2017 New Restaurants: Arlington

A roundup of the eateries that came to the area in the past year.

Wilson Hardware // Photo by Dominique Fierro

Pentagon City

A Deli
Roti (Mediterranean)
Kokee Tea Cafe
Sugar Factory


BABA (coffee + cocktail lounge)
Bar Bao
Detour Coffee
The G.O.A.T. (sports bar)
The Spirits of ’76
Troy’s Italian Kitchen
Wilson Hardware (American + bar)


Bistro 1521 (Filipino)
CraftHouse (bar food)
Republik Coffee Bar
Quinn’s On The Corner
Stageplate Bistro (American)


Central Coffee Bar
Continental Beer Garden
The Little Beet (healthy bowls)
Vitality Bowls


BrickHaus (beer garden)
Hanabi Ramen
Kung Fu Tea
Thai Eatery
Tortas y Tacos La Chiquita
Heritage Brewing Co. Market Common
The Heritage Brewing brand started in Manassas with a patriotic-themed tap room and corresponding beer names (e.g.: Freedom Isn’t Free IPA). But soon after, the veterans who started the company broke out of Prince William, canning beers for distribution all over the mid-Atlantic, entering the cold-brew coffee field (Veritas Coffee) and opening a second location in Arlington. The Clarendon location is a full-service restaurant with better-than-bar food, plus an on-site bean roasting program and a latte on draft. Next up: Heritage is heading back to Manassas for an expansion, relocating and expanding threefold, with plans for a brewpub, including one at the new space.


Big Buns (burgers + shakes)
Moby Dick House of Kabob


Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar, Virginia Square
Sense of Place Café, Arlington Forest
Shawarma Gyros Xpress, Crystal City

Did we miss a restaurant, or do you know about one opening this year? Send us a note: fooddesk@northernvirginiamag.com

(January 2018)