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Reston Newcomer is Silver Line Dining Pick

by Karen Goff October 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm 1,579 21 Comments

Thrillist Restaurant Map/Credit: Thrillist Thrillist, a travel and restaurant site, issued its first DC Metro Restaurant Map on Wednesday. The map picks a restaurant “within a couple of miles, but often much closer,” for every Metro stop on D.C.’s entire Metrorail system.

The restaurant pick for Wiehle-Reston East: The newly named Mandoohouse, which Reston Now wrote about last week.

Late last week, we gave Mandoohouse a try. We liked it, with some caveats, as its former self, Myknonos. As Mandoohouse, a Greek/Korean mashup? Not so much. At 7 p.m. on a Friday night we were the only customers, and they still were not ready for us. They were out of one menu item we ordered, and the rest of the meal was just OK.

Mandhoohouse, at 1810 Michael Faraday Dr., is most likely the closest restaurant to the station, not counting McTaco Hut, which was also pretty snarkily touted in City Paper last summer.

So, should Mandoohouse be the pick to ride alongside Tysons Corner’s Nostos and America East Tavern and DC’s Little Serow and Central Michel Richard?

Is there somewhere else in the vicinity of South Reston that is more deserving to represent? Tell us in the comments.

  • ichrysso

    There is, but not near the station. Ariake quickly comes to mind.

    • Karen Goff

      A very good pick. Was just there for lunch today.

  • ducatination

    reston has very little in the way of decent restaurants, its chained to death in the town center, a few options in lake anne and cafesano in south lakes, hopefully reds table will actually come to fruition.

    • Karen Goff

      They are hard at work on Red’s Table. Major renovation finally going on there. Will be in touch with owner on timetable soon.

  • Qwerty

    I think the best restaurants in Reston are Hibiscus Thai and the bodega grill at Lake Anne (which i only know about thanks to your coverage in August!).

  • Modern Reston Michelle


  • JMUchick97

    Ariake is our go-to although it’s not terribly close to the metro station.

  • czechedgirl


  • bb

    Cafe Sano at South Lakes Shopping Center

  • SkirtsofReston

    Nostos is amazing! It is hard to pick anything in Reston that comes close.

  • Amarie

    Cafe sano!!!

  • RTC


  • Jean Beres

    Il Fornio at the Reston Town Center! http://www.ilfornaio.com/reston

  • casdmg

    I thought their chicken wings and pho were really good.

  • Gregg Rosenberg

    A lot of people have already said Cafe Sano, which is nearby. If you’re in the mood for pizza, Flipping PIzza in South Lakes Plaza is good. Also, Primo Italiano at Plaza America is pretty close to the metro.

    • novatom

      I’ve gone to Flipping Pizza several times and have concluded that it’s over-rated. I much prefer Ledo’s. Never tried Primo but will in the future.

  • Not forgotten

    Within a mile is also Ma Ma Wok in the Tall Oaks wasteland.

  • Reality Bites

    The reality is that there are no good food choices within walking distance of the Silverline Metro unless you’re a gas station gourmet or want to spend your dollars at YUM or MCD, losing propositions. Perhaps someone catches on and parks their food truck there.

  • Alison

    Lakeside Asia (South Lakes), particularly the Chengdu/Szechuan dishes on the Chinese menu.

  • Jason

    Best sushi place in the Reston area hands down is Kumo.

  • L

    What’s wrong with McTaco Hut? It’s a landmark.


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