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Present

6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
+1 703-531-1881
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (17 reviews)
“rock fish” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visit this favorite place about once a month. Tonight was a disappointment. The pineapple shrimp squid salad was good as usual, but the fish on the steam boat really missed the mark. The menu on Trip Advisor and its web site indicates “whole” fish...More

Thank PHIL D
Reviewed 22 February 2018

In a strip mall, Present is not physically impressive inside or out. That said, the service is very solicitous and the cooking is very competent. The menu is very broad with many choices. I have been going for years and the cooking is very consistent....More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

What a find. Nestled into a very drab mini strip mall, Present awaits you with outstanding service, a very creative and authentic menu, and a wonderfully comfortable vibe. We loved the calamari appetizer (best we’ve ever had) and, based on the great waiter’s suggestion, a...More

1  Thank FamSiam V
Reviewed 29 January 2018

With so many restaurants to choose from in Falls Church, this one stands out. We were there for Sunday dinner when it was not particularly crowded. The space is attractive with soothing sounds from an indoor fountain and quiet music. Ask to sit in front...More

1  Thank Mother19348
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Present restaurant provides good service. The gentleman waiter, Mr. Tran, was excellent when we were there. Thanks Toan😀

1  Thank PHIL D
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Wonderful service - staff is exceedingly courteous and fast. The menu is just too good - too many options too choose from. We also loved the hilarious names they give their dishes. Décor is great too. One of our favorite options in Falls Church and...More

1  Thank Willem K
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I dined at Present Restaurant in Falls Church this week. I had the lunch special, a 4 course meal for only $12! I had a very interesting egg drop style soup for the first course, a wonderful crispy summer roll(with shrimp and pork, a very...More

1  Thank John L
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you so much for all your kind words. Guests like you that makes all the effort and care we put into so meaningful. You have to try some of our other sections of the full menu when you are here for dinner. Hope to...More

Reviewed 25 December 2017

We have eaten at Present, an upscale Vietnamese restaurant, several times, but our dinner visit Christmas eve was the best ever. We always order multiple orders of autumn rolls, spring roll ingredients in crispy, lacy wrappers served with lettuce for wrapping and a tasty fish...More

1  Thank barcroft2697
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Happy Holiday to you and your family! We can not say enough how appreciative we feel knowing you and you love ones had a wonderful experience with us. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to a Vietnamese restaurant and it won’t be my last. My guest is a native Vietnamese and guided me to three excellent selections. Muc rang muoi (calamari), Banh beo chen (rainbow white clouds), Goi hai san trai thom (Treasure from...More

1  Thank Don M
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It is guests like yourself that make every moment worthwhile and meaningful for us to strive harder each and everyday. We are so happy to hear that your first time trying Vietnamese Cuisine won't be the last. We highly...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

After a long flight and the long commute to my hotel, I was glad to find this restaurant across the street from the hotel! The restaurant has excellent service. I ordered the "Pho Present" and a side of Autumn Rolls, and both were amazing. The...More

1  Thank dreamer8313
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments about Present Restaurant. Do come back soon and try our authentic FAMILY STYLE COOKING section of the menu which we are best known. - The Present Team

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Bert P
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Response from Present R | Property representative |
Thank you for asking, casual dressy are both fine.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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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