Dining Experiences at GHBC

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Nourish Your Best Self

Dining well means you are living your best life. At Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, you will eat well enjoying locally sourced, sensibly raised,  nutrient-dense ingredients in enjoyable surroundings with great companions.

Our team of chefs and dietitians collaborate to satisfy a wide range of appetites, from the indulgent to the temperate. From rib-sticking comfort food to meal plans calculated to optimize your physical fitness and well-being, you will find your sweet spot on our menus.

Our chefs and cooks hail from diverse countries and culinary traditions, and that diversity is infused into the flavors and dishes on our menus. While classic American standards are faithfully rendered, there are old world continental flavors as well as Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and Central American accents.

In addition to the culinary variety of our three different dining venues, residents enjoy a calendar full of special dining occasions.


Serving Up an Abundance of Flavors

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If you’re looking for full-service, three-course meals, welcome to the Jefferson. Start your meal with a cup of home-made soup of the day or a variety of freshly made salads. Select from our menu of a la carte specialty items as well as our always available comfort standards, all cooked fresh at the order. A sweet ending may take the form of pastries or ice cream, or a sensible serving of fruit or no-sugar-added confections. Action stations take center stage in the Jefferson, where chefs are on display preparing your meals.

Fireside

Our more contemporary trattoria features custom pizzas, entrée salads, and premium meat, fish or vegetable-based entrees prepared in an open kitchen ambiance. If you’re short for time and headed towards a concert or presentation by a regarded foreign policy or cultural leader in the GHBC auditorium, you can quickly enjoy an assortment of delicious appetizers at the Fireside and be on your way.

The Bistro

The Bistro is our fast casual venue, where we specialize in sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and other good eats. Enjoy meats, fish and vegetables hot from the grill. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and light snacks in between, the Bistro offers easy choices, at your pace, all throughout the day, served in the Bistro dining room as well as on the Bistro Patio.

Culinary experiences are portable at GHBC. They can come to you and travel with you, from the quick and casual to planned gatherings. Our commitment to culinary excellence also extends to all levels of living.

More Than a Meal

More Than a Meal

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Dining at Goodwin House isn’t limited to our restaurants. We offer a wide range of culinary experiences and activities that you can enjoy throughout the year.

The Marketplace

Pick up a snack, a bottle of wine, that box of cereal you forgot at the grocery store or a pre-made sandwich or salad at our convenient Marketplace. You’ll also find soft serve ice cream, coffee and sodas to-go! And we have greeting cards and other sundry items, too!

Dining Services in Assisted Living

For those reliant on assisted living, not only is the food thoughtfully made to meet each person’s needs, it is often presented with flair and fanfare to stimulate the senses as well as the palate.

Special Events

In addition to our dining venues, we offer a wide range of culinary experiences and activities including seasonal and themed occasions and observances as well as wine tastings and cooking demonstrations that you can enjoy throughout the year. Our hospitality team is eager to work with you to plan a special catered event for you and your friends and family.

The Lounge

Grab a pre-dinner drink or after-dinner cocktail as you relax with friends in the Lounge, on the patio and throughout our public gathering spaces.

Food & Wine Tastings

Learn about how to pair wines with the right foods, try new vintages and experience flavors from around the globe.

Cooking Demonstrations

See our talented chefs in action and learn a new technique or recipe.

“Theme” Nights

Whether celebrating the seasons, marking a holiday or just having fun, theme nights throughout the year add a little extra vitality to our dining experience.

fresh salad for bistrodelicious pizzachef prepares fancy dishThe Jefferson

If you’re looking for full-service, three-course meals, welcome to the Jefferson. Start your meal with a cup of home-made soup of the day or a variety of freshly made salads. Select from our menu of a la carte specialty items as well as our always available comfort standards, all cooked fresh at the order. A sweet ending may take the form of pastries or ice cream, or a sensible serving of fruit or no-sugar-added confections. Action stations take center stage in the Jefferson, where chefs are on display preparing your meals.

Fireside

Our more contemporary trattoria features custom pizzas, entrée salads, and premium meat, fish or vegetable-based entrees prepared in an open kitchen ambiance. If you’re short for time and headed towards a concert or presentation by a regarded foreign policy or cultural leader in the GHBC auditorium, you can quickly enjoy an assortment of delicious appetizers at the Fireside and be on your way.

The Bistro

The Bistro is our fast casual venue, where we specialize in sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and other good eats. Enjoy meats, fish and vegetables hot from the grill. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and light snacks in between, the Bistro offers easy choices, at your pace, all throughout the day, served in the Bistro dining room as well as on the Bistro Patio.

Culinary experiences are portable at GHBC. They can come to you and travel with you, from the quick and casual to planned gatherings. Our commitment to culinary excellence also extends to all levels of living.

Connect With Us!

We invite you to contact us to schedule a visit or discuss how Goodwin House can assist you.

3440 S Jefferson St
Falls Church, VA 22041
703.820.1488 info@goodwinhouse.org

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