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Evo Bistro

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3908 (Dolly Madison Blvd)
+1 703-288-4422
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Davison, Michigan
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I went on advice from someone who lives in the area. I found the food to be nothing short of spectacular. I had the lamb and it was better then restaurants I have paid double the price. Our waiter was on top of his game and as most helpful thru out the meal. Another person had the filet and he... More 

1 Thank lar3313
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a lovely mid-week treat. Absolutely yummy beet and goat cheese salad; spectacular Brussels sprouts with shallots. Extremely pleasant and attentive server.

1 Thank HadriansHiker
New York
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stopped by for happy hour and enjoyed a great selection of wine and beer. They have a bar food menu with a nice variety of appetizers very reasonably priced at $4-$12. The portobello mushroom was excellent with the goat cheese and jalapeno aioli. We also shared the seafood pastillo (shrimp, scallops & white fish) in a phyllo pastry dough.... More 

1 Thank gjkNY
McLean, VA
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great selection of wine. Sometimes the tapas are "meh" but the octopus is always good. Seems as if the recipe changes though. Go figure.

Thank Kate_Dalby
Cooperstown, New York
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We eat here when we come to town and have usually been pleased. We both had Cesar salad which was very bland. I had croquettes which were fine tasting but mostly potato. My husband had bouefburgonone which was dry and not very tasty..not worth the money this time.

1 Thank Ann H
Bethesda, MD
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253 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

There are many gems on the menu and the specials at Evo Bistro, along with a wine rack dispenser featuring reds and whites that you can taste and taste and taste. The staff is fun; the crowd is pleasant and not too noisy for a small cafe type restaurant, and the food is well-prepared and presented. It has a wide... More 

1 Thank Jean A
McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

A friend and I were looking to have drinks and some food on a Friday after work near home. We were pleased with the Happy Hour menu - wine for $6/glass and a varied list of tapas choices. We ordered the calamari (ok, nothing special), tuna tartare (excellent), butternut squash ravioli (very good) and champinones (portobello mushrooms, goat cheese and... More 

1 Thank Sara P
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Despite the very high ratings, a great disappointment. Walked in and kind of stood around the host stand while no one came over. Asked a waiter if we could sit and he kind of said "sure." No one brought over menus. Finally the bartender, who was rather busy, came by to ask if we wanted something. We did. Menus! The... More 

2 Thank analytic
McLean, VA
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

I really want to like this place because it is so convenient. Certainly the staff is delightful. But the food is really inconsistent and something good one time is just bleh the next. Drinks are expensive. Nice ambience.

Thank Kate_Dalby
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Epitome of a welcoming neighborhood place. The bartender makes a mean martini and the thoughtful wine list offers some little-known surprises. We love tapas, and tT he entrees are varied and delicious so we keep going back. They keep changing the menu to keep it interesting - a big plus.

Thank Cosmom1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3908
    (Dolly Madison Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: No Metro accessibility.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-288-4422
Evo Bistro is the place to taste and experience wine, while enjoying fabulous food in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer Mediterranean-style tapas with a vast selection of wines available by the glass or bottle, in addition to a retail wine shop.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?