Esaan, 1307 Old Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-288-3901.
Coastal Flats, 7860-L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. 703-356-1440.
TenPenh, 7900 Westpark Dr. 703-910-3096.
Tysons Corner Center
If you’re shopping at Tysons Corner Center, it doesn’t get much more convenient than Street Kitchen, a casual-yet-ambitious Indian food stand within the mall. Stick to the dosas and you’ll be pleased. For a more formal, sit-down meal, try Kizuna — a Japanese restaurant serving sushi and piping bowls of ramen — or Nostos, a Greek restaurant that offers classic Mediterranean dishes with a modern bent.
Street Kitchen, 7943B Tysons Corner Center, second level, Tysons Corner. 571-633-1820.
Kizuna, 8221 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. 703-442-7888.
Nostos, 8100 Boone Blvd., Vienna. 703-760-0690.
For a quick, healthy bite, Chaia satisfies. The vegetarian taco shop started as a farmers market stand and grew into a split-level restaurant serving juices and handmade tortillas stuffed with meat-free goodness (3 for $11). Chez Billy Sud, from the same team behind 18th Street Lounge and the Brixton, among others, is a cozy French bistro with enough wine to undo shopping stress. More soothing yet is Kintaro, a shoebox of a Japanese restaurant with minimalist decor and a menu loaded with fresh, simple flavors.
Chaia, 3207 Grace St. NW. 202-333-5222.
Chez Billy Sud, 1035 31st St. NW. 202-965-2606.
Kintaro, 1039 33rd St. NW. 202-333-4649.
Fashion Center at Pentagon City
If you picked up some new clothes for yourself, perhaps you can change into them after visiting Epic Smokehouse, a combination steakhouse and barbecue joint filled with the intoxicating smell of smoked meat. For lighter fare, try Honeygrow’s veggie-heavy menu with healthful stir-frys, salads and juices. Fyve Restaurant and Lounge is a glitzy spot within the Ritz Carlton serving American standards with a global slant, including grilled half chicken with mashed yucca ($25) and Chilean sea bass with rice noodles ($35).
Epic Smokehouse, 1330 S. Fern St., Arlington. 571-319-4001.
Honeygrow, 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington. 703-418-0180.
Fyve Restaurant Lounge, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. 703-412-2762.
Chef Amy Brandwein dishes out homey Italian dishes at Centrolina, an osteria and market with highlights that include seasonal, house-made pastas and wood-fired meats. Del Campo, from chef Victor Albisu, offers charred Argentine fare and, on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tacos via a new Taco Bamba lunch counter.
Centrolina, 974 Palmer Alley. 202-898-2426.
Del Campo and Taco Bamba, 777 I St. NW. 202-289-7377.
At Brine, a seafood restaurant from the same team behind Rappahannock Oyster Bar in Union Market, you can expect just-caught fish and, of course, fresh oysters. (Hit up the restaurant on weekdays during happy hour between 4 to 7 p.m. for $1.25 bivalves.) Jinya Ramen is a buzzy spot serving ramen with silky broths and dense noodles, while Four Sisters draws loyal regulars and newbies with classic Vietnamese dishes.
Brine, 2985 District Ave., Suite 120, Fairfax, 703-280-1000.
Jinya Ramen, 2911 District Ave., Suite 140, Fairfax. 703-992-7656.
Four Sisters, 8190 Strawberry Lane, Suite 1, Falls Church. 703-539-8566.
Old Town Alexandria
When you’ve grown tired of taking advantage of Old Town’s Black Friday deals, consider making a pit stop at BGR, a solid burger chain with pillow-soft buns, juicy patties and crispy fries. For a more refined meal, Nasime is a sleek Japanese restaurant from chef Yuh Shimomura that serves delicate cuts of fish in an intimate space.
BGR, 106 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-299-9791.
Nasime, 1209 King St., Alexandria. 703-548-1848.