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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Virginia - DC Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Study restaurant
4.9
4.9 (295)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 15, 2024
A perfect place for a business dinner. Small quiet
A photo of Claire's at the Depot restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3481)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
When you are looking for "that special place" to celebrate (anything!) Claire's at the Depot is the place to go. The food and service are impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
A photo of NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Tysons Galleria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (270)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tysons Corner / McLean
About the restaurant
THE NM CAFE located in Neiman Marcus TYSONS CORNER GALLERIA is open to socially distanced seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

Laid-back luxe. Experience delightful dishes in a casual, contemporary atmosphere at THE NM CAFE® TYSONS CORNER GALLERIA. Muted lighting and understated, modern decor create the perfect environment for a midday retreat. Whether dining with a group or simply ordering upscale take-out, expect delectable food and exceptional service that is synonymous with Neiman Marcus.

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Let THE NM CAFE® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.
Top review
rhondaevip
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
The cafe was very busy and Gigi the manager helped us out. She was wonderful. I really enjoyed our mother daughter lunch. Thanks so much.
A photo of The Conche restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1090)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Leesburg
About the restaurant
The Conche Is an exclusive chocolate theme boutique restaurant in Village at Leesburg, featuring an array of artisan handmade chocolate confections, desserts and chocolate infused savory cuisine, hand crafted cocktails, using the finest ingredients
We are here to deliver exceptional experience, It’s with pleasure to share with you our passion for making life’s every moment, and every occasion memorable by indulging in chocolate.
By Chef Santosh Tiptur
Top review
JnLMcDvip
Dined 7 days ago
The Conche is a secret neighborhood gem! Our server Salvador and the team are first rate. Everything we had wonderful. We started out with the Conche Old Fashion, one of the best that I have had. The Calamari that was prepared wonderfully. We followed this with the Scallops and Beef Tenderloin, tender and perfectly prepared. We finished it off with one of their chocolate deserts, the Jivara. We will be back!
A photo of The Ashby Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1802)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Paris
About the restaurant
The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is fully committed to supporting the farmers and artisans that live and work in this region. Our menus represent the freshest, seasonal products that can be sourced locally from sustainable operations. The offerings will change daily dependent on what our local farmers and nature provide. Our pledge to you is to provide a quality dining experience founded on food and drink from sources we know and trust.
Top review
PeteW
Dined 5 days ago
My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner. We sought out a wonderful restaurant and had dined here before and knew this was the best spot for a special night. I would highly recommend. Kyle is the best server hands-down at a fine dining restaurant I have ever visited. Wonderful selection of food and wine.
A photo of The Red Fox Inn & Tavern restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3009)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Middleburg
About the restaurant
Our Culinary Team is dedicated to sourcing and preparing fresh ingredients from Virginia’s Piedmont region and bountiful South. Our four course dinner experience features unique game and seafood dishes that combine time-honored cooking techniques with alluring seasonality. In addition to our optional Virginia and Tavern wine pairings, we showcase a vast selection of local beverages that pay homage to our extraordinary location afoot the rolling hills of Virginia’s wine country, as well an extensive list of national and international favorites.

From intimate dinners in The Tavern to hand crafted cocktails in the Night Fox Pub, each culinary experience is paired with a unique atmosphere, and polished attendance prevails from beginning to end.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Our server Brenden was amazing. He knew the menu so well and was very kind. We had a nut and black pepper allergy at our table and the chefs/waiters were very accommodating. The food was amazing and the flavors were perfect. It is a beautiful hotel and we will definitely be going back.
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4.7
4.7 (2221)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Falls Church
About the restaurant
TRIO Grill is a modern American restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia, offering the finest steaks and freshest seafood, an extensive cocktail and spirits program and an award winning wine list. TRIO blends urban sophistication with the relaxed ambiance of a neighborhood grill. Perfect for date night, after-work drinks, or your next private dining occasion.
Top review
BruceU
Dined 2 days ago
Trio Grill is a local (Merrifield/Dunn Loring) gem. If you're looking to bump up your dining experience, but don't want to drive into the district - give Trio a try - you won't regret it. All around outstanding: service, food, vibe/decor - and a great list of wines.
A photo of Vermilion - Alexandria restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3948)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Old Town Alexandria
About the restaurant
Guided by Chef Anthony Chittum, Vermilion stands committed to the growers, farmers, watermen and myriad purveyors of the Mid-Atlantic watershed. As a native of Maryland's Eastern Shore, Anthony brings an innate sense of place to each plate with an intractable reverence for local ingredients, and an aesthetic that allows these ingredients to shine.

The thoughtfully curated beverage program at Vermilion echoes this philosophy with an expansive offering of terroir-driven wines and a cocktail menu committed to seasonally-sourced ingredients. A sensational collection of over 150 fine whiskies, ryes and bourbons rounds out the experience and for many serves as reason enough to visit time and again.
Top review
Kathyvip
Dined 7 days ago
We loved the farm to table food! We did the chef's tasting and it was amazing! It seemed like the food would never stop coming out. We will definitely go back.
A photo of Harrimans Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1477)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Middleburg
About the restaurant
Take a culinary carriage ride through Virginia’s Piedmont region at Harrimans Grill. In the heart of DC’s wine country, discover a local bounty of bold, fresh and flavorful dishes sourced with the highest quality ingredients and celebrate the rich resources and history of Virginia’s most fertile region. Whether you are hosting a private chef’s dinner in our interactive Cooking Studio, enjoying a pre-dinner stroll through the Culinary Garden or relaxing with an after-dinner cordial by our fire pit, at Harrimans, it always feels like Saturday night.
Top review
LMLLvip
Dined 5 days ago
Other amazing experience here! The bartenders in the lounge the server and chef in the dining area all pay so much attention to detail! Our server was amazing and the fettuccine with lobster was to die for!
A photo of Trummer's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4625)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Clifton
About the restaurant
Trummer's Restaurant recently underwent a 10 year renovation and relaunch in Historic Clifton. This is where New York City meets Historical Charm. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer bring their extensive New York City restaurant experience and passion to small town Clifton to offer a unique dining experience.

Trummer’s Restaurant is engulfed in history that dates back to the 1800’s and brings an edge to the historical area. Each floor has something special to offer for the eyes as well as the palate. Come see for yourself why we continue to receive rave reviews from both critics and guests alike!
Top review
HMDCvip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
I love trummers! Such a great atmosphere and brilliant cocktails and food every time! From the bread to the fun choices on appetizers (we did the crab dip and foie gras this time) to the salads and main dishes (gazpacho and soft shells this time) were amazing and so was dessert. Great service!
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