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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies 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 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 on Jul 14, 2024
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!
A photo of Gyu San Japanese BBQ restaurant
4.8
4.8 (67)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Arlington
About the restaurant
At Gyusan Japanese BBQ, offer high-quality cuts of meat, that are known for their tenderness, flavor, and overall premium quality, which include cuts such as Wagyu beef, dry-aged beef, prime rib, and other premium cuts of beef, as well as premium cuts of pork, lamb, and other meats.Wagyu beef, for example, is known for its high level of marbling, which gives it a rich, buttery flavor and a tender texture. Dry-aged beef is beef that has been hung in a cool, dry place for several weeks, which helps to intensify its flavor and tenderize the meat.Our focus is often on using the highest quality and freshest ingredients, including premium cuts of meat, fresh seafood, and organic vegetables.From salad to sashimi and yakiniku to noodles, your friends and family are bound to find something to enjoy together.
Top review
RowenaR
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
This was our third time dining here and it has always been a pleasurable experience! We love that you have choices to cook your own food on the built-in grills or have something prepared by the kitchen. There are also gluten free options.
A photo of The Conche restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1102)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
This was our forth or fifth time dining at the Conche and it continues to impress. The menu had some new additions we were excited to try. We started our dinner with 2 espressotinis and an order of the Watermelon Salad and Lamb Cigars. The dinks came out fast and were delicious, you could tell the drink was made with quality liquor and espresso. The watermelon salad was light and refreshing and the Lamb cigars were flavorful. For mains we had the Shorts Ribs and Tenderloin. Both cooked to perfection. The Tenderloin was spot on medium rare with a warm red center and the short ribs were very tender and moist. For dessert we finished with the Chocolate Ambrosia. All in all the conche continues to impress with their menu, service and ambiance. Anyone looking for a unique and special dining experience the conche will not disappoint!
A photo of Yunnan By Potomac Noodle House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (320)
$30 and under
Asian
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Yunnan By Potomac Noodle House strives to be an ambassador for the people and culture of Southwest China and add to the story of what it means to be Chinese-American through our lens on contemporary Yunnan cuisine. Not your typical Chinese food, the Soul Food of Yunnan is Mixian - a light and almost fluffy rice noodle - which is prepared with braised meats, rich broths and sweet, savory and spicy sauces (vegetarian options available). Other specialties include various small plates, handmade dumplings, bao buns, and satisfying desserts. Come experience the flavors of Yunnan through our unique menu, handcrafted cocktails, extensive beer, wine, & saké menu as well as a variety of non-alcoholic beverages like Pu'er tea and House Lemonade.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
I stopped in for lunch and it was fairly quiet. I was able to choose my seating. The restaurant is clean and simply cute. The food was good. I tried some new things. The mint salad was surprisingly good. I would definitely be back here.
A photo of NUE restaurant
4.7
4.7 (422)
$50 and over
Vietnamese
Falls Church
About the restaurant
Nue is a place of peaceful elegance, where food is deeply contemplated and the unique flavors of Vietnam are celebrated. In addition to offering a wide variety of traditional dishes, Nue will also feature art and cultural events that aim to educate and engage customers in the vibrant history and diversity of Vietnam.
Top review
CMdiner
Dined 3 days ago
Nue is a great addition to the Falls Church City restaurant scene. While not inexpensive, the food is extremely fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. The portions are more than adequate -- especially the crispy whole fish. The cocktails are creative, and pair nicely with the food. The dining room is lovely and not as noisy as many restaurants. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. I appreciate the convenience of the 20% service charge.
A photo of Moon Rabbit by Kevin Tien restaurant
4.7
4.7 (145)
$50 and over
Vietnamese
Washington
About the restaurant
Moon Rabbit is a highly-regarded Vietnamese restaurant situated in the heart of Washington D.C., drawing inspiration from the virtuous rabbit depicted in the Buddhist Jataka tale. Led by acclaimed Chef Kevin Tien, the restaurant embodies an innovative approach to Vietnamese cuisine, showcasing a menu that is both unique and complex. Chef Tien's main objective is to pay tribute to his heritage as a first-generation Asian American, using Moon Rabbit as a platform for expressing his love for Vietnamese culture and food.
Top review
CarolineSvip
Dined 4 days ago
The food and atmosphere were excellent. The food was a refreshing and well executed take on Vietnamese food with a slight Louisiana flare. Something that I find a rarity is that the meal got progressively better. The entrees were the best I've had in a while, and the dessert course was so fun and inventive that I felt the urge to clap. This restaurant is truly a DC standout, and I look forward to returning.
A photo of Sixty Vines Foggy Bottom restaurant
4.7
4.7 (43)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Washington
About the restaurant
Often referred to as “the wine lover's restaurant,” Sixty Vines delivers simple, yet flavorful cuisine paired perfectly with 60 wines on its sustainable tap system. Every plate and pour is designed to inspire adventure and discovery of wine culture reimagined. Guests are encouraged to experience abundance over shared plates, enjoy wine “pinkies down” and to visit for brunch, lunch and dinner. Signature menu items include charcuterie boards, seasonal proteins, wood fired pizzas and innovative pasta dishes all inspired by ingredients found in wine country.
Top review
Diningindmvvip
Dined 4 days ago
We dined at Sixty Vines Saturday for brunch. Our server Clarissa was excellent and ensured that each our meal orders were as requested. Our burger, pizza and french toast were all very tasty. Clarissa was a great resource regarding the flavor profiles of the numerous wines that Sixty Vines serves on tap. The restaurant space is beautiful and airy. We look forward to returning again soon.
A photo of Morton's, The Steakhouse - Arlington restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1880)
$30 and under
American
Arlington
About the restaurant
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak. Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.
Top review
YvetteTvip
Dined 6 days ago
Just a get together with friends, weren’t celebrating anything and wanted a nice, upscale dinner experience. The service was pretty good, but we had to ask our waitress for a couple of things more than once. The food was delicious and served hot. The drinks were also very tasty, especially the raspberry lemon drop! The crème brûlée strawberry cheesecake was heavenly! I’d definitely return.
A photo of Ted's Bulletin - Reston restaurant
4.2
4.2 (576)
$30 and under
American
Reston
About the restaurant
Welcome to Ted’s. Your go-to place to savor The Every Day. We are a neighborhood eatery, taking a creative and contemporary approach to classic American dishes and cocktails. Open daily for all-day breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Voted “Best Hangover Breakfast” and “Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant” by readers of Washington City Paper (in the same year), Ted’s Bulletin is truly a restaurant for all seasons.
Top review
kct1975vip
Dined 2 days ago
Good Food and Good Service! The food was delicious and the Waitress was attentive and Friendly!
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Fredericksburg restaurant
3.7
3.7 (210)
$30 and under
American
Fredericksburg
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Garlic bread was left off my meal. Other than that, it was fine.
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