Top 8 International food in Arlington, Virginia, United States

December 15, 2019 Diedre Savory

Find out what International restaurants to try in Arlington. Known for walkable urban villages like Crystal City, Rosslyn and Ballston, Arlington was part of the "10 miles square" surveyed in 1791 to be the United States capital. Just across the Potomac from Washington, Arlington is home to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), Air Force Memorial and Pentagon Memorial. With 11 Metro stops, Arlington is car-optional and offers visitors everything from eclectic theater to Bohemian cafes.
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8. Taberna del Alabardero, Washington D.C.

1776 I St NW Entrance on 18th St, between H and I, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700 International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table S [email protected] +1 202-429-2200 http://www.alabardero.com
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4 based on 476 reviews

Taberna del Alabardero, Washington D.C.

This piece of Spain, just steps from The White House, will transport you to an elegant and royal atmosphere surrounded by friendly faces, an engaging menu and world-renowned wines. Taberna Del Alabardero opened its doors in 1989, becoming the first Spanis

Reviewed By IDC637

This long-standing restaurant in DC is a great place to have authentic Spanish food with great service and great food. From very traditional to specialties all is terrific. The service is normally OK. It also offers, from time-to-time “theme” events like Flamenco nights and paellas days. Just a lot of fun at reasonable prices.

7. Palette 22

4053 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3425 American, Bar, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Televisio [email protected] +1 703-746-9007 http://www.palette22.com
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4 based on 147 reviews

Palette 22

FOOD. ART. FUN. Palette 22 is a creative dining experience like none other, where an eclectic menu of globally inspired shareable plates, fantastic drinks, and unrivaled hospitality are showcased in an art-filled space. From the outside in, art is everywh

Reviewed By MJKinArlington

The food and the atmosphere here for a recent Sunday brunch with friends were amazing. The Shirlington Village has many good options, but I am glad we chose Palette 22 on this day. Our waiter was so friendly and efficient. The small plates allowed us to try many different items. A special thanks to our waiter for helping make it a wonderful experience for all of us. I can't remember his name, but he mentioned he was listening to the Beatles music chronologically, which I thought was cool.

6. RIS

2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414 American, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Servic [email protected] +1 202-730-2500 http://www.risdc.com/
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4 based on 464 reviews

RIS

Reviewed By Fernando M

Ris was a great discovery for me. The food was delicious. I ordered a salad and the lamb shank, which I enjoyed tremendously. The chicken liver pate for starters was really good, including and especially the crusty bread and thin crackers that came with it. The chocolate mousse dessert was incredible - smooth, light, just the right sweetness. The presentations were delightful all around. It's a sizable restaurant, but the layout gives the feeling of having your own smaller and more private area. The. noise level is low to quiet, even with plenty of people inside. The wine selection is also very good. All around a very good restaurant. I'll be back with family, friends and guests!

5. Busboys and Poets

4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3416 American, Bar, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 703-379-9756 http://www.busboysandpoets.com/
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4 based on 417 reviews

Busboys and Poets

Reviewed By designerista

This location was near our hotel so we enjoyed brunch before heading out for the day. Enjoyed the eclectic atmosphere and menu options. Opted for the omelet with black beans and avocado and also recommend the sweet potato pancakes. Coffee was delicious and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

4. Doyle (Bar)

Dupont Circle 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 American, Bar, International Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer [email protected] +1 202-448-4301 http://doyle.bar/
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4 based on 645 reviews

Doyle (Bar)

Doyle – a glamourous, club like bar with a chic mid-century feel, designed by Martin Brudnizki, offers incredible panoramic views of Dupont Circle. The drinks list is built around the cocktail culture of the 1950’s and 1960’s, featuring short and strong c

Reviewed By oldstocks

I call this a great hotel bar since I was staying there.However, I recommend visiting if in the area. I met a few folks who were staying nearby but came to this place instead of the competition. Bar seating is limited but there is plenty of small tables around the Doyle. I had a little difficulty to get initial drinks both nights that I was there but, once served, service was good.Like any upscale DC bar, drink costs are not buck a beer. However, this is not a pounding drinks bar either. There are nice customers to strike up conversations so coming alone is not an issue.Dear oldstocks, Thank you for visiting us at Doyle Bar and for staying with us at The Dupont Circle Hotel. We hope you enjoyed our time with us and will stay with us again in the future. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service at Doyle Bar but also want to offer our sincere apologies for any delay in service that you experienced. Thank you for recommending us as a great upscale DC bar, a great place to visit for a solo drink or to meet new people. We look forward to your next visit so we can craft you some more excellent cocktails. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you would like to plan your next visit to Doyle Bar at [email protected] Regards,Nitin TitusFood and Beverage Manager

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3. Palette 22

4053 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3425 American, Bar, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Televisio [email protected] +1 703-746-9007 http://www.palette22.com
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4 based on 147 reviews

Palette 22

FOOD. ART. FUN. Palette 22 is a creative dining experience like none other, where an eclectic menu of globally inspired shareable plates, fantastic drinks, and unrivaled hospitality are showcased in an art-filled space. From the outside in, art is everywh

Reviewed By MJKinArlington

The food and the atmosphere here for a recent Sunday brunch with friends were amazing. The Shirlington Village has many good options, but I am glad we chose Palette 22 on this day. Our waiter was so friendly and efficient. The small plates allowed us to try many different items. A special thanks to our waiter for helping make it a wonderful experience for all of us. I can't remember his name, but he mentioned he was listening to the Beatles music chronologically, which I thought was cool.

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2. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730 French, European, International Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 202-296-1166 http://www.marcelsdc.com/
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4 based on 673 reviews

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's elegant haute French flagship restaurant. Regularly topping the best-of-lists in the nation's capital, in 2011 and 2012, it was rated the top restaurant for food by Zagat as well as one

Reviewed By highlandbride

Enjoyed the 7 course tasting dinner, accompanied by two bottles from private cellar. Elegant and comfortable dining room was the perfect stage setting - staff were gracious, efficient and a well-orchestrated ballet of unobtrusive service. Everything, from the amuse bouche, the bread, and dessert and cookies were well done.What impressed me the most is that the management has confidence in its guests that they have plenty to talk about and don't need to be blasted with loud music to "enjoy" the party, or being rushed to "eat to the beat." Wish more restaurants would follow Marcel's lead.

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1. Palette 22

4053 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3425 American, Bar, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Televisio [email protected] +1 703-746-9007 http://www.palette22.com
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4 based on 147 reviews

Palette 22

FOOD. ART. FUN. Palette 22 is a creative dining experience like none other, where an eclectic menu of globally inspired shareable plates, fantastic drinks, and unrivaled hospitality are showcased in an art-filled space. From the outside in, art is everywh

Reviewed By MJKinArlington

The food and the atmosphere here for a recent Sunday brunch with friends were amazing. The Shirlington Village has many good options, but I am glad we chose Palette 22 on this day. Our waiter was so friendly and efficient. The small plates allowed us to try many different items. A special thanks to our waiter for helping make it a wonderful experience for all of us. I can't remember his name, but he mentioned he was listening to the Beatles music chronologically, which I thought was cool.

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