Water & Wall

The Wall

A Sleek New Date Spot. In Virginia.

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So there’s this great restaurant called Maple Ave. Which you probably haven’t been to. Because it only has nine tables. Also: it’s in Vienna.

But good news: thanks to the gravitational pull of the city (or something), the chef is drawing closer. To Clarendon.

His new place is called Water & Wall, it’s got a whopping (by comparison) 80 seats, and it opens on Saturday night.

This could be the only place you can go to eat food from a chef who’s a former engineer and who also cooked at New York’s Momofuku. Fortunately, you’ll find more Asian influences than math on the menu, like Burmese Bouillabaisse, pork shoulder with chow-chow relish and pork belly with green-papaya salad.

If a backslapping business dinner is in the works, head to the semicircular booths looking out the windows. If you ask nicely, the chef will also serve you a tasting menu there.

But this is more of a date spot, with glass everywhere and moody lighting coming from suede-and-canvas chandeliers. Start out with a basil gin and tonic at the copper-and-granite bar. And then... well, maybe just stay there. It’s separated from the dining room by a copper curtain.

Lest anyone sees you in the suburbs.

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Water & Wall
3811 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
703-294-4949
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