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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 3 Bar & Grill

2950 Clarendon Blvd. (Garfield St.) Send to Phone
703-524-4440
Good American comfort food in generous portions at this Arlington eatery.

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Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 3 Bar & Grill Restaurant Review

: Solid American cooking wins high marks at this Arlington eatery, notable for a young-hungry crowd, generous portions, and a kitchen that pays attention to full-flavored recipes. In keeping with the trend to put a spin on classics and to meld international flavors into an American-style meal, the kitchen turns out such appetizers as a roasted beet salad with goat cheese, shrimp and grits, and Vietnamese-style lettuce wraps with a shredded duck confit filling. For another Asian-style appetizer, consider an order of the tuna lollipops with a seaweed side salad. But chef Brian Robinson makes bold statements with his all-American entrées, and his crisp-yet-tender fried boneless chicken breast may be the best such chicken in town. Resting on a bed of three-potato mash and accompanied by steamed seasonal vegetables, this presentation is a winner for its comfort-food classiness. Also worthy: his braised short ribs with macaroni and cheese, the duck breast with sweet potato hash, and the burger. Homemade desserts include a chocolate bread pudding, a seasonal fruit cobbler, and coffee with tiny donuts.



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