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1359 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3903
+1 703-893-2323
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good lunch place. You can get a salad, a sandwich or a quesadilla. They also have really good tart frozen yogurt. One of the only real places to get food in McLean.

Thank Charlotte G
LaFayette, Georgia
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful menu for affordable prices . The only thing is I wish it had waiters instead of counter service. Healthy food that is very tasty and large servings for the price. Deffinitly will be going back!

Thank cam102
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is the best cafe in McLean. Its smoothies are delicious and can not be beaten anywhere. It has some fantastic home cooked cookies and cakes, or it has freshly made to order sandwiches, wraps and salads. A definite must if you are in the McLean area.

1 Thank Helena L
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153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you like fresh sandwiches and fresh squeezed lemonade with nice cookies, this is the place to stop for lunch. The service is fast, food very good, and the price is right. I suggest the San Remo wrapped in green leaf. Parking is tough. Yum, yum is all you need to know as an oatmeal raisin cookie description.

Thank Valerie J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is a easy and efficient way to eat healthy food. They have a great selection of sandwiches and salads, as well as top notch smoothies. All in all a fantastic cafe.

1 Thank steerage10
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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232 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We just had two different salads. One of the server was knowledgeable, the other was confused and had lack of training. Portion was generous on one the other was stingy. Tofu was hard and tasteless. Spices were hidden on the shelf and hard to reach. Recycle bin sign was blocked with utensils so all trash were mixed. What a pity!

1 Thank BirTurk
McLean, Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

For a locally owned, healthy breakfast/lunch option, this is a great place. Sandwiches and salads made to order. Inventive combinations. Reasonable prices. Call ahead if you want to avoid the line.

1 Thank Kent D
McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We've been here too many times to count. The salads are a big hit with our family. Everything can be custom ordered with many many choices. The Asian chicken salad is my favorite! I wish the bread that they give you on the side was a little softer/fresher, but otherwise, delicious all around.

1 Thank Danski2010
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Lots of interesting salads to choose from. Large portions for all us healthy eating people. Spoiled for choice here.

1 Thank Pauline093
Frederick, MD
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220 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We stopped for lunch, while Christmas shopping. Very good selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, that were made fresh as you waited. This is a farm to table café. I loved their Caesar salad with grilled chicken. Very delicious cookies given out free by their drink area. Will look forward to eating here again on my next visit to the Mall.

1 Thank Saltydog088

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1359 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-893-2323
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