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Tom Sietsema of The Washinton Post has acknowledged Afghan Bistro as “The area's best Afghan Restaurant”.
Yelp's top 100 restaurants in The US awarded Afghan Bistro the honor of 3rd best in the country.
Bistro Aracosia has been acknowledged by Forbes magazine as 1 of 50 best restaurants in the nation for Vegetarians, and awarded The Washingtonian's "100 best restaurants".
Aracosia accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to its origins.
Chef Sofia Masroor diligently ensures top grade cuts of meat and the freshest produce. Food at Aracosia is prepared with love. No artificial ingredients MSGs or preservatives are used, nor do we cook anything with nuclear such as microwaves and pre-made stations.
Full Bar, extensive Wine and Beer menu.
Come and experience authentic afghan cuisine.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Great food as always. Beautiful location . Will return
The food at this local gem is just superb. I am delighted they survived the lockdown. We loved the area of outside seating!
All three dishes we ordered (and shared) were absolutely delicious and the portions were generous. It's food you just can't cook at home. And the service was wonderful. We will be back.
Being married to an Afghan, whose parents still make delicious Afghan meals, I can say this place's Afghan food was very good. My husband even commented on how good the food was. This is definitely a place we would return too.
My go to spot for business lunch or dinner. Food is amazing service great.
It was an excellent dinner with superior service by Jack.
The food is very well prepared and nicely presented. The service and ambiance is outstanding. Great place whether you like meat, chicken or you are a vegetarian. My only regret is that there are not more sea food entrées, other than just salmon.
Dinner was delicious and service couldn't have been better. They were
very accommodating. Will definitely return.
It was the best lamb chop I have ever had! I will definitely be bringing friends and family back to enjoy this wonderful restaurant.
This was our 2nd visit here, introducing friends who also either lived in Kabul or have an interest in the country and its people. We enjoyed the delicious food and appreciated the excellent service. We will return 👍
We have eaten at the DC restaurant several times. Always a treat!
Excellent food and service in a well-appointed setting. They made our celebratory occasion more special with a drink on the house!
Excellent dishes, richly flavored, including lamb in various forms and intriguing dumplings you won't find elsewhere. Friendly service and, for those of us still wary of indoor dining, there's a nicely covered-but-open-to-the-air outdoor area. (Plus free parking on-site and where do you get that anymore?)
The food and service were both excellent. Would highly recommend to others. Will be coming back.
First time visitor. Can’t say enough good things. Food was absolutely amazing and the drink were equally amazing. Our waitress was very attentive and quite the comedian too. Will absolutely return!
The food was delicious, beyond my expectations.
Food was excellent. Service was good. Will definitely return!
Amazing new location in McLean. We had 3 qorma dishes and all were delicious. There is a great atmosphere inside as well as extensive outdoor seating with character. Wine selection is also fantastic, will definitely go again.
Love this place. The food is delicious and the service lovely.
Great authentic Afghan food. For a moment I was back in Bagram-
Great! Had a wonderful COVID relief dinner out. So nice to finely be able to catch up with friends
My husband felt the portion for the filet mignon menu was a tad small; however very taasteful.
Loved the bread with the spicy sauces and the pumpkin dumplings with the butternut squash. YUM!
The food and a service in this restaurant is fantastic. Highly recommend for all occasions.
Always a wonderful experience at Aracosia. Thank you!
Our server Iman was amazing! The food is excellent and was brought to our table quickly. Would definitely recommend. As a vegetarian, I also appreciated the extensive options. Usually restaurants might have an item or 2 but they had a ton of excellent options.
Great service and good food. What else can you ask for?
Unfortunately, the outside eating area was very noisy - diners had little consideration for other guests.
Decided to try bistro-aracosia in McLean after having had an outstanding meal at the one in DC a couple years ago. I found the food to be fair. The service and the outdoor dining experience were nice.
We had a lovely lunch & our server was most patient with us while we reminisced after not seeing each other for more than a year snd a half.
Great place to. Great service and ambiance. Love eatingat Aracosia.
Best meal in a restaurant since we can now eat out!
An outstanding restaurant with a wonderful outside section that has the most comfortable chairs!
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Aracosia! The six of us ordered a variety of entrees, and we all absolutely loved our meals! I had the saffron chicken, and it was delectable. We had the pumpkin dumplings as an appetizer, and those were fantastic as well. We will absolutely be back!
Great food and good service
I will recommend for lunch or dinner
We had a delightful meal at Aracosia in McLean. We ate outdoors in the walkway outside the restaurant, which was very nice. Three of the four of us are vegetarian, and we had lots of good choices, though the meat-eater with us loved his meal as well. Our server was very helpful. together a very special evening.
Well done but service a little slow. Peeps are very nice and food was delicious. We will go back soon!
Lovely setting, delicious food, and very helpful staff!~
Excellent food and experience, great wait staff and indoor and outdoor seating.
The consistent quality of the food and the variety of dishes makes this one of my favorite restaurants.
The manager was super accommodating in getting us an outdoor table. The COVID/health precautions were top notch, and the food and service were superb.
Outstanding and delicious food as always, and courteous and friendly service.
Aracosia McLean does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Aracosia McLean also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 269-3820.
Aracosia McLean is rated 4.9 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.