Taste of Tysons Restaurant Guide

The best food the area has to offer!


Falls Church | New American |$$$

The creation of Michelin-starred chefs Carey and Yuan Tang, Ellie Bird is an upscale, casual restaurant in the new complex across from Meridian High School. It just opened in April of this year on Founders Row and has already been named one of the 50 best restaurants in the United States by the New York Times.

125 Founders Avenue | 703.454.8894


Vienna | French | $$

Considered the most romantic dinner in Northern Virginia, Cafe Renaissance is an elegant restaurant in the truest sense of the Parisian tradition and offers Vienna’s most sophisticated dining experience. An old-fashioned establishment with a huge wine list and ornate, gilded rooms, the cuisine is classic French with a modern twist and Italian accent.

163 Glyndon St SE | 703.938.3311


Vienna | Italian | $$

Warm and romantic, Bonaroti’s is a favorite among Italian gourmets. Enjoy an extensive wine list and culinary creations made from Italy’s freshest and finest ingredients. There’s everything from calamari to antipasti dishes and main courses featuring seafood, veal and lamb.

428 Maple Ave E. | 703.281.7550


Vienna | Greek | $$

Nostos presents a fresh interpretation of Greek cuisine, offering fresh food in portions designed to share. Try one of the 50 different wines from different regions of Greece to complement your lunch or dinner. The menu includes new and traditional Greek dishes as well as fresh fish from the Mediterranean.

8100 Boone Blvd. | 703.760.0690


Vienna | American |$$

Great beer and cocktail selection. The crab cakes with blue crab and shrimp are highly recommended. French dip sandwiches, French fries. You can’t go wrong with this family chain of Great American Restaurants.

8051 Leesburg Pike | 703.552.5100


Herndon | Italian | $$

This upscale, white-tablecloth-adorned Tuscan-Italian restaurant serves pasta, seafood, and popular veal chops. If you’re looking for a quiet Italian dinner in Herndon, look no further. They have great food, fantastic service, and make a wonderful cappuccino.

728 Pine St, Herndon, VA | 703-318.7000


Reston | Japanese | $$

Established in 2005, Ariake provides an environment in the Reston community to enjoy Japanese cuisine with friends, family, colleagues and clients. The chefs and servers are dedicated to providing their customers with an unforgettable experience. Ariake’s well-known and popular sushi assortments and specialties will delight your taste buds and entrees will satisfy your appetite with service that puts you first.

12184 Glade Drive | 703.391.9006


Vienna | New American |$$

Bear Branch Tavern serves hearty portions of classic bar fare as well as interesting menu choices that cross cultures, like the standard nachos with black beans, cheese and jalapenos on tortilla chips, and tuna poke nachos with seared yellowfin ahi, seaweed salad, poke sauce and Sriracha aioli over light and crispy wontons.

133 Maple Avenue East | 571.669.3663


Fairfax | Italian | $

Visit a piazza bar in sunny Sardinia or linger at a trattoria in St. Mark’s Square in Venice and try cicchetti (chi-KET-tee), small plates or side dishes from legendary Italian cuisine. Now you can enjoy cicchetti closer to home, at Dolce Vita. These small plates offer a variety of flavors, from seafood, salami and salads to meat skewers, risotto and Mediterranean dishes with olives and cheese.

10824 Fairfax Boulevard | 703.385.1530


Big cases | French | $$$

Internationally renowned L’Auberge Chez François transports guests to the Alsatian countryside in this rustic French country inn nestled between lush forests and fragrant gardens. Known as a venue for special occasions for over 60 years, L’Auberge Chez François offers an authentic menu full of the flavours of Alsace and traditional French cuisine. Enjoy professional gourmet service and the utmost attention to detail in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Reservations recommended.

332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA | 703,759,3800