Favorite Arlington Spots (That I Learned About From My Clients)

One of the best ways I’ve learned about Arlington’s gems (some hidden, some not) is through my clients. I could think of no better topic for my first post than sharing the wealth with you! Here are – in no particular order, but I did save the best for last – my favorite Arlington spots (that my clients told me about):


Margaret & Dan: Jazz at Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton (Pentagon City)

The Fyve Restaturant at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City hosts world-class jazz performances every Thursday evening, from 6pm – 8pm.

Why it’s their favorite: “This Pentagon City gem offers great music with friendly, impeccable service.”

1250 S Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202


Amanda & Rob: Northside Social (Clarendon)

Located in the heart of Clarendon, Northside Social is a local fixture that serves delicious pastries, sandwiches and salads during the day. And, at night, it converts itself into a wine bar providing patrons with an intimate hangout spot.

Why it’s their favorite: “You cannot go wrong with any of the food choices. It is a great local hangout where we can either grab a quick coffee or enjoy brunch on the patio. Wonderful place, whatever mood you’re in!”

3211 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201


Patrick: The Restaurants in North Arlington

North Arlington is home to a vibrant restaurant scene. Whatever you are in the mood for, and whatever your price point, you can’t go wrong with the many choices dotted up and down Wilson Boulevard and Clarendon Boulevard from Rosslyn to Ballston. Patrick’s favorites are . . .

Ambar (Clarendon): “Ambar for weekday lunch with all you can eat small plates is a good deal and really tasty.”

2901 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Rhodeside Grill (Courthouse):“Rhodeside has a great neighborhood bar feel.”

1836 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Mejana (Courthouse): “You can always rely on Mejana for consistently good food.”

2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201


Chad: W&OD Trail

The Washington & Old Dominion (“W&OD”) Trail is an approximately 45-mile asphalt trail looping around Arlington and stretching beyond. It is popular with walkers, joggers, bikers, roller-bladers and even horseback riders.

Why it’s his favorite: “I love this bike ride – the rickety wooden stretch just after the Key Bridge, cruising along the river and GW parkway, watching planes buzz overhead at Gravelly Point, seeing people fishing back through Shirlington, or seeing people out running, walking, biking, roller balding, picnicking, and playing pickup soccer along the way.”


Marisil: AMC Shirlington 7 (Shirlington)

Located in the Village at Shirlington, this movie theater – outfitted with plush reclining seats – offers both popular movies and a selection of independent and foreign films.

Why it’s her favorite: “It shows avant-garde and foreign movies that are hard to catch in other theaters.”

2772 S Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22206


Sebastian: Arlington Central Library (Ballston)

The Arlington Central Library is home to a vast collection of books, electronic format media, and historical materials. It also lends out gardening tools (The Shed) and has a shop room (The Shop) for DIY projects available to members with a library card.

Why it’s his favorite: “The Central Library is modern, organized, and full of great resources. It is organized in sections to allow people to speak freely and there are others that are quieter, including a dedicated quiet room. My favorite is the map room that houses a collection of historical maps.”

1015 N Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201


Matt: Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Rink (Pentagon Row)

From late October to mid-March, the courtyard at Pentagon Row transforms to one of Virginia’s largest ice rinks.

Why it’s his favorite: “The Pentagon Row Ice Rink reminds me of skating when I was little in Pennsylvania. It’s a great place to gather and share some good food and fun skating. They even have little penguins to help the little ones get around!”

1201 S Joyce St.
Arlington, VA 22202



Carly: Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery needs no description. Located on 624 beautifully landscaped acres just south of Rosslyn, it is the final resting place for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Why it’s her favorite: “Walking through it grounds me, brings me peace and makes me appreciate our history and the sacrifice. I look at the names and think about what their lives were like to bring them to life and honor them.”


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Jennifer Jo is a well-regarded and respected Northern Virginia Realtor based in the Arlington Office of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. She works closely with her business partner (and sister) Maggie Toole to guide buyers and sellers through the real estate process. Before devoting herself to a career in Real Estate, Jennifer spent fifteen years as an Attorney at the U.S. Department of State. She was also an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law. As a Realtor, she draws on the skills developed as an attorney and professor to advocate for and advise her clients. With access to the vast resources of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and her own network of contacts, Jennifer focuses on bringing a luxury experience to her clients, regardless of price point. “I like to spoil my clients – I am so grateful to them because they allow me to do what I love!”

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is regarded as one of the highest-performing real estate firms in the United States. With nine offices and over 450 sales associates across Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, our commitment to professional service, integrity, and community leadership allowed us to capture more than $3.17 Billion in closed sales in 2018, while also serving as one of Washington D.C.’s foremost leaders in corporate philanthropy.


Jennifer Jo
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 200 
Arlington, Virginia 22201





  1. Avatar Emily O Kimm says:

    Great post! Great reminders and tips on new (to me) places to check out. 🙂

  2. Avatar Birgit says:

    Can’t wait to try out the restaurants!

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