Restaurants in Virginia

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Despite its location on the ground floor of an office building, this French-American restaurant evokes the serenity of the countryside with expansive... Read More

The menu is full of locally sourced dishes (quail with vanilla-bean sauce). Read More

A small coffee shop on Merchant Square serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside or on its outdoor patio. Read More

Located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains just an hour west of D.C., the 1829 Ashby Inn is home to an acclaimed New American restaurant serving... Read More

The 2010-opened resto may serve pillowy beignets and slow-cooked jambalaya, but its soul-satisfying offerings (braised-pork-shoulder sausage infused... Read More

Pick up a picnic lunch of fried chicken, pulled-pork barbecue, and coleslaw at this casual restaurant. Read More

Sidewalk tables and a long, railroad-style dining room give this eatery a continental flair; book a table for two and lunch on artisanal cheeses and... Read More

A modern oyster bar and fish house located on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, Black’s Bar & Kitchen serves organic and coastal selections. More... Read More

Grab stick-to-your-ribs fare like Virginia ham and biscuits and broiled catfish at this family-style venue. Read More

For more than 40 years, folks have flocked here for hand-rubbed, air-cured meats. Sandwiches are piled high with silky slices; pick up a bone-in whole... Read More

The revolutionary spirit prevails after 5, when 18th-century fare like Brunswick stew and Welsh rarebit are accompanied by colonial-style entertainment... Read More

Attack your dinner with a crab mallet and an oyster knife. Read More

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... Read More

The view of Washington, D.C.’s landmarks across the Potomac is part of Indigo Landing’s appeal. Located on Marina Drive in Alexandria, just... Read More

The restaurant at the Inn at Little Washington, a 90-minute drive from Washington, D.C., and its chef, Patrick O'Connell, have received five James Beard... Read More

Early birds get a deal, a candlelit boîte with reduced prices for prix fixe dinners of classic French cuisine before 7 p.m. But no matter when you... Read More

Housed in the old post office building, this family-friendly restaurant serves generous plates of comfort food, everything from cheese fries to lasagna... Read More

About 15 minutes from D.C., this small Cantonese restaurant is renowned for its lunchtime dim sum, as well as the house specialty: roasted Peking duck,... Read More

Part café and part gourmet food shop, Market Salamander is a collaboration between owner Sheila Johnson and D.C. chef Todd Gray. The dining area... Read More

A former drugstore that's now known for jazz and blues. Read More

Virginia is one of the country’s fastest-growing wine regions, and Palladio is one of the best restaurants in the state—it’s built on... Read More

As the name implies, the specialty here is pho, the traditional Vietnamese soup with meat and rice noodles. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves over... Read More

The juicy pulled-pork platter draws ‘cue fans from across the state. Sides of sugary baked beans and heaps of crispy fries don’t hurt either. Read More

Restaurateur Michael Landrum already had a fanatical following at his unpretentious steak house, Ray’s the Steaks. The response has been just as... Read More

Owned by chef Cathal Armstrong and his wife Meshelle, Restaurant Eve—named after the couple’s daughter—is located inside a restored... Read More

Tastes great, extra filling? Beer inspires ice cream makers all over the world, it seems, from random beer gardens in Europe to craft-beer... Read More

Less than a mile from I-95, Sally Bell's bakes on the premises all manner of Southern breads, pies, and cakes, but it's the white cardboard lunch boxes,... Read More

Dave Matthews, who was born in Johannesburg—and who formed Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville in the early 1990s—might enjoy the "boerie... Read More

At the intimate Clifton Inn, the decadent rusticity of the rooms—claw-foot tubs, Mascioni linens, fireplaces, but nary a ruffled window treatment... Read More

Inspired by his time spent in southern Provence, chef John-Gustin Birkitt opened this authentic French bistro in a white, Federal-style building... Read More

Pour on the sauce at this corner bbq joint, famous for serving the town’s best barbecued pork sandwiches. Read More

Classic dishes like rack of lamb (paired with local wines) are served in an intimate period dining room. Read More

For the Beltway crowd ready to loosen their belts, this all-American comfort food hangout is where chef Liam LaCivita keeps two wood-fired ovens roaring... Read More

Dishes at wood-beam–ceilinged The Local showcase homegrown ingredients, as in Blue Ridge Mountain brook trout with Cajun rémoulade.... Read More

In season, cozy up to the Victorian fireplace for grass-fed-beef meatloaf and pecan pie. Read More

Stop into the delightful wooden house on Sperryville’s Main Street for a Sunday brunch of mushroom crêpes or French toast. Read More

Amid the inner workings of a historic gristmill, the Waterwheel Restaurant offers stylish country dishes like Allegheny Mountain trout pan-fried with... Read More

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