All-you-can-eat generally isn’t a phrase that conjures up anything close to classy, but this light-filled, modern spot in Arlington decked in gleaming white subway tiles and grass-colored banquettes is an exception to that rule. The menu is every bit as surprising as the decor, offering up refined versions of comforting Serbian small plates, such as short rib goulash and sour cabbage stuffed with pork belly and served over mashed potatoes. Other worthy orders include an elegant bowl of drunken mussels bathing in a garlic-lemon sauce spiked with rakija and juicy grilled shrimp over corn puree. The beauty of unlimited small plates? Favorites can just be ordered again and again. Morning breakfast sandwich and omelet cravings can also be satiated here, and a swanky subterranean cocktail bar called Baba lurks downstairs.
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2901 Wilson Blvd, 22201, Arlington