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Where to Dine with Large Groups

Give your attendees a taste of Arlington flavor at one of our local restaurants. Unwind with some Southern cuisine or craft beer, don stylish attire at one of our celebrity chef restaurants, or travel the world with some delicious international fare.

Browse our group dining listings below and contact Portia Conerly, Director of Sales, at (703) 228-0873 to find the perfect restaurant for your group.

Ballston Quarter Market Food Hall


  • Ballston Quarter (Food Court), You’ll discover a delicious variety of local Arlington, VA eateries, fast-casual spots, and sit-down restaurants. 260 seating capacity.
  • Bronson Bierhall, Lively hangout whipping up sandwiches, sausages & pretzels, plus weekend brunch & a large beer list. 60-500 seating capacity.
  • CarPool, Auto-themed sports bar with retro signs, pub grub, a variety of games (Skee-Ball, pool) & a patio. 30 seated.
  • Crafthouse, A big, locally-focused beer & spirits list, pub grub, plus steak & salmon entrees, in a mod taproom. Seating capacity of 104 inside and 80 on the patio.
  • Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro, Wine bar serving French-American fare in a space decked with vintage-style posters & outdoor tables. 60-150 seated.
  • Pirouette Café & Wine Shop, featuring good wine, cafe, and satisfying bites to eat. Seats 30.
  • Punch Bowl Social, Southern gastropub fare, punch bowls & drinks served in a lively space alongside amusement & games. 700 seating capacity.
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Asian fusion, casual dining, upon request.
  • Rustico, American & Italian, casual dining, 250 reception, 90 seated.
  • Silver Diner, modeled after the classic American diner, this regional chain supplies comfort fare & jukebox tunes. Seats 60. 
  • Ted's Bulletin, A neighborhood restaurant, serving up modern American food and drink. 10-30 seated.
  • The Commentary Social House, American Eatery and Social House. 30 seated.                         
  • The Salt Line Oyster + Ale, New England classics & Chesapeake dishes star at this nautical seafood house. 40-50 seated.
  • Uncle Julio’s Rio Grand Café, Mexican, casual dining, private and semi-private dining. 10-24 seated.
  • The Union Ballston, The Union represents a coming together of different food ideas that Chef/Owner Sastry has collected from his extensive travels around the world and from working in several well-known establishments here in the United States and in India. Seats 15-30.
  • WHINO, A restaurant, bar & art gallery, inviting patrons to indulge in craft cocktails & globally inspired food beneath immersive art installations. Seats 80.


  • Bar Bao, Vast industrial-mod setting for creative takes on bao buns & Asian pub grub riffs like bulgogi fries. 50-60 seating capacity.
  • B Live, Retro diner restaurant, cocktail bar and venue for live music. Seats 280.
  • The Board Room, Pub grub, craft beer & clever cocktails served in a buzzy space with a big selection of board games. Seats 285.
  • Cava Mezze, Modern Greek, casual dining, 120 seated.
  • The Cheesecake Factory, American, casual dining, no private dining, large groups accommodated.
  • Circa, New American, casual dining, upon request.
  • Clarendon Ballroom, Serving a fare that consists of American and Traditional selections. Seats 20-400.
  • Green Pig Bistro, an American-french eatery. Seats 15-150.
  • Le Pain Quotidien, Classic light fare & organic breads fill out the menu at this rustic-chic bakery/cafe chain. Seats 20, during lunch only.
  • Lyon Hall, French Brasserie, casual dining, private and semiprivate dining spaces. 60-65 seated.
  • Pamplona, Spanish Tapas, casual elegant, upon request.
  • Mazaro Italian Restaurant, Modern Italian cuisine restaurant with a contemporary style. Seats 12-15.
  • Seamore’s Arlington, a relaxed eatery serving sustainable seafood plus beer, wine & cocktails in bright, beachy digs. Seats 20- 300.                       
  • Spider Kelly's, A savory spot for American cuisine. 400 seating capacity.
  • Texas Jack’s Barbecue, Smoked meats include beef short ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, pork spareribs, turkey, Texas-style sausage, and smoked chicken. 
  • The Liberty Tavern, Tavern with upstairs space serving changing New American fare & lively downstairs bar with pub grub. 50 seated.
  • Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar, A three-level gathering spot, with a rooftop bar & patio serving riffs on bar fare & burgers.


  • Courthaus Social, American, casual dining, indoor-outdoor event spaces.
  • Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar, A pizzeria and bar, serving wood-fired pizzas, a full menu with other great options, craft beer, great wines and awesome cocktails. Seating capacity of 130.
  • Me Jana, Lebanese, casual dining, upon request.
  • Ragtime, Casual spot with a covered patio serving up drinks, bar bites & occasional live acoustic music. 100-500 seating capacity.
  • Sushi Rock, Trendy sushi bar & performance venue with bands in the basement & Asian-themed drinks at the bar.
  • Tupelo Honey, Southern, casual dining, upon request.

Columbia Pike

  • Bangkok 54, Casual spot serving a mix of Thai cuisine, from pad Thai to roast duck curry, plus a veggie menu. Seats 60.
  • Lost Dog Cafe, Extensive menu of pizza, sandwiches & craft beers, plus a portion of profits go to dog & cat rescue. 140 seating capacity.
  • Rebellion on the Pike, Bar/restaurant with a modern tavern feel, wide beer & whiskey selection, & southern chow. Seats 50 in main space, 30 in upstairs space.
  • Ruthie's All-Day, Chill, a light-filled, mid-century modern eatery offering homestyle cooking & a robust drink list. Seats 12-25.
  • The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant, Serving classic Irish fare & whiskey in an old-school setting with a solid oak bar. 60 seating capacity.
  • William Jeffrey’s Tavern, Features creative American food, a long craft-beer list & a raw bar. Seating capacity of 60.

Crystal City

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, stylish theater chain for new & classic films features cocktails & creative bites served seat-side. Private event seating for 50-230.                         
  • Bowlero, A selection of epic eats and classic comfort food is made to satisfy. Best enjoyed on the lanes while you play. Group capacity of 40, Bowler capacity of 235, Arcade capacity of 100, overall venue capacity of 350.
  • Crystal City Sports Pub, Memorabilia-packed walls, tons of TVs & pub grub lure sports fans to this high-energy hangout, up to 100 seated.
  • Federico Ristorante Italiano, Authentic Italian Cuisine, drinks, and decadent desserts. 100 seated.     
  • Freddie's Beach Bar, Serves beach-inspired cocktails, beer & pub grub.
  • Fresh Kitchen, American breakfast dishes with a buffet option in a light-filled dining room at an airport hotel. Seats 75.
  • Highline RxR, sprawling hangout boasts a long beer list, bar snacks & burgers, plus pinball & big TV screens. Seats 30-120.
  • McCormick & Schmick's, Seafood & Steaks, casual elegant, 45 seated, 60 standing.
  • Morton's The Steakhouse, Serves aged prime beef, seafood & other traditional steakhouse fare in a clubby space. 50 seated.
  • Portofino Restaurant, Serves fine Northern Italian fare based on family recipes. Seats 65.
  • Potomac Social Tavern, Pays homage to your tried and true local watering hole. Offering sharable dishes inspired by local flavors, the menu blends contemporary American favorites with classics of the region. Seats 50.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Arlington, American & Seafood, fine dining, up to 180.

Langston Boulevard

  • Café Coline, Regional French-inspired cuisines. Seats 14.
  • Essy’s Carriage House, Old-school standby offering classic American fare, such as steaks & seafood, plus a full bar. Seats 50.
  • La Côte D'Or Café, Classic French bistro fare & some fixed menus in a relaxed, rustic, country-style space. Seats 50.
  • Maya Bistro, Turkish & Mediterranean food. Seats 70.
  • Yayla Bistro, Turkish restaurant serving traditional dishes in a stylish, contemporary setting. Seats 40.
  • Yume Sushi, Stylish, understated restaurant for sushi & sashimi featuring bold wall murals & an open kitchen. Seats 80.
group dining in Arlington, VA

Pentagon City

  • Bonefish Grill, Seafood, upscale dining, contact for details.
  • California Pizza Kitchen, Serving up inventive pizzas plus pastas & salads in a modern setting.
  • Chevys, Lively, informal Mexican chain with a colorful, family-friendly setting plus tequilas & margaritas.
  • Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (Food Court), Dining Pavilion features international specialties from the familiar to the exotic. 200 seating capacity.
  • Lebanese Taverna, Lebanese, casual dining, up to 30 and seasonal patio.
  • Matchbox, Pizza & American, casual dining, up to 150.
  • Nighthawk Pizza, A brewpub and pizza garden. Seats 200.
  • Rosa Mexicano, a modern Mexican chain eatery known for tableside guacamole, creative margaritas & chic surrounds. Seats 200.
  • Sante’, A Mediterranean-inspired restaurant.
  • Skydome Restaurant, Modern, revolving rooftop spot in the Double Tree hotel for American fare, cocktails & skyline views. Seats 100.


  • Assembly (Food Court), A modern Food Court, Assembly was created to encourage connection and to bring people together with amazing food from cultures. Seats 200, 350 standing.
  • Continental Modern Pool Lounge, American, casual dining, up to 300
  • Barley Mac, Contemporary American, casual dining, 6,000 sq. ft.
  • Open Road/Salt, Offering seasonal meals, cocktails & craft beers, plus a take-out option.
  • Sfoglina, Featuring handmade pasta from Italian tradition, reflecting classics and regional specialties from throughout Italy. Seating capacity of 115.


  • Busboys & Poets, American & Middle Eastern, casual dining, 80 Seated, 120 Standing.
  • Carlyle, New American, upscale casual, multiple private and semi-private spaces. Seats 8.
  • Cheesetique, Cozy restaurant & wine bar serving a cheese-heavy menu, with an attached gourmet cheese boutique.
  • Dudley's Sport and Ale, an upbeat game-day hangout offering pub grub in an industrial space featuring a rooftop bar with games.                        
  • Osteria Da Nino, Italian, casual dining, up to 50.
  • Palette 22, small plates, up to 250 seated, 300 reception.
  • Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastropub, casual dining, upon request.

Author: StayArlington