TYSONS, VA — The Boro, a mixed-use development in Tysons, has two new dining options with the openings of Circa and Él Bebe Monday.
Circa is a contemporary American bar and restaurant at 1675 Silver Hill Drive, McLean, VA. Circa also has locations in DC’s Navy Yard and Foggy Bottom and Arlington.
Él Bebe, is a Mexican tequila bar and restaurant at 8354 Broad St., McLean, VA. Its other location is in DC’s Navy Yard.
Both restaurants come from Metropolitan Hospitality Group, a local restaurant group that also owns Trio Grill, SALT and Open Road Grill. Both restaurants open at 11 a.m. and offer happy hour Monday to Thursday from 4p.m. to 7 p.m.
Circa offers the same contemporary American cuisine that diners have enjoyed at its other locations and new, seasonal dishes with local and regional ingredients. Some of the current menu offerings from culinary director Michael Huff are small plates like tuna poke nachos; salads; entrées like sesame seared tuna, steak frites and pumpkin ravioli; flatbreads; and desserts.
Beverage director Paul Williams offers a drink menu with handcrafted cocktails, low-proof cocktails, mocktails, beer and wine. Cocktails exclusive to the location are the Boro Spritz, a low-proof rendition of an Aperol spritz; and the Maple Old Fashioned, a house-barreled and six-week aged old fashioned with maple syrup.
Él Bebe sets the mood with colorful decor and a sign that reads “You Can Dance ~ Tequila.” Tequila is the specialty drink at Él Bebe with tequila-infused Mexican cocktails as well as frozen margaritas, beer and wine. A few signature cocktails from beverage director Williams are the Hasta La Vista with chipotle-infused Banhez mezcal and the Tequila Old Fashioned with a Mexican twist.
On the food menu, culinary director Huff presents entrées like an open-faced tamale, crispy pork shank and chicken mole. Other offerings include tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos and desserts.
Both restaurants serve two exclusive beers from Atlas Brew Works: the light, dry-hopped Atlas Tropic Thunder IPA, and the crisp Uno Mas Mexican Lager. In addition, a portion of all dessert sales at both restaurants will be donated to Inova Children’s Hospital.
According to a news release, Metropolitan Hospitality Group chose the Boro for its two new restaurants due to the vibrancy of the growing development. The development is anchored by Whole Foods and the ShowPlace ICON Theatre, and it includes three residential communities and office space. The development is near the Greensboro Metro station around Leesburg Pike, Westpark Drive and Greensboro Drive.