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6678 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042
+1 703-531-1881
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This place is wonderful, I can't say enough good things about it. The environment was peaceful, the service impeccable, and the food a work of art.

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

Greetings Sir, Again, these are the moments that we feel proud with our mission to deliver excellent service and quality food. We thrive when our guest experience a unique dining experience at Present Restaurant. Please come back for a quiet dinner with friends over a bottle of wine. Thank you again. - The Present Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

One of my students gave me a gift card to Present two years ago which I promptly misplaced. I just found the card last week and my husband and I decided to try it for our anniversary dinner. What a wonderful experience! We had never eaten in a Vietnamese restaurant before so we didn't know what to order. The wait... More 

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

The wonderful experience is ours. We are so honored that you celebrated a life milestone at Present Restaurant. Thank you too for commenting about our staff's attention to detail. He is one of our most notable staff. We credited this to our culture of teamwork and delivery of exceptional service and quality food. Please come back again. Cheers - The... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I lived in New Orleans for years, which has many, many good Vietnamese places, and I now live in DC, which has a couple of good ones. Present is as good as any I've been to, and the staff is twice as friendly.

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

Greetings Sir Luke, Thank you for the very kind words for Present Restaurant. I was more our privilege to have you as our guest. Please come back soon and have a quiet dinner with friends over a bottle of wine. Cheers - The Present Team More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Always happy with the food here. Fresh, tasty, and great presentation. Comfortable feel here, nothing too formal. Good for families and groups too.

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Armin F, Manager at Present, responded to this review

Hello Dear Guest, We would like to thank you visiting Present Restaurant. Please come back again soon. 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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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