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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view 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 (1630)
$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 Jun 8, 2024
This was our 2nd dinner at Patowmack Farm. It was a multi-course meal. It was a fun experience - the food featuring unusual ingredients creatively combined, beautifully presented, and a treat for the taste buds and the eyes. If only it was not a 1.2 hour drive we'd go more often.
A photo of Ada's on the River restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3372)
$30 and under
American
Old Town Alexandria
About the restaurant
Built around a custom wood-burning oven and featuring stunning panoramic views of the Potomac River, Ada's on the River draws inspiration from the ingenuity of Ada Lovelace, one of the greatest mathematicians of the 19th century. Ada's menus feature a selection of wood-fired prime steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian fare, in addition to an extensive beer, wine and cocktail list.
Top review
JustinTerawood
Dined 2 days ago
Absolutely delicious foods with impeccable and friendly service. Sit outside; it’s gorgeous!!
A photo of Barca Wine Bar & Pier restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1655)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Old Town Alexandria
About the restaurant
BARCA is Old Town Alexandria's newest riverfront neighborhood restaurant. Located in Robinson, BARCA (Spanish for boat) styles shipyard chic and Catalonian coastal influence into a waterfront Pier and Wine Bar. Both indoor and outdoor locales serve up Spanish-Mediterranean small plates, wine, sangria, and cocktails plus weekend brunch.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Very good food and a great outdoor environment. The service was excellent as well. We’ll be back another time for sure.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3840)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Arlington
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Arlington, VA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Go early, very nice dining experience, lemon drops are the best!
A photo of Skydome Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1313)
$30 and under
Global, International
Arlington
About the restaurant
See the view from the top of town at Skydome, a great DC area restaurant with stunning views of DC landmarks and monuments at every turn. Make memories 15 stories up as you spot monuments, dine from an award-winning menu, and sip superb cocktails in the DC area's only revolving rooftop lounge with 360-degree views of the DC skyline. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Subject to change.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Hands down one of the best experiences ever from the presentation of the food, taste, ambience, and quality of service. I will definitely be coming back and make sure I order to go this time it was that great! Thank you for an amazing experience!!!
A photo of Jula's on the Potomac restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2738)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Best known for its spectacular panoramic views, Jula’s on the Potomac is one of the most sought-after dining spots in Metro DC. Offering exquisitely crafted cocktails, an ever-evolving wine list, and an impressive array of alcohol-free options, you can be sure to find something to fit your taste. The menus feature American cuisine classics with an innovative approach to brunch, lunch and dinner. Whether you’re dining for business or pleasure, a meal at Jula’s is sure to make a lasting impression.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
The restaurant stylish restaurant decor is inviting, good views even from inside. No Old Town restaurant has better river views! The food is wonderful—worth every penny. Their own yummy twists on favorite dishes (like Machego grilled cheese, and sliced pickles in the Rueben, and peach gazpacho ) were I’ve the top! No room for dessert, put took home an order of their delectable shrimp and grits to enjoy later!
A photo of Vola's Dockside Grill restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2754)
$30 and under
Seafood
Old Town Alexandria
About the restaurant
With one of the most coveted locations on the Alexandria riverfront, Vola's Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge feature the best outdoor dining location in town. The menu at Vola's Dockside Grill features fresh seafood, tacos and American cuisine favorites, alongside cocktails, beer and wine in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Hi-Tide Lounge is connected to Vola's by a hallway. In just a few steps, feel transported to the swingin' 60s and sip on classic cocktails served with midcentury-modern vibe. Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was great! Calamari size was a bit small but the taste was good! Monkey bread was outstanding. Shrimp and grits was good! The oysters were VERY - and I mean VERY small for the price but tasted good. Our waitress was very very friendly!
A photo of Sushi By Bou - DC @ CitizenM Hotel L'enfant Plaza restaurant
4.4
4.4 (36)
$50 and over
Sushi
Washington
About the restaurant
Step into Sushi By Bou DC, our one-of-a-kind Disco Sushi Omakase Experience. Our curated Omakase, meaning "Chef's Choice," promises an exhilarating journey through delectable flavors and disco beats. Choose from our classic 12-course offering at $60, or indulge in the opulent 'Bougie' Omakase, $125 for 17 pieces, seated hourly. Located on the roof of the CitizenM Hotel near L'Enfant Plaza, You can take in the views while you feel the beat of 80s disco set in a pop-culture visual wonderland. Elevate your experience with exotic cocktails and premium sake, perfect for sushi pairing. Date Nights, Birthdays, or intimate private seatings, let us whisk you away on a journey of urban mystique. Visit all of our unique locations, each with its own culture-inspired vibe! Reserve now to secure a coveted seat at Sushi By Bou.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Fresh sushi, inspired flavor combinations, and an amazing display at the omakase! Chef Sean was very engaging and showed true dedication to his craft. 10/10 would come back again.
A photo of VUE Rooftop at Hotel Washington restaurant
4.2
4.2 (100)
$50 and over
American
Washington
About the restaurant
Perched above the Hotel Washington, experience VUE Rooftop, an artfully designed destination that brings the outside world in. Offering unparalleled views of the White House and Washington Monument, VUE pairs the effervescent energy of D.C.'s skyline with seasonal cocktails, elegant plates, and a stylish ambiance like no other.
Top review
RichardL
Dined 4 days ago
A truly memorable experience from the moment we exited the elevator. We received a warm welcome from the hostess, and she graciously accommodated our request for a view of the Washington Monument. Our waiter was attentive and the food was delicious....fabulous charcuterie board. We will definitely return!
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria restaurant
4.1
4.1 (10808)
$30 and under
Seafood
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
Top review
DavidG
Dined 2 days ago
Special thanks to Breanna the hostess who made us feel very special on the occasion of our 52nd wedding anniversary.
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