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A Peek Inside Rabbit, Set To Open July 28 In Clarendon

[Photos: Amy McKeever/]

What you see in the pictures above is the home stretch of Clarendon Boulevard's forthcoming Rabbit, the fast-casual salad restaurant from the owners of Tangysweet and Red Velvet Cupcakery. They've got the reclaimed wooden tables all set up, the pendant lights are installed from the light wood ceiling and some of the signage went up this afternoon. They're still waiting on upholstery for the banquettes and a mural for that big blank wall that will incorporate the rabbit logo seen on the door. In addition to salads and grilled items from Rabbit, this space is also going to house a new Red Velvet location in what is basically just the far side of the restaurant with its own entrance and register. Rabbit will be open from 11 a.m to 11 p.m., but owner Aaron Gordon says he sees it as more of a dinner-friendly space— and, indeed, it offers three beers and six (as yet undecided) wines. Rabbit officially opens on July 28 with free cupcakes for all from 4 to 8 p.m.


romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan cheese,
crouton wafers, caesar dressing

kind herb
mixed greens, mixed herbs, crispy wild rice,
basic vinaigrette

iceberg lettuce, bacon, chives, blue cheese dressing

add protein to any salad $4

served with herb salad

seared tuna
seared tuna, roasted red peppers, arugula, aioli

marinated flank steak
grilled flank steak, roasted tomatoes, arugula, thyme, blue cheese

the cuban
braised pork shoulder, deli ham, dill pickles, mozzarella, dijon aioli

roasted onion, grilled zucchini, roasted red bell peppers,
pickled red onion, pickled cucumber, romesco, pineapple

grilled chicken
chicken, roasted onion and tomato, lemon dressed arugula, romesco


seared tuna nicoise
seared tuna, mixed greens, red potatoes, nicoise olives,
haricot verts, egg, roasted tomato,
vinaigrette with anchovy

the rabbit
mixed greens, roasted carrots, shaved carrots, diced carrots,
blanched snow peas, sweet peas, shredded mint leaves, carrot
top pesto, citrus vinaigrette

beet salad
sliced raw beets, pickled beet stems, arugula, fried breaded
goat cheese croquette, orange slices, pine-nuts, diced cooked
beets, fresh herbs, citrus vinaigrette

steak + potatoes
baby spinach, grilled marinated flank steak, roasted onion,
pine nuts, blue cheese, roasted tomato, fresh thyme, baby red
potatoes, balsamic vinaigrette

caprese + watermelon
seasonal tomato, arugula, roasted tomato, mozzarella,
sundried tomato, shredded basil leaves,
watermelon, balsamic vinaigrette

antipasto salad
mixed greens, roasted red bell pepper, roasted red onion,
grilled zucchini, roasted tomatoes halves, pepperoncini,
prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, freshly torn basil,
italian olives, balsamic vinaigrette

romaine lettuce, feta, greek olives, tomatoes, cucumber, red
onion, green peppers, capers, parsley leaves, fresh oregano
leaves, crispy pita squares, red wine vinaigrette

leefer madness cobb
romaine lettuce, blanched and shucked corn, tomato wedges,
crispy diced bacon, sliced chicken, hard-boiled egg, avocado
puree, chives, blue cheese, red wine vinaigrette

peach and prosciutto
arugula, grilled peach halves, sliced prosciutto, ricotta, toasted
hazelnuts, drizzle of honey, cracked black pepper,
balsamic vinaigrette

served with herb salad

classic grilled cheese
grilled cheese with american cheese, sharp cheddar cheese

croque monsieur
prosciutto, swiss cheese, béchamel

pimiento grilled cheese
roasted red pepper, sharp cheddar cheese

hot pb+j
peanut butter, fresh strawberry jam, served on grilled white bread

nutella + bananas
sweet hazelnut spread with a hint of cocoa, sliced bananas

served with herb salad and classic smashed potatoes

flank steak
grilled, sliced, marinated flank steak

grilled chicken
grilled, sliced, marinated chicken

grilled vegetables + crusted tofu
green bell peppers, red bell peppers, zucchini, tomato, crusted tofu

“Rabbit Juice” Freshly Juiced Carrot + Apple Juice - $3.50
Freshly Squeezed Lemonade - $2.50
House-Brewed Sweet Ice Tea - $2.50
Bottled Water - $1.50
Sodas - $2.50
Draft Beer - $4.50
Wines - By the Glass

Red Velvet cupcakes $3.25

· Rabbit [Official Site]
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3035 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 703 234 5660 Visit Website