50 Best Restaurants 2011
2941 Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

1. 2941 Restaurant

8.0
2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · 36 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Executive chef Bertrand Chemel branches out from their signature prix-fixe format, weaving tapas-sized snacks into a carte already abounding with international flare. - November 2011 issue

The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

2. The Ashby Inn & Restaurant

8.3
692 Federal St, Paris, VA
Restaurante · 20 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: King’s riff on deli standards ingenuously weaves together house-cured pork jowl pastrami, caper-studded Thousand Island dressing and pickled Kohlrabi. - November 2011 issue

Bastille is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

3. Bastille

8.6
606 N Fayette St (N Fayette St and Pendleton St), Alexandria, VA
Restaurante Francês · Braddock Road Metro · 23 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: A mound of creamy, chilled goat cheese drizzled with charming basil oil, sea salt-studded melons and vinaigrette-drenched micro greens sum up summer deliciously. - November 2011 issue

The Alpine Chef is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

4. The Alpine Chef

8.0
200 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA
Restaurante Alemão · 20 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: A ginormous housemade pretzel—each salt-studded section thicker than a garden hose—is the kind you only dream of getting at the ball park. - November 2011 issue

Bazin's On Church is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

5. Bazin's On Church

7.9
111 Church St NW (Center St.), Vienna, VA
Restaurante Americano · 31 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Smoked chicken gets top billing in a savory cannellini. But it’s the triple cheesing—goat cheese, browned mozzarella above and ground Parmesa—that made us swoon. - November 2011 issue

BRABO Restaurant by Robert Wiedmaier is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

6. BRABO Restaurant by Robert Wiedmaier

7.4
1600 King St, Alexandria, VA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · Old Town · 33 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Squid ink-soaked rapini give seared scallops a run for their money. - November 2011 issue

Carlyle is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

7. Carlyle

9.2
4000 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA
Restaurante Americano · Fairlington - Shirlington · 155 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Great American’s servers are trained to kill their patrons with kindness— standing orders that help turn out happy customers from open to close. - November 2011 issue

Curry Mantra is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

8. Curry Mantra

7.9
9984 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Restaurante Indiano · 21 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Housemade biryani tosses juicy goat meat into a fiery rice blend padded with carrots, ginger, garlic and aromatics. - November 2011 issue

Duangrat's Thai Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

9. Duangrat's Thai Restaurant

8.0
5878 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
Restaurante Tailandês · 28 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: The drunken lobster is delicious—the sweet meat accompanied by Thai basil-topped noodles, bean sprouts and underlying hot peppers. - November 2011 issue

Eventide Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

10. Eventide Restaurant

3165 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Bar · Lyon Village · 46 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Pan-roasted duck escorted by pungent turnip greens and sweet corn veloute was well balanced if not particularly ballsy. - November 2011 issue

Evo Bistro is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

11. Evo Bistro

1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Enoteca · 14 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: The main dining room is often packed with jovial groups and nuclear families dutifully working their collective way through shellfish-laden, saffron-laced paella pans. - November 2011 issue

Farrah Olivia by Morou is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

12. Farrah Olivia by Morou

2250 Crystal Dr Ste B (inside Kora), Arlington, VA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · 3 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Mushroom sausage, prepared from pureed portabellos, hen of the woods and shiitakes, pals around with fabulously crunchy, ginger-spiked couscous. - November 2011 issue

Fire Works Pizza is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

13. Fire Works Pizza

7.9
2350 Clarendon Blvd (at N Adams St), Arlington, VA
Pizzaria · Clarendon - Courthouse · 113 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: The Barcelona roll marries zesty chorizo, extra chunky black olive salad and molten mozzarella in oven-baked bliss. - November 2011 issue

Foti's Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

14. Foti's Restaurant

8.1
219 E Davis St (east), Culpeper, VA
Restaurante Mediterrâneo · 6 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Daily specials run the gamut from baked brie with black olive-roasted red pepper spread to sweet-and-sour shrimp married to tamarind pork belly. - November 2011 issue

The Goodstone Inn & Estate is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

15. The Goodstone Inn & Estate

8.5
36205 Snake Hill Rd, Middleburg, VA
Cama e Café · 15 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Lasagna sports layers of wild mushrooms, sweet peppers, carrots, zucchini and herb-laced mozzarella, all surrounded by San Marzano tomato sauce. - November 2011 issue

The Grille at Morrison House is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

16. The Grille at Morrison House

116 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA
Restaurante · Old Town · 12 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: A locally inspired burger incorporated roasted shallots, sharp cheddar and salty Virginia ham into a feast of juice-dribbling beef and garlic-swabbed brioche. - November 2011 issue

Hank's Oyster Bar is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

17. Hank's Oyster Bar

8.8
1026 King St (Montgomery St), Alexandria, VA
Frutos do Mar · Old Town North · 103 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Chef/owner Jamie Leeds continues to challenge the seafood status quo, interweaving wide ranging and typically substantive specials. - November 2011 issue

Härth Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

18. Härth Restaurant

7.6
7920 Jones Branch Dr (at Westpark Dr.), McLean, VA
Restaurante Americano · 23 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Executive chef Thomas Elder packs a garden’s worth of vegetables—including savory squash, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and spinach—into an egg-filled, pastry-bound quiche. - November 2011 issue

Hooked is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

19. Hooked

46240 Potomac Run Plz (Route 7 & Cascades Parkway), Sterling, VA
Frutos do Mar · 44 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Beef lovers should skip the filet-shrimp skewers and go right for the carnivore jugular: cooked-to-order NY strip buried beneath boulders of ravishing blue cheese. - November 2011 issue

The Iron Bridge is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

20. The Iron Bridge

29 Main St (btwn Culpeper St. & S. 2nd St.), Warrenton, VA
Enoteca · 20 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: The kitchen continues to mix things up, playing to its wine-centric strengths while also keeping things simple enough for even a casual observer to enjoy. - November 2011 issue

Jaleo is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

21. Jaleo

2250 Crystal Dr Ste A (at 23rd St.), Arlington, VA
Casa de Tapas · 107 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: A bowl of Salmoreja rewards soup lovers with creamy tomato stock, salty Serrano ham, a shimmering, submersible egg and a splash of bracing vinegar. - November 2011 issue

L'Auberge Chez Francois is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

22. L'Auberge Chez Francois

9.5
332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA
Restaurante Francês · 36 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Peppery steak veers into the sublime after promenading through a captivating mustard-shallot reduction. - November 2011 issue

La Bergerie is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

23. La Bergerie

218 N Lee St, Alexandria, VA
Restaurante Francês · Old Town · 18 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Frisee wraps its curly, vinaigrette-soaked tendrils around smoked duck, fat-packed gizzards, blue cheese and candied walnuts. - November 2011 issue

La Strada is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

24. La Strada

1905 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA
Restaurante Italiano · Del Ray · 4 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Housemade noodles encircle chewy crawfish tails, sun-dried tomatoes and potent slices of sparingly cooked garlic. - November 2011 issue

Lebanese Taverna is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

25. Lebanese Taverna

7.6
5900 Washington Blvd (at N McKinley St), Arlington, VA
Restaurante Libanês · 16 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: The family-run empire excels at piling multitudes of plates around each table, encouraging guests to sample freely and frequently rather than pushing pricey entrees. - November 2011 issue

Lightfoot Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

26. Lightfoot Restaurant

8.2
11 N King St (Route 7 and Route 15), Leesburg, VA
Restaurante Americano · 39 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Back in the kitchen, chef/owner Ingrid Gustavson remains a little bit country and a little bit wok ‘n’ roll, peppering her picnic-perfect carte with Asian offerings. - November 2011 issue

The Liberty Tavern is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

27. The Liberty Tavern

8.5
3195 Wilson Blvd (Washington Blvd), Arlington, VA
Restaurante Americano · Lyon Village · 126 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Old fashioned chocolate cake enjoys new life courtesy of cream cheese frosting, sea salt and ground coffee. - November 2011 issue

Lyon Hall is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

28. Lyon Hall

8.5
3100 Washington Blvd (at N Highland St.), Arlington, VA
Restaurante Francês · Clarendon - Courthouse · 94 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Loved the rainbow of funky housemade donuts—ranging from plain chocolate to passion fruit-cracked peppercorn glaze—the kitchen trots out for brunch. - November 2011 issue

Maple Ave Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

29. Maple Ave Restaurant

8.7
147 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA
Restaurante Asiático · 37 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Hot wings fly to the Far East after a rubdown in fiery Korean chili paste, with craime fraiche supplanting blue cheese as the cooling agent du jour. - November 2011 issue

The Majestic is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

30. The Majestic

8.1
911 King Street, Old Town, Alexandria, VA
Restaurante Americano · Old Town · 64 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Ricotta dumplings take very kindly to meaty, sage-covered mushrooms, summer corn and brown butter-tinged onions. - November 2011 issue

Market Table Bistro is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

31. Market Table Bistro

8.4
Broad St., Lovettsville, VA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · 22 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Roast trout revels in a river of ghee, the meal completed by corn-studded grits and spirited peppadew relish. - November 2011 issue

MeJana is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

32. MeJana

7.3
2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Restaurante Libanês · Clarendon - Courthouse · 43 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Golden fries are enrobed in aromatic thyme; request the housemade roasted tomato “hot” sauce for an otherworldly dipping experience. - November 2011 issue

Mokomandy is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

33. Mokomandy

20789 Great Falls Plz, Sterling, VA
Restaurante Coreano · 33 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Wine-braised duck and buttery foie gras are galvanized by plum sauce drizzled atop fancy, festive dumplings. - November 2011 issue

Nostos is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

34. Nostos

8.2
8100 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA
Restaurante Grego · 34 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Tyrokafteri channels pimento cheese, folding together crumbled feta, roasted red pepper, onion and plenty of cayenne, into a dangerously delicious spread. - November 2011 issue

PassionFish is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

35. PassionFish

8.3
11960 Democracy Dr (in Reston Town Center), Reston, VA
Frutos do Mar · 75 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Spice-crusted tilapia—moist, flaky meat—is baptized in frothy butter and pecans. - November 2011 issue

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

36. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

7.8
42461 Lovettsville Rd, Lovettsville, VA
Restaurante Americano · 9 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: A novel blueberry-espresso reduction adorns seared scallops, while frisee tangles with crispy duck confit and spongy chanterelles. - November 2011 issue

Rangoli is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

37. Rangoli

24995 Riding Plz #120, Chantilly, VA
Restaurante Indiano · 17 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Jumbo shrimp are caked with a sinus-clearing, chile pod-studded paste that left us begging for relief even as we devotedly returned to the source of our torment. - November issue 2011

Ray's The Steaks is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

38. Ray's The Steaks

2300 Wilson Blvd (at Clarendon Blvd & N Wayne St), Arlington, VA
Steakhouse · Clarendon - Courthouse · 125 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: A cooked-to-order top loin sirloin hits the table bloody as hell, it’s brazenly peppercorned crust further lavished in slow-melting shallot butter. - November 2011 issue

Restaurant Eve is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

39. Restaurant Eve

110 S Pitt St (King St), Alexandria, VA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · Old Town · 53 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Olives, tomatoes and capers add poignancy to roast dorade. - November 2011 issue

Rustico is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

40. Rustico

8.1
4075 Wilson Blvd (btwn Randolph & Quincy St), Arlington, VA
Restaurante Americano · Ballston - Virginia Square · 122 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Rustico has moved well beyond its artsy pizza and craft beer origin story into a mature, multi-talented dining operation. - November 2011 issue

Sea Pearl is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

41. Sea Pearl

8191 Strawberry Ln, Falls Church, VA
Frutos do Mar · 36 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Crab pasta featured lump meat basking in a mouthwatering ragout tempered by preserved lemon but largely fueled by myriad heating agents. - November 2011 issue

Tachibana Japanese Restaurant is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

42. Tachibana Japanese Restaurant

8.5
6715 Lowell Ave (at Emerson Ave), McLean, VA
Casa de Sushi · 57 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Meaty scallops rumble with tempeh crunchies in a multi-sensory-pleasing sushi roll. - November 2011 issue

Tallula is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

43. Tallula

2761 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA
Restaurante Americano · Lyon Park · 17 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Pan-seared grouper rides a raft of pungent mustard greens across a sea of creamy black-eyed peas and smoked ham-studded risotto. - November 2011 issue

Trummer's is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

44. Trummer's

8.5
7134 Main St, Clifton, VA
Restaurante Americano · 45 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Housemade “scrapple” consists of jamon Serrano ground with bread and piquillo peppers, wrapped in prosciutto and slow simmered until tender. - November 2011 issue

Tuscarora Mill is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

45. Tuscarora Mill

9.0
203 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA
Restaurante Americano · 43 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Cured ham, sharp cheddar and syrupy Madeira collectively inform a wondrous pork chop platter. - November 2011 issue

Vermilion is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

46. Vermilion

7.9
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · Old Town · 70 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: A handsome Parmesan crisp exposes a featherlight crepe filled with wine-braised, sausage-stuffed cabbage, magnified by a red onion-sour cherry reduction. - November 2011 issue

Villa Mozart is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

47. Villa Mozart

4009 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA
Restaurante Italiano · 4 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Shaved squid becomes calamari “noodles,” each reshaped tentacle now grappling with zesty tomato sauce, briny olives and sweet peas. - November 2011 issue

Willow is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

48. Willow

4301 Fairfax Dr (at N Utah), Arlington, VA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · Ballston - Virginia Square · 33 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Local crab visits Asia as jumbo lump cakes are battered and deep fried, and surrounded by crisp edamame and festive Mandarin oranges. - November 2011 issue

The Wine Kitchen is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

49. The Wine Kitchen

8.3
7 S King St, Leesburg, VA
Enoteca · 45 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: Cracked black pepper and tangy blue cheese put an entirely different spin on chilled cherry soup (bravo). - November 2011 issue

MICHEL by Michel Richard is one of 50 Best Restaurants 2011.

50. MICHEL by Michel Richard

The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd, 4th Floor, McLean, VA
Restaurante Francês · 11 dicas e avaliações

Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine: A Nicoise salad harbors “eggs” fashioned from milky mozzarella embedded with yellow cherry tomato mousse. - November 2011 issue