Rating: ★★★★✩

20806877_10155644467283011_1698898750_oCassatt’s, a cute little cafe in Arlington, is the lone representative of Kiwi cuisine in the DC area. What is the cuisine of New Zealand, you ask? Food today in New Zealand is diverse and reflects influences from the Pacific Rim, as well as from the UK. However, the first British settlers in New Zealand ate a hearty meat-heavy diet and Cassatt’s honors this by providing a wide selection of savory and delicious New Zealand-style meat pies. My 20840012_10155644467298011_2089112529_olamb pie was very tasty, and paired with a glass of New Zealand pinot noir, was a wonderfully satisfying meal for a summer Friday evening. Very friendly service rounded out a solid dining experience.

Cassatt’s is located at 4536 Lee Hwy in the Waverly Hills section of Arlington.