My favorite restaurants so far are Thai by Thai and Sweet-water. These two restaurants are very different with a big difference in price.
Thai by Thai offers delicious Asian food at very affordable prices. It is not formal at all, and the service is great, will a little to no wait time.
On the other hand, Sweet-water is a more fancy restaurant that offers delicious food. Because of this, the prices are a little more expensive, and I would recommend making a reservation before hand if you won’t want to wait for over half an hour before being seated.
Overall, both restaurants serve delicious food. Although the prices of the food at Sweet-water are a little expensive, it is definitely worth it.
Tea Break is a Vietnamese restaurant in Sterling, VA. There is a wide variety of items to order on the menu. They vary from pho, to rice, to spring rolls. When I went, I got Pho for a pretty cheap price and it was delicious. I also got the spring rolls which were also very tasty.
Spring Rolls from Tea Break (Google)
The waiters were also very kind and helpful. The wait time was also not long… at all.
Overall, I 10/10 recommend going to Tea Break for lunch or dinner if you don’t want to pay a lot of money, but also want to eat delicious food.
On Valentine’s day, my family and I went to Burton’s to celebrate. I was surprised at how quickly we were seated. The waiter was also very kind and showed us everything on the menu. There was also a Valentine’s day special menu which we also got food from. I forget what it’s called but I got Salmon. It was very delicious.
The only negative thing about Burton’s, is that the price of the food is a little towards the higher end of the scale. I got an appetizer that was $14 dollars. It didn’t come with a lot of food, just a piece of Salmon. The main dish was $34 for some mashed potatoes and Salmon.
However, overall, the food at Burton’s is delicious, the wait time is not long at all, and the waiters are very kind. I would 8/10 recommend going to Burtons!
Thai by Thai has lots of choices of delicious foods that you can choose from. I like ordering the Drunken Noodles. My favorite thing to order is the Kana MooKrob, which has pork with Chinese broccoli, a side of rice for 11.95.
The service is also really good. The people there were all very nice and got me whatever I needed. There is also close to no wait time. They take your order right when you’re ready, so you just have to wait for the food, which comes out in about five minutes. The restaurant is next to Coco’s and is very small, but cute and cozy.
Overall I 10/10 recommend eating at Thai by Thai if you want to try something new or like Asian food.
The Block is a building in Annandale, Virginia. Inside the building, there are multiple vendors that sell different types of food in Asia. One of their vendors is Snocream. Snocream is famous for their bubble tea and ice cream. I got the Passion Fruit Boba Tea and the Matcha Oreo ice cream. The ice cream was delicious.
Passion Fruit Boba Tea
Garlic Noodles with Shrimp
The Block sells food from places like Vietnam and Thailand. I ordered the Garlic Noodles with shrimp from the Thai vendor there and it was very good and tastes a lot like Lo Mein.
There are usually a lot of people at The Block so it may be hard to find seats, especially if you are going with a large group of people. In addition to that, the wait time is a little long but definitely not the worst, compared to Cracker Barrel or Sweetwater.
Overall, I 9/10 recommend you going to the block because the different types of food that they sell there is definitely worth your time if you are going to a smaller group of people.
Cafesano is a beautiful restaurant with affordable food. It allows indoor and outdoor dining. The outside dining area is decorated with beautiful fairy lights. My favorite thing to order is the Chicken Alfredo which is $11.79. It is so delicious. It is Penne pasta with grilled chicken, broccoli and homemade Alfredo sauce. I’ve also tried the Penne with Basil Pesto which is $9.69 and is also one of my favorites.
The wait time is not long at all. Once you enter the restaurant, you choose what you want to order and then you pay at the front. After you pay, the waiter gives you a buzzer. Cafesano is a great restaurant to go to when you’re really hungry. The food comes out about 10 to 15 minutes after you order. Super fast compared to other restaurants like Sweetwater.
Overall, I 10/10 recommend you go to Cafesano for their delicious and affordable food.
Everyone knows what Chick-fil-A is. It is a very affordable fast food restaurant with great food choices, and is most commonly known for their chicken. My favorite thing to get is the eight count nugget meal. The meal consists of the nuggets, fries, and a drink. My favorite thing to get in the morning is the four count Chick-n-Minis meal. The meal consists of the nuggets with bread, hash browns, and a drink.
Overall, Chick-fil-A is a great fast food restaurant with delicious food, and is very budget friendly.
Sweetwater is a somewhat fancy restaurant that has delicious food. Since the restaurant is kind of fancy, the prices for the food is a little pricier than the food at IHop, or Zoup. It has a wide variety of foods like salads, sandwiches, seafood, chicken, pasta, beef and ribs, and of course, desserts. My favorite item on the menu is the Short Smoked Salmon Filet, which is $21.00. It comes with marinated and smoked salmon, hickory with broccoli, mashed potatoes with dijon cream on the side. It is so tasty and filling.
Short Smoked Salmon Filet
Even though the food is marvelous, the wait time can be very long so I highly recommend making a reservation beforehand. If not, you might have to wait at least an hour before you get seated. When you are seated, the server brings out a bowl of Ozzie rolls with butter. The Ozzie rolls are so delicious. If you have a chance to try them, you should, and will want more. Besides the wait and price, Sweetwater Tavern is a great restaurant that serves delicious food!