The best international food experiences in the DMV

Next week is International Palate Week and Great Day Washington is featuring local DMV restaurants that showcase the best in foreign cuisine. Check them out!
 
1. Kellari Taverna
 
Located in DuPont south in the heart of Washington, Kellari Taverna is a Greek seafood restaurant featuring fresh ingredients and classic, seasonal Greek dishes. One Zagat reviewer said at Kellari you’ll be “whisked to Athens.” Try the three-course prix fixe menu, or opt for items a la carte like Solomos, a pan-seared salmon filet.
 
2.  Abol Ethiopian Cuisine
 
Abol Ethiopian Cuisine is located in downtown Silver Spring, Md., just a few steps away from the Silver Spring metro station. It features traditional and Ethopian dishes that won’t break the bank, and it’s beloved by many, earning a four stars on Google reviews from customers. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available so everyone can enjoy. Try the Goden Tibs—spiced short beef ribs—or if you’re vegetarian, the Shenbra Asa We't, oven-baked chickpeas.
 
 
3. Hula Girl
 
Take a bite of paradise at Hula Girl Bar & Grill in Arlington, Va., where you can dine in a laid-back environment and sip on some tiki-bar cocktails. Try the Grilled Mahi-Mahi or the Hula Girl Teriyaki Burger. Better yet, take a short vacation after work at happy hour, weekdays from 4:30-7. 
 
4. Oz Restaurant and Bar
 
You can travel from the Aloha State to Australia in a matter of minutes by taking a short drive from Hula Girl to Oz Restaurant, which features cuisine from “Down Under” in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington. Take a bite out of the Aussie Fish Taco for lunch or join them for a “bloody good brunch” on Saturday or Sunday. Oz also celebrates Happy Hour all week long with special weekday deals like $5 margaritas on “’Rita Tuesdays” and $5 martinis on “’Tini Thursday.”
 
5. L’Auberge Chez François
 
Fly to France for dinner at L’Auberge Chez François in Great Falls, Va. Voted the best French restaurant in DC metropolitan area by Washingtonian magazine, this elegant restaurant showcases exquisite French cooking. Try the prix fixe menu for an authentic French dining experience. Bon Appétit!
 
 
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