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NUE, Falls Church, VA

NUE

4.7
4.7
335 Reviews
$50 and over
Vietnamese
Nue is a place of peaceful elegance, where food is deeply contemplated and the unique flavors of Vietnam are celebrated. In addition to offering a wide variety of traditional dishes, Nue will also feature art and cultural events that aim to educate and engage customers in the vibrant history and diversity of Vietnam.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Contemporary Asian, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri 17:00–23:00 Sun 16:00–22:00 Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Sat 16:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (571) 777-9599
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Area
    Falls Church
  • Cross Street
    W Broad St. and N West St.
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Innovative

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Innovative

335 Reviews
  1. Jane

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was one of the best dining in experience I have had in Northern Virginia. I was hosting a small birthday brunch with three of my friends and everything was perfect. I loved that I was able to bring in my own wine (corkage fee $25) and cake. The food was phenomenal. We ordered wild muschroom/tofu vermicelli and chili wontons as appetizer and 3lb fried fish plate as well as mushroom congee as main course. Everything tasted perfectly seasoned, were fresh but the fish plate was even more memorable. My friends and I were so impressed. We also received excellent service from your staff, and they were kind enough to let us take so many pictures and helped us with them to document our celebration. I was additionally very touched by the restaurant's handwritten card and the gift card! I couldn't recommend this restaurant more.

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  2. StefanoC

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful restaurant, nice ambiance, great quality food, great cocktails, definitely recommended,

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  3. Aced

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Chili Oil Wontons were fabulous; the short rib pappardelle was excellent However the coconut rissotto was runny; not enough textural contrast; too sweet. I was sorry I ordered it. The grilled octopus was Good/ok; I have had much better elsewhere for the price. Our main waiter was excellent; the helper hovered too much over the table constantly asking us if we were done. I will recommend this restaurant with some reservations attached.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great dinner out with our group of two couples - wonderful service, food, and energy - we ordered all shared plates ! Definitely on our list for fav restaurant in falls church.

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  5. LissetteG

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience last night. The food was incredible, we had oysters and octopus as appetizers. Then we shared the ribeye and crispy snapper. A beautiful presentation and the dishes were phenomenal. We will be back for sure!

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  6. Mark

    Washington DC

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, attentive service, wonderful and creative food and drinks. Definitely worth visiting.

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  7. MichelleR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have brought so many friends and visitors to NUE and they (and we) are consistently impressed with every dish that comes out. The food is so good and the service and ambiance are always great too.

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  8. EdwardC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. we will come back for more

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect this time around. The fish was so good and our water was on point with being attentive but not too chatty. Tips: order the XL size fish, twice we order the L size and we’re disappointed. The wonton, octopus, new years dragon drinks (we ordered all 4 except for the water dragon, will need to come back for it) we’re so yummy. The egg rolls was just okay though.

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  10. GinaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal flavors, descent serving size, wonderful attentive and knowledgeable bartenders/servers, comfortable and cozy ambiance. A fun and creative take on Vietnamese modern style cuisine. I had the fire dragon cocktail special (AMAZING if you like mezcal + spicy). For dinner I ate the coconut curry risotto + scallops. Delicious. My husband had the Bo Khả Pappardelle which also was freaking amazing. Very excited to go back! Thanks for a delightful evening.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, attractive ambiance. Exterior signage a little too minimalistic. We plan to return.

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  12. CMdiner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nue is a lovely addition to Falls Church City. The menu is not extensive, but there were enough choices for two non-meat eaters. My companion and I ordered two small plates and a large plate to share, and it was plenty for us. Dessert -- the yucca cake -- was delicious. The space is pretty and serene. We were there on a Wednesday, and it wasn't very crowded, so it is hard to say whether or not it would be noisy with more guests there.

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  13. FortunateX

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for the first time for my anniversary yesterday . They were so sweet giving us complimentary Rosé glass for the both of us . Our table also had a beautiful vase with a red rose to fit the theme. Other tables were bare if not just regular setting so I appreciate that they did that . The restaurant is big . The aesthetics in the bright room were nice -I suppose coz it’s still Chinese new yr. Where we sat was dim and good for the ambiance and occasion . Ok ok… now the really good stuff.. food was excellent! I had scallops and coconut risotto! OMG Yummm! And the octopus was delicious as well . The fennel salad was ok for me it’s not my jam but I did taste it from my partner. They made a smoked Old fashion and it was so yummy! Better than I’ve had in a long time . I tried something out of their coktail menu but it was not to my liking . It was good but not as yummy as the old fashion.😉 the staff was courteous and friendly. We were also given a gift card (can’t remember $value) but it will go towards the next visit. Man I can’t wait to go back 🌸❤️

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  14. Tasia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, beautiful decor, open late. Overall had a wonderful experience here for our anniversary dinner. Prices are high but are reflective of the quality of experience. Music is a bit loud for a dining space in my opinion, but not too loud to hold a conversation.

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  15. JuliaE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, gorgeous decor, and amazing quality food!! The staff was very accommodating with the requests I had for my partner and I's Valentines dinner. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully plated; our favorites were the Crispy Whole Fish + Wild Spanish Octopus. I'm not normally a fan of seafood, but I would gladly order both dishes 100 times over. We will definitely be back again!

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  16. ErikA

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Nue, which has gotten great writeups in the Washington Post food section and is only three blocks from our house in Falls Church, VA. My wife and I agree that it was outstanding and definitely lived up to the rave reviews. We started with two unusual, but delicious cocktails - a "Cloudy Dreams" made with Empress Gin, Genepy, Hibiscus, Lemon, Mint, Aquafaba and a "Calamansi Margherita" with Teremana Tequila Silver, Grapefruit Orange Soju, Lime Juice, Calamansi, Fresno, Lemongrass. Our appetizers - fennel salad and snow crab asparagus soup - along with our shared entree of crispy whole, de-boned, wild-caught fluke fish with herbs, lettuce wraps, and pineapple nuoc cham, were delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. The decor is beautiful and elegant. Nue get big thumbs up from us.

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  17. Bradleym

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    With every place having a mixologist these days, cocktails have become a real hit and miss but we were fortunate to visit at a time that Nue was serving their special dragon cocktails. They went superbly with their unique Red Snapper which was pricey but exquisite and delicious. It’s a small, but cozy and friendly restaurant.

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  18. Jess

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were delicious - and such a fun, beautiful atmosphere! Highly recommend.

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  19. ChristieC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing!!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nue is our go to celebratory special occasion restaurant - we love the delicious food, amazing service & awesome ambiance!!!

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  21. MitchellF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Nue was exceptional in ways few restaurants can match. We made a reservation for two at the bar because that was all that was left and I was hoping to upgrade to a booth when we got there. I shouldn’t have worried and I think I would prefer the bar seating in the future. The stools are uncommonly comfortable and well spaced with a nice foot rest. It still felt private but the bartenders were charismatic without being intrusive and we had plenty of space from our neighbors. The menu is small with about six small plates and six mains. The bar focus is clearly cocktails and we had several. All were good, with a focus on Asian flavors and there were a lot of subtle, herbal notes rather than big sweet tropical flavors. My wife order the octopus starter with a shrimp and curry sauce. I have a shellfish allergy (which they asked about and carefully noted prior to dining), so I couldn’t share that one. She loved it and it was fork tender and beautifully presented. I had three raw oysters with yuzu. They were small but perfectly balanced bites. We had the crispy whole fish as our shared entree. I have had this many places and Nue’s preparation was among the best. They offer compact, separated vermicelli cakes to dip in the sauce and form the base of a lettuce wrap. The portion was generous and so good we were racing each other a bit to get the last bite. The desserts and coffee were excellent even though one, with fried cakes and dulce de leche ice cream felt more New Orleans than Vietnamese. What truly made this a special experience though is the touches that made the meal an experience. The people working there actually seemed to be enjoying each other and the customers. The vibe was somehow both intimate and being in the center of a party. I won’t spoil it, but at the end of the night they made a point of having us meet the owner and we got to participate in a game that was truly exciting and made me want to come back. Wonderful.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    shrimp was overcooked food served too slow. waiter was nice! overpriced restaurant

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  23. cathyc

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had Valentine’s Day lunch. Service was prompt and good until dining room was full. Not enough kitchen staff. Had to wait longer than expected for our dessert. We were late getting back to work. Other than that delay, everything was good. Definitely will go back to try dinner.

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  24. StephanieD

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and bar drinks. A bit pricey, but in par with DC prices.

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  25. XandT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay, but too expensive for what it is. Service was really poor. The hostess sat us at a tiny table that was way too small for the amount of dishes that we ordered. It took over 20 minutes before a server even acknowledged us and offered water.

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  26. Cungem

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, and great service!

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  27. Tiana

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great flavors; a different take on traditional Vietnamese dishes. Great service & decor, and we got to participate in the Tet game too.

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  28. Phatboi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a birthday and it was during lunar new year as well. Their lunar new year special was tremendous along with everything else! Definitely the best Asian restaurant I’ve been to!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous sport - amazing cocktails and delicious food. And great hospitality. Such a refreshing options in Falls Church! Don’t miss the pate.

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  30. Allen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good, probably the best food I have had in the NOVA area!

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  31. JonRussian

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazingly beautiful. I would Deffenetly go back!

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  32. RyanW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Honest opinion, this was a great one-off visit but we will not be returning. The food was excellent and our selections sincerely felt like they were the best options off the menu. Brilliantly plated, the grilled octopus was sensational. The bright dill and chili emulsion was the highlight of the dish. When the crispy whole fish was presented as a lettuce wrap experience, I couldn't be more excited to dig in. The food is decadent and I cannot praise the chefs enough for design, preparation, and seasoning. Simply perfect. Cocktails could do with a dialing back of the sugars. I know this is a personal preference though but a lot of fruit juices as well as syrups made the spirit unrecognizeable. Beautiful, well-designed cocktails, but a tad too sweet for me. Ultimately, the service was a bit of a blunder. I understand the growing pains of a newer restaurant and clearly understand service fees. I however do not need to be reminded that I can also tip on top of the 20%, especially with the menu notice stating clearly "We have replaced tipping with a 20% service fee". The tactless waiter asked if my wife and I wanted separate checks..twice.

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  33. ALEXEi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful cocktails list, and great food definitely recommend

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  34. lvt06

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy night, extremely slow service. Twenty percent service charge automatically applied for two people is outrageous - especially for atrociously slow service. Food made up for it. But I'm hesitant to recommend or visit in the future

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  35. Nifty

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the food to the decor at NUE was beautiful. The food was fresh and the dragon-themed cocktails were so fun! Service was attentive. Only negative was it was a little pricier than expected.

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  36. Buckeye

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would have given Nue 5 stars except for the fact that it was very loud in the room we were seated in. The ceilings were high and I could tell the restaurant had done their best by decorating to help with the acoustics. The next time we go I will ask to be seated in a different room....there was one we walked through that had less seating and ceilings were lower. Besides that the service was great, the explanation about the dishes served was just enough and the food was delicious.

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  37. EvanS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is great. Beautiful interior. The girl who sat us, basically just took our table and closed our check for us. Which was great since she was very accommodating and professional. All in all. Great experience. Congratulations on the nice new addition.

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  38. KathyH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to their 2024 Lunar New Year event to support a friend who helped out with the show, and it was totally disappointed. Foods was terrible. We paid $130/person, but it's worse than a Chinese Buffet. Tickets were over sold, too crowed. There were not enough seats. 20% gratitude was included when I purchased the ticket but there were no servers to clean up our table. We had to clean up and remove used plates ourselves. The experience and foods weren't worth the price. We won't come back there.

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  39. CeciliaB

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully decorated for the special New Year celebration. The downside was that it was difficult to see the performances because there was no high stage. Would have been great if there were large monitors set up throughout the location showing the performances. Maybe something to think about for next time. The food was good, but hard to maneuver around with plates with the crowd. So we didn’t get to taste everything because it was just difficult getting around. Overall it was a wonderful event. Still one of my favorite restaurants

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  40. Karen

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Poorly planned Lunar New Year event in terms of restaurant overselling tickets and not having enough seats, table space, or even standing area for attendees. Many of the workers were unexpectedly rude and trying to kick customers out of specific areas when other workers were the ones who moved the customers there in the first place. Workers lacked understanding, service mindset, and ability to problem solve to accommodate a large crowd.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

NUE is rated 4.7 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for NUE

109 Founders Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    W Broad St. and N West St.
  • Area
    Falls Church
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri 17:00–23:00 Sun 16:00–22:00 Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Sat 16:00–23:00
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Contemporary Asian, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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