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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 Gute Leute restaurant
5.0
5 (39)
$30 and under
Café
Arlington
About the restaurant
Gute Leute Coffee Bar is one if most popular coffee bars in Korea,
known for its own unique signature coffee creations.

In German, gute Leute means "good people"
and it is with this idea that gute Leute strives to create a space
in which good people can enjoy good company.

Our logo is inspired by the pine tree
because it stays green all year long like our enthusiasm for coffee.
Every branch in Seoul has its own signature menu created by baristas.
We also present seasonal coffee courses that are constructed with their
own stories.

Top review
Nate
Dined on May 16, 2024
Such good coffee, little on the pricey side, but expresso is tasty
A photo of Laporta's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2246)
$30 and under
American
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Laporta’s restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a casual, comfortable setting. Laporta’s has an attentively serviced contemporary dining room perfect for a romantic evening out or any other special occasion, combined with an adjoining intimate Jazz lounge. Relax and listen to the live jazz featured nightly. The lounge has the warmth and friendly feel of a local’s bar yet with the same excellence of service and consistency of food quality that defines our dining room and exemplifies the restaurant as a whole. The menu features inventive fresh seafoods and hearty pastas complemented by the provincial-style desserts of Margaret Laporta.
Top review
cboyd
Dined on May 14, 2024
All food prepared fresh! Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Live music every evening. Family owned for over 40 years. A gem in Alexandria!
A photo of Open Road Grill - Falls Church restaurant
4.5
4.5 (794)
$30 and under
American
Falls Church
About the restaurant
Open Road is inspired by American culture — our passion for music, our love of the outdoors, and the spirit of the open road. Come as you are — suit or shorts, loafers or flip flops. Our kitchen team sources the freshest ingredients to create quality seasonal food. Our beer list celebrates local craft breweries. We have an extensive whiskey and bourbon collection, and we feature handcrafted cocktails that change with the seasons.

At Open Road, we honor the tradition of a cold beer, live music, and fresh food with friends and family every day. Stop by and make yourself at home!

Top review
Jimmyvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Excellent service at the high tops!! Try the Brussels and Blue appetizer
A photo of Makers Union restaurant
4.4
4.4 (831)
$30 and under
American
Reston
About the restaurant
We’re a diverse team of makers — baristas, bartenders, chefs, mixologists, roasters, distillers, and brewers — who came together to create a neighborhood place we all need.
It’s a place that brings people together morning, noon, and night. A place with crazy delicious food and destination drinks. A place to grab a crave-worthy bite on the fly or to hang a while with a book and coffee. A place to brunch with your besties or happy hour with your work crew. A place to roll solo with your laptop or roll deep with your family and friends.
It’s a place for you. It’s a place for us. It’s a pub for the people.
LIVE MUSIC:
EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-11PM

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
The prime rib French dip and yuzu lemon drop are my favorites. Service is great too!
A photo of Brass Rabbit Public House restaurant
4.2
4.2 (126)
$30 and under
American
Arlington
About the restaurant
An upscale pub and scratch bar that offers 16 beers on tap, craft cocktails, and classic pub food with a healthy twist.

Reservations are for indoor seating only, while our bar area and patio are first come, first served.

Happy hour 3-6PM Monday through Friday featuring $8 martinis and $8 lettuce wraps.

Brunch 10AM-4PM Saturday & Sunday featuring $5 bottles of bubbly, $10 Bloody Marys, and $10 martinis.

Top review
CassandraHvip
Dined on Apr 18, 2024
Great wait staff, and delicious food. Appetizers were a great portion and brilliant variety.
A photo of Bourbon Boulevard - Chantilly restaurant
4.2
4.2 (301)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Chantilly
About the restaurant
Steak House, Whiskey/Wine Bar with Live Music
Top review
Pablo
Dined 2 days ago
Good beef and good service from James. Very atentive and personable.
A photo of Urbano Mosiac restaurant
4.1
4.1 (277)
$30 and under
Mexican
Merrifield
About the restaurant
Contemporary Mexican Fare in the heart of the innovative & urban Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA. Brought to you by Common Plate Hospitality.

* Please note that outdoor tables are NOT available for reservations, we will be happy to accommodate you outside on a first come, first serve basis.

Top review
BobK
Dined 6 days ago
Good food. Friendly staff. My date said that she had the best margarita of her life. (Fee a fee bucks more she bumped up the tequila to anejo.
A photo of La Grande Boucherie - DC restaurant
4.0
4 (290)
$50 and over
French
Washington
About the restaurant
Located at 699 14th Street on the coveted corner of 14th and G Street NW, La Grande Boucherie is situated on the most high-profile street in Washington D.C., just one block away from the White House. The restaurant is built in elegant and ornamental Art Nouveau style, evoking the sense of optimism from the turn of the 20th century. The brasserie’s menu features both classic and modern French dishes, with focus on the meat program, raw bar and extravagant large-format meats, ideal for sharing and celebrating. Mahogany wood and glass partitions divide the gargantuan space to create intimate dining experiences. These pieces are adorned in gilded accents and uniquely curved arches inspired by the 20th-century Art Nouveau movement of Paris. The main dining room highlights a massive curved bar with a metal top imported from Paris, a signature piece of Boucherie.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I took my friend La Grande Boucherie for her birthday. They treated her with such kindness and jumping in on the celebration. Yousef was such a great waiter. He gave excellent suggestions and went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic experience. Everything we had was delicious. The escargot was delicious. The filet mignon was so tender I could cut it with my butter knife. The mushrooms were amazing. The crème brûlée was one of the best I’ve had. The sommelier gave us excellent suggestions for an after dinner drink. Honestly, we left feeling super special and well cared for. The ambience is stunning. I definitely hope to return again soon.
A photo of Punch Bowl Social - Arlington restaurant
3.9
3.9 (43)
$30 and under
American
Arlington
About the restaurant
Punch Bowl Social, Proud Hosts of the Unexpected, brings people together for one-of-a-kind food, fun, first-rate hospitality, and entertainment. Scratch kitchens, craft cocktails, social gaming, DJs, and live music in eclectic and creatively designed spaces provide the perfect setting for exceptional experiences. Whether you’re looking to have a fabulous night out with friends or want to host an unforgettable event, Punch Bowl Social has got it covered.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 16, 2024
This was my first experience and it was great. It was a little louder than what I expected. Also there was a double charge on my credit card, and the additional charge did not fall off and get refunded until a week later. I called the rest to try and speak with a manager, provided my contact info however no one called me back. I like to visit the restaurant again but I would probably pay cash and not use my card due to that experience with my credit card.
A photo of matchbox Reston restaurant
3.8
3.8 (126)
$30 and under
American
Reston
About the restaurant
Just a few steps outside of Wiehle-Reston East metro station on the Silver Line, you’ll find matchbox Reston Station welcoming you in for great food, refreshing drinks, and an energetic vibe. Situated in the iconic Google building designed by Helmut Jahn and surrounded by businesses and luxury apartments, matchbox is a place for you to take a break from work, catch up with friends, or enjoy time with family.

All are welcome to gather and join our community. Come and enjoy our 3.6.9 mini burgers, blazing hot pizzas, or any one of our chef-crafted dishes. We have something for everyone. Our casual, warm ambiance and friendly staff will make matchbox feel like your home away from home.

matchbox Reston Station also features a private dining room for event bookings and a covered outdoor bar to enjoy those hot summer days and cool nights.

Top review
MikeK
Dined on May 5, 2024
Paul, our waiter, was very good - he was attentive without being overbearing and kept our water filled and asked periodically how we were doing. The food was very good - the three of us shared an appetizer and each had an entree. Our daughter would have preferred dessert too, but her parents were too full. We went at 3:00 on a Sunday which is our usual time for a Sunday meal - restaurants tend to not be crowded from lunch or dinner. It was a great experience.
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