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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Virginia - DC Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Smyrna Restaurant Alexandria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (219)
$30 and under
Greek
Newington
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Smyrna, a specialty Aegean Coast (Greece & Turkey) restaurant where homemade food, regional wines, and cocktails take center stage. Whether you're looking for a simple breakfast, a tasty lunch, or a delightful dinner, we invite you to join us at any time. Come alone, with family, friends, or colleagues, and immerse yourself in the cheerful ambiance of our small tavern-style setting.

At The Smyrna, we've created a unique and refined concept inspired by the charm and diversity of a typical Antique Greek House. Our aim is to showcase the rich heritage and cultural divertsity that Virginia embodies.

Indulge in our signature dishes, which include mouthwatering classics like Mousakka, succulent Lamb Chops, flavorful Double Cooked Octopus, and delicate Branzino in Parchment. Each bite is a journey through the Aegean Coast's authentic flavors.

In addition to our cozy indoor seating, we also offer a charming back patio where you can enjoy you

Top review
ANBT
Dined 2 days ago
All of our entrees were beautiful and delicious! The appetizer sampler was fantastic for the 4 of us. Servers werte great, responsive and friendly. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant.
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4.9
4.9 (300)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Discover our Modern American menu inspired by Chef Tomas Chavarria’s Mesoamerican heritage and training. Our regionally sourced plates such as Korobuta Pork Belly and Seven Hills Farms Center Cut Steak are complimented by our library of classic cocktails. Grab your favorite sip and savor attentive service, a luxe atmosphere, and live entertainment in a boutique hotel.
Top review
ChrisMvip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Food and service were excellent. Dinner portions were on the smaller side.
A photo of The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1639)
$50 and over
American
Lovettsville
About the restaurant
www.patowmackfarm.com
Sourcing food and supporting local artisan growers and producers and utilizing our farm as the chefs pantry gives us the opportunity to create an evolving menu that draws its inspiration from the seasons and in harmony with the earth. The venue has a breathtaking view and natural setting overlooking the Potomac River. We offer a tasting menu Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Check the website for the menu.
Wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate or special event – we strive to exceed your dreams. Innovative and skillfully executed dishes follow the lead of nature, being mindful of the environment.
*Due to the style of menu on special events and holidays and the complexities involved with individual and specific food allergies, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions on those days. We make every effort to provide vegetarian and accommodate gluten sensitivities.*
2023 #2 Northern VA Magazine



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
One of the most amazing dining experiences, worthy of a Michelin star! From the moment you enter the property till you drive away everything is 5 star amienbe, staff, food, the view amazing!
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4.9
4.9 (9020)
$50 and over
French
Great Falls
About the restaurant
Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 66 years. L'Auberge Chez François is the ideal spot to celebrate special moments, private parties, luncheons, weddings, and cooking demonstrations. Our menu is extensive and full of the flavors of Alsace and traditional French cuisine. Excellent food and service, attention to detail, and a casually elegant atmosphere are hallmarks that have made L'Auberge Chez François a Washington favorite! We hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Should you not see your preferred time to dine with us, please call us at 703-759-3800.
Top review
gizbab
Dined 6 days ago
Fantastic experience in dining! The food is exceptionally well done, fresh and delicious. The service provided is top notch. You feel well taken care of coming here. This is a special place well worth the drive and experience.
A photo of Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2331)
$31 to $50
French
Great Falls
About the restaurant
Restaurants in Alsace traditionally have a formal main dining room as well as a casual dining room known locally as a weinstube or brasserie. At the brasserie, diners may enjoy traditional, hearty Alsatian dishes in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. These friendly establishments are immensely popular with Alsatians and visiting them is always the best part of my trips back to Alsace. I opened Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez François to bring the tastes and comforts of the Alsatian brasserie to Great Falls.
Top review
MightyMouse
Dined 6 days ago
Always enjoy a meal here or upstairs and frequent as often as time permits. Everything is always fresh and impeccably prepared. Have been dining here for 20 years already🍷
A photo of Afghan Bistro restaurant
5.0
5 (1351)
$30 and under
Afghan
Springfield
About the restaurant
Afghan Bistro, located in Springfield, VA provides guests an authentic Afghan cuisine with a modern flair.
Top review
Vitalevip
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
This is easily our twentieth visit to Afghan Bistro...we have never been disappointed in the fantastic food, great wine and superb service.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Fairfax restaurant
4.9
4.9 (972)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Fairfax
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great food and great staff! The food is always amazing and you can’t go wrong.
A photo of Claire's at the Depot restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3516)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Warrenton
About the restaurant
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.
Top review
MikeCvip
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Topnotch service, excellent meals, a variety of great menu choices, well-paced arrival of food and appropriately attentive staff.
A photo of Fahrenheit 132 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4493)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Fredericksburg
About the restaurant
We are a cutting edge steakhouse focused on creating the best food for the most reasonable price. We are located in the heart of Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. Either quick dinners or celebrations, we are an excellent fit for all. With only the freshest ingredients used and always sourced first in Virginia, and Certified Angus Beef born in VA, this steakhouse is one of a kind!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Noisy at first, but quieter later. Service was below what I had experienced on earlier visits; but our server was relatively new to the establishment. Allowing for that, the service was acceptable. Food was excellent, and exactly as promised. Establishment was out of the wine chosen off their list; however, replacement recommended by the server was ideal. They also didn't have the chosen bourbon I ordered; but the substitute I received was great. In neither case did the restaurant attempt to make a substitution without informing me beforehand.
A photo of Our Mom Eugenia - Great Falls restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1106)
$31 to $50
Greek
Great Falls
About the restaurant
Chef Eugenia Hobson and her team prepare authentic Greek dishes served attentively in an easy-going, informal setting. Our signature dishes include the grilled octopus, the kolokithokeftedes (stuffed zucchini fritters), the lavraki whole fish (branzino) filleted table side, and the arni giouvetsi (lamb shank with orzo). Our selection of nine desserts are all made fresh daily in-house and feature Greek classics such as the baklava and the galaktoboureko. Our wine list is meticulously curated on a seasonal basis by son Philip Hobson, selecting from Greece's top vineyards who produce indigenous varietals such as Assyrtiko & Xinomavro, and western grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc. Our beer selection focuses on bottled Greek brews while our bar is fully stocked to serve both classic cocktails and signature drinks inspired by the best bars in Athens. We are located in the Seneca shopping square, next to Orange Theory.
Top review
ChuckHvip
Dined 5 days ago
As always, terrific authentic Greek food, great servers.
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