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June 25, 2021Lyon Place Admin

A Global Food Tour in Clarendon


Clarendon has become well known for its bar and restaurant scene over the last few years. Local favorites like Liberty Tavern, Northside Social, and Whitlow’s on Wilson are bustling at all hours and regularly mentioned in neighborhood roundups. But, when it comes to more exotic fare, there are a number of delicious options around Clarendon just steps from Lyon Place

Check out these three favorites for those living in or visiting apartments in Clarendon!

Four Sisters Grill

This small Vietnamese restaurant serves up some of the best Bahn Mi in the area. At Four Sisters Grill you can also find crispy egg rolls, tasty noodle dishes, and pho — and online reviewers rave about the papaya salad. You can order for pick up or delivery on Doordash or Caviar or place your order at the restaurant for a quick and delicious dining experience. Pop around the corner to Kung Fu Tea afterwards for a bubble tea to round out your meal!


This Balkan restaurant first opened on Barracks Row in downtown DC steps from the Capitol. With so many rave reviews and a decade of tasty meals, the owners decided to open an Arlington location to attract a new crowd. The Happy Hour at Ambar  is one of the best around featuring $5 cocktails and bar bites at a fraction of the cost. Try the Balkan Kebab, Drunken Mussels, or the Ajvar (roasted red pepper and eggplant spread) at this hotspot in Clarendon. 

Cava Mezze 

A mediterranean favorite, you can dine out at Cava Mezze without any guilt. Small plates featuring fresh, flavorful meats and veggies make it a great spot to go with a group. Their $35 brunch is one of the best in the area and you can enjoy $0.25 mimosas as part of the Brunch Mania special. A la carte menu items are also an option. If you choose to go this route, save room for the french toast or gyro hash!

Arlington is known for its culturally expansive dining scene. If you have an adventurous palate, 

some of the best Mexican, Indian, and Asian food can be found within a short drive of Clarendon. Don’t miss Four Sisters, Ambar, and Cava Mezze if you’re looking for a delicious, flavorful meal in Arlington!