Restaurants in Virginia
Housed in the old post office building, this family-friendly restaurant serves generous plates of comfort food, everything from cheese fries to lasagna and create-your-own sundaes. The real stars here are the sandwiches—some 20-plus varieties.
Dishes at wood-beam–ceilinged The Local showcase homegrown ingredients, as in Blue Ridge Mountain brook trout with Cajun rémoulade. Virginia gets its own section on the wine list.
Part café and part gourmet food shop, Market Salamander is a collaboration between owner Sheila Johnson and D.C. chef Todd Gray.
Town House closed in February, 2012.
A modern oyster bar and fish house located on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, Black’s Bar & Kitchen serves organic and coastal selections. More than 300 varieties of wine are housed on racks inside a floor-to-ceiling glass room visible to guests.
Owned by Irish chef Cathal Armstrong and his wife Meshelle, also the creators of nearby Restaurant Eve, this fish-and-chips restaurant is modeled after the traditional “chippers” Armstrong frequented while growing up in Dublin.
Pick up a picnic lunch of fried chicken, pulled-pork barbecue, and coleslaw at this casual restaurant.
Pick up a picnic of crab salad sandwiches.
A small coffee shop on Merchant Square serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside or on its outdoor patio.
A former drugstore that's now known for jazz and blues.