Tysons Corner Restaurants

Nostos

8100 Boone Blvd.
Vienna, VA 22182
703-760-0690

Greek


 

$$
$21.78
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
This stylish Greek restaurant, owned by the group behind Mykonos in Rockville, manages to transcend its location in an Tysons office building. The dishes are mostly traditional and many of the best items are the larger, heartier entrees. There's also a good wine list with a nice selection of Greek wines.
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2.5 Stars (5/15/2014) — 2014 Spring Dining Guide
"There’s more than ever to like at Nostos since the Greek restaurant … added another room to its winning formula last year. The extra space adds 30 seats and builds on an attractive brand of neat, chalk-white interiors and black-and-white photographs of both celebrities and fishermen." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
No. 94 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"Tucked away in a Tysons office park, this white-on-white Greek restaurant runs traditional, which is in many ways an asset—wine-braised lamb shanks are meltingly tender, spreads including smoky eggplant feel light, and fresh catches such as branzino arrive moist and simply dressed with fruity Greek olive oil. The kitchen’s particular strengths come forth in seafood small plates such as sweet shrimp stewed in tomatoes and feta. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Owned by Mykonos in Rockville, first visit was fantastic, second visit was across-the-board ordinary."

Woo Lae Oak

8240 Leesburg Pike
McLean, VA 22182
703-827-7300

Korean


 

$$
$25.00
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Woo Lae Oak is a classic Korean restaurant that's part of an upscale chain first established in South Korea in 1946. The Tysons branch opened in 2006 and is popular with both Koreans and business lunchers.
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Don Rockwell
 
2.5 Stars (2/5/2006)
"With 20 exceptional tapas (or small plates) to choose from at Woo Lae Oak in Tysons Corner, it's tough to pick a favorite. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (3/25/2008)
"Glitzy and clubby with a mostly small-plates menu, this Korean eatery is great for a leisurely bite after a marathon shopping spree in Tysons Corner. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Good, upscale Korean, perfect for a business meal."

Sweetgreen

(Tysons Galleria)
1743 International Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
703-639-0355

Salads
Healthy

 

$
$9.90
 

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Excellent Value

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Don Rockwell
 
This rapidly-expanding local chain with locations in the DC area, New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, offers healthy, good-quality salads. With its emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and calories posted on the menu, it's one of our picks for healthy "cheap eats."
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (12/1/2007)
The last word from Washingtonian is this badly outdated review of the original Georgetown location. The chain has expanded up the East Coast and hosts a yearly music festival. But it still follows the same basic format: salads and yogurt, featuring local ingredients and numerous toppings. See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Silver Diner

8101 Fletcher St.
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
703-821-5666

American
Diner

 

$
$13.99
 

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Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
Silver diner is a local chain which, at first glance, looks like a soulless national one. Yet these retro-looking diners offer a seasonal menu featuring local ingredients and a host of healthful choices.
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Don Rockwell
 

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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"… Silver Diner isn’t your average diner. The drinks list includes a number of local beers and wines, the quality of ingredients has spiked dramatically with the commitment in recent years to more local produce and meat, and the kitchens work with a surprisingly light hand. This is far from the greasy spoon you might have presumed…. Yes, service can drag, and the ten-page menu has more than a few potholes…, but then you take a chance on an unexpectedly juicy bison burger with pesto, goat cheese, and red peppers and all (well, almost all) is forgiven. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

BGR: The Burger Joint

8056 Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22182
703-790-3437

Burgers


 

$
$14.93
 

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Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
BGR has expanded nationally, but it all started here in DC. The burgers are big, juicy, and cooked to order -- basically everything you could want in a burger joint.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (10/17/2010)
This outdated review notes "prime, aged, hormone-free" beef "on a toasted sesame-seeded brioche bun," fries "made with Yukon Gold potatoes" and "shakes are so thick, they’re easier to eat with a spoon than a straw." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/1/2014) — Cheap Eats 2014
"Beef Wellington—that pastry-wrapped staple of ’50s dinner parties—is the inspiration for this rock ’n’ roll burger chain’s behemoth ($8.99). The dry-aged patty is grilled, then laden with sautéed mushrooms and onions, plus loads of blue cheese. It’s probably the most elegant thing you’ll ever eat while surrounded by Journey album covers." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"No longer under the original management, but if you stick with the basic hamburger, it's cooked to the specified temperature, and is surprisingly delicious." See 12/9/2015 Review…»

Shamshiry

8607 Westwood Center Dr.
Vienna, VA 22182
703-448-8883

Middle Eastern
Persian

 

$
$15.46
 

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Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
The fact that this family-run restaurant is hidden in an office park hasn't stopped the local Persian community from finding it — or returning, week after week, for years. The come for one of the area's best full-service kabob houses, with solid cooking accross the board.
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"At this brightly lit dining room crammed with expat Persian families, decisions are minimal. Maybe a Shirazi salad—a simple lemon-and-olive-oil-dressed dice of cucumber, onions, and tomato—and a starter of torshi bademjan, a dish of garlicky eggplant. Then it’s on to beautifully charred kebabs of seasoned lamb, marinated bone-in Cornish hen, and kubideh, traditionally eaten with raw egg mixed into the rice. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).