Arlington, Virginia’s food scene is going to expand exponentially by September 2018. At that time, Ballston Common Mall will debut a brand new, 25,000-square-foot food hall, one of the largest in the D.C. area.
According to a press release, developer Forest City Washington plans on the food hall having 18 restaurants in the food hall with a 5,000-square-foot plaza in the center. There will also be a large outdoor patio space for two restaurants with communal seating.
In a statement, Forest City Washington President Deborah Ratner Salzberg said, “Quarter Market will bring together some of the District’s most original, best-in-class food operators, giving them the opportunity to tap into the incredible market already established in Arlington.”
So far, only nine of the restaurants have been revealed. They include:
- Bartaco, a modern Mexican restaurant with “upscale street food with a coastal vibe” that will serve as a sister restaurant to Barcelona Wine Bar.
- Buredo, a D.C.-based establishment that serves handheld, burrito-size sushi rolls and salads.
- Cucina Al Volo, a rustic casual Italian eatery that currently has locations in Union Market and Adams Morgan.
- Ice Cream Jubilee, a D.C.-based ice cream shop that offers creative flavors like coffee and donuts or banana bourbon caramel. This will be the establishment’s first location in Virginia.
- Mi & Yu Noodle Bar, a Baltimore-based fast casual noodle bar with two locations in D.C.
- Pinch Dumplings, a Baltimore-based restaurant that serves traditional Chinese dumplings. This will be the establishment’s first brick and mortar location in the D.C. area, not counting their stand at Nationals Park.
- Rice Crook, a Korean restaurant made by the founders of the D.C. area-based Bun’d Up restaurant. This will be the establishment’s first brick and mortar restaurant.
- Swizzler, a D.C.-based, hot dog-focused restaurant. This will be the establishment’s first brick and mortar location.
- Timber Pizza Co., a restaurant known for their Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas.
Once complete, the 850,000-square-foot Ballston Quarter redevelopment will feature 364,000 square feet of retail and a new 22-story, 408-unit residential building. The residential building will include amenities like a rooftop pool and dog park.