a good wine list and a fine balance of seafood, meat and pasta options. The daily specials are always good choices, The calamari is sublime....More

Thank Ed T
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Been coming here sporadically for several years. Small intimate place. Owner is your waiter and chef. Had the scallops special tonight. Wine sauce brown rice super fresh scallops olives artichokes and other veggies. Very good. Friend had the pecan crusted cod. Friends we ran into...More

Thank Pippi011
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Great to find a high quality restaurant in Arlington with free and plenty of parking! Went last night for Valentines dinner and hap a super experience. We skipped the special (lobster) but could see many with that and clearly they were happy. We had the...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant by far. The food is delicious and the staff terrific. We love it & eat here weekly. Highly recommend!

Thank Bronwyn V
Reviewed June 10, 2016

We went there by recommandation and we were pleasantly surprised. It's not big, but it's nice and cozy, really cute inside. The food was wonderful, we had the lentils with tofu and we had the seafood risotto, both were wonderful, lots of flavors. The dessert...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2109 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22207-3811
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-528-1557
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