Best of Mosaic District Fairfax VA - 2021 [Updated]



Mosaic District is a relatively new redeveloped area in Merrifield located at Lee Highway and Gallows Road.  It’s now a privately owned town center that was built on a previously unattractive 31 acre industrial site.  

Mosaic District, Fairfax, VA  

A company called Edens, a private retail developer, collaborated with townhouse and apartment home-builders to create  stylish multi-use urban neighborhood community with shopping boutiques, a hotel, a movie theater, number of office spaces, restaurants, parking garages, large pedestrian-focused sidewalks and modern housing with rooftop access.  




Besides being a popular shopping destination, Mosaic is famous for its Angelika movie theater with its large outdoor terrace facing Strawberry Park. The park is a community anchor point for picnics, yoga, and gathering events. Large open area with artificial grass attracts young professionals who come to catch up with friends or chill in the shade with a laptop or book.  

Angelika Film Center, Mosaic

Nearby residents from Merrifield and Fairfax come to mosaic for shopping needs. Large nationwide retailers, such as Target and Mom’s Organic, surrounded by 3-level free parking garages. Smaller shops represented by regional diverse stores, such as clothing brands, perfume and makeup stores, jewelry and accessory shops, home and decor stores, gift and crafting shops and more.  Each storefront has its own unique look which make the “Mosaic” name especially suitable for this development complex.  


After shopping, you can rest in one of the restaurants, cafes and bars. Many of which now offer outdoor dining.  


They host outdoor events, films and fairs on a weekly basis and these are great for family outings with kids.  


You would also find some fun activities for adults and group bonding.  

Mosaic outdoor games

There are benches along the paverned street walkways decorated with potted plants.  



Mosaic District Map

District avenue is the main street featuring ground-level shops. It’s crossed by Strawberry Lane with Park at the intersection.  





1. Mosaic hosts a year-round Freshfarm Farmers Market and craft fair

Open for Season APR 5 – DEC 27 on Sundays from 9AM to 2PM and JAN - MAR: on Sundays from 10AM to 2PM 

Market Exact Location: On District Ave., between Merrifield Town Center & Penny Lane (2910 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031).


What market vendors and merchants sell: Seasonal food and products grown/produced within a 200-mile radius of the market. Learn more about the farms and what they bring to the market


2. Merrifield Fall Festival 2021 at Mosaic Strawberry Park. The Festival is filled with Entertainment, shows, live music, and activities for kids. Join the Festival Facebook Page for Updates. 


3. The small businesses located inside the District also run their own events and specials. Follow Mosaic's Facebook Events Page for news and Instagram for coupons and Promotions



Cafes and Desserts

1. 520 Ice Cream & Tea

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Thai rolled ice cream with a variety of flavors and toppings. You can watch them preparing it fast by rolling the ice cream with a scraper from a cold metal base. Small indoor dining has additional seating outside with heated warmers.

520 Ice Cream & Tea


2. Cold Stone Creamery

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A small carry-out ice cream shop with wide selection of flavors. They make  cakes with special orders, cupcakes, pies, yogurt, and sorbet. 

Cold Stone Creamery


3. Pastry Xpo Cafe

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Satisfy all your sweet cravings at this bakery with some indoor dining. Menu includes coffee, fresh pastries, cakes, cookies, croissants, quiche, and other French café type food.  

Pastry Xpo Cafe


4. Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee

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Ice cream shop with Italian gelato - type of ice cream which is lighter than regular ice cream and thus has less calories. Taste different gelato flavors and  dairy-free sorbet with your coffee, espresso, hot chocolate or tea. They also serve pastries and authentic Mascarpone - Italian soft cheese made from cream and infused with figs. 

Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee


5. Mom & Pop Coffee Shop and Bar

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A small but very popular upscale coffee shop in a Strawberry Park. Great coffee beverages and fresh, flaky and buttery pastries (croissant, muffins, etc.) but get busy with lines on weekends. 

Mom & Pop Coffee Shop and Bar


6. Praline Bakery  

Bakery with good breakfast items, cookies, cakes cupcakes, and several gluten free options.

Praline Bakery 


7. Playa Bowls

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Delicious bowls and smoothies made from acai (berries), pitaya (dragon fruit), coconut and garnished with nuts, other fruits and superfoods. 

Playa Bowls


8. Puree Juice Bar

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Destination for soft serve ice cream, smoothies, juice, and acai bowls. Organic, unpasteurized, cold-pressed juice in glass bottles.

Puree Juice Bar


1.Alta Strada

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Italian Restaurant with great brunch, pizza, pastas and more mediterranean food items. 

Alta Strada

2. B Side

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A go-to happy hour location with intimate setting and rustic feel in the atmosphere.  Serving Beer, wine, cocktails, a la carte meats, and a full menu. 

B Side

3. Bartaco

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A popular Taco restaurant with outdoor patio seating. Recently changed the dining experience to self-service virtual ordering via QR code. Pork belly tacos are locals favorite tacos and bowls. 



4. Oath Pizza 

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This is not your regular pizza place. If you like your pizza to be different, then you should try this place. Taste unique crusts and ingredients, such as gluten-free cauliflower crust options, truffle sauces, figs and 100% vegan pizza with vegan cheese. You can build your own pizza or order signature pizzas with some available in half orders. 

Oath Pizza

5. Sheesh Grill 

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Middle Eastern restaurant  serving Kabobs with grilled vegetables and sides

Sheesh Grill


6. Four Sisters Restaurant

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Vietnamese restaurant with traditional Vietnamese cuisine, such as  
Pho soup,  stir-fry, and spring rolls.  

Four Sisters Restaurant


7. Caboose Brewing Co

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Popular with locals brewery tavern with sufficient outdoor seating. Good dog-friendly spot with craft beer and gastropub quality food. Spacious industrial style building with cozy atmosphere good for chatting with a friend or even a relaxed date-night location. They implemented a no-touch phone based ordering system via QR code. Menu has traditional to a bar tasty fare and snacks (pretzels, appetizers, zucchini fries, and more). 

Caboose Commons Brewery


8. District Dumplings

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A small but cozy Chinese restaurant with kitchen behind the register. Destination for hot and full of flavor dumplings, noodle soups, and vegetarian options. Get your dumplings steamed or fried for a quick dinner or lunch . 

District Dumplings


9. Iron Chef House

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A classic sushi restaurant serving rolls, sashimi, Miso soup, hibachi and kids meals 

Iron Chef House


10. Jinya Ramen Bar

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The best place for the Ramen bowls - Japanese noodle bowls with rich broth, noodles, spices, and other classic Japanese ingredients. 

Jinya Ramen Bar


11. Le Pain Quotidien 

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Belgian franchise restaurant with breakfast and brunch. Belgian waffles are a must try.  

Le Pain Quotidien


12. Macmillan Whiskey Room 

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A bar with a large selection of liquor brands. Come to try some whiskey drinks and small plates. 

Macmillan Whiskey Room


13. Matchbox

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It's a busy and loud restaurant with large indoor seating and 40 outdoor patio seats next to the fire pit. Unlimited all-day brunch menu 7 days a week. 



14. Nando’s Peri-Peri

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South African restaurant famous for signature flame-grilled chicken with Chilli.  


15. Our Mom Eugenia

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Greek restaurant with authentic Greek food.  

Our Mom Eugenia


16. Sisters Thai  

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Thai restaurant with adorable vintage décor. It's quite small but you will be surprised by the variety of menu items. Locals love Drunken Noodles. 


17. Ted’s Bulletin  

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Family restaurant with an amazing cozy ambiance and Art Deco motifs. Menu is mostly revolved around American fare. 


Ted's Bulletin


18. True Food Kitchen

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Healthy food restaurant serving dishes made from fresh seasonal produce. 

True Food Kitchen


Parc de Velle






Alex and Ani  


Arielle Shoshana

Artisan Confections

Barnes and Noble


Erin Condren

Fair Trade Winds


Great Gatherings

Kendra Scott


Loyal Companion

Lou Lou



Paper Source

Red Apron Butcher

Scout & Molly’s

The Shade Store

Sophie Blake New York  

South Moon Under


Swirl & Sip


Torpedo Factory  

Undeniable boutique

Warby Parker

Wee Chic

West Elm

Willian’s Sonoma


Customink Store





Along with Street parking, district has five free public garage parkings:


A 3-story parking lot at Target

Large garage Parking right across Mom’s Organic

One behind Banes & Noble

One on Cinema Drive  

And another at Penny Lane 





Strawberry Lane was temporarily blocked for traffic during quarantine time to make the area more walk-friendly and socially distant.  Tables and chairs were placed apart to ensure guests safety. Street games are up for grabs for all visitors.  


1.Bad Axe Throwing  

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A great experience for those who need to blow off some steam in a safe manner. Coaches will instruct you how to thow an axe and all possible techniques involved. Get ready to be physically worn out by the end of your session. Price $45/per person for 1h.

Bad Axe Throwing

2. Muse Paintbar

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What can be more relaxing than painting? Muse Paintbar is a painting studio where you can come to create your masterpiece under friendly and enthusiastic guidance by the artist. Light food items and drinks are also available. Price $35 - $50 (for approx. 2h session)

Muse Paintbar Mosaic

3. Movie Theater

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Small but modern  movie theatre that runs new blockbusters,  foreign films, and older classics. Clean place, with a cafe on site. Btw, seats don't recline.  Price $13 - $16 per adult (depending on time). 

4. Escape Room 

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In case those activities are not appealing enough or you’ve already done them, try Cyber Raccoon Escape Room which is only 2.8 miles South down Lee Hwy (Rt-29). Book an escape game activity for approximately 1.5h or reserve the venue for a private party, a birthday celebration or team building event. Price $26 - $50 per person (based on number of players in your team).   

Address: 7201 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA, 22046

Phone: (571) 598-5908

Reservation is required.

Cyber Raccoon Escape Room




Zengo Cycle

Tiny Dancers

Spark Yoga

Spark Yoga


Salon Nordine & Day Spa

The Press

Mint Nail Lounge

Madison Reed


Floyd’s 99 Barbershop

Floyd's 99 Barbershop

Deka Lash

Cera Wax Studio

Boardroom Salon for men



Mosaic Dog Park

Cute Dog Park and Pet Wellness Store  




Address: 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.




You can get to Mosaic by taking a Metro’s Orange Line. The Dunn Loring Merrifield Metro station is 0.8 mile from the district. There is a daily shuttle from the metro station to the Mosaic District which is free. A new electric driverless Relay shuttle is currently under testing to hit the streets in 2020.  




You can get in here by Bus Transit lines 1C, 2A, 401, 402




Several bike racks are available for parking around the area.  




Take Route 29 Lee Hwy if Coming from Fairfax.  

Or via I495 exit 50A


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