5 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Arlington

Feeling trapped inside over the past few months? Never fear—the Arlington area is packed with incredible restaurants that allow patrons to enjoy a safe, outdoor, and socially distanced meal. Check out this list of recommendations to find the perfect place for dinner close to home.

1. Ambar

This local favorite boasts an incredible menu of Balkan cuisine and even appears in the Michelin Guide. Menu items are locally sourced and organic, and the delectable dishes range from pepper croquettes to Balkan kebabs. You can enjoy all of Ambar's amazing fare from its comfortable outdoor patio.

2. CIRCA at Clarendon

With a menu packed with everything from classic favorites like braised short rib and hanger steak to eclectic and innovative dishes like tuna poke nachos, CIRCE at Clarendon has something for everyone! The cocktail menu is extensive, and plenty of wines and craft beers are on offer. The restaurant is currently offering patio seating for socially distanced dining.

3. Bronson Bierhall

An Arlington staple, this traditional German beer hall is the perfect place to safely meet friends for a drink on the patio. Authentic German-American cuisine is served, including schnitzel and delectable pretzels served with mustard and beer cheese. And of course, their beer menu is extensive, with something fun and new for even the most diehard enthusiast!

4. Quarterdeck

Offering all the best in Arlington seafood, the whole family will find something to enjoy at Quarterdeck. Enjoy a “peel and eat” shrimp starter with your party, and of course, Maryland crab legs are a must. Outdoor seating is available for the perfect socially distanced seafood meal!

5. William Jeffrey’s Tavern

Located along Columbia Pike, this lively and historic tavern is the perfect place to dine on traditional American fare. From baby back ribs to a variety of burgers and sandwiches, this restaurant has something for everyone to enjoy. Diners can sit on the patio and savor a cup of nitro cold brew coffee as well as one of the tavern’s fantastic desserts.

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