With historical sightseeing, the Pentagon, shopping locations, and more, there’s no shortage of activities and fun things to do in Arlington, VA. Regardless of your daily activities, you’re going to want to stop for a bite to eat at some point! So we’ve put together this list of the highest-rated restaurants in Arlington, VA, as a quick guide for when you’re out on the town.
These restaurant ratings will be based on popularity, Google reviews, and average Google ratings. Of course, Google ratings aren’t the end-all-be-all in terms of the quality of a restaurant, but they do give a good gauge.
The 5 Highest Rated Restaurants in Arlington
In this list, we’ll go through the five best restaurants along with their style, how highly rated they are, and a brief description of the food and atmosphere.
Serves Upscale Balkan Cuisine
4.5 stars based on 2,005 Google Reviews
Ambar Clarendon is one of three locations in the Washington D.C., area. The Clarendon location is absolutely gorgeous and would be a great destination for a romantic dinner or just to try Balkan food for the first time. This restaurant also features a full bar serving specialty cocktails and other drinks if you just want to stop by for a drink.
A “New American” Style Restuarant With an Artistic Environment
4.6 stars based on 1,516 Google reviews
Many reviewers rave about this restaurant and claim that Carlyle is a must-visit if you’re in Arlington. Carlyle serves American classics and offers a stunning modern environment, excellent service, and a creative twist on traditional dishes.
A recent Google review stated: “This is hands down one of the best restaurants I’ve been to this year. It’s beautifully designed and has an Art Deco vibe. Aside from the exceptional service from every staff member we encountered, our waiter did his absolute best to ensure we enjoyed our visit and we did!”
A Relaxed “Mom and Pop” Feel Serving Wood-Fired Pizza
4.5 stars based on 1,672 Google reviews
If you’re looking for some of the best pizza in town, look no further. Despite the modest appearance from the outside, Pupatella offers some of the most authentic Neapolitan pizza you can find in the state of Virginia. Every pizza maker in the restaurant is “certified authentic,” meaning they went through at least a year of intense training to become a Pizzaiolo (AKA an official Neapolitan pizza maker). If you’ve never had authentic pizza, here’s your chance!
Classic Irish Pub With an Old-Time Feel
4.7 stars based on 1,056 Google reviews
“First time coming here and I was very impressed! I will definitely be back. The food was amazing and the prices were great too. The servers were very nice. I’m very excited to try something new next time” says a recent 5-star Google review.
The Celtic House is another fantastic restaurant to try a new style of cuisine if you’ve never had classic Irish dishes. With great prices on food and drinks, this is an excellent restaurant to visit with a big group of friends or family.
4.4 stars based on 2,626 Google Reviews
This Restuarant Replicates a Classic American Diner
Even though Silver Diner is a regional chain, it doesn’t stop locals from giving the Arlington location great ratings! With great food and a jukebox at every table, this classic American diner is a great place for family fun or anyone looking to soak in the nostalgia.
If you’re an Arlington native, you might have heard of a few of these amazing restaurants. Now that you know they’re so highly rated, go out and give them a try! Here at WISA solutions, we’re passionate about our community. We love food just as much as anyone but we love serving Arlington homeowners with quality, reliable roofing services even more. Think you might need some roof work done on your home? Give WISA a call, we offer excellent customer service and free roof inspections.