Ingle Korean Steakhouse, in its new digs in Tysons Corner, is a cut above. Offering beef with a bold Korean flavor and a seafood-centric menu, the surprisingly elegant spot is a bustling restaurant sure to win loyal customers with its refined service, excellent cuts of meat, and intriguing cocktails.
The setting exudes style, with white stone floors offsetting the warm wood tones. Beautiful, oversized lanterns bring soft lighting and intrigue to the tall ceiling. Diners’ prix fixe option ($75 per person) is the way to go, as bowl after dish will appear at your table, offering pumpkin soup, salad, deluxe cuts of beef, vegetables, more soup, and traditional Korean sauces. Our exuberant waiter gladly detailed how Korean dining unfolds, and expertly grilled numerous beef offerings precisely to order.
There are a few kinks to work out, like pricing — our check was for $55 per person, not $75 as the menu indicated. We assume it was due to our specific order, but nobody explained the difference. The dessert menu can also be improved upon: The only option other than coffee or tea was a tiny dish of soft-serve ice cream.
As its website declares, “Ingle Korean Steakhouse was born from a love of the Korean grilling culture” — and for well-heeled carnivores, it will definitely make the cut. 8369 Leesburg Pike, Ste. A, Vienna
See This: Fred Flintstone–sized side of beef hanging in the entry refrigerator
Eat This: Pumpkin porridge, grilled beef cuts, steamed mussels
Open daily for lunch and dinner
Prix Fixe: $75; A la carte: $18–$42
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