Food and Drink


Local Spots of World-Class Caliber

Culinary creatives and cocktail connoisseurs keep Northern Virginia’s taste buds excited and hungry for more as they cook, roast and pour their way into becoming residents’ favorite spots.

Northern Virginia’s food and drink scene spans inventive dining options from James Beard Award nominees, fast casual fan favorites, neighborhood coffee shops and dozens of wineries, vineyards and breweries.

Craving your favorite food and drink but don’t want to leave the comfort of your home? Visit Fairfax launched the Fairfax County Take Out Trail that provides up to date information on takeout, delivery and deals from local restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and wineries. The Take Out Trail is delivered to your phone and email without needing to download an app, making it all the easier for you to enjoy Northern Virginia’s best local fare from home.

The Best from Around the World

Experience the world from Northern Virginia’s restaurant scene. No matter the cuisine, Northern Virginia has it—New American at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, upscale Japanese at a casual price point at Nasime, modern European at Maple Ave Restaurant, the best of East Africa at Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant, Middle Eastern delights at Afghan Bistro and a flavorful mix of American, Korean and Cajun dishes at Mokomandy.

Sip Through Wineries and Breweries

The Fauquier Wine Trail is so extensive it might take you all summer to complete. Tour production facilities, try a sommelier-selected flight and take in the views with your new favorite vino in hand at the more than 25 wineries and vineyards. Some locations even allow man’s best friend to come along for the ride. Speaking of rides, trolley service is available via Ciao Bella Trolley. Oenophiles will also enjoy Loudoun’s Wine Country, known as D.C.’s Wine Country, and Fairfax County’s wineries, known as the Gateway to Virginia Wine Country.

Those who favor hops will enjoy the LoCo Ale Trail, where over 30 craft breweries host events and adventures like ziplining, bikes and brews itineraries and canoeing. Grab the Fairfax County Brewery Field Guide and you’ll earn rewards as you enjoy the area’s best brews.

Keep the Night Going in NOVA

Take in the big game with friends old and new at the dozens of sports bars in Northern Virginia. Never have the same glass twice at The Wine House, where 500 wines from around the world are waiting for you. Craft cocktails at Virtue Feed & Grain and Vermilion serve imaginative drinks alongside menus of farm-to-table food.