Sunday, September 12, 2010

Restaurant: Cafe Deluxe - Tysons

Restaurant: Cafe Deluxe, Tyson's Corner
Web Site:
Address: 1800 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 761-0600

This is a very regular place for us to go. We've been to the Bethesda location also, we like this one much better. The decor is retro jazz, and the music choices being played are often super choices for me. Bar is good, divided from the dining area and usually adds a nice vibe to the place (although can be a little loud at times). There is outdoor seating when the weather is nice, or inside but with all the doors open is close to being outside also. The outdoor seating isn't the greatest, with a commanding view of the Tyson's Corner shopping traffic, but well done for the space they have.

The service is usually very good, the cooking is very consistent. We eat here so often that its usually a quick check of the specials, then an order of a favorite. The seared tuna is my first choice usually, and their mac and cheese is a fun order and very well done. The menu isn't huge and doesn't change much - lots of creative twists on well known dishes - but all executed well and reasonably prices.

Monday's is half price on wine, another nice bonus if you're doing something over in Virginia on a weekday.

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Cafe Deluxe

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Restaurant: Chef Geoff's Tysons

Restaurant: Chef Geoff's Tysons
Web Site:
Address: 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 571.282.6003

Mid-level local chain.

We had been to the downtown location, and liked it a lot, and were looking for another Wolf Trap convenient place so we gave this a try.

The location is good, the decor is good. It's a very noisy place, the bar area is smack in the middle so the happy hour crowd can overwhelm the dining experience. We made some really bad choices on food selection also, particularly a vegetable dish that was incredibly salty and oily.

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Chef Geoff's Tysons