Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood has long been a place to find food from all over the world, from Egyptian foul at King of Koshary to Russian dumplings, Sichuan hot pot, or Peruvian chicken. Of late, D.C. area chefs have also been eyeing Ballston for expansion: award-winning chef Victor Albisu opened a Taco Bamba location on Wilson Boulevard in August, and Navy Yard’s popular seafood hangout the Salt Line has plans to open an outpost right around the block. The redevelopment that led to Ballston Quarter, a mixed-use mall with full-service restaurants and its own extensive food hall, Quarter Market, adds more exciting places to eat. Neighborhood Filipino bar Bistro 1521 is temporarily closed due to the pandemic.
Restaurants on this map may temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, so check with a business before showing up. Virginia allows restaurant to host indoor dining without capacity limits as long as tables are spaced 6 feet apart. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More