The Northern Virginia dining scene is quickly growing and with it, the decision on where to eat is getting both easier AND harder. And because contemporary restaurants have started incorporating eclectic dishes into their menus, these eateries are also innovating and combining unique flavors to offer something a bit different from their competition next door. So if you're not sure where to head to dinner tonight, you can choose from some of the top rated restaurants in Northern Virginia below.
Located off South Pitt Street in Alexandria, Restaurant Eve takes great care to only use herbs and fruits from their own magnificent garden. Applicable ingredients are hand-fed and organically grown, so you know you're receiving quality dishes. Example menu items include fresh sea scallops with artichokes, and Perigord truffles and pasture raised beef tartare with Worcestershire emulsion and rye bread. These dishes are delectable and the restaurant's ambiance appeals to diners searching for a romantic dinner date.
Trummer's On Main
If you're searching for exquisite food that you think can only be found in big cities, you'll love Trummer's on Main. This restaurant combines large city creativity with small town charm and superb service, offering you the best of both worlds. You'll find the quaint eatery in Clifton, VA and can dine for brunch, lunch or dinner. Or simply head there to taste their delicious signature drink, the Titanic. Menu items include delicacies such as hazelnut and truffle glazed foie gras torchon and Border Springs spicy lamb burger.
This Falls Church restaurant is one of the most recognized eateries in the area. A French-American inspired menu includes items such and crispy pork belly with a mustard-apricot chutney and braised octopus and goat cheese risotto. For the less adventurous palate, you might prefer the roasted chicken breast or the bacon and mushroom grilled ribeye. You'll also love the floor to ceiling windows, outdoor pond and interior décor.
Head to Vienna for the best American cuisine you've ever tasted, with a twist. Clarity's menu is constantly evolving and changing and will appeal to every type of foodie. Previous dishes have included Wagyu Coulotte steak and eggplant tikka masala. Or if you'd like try a bit of everything, you might consider opting for the five course tasting menu. And you can watch the chefs create their masterpieces because the kitchen is open for all to view!
Brabo offers a matchless revelation on Belgian fare and is one of the more popular restaurants in Old Town Alexandria. The award winning chefs take pride in the relationships they've built with local farmers to create their unforgettable dishes. They focus on using seasonal ingredients in every dish and have created interesting options such as porcini-chestnut soup, Chesapeake oyster stew, and spring truffle carbonara. This restaurant's atmosphere and menu will keep you coming back for years.
The dining scene in Northern Virginia will only continue to expand and with many top chefs moving towards the Washington, DC area, top-rated restaurants will become even more common. Don't see your favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia on this list? Comment below to let us know where you like to eat!
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