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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes 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 Toryumon Japanese House - Arlington restaurant
4.8 (49)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Great sushi is an art and a science. It’s a blend of precision knife skills, an immaculate attention to the quality of rice and a discerning artistic eye. Besides sushi, there are typical Asian cuisine on the menu as well. Years of experimentation and development have created a menu as bold as it is traditional, balancing the best of the modern art of the Sushi craft and Asian cuisine with the best of classical technique. Toryumon offers the finest elements of Japanese hospitality in an elegant setting that stirs the senses. From the moment you enter the toryumon Japanese house arlington, you will be impressed by the architecture, hand selected woods and a magnificent wall of masterpiece
*Sushi , Ramen and Hibachi Entree are Top three Signature dishes on the menu. We offer Dine-in, Take-out, Catering and Private Party ( party room allow up to 28ppl)*
Top review
Dined on May 30, 2024
A no frill place with great sushi. Many noticed how fresh it was and well prepared. For some hard to understand reasons the pictures of dishes on the menu do not correspond to anything on the menu. Our waiter could not explain any of the main dishes.
A photo of Murphy's Grand Irish Pub restaurant
4.6 (344)
$30 and under
Old Town Alexandria
About the restaurant
Opened in 1978 and located in the heart of historic Old Town, Alexandria, Murphy's Grand Irish Pub is one of Alexandria's best-loved and most inviting restaurants. Murphy's offers an extensive menu and top-class traditional cuisine in the welcoming ambiance of its cozy settings.

A short 10-15-minute drive from the nation's capital, this landmark establishment is located at the main intersection in Old Town, King & Washington.

Today, the tradition of great food and drink remains as steadfast as when the doors first opened back in 1978

Murphy's has Live Irish Music seven nights a week and on weekends, on both floors.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Excellent breakfast as usual. All 6 of us were pleased with our meals! Waiter was friendly and efficient!
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Woodbridge - Potomac Mills restaurant
4.5 (639)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
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Dined on May 10, 2024
The food was much better than expected. I was expecting something on the level of a TGIFridays and it was WAY better. The quality was of the food and level of service was much higher than I would have expected of this type of restaurant. I will definitely be going back.
A photo of WHINO restaurant
4.5 (40)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
About the restaurant
There is no place like WHINO. The Art is the centerpiece in this stunning 6200 sq. foot restaurant experience complete with tasting bar, large craft cocktail bar, 5 large-scale immersive murals and open kitchen. The chef carefully curated a seasonal mix of international small plates to enhance the dining experience.
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Dined on May 30, 2024
We had to wait a few minutes before getting seated and we were told nearly 10 minutes afterwards that an ingredient needed for the food selection was not available. Despite these minor issues, the ambiance, the food, and the waiter more than made up for it. We would still highly consider visiting this restaurant again.
A photo of Yard House - Tysons Galleria restaurant
4.5 (17)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Yard House is the modern American gathering place where beer and food lovers unite. Known for great food, classic rock, an energetic vibe and endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best craft and local beers, each Yard House location offers 100+ beers on tap along with an array of craft cocktails. Our menu features favorites such as our signature Poke Nachos, street tacos, USDA prime burgers, seafood and steaks. Founded in Long Beach, Calif; in 1996, Yard House now spans across the U.S. with over 80 locations and is open daily for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late-night dining.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
We enjoyed an early Father’s Day. Service was great, beer menu was extensive and diverse. Food was better than general pub grub. We will definitely be back
A photo of Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden restaurant
4.4 (620)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
PLEASE NOTE****The Patio is first come first serve...we do not reserve it as the weather is unpredictable. NO PATIO RESERVATIONS WILL BE MADE.

Inspired by St. Augustine, the Patron Saint of Brewers, Augie’s Mussel House and Beer Garden in historic Old Town, Alexandria blends traditional Belgium cuisine with a modern twist. Our creative mussel offerings can be thoughtfully paired with one of our extensive Ale selections. Whether you are sampling one of our many brews on the festive patio, or enjoying a waffle and frites in our bespoke dining room, Augie’s has you covered! We locally source the freshest and best ingredients to create our culinary offerings and our in-house beer Cicerones seek out both traditional and innovative brewers to provide a vast selection. The team at Augie’s is ready to take you on a culinary journey.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Music was a very heavy style and entirely too loud for conversation. Grilled artichoke was undercooked.
A photo of B Side restaurant
4.4 (105)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
The B Side, our neighborhood joint situated next door to Red Apron at Mosaic, is an amalgamation of all the things we love the most: crazy good food prepared simply; way too many wines; stiff drinks made by pros who know how to make them; a mind-boggling beer list; killer tunes on the turntable and a scene that has no patience for pretense. This is B Side.
Top review
Dined on Apr 18, 2024
The steak was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. Drinks were wonderful. Highly recommend trying this restaurant.
A photo of matchbox McLean restaurant
4.4 (90)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Come and enjoy our 3.6.9 mini burgers topped with crispy onion straws, brick oven pizzas, or any one of our chef-crafted dishes. Quench your thirst with a cocktail or cold beer. We have something for everyone!

We’re McLean’s neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, plus local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Good spot for brunch. Cinnamon rolls for an appetizer weren’t all that great. But the rest of the food was a hit all around! Big portions and great service for our group of five.
A photo of The Capital Burger - Reston restaurant
4.3 (91)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
The Capital Burger is your destination for the ultimate burger indulgence, operating seven days a week. With a focus on quality, we offer specialty and classic burgers meticulously crafted from our proprietary beef blend, promising unparalleled flavor and juiciness. Served on brioche buns with perfectly crispy sea salt fries, our burgers are accompanied by an impressive selection of handcrafted cocktails like the Smoked Bacon Old Fashioned and a variety of local beers and acclaimed wines.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
The burgers were delicious-- perhaps the Capital Burger I enjoyed was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. However, the service was unacceptable. We sat for 20 minutes before our server came to take our order. The first words out of her mouth were an apology that she was busy. We accepted it of course. But we noticed that outdoor tables seated well after us were served well before us. The service must improve.
A photo of La Prensa restaurant
4.3 (17)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Another unique restaurant by Chef Santosh Tiptur!

We Believe that food is a conversation of life and want to recreate that dialogue through our ingredient-focused menu. Specializing in gourmet tacos, La Prensa offers an escape from the ordinary taco joint with an approachable and globally inspired menu featuring fresh ingredients with our signature adventurous mindset. We also Cocktail and Cooking Classes!!

The inspiration behind La Prensa came from studying the art and craft of the skilled cooks and chefs who have used the Prensa de Tortilla for generations. The skills they have passed down have allowed us to create delicious food. We've always believed that to create amazing tastes and flavors you only need a handful of fresh ingredients Whether you want tacos, tapas, or both, we'll connect you with regional cuisine with an inspiring twist accompanied by our hand crafted cocktails or sangrias.

Please join us and experience La Prensa for yourself!

Your La Prensa Team
Top review
Dined on May 11, 2024
Our first time at La Prensa. The fajitas were great and sizzling! Plenty of food! We will be back. Service was excellent!
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