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Arlington Virginia Date Nights

February 22, 2020

Chasin’ Tails

Why You Should Go: Chasin’ Tails is where you go to get a bucket full of cajun-style crab and shrimp. This is a place with the vibe of a family backyard boil in Louisiana, where you crack open crab legs with your hands and wipe clean with a roll of paper towels.

My husband and I love the Bayou Catch 62 set for two people, which includes crawfish, shrimp, snow crab legs, corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage, mussels and clams.


Dress Code: Casual

Phone:  (703) 538-2565

Address: 2200 N Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA 22213

Carlyle restaurant interior in Shirlington, VA. Photo by


Why You Should Go: This place is on the fancier side, so it would make a great restaurant to go for an anniversary or birthday dinner. My husband and I met up with my brother for brunch at Carlyle. Haven’t been here on a date yet, but would like to come back!

High-end American fare with crab cake, roasted chicken, salmon, lobster rolls and burgers.


Dress Code: Formal

Phone:  (703) 931-0777

Address: 4000 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206

Rooftop patio dining area at Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar in Clarendon, VA.

Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar

Why You Should Go: There’s a wonderful rooftop patio, which is something I have not been able to find easily in Northern Virginia. I love dining outside in the spring time, so Wilson Hardware would make for a perfect rooftop date.

This is on my list of places for date night in Clarendon. This restaurant has mostly pub fare like burgers, portobello sandwich, stuffed chicken breast. There is a large selection of cocktails, beer and wine.


Dress Code: Casual

Phone: 703) 527-4200

Address: 2915 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

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