Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in The Piedmont

Inn at Little Washington

This Relais and Chateaux property has one of the best restaurants in the state – you should sell a kidney and make a reservation. Diners have their pick of three tasting menus, one of which is vegetarian. Treats lik…
Top Choice American in Middleburg

Red Fox Tavern

Hallmarks here are the elegant surrounds and delicious dishes created using top-quality local produce. Take a seat by the fireplace of this antique-festooned 1728 inn and feast on perfectly cooked steaks, hickory-bo…
Top Choice Mexican in Staunton

Chicano Boy

It's hard to beat the value offered by this taquería's $7 lunch deal, which delivers a drink, dip and two tacos. Prices don't rise much at dinner, when tacos including the Al Pastor (pork marinated in chilli and pin…
Top Choice American in Richmond

L'Opossum

We're not exactly sure what's going on at this gastronomic laboratory, but it works. The name of the place is terrible. And dishes come with names that are self-consciously hip and verging on offensive ('Vegan Orgy …
Top Choice International in Northern Virginia

Field & Main

Star and Neal Wavra's elegant eatery occupies a building that has functioned as a restaurant for two centuries. This is one of the best places to eat in Northern Virginia, offering delicious modern American dishes w…
Top Choice Modern American in Roanoke

Lucky

Lucky has excellent cocktails (try 'The Cube') and a seasonally inspired menu of small plates (hickory-smoked porchetta, roasted oysters) and heartier mains (buttermilk fried chicken, morel and asparagus gnocchi). I…
Top Choice American in Historic Triangle

Upper Shirley Vineyards

Resembling a white ocean liner adrift in the green vines, this winery is worth a dedicated trip. Sitting on a bend of the James River near Shirley Plantation, its handsome dining room adjoins the tasting area and a …
Top Choice International in Alexandria

Restaurant Eve

Eve blends top-quality seasonal produce and precise French technique with global influences and first-rate service. We applaud the result. The bargain-priced Lickety Split menu ($15; two choices from limited menu) d…
Top Choice Seafood in Charlottesville

Public Fish & Oyster

This bright and inviting space will catch your eye, but it's the skillfully seasoned seafood dishes that will keep you inside ordering plate after plate of freshly shucked oysters, mussels and other maritime delight…
Top Choice Modern American in Williamsburg

Fat Canary

The best restaurant in the historic triangle, this friendly and stylish place offers top-notch service, excellent wines and a menu of Modern American cuisine with Asian and Italian accents. We love the fact that loc…