AKA expands reach to
Asia Pacific, Europe, Gulf Region
with Ascott the Residence
3409 Wilson Blvd.
1 The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (3 miles)
The Shops at Pentagon City is a sprawling multi-level shopping complex that features endless shopping and dining options including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Apple, Armani Exchange, J. Crew, Coach, Club Monaco, Movado, and many more. Open daily; hours of operation vary.
2 Café Asia
With an open kitchen and open seating, Café Asia has the feel of a fancy cafeteria. The menu takes diners on a trip through the Far East; diners can explore the tastes of Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan. Of this well-varied menu, we personally recommend the sushi. They offer a great selection of specialty rolls as well as the classic favorites.
Few restaurants at any price are as consistently delicious as this Vietnamese star. The 100-plus-item menu covers a lot of ground including pho, rice crepes, broken rice dishes, mixed grills, anddaily fresh seafood specials, including a plate of big fried soft-shells draped with slivers of ginger and fried lettuce.
4 Ray’s the Steaks
This casual spot pulls off a neat trick—managing to be
both a casual neighborhood bistro and a prime-time steakhouse. Owner Michael
Landrum wanders the packed dining room chatting up customers who rave over his
steaks--farm-raised, corn-fed Hereford and Angus from Iowa, Nebraska, and
Washington state—and his gentle prices.
5 Cava Mezze
Prepare to indulge in unique Greek-inspired dishes,
skillfully crafted by talented Chef Dimitri Moshovitis. All dishes are served
mezze style—in small plates, but with portions large enough to share. Cava’s mezze-style
dining inspires conversation and laughter at the table. The dim candle-lighting
and black and white family photos adorning Cava’s charming brick interior walls
creates a welcoming atmosphere.
Serving creative, fresh food and developing strong
relationships with local farmers, executive chef Adam Barnett serves a seasonal,
delicious menu. Located in a pre-war
building with large windows and incredibly high ceilings, Eventide offers an
intimate feel in a grand dining room.
Designed for good times with family and friends,
Rustico offers a warm feel with an adamantly unpretentious attitude. Over 400 beers coupled with robust cooking
and big flavors make Rustico a prime evening destination. With so many options and a great setting you
are sure to find something that everyone will like.
Recognized as a pioneer in modern American cuisine and
known for their stellar wines, Tallula provides a fantastic meal time and time
again. Crafting a unique menu each day
based on seasonal, farm-driven ingredients, your taste buds are about to embark
on a culinary adventure. The classic
décor and the impeccable staff will ensure that your meal is superb.
9 American Tap Room
American Tap Room provides a comfortably sophisticated
gathering place for friends and family to enjoy the classic grill menu, good
drinks and great times. A great place
for anything from a delicious brunch to watching sporting events, American Tap
Room is perfect for any time of day.
Circa is local bistro serving high quality food, in an
inviting environment with an energized social scene. Their hightop tables at the bar and seasonal
cocktails are community fixtures and help create the lounge feel that makes
Circa a nice place to stop for a before dinner drink. Last but not last, Circa boasts a spacious
patio on one of Clarendon’s best corners for vibrant dining and people
11 Caribbean Breeze
Caribbean Breeze is an amazing place to enjoy the
fresh Latin fusion cuisine, but also to listen to the hottest music and learn
the latest dance trends. The décor is
very modern featuring lots of glass, vivid colors and innovative lighting,
which brings plenty of Caribbean flair to this one of a kind place. With an authentic menu to match the lively
mood, Caribbean Breeze will surely provide an exciting evening.
12 Shiki Sushi
Serving fantastically fresh fish in an elegant
ambiance, Shiki Sushi is known for their great Japanese Korean fusion
cuisine. Don’t let the fact that Shiki
Sushi is in the Ballston Commons Mall deter you because once you try a roll,
from their vast list of signature maki rolls, there will be no question as to
the quality of their food.
13 Arlington Arts Center (2 blocks)
This private, nonprofit center exhibits works by regional artists in the Mid-Atlantic States. Instructional classes are also available. Open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays.
14 George Mason University - Arlington Campus (1 block)
Conveniently located around the corner from AKA Virginia Square is the Arlington campus of George Washington University and is home to the GW Law School, School of Public Policy and the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
15 Georgetown (3 miles)
The historic neighborhood surrounding Georgetown University is one of Washington D.C’s most sought after addresses due its thriving shopping, dining, nightline, and Potomac River view. The heart of Georgetown is at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and stretches about one mile in all directions. Georgetown features endless entertainment options, including ‘The Waterfront’ bars and restaurants along the scenic Potomac River, and popular stores including Ralph Lauren, BCBG, Anthropologie, J.Crew, Club Monaco, Betsey Johnson, and many more.
16 The Clarendon Neighborhood (.5 miles)
Located about a half mile up the road is the neighborhood of Clarendon, the heart of the Arlington dining and nightlife scene.
17 The Pentagon (4 miles)
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. Built during the early years of WWII, it is one of the largest office buildings in the world. Originally it was built as a temporary solution to a shortage of office space. The entire complex stretches over 583 acres, employs around 23,000 people and cost $83 million to build. Free 90-minute tours are given daily and group tours are available upon reservation.
18 Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (11 miles)
The Wolf Trap outdoor theater as well as the indoor Barns at Wolf Trap offers a wide range of performances throughout the year ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to orchestra, dance, theater, and opera, as well as innovative performance art and multimedia presentations. Enjoy an evening show under the stars on Virginia farmland.
19 Arlington County Commuter Page
Helpful online guide for Northern Virginia residents and visitors.
20 Arlington National Cemetery (3 miles)
An awe-inspiring landscape of headstones commemorating our country’s war heroes and their families, as well as historic landmarks including President John F. Kennedy’s grave and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Welcoming more than 4 million visitors a year, Arlington National Cemetery is open to the public 365 days a year.
21 FDIC Headquarters (1 block)
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s satellite campus in Arlington, Virginia, is home to many administrative and support functions.