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6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
+1 703-531-1881
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Their menu is varied and interesting. Food is always good and atmosphere nice. Staff always friendly.More

Thank Kimmyrg
Armin F, General Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

We feel proud and gratified whenever a guest makes wonderful comments about Present Restaurant. At Present Restaurant, everyone is treated as a special guest and family. We constantly strive to offer the best in quality of food and excellent dining service. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Two of us - we had soup and an appetizer and we were full! The soup was huge and had a quarter of a duck in it. The appetizer was a huge sesame seed shell with diced clams and ground beef. Both superb!

1  Thank BobOZee
Armin F, General Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the awesome feedback. Please come back soon and sample the rest of our delicious menu items. - The Present Team

Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I and another couple were in the mood for Vietnamese food. We planned to go to one of the many Vietnamese restaurants in the nearby Falls Church Eden Center, but opted to try Present instead due to its excellent reviews. We were...More

Thank tjphilly
Armin F, General Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

What a delight it is to read that you had another magnificent dining experience with us at Present Restaurant! We appreciate your kind words describing our restaurant as DC's little secret. Our staff will be happy to hear that you thought they did an outstanding...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband, son and I greatly enjoyed our dinner at Present last Friday. We were graciously welcomed by the manager, Armin and received excellent service from the wait staff. The menu is extensive and has a variety of Vietnamese dishes that I haven't seen elsewhere....More

Thank Puddy1
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Greetings, We are so thrilled whenever we receive positive encouragement from our guest. It is a TEAM effort to be able to deliver the Present Restaurant goal of offering the best of service and the freshness of our cuisine. It was our honor and privilege...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

I've been here three or four times; once with my retired men's lunch club. Each time I have tried something different and each time have enjoyed both the meal and presentation. One of the men in my group has difficulty walking and the staff was...More

Thank Sgfranks
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Greetings, Present Restaurant takes pride in offering the best dining experience. Present Restaurant is where you can enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine with friends over a bottle of wine. We encourage you to enjoy the present moment. Thank for giving us a very positive feedback. Please...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016

A large group of us dined at Present last Sunday evening. Once again, the manager, Armin, greeted us warmly and offered us great suggestions on what to order. We enjoyed several items --- including autumn rolls, multiple seafood entrees, rice dishes, and banana fritters with...More

Thank Rommel Y
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Greetings Sir Rommel, It was our honor and pleasure to have hosted your family's quick reunion. We are always excited whenever we see you as our guest. But most of all we thank you for being a true family of Present Restaurant. You are the...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

Exceptionally good food. Well conceived and well presented. Excellent service. The location is problematic which is why their business is so-so. A hidden gem.

Thank lawrenceo616
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Hello Sir Larry, Most of our valuable guest likes to keep our location a secret. They love the peace and tranquility of a fine dining experience. Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We picked up from here and were greeted by a very nice gentleman that attended to our every need (and extra requests). Food was delicious and although we didn't eat in the restaurant it looks like it would a fun place for the family. Will...More

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of Present Restaurant. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and quality of food. Our staff members take their roles very seriously to deliver the best of the best. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016

Lovely restaurant. I was drawn to it by its name. In the entry-way there are illustrations of calming phrases in calligraphy ('loving-kindness', 'letting go'). The atmosphere is a perfect antidote for the DC area. The food excellent - my typical complaint with Asian restaurants is...More

Thank Rebecca H
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

We are so thankful for the kind words. We are grateful still for giving us the opportunity to serve you and your guest. Please come back soon and sample the rest of our delicious dishes. Cheers. - Present Team

Reviewed 29 June 2016

They really nice workers working there. The food is great and looks awesome. The food is well done to make it look great, and it taste really good. The best part of it I would have to say is the people working there are so...More

Thank Keyless A
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

We at Present Restaurant are honored and happy to have you as our guest. We strive to deliver exceptional service and great quality food. We look forward serving you again. Cheers. - The Present Team

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Bert P
6 April 2017|
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Response from Present R | Property representative |
Thank you for asking, casual dressy are both fine.
Armin F
17 June 2016|
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Response from KobiashiMaru7 | Reviewed this property |
I've been travelling way too much for business outside of the DC area or I would have returned much sooner. I CRAVE the deliciousness of your food and definitely miss your warmth and hospitality. I will see you soon!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-531-1881
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Present Restaurant is home to a melting pot of tasty regional authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Most of the best Vietnamese food can be found at a humble-looking street stall and from the inside of a home kitchen. Present Restaurant is your guide to favorite Vietnamese foods in the Fairfax Co area. Enjoy a quiet dinner with friends with a glass of wine. Present restaurant offer an ambiance of tranquility with our indoor cascading pond that allows our guest to enjoy a quiet dinner with friends with a glass of wine. We also cater to special events and occasions. Surprise your quest with a catered and elaborate Vietnamese buffet.. Thank you to Mr. Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post for the kind review: Editorial Review 2009 Fall Dining Guide By Tom Sietsema Washington Post Staff Writer Plenty of Vietnamese restaurants serve green papaya salad. None that I've sampled makes a better impression than Present's. Freshly roasted nuts give the dish an edge, and so does a "bowl" of purple cabbage, although the crowning touch is lavished on the surface: matchsticks of rich liver instead of the usual beef jerky. Other Vietnamese restaurants are welcoming, but few more so than this place. Need a recommendation? Want to know more about an ingredient? The servers respond with enthusiasm and intelligence, and they make top-notch guides for novices in particular. I've eaten in this serene dining room at least half a dozen times now, yet I always find something new to appreciate.
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