Northern Virginia Restaurants

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  • 1. Jaleo

    $$$ | Spanish

    The Arlington outpost of star chef José Andrés’ beloved tapas bars brings Spanish flavors to downtown Crystal City. Small plates made for sharing...Read More

  • 2. Vermilion

    $$$$ | American

    Be sure to make reservations because foodies flock here for a taste of chef William Morris's award-winning modern American menu. This upscale...Read More

  • 3. Bugsy's Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar

    $$ | Pizza

    With a huge salad bar and a large, ever-changing assortment of good, hot pizzas, this is a great place to stop for a late dinner Friday or Saturday...Read More

  • 4. Clyde's of Tysons Corner

    $$ | American

    A branch of a popular Georgetown pub, Clyde's has four art deco dining rooms, one or more of which may be devoted to private parties. The Palm...Read More

  • 5. Eamonn's A Dublin Chipper

    $ | Irish

    A nod to his native Ireland, this fish-and-chips joint is chef Cathal Armstrong's most casual outpost in his growing Old Town Alexandria empire...Read More

  • 6. Gadsby's Tavern

    $$$ | American

    In the heart of the historic district, this circa-1789 tavern provides a taste of the interior decoration, cuisine, and entertainment of the...Read More

  • 7. Hank's Oyster Bar

    $$ | Seafood

    This King Street restaurant serves up New England comfort dishes with a Chesapeake twist—it’s where lobster rolls meet Maryland crabs and Old...Read More

  • 8. Il Porto

    $$$ | Italian

    Inside an old building just one block from the Potomac, Il Porto's interior is reminiscent of Italy, with plaster walls, exposed wooden beams...Read More

  • 9. Kapnos Taverna

    $$$ | Greek

    This isn’t your grandmother’s taverna—Kapnos ditches traditional elements like stucco white walls in favor of sleek concrete and steel, and...Read More

  • 10. L'Auberge Chez François

    $$$$ | French

    Set in the Virginia countryside, this sprawling restaurant serves the German-influenced cuisine of Alsace. The decor is romantic—a fireplace...Read More

  • 11. Le Refuge

    $$$ | French

    At this local favorite, run by Jean François Chaufour and his wife, Françoise, for more than 30 years, lovingly prepared, authentic French country...Read More

  • 12. Lightfoot Restaurant

    $$$ | American

    Housed in a Romanesque-Revival building (1888), this restaurant was the Peoples National Bank for more than half a century. Restored to its...Read More

  • 13. Nam Viet

    $ | Clarendon | Vietnamese

    Autographed photos of U.S. military and political leaders gaze down from the walls at this Vietnamese restaurant just a block off Wilson Boulevard...Read More

  • 14. Pho 75

    $ | Vietnamese

    Drab walls and communal tables may seem cafeteria-style, but that's part of what makes Pho 75 one of the most authentic Vietnamese restaurants...Read More

  • 15. Pupatella

    $ | Pizza

    One of the D.C. area’s most popular pizza spots sits unassumingly in strip mall territory near a gas station and a 7-11. Don’t let the off-Metro...Read More

  • 16. Restaurant Eve

    $$$ | Asian

    An Irish chef serving Asian family-style food in a colonial home with whimsical decor; Restaurant Eve is all about bringing unexpected elements...Read More

  • 17. Taverna Cretekou

    $$ | Greek

    Whitewashed stucco walls and colorful macramé tapestries bring a bit of the Mediterranean to the center of Old Town. The menu takes diners on...Read More

  • 18. The Dairy Godmother

    $ | American

    Out in Del Ray, this Wisconsin-style frozen custard shop was a local family favorite long before President Obama came in with his daughters...Read More

  • 19. The Liberty Tavern

    $$ | American

    This place consistently wins praise for its upscale American menu and bustling neighborhood vibe. The restored brick building stands out from...Read More

  • 20. The Wine Kitchen

    $$ | American

    Loudoun County food and wine are celebrated at this cozy neighborhood eatery on downtown Leesburg’s main drag. The menu here changes as fresh...Read More

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