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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:55 PM

-------------------- Virginia Going from North-to-South (Blue Line), East-to-West (Orange Line)

Old Town Alexandria (East of Washington Street, Potomac River, King Street Shuttle)
Restaurant Eve (Review) - website - @Restaurant_Eve - A complete dining experience , world-class service, all restaurants have been merged
Society Fair - website - Run by Eat Good Food Group, the Arlington branch has closed, leaving only the original Old Town location
Le Refuge - website
Daniel O'Connell's - website - @oconnell112 - One visit to Daniel O'Connell's puts it alongside Shirlington's Samuel Beckett's as Best in Class
A la Lucia - website
Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato - Facebook
Fontaine Caffe and Creperie - website - Map
La Bergerie - website
Virtue Feed and Grain (Review) - website
Warehouse Bar & Grill - website
Zento - website
Royal Thai (formerly Thailand) - website
Columbia Firehouse - website
Landini Brothers - website
Union Street Public House - website
Momo Sushi and Cafe - website
Jackson 20 - website
Trattoria da Franco - website
Alexandria Cupcake - website
Lavender Moon Cupcakery - Facebook
Waterfront Market & Cafe - website
Jack's Place (703) 684-0372
Bruscato's website
Gadsby's Tavern - website
Overwood - website
Bilbo Baggins - website
Caphe Banh Mi - website
Indigo Landing - website
Il Porto - website
The Fish Market - website
Dining in Alexandria
Blue Point Grill - 600 Franklin St. - Closed
Founder's - 607 King St. - Closed
Portner's - 109 S. St. Asaph St. - Closed
100 King Street - 100 King St. - Closed
100 Prime - 100 King St. - Closed
Bookbinders - 109 S. St. Asaph St. - Closed

Red Curry - 100 King St. - Closed
Chakra Cafe - 600 Franklin St. - Closed
Bumblefish - 631 King St. - Closed
Blackwall Hitch - website - Opening
 
Old Town Alexandria (West of Washington Street, King Street Metro, Braddock Road Metro)
Brabo - website - With chef changes at The Majestic and Vermilion, Harper McClure's Brabo is your best bet near Braddock Road Metro
Vermilion - website 
Mason Social - website
Hunting Creek - website - A steakhouse featuring Roseda Farms beef, and James Beard Award-winning sommelier Mark Slater, opening menu needs to be less redundant in terms of side orders
PX - website - Not a restaurant, but an upscale speakeasy with terrific mixed drinks
Brabo Tasting Room (Review) - website - A sterile, cold atmosphere, but wow, the mussels with chorizo are terrific
Eamonn's - A Dublin Chipper (Review) - website - @eamonnschipper - Fried cod and chips, run by the Restaurant Eve group
The Majestic (Review) - website
The Light Horse - website
Bastille - website
Bistrot Royal - website
Sugar Shack Donuts - website
Pita House - website
Nickells & Scheffler - website
Tiffany Tavern - website
Flat Iron (formerly Aqua Viva) - website
Misha's Coffeehouse - website - An independent coffee house and roaster
Bubble Dip - website
Taverna Cretekou - website
Yves' Bistro - website
Murphy's Grand Irish Pub - website
Mackie's Bar & Grill - website
Southside 815 - website
Pines of Florence - website
Charlene's Kitchen website
Ernie's Original Crab House - website
Hawwi Ethiopian Cafe (703) 717-9740
Blue & White Carry Out (703) 548-3867
Medieval Madness at Renaissance Hall - website
Majestic Cafe - 911 King St. - Closed
Bohio's Cuban Bistro - 1026 King St. - Closed
Le Gaulois - 1106 King St. - Closed
Cafe Salsa - 808 King St. - Closed
Raw Silk - 719 King St. - Closed
Zorkafor's SandVeg - 703 King St. - Closed
Stardust - 608 Montgomery St. - Closed

Bistrot Lafayette - 1118 King St. - Closed
Cafe Nicole - 1125 Queen St. - Closed
Parsian - 703 King St. - Closed
Notting Hill - 1106 King St. - Closed
Layla's - 907 King St. - Closed
Las Tapas - 710 King St. - Closed

Olea - 703 King St. - Closed
 
Del Ray (Mount Vernon Avenue, Braddock Road Metro, Arlandria)
Reserve 2216 - website - A 30-seat, reservation-only restaurant above Del Ray Pizzeria with Chef Eric Reid cooking Thu-Sat evenings only
Del Ray Cafe - website - A charming, renovated house, well-made North-African influenced French classic cuisine, friendly service, older clientele welcome
Evening Star Cafe (Review) - website - A previously fantastic neighborhood restaurant with a world-class wine list, renovations and chef change made
The Dairy Godmother - website - Wisconsin-style frozen custard, a Del Ray neighborhood staple
Market To Market - website - A deli with good subs and sandwiches, prepared foods, and 125 craft beers available for off-site purchase
Bombay Curry Company - website - Simple northern Indian cooking, good breads, fantastic chicken wings, reopen after being closed 12/20/11-06/30/14
Los Tios Grill - website
Mama Reacer's - website
Pork Barrel BBQ - website
Tazza Kitchen (formerly Cafe Caturra) - website
Rosemarino d'Italia - website
Holy Cow - website
Monroe's - website
Fireflies - website
Kaizen Tavern - website
Shakthi - website
RT's - website
Sushi Bar - website
Al's Steak House - website
Dos Amigos - website
The Birchmere - website
Pho Saigon 8 - 3819 Mt. Vernon Ave. - Closed
Del Merei Grille - 3106 Mt. Vernon Ave. - Closed

La Piazza - 535 E. Braddock Rd. - Closed
Grass Roots Station - 535 E. Braddock Rd. - Closed
Pho King - 3108 Mt. Vernon Ave. - Closed
La Strada - 1905 Mt. Vernon Ave. - Closed
Po Siam - 3807 Mt. Vernon Ave. - Closed
Osteria 1909 - 1909 Mt. Vernon Ave. - Closed
 
Ronald Reagan National Airport Metro
Dining at Reagan National Airport - website

Crystal City (Crystal City Metro)
Kabob Palace - website - Open 24/7/365, need you know any more? Point and order whatever looks good Steamtable curries are reliable here, good rice and bread
Athena Pallas - website
Hearthstone Pizza Bistro - website
Harar Mesob - website
Neramitra - website
Kahinoor Dhaba - website
Kora (Review) - Farrah Olivia by Morou - website - Although my last meal at Kora was a disaster, Farrah Olivia is terrific and worth going out of your way for
Cantina Mexicana - website
Chesapeake Grill - website
Great Restaurants in Crystal City
Bebo Trattoria - 2250 Crystal Dr. - Closed
Enjera - 549 23rd. St. S. - Closed

Tagolio Pizzeria and Enoteca - 549 23rd St. S. - Closed
Memphis Barbecue - 320 23rd St. S. - Closed 
Cucina Vivace - 509 23rd St. S. - Closed
Afghan Restaurant - 2700 Jefferson Davis Hwy. - Closed
Hamburger Hamlet - 1750 Crystal Dr. - Closed
Slice 'n' Dice - 2175 Crystal Plaza Arcade - Closed
 
Pentagon City
Fyve - website
Epic Smokehouse - website
Ristorante Murali (Review) - website
PR Grill - 1301 S. Joyce St. - Closed

South Arlington (South of Route 50, Columbia Pike)
Dama Cafe - website - French-trained Ethiopian pastry chef, skilled barrista, owned by the Dama family
Thai Square - website - Not what it used to be (they surely must have lost their head cook), a shadow of its former glorious self
Maruko - website
Bangkok 54 - website
William Jeffrey's Tavern - website
Atlacatl - website
Twisted Vines - website
Pines of Italy - website
Bob & Edith's Diner - website
The Broiler website
Taqueria San Vicente - 2599 Columbia Pike - Closed
Sangam - 3205-3207 Columbia Pike - Closed
Sauca - 4707 Columbia Pike - Closed

Rosslyn (Extending West to N. Rhodes Street)
Ray's The Steaks - website - The best tasting steaks in the DC area for the money, next door is Retro-Ray's, a variation but basically the same thing
Caffe Aficionado - Facebook - @CaffeAficionado - An outstanding independent coffee house run by the nicest people you’ll ever meet
Bistro 360 - website
Ray's Hell-Burger - website - World-famous hamburgers (literally), simple and incredibly flavored, try the bone marrow and persillade on a 10-ounce burger
Guajillo - website - Good, family owned Tex-Mex with interesting sauces
Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro) - website
Heavy Seas Alehouse - website
Ahra Cafe - website - Open for breakfast and lunch only, featuring several slow-cooked, hand-carved meats for sandwiches
Amuse (Le Meridien Hotel) - website
Piola Pizza - website
AllSpice Cafe - website
Rosslyn Coffee & Deli (703) 522-5387 - A cut way above the standard sandwich shop, worth trying due to its commitment to quality, very recommended
cityhouse - website
El Chilango Taco Truck - 14th. St. N. and N. Quinn St.
Choupi Crepe and Waffle Cart - website
Kanpai - website
China Garden - website
Culinaire - website
Quarterdeck - website
Tom Sarris' Orleans House - 1213 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Cafe Poulet - 1713 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Tivoli - 1700 N. Moore St. - Closed
Ray's The Catch - 1725 Wilson Blvd. - Not Opening

Domaso Trattoria Moderna (Hotel Palomar) - 1121 19th St. N - Closed
Santa Fe Cafe - 1500 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Cafe Assorti - 1800 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
 
Courthouse (Between N. Rhodes Street and N. Danville Street)
Minh's - website - For several years now, Minh's has been perhaps the best Vietnamese restaurant in the DC area, inexplicably overlooked
Me Jana (Review) - website - Perhaps our area's best Lebanese restaurant, nothing is spectacular, but everything is good, homemade bread, decent wines, nice patio
Bayou Bakery (Review) - website - Initially smothered by the press (including me), Bayou has borne out as a decent, but not great, place, best for breakfast items
Galaxy Hut - website
Java Shack website - An independent coffee house, pride in their product, active in community charities
Sawatdee - website
Il Radicchio - website
Afghan Kabob House - website
Rhodeside Grill - website
TNR Cafe - website
Brooklyn Bagel Bakery - website
NY Express Food Cart - 2300 Clarendon Blvd.
Euro Market Cafe - website
Ireland's Fourt Courts - website
Asahi (703) 243-7007
Sushi Rock - website
Ragtime - website
Summers (closing Dec 31, 2014) - website
Dining in Courthouse
Courthouse Bistro - 2045 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Mr. Hibachi - 2313 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Yaku - 1900 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed
Dr. Dremo - 2001 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed, but possibly reopening in Clarendon
Chez Manelle - 2313 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Toscana Green - 2300 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed

Hikaru - 2200 Wilson Blvd.#103 - Closed
Wilson Tavern (Minibite) - 2403 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Toscana Grill (Review) - 2300 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed
Arlington Social Haus - website - Opening
 
Clarendon
The Green Pig - website - A third visit revealed growing maturity, letting lighter textures and flavors emerge, a friendly space, a very good neighborhood destination
The Liberty Tavern (Review) - website - Less consistent since expanding, the food is "almost good," yet can be fatally flawed in execution (over-salting, etc.) , good wine list, way too loud downstairs
Lyon Hall - website - After several dinners, it was a brunch that put Lyon Hall into Italic, a wonderful Sunday brunch with three knowledgable diners
Screwtop Wine Bar - website - One of the best wine bars in the area, with very intelligent selections and good storage, simple but tasty food
Delhi Club - website - Lost in the architectural shuffle of Clarendon, Delhi Club is solid, reliable, unspectacular, and very underrated
Artisan Confections - website - Fabulous chocolates by a master craftsman, salted caramels worth killing for, no seating
El Charrito Caminante (703) 351-1177 - The best tacos and pupusas in Virginia, dirt cheap, cash only, carryout only 
Northside Social (ReviewMinibite) - website - Very good coffee and baked goods, free WiFi, I had an apricot and date scone here that was great
South Block - website - A craft juice bar, independent coffee shop, and cafe serving wraps, very high quality juices and coffee
Four Sisters Grill - website
Bakeshop DC (Review) - website
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria - website
Hunan Number One - website
Citizen Burger Bar - website - @CBBClarendon
Spice - website
Sibarita - website
Masala Express - website
East West Grill - website
Spider Kelly's - website
Boccato Gelato - website (link broken as of 2/17/13)
The Rock and Raw Bar at Sobe's - website
Mexicali Blues - website
Mad Rose Tavern - website
Iota - website
Oby Lee - website
Rien Tong - website
Bronx Pizza and Subs - Facebook
Mario's Pizza House - website
Dining in Clarendon
Aegean Tavern - 2950 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed
Mama Quan's - 2950 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed
Queen Bee - 3181 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
India Curry House - 3181 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Murky Coffee - 3211 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Mei's Asian Bistro - 3434 Washington Blvd. - Closed
Sette Bello - 3101 Wilson Blvd. - Closed

Eleventh Street Lounge - 1041 N. Highland St. - Closed
Don Arturo - 2716 Washington Blvd. - Closed
Market Tavern - 2800 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed
3 Bar and Grill (Review) - 2950 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed
Taste of Morocco - 3211 Washington Blvd. - Closed
Street Corner Cafe (formerly Paciugo Gelato) - 3033 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Fat Shorty’s (formerly Rabbit) - 3035 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed
Le Sandwich - 3033 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Crumbs Bake Shop - 2839 Clarendon Blvd. - Closed
Tallula (Review) - EatBar (Review) - 2761 Washington Blvd. - Closed
Eventide - Odd Bar - 3165 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
RA Sushi - 3001 Washington Blvd. - Opening?
 
Virginia Square
Water and Wall - website
Mala Tang (Review) - website
Costa Verde - 946 N. Jackson St. - Closed

Ballston
Willow - (Review) - website - Underrated, but getting more expensive, disappointing of late, pleasant service, upscale family atmosphere, well-chosen wines with a high markup
Pupatella (Review) - website - Not what it once was when Enzo Algarme was regularly there, excellent dough, relatively ordinary toppings, inconsistent execution and recipes
Rus Uz - website
Grand Cru Wine Store and Cafe - website
Pizza Vinoteca - website - Oval-shaped pizza - almost flatbread - sized for one (8 small pieces), but good, fresh toppings, and flavorful, well-cooked crust, delivery through GrubHub at no cost
Cafe Tirolo - website
Republic - website
Fettoush (703) 527-7710
First Down Sports Bar - website
Hunan Gate - website
Upper Crust Gourmet (703) 243-7400
Mike's Cafe (703) 312-7371
Big Buns - website
Fabian's - website
Shiki Sushi - website
Pinzimini - website
Bangkok Bistro - website
Tara Temple - website
Eastern Carryout - website
Asahi Kaiten Sushi Bar - 671 N. Glebe Rd. - Closed
Buffalo D's - 4213 N. Fairfax Dr. - Closed
Naan & Kabob, Afghan Food Cart - N. Stuart St. and 9th St. N. - Closed
Jackson's Roasting and Carving Company - 933 N. Quincy St. - Closed
Papi Pollo - 3902 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
1Gen - 4300 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Solar Crepes Food Cart - N. Stuard St. and 9th St. - Closed

brgr:shack - 4215 N. Fairfax Dr. - Closed
Thai Terrace - 801 N. Quincy St. - Closed
Wiinky's Fresh Grill - 3902 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Leek American Bistro - 801 N. Quincy St. - Closed
Tutto Bene - 501 N. Randolph St. - Closed
SER - 1110 N. Glebe Rd. - Opening Early 2015
 
North Arlington (North of Route 50)
Aladdin - website - Authentic Bangladeshi food (originally recommended to me by a cab driver), Halal meats, fantastic goat curry and biryani
Thai Noy website - The neighborhood restaurant I frequent more than all others, very good to excellent Thai, carryout, No MSG added, consistent and reliable
Sultana Grill - website - Mom-n-pop, Halal Moroccan featuring dishes not common to DC, the website menu doesn't list everything, call to see if they have Iftar meals
Kite Runner Cafe - website - A fascinating fusion from Indian, Lebanon, and Afghanistan, the chef came from Lebanese Taverna and improved upon it
Ravi Chatkhara (703) 522-0786 - Our area's first Pakistani chaat house, by the best Pakistani kabob and karahi house in Virginia
Layalina - website - The most pleasant Lebanese (and Syrian!) restaurant in the area, lovely interior, kind owners, the cooking itself is merely decent
Gharer Khabar - (703) 992-5732 - Bangladeshi, only one item on the menu over $7, small chalkboard-only menu (not even a carryout menu!), very simple cooking
The Italian Store - website - Wildly popular sandwich spot, pizza and sandwiches are only great when fresh-made, Italian market, off-premise wines
Backyard BBQ (Review) - website - Catering and carryout, house-smoked brisket, pulled pork, and ribs, better-than-average sides, a short detour off I-66
Cowboy Cafe (Review) - website - A fun neighborhood saloon, good beer selection, relatively new owners, much cleaner than it was, cooking is often sketchy
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe (Review) - website - A wonderful selection of Bavarian breads and pastries, best for breakfast, tiny makeshift parking-lot picnic area
Pie-Tanza - website - @pie_tanza - Consistently good crusts in these wood-burning oven pizzas, toppings are incredibly bland, stick with carryout pizza here
Yayla Bistro - website
El Paso Cafe - website
Saran Indian Cuisine - website
Ghin Na Ree - website
Caribbean Grill - Facebook
America Seafood - website
Little Saigon (703) 536-2633
Toby's Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee (Review) - website - Wonderful ice cream especially the few that are made in-house (make sure to ask which is which)
Cassatt's - website
Chasin' Tails - website
Thai Curry - website
El Ranchero Bar and Grill - website
Mother's Macaroons (Review) - website
Metro 29 Diner - website
Portabellos - website
Bistro 29 (formerly Pasha Cafe) - website
Thirsty Bernie - website
Asian Kitchen (703) 538-4888
Ruffino's Spaghetti House (Review) (703) 528-2422
Essy's Carriage House - website
Tarbouch Mediterrean Grill - website
Forest Inn (703) 536-7660
House of Biryani - 5151 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Milan Restaurant - 5731 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Tap & Vine - 5731 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Scoop Beauregard's - 5849A Washington Blvd. - Closed
Burro Grill - 3129 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Alpine - 4770 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Restaurant Vero - 5723 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Cafe Parisien - 4520 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Yorktown Bistro - 5171 Lee Hwy. - Closed

La' Jawab Kabob House 5151 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Chickpeas - 2515 Lee Hwy. - Closed

Arax Cafe - 5852 Washington Blvd. - Closed
Deshi Spice - 5171 Lee Hwy. - Closed
Little City Gourmet - 2121 N. Westmoreland St. - Closed
Westover Market Beer Garden - 5873 Washington Blvd. - Closed
Oriental Gourmet - 2503 N. Harrison St. - Closed
Chingon Pollo - 237 N Glebe Rd. - Opening
 
McLean
Amoo's (Formerly Amoo's Kabob) - website - Amoo's "specials" and "stews" are some of the best Persian food in the area right now. a family-owned gem in Chesterbrook
Tachibana (Review) - website - I wish Tachibana wasn't so bloody expensive because it's good for a suburban Japanese restaurant, and they have shabu-shabu.
Assaggi Osteria - website
Greek Taverna - website
Bistro Vivant (Review) - website 
Kazan - website
House of Fortune (Review) (703) 821-3779
Evo Bistro - website
Capri - website
Joe's Burgers (Review) - website
Pulcinella - The Italian Host - website
Chicken Out - website
Rocco’s Italian Restaurant - website
J. Gilbert's - website
Cafe Taj (Review) - website
Cafe Oggi - website
Ichiban (703) 448-9117
Listrani's - website
Cafe China - website
Mylo's Grill (703) 533-5880
McLean Pizza - website
Amerigo Restaurant and Piano Bar - 1381-A Beverly Rd. - Closed
Le Mistral - 6641 Old Dominion Dr. - Closed
Corner Bistro Tapas & Wine Bar - 6710 Old Dominion Dr. - Closed
Dominion Restaurant - 6328 Old Dominion Dr. - Closed
Three Pigs BBQ - 1394 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed

McLean 1910 (Review) - 1394 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed
China Kingdom - 6222 Old Dominion Dr. - Closed
 
Shirlington
Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub (Review) - website - Surprising pub fare in Shirlington, decent, well-poured beers, boisterous inside, but a nice patio outside
Carlyle - website
Best Buns - website
Margaret's Soul Food & Catering - website
T.H.A.I. - website
Weenie Beenie (703) 671-6661
Toro Tapas - 4053 28th. St. S. - Closed
Bear Rock Cafe - 2751 Campbell Ave. - Closed
Champion Billiards (Review) - 2620 S. Shirlington Rd. - Closed
Bistro Bistro - 4021 Campbell Ave. - Closed
Extra Virgin - 4053 Campbell Ave. - Closed
The Curious Grape - 2900 S. Quincy St. - Closed
 
West Alexandria (King Street and Duke Street East of I-395, Cameron Station)
London Curry House - website
Ramparts Tavern and Grill - website
Enat - website
South China (703) 751-8888
La Casa (703) 370-3600
Tres Hermanas (formerly Mango Mike's) website 
Alexandria Pastry and Cafe - website
Fairlington Pizza - website
Atlantis Pizza - website
Kyoto Sushi - website
Alley Cat - website
Duke Street Between Landmark and Old Town
Tacuba Cantina Mexicana - 3648 King St. - Closed
Dancing Peppers - 4111 Duke St. - Closed
Kenny's Pit Barbecue - 3060 Duke St. - Closed
Food Matters (Review) - 4906 Brenman Park Dr. - Closed

Cafe Monti - 3250 Duke St. - Closed
Capital Bagel Bakery - 3610 King St. - Closed
Cafe Shiraz - 3672 King St. - Closed
  
Bailey's Crossroads
Bamian - website - A big, friendly, comfortable Afghan restaurant, get the Leek Boulawnee, also the Bamian and Vegetarian Platters
Rabieng - website - Often-overlooked for newer Thai restaurants, this cooking (especially the saucing) is clean, controlled, and well-executed
Abay Market (Review) (703) 998-5322 - A tiny market with only a few tables acting as a cafe, meat dishes only, the best raw kitfo I've ever eaten by far
Jerusalem - website - An underrated source of Palestine cuisine, mild cooking, order the makluba or kabsa, friendly staff, website coupons
Full Kee (703) 575-8232 - Terrific soups and clean seafood tanks (don't take this for granted), open past 1 AM some evenings
Meaza - website - A fairly large Ethiopian restaurant with good, raw kitfo as a strength, injera available with real teff (ask!), and very good St. George beer
Pho Tay Ho (703) 578-3037 - One of the DC area's best Pho houses, in the same shopping center as Peking Gourmet Inn, consistently good
Z Kabob - website
Duangrat's - website
Vinh Loi (703) 379-0988
Kenji Fusion - website
Hokkaido Seafood Buffet - website
Peking Gourmet Inn - website
Lucky Three - 5900 Leesburg Pike - Closed

West Falls Church - Downtown and Leesburg Pike
2941 - website - A stunning piece of architecture and design, reopen without tablecloths, cuisine is still wonderful despite being less formal
La Caraqueña (ReviewMinibite) - website - Shoddy service, small portions, expensive pricing, terrible atmosphere, very good Venezuelan cooking
Taco Bamba - website - @VictorAlbisu - A mix of the good and the excellent, the best posole rojo I've ever eaten, very good tacos, but other items are better
Pizzeria Orso (ReviewMinibite) - website
Meat In A Box - website
Llajtaymanta (703) 204-0593 - Spartan and becoming worn down as the years pass, the cooking here is strongest on weekends, with long lists of specials, long-cooked meals are best here
Luzmila's 703.237.0047 - Ground zero for homestyle, no-frills Bolivian cuisine, cafeteria atmosphere, closes at 5 PM
Present (Review) - website - Initially overrated by the press, it pays to bypass the heavy-handed sauced dishes here, and go straight for the whole fish or daily fish specials
Blanca's (Review) (703) 538-2466 - One of our greatest Salvadoran-Mexican restaurants, Blanca's has been in business for over 20 years with good reason
Argia's (Review) - website
Panjshir (Review) - website
Mount of Lebanon (703) 241-2012 - Fresh-slaughtered, halal-meat lamb, chicken, and goat, best ordered in large pieces cooked medium-rare, the cooking itself is spotty
Open Kitchen - website
Haandi (Review) - website
Sweet Rice (Review) - website
Latino Chicken Place 7263 G Arlington Blvd.
Fanny's (703) 532-4155
Idylwood Grill and Wine Bar - website
Bánh Mi DC Sandwich - Facebook
Victor's Grill - Facebook
New Season - website
Pho Sate - website
Mad Fox Brewery (Review) - website
Village Kabob - website
Clare and Don's Beach Shack (Review) - website
Flavors Soul Food - website
Dogwood Tavern - website
Cafe Nessma - (703) 641-3111
Las Americas (703) 560-4056
Pho 88 - website
Lazy Sundae (Review) - website
Spacebar - Website
Myanmar (703) 289-0013
Vinh Kee (703) 645-0118
Miu Kee (703) 237-8884
Hoang's Grill and Sushi Bar - website
Milan Bakery & Miss Doughnuts (703) 532-6400
Mr. Pho (703) 237-1520
Ba Le Vietnamese Deli (703) 876-9062 
JV Restaurant - website - A relatively obscure dive bar with live music 7 nights a week, and a long-term cult following, newly expanded space
The State Theater website - A legendary concert venue featuring long-thought-dead, super-famous, classic rock bands, enjoy your rum and Coke and popcorn
Dining near State Theater
Amasia Bistro - 502 W. Broad St. - Closed
P&P - 35 S. Washington St. - Closed
Pho Ha Tay - 6286 Arlington Blvd. - Closed
Kasha's Kitchen - 1053 W. Broad St. - Closed
Lebanese Butcher - 113 E. Annandale Rd. - Closed
Stacy's Coffee Parlor - 709 W. Broad St. - Closed

Bangkok Blues - 926 W. Broad St. - Closed
Cafe Nessma - 1077-1079 W. Broad St. - Closed

Cafe 2941 - 2941 Fairview Park Dr. - Closed
Old Hickory Grille - 7263-G Arlington Blvd. - Closed
The Windy Apple - 926A W. Broad St. - Closed
Bread House (formerly Baguette Republic) - 1109 W. Broad St. - Closed
Pita Wraps and Z Lounge - 1077-1079 W. Broad St. - Closed
Han Sung Oak 6341 Columbia Pk. - Closed
Ultimate Chicken Bistro - 7263-G Arlington Blvd. - Closed 
Teo's Bakery - 1109 W. Broad St. - Closed
Orange Monkey - 1075 W. Broad St. - Closed
Karaoke Idol - 7151 Lee Hwy. - Closerd
 
East Falls Church - Seven Corners and Eden Center
Rice Paper - website - The nicest aesthetic in interesting (but shabby) Eden Center, adventurous, challenging dishes not at all Westernized (yet)
Bangkok Golden (Review) - website - Laotian dishes unique to the DC area, the "top secret" menu is here, ask for the (grilled) pork neck
Hong Kong Palace (Minibite) - website - I had downgraded this too far after one really bad meal, this is some of the best Szechuan cooking in the DC area
Nha Trang - website - A family-run restaurant, specialists in Nem Nuong and Lau, an unfortunate recent loss of chef
Huong Viet - website - Highly regarded by the members of this website, Huong Viet was always better than the long-overrated Four Sisters
Hai Duong - website
Phung Hoang - website
Viet Royale (Cho Lon) (703) 533-8388
Mark's Duck House (Review) - website - I've enjoyed the Peking duck here in the past, but my last one was awful, notable for roast pork, an enormous variety, often good, rarely great
Fortune (703) 538-3333
Seaside Crab House - website
Thanh Son Tofu (703) 534-1202 - The best homemade fried tofu and soymilk in the area, inexpensive, carryout only
Hu Tieu Mi Lacay Cholon (703) 531-1420
Eden Kitchen - website
Song Long - website
Saigon Cafe - website
Bay Lo - website
Bánh Cuốn Saigon (703) 534-4482
X.O. Taste (ReviewMinibite) (703) 536-1630
Kobe House - website
New Orleans Cajun Seafood - website
Hong Kong Pearl - Facebook
Bahn Mi SO 1 - Website
Public House No. 7 (Review) - website
Tay Do (703) 536-5728
Bánh Cuốn Thăng Long (Review) (703) 534-1746
Shang Hai Best Deli (Review) (571) 205-5691
Hai Ky Mi Gia (703) 538-2474
Nhu Lan (703) 532-9009
Dining at Eden Center
Dragon Star - 6793 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Quan Quynh - 6763 Wilson Blvd - Closed
Vy Bistro - 6757 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Viet Star - 6793-C Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Pho & Exotic Fruit - 6795 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
V3 Lounge - 6763-R3 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Song Que - 6769 Wilson Blvd. - Closed
Cafe Kindred - website - Opening
 
Merrifield
Gypsy Soul - website - The best restaurant in Merrifield, Chef de Cuisine John "Bull" Engle used to run the kitchen at Marcel's, I don't like the texture of the meats at all
Ovvio Osteria - website
Four Sisters - website
Sea Pearl Restaurant - website
Uncle Liu's Hot Pot (703) 560-6868 - Like all hot pot restaurants, this meal is what you make of it. Fun with lots of menu options. Take the "spicy" broth seriously.
Elephant Jumps (Review) - website
Jasmine Garden - website
Pastry Xpo - website
New Beijing - website
Angelika CInema and Cafe - website
Raouche Cafe - website
Open Road - website
Grevey's - website
Dominion Deli (Minibite) - website
Dining in Merrifield
Dad's Backyard Burgers - 2830 Gallows Rd. - Closed
Fu Mei - 2982 Gallows Rd. - Closed
Peking Village - 2962 Gallows Rd. - Closed

 
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Annandale (Koreatown)
Bang Ga Nae - website - Perhaps our area’s only North Korean restaurant, one look at their Black Goat Stew For 3 ($52.99) is all you need to come here.
Gom Ba Woo (Review) - website - Usually excellent homestyle Korean cooking; my last meal here was disappointing
To Sok Jip - (703) 333-2861 - An enormous Haemool Pajun (seafood pancake, here based mainly on octopus and onion), good, cheap whole fish (battered seems better than grilled which can be heavily brushed with bad oil), it's very easy to over order here, so be careful, jaeyuk bokkum is only ordinary, this is a seafood-based restaurant, and a pretty decent one, generous banchan, it helps to know Korean here
Oegadgib - website
Ju Mak Jib - Tyler Cowen

Han Gang website - A reliable Korean restaurant with a huge menu, all-vegetarian panchan, sub-par fish in the Hwe Dup Bap, prices too expensive for the quality 
Pho Hot - website - Ample, flavorful pho, some of the best in the area, beer and wine served
Kogiya - website - Korean barbecue specialists, with noodles, soups, and all-you-can-eat specials as well
Yamazoto - website - Robb Duncan of Dolcezzo Gelato claims this has sashimi as good as Sushi Taro, I've never been but I take that seriously
Janguh Si Kwanguh Dong - Facebook
Chi Mc - (301) 750-1424 - Nearly identical to Bon Chon, 35-45 minute wait for chicken, get half-and-half sauces, enjoy some shochu while you wait
Choong Hwa Won (703) 256-8006 - Come here and try the plain (there are several) "jjajangmyeon" - Korean noodles in a wonderful, mild black bean sauce
Breeze (Review) - Facebook
Chicken Loco (Review) (703) 941-4377
Jang Won Ban Jeom (703) 354-1950
Yechon (Minibite) - website - An ordinary Korean restaurant with a warm, comfortable setting, and more importantly, open 24 hours a day, extensive carryout menu
Hee Been (Review) - website
Rice Pot - website
Beanetics - website - An independent coffee house and roaster with mail order
Cairo Cafe - Facebook
Todam Soon Doo Boo (703) 750-9422
Honey Pig Izakaya - website
Pho Cong Ly - website
Ga Bo Ja - Facebook
Dukbaeki Maeul / Suldoga (Review) (703) 941-0626
Tanpopo Ramen - (202) 270-3043
Wara Wara - website
Miso - (703) 256-5737
Pho Factory (703) 642-0101
Jung Mi - website
Red Holic - Facebook
Imm Thai - website
Dolce Bakery and Cafe - website
TemptAsian Cafe (703) 750-6801
New China - website
Dining in Annandale
H.I. Ribsters - 7243 Little River Turnpike - Closed
Squire Rockwell's - 8700 Little River Turnpike - Closed
Yo Fruit - 7356-A Little River Turnpike - Closed
Chung Jin Dong Crab House - 6499 Little River Turnpike - Closed
Seoul Bok Dae Ji - 7133 Columbia Pike - Closed
Dong-Hae Ba Da - 6669 Little River Turnpike - Closed
Chung Dai Kam - 7215 Columbia Pike - Closed
Ms. Ma's Pyong Yang Soon-Dae - 6499 Little River Turnpike - Closed

Maizbon Afghan Grill - 6244-K Little River Turnpike - Closed
Sunset Grille - 7250 Columbia Pike - Closed
Annandale Seafood - 7123 Columbia Pike - Closed
Buenos Grill - 7023 Columbia Pike - Closed
Gangnam Sushi House - 6669 Little River Turnpike - Closed

Hong Anh - 4708 Backlick Rd. - Closed
  
Van Dorn Street Metro
Satay Sarinah - website - One of the most underrated restaurants in the area (it's largely ignored), terrific, homestyle Indonesian cooking
Afghan Market - website (Broken)
Thai Lemongrass (703) 751-4627
Sakulthai - website
Edgardo's Trattoria - website
Nick's - website
City Kitchen - website
Shenandoah Brewing Company - 652 S. Pickett St. - Closed

Franconia (East of Franconia-Springfield Metro, Kingstowne)
Osteria Marzano - website
Mediterranean Gourmet Market (703) 971-9799
Johnny's NY Style Pizzeria - website
Kumo Asian Bistro - website
Rice & Noodles - website
Sampan Cafe - website
Paradiso - website
Lucky's Sports Theater and Grill - website
 
Springfield
Monty's Steakhouse - website - Imagine Ray's The Classics with good apps, sides, and desserts, one of the best restaurants ever in Springfield
Karahi Kabob House - website - Formerly Ravi Kabob III, now under new ownership, a little dive with wonderful kabobs and karahi
Eleni's Greek Taverna - website
Thai Ghang Waan (703) 866-6088
Flame Kabob - website

Mike's - website
Kang Chon (formerly Oh Bok Jung) website
Yard House - website 
MoMo Nepalese Food - Facebook
Jacalito Rotisserie Chicken and Tex-Mex Grill - website
Osaka - website
Saigon Quan - Facebook
Rivera's (703) 451-5344
Le Bledo Dalat Bakery - Facebook
Pho 495 - website
Bangkok Noodle - website
El Sabor Boliviano (703) 913-0617

Pho Hong Anh (703) 569-6060
Village Chicken - website
Coco Rico (703) 822-0124
Sugar Palm Thai - website
Kanjana Thai - website
Saigon City - website
Bozzelli's - website
Pho Saigon Quan - website
Thai Cafe - website
Walker's Grille - website
VN Cafe (703) 922-6228
RAWR Sushi - website
Hunan Taste - website
Celadon Thai - website
Golden Hong Kong - website
Asian Grill (703) 569-4800
Malek's Pizza Palace - website
Dining in Springfield
Manila Cafe - 7020 Commerce St, - Closed
Cactus Taverna - 8064 Rolling Rd. - Closed
Sabor Latino - 6981A Hechinger Dr. - Closed
Yaksoku Sushi - 6901 Hechinger Dr. - Closed
House of Siam - 7056 Spring Garden Dr. - Closed

Sahm Oh Jong - 7048 Spring Garden Dr. - Closed
Royal Court Barbecue - 6138B Backlick Rd. - Closed
Desii Wok - 6981 Hechinger Dr. - Closed
Canton Cafe - 6396 Springfield Plaza - Closed
A-Nine Daniela Peruvian Restaurant - 6133B Backlick Rd. - Closed
​Kate’s Irish Pub - 6131 Backlick Rd. - Closed
Tommy Thai - 6316 Springfield Plaza - Closed
Au Bon Coin - 6400A Commerce St. - Closed
Chutny - 7081 Brookfield Plaza - Closed
Springfield Restaurant & Pizza - 6416 Brandon Ave. - Closed
Gamasot - 6963 Hechinger Dr. - Closed
 
South Alexandria (Huntington, Belle Haven, Huntley Meadows, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Ft. Belvoir)
River Bend Bistro - website
Via Veneto - website
Cosmopolitan Grill - website
Bread & Water Company - website - An artisan, European-style bread and pastry baker in the heart of South Alexandria
Yves' Bistro - website
Peking Duck - website
Grounded Coffee Shop - website - A mom-n-pop, quality-driven coffee shop with homemade pastries
Balkan Grill - website
Tacos El Costalilla (703) 704-9088
Namaste (703) 313-9500
La Mexicana Bakery - website
5-Ten Food Mart (703) 780-4292
Su Pollo - website
El Pollo Ranchero (703) 721-2000
Kimchi House (703) 780-8286
Thai Nakorn - website

Elsie's Magic Skillet - Facebook
House of Dynasty - website

Chef Huang's - website
Family Bakery and Mrs. Donut - website
Katana - website
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant - website
Dining near Mount Vernon
Calabash of Alexandria - 7305 Richmond Hwy. - Closed
Amalia's Cantina Seafood - 6027 Richmond Hwy. - Closed

Euro Bistro and Grille - 6027 Richmond Hwy. - Closed
Cedar Knoll Inn - 9030 Lucia Lane - Reopening Spring 2015
 
Tysons Corner
Woo Lae Oak - website - Good, upscale Korean, perfect for a business meal
Nostos - website - Owned by Mykonos in Rockville, first visit was fantastic, second visit was across-the-board ordinary
America Eats Tavern - website
Da Domenico - website
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - website
Shamshiry - website 
Neisha Thai - website
The Tower Club (Private Club) website
Diya (Review) - website
Härth (Hilton Hotel) - website
J.R.'s Stockyards Inn - website
Tysons Bagel Market - website
Wildfire - website
La Sandia - website
Chics N Wings - website
Dining in Tysons Corner Malls
Dining in Tysons Corner (Not Malls)
Pauli Moto's Asian Bistro - 1961 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed
Harry's Essential Grille - 8521 Leesburg Pike - Closed
InFusion - 1961 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed
Maestro - 1700 Tysons Blvd. (Ritz-Carlton) - Closed
Colvin Run Tavern - 8045 Leesburg Pike - Closed
Bistro 1 2 3 - 1961 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed
The Original SoupMan - 1961 Chain Bridge Rd - Closed
Inox - 1800 Tysons Blvd. - Closed
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - 1800 Tysons Blvd. - Closed
Michel - 1700 Tysons Blvd. (Ritz-Carlton) - Closed
Konami - 8221 Leesburg Pike - Closed
Shula's Steak House - 8208 Leesburg Pike (Marriott) - Closed
 
Vienna and Oakton

Clarity - website - Uber-talented chefs Jon Krinn and Jason Maddens collaborate on this casual venture in Vienna, initialized in the top slot without having yet visited (based on past performance).

Maple Avenue Restaurant (Review) - website - A tiny, falling-apart, neighborhood gem, husband-and-wife owners Tim and Joey have delegated operations to their sous chef and AGM.
The Pure Pasty Co. (Review) - website - Incredible, filling, Cornish pasties with a superb crust, the "Traditional" is just awesome and belongs right alongside Fast Gourmet's chivito
Sushi Yoshi - website - Possibly the best sushi in the suburbs, and a very good Izakaya-styled menu as well, go here
Caffe Amouri - website - An indpendently owned coffeehouse featuring live music and local art
Bazin's on Church - website
Bazin's Next Door (formerly Alegria) website
Cafe Renaissance - website
Ristorante Bonaroti - website
Jammin Java (Review) - website - One of our area's most fun coffee houses, a really nice venue for live music (a recent morning visit had a guitarist playing for little children), free WiFi
Natta Thai - website
Rose Restaurant - website
Social Burger - website
Tigris - website
The Italian Gourmet - website
Plaka Grill - website
Lotus Garden - website
Cupcakes! - website
Pazzo Pomodoro - website - @PazzoPomodoro
Church Street Pizza - website
Lombardi's Pizza - website
Molly's Yogurt (Review) - Facebook
Amma Vegetarian Kitchen - website
Sweet Ginger (703) 319-3922
Tequila Grande - website
Pho N More - website
Sushi Yama - website
The Virginian - website
Vienna Inn - website
Friends Kabob - website
House of Mandarin - 165 Glyndon St. SE - Closed
Kansai Sushi - 128 Maple Ave. W. - Closed
Songbird - 8413 Old Courthouse Rd. - Closed
Paya Thai - 8417 Old Courthouse Rd. - Closed
Sakana Sushi - 128 Maple Ave. W. - Closed
Casanova's Stone Hearth Pizza - 2952 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed
Nizam's (Review) 523 Maple Ave. W - Closed
Church Street Cellars - 111 Church St. NW - Closed

BBQ Country - 118 Branch St. SE - Closed
Plush Gelato and Coffee - 175 Maple Ave. E. - Closed
China Castle - 8417 Old Courthouse Rd. - Closed
Wolf Trap Cafe and Catering - 442 Maple Ave. E - Closed
Firebox Grille - 8417 Old Courthouse Rd. - Closed
Wu's Garden (Review) - 418 Maple Ave. E - Closed

Chase The Submarine - 132 Church St. NW - Opening
 
East Fairfax (Route 123 and East)
Villa Mozart - website - Traditional Italian in a lovely dining room, $39 prix fixe is the best bet, formal service, dressy atmosphere, workable wine list

Saba - website - The DC area's only Yemeni restaurant is terribly underrated, the lamb here is sensational, wonderful breakfasts, lavish desserts, a unique experience
Le Mediterranean Bistro - website - Menu is half-Moroccan, half-French, Chicken Bastilla is very good, too much emphasis on green salads on the side

Curry Mantra - website
Sisters, The Living Room Cafe - website
The Wine House - website

Bellissimo - website

Hunan Taste - website
Bernie's Deli - website - Perhaps the best deli in the suburbs, get a corned beef and pastrami with sauerkraut, Swiss, and mustard on rye, heated, and you will like

Caribbean Corner (703) 246-9040
Blue Ocean - website
Boxwoods (GMU) - website

Bombay Bistro - website
Malik's Kabob and Cafe - website
Hot Spot - website
Pho Thang Long - website
Choices By Shawn - website
Artie's (Minibite) - website
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers - website
China Star - website
Asian Delight (formerly House of Lion) website
Havabite Eatery - website
Jaipur - website
Shorty's Deli (Reviewwebsite
Unique Bakery (Review) - website
Pho Capital - website (Broken as of 11/23/13)
Otani Steak & Seafood - website
Coyote Grill & Cantina - website
Texas de Brazil - website
The Sweetest Chef (Review) - website
Woody's Ice Cream - website (Open April to October]
29 Diner - website
Dining in Fairfax
Italian Restaurants in Fairfax
China Gourmet - 9901 Fairfax Blvd. - Closed
Connaught Place - 10425 North St. - Closed
Le Tire Bouchon - 4909 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed
Rain Lounge and Ballroom - 10418 Main St. - Closed
Simit and Kabob - 9558 Main St. - Closed
La Rue 123 - 4023 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed
Sweet Life Cafe - 3950 Chain Bridge Rd. - Closed
Indian City Grill - 9984 Main St. - Closed
Bombay Garden - 4008 University Dr. - Closed

Temel - 3232 Old Pickett Rd. - Closed
Cho's Garden - 9940 Lee Hwy - Closed
Cee - 9901 Fairfax Blvd. - Closed
Sheba - 3900A Pickett Rd. - Closed
Dulce's Bakery and Empanada Shop - 3900C Pickett Rd. - Closed
 
West Fairfax (West of Route 123)
100 Degree Chinese Cuisine - website
Mazadar Kabob - website
Saravana Palace - website
Pad Thai - website
Blue Iguana - website
Chutzpah Deli - website
Ozzie's Corner Italian - website
Pelano's - website
Todai - website
Texas de Brazil - website
Dining in Fair Lakes
Cheong Wong - 4516 Fair Knoll Dr. - Closed
Malibu Grill Steakhouse - 4516 Fair Knoll Dr. - Closed
Sakoontra - 12300-C Costco Plaza - Closed
 
South Riding
Rangoli Ristorante - website
Kirin Asian Cafe - website
Catch 52 - 24995 Riding Plaza Blvd. - Closed

Burke
Villa Bella (Minibite) - website
Panisa Thai - website
Rafagino Ristorante (Review) - website
Cedar Cafe - website
Margaritas Latin Grill - website
Aladdin's Eatery - website 
Duk Wo - website
Giardino - website
Burke Garden (703) 503-0123
BBQ World - (Review) - website
Old Cairo (Review) - 6300 Burke Commons Rd. - Closed
San Vito Ristorante Italiano - 8944 Burke Lake Rd. - Closed

Clifton
Trummer's on Main (ReviewMinibite) - website - Another new chef hasn't hurt Trummer's at all, refined, delicious, even healthy dishes, beautiful bar and cocktails
Main Street Pub - website
Dining in Clifton
Heart in Hand - 7145 Main St. - Closed

Lorton
Pane e Vino - website
Fireside Grill - website
American Bar-B-Que - website
ThaiBox - website
Hunan Deli (703) 339-8818

Great Falls
L'Auberge Chez Francois - website - Like Inn at Little Washington, you come here for "the total package" not just food, get anything <<en croûte>> and a soufflé.
Mediterranee - website
Saffron Grill (Review) - website
Kabob Place (703) 757-7788
Serbian Crown - 1141 Walker Rd. - Closed

Reston
PassionFish - website - A polished, crowded, expensive seafood restaurant featuring raw bar, fresh fish, good wines by the glass, and terrible beers
Mykonos - website
Jackson's Mighty Fine Food - website
Reston Kabob (Review) - website - A spartan Afghan kabob house, the largest kubideh I've ever seen, Halal meat served, very good food at a reasonable price
Midtown Kabob - website
Cafesano - website
Mayuri (Review) - website
Hibiscus Thai Cuisine - website
Big Bowl - website
OBI Sushi - website
Il Fornaio - website
Dining in Reston Town Center
Le Grille - 2545-Q14 Centreville Rd. - Closed
Tavern on the Lake - 1617 Washington Plaza - Closed

El Manantial - 12050 North Shore Dr. - Closed
Red's Table - 11150 South Lakes Dr. - Opening

Neyla - Reston Town Center - Opening May, 2015
 
Herndon
Europa - website
Paradise Indian Cuisine - website
Granada Cafe - website
Euro Bistro - website
Hyderabadi Biryani Corner - website

Sorrento Grill - website
Thai Luang - website
Saigon Pho Style - website
Pollos Inka - website
Stone's Cove Kitbar - website
Jimmy's Old Town Tavern - website
Generous George's - website (broken as of 9/12/13)
Ice House Cafe - website
Dining in Herndon
Teocalli Tamale - 336 Elden St. - Closed
Sake Club - 754 Elden St. - Closed

SBC Cafe  - 2501 McNair Farms Rd. - Closed

Uptown Brick Oven Pizza - 470 Elden St. - Closed

Chantilly
Thai Basil - website - Good homestyle Thai cooking from a feisty traditionalist, no MSG used in the preparation, some reports say quality is dropping
Khan Kabob House - Facebook - Pakistani kabobs, karahi, and curries by an original owner of Ravi Kabob

Lobster Maine-ia - website - A family-run "lobster pound" inside an industrial office park, lobsters no more than 5 days out of water, no seating, they'll steam for you, lobster rolls on weekends
Milwaukee Frozen Custard - website - Owner Al Davis uses 1.4% egg yolks in his premium ice cream to make his excellent frozen custard
El Fresco - website - An independent Tex-Mex restaurant making many dishes by hand, twice daily, taking great pride in their craftsmanship, superb guacamole
Charcoal Chicken - website (Broken as of Jan 29, 2015)
EastGate Asian Bistro (Formerly MoCA Asian Bistro) (Review) - website
Taste @ Hong Kong - website
Rawal Kabob - website
Ko Hyang (703) 378-0105
Willard's BBQ - website
Don Churro Cafe - website
88 China - website
Pho Aura - website
PanAsian - website
Otani Japanese Steak House - website
Lopo's Mobile Crab Shack (food truck) - 43083 John Mosby Highway (703) 896-6117
Sichuan Village - website
Picante - website
Fuji Japanese Restaurant (703) 378-8822
Sila Thai - website
Golden China - website
Dining in Chantilly

Centreville
Ciao Osteria - website - Centreville has its own wood-fired, Neapolitan pizzeria, chef-driven Italian
Alto Plaza (Review) - website
Hwang's Tofu (703) 266-5858

Pho Huong (703) 830-3301
Indian Ocean - website
Aguaymonto - website
Pho Duong - FB Page
Spa World Cafe and Snack Bar - website
Manna Bistro - website
Ciro's NY Pizza - website
Virginia Kabob - website
BBQ Chicken - website
Red Rocks Cafe and Tequila Bar - FB Page
Dining in Centreville
Payne's - 13846 Lee Hwy - Closed
Mambossam 14215-X Centreville Sq. - Closed

Manassas
Carmello's - website
Don Lencho website - @DonLenchoVA
Bella Vita - website
Okra's Cajun Creole - website
Kline's Freeze (703) 368-2013
Akasaka - website
Spices - 11010 Sudley Manor Dr, - Closed
Foundation - 9112 Center St. - Closed

Absolute Barbecue - 7422 Old Centreville Rd. - Closed

Fredericksburg
Bistro Bethem - website - Possibly the best restaurant in Fredericksburg, but it has been almost six years since I've last been here
Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen - website
Allman's Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q - website
Fujiya House (Review) - website
Steak and Shake - website
Dining In Fredericksburg
Augustine's - 525 Caroline St. - Closed

Richmond
Edo's Squid (Review) (804) 864-5488 - An upstairs, downscale, Italian seafood-based restaurant by the former owners of A.V., the squid itself is terrific
Acacia - website - Quality-conscious, local and seasonal, husband and wife-run, Acacia is widely considered to be one of the best restaurants in Richmond
Buz & Ned's Real Barbecue (Review) - website - Fantastic ribs by a passionate gourmet, two locations, the pulled meats are pre-sauced and not recommended
The Rogue Gentlemen - website - Classic cocktails and Modern American cuisine emphasizing local and seasonal, open seven night until midnight
Umami Gourmet Coffee & Exotic Tea House - website - A friendly, family-owned coffee and tea house with WiFi, online store for mail order purchases
Energy Kitchen - website - All items under 500 calories, breakfast, salads, soups, wraps, burgers, entrees, kid's menu, DC outlet closed
The Black Sheep - Facebook
GWARbar - Facebook
Eating at King's Dominion (Review)

---- Loudoun County ----
Dining in Loudoun County

Sterling
MoKoMandy - website - An amazing strip-mall combination of Korean and Cajun, notable for an outstanding beverage program, cooking skews heavy
Zeitoon - website
Wu's Cafe (703) 433-9226
A Taste of Burma - website
Golden King (703) 433-5888
DD Barbecue - Facebook
Emilio's Brick Oven Pizza (Review) - website
O'Faolain's Irish Pub - website
Cuppies and Beans - website
Sweet Tooth Ice Cream - 410 South Sterling Blvd. - Closed
Pacific - 46240 Potomac Run Plaza - Closed

Chak de India - 46970 Community Plaza, Suite 111A - Closed
Hooked - 46240 Potomac Run Plaza - Closed
Akshaya - 22510 South Sterling Blvd, Suite 110 - Closed
 
Ashburn
Mezza Grill - website
Kapao Asian Kitchen - website
Carolina Brothers Pit Barbecue - website
Yen's Cafe - website
Banjara - website
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - website
Dining in Ashburn
321 Ashland - 43135 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 121 - Closed
Cafe Panache - 43135 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 121 - Closed
Callaloo Cuisine - 43170 Southern Walk Plaza, Suite 100 - Closed
Michelangelo's - 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 166 - Closed
Hawaiian Scoop - 20937 Ashburn Road, Suite 135 - Closed
American Flatbread (Review) - 43170 Southern Walk Plaza - Closed
Bluz Brothers BBQ & Grill - 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 194 - Closed
Zero's Subs - 42920 Piccadilly Plaza - Closed

Caliente Mex-Sea Kitchen and Bar - 22885 Brambleton Plaza - Closed
 
Lansdowne
Burapa Thai Classic - website
 
Leesburg
Lightfoot Restaurant - website
Tuscarora Mill - website
The Q Company - website
The Cajun Experience - website
South Street Under - website
Primo Hoagies - website
Georgetown Cafe & Bakery (703) 777-5000
Old Town Grill (Formerly The Green Tree) - website
Dining in Leesburg
Silk Road - 19385 Promenade Dr. - Closed
Galletta's - 211 Loudoun St. SE - Closed

Paeonian Springs
B'z BBQ Company - website - Closed and Relocating

Hamilton
Lowry's Crab Shack - website - Fresh Northern Neck seafood including crabs and other shellfish, made-to-order fried chicken, outdoor picnic tables

Purcellville
Magnolias at the Mill (Review) - website
Market Burger website - A burger spot from the owners of Market Table Bistro, locally sourced beef, hand-cut fries, right at the end of the W&OD trail

Middleburg
Chrysalis Vineyards - website
The Goodstone Inn - website
The Red Fox Inn - website
Middleburg Common Grounds website - An independent coffee house
The French Hound - website
Red Horse Tavern - website
Market Salamander (Review) - website 
Dining in Middleburg
Aster - 101 South Madison St. - Closed
Back Street Cafe - 4 East Federal St. - Closed

 
Stone Ridge
Mug N' Muffin - website - An independently owned coffee house and cafe

Gilberts Corner
Arno's Pastry - website - Former French Embassy pastry chef Arno Herodet on the same intersection as The Pit Stop
The Pit Stop - Facebook - Great roadside barbecue stand, chicken and ribs, friendly owners, call ahead to reserve order

Aldie
Reddy's Pit BBQ (703) 999-1793
Little Apple Pastry Shop - website

Lovettsville
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm website - Chef Tarver King and Sous Chef Nathan Shapiro make Patowmack Farm a candidate for BOLD.
Market Table Bistro website - Modern American, farm-to-table, contemporary cuisine by a chef with Michelin three-star experience

Neersville
Grandale Farm - website - Farm-to-table cooking, perhaps the best Loudoun County wine selection in the world

---- Prince William County ----

Gainesville
Nora Taste of Lebanon - website - Highly rated, well-reviewed, homestyle Lebanese cooking including kibbeh nayeh
Maaza 29 - website - A mom-n-pop Ethiopian cafe using 100% Teff injera, perfect for gluten-free or vegetarian, even vegan, diets
Pho Ha Linh - website
Reddy's BBQ Company - website
Zed's Bistro and Wine Bar - 6850 Piedmont Center Plaza - Closed

Occoquan
Bistro L'Hermitage - website - Classic French bistro fare in a charming setting, charismatic owner, great brunch choice
Blue Arbor Cafe - website - A breakfast and lunch destination, friendly staff, patio
Cock & Bowl - website
Occoquan Inn - website
The Garden Kitchen (Review) - website
Bistrot Belgique Gourmande - 302 Poplar Alley - Closed 

Woodbridge
Ariana Afghan - website
Al-Zaytoun Kabob & Grill - website
Taste of Tandoor - website
Dixie Bones (Review) - website
Siam Bistro - website
Papa Petrone's Take 'n Bake - website
Dining Near Potomac Mills
El Cuscatelco - 14532 Potomac Mills Rd. - Closed
 
Dumfries
The Lazy Pig - Facebook

---- Fauquier County ----

New Baltimore
Jammin' Joe's BBQ - 5282 Lee Hwy. - Closed

The Plains
Rail Stop Restaurant - website
Frogs and Friends - 7391 John Marshall Hwy. - Closed
 
Marshall
Marshall Diner (540) 340-6015
 
Warrenton
Claire's at the Depot - website
Mojitos and Tapas - website
Dining in Warrenton
Ben and Mary's Steakhouse - 6806 James Madison Hwy. - Closed
The Bridge (formerly Iron Bridge Wine Company) - 29 Main St. - Closed

Casanova
The Manor House - website

Upperville
Hunter's Head Tavern - website
Blackthorne Inn - website

Paris
The Ashby Inn - website - A loss of major talent in chef, sous-chef, and innkeepers, this is a devastating blow to one of the greatest dining spots in the DC area
 
Remington
Moo Thru  - website - An ice cream drive-thru made by real farmers with milk made less than five miles away, halfway between Warrenton (Claire's at the Depot) and Culpepper (Foti's)
 
---- Rappahannock County ----

Sperryville
Café Indigo - 3 River Lane - Closed
 
Castleton
Dining In or Around Castleton

Washington
The Inn at Little Washington - website - Come to be pampered, come to dine in luxury, and come with lots and lots of money

Flint Hill
24 Crows - Facebook - The original owners of Four & Twenty Blackbirds run a sandwich shop, art gallery, and wine store in the exact same building
Flint Hill Public House - website - Gutted to the walls, and reopened after four years, Flint Hill Public House and Inn is back

---- Warren County ----

Front Royal
Apartment 2g - website - A fine-dining oasis in the Warren County desert
Element (Minibite) - website - The casual, downstairs bistro of Apartment 2g, I had an incredible $12 (!) pan-fried chicken dish here

---- Culpeper County ----

Culpeper
Foti's - website - An on-again, off-again restaurant is strongly ON again, my last meal here was fantastic, and the prices have not caught up to DC's post-recession situation
It's About Thyme - website
Dining in Culpeper

---- Frederick County ----

Winchester
One Block West - website - I've been delinquent in not getting to One Block West, chef Ed Matthews is a wonderful blogger as well as a reputedly talented chef
eM - website
Tropical Island Coffee and Cafe - website
Dining in Winchester

---- Orange County ----

Barboursville
Palladio Restaurant - website

Gordonsville
Pomme - website
The Barbecue Exchange - website - Reportedly very good barbecue and grilled chicken, perhaps not top-level, but more data is needed
 
Orange
Elmwood at Sparks - website
 
---- Page County ----

Luray
Pollock Dining Room at Skyline Lodge - website
Spottswood Dining Room at Big Meadows Lodge - website
Dining Near Luray
Dining near Skyline Drive
 
---- Shenandoah County ----
 
New Market
Southern Kitchen (540) 740-3514
 
---- Albemarle County ----
 
Charlottesville
The Alley Light - website - A 2015 James Beard Award Semifinalist, perfectionist French chef Jose de Brito was previously at Ciboulette
Dining in Charlottesville
 
---- Augusta County ----
 
The Shack - website - Chef Ian Boden's 7-table, 26-seat modern American is only open 4 nights a week, The Shack has gotten wonderful reviews by trusted reviewers
Smoking Rooster's BBQ & Carribean Cuisine - 105 S. Coalter St. - Closed
 
---- Smyth County ----

Chilhowie
Riverstead (formerly Town House) website - I've never been to either Town House or Riverstead (4+ hour drive), but reviews are across-the-board fantastic
 
Dining in Western Virginia


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