Suggestion for Residents of Instrata Pentagon City: Enjoy an Al Fresco Meal at Zen Bistro & Wine Bar This WeekendMay 28, 2015
What is Zen? In East Asia, Zen is a school of Buddhism that emphasizes meditation and interaction with others over the memorization of texts and doctrines. Zen Bistro and Wine Bar in Arlington’s Pentagon Row draws inspiration from that emphasis on quiet reflection, striving to be a place where visitors can find comfort and good company while enjoying a tasty meal.
This cozy bistro features a few small booths, couches, and high-top tables, as well as a small bar area, while the kitchen serves up pan-Asian small plates, sushi, and entrees. Yelp reviewers recommend the delicately spiced shu mai dumplings, the artfully presented Tokyo Sun Roll, and—of course—the restaurant’s famous happy hour sangria. On Wednesday evenings, this wine bar near Instrata Pentagon City hosts jazz and blues musicians, while on weekends you might catch a breeze on the restaurant’s cheerful patio. Don’t forget the nearby skating rink and shopping during the holiday season!
Zen Bistro & Wine Bar
1301 South Joyce St.
Arlington, VA 22202