Where to Go for a Business Lunch in Tysons

Tysons is the 4th largest business district on the East Coast, following New York City, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. That’s a lot of power lunches. In a space dominated by office buildings and shopping malls, one might think this to be a mecca of takeaways and casual dining chains, but the area’s top chefs have not overlooked this stretch of land deemed ‘America’s Next Great City.’ Tysons is a foodie’s paradise, with outposts of D.C.’s hottest restaurants and some of the nation’s best fine dining experiences. Read on for our favorite spots to have a business lunch in Tysons.
 
American Prime
American Prime features indoor and outdoor spaces, a speakeasy style cigar lounge and a menu full of top notch charcuterie, artfully designed side dishes and, of course, steaks and other meats. It specializes in smoked prime rib, artisan charcuterie and dry aged beef. No matter the aesthetic you are looking for in a lunch, American Prime has it - this spot is a winner if all parties enjoy a good cut of steak!
 
Eddie V’s
Next up, we have a restaurant for those who prefer a lighter, seafood-based mid-day meal. Eddie V’s menu is a salute to life on America’s Gulf Coast, with starters such as gulf oysters on the half shell and an all lump crab cake giving way to entrées such as Seared Hawaiian Mahi-Mahi, sautéed Lemon Sole with Lump Crab, Swordfish Steak “Au Poivre,” and Broiled Georges Bank Scallops. Their intent: to prepare the finest meal you’ve ever had, while hashing out business deals.
 
McCormick & Schmick’s
McCormick and Schmick’s is a bit of a standby in Tysons, its origin predating Tysons’ renovation into an urban hotspot, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked for its flashier counterparts. This tried and true seafood and steak restaurant has a clubhouse feel, perfect for business gatherings, with its dark, mahogany interiors and plush upholstery. Their menus include seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico, as well as foods from local ranches and farms.
 
Chef Geoff’s
Visit Chef Geoff’s if you’re in the mood for upscale American cuisine served in a sophisticated, contemporary setting. Diners rave about the restaurant’s modern take on fare from across the US, such as the black bean burger, wild mushroom ravioli, pecan crusted salmon, and spicy crispy shrimp bowl. This is a great place to go with business associates whose tastes in foods you may not know.  
 
Fogo de Chao
All-you-can-eat churrasco for lunch may not sound ideal, but Fogo de Chao has you covered with their Market Table, a colorful palate of fresh and flavorful ingredients inspired by Brazilian farmlands and recipes that are traditional to Southern Brazilian cuisine. If you’d still like some churrasco, you can easily add it to your meal. We love the idea of visiting Fogo de Chao for a unique and flavorful lunch experience.

We’ve covered some of our other favorites in Tysons such as Founding Farmers, TenPenh, and Wildfire in other blog posts - be sure to read about those, too! Dwel is the leading provider of  furnished apartments in Tysons, so if our city’s amazing power lunches are calling you, be sure to call us for a premiere housing experience.