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Divan - Virginia, McLean, VA

Divan - Virginia

4.6
4.6
182 Reviews
$30 and under
Persian
Fresh ingredients, clean flavors that stand out on their own, and healthy dashes of some unexpected spice or herb, alongside tried and true Mediterranean dishes, makes Divan Restaurant your new go-to place to gather, savor and enjoy with the people you want to spend time with. Great food and service, plush seating, a bright and airy space and a cozy fireplace equals one extraordinary dining experience! ===

Having a bar with a Happy Hour bites/bar menu alongside a great bar program of craft cocktails, mocktails, wines and beers offers something for everyone—a wonderful way to taste and experience the many flavors of Divan Restaurant! Just minutes from Tysons Corner and DC, located right off of Rt. 123.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Persian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 712-7309

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    McLean

  • Cross street

    Dolley Madison Blvd (Rt. 123). Between Old Chain Bridge & Chain Bridge

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Bus 715 at Chain Bridge Road & Dolley Madison Boulevard

  • Additional

    Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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What 182 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BK

    BethK

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious from the chicken to the lamb to the apps. What bothered us the most was them rushing us out the door and rushing us to place our order. We had a 6:30 pm reservation but, apparently, on Sundays the kitchen closes at 8 pm. They were not subtle in their approach to get us out the door. In fact, we almost feel they turned up the air conditioning to help us out!! I don’t believe I have ever been so rudely treated by staff rushing us to bid us Adieu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service
  3. AM

    AliM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I ordered Ash-Reshteh which was cold. I enjoy the place and recommend they take little time to warm up the soup
  4. D

    Dibsydoo

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but not great. Had to move tables, very cramped. One item came out after we were pretty much finished.
  5. AW

    AshleyW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My friend and I enjoyed the ambiance and the food. The staff was attentive, even to my dog! This is a neighborhood restaurant for us, so we'll be going back, probably often. Ashley W
  6. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for the first time for my birthday with my parents and we were very impressed. Service was great and attentive. Our waiter gave us great recommendations and knew the menu well. Food had a great presentation and was very delicious with an assortment of flavors. The decorations were very pleasant on the eye. Staff was energetic and greeted us. Food was a bit pricy but you pay for quality. Great spot to celebrate a birthday or special occasion!
  7. LM

    LocalMcLean

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. We had the chicken and tenderloin kabobs. The atmosphere is very pleasant and doors opened to the outside. Looking forward to returning soon.
  8. F

    Flatbreads

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Octopus appetizer is very well prepared and good. Dolmades was dry . Koobadeh is very good. Server was friendly and knowledgeable.
  9. HA

    HajiraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We went for my husbands birthday. Food quality and quantity was perfect. Service was outstanding. Staff was so welcoming and caring. Would recommend! Will be going again
  10. TB

    ThomasB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I arrived early, ordered early, and the the result was incredibly tender, savory lamb. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. So delicious. And very polite, attentive service.
  11. m

    mart

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Dining room so loud we could barely have a conversation
  12. IT

    IrajT

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We ordered a few appetizers which were ok. Food was generally good but nothing exceptional. Desert baklava was not good at all. Overall, an ok place for occasional dining.
  13. JR

    JuanR

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. The decor gives a great vibe. The food was delicious. David came by to wish me a Happy Birthday. He spent time talking to my daughter and sent her over a complimentary mocktail. She enjoyed it so much that she want to have her birthday dinner at Divan.
  14. NI

    NIkiGe

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and chicken barg kabob was terrific
  15. S

    Sheri

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful interior. Service was spot on and charming. The food is delicious. A wonderful new addition to McLean. Make it a point to support a local restaurant with a elegant atmosphere.
  16. M

    Manam

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, and the food was good, fantastic service however it was expensive.
  17. LG

    LynneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening, we ate outside. We had a hard time deciding what to get, everything sounded so good. Waiter and still were very helpful and attentive, never felt rushed. Cost is on the pricey side, but would still recommend it. We’ll go back.
  18. J

    Jeannie

    San Francisco

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Liked the food very much and the service was friendly but not overly so. I will go back. The location was hard to find with my GPS, but will be easy to get to now that I know where it is.
  19. e

    edwardb

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here . Fresh flavorful food— we had four different entrees — all were very good !! Service was polite and helpful
  20. EF

    EllenF

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary service, beautiful setting, delicious food - a welcome addition to the downtown McLean restaurant scene.
  21. VA

    VA1414

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A lovely classic Persian menu that is well executed....can't beat the rice. Be adventurous enough to try something other than kebabs! Service relatively slow for both cocktails and meal service. Wait staff and maître'd friendly and helpful. Nice selection of music, but too loud (competes w/ table discussion). All in all a terrific option for something other than the usual, in a lovely restaurant setting! Have enjoyed lunch here as well!
  22. DS

    DanS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant setting and good food. A little expensive for what it is.
  23. S

    Soup

    Washington DC

    149 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was our first visit to Divan, and after we finally found it (on the back side of a small shopping area), we were delighted with the food and surroundings. Our server was a b it too flippant for my taste, but he was efficient. The appetizers were quite good, particularly the Dolmas, served warm since they included some beef. The main courses were huge portions -- easily enough for two each. No room for dessert. The restaurant is very attractively decorated; however, the decibel level got progressively higher as the time passed. If one were to dine there when it is really busy, one would not be able to carry a conversation without shouting. The background music could go down a notch or two to help out. The parking in the rear of the shopping center is minimal; I suspect that regulars know to park in the front and then walk to the back.
  24. S

    Sara

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. Food is pricey and doesn’t have a lot of flavors as one would like for an Iranian restaurant. Our server Cyrus was the best. I would come back for the desert and for the service.
  25. M

    Mclean

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Service started very slow (40 minutes to get drinks), but after we ordered food things seemed to go more smoothly. Food was tasty.
  26. GS

    GeoSinam

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was scrumptious. Cyrus was an excellent waiter. Kitchen was busy on Friday night.
  27. AA

    AliaA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I came to this restaurant after seeing reviews from fellow Muslim foodies. We were very pleased when it met more than our expectations. The entire menu is Halal (except the alcoholic drinks, duh) and they also had a separate mocktail menu. The wait staff was very kind and explained the menu when we asked questions and recommendations. I will definitely be back with family and others.
  28. F

    Farouq

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cyrus was one of the best servers I’ve seen. Very professional and polite with knowledge of the food
  29. J

    Jimmythepick

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we thought the restaurant was first-rate. Our waiter Cyrus was the son of the owner but had genuine panache. I believe it to be among the best in McLean.
  30. SJ

    SJZ57

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    A Sunny Summer Day & VERY hot restaurant while dining is not a good experience! The Service is good, nice decor & ambience but the dishes are over priced.
  31. M

    Marji

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Its a little pricey in compare to other persian restaurants.
  32. FJ

    FarrahJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Iranian inspired food and drinks, warm greeting, wonderful service and a nice atmosphere inspired with the color torquise.
  33. HR

    HadiR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Service extremely slow. Had to ask for a waiter to take our order several times. Waiters where changed in us during service a couple of times. Took 1.5 hours after our reservation to get our meal. At least 2 tables that were seated after us received meals before us (same number of people in party). At end of meal, had to get up and find manager to get our check. Waiter did not come by to check on us or ask us for dessert or offer anything else. Manager apologized but then did not offer any compensation. Even questioned my comments of others being served before us. Was not good service.
  34. G

    Gerry

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall: disappointing. I will give it another try but I was expecting better. The humus was watery and tasteless. The eggplant appetizer somewhat better. Two of our entrees (both lamb) were good - but I would not say outstanding. The other two were below par - the sultan combo and the macaroni. The Malbec was priced ok, and we did not like the bread offered. Overall I was expecting more from Divan. Will try one more time.
  35. SC

    StephC

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Overall a good experience but every dish (4 appetizers and 2 entrees) lacked salt . It was so under seasoned that I wanted to ask for salt but noticed every dish needed salt . Maybe Persian food is eaten under seasoned ?! The coffee was TERRIBLE and the cocktail needed more vodka . The ambience and attendance of the staff was very good !
  36. JM

    JeffM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at Divan. It will not be the last time. The food was fantastic as was the service and ambiance. A throughly enjoyable dining experience.
  37. C

    Chen

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food there. Stuffed trout and cocktail with gin is to die for.
  38. SS

    SiddharthaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service, great food and pleasant ambiance.
  39. S

    Svanvan

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We enjoyed the food and the service (Darren) and were received very nicely by the owner. We arrived early and were happy with the noise level. However, when it filled up the noise was such that conversing became difficult.
  40. HO

    HOLLYM

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent… food … service …. Ambiance. Fabulous Persian restaurant. Gorgeous presentation and delicious fresh food. It’s my new favorite restaurant.

FAQs

Divan - Virginia is rated 4.6 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Divan - Virginia

1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3908

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dolley Madison Blvd (Rt. 123). Between Old Chain Bridge & Chain Bridge

  • Neighborhood

    McLean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Persian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Bus 715 at Chain Bridge Road & Dolley Madison Boulevard

  • Additional

    Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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