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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photographic Proof of New Lake Anne Eatery Emerges

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Here is exciting photographic proof that Kalypso's Sports Tavern, which will have TVs and live music and Mediterranean food and whatnot, is indeed rising from the long-vacant ashes of the microwave tapas place at Lake Anne Village Center. According to this fancy "news-paper" article, its owners plan to open in late May or early June.

15 comments:

  1. That should work. And a few "No Stealing" signs should solve the shoplifting problem.

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  2. "Kalypso" and "sports tavern" don't seem to go together. Well, unless you're talking about water sports. Which happen all the time on Lake Anne, so there you go.

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  3. I hope that the food is better than RTC . . . we really need some good restaurants. Seem that the only choices I have are Clyde's and Busara - kind of sad. Enjoyed exploring the menu at Cafe MontMartre with my daughter who at 8 learned about creme brulee and whole artichokes. What are your favorites?

    Can anyone tell me why Google thinks the Lake Anne Plaza website may harm my computer?

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  4. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonMay 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Very good pun, Convict.

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  5. Thanks, Peasant. It was either that or make some pithy remark about Afro-Caribbean dance music, which some over-sensitive, humor-challenged lout would construe as a racist remark, thus derailing the entire thread for at least 20 or so posts.

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  6. From the reviews of their family's other restaurants, I am excited. Though I hope they are not expecting us to pay Old Town prices.

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  7. Refugee from Tall OaksMay 13, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Now all we need is a Carribean eatery called Kalypso's.

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  8. I hope it's successful, but I'm not holding my breath. There's no visiblility from the street, and there's not enough 'local' people to make it work.

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  9. Yow!
    Am I wrong, or is it the "Bride of Frankenstein".

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  10. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonMay 14, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    Actually, it looks like Jaws and three of his finned friends surrounding Bride of Frankenstein and ordering her "Drop the starfish!"

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  11. I am a local, 2 minute walking distance, and I know a lot of us are excited. Some are talking about becoming regulars already, before it even opens!

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  12. Here's the scoop. The restaurant has been open a little more than a week - the July 4th weekend being the "grand" (if you want to call it that) opening.
    It's yet another "trying to be high-end" eatery in the neighborhood. They started with a very limited - 15 or so items - menu. They hired a bevy of young - under 21 - staff who apparently are in their first service position. That said, the service is seriously lacking. The items tasted were: steamed clams, and salad. The food was good BUT is it worth the price??
    Moral of the story: it no longer suffices in the restaurant business and especially at Lake Anne to just put up a fancy sign and charge a lot. Once the novelty of the food wears off, the high prices will remain. And Kalypso's will certainly ... fail. Just sayin'. Compared to RTC, it's ok. But will it "draw" clients and customers? Perhaps on occasion. As a more than 7-year resident of Reston, I have seen the restaurants come and go in that space on the Washington Plaza. But, in the meantime, they have to get a better wait-staff. Their performance and lackadaisical attitudes is surely not worth the price of the food, even if it is a bit tasty. My summation is that they started off slowly... are wading in... getting their feet wet.. testing the waters. However, in this day and age, few will stick around long enough to enjoy the view so to speak, when the prices are so high. - a resident.

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  13. Just had an unbelievable meal at Kalypso's. Our waiter, "Mike", made us feel like royalty and served up some of the best Greek food that Reston had to offer. Just sayin.

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  14. I think the staff is slowly learning, it has a ton of "local" Reston people, who have either worked in RTC or surronding area in the service industry. The food is very delicious, I have tried a lot of different food on the menu and have been very impressed so far. The wine is a bit over priced but very good selections. I would love to see more local Virginia wines on their list. I think the atmosphere is perfect and to sit for a couple hours on the patio over looking the lake is just lovely. I really have lost interest in RTC, being that it is always over crowded and I'm also being shoved into a corner in order to place an order. The spaciousness and lovely live music make Kalypso's a lovely little place. I hope that they survive to flurish!!

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