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Neyla, Reston Town Center August 27, 2015

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It used to be Paolo’s which occupied this prime location (next to the Fountain) in Reston Town Center for many years. We’ve been to Paolo’s once but wasn’t very impressed by its food even though the ambiance and service were great.

We came to Reston Town Center earlier this summer and noticed the change of ownership at this location to Neyla which was a surprise to us. The town center was always crowded with people when we visited here. New office and appartment buildings and new restaurants were added on a robust pace. Additionally, the restaurants here seemed to do great business at all times. However, there were some notable failures such as Uno’s, Paolo’s and Macaroni Grill. I guess that high rent in this popular place, change of consumers’ taste, increasing food cost and failed business model forced the owners to shut their operations.

We came back to Reston TC mid-August and had a pleasant lunch at Neyla.

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The service was efficient. Our waiter was very helpful. The host was courteous. The owner (I assumed he’s the owner) stopped by and chat. The food we ordered had heavy Mediterranean influence: olive oil, lemon juice, vegetables, herbs, bread and seafood.

We had Roasted Eggplant with yogurt and raisins,

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stuffed mussels with rice, currants, pine nuts and tomato.

We also shared a pita wrap with heavily seasoned beef, roasted tomato, parsley and red onion.

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The Sauvignon Blanc from Chili was a bit on the high side but the wine was fruity, crispy and refreshing.

All in all, it was delightful and we will be back to try more dishes soon.

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