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3 Bar & Grill

June 8, 2010

My first meal of the summer season dining al fresco was perfect. The weather, the food, and my dinner mates made it great. Restaurant 3, owned by the Whitlow’s folks, has a nice patio section on Clarendon Blvd. where people-watching is prime.  The first thing I spotted on the menu was ‘mac & cheese’ and it was hard to pass up. Turns out, I’m glad I went with my cheesy instincts. 3 doesn’t use traditional elbow noodles or just one kind of cheese. Linguine is the noodle of choice and it was a nice surprise. The dish is very rich and the bowl is deceptively deep, so eating the whole thing would probably bring on a stomach ache for most, but I powered through. I’d definitely order it again after I try a few other menu items that have been calling my name. Next time I’ll get Dickey’s Fried Chicken & Waffles. Hopefully, it will live up to the hype!

Grandma Doris’ Mac and Cheese, Mixed Greens Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

3 Bar & Grill
2950 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201