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Pentagon Row is the place to eat ‘til your soul’s content on a capital trip.
New places to get fueled up on tacos, burgers, cupcakes and tandoor cooking are adding to a tempting lineup at Pentagon Row, an open-air complex with more than a dozen dining options, retailers and an outdoor skating rink in Arlington’s Pentagon City neighborhood. Dine, shop, watch skaters by the outdoor fireplace, or hear live concerts in warmer weather, for a pleasant addition to capital sightseeing.
Just across the street from the Pentagon and National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, choose from the newest mouthwatering options in Pentagon Row’s shopping and dining plaza:
All within a city square of each other, Pentagon Row’s expanded restaurant choices join a dozen more eateries for every taste.
For a cozy close-up view of the skating rink, enjoy gourmet sandwiches and sweet bakery treats in the glass-enclosed cube at Bread & Water Co., the counter-serve cafe adjacent to the skating rink. Here you can try an ingenious creation called a superwaffle: a waffle stuffed with delicious ingredients. Try it with red peppers, feta and spinach, or kielbasa, spinach and egg. In a breakfast mood? Enjoy the mixed berry version or the bacon, cheddar and egg superwaffle, served all day.
Bread & Water Co. founder Markos Panas said the superwaffle came from a desire to let visitors observe creation of a made-to-order food in the café’s small open-kitchen space, and it has become a beloved signature item since the restaurant opened in early 2018.
Besides dining and skating, Pentagon Row’s retailers include
Spas Jouvence Aveda and The Red Door offer relaxing retreats. Steps away, the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, with more than 170 stores, offers even more shopping just through the walkway under the large clock in the courtyard’s center.
Pentagon Row is easily accessible via the Pentagon City Metro station on the Yellow and Blue lines. From the station, enter Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, then follow signs from the food court to the garage passageway to Pentagon Row.
Author: Kathleen Murphy