restaurants at one loudoun

Experience One Loudoun: PIND

If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try in One Loudoun, look no further than PIND – the best Indian restaurant around! When PIND opened in the Spring of 2015, we could not have been more excited to introduce our fellow Loudouners to the flavors of traditional Indian cuisine. This local hot spot is a favorite among the residents of One Loudoun, so we sent a few first-timers to experience PIND with fresh eyes (and taste buds); here is their experience!

 

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When you walk into PIND, you are overcome with the unmistakably sweet aromas of the spices and flavors found in Indian food. Near the entrance to the restaurant is fully stocked bar area that leads into the dining room with tables and booths. The restaurant’s décor is tasteful and simple, with large colorful canvases lining the walls and eclectic glass chandeliers hanging from the highest point of the ceiling.

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At first glance, the lunch menu was overwhelming (to say the least). If you are not familiar with typical Indian dishes, you may not recognize anything, but the descriptions definitely help. It also came in handy that our server was very knowledgeable about each item and was happy to help when he noticed we were having trouble deciding.

The lunch menu is divided into appetizers, entrees, specialties, and beverages, which all have a large variety to choose from. The menu incorporates chicken, seafood, lamb, and an array of vegetarian dishes, including paneer, which is a fresh cheese that often takes the place of meat in traditional Indian dishes.

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We asked what the most popular appetizer was, and our server told us that the Lasooni Gobhi is definitely the best choice. This dish consisted of crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a tomato/garlic glaze, and was absolutely delicious! The cauliflower, while glazed on the outside, managed to stay crispy on the inside for a nice crunch.

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Even more difficult than ordering our appetizer was ordering our entrees, because there are so many great options! Again, putting our trust in the hands of our very helpful server, we asked him what we should try as it was our first time visiting PIND. After asking about our likes and dislikes, he suggested the Butter Chicken and the Seafood Goan Curry dishes. We took a leap and ordered his recommendations, and boy, are we glad we did!

One thing you wouldn’t know about ordering these lunch entrees at PIND is that you get a lot more food than just the main dish! To start, you get to choose between a soup and salad, but we both opted for the salad since it sounded very refreshing.

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Out came our salads, and you can imagine our surprise and delight when there were no leafy greens. Contrary to the salads that we are used to, this salad was mostly cucumber, with some tomato, red onion, herbs, and an amazing spicy lemon dressing!

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When our main dishes came out (keep in mind, we ordered two), there were five dishes brought to our table! Yes, five dishes! The Butter Chicken, Shrimp Goan Curry, and the Chef’s side dish of the day (potatoes) all came in bowls and were smothered in an array of brightly colored sauces. The other two dishes, Naan and basmati rice, also come with any lunch entrée on this menu.

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If you have not had Naan before, it is a delicious buttery oven baked flat bread that compliments Indian food amazingly! The basmati rice is also very necessary to build your plate with the ingredients of your choice. In our opinion, the more you mix everything together, the better it tastes!

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The butter chicken was served in a mahkni sauce, which is a sweeter butter and tomato based cream sauce, while the huge shrimp were served in a savory, yet sweet, spiced coconut sauce. Sampling a bit of everything on our plates was the way to go and we piled everything on!

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After we ate as much of the delicious food as we could, we were brought two small bowls of coconut pudding. They were not too sweet and had actual shreds of coconut inside – a perfect cherry on top of a fantastic meal. We also noticed the silverware we used were from Fortessa, another business joining the One Loudoun family very soon!

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Overall, PIND was an amazing restaurant to dine at! The service was fast and friendly, and the food was to die for! This restaurant is perfect for a group of people to share, since all of the items come separate and you can build your plate as you want. Needless to say, us first-timers will definitely be back to this hidden gem at One Loudoun!

 

Experience One Loudoun: b One Loudoun

“Burgers, Beer, Bourbon” is the tagline of b One Loudoun, one of the community’s amazing restaurants that opened its doors just this past January. What began as the simple idea of eating a quality burger while enjoying your favorite beer or bourbon and good company, eventually turned into b Restaurants. After visiting farms high and low to find out the secret to a perfect burger, the first location opened in Connecticut in 2006, coincidentally in the same state where the hamburger originated.

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Walking into b One Loudoun, you immediately get the feel of a restaurant inspired by bourbon itself. The comfortable atmosphere is a mix of modern and rustic, with warm woods, exposed brick, and red and auburn colored décor in addition to some amazing light fixtures.binterior

At b One Loudoun, a first glance of the menu caused a slight panic of “how can I choose?” With the help of recommendations from a few friends and our server’s knowledge of the popular dishes, we were able to finally make some decisions while chowing down on some pickles (made in house).bpickles

For a starter, we ordered the pretzels and house-made sausages served with honey mustard and jalapeno cheese sauce. It took only one bite of the sausage to recognize how fresh and well seasoned it was! The pretzels were perfectly baked as well and the jalapeno cheese dip was a great complement.

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Next it was time to order our main dishes (which we had the hardest time doing). When we say this establishment has nailed the meaning of a quality burger, we mean they use beef that is ground in house 2-3 times daily, hand formed, American and source verified, and always fresh (never frozen). Additionally, other ingredients are sourced from local farms and markets, while the pork and chicken are also fresh and ground in-house.

If you’re not into burgers, we forgive you, but there are also a plethora of non-beef burger options to choose from and the menu is very friendly to those who are gluten-free. Many appetizers are gluten-free and options include a GF burger bun or having your burger served “in the grass” (atop iceberg lettuce).

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Since we wanted to try a few different things, we decided on the Pretzel burger with fancy fries and the Burger Salad. The pretzel burger was cooked to perfection and oh so fresh! The pretzel bun was a fantastic addition and an option to add to any burger, although we have heard their regular buns are amazingly buttery and delicious too. The thing we loved most about this burger (and all of them on the menu) is that it was not overly decorated with toppings, which is ideal for tasting all of those delicious flavors from the fresh beef.

The burger salad is best described as a deconstructed burger: iceberg and romaine lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, cheddar, red onion, a ring of pickles, and oh yes, French fries (you can also get tater tots). This salad is tossed in their “special sauce” and topped with a cheeseburger and frizzled onions. The salad was so good, we have seriously considered eating our burgers in salad form from now on!

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After our delicious meal, we headed over to check out the bar, which is fully stocked with pretty much any kind of bourbon you could ever want. There are so many on hand, they need the entire wall to house them all and a ladder to reach the top shelf. The horseshoe shaped bar allows for plenty of seating and there are also high-top tables for overflow. As seen below, there are 14 beer taps, and over 60 bottled and canned beers, with many local favorites available!

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Ask anyone who has been to b One Loudoun, and they will tell you that the bourbon and beer lists offer an excellent selection and the burgers are fresh and tasty. So there you have it: burgers, beer, and bourbon served harmoniously together only at b One Loudoun! For more information on all of the restaurants at One Loudoun, visit our website at http://www.oneloudoun.com/.

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Source: http://www.burgersbeerbourbon.com/

Bryan Voltaggio’s Aggio to Open Soon at One Loudoun!

We are excited to announce that the locally celebrated chef and familiar face at One Loudoun, Bryan Voltaggio, will be bringing his Italian restaurant, Aggio, to One Loudoun! Aggio will be replacing the One Loudoun Family Meal location, which will end it’s service on August 7th, 2016. Keep an eye out for Aggio coming soon and check out all of the details in the Washington Post article below!

The excitement is quickly spreading about Aggio opening here at One Loudoun and The Washington Post was not the only publication to announce the news! Check out even more of the inside scoop on dc.eater.comwashingtonian.com, and loudounnow.com.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM WASHINGTONPOST.COM

By July 18 at 1:15 PM

Chef Bryan Voltaggio, shown at the former Aggio space inside Range, is bringing the Italian restaurant to Ashburn. (Scott Suchman for The Washington Post)

Chef Bryan Voltaggio, shown at the former Aggio space inside Range, is bringing the Italian restaurant to Ashburn. (Scott Suchman for The Washington Post)

Fans of Bryan Voltaggio’s Aggio were disappointed when the chef closed the quasi-pop-up inside of Range last year, leaving behind the Italian concept’s second location in Baltimore.

Now Voltaggio and business partner Hilda Staples have decided to bring the restaurant back for a Washington-area audience. On Aug. 10, it will open at the One Loudoun development and take the place of Family Meal. Family Meal’s other locations in Frederick, Baltimore, Richmond and Hagerstown remain.

“We’ve been there for about a year now,” Voltaggio said. “There’s a great mix of other restaurants in the complex,” but the chef said he thought Italian fare was missing in both the development and larger neighborhood. With a great kitchen, the space was “destined to be more.”

Family Meal’s last day of service will be Aug. 7. The transformation will involve very small renovations, some additional signage and, of course, the addition of pasta-making equipment.

Currently chef de cuisine at Ashburn’s Family Meal, Justin Zawoysky will oversee the new Aggio kitchen. Zawoysky has been with Voltaggio since the opening of the flagship Volt in Frederick in 2008.

Plans for replacing Family Meal with Aggio have been in the works for some time, but when Family Meal hosted an Aggio pop-up in May, Voltaggio was heartened by diners’ reaction. “It really worked,” he said. “It was well received. It was well attended.”

Aggio will be open for dinner daily and weekend brunch. Reservations are available at ashburn.voltfamilymeal.com (the site will remain as Family Meal Ashburn during the transition).

Aggio, coming Aug. 10 to 20462 Exchange St., Ashburn. 703-726-9800.

 To see the original article, visit https://www.washingtonpost.com

10 Things To Do on The Plaza at One Loudoun

The Plaza at One Loudoun is at the center of our popular Downtown area! On any typical day, you will see employees flock the Plaza during their lunch breaks, and families playing when the kids get out of school. Take a look at just 10 of the different ways that you can enjoy The Plaza at One Loudoun today!

Play in the fountain: On a hot summer day, bring the kids to One Loudoun and let them run around in the Fountain while you relax in the sunshine.

Get in on the action: Catch some of your favorite sports games on the big screens right on The Plaza! Check our Facebook page for updates.

Have a picnic: With all of the amazing restaurants in One Loudoun, grab some take-out and eat lunch at one of our shaded tables or bring a blanket and set up your feast in the grass. 

Visit the Ashburn Farmer’s Market: For the best fresh produce and products from local businesses, be sure to attend the Ashburn Farmer’s Market every Saturday 8AM to Noon. 

Get some work done: Did you know that The Plaza has FREE WiFi? Grab your laptop and a pair of shades and get some work done outside today!

Eat Custard: The Meadow’s Original Frozen Custard is one of the establishments lined up along the sides of the plaza and they have all of the frozen treats you could want!

Be entertained: Every Wednesday at 6PM catch a different acoustic act at Acoustic Wednesdays on The Plaza at One Loudoun or bring the kids out for Rocknoceros Mondays at 11AM starting June 6th. 

Catch some sun: Sometimes all you need is a little Vitamin D in your life. Why not head on over to the Plaza at One Loudoun with a few friends for a nice afternoon bask in the sun?

Interact with The Plaza: In the grassy areas of The Plaza, you will see solar-powered game structures that are great for kids to interact with so they stay entertained. 

No matter how you choose to spend your time on The Plaza, it is sure to be a great time for all! Keep up with all of our events and happenings at OneLoudoun.com.

Experience One Loudoun: Matchbox Edition

On an early spring day, the weather was great and the downtown was hopping, so we took a stroll around The Plaza. The Plaza at One Loudoun is at the center of the downtown area with spots to sit and enjoy the nice weather. It is also where the community holds many events like Acoustic Wednesdays, Downtown Fest, and Farmers Markets.

Each street in Downtown One Loudoun is lined with amazing dining options for any sort of palate. Naturally, it is difficult to choose somewhere to eat with all of the amazing options right in front of you. On this specific day, we chose to eat at Matchbox — a place we knew would not disappoint. The look and feel of Matchbox definitely mimics that of it’s name; warm, but boxy. The atmosphere creates a contemporary feel with warm woods, metal, and red accents. 

As we walked up, the outdoor patio was crowded, but the hostess kindly showed us that the outside bar area was seat yourself, so we got a seat right away. When it’s nice outside, the inside bar opens up to the patio area for a refreshing indoor/outdoor feel. The server immediately came over, introduced himself, and asked if we had any questions, prompting us on what the restaurant is known for. He talked about the pizzas, which we had already heard great things about, and that they are known for their draft wine.

We started out with a few drinks, including a Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA beer on tap, a jalapeño cucumber margarita on the rocks (highly recommended by our server, and for good reason), and the seasonal sangria. Although we did not get the draft wine that Matchbox is known for, guests can order it by the glass, half bottle, or full bottle.

For appetizers, we tried a few different options, including the spicy tuna tartare tacos, hot artichoke + smashed garlic dip, and the crab + avo. The spicy tuna tartare tacos were decidedly the group favorite, as the creamy goodness of the tuna and avocado, mixed with the crunch of the wonton shell was out of this world. The crab + avo(cado), was a refreshing twist on chips and guac as it is served with sea salt flatbread instead of chips. The hot artichoke + smashed garlic dip was a nice change from the other apps, with more hearty flavors such as roasted red peppers and mozzarella.

When it came time for our entrees, we tried our best to get different items, but for some reason, everyone wanted pizza! We met in the middle by getting a few different types of pizza, the crab cake sammich (yes that’s spelled right), and the steak + greens salad.  

Baked in brick ovens, Matchbox has perfected the crispy, yet thin, deliciousness that is their classic and artisanal pizza selection. If you like spicy, we recommend the fire + smoke pizza, and if you’re more of a simpleton pizza lover, we suggest getting either the white pizza or the holy grail margherita (we did half and half as recommended by our server).

As for the other items we had ordered, the steak + greens salad was another recommendation from our server, who was right on the money. The pepper-crusted filet was outstanding, and one more thing: homemade tater tots. The crab cake sammich was a great choice, up there with some of the best crab cakes, as decided by our Annapolitan of the group. The pairing of the crab cake, avocado-chili aioli, and pancetta, was a great twist on a classic Maryland favorite.

Next time you’re deciding where to eat at One Loudoun, consider going to Matchbox for a bite, or slice, of absolute food heaven. For more info on the options at Matchbox One Loudoun, you can check out the menu here and be sure to follow along with our Facebook page for updates on other great restaurants coming soon to One Loudoun!

Sources: matchboxrestaurants.com

World of Beer Opening Soon at One Loudoun!

We are proud to announce that World of Beer will be opening soon at One Loudoun! Construction on World of Beer began in December and it is projected to open on March 14th, just in time for March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day.

Best known for their large variety of craft beer, World of Beer has something for every kind of beer lover. If you’re new to the beer scene, their knowledgeable staff is there to make suggestions and guide you through the options. Managing partner of the One Loudoun location, Robert M. Dorfman, describes the atmosphere as “unintimidating and comfortable.”

The establishment is not known just for their beer, but their ability to perfectly pair each “elevated comfort food” dish with a brew that will compliment it best. Their “tavern fare” includes classic tavern food like sliders, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, and finger foods.

The franchise chooses their beers based on the location, and offers anything from local breweries to national favorites. “A significant number of local and regional beers will be available–and national and international beers–it will represent pretty much the entire world,” Dorfman said.

This location, well over 5000 square feet, will have indoor and outdoor seating, as well as sliding glass doors to create an open atmosphere in the warmer months. Other features will include 17-20 televisions, a fireplace, an indoor stage for live music, and a dance floor space.

The World of Beer’s website sums it all up by stating “Simply put, we love all things beer- the tastes, pairings and amazing stories, people, and cultures behind them.”

World of Beer is located at 44699 Brimfield Drive, Ashburn. To keep up with all of the events and happenings at One Loudoun, sign up for our Digital Media Engine!

Sources: worldofbeer.compatch.com

Tastes from Around the World—Only at One Loudoun’s Restaurant Row!

One Loudoun’s new Restaurant Row is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, offering a sophisticated selection of delicious cuisine from around the world. On Restaurant Row, you have the unique opportunity to experience culinary delights and culture from all around the globe—from America, Mexico and South Africa, to Italy, India, Thailand and even the Mediterranean. With the eclectic mix of restaurants and dining options here at One Loudoun, the possibilities are seemingly endless!

Whether you’re looking for gourmet, homestyle or pub style, there’s truly no end to the culinary experiences available here at One Loudoun. Don’t believe us? Read on to learn a little more about the diverse collection of restaurants at One Loudoun’s Restaurant Row, offering tastes from around the world:

Europe

Restaurant Row is home to European-inspired restaurants, including Zoes Kitchen and Spinfire, . Zoes Kitchen offers a fresh, mediterranean-style menu with original recipes and fresh ingredients you’re sure to love, while Italian-inspired Spinfire Pizza offers custom, made-to-order pizzas and salads in just 90 seconds!

Asia

Furthermore, One Loudoun’s  Restaurant Row includes a selection of vibrant, authentic restaurants with Asian-inspired dishes—hailing from India, Thailand, Japan and beyond. Sense of Thai and the coming soon Pho Royal, offer fun and tasty, yet authentic cuisine from their country of origin, which effortlessly reflect the culture or “sense” of Thailand and Vietnam respectively, in each and every bite. Alternatively, PIND offers a wide selection of traditional Indian dishes with a modern flair you’re sure to love, while OKANDA Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar is home to a delicious offering of fresh sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine, paired with a unique selection of cocktails.

South Africa

Looking for a sensational flame-grilled dish? Why not stop by the South African-Portuguese restaurant Nando’s Peri-Peri for some of their legendary flame-grilled, Peruvian-style chicken? It’s sure to satisfy your tastebuds!

The Americas

One Loudoun is also home to a number of signature, American restaurants—  Modern diners like Family Meal are intertwined with brilliant American bistros such as Matchbox Restaurant and local legends like Bar Louie. Gourmet gastropubs like B Loudoun, featuring Beer, Burgers and Bourbon, along with famed farm to table restaurants like Copperwood Tavern, are both coming soon to One Loudoun. In addition to Restaurant Row’s extensive offering of American-inspired restaurants, bars and taverns, One Loudoun is also home to Texas legend Uncle Julio’s, a Tex-Max restaurant, offering delicious border-style Mexican dishes made from scratch with nothing but the freshest ingredients. This unique gathering is complemented by casual dining spots, including sensational sub shops like Firehouse Subs, and goodness on the go, Elevation Burger.

Last but certainly not least—if you’re looking to sample the best beers from around the world, check out one of Restaurant Row’s world-renowned trademark taverns coming soon to Loudoun’s New Downtown—World of Beer. This local legend is home to over 500 beers from around the world, in addition to the 50+ craft beers offered on tap.

We think you’ll agree—One Loudoun’s Restaurant Row is truly beyond compare! Whether you’re looking for a new week-day watering hole, happy hour hotspot, family-friendly pizza bistro or just a quick bite to eat—Restaurant Row has the perfect place for you.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to One Loudoun to experience sensational cuisine from around the world at Restaurant Row. Tour Restaurant Row and experience the culture & cuisine of the world today, tomorrow and beyond—offered exclusively in Loudoun’s New Downtown!

One Loudoun Introduces Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef And Seafood Restaurant: A Fine Dining Experience Set to Open Fall 2015

Ashburn, Virginia, February 4, 2015 One Loudoun is proud to introduce Eddie Merlot’s, a premier steakhouse known for high-end service, hand-cut prime beef, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine selection.

The addition of the popular “white tablecloth” restaurant will be the first fine-dining concept for One Loudoun and first location in the Washington, D.C. market. The Platinum Restaurant Group, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., opened Eddie Merlot’s in 2001 and has since expanded the restaurant series to Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.

Set to open fall 2015, the 11,000 square-foot restaurant has a reputation for its unique tableside service with Chateaubriand and Bananas Foster. Dish options will include a

7- or 10-ounce prime-cut filet mignon, aged 21 days, a 14-ounce Prime New York Strip, a 20-ounce bone-in Bison rib-eye, and a 32-ounce Wagyu Tomahawk rib-eye.

The renowned steakhouse is named after founder and wine connoisseur Bill Humphries’s nickname and prides itself on delivering exceptional service and an unparalleled atmosphere. The new One Loudoun location will follow suit, featuring valet parking, warm décor, and an extensive wine list.

“We’re thrilled to welcome one of America’s premier steakhouses to One Loudoun,” said Bill May, Vice President of Miller & Smith and Managing Director of One Loudoun. “Eddie Merlot’s offers one-of-a-kind service and world-class facilities that will fulfill the increasing desire for high-end restaurant options and exceptional dining experiences in Loudoun County.”

Eddie Merlot’s is joining the growing slate of new One Loudoun restaurant options including: Bryan Voltaggio’s Family Meal, Matchbox, Redskins Grille, Okada Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Pind Modern Indian Cuisine, Sense of Thai St., and the highly-anticipated 10,000 square-foot Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande, to create the best dining destination in Loudoun County.

To learn more about One Loudoun visit www.oneloudoun.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About One Loudoun:

One Loudoun is a premier 358-acre omni-use, masterplanned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, that will feature 1,040 homes, 702,000 square feet of retail including fine dining, upscale shopping and movie theater, a luxury hotel, nearly three million square feet of office space, a clubhouse with pool and an amphitheater – all surrounded by approximately 150 acres of public land with miles of walking trails. One Loudoun’s mixed-use Downtown district opened in spring 2013 and continues to add new tenants.

Media Contact:

Julie Miner Dillon | Miller & Smith Stephanie Orton Lynch | Delucchi Plus

703.821.2500, ext. 190 202.248.5855

jdillon@millerandsmith.com slynch@delucchiplus.com

Coming Soon! A NEIGHBORHOOD CRAFT BEER CULTURE

When you walk into World of Beer…it’s important to us that you to feel at home. It’s about the complete experience. Find great conversation, drink the best craft beers, over 50 on tap and 525 plus craft beers from all over the world, fine wines and craft spirits, including great local representation, hear good music, enjoy great tavern fare for lunch, dinner and all day long and cheer on your favorite sports team. It’s where nothing but good things happen. This place is your neighborhood, and we’re happy to bring so many great people together, day after day. So kick back, get comfortable and enjoy your favorite brew. Everyone’s welcome…and you never know who you might meet!

Visit www.worldofbeer.com for more information.