If you are native to Northern Virginia, you have probably run into the problem
of the issue of where to go out to eat.
The further away from DC you get, the more cookie cutter your options become
and it can be beyond frustrating.
When Whitney from Whitney Stringer PR reached out to me to try a new
restaurant in Tyson's I got really excited.
A restaurant that isn't a chain and offers something more than bar food that I can grab on my commute home - count me in.
Myself and some fellow bloggers got to experience the whole menu and get a better understanding of the menu, concept, and goal of the eatery.
LOCATION & ATMOSPHERE
It's located right off Chain Bridge Road - a light down from Rout 7 and less than a
5 minute five from Tyson's Corner Mall.
They have a front patio that they are planning to transition into a covered eating space with heated floors for the chillier DC winters.
An open concept layout is very inviting with a semi-private eating space in the middle of the restaurant where you are able to host parties or meetings (where we ate).
A great point I loved hearing about through the presentation from the chef,
was their effort to utilize locally sourced menu items.
The love this idea so much so, a few walls of the restaurant show case indoor
herb gardens that the kitchen utilizes.
One great aspect of Greenhouse Bistro, is the live entertainment.
While we were eating, live Flamenco dancers performed as well as a live guitarist.
We were told there is normally live entertainment throughout the week for diners to enjoy.
We were also informed (and noticed!) what a family friendly environment it is here.
In Northern Virginia it can be hard to find quality food and restaurant environments that adults and children can enjoy but the owners really emphasized that they want this to be a family restaurant where that quality food can be found.
They really offer a little bit of everything and they do it well.
Greenhouse Bistro is not officially a "farm-to-table" concept restaurant but they really strive to create an environment where anyone can come to get a healthy and delicious meal.
A way they do that is the indoor herb garden along some of the walls that I mentioned and pictured above.
Another way is that the meats are locally farm sourced as well and you can really tell the difference.
One of my favorite dishes was the chicken.
I am such a sauce person but the seasoning on this chicken was amazing and I am seriously dreaming about it as I type this - it was that good.
the chicken was my favorite!
GREENHOUSE TEA LOUNGE
Attached to the restaurant but a separate concept, is the Greenhouse Tea Lounge.
After the dinner, we retired to the Tea Lounge for some Tea and dessert.
This section was dimly lit and had a very intimate feel.
The large gold pots that carried the hot water were beautiful and the tea cups were so innovative.
I was beyond stuffed from dinner but I had to try the Beignets - they were SO good.