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6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
+1 703-531-1881
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in a very unassuming strip mall; however, when you go inside the restaurant is pleasant and nice and the staff friendly and courteous. My friend and I ordered lunch specials which I found to be of terrific value. I would...More

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We got back from a a trip on a Monday night and needed a quick bite. We remembered Present — not having been there for several months. Turned out to be great call as the food was excellent as was the service. Being late on...More

Thank marycK2581TZ
Reviewed August 29, 2018

A group meets weekly after meetings, choosing a different place every week. each time we eat here. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food always looks professionally prepared and is always fresh and tasty. The cost is reasonable ad we always leave with...More

Thank _dbraun7247
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A co-worker had been raving about this restaurant so we visited and had a very nice meal. Creative presentation, good service and tasty food. Would go again. Its in the older section of Falls Church in a strip shopping center with not much parking but...More

Thank anitat736
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This restaurant has it all: attractive decor, excellent service, and outstanding food. My wife and I ordered a family style soup (which turned out to be enough for six but very reasonably priced) and a delicious noodle and crab dish. The Vietnamese coffee that we...More

Thank Christian E
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We visit this favorite place about once a month. Tonight was a disappointment. The pineapple shrimp squid salad was good as usual, but the fish on the steam boat really missed the mark. The menu on Trip Advisor and its web site indicates “whole” fish...More

Thank PHIL D
Reviewed February 21, 2018

In a strip mall, Present is not physically impressive inside or out. That said, the service is very solicitous and the cooking is very competent. The menu is very broad with many choices. I have been going for years and the cooking is very consistent....More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

What a find. Nestled into a very drab mini strip mall, Present awaits you with outstanding service, a very creative and authentic menu, and a wonderfully comfortable vibe. We loved the calamari appetizer (best we’ve ever had) and, based on the great waiter’s suggestion, a...More

1  Thank FamSiam
Reviewed January 29, 2018

With so many restaurants to choose from in Falls Church, this one stands out. We were there for Sunday dinner when it was not particularly crowded. The space is attractive with soothing sounds from an indoor fountain and quiet music. Ask to sit in front...More

1  Thank Mother19348
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Present restaurant provides good service. The gentleman waiter, Mr. Tran, was excellent when we were there. Thanks Toan😀

1  Thank PHIL D
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Bert P
April 6, 2017|
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Response from Present R | Property representative |
Thank you for asking, casual dressy are both fine.
Armin F
June 17, 2016|
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Response from KobiashiMaru7 | Reviewed this property |
I've been travelling way too much for business outside of the DC area or I would have returned much sooner. I CRAVE the deliciousness of your food and definitely miss your warmth and hospitality. I will see you soon!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-531-1881
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Present Restaurant is home to a melting pot of tasty regional authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Most of the best Vietnamese food can be found at a humble-looking street stall and from the inside of a home kitchen. Present Restaurant is your guide to favorite Vietnamese foods in the Fairfax Co area. Enjoy a quiet dinner with friends with a glass of wine. Present restaurant offer an ambiance of tranquility with our indoor cascading pond that allows our guest to enjoy a quiet dinner with friends with a glass of wine. We also cater to special events and occasions. Surprise your quest with a catered and elaborate Vietnamese buffet.. Thank you to Mr. Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post for the kind review: Editorial Review 2009 Fall Dining Guide By Tom Sietsema Washington Post Staff Writer Plenty of Vietnamese restaurants serve green papaya salad. None that I've sampled makes a better impression than Present's. Freshly roasted nuts give the dish an edge, and so does a "bowl" of purple cabbage, although the crowning touch is lavished on the surface: matchsticks of rich liver instead of the usual beef jerky. Other Vietnamese restaurants are welcoming, but few more so than this place. Need a recommendation? Want to know more about an ingredient? The servers respond with enthusiasm and intelligence, and they make top-notch guides for novices in particular. I've eaten in this serene dining room at least half a dozen times now, yet I always find something new to appreciate.
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