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6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
+1 703-531-1881
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Tysons Corner VA
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212 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many -- many -- Vietnamese restaurants in this area and the atmosphere at most of them pretty much is the same, so it is an interesting change of pace to walk into the upscale, roomy environment of Present. It is located in a funky strip mall along Route 50, but once inside you will forget about all that.... More 

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Thank Tommyg2230
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this review

Thank you for your business, we are grateful to had a chance to serve you. hope you come back soon. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW!!! I have no idea Vietnamese food goes beyond Pho, banh mi vermicelli noodles and spring rolls. Until I come to Present. The menu is incredible from simple street food to some elegant dishes. Ever since the first visit to PRESENT, I have been bringing all my friends to this place, every single one of my friends love the food... More 

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Thank Hozkar98
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we greatly appreciate your business and your comment. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, outstanding service and beautiful restaurant. Good place for any occasion. Highly recommended.

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Thank Vicki C
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this review

Thank you so much. we are honored to have serve you More 

Herndon, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

With apologies to "Kung Fu Panda," Present Restaurant tucked away in a tiny, nondescript strip mall on Route 50 in Falls Church offers up some of the best Vietnamese food in the area. That's saying a lot as Falls Church, home of the Eden Center is a nexus for Vietnamese cuisine. Present holds its own with any of them. I've... More 

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1 Thank Fred K
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this review

thank you for your kinds words. the Staffs really appreciate your review More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A group of friends had lunch there recently where we were taken care of by very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff who enjoyed telling us about the dishes we were ordering! The food was excellent, as was the atmosphere.

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1 Thank JoeandBobbie
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage and your kind words. hope to serve you again soon. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The atmosphere at Present was very welcoming and we were greeted by a friendly staff. The lunch menu started with soup and a nice salad with egg roll following a choice of several entrees. The food was nicely flavored and very tasty.

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Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this review

Thank you very much. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Friday lunch. Seat faced front windows and was so bright all I could see was the silhouette of my wife. Screens or shades might be a good upgrade. Waitress stood over us as we looked through the extensive menu, very anxious for us to place our order. Waiter spilled one of the two spring roll sauce bowls all over the... More 

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Present R, Manager at Present, responded to this review

We are so sorry for your not so great experience. we will looking into the incident and fix our mistake. There are no excuse here at Present. We hope your family give us another chance to serve you better. Thank you More 

Washington, D.C.
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Present is the complete package. In the most unassuming strip mall on Route 7, the restaurant has an attractive patio and a gorgeous interior - the centerpiece of which is a waterfall which caps the entire dining experience with the sound of falling water. The heavy use of wood in the decor makes the interior incredibly warm - the other... More 

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Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this review

Thank you for your Patronage and kinds words. We are so glad you had a great we experience. More 

Laurel, Maryland
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The food and presentation was amazing especially for the cost. The Dragon Shrimp appetizer with it's green dragon skin and sweet and sour sauce very very nice. Has the gregarious lemongrass chicken and My wife had the "pilgrim on the beach" crab, shrimp and fried rice. All just amazing, although we left stuffed.

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Thank Jackalcall
Present R, General Manager at Present, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kinds words. we hope to see you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to sit and talk. Food good; good service. In addition to good food, Vietnamese iced coffee delicious! Lunch specials are great bargain. Shrimp with pineapple delicious!

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Present R, Manager at Present, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage. hopefully we can serve you again soon and earn a 5 Stars from you. :) 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
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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 22042-2145
  • 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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