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No Longer a Wasteland: New and Upcoming Places to Try in Rosslyn

See what's new and what's coming soon, from wine bars to sandwich shops.

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Is Rosslyn actually moving towards a critical mass of new restaurants? The Arlington neighborhood has always been known more for office buildings and bland chain lunch places than for an exciting dining scene. But that's changing with the arrival of buzzy local projects like Heavy Seas Alehouse and Ben's Chili Bowl.

To get a better feel for Rosslyn's new restaurant landscape, here's a map of 10 restaurants that have opened recently or are staking their claim in Rosslyn soon (another from the Curry Mantra team is coming, too, but there's not an exact address yet). And Rosslyn regulars know the place already had some solid options, like Piola, Pho 75, Cafe Asia and Ray's Whatever It's Called This Week.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 100 Montaditos

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1776 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 835-9232
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Spanish fast-casual restaurant 100 Montaditos is slowly taking over Washington, and the Rosslyn location opened in March of this year. They have a super affordable happy hour, as well as sandwiches and other classic Spanish dishes.

2. Heavy Seas Alehouse

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1501 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 879-4388
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When Baltimore-based brewery Heavy Seas Alehouse opened an outpost in Rosslyn in February 2014, the demand was so strong that the bar went through more than 75 kegs a week. The menu leans classic bar food, with some Maryland influences.

3. Bistro 360

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1800 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 522-3600
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Last week, the new Bistro 360 softly opened in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Assorti (the market was first to open there). Owned by Art Hauptman of Cassatt's, Bistro 360's menu includes appetizers and entrees from around the world; there's also the market and a wine bar.

4. Ben's Chili Bowl

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1725 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 649-5255
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Ben's Chili Bowl's Rosslyn outpost opened this past March, and none other than Bill Cosby himself was there for the half-smoke joint's grand opening.

5. Caffé Aficionado

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1919 N Lynn St
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 567-7095

Newish specialty coffee shop Caffé Aficionado offers honey cinnamon lattes, fancy teas, and Liège-style waffles.

6. Tom Yum District

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1515 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

Fast casual Thai concept Tom Yum District opened in Rosslyn in June 2013 with made-to-order rice and noodle bowls.

7. Mele Bistro

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Colonial Village Shopping Center, 1723 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 522-0284

Village Bistro changed its name to Mele Bistro in 2014 after switching to new ownership.

8. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

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1500 Wilson Blvd
Rosslyn, VA 22209
(703) 465-2277

Delaware-based sandwich shop Capriotti's opened its first Northern Virginia location in August 2014. Capriotti's is known for its fresh roasted pulled turkey.

9. Sip Wine & Dine

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1501 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

COMING SOON: Georgia-based chain Sip Wine & Tapas wanted to open an Arlington location by this summer, but their website now says coming April 2015. The original plan was to offer lunch, dinner and brunch, and 80 wines by the sip, half-glass, full glass and bottle.

10. Wiseguy NY Pizza

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1735 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209

COMING SOON: New York-style pizza is headed to Rosslyn. The owner of Mount Vernon Triangle's popular Wiseguy NY Pizza recently signed a lease to open in the former Quizno's location at 1735 North Lynn St.

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1. 100 Montaditos

1776 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

Spanish fast-casual restaurant 100 Montaditos is slowly taking over Washington, and the Rosslyn location opened in March of this year. They have a super affordable happy hour, as well as sandwiches and other classic Spanish dishes.

1776 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

2. Heavy Seas Alehouse

1501 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

When Baltimore-based brewery Heavy Seas Alehouse opened an outpost in Rosslyn in February 2014, the demand was so strong that the bar went through more than 75 kegs a week. The menu leans classic bar food, with some Maryland influences.

1501 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

3. Bistro 360

1800 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Last week, the new Bistro 360 softly opened in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Assorti (the market was first to open there). Owned by Art Hauptman of Cassatt's, Bistro 360's menu includes appetizers and entrees from around the world; there's also the market and a wine bar.

1800 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

4. Ben's Chili Bowl

1725 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

Ben's Chili Bowl's Rosslyn outpost opened this past March, and none other than Bill Cosby himself was there for the half-smoke joint's grand opening.

1725 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

5. Caffé Aficionado

1919 N Lynn St, Arlington, VA 22209

Newish specialty coffee shop Caffé Aficionado offers honey cinnamon lattes, fancy teas, and Liège-style waffles.

1919 N Lynn St
Arlington, VA 22209

6. Tom Yum District

1515 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

Fast casual Thai concept Tom Yum District opened in Rosslyn in June 2013 with made-to-order rice and noodle bowls.

1515 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

7. Mele Bistro

Colonial Village Shopping Center, 1723 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209

Village Bistro changed its name to Mele Bistro in 2014 after switching to new ownership.

Colonial Village Shopping Center, 1723 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

8. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

1500 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA 22209

Delaware-based sandwich shop Capriotti's opened its first Northern Virginia location in August 2014. Capriotti's is known for its fresh roasted pulled turkey.

1500 Wilson Blvd
Rosslyn, VA 22209

9. Sip Wine & Dine

1501 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209

COMING SOON: Georgia-based chain Sip Wine & Tapas wanted to open an Arlington location by this summer, but their website now says coming April 2015. The original plan was to offer lunch, dinner and brunch, and 80 wines by the sip, half-glass, full glass and bottle.

1501 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

10. Wiseguy NY Pizza

1735 North Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209

COMING SOON: New York-style pizza is headed to Rosslyn. The owner of Mount Vernon Triangle's popular Wiseguy NY Pizza recently signed a lease to open in the former Quizno's location at 1735 North Lynn St.

1735 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209

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