Restaurants and Bars
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 restaurants as well as its cafe and bar scene span inventive dining options. You’ll find cuisine from James Beard Award nominees, fast-casual favorites, local coffee shops, as well as 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. It provides up-to-date information on takeout, delivery, and deals from local restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, breweries, and wineries.
The Take-Out Trail is delivered to your phone and email without needing to download an app. This allows you to enjoy Northern Virginia’s best local fare in your own dining room with ease.
Dine Around the World in Northern Virginia’s Restaurants
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, and Middle Eastern delights at Afghan Bistro. Looking for fresh seafood? Try the sushi or crab cakes at PassionFish in Reston or many other seafood restaurants in Northern Virginia.
Sip Through Northern Virginia’s Wineries and Breweries
You won’t need to travel far from home to experience some of the finest breweries and wineries Virginia has to offer.
The Fauquier Wine Trail is so extensive it might take you all summer to complete. Tour production facilities or try a sommelier-selected flight. You might also 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.
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