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6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
+1 703-531-1881
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11:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 helpful in seating us in a easy access location. Very good Vietnamese food with some... More 

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Thank Sgfranks
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

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 visit us again soon. - The Present Team. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
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 coconut cream. The food was delicious, and Armin and his staff were very welcoming, kind... More 

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

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 reason why we do our best in service and quality food. Cheers. - The Present... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank lawrenceo616
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

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. More 

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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 be back!!!!

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

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 you soon. Cheers. - The Present Team More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 the quality of the raw ingredients. Here, the vegetables were notably fresher than in other... More 

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Thank Rebecca H
Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

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 More 

1 review
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 nice and kind. The atmosphere, when you are in there is awesome.

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

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 More 

McLean, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The food is great and the staff is very helpful in explaining the various menu selections. Everyone of our large party had fun with the menu's literal translations from Vietnamese. The waterfall offers a peaceful ambiance. Overall, Present offers a wonderful dining experience.

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is always our honor and privilege to showcase Present Restaurant as a venue to experience a fine dining. Please come back again. Cheers. - The Present Team More 

Vienna
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Present is a unique and bless-ed, enchanting place to dwell and have a meal. Go there to find out--in part it defies description. The menu is vast, and there are some non-carnivore options available. The portions are huge, i.e., are given in very large bowls. The costs are a bit on the high side. It is a perfect place for... More 

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

Wow! It is the first word that comes to us. Thank you for the kind remarks. Please come back again soon and try the different sumptuous dishes Present restaurant has to offer. Cheers. - The Present Team More 

San Marcos, California
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128 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I stopped here for lunch while on business in the DC area. It was recommended on TripAdvisor as the best Vietnamese in the area even though close to Eden Center where there are many. They told me they did not specialize in Pho so I ordered the beef lunch special (Cow on the Open Field). It was excellent especially when... More 

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

Hello Dear Guest, Thank you for the kind remarks. Please come back to sample the rest of Present Restaurant dishes. We take pride in delivering excellent service and quality food. Cheers. - The Present Team. More 

Arlington, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The food is delicious, the service is great and the price is unbelievable. It is the best value in town.

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

Good Morning Sir Gary, It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and welcome you to our Present Family. Please come back again and sample our other dishes. Our Lunch special is a steal for $9.95 + tax. Cheers. - The Present Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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