Sip From the Fountain of Youth at Salt, Now Open in Rosslyn

Salt, a newly opened restaurant and bar in Rosslyn, is being hailed as a much-needed addition to the area’s entertainment scene, thanks to its unique speakeasy atmosphere (no tvs, no top 40 music, no big windows facing the street). Instead, you’ll find dim lighting, lounge-style seating, and a menu of handcrafted cocktails served in gorgeous vintage-style glasses. Try the "fountain of youth" if you’re a gin fan (mixed with creme de violette and orange curacao), or go for the "date night" (which mixes rye whiskey with pine liqueur and pomegranate). Deep, private booths make this place good for date nights, but Salt is also popular among groups of friends who want to relax and catch up. Don’t forget that the kitchen offers a full food menu, featuring elevated dishes like beef carpaccio with truffle aioli and potato gaufrette, as well as shareable small plates like the house-made burrata and Peking duck steamed buns.