Top Choice Modern American in Richmond


One of Richmond's finest restaurants serves decadent New Southern cuisine in a classy old-fashioned dining room that's cinematically set inside a restored 1817 building. Start with a mint julep, fried green tomatoes…
Deli in Virginia Beach

Jewish Mother

Get your nosh on here with packed deli sandwiches, 'penicillin soup' (chicken and matzo ball) and monster-sized pie. Excellent live music staged nightly.
Cafe in Williamsburg


One block north of Merchants Sq, Aromas is an inviting coffeehouse serving a wide range of fare, plus wine and beer. There's outdoor seating and live music (jazz on Tuesdays; wide-ranging sounds on weekends).
Diner in Norfolk


Since 1904 this slice of Americana has been the drive-up home of the world's original ice-cream-cone machine, plus great BBQ.
Modern American in Norfolk

Todd Jurich's Bistro

This award-winning bistro serves innovative regional fare, like Virginia sea bass and lump crab Norfolk with wilted greens and lemon confit.
Seafood in Richmond

Croaker's Spot

Everyone in Jackson Ward knows this soul and seafood joint. The decor is proudly African American and the food…angels sing on high of the 'fish boat': fried catfish drowning in spicy sauce with hunks of cornb…
American in Richmond

Ipanema Café

This underground den is much loved by the bohemian and art-student crowd. It has a tempting selection of vegan and vegetarian fare (tempeh 'bacon' sandwich, curried vegetables, changing specials), plus moules-frites…
French in Virginia

L’Auberge Chez Francois

One of the Washington area’s best restaurants. French-Alsatian cuisine is served. Reservations required.
American in Virginia

Old Angler’s Inn

This beautifully set restaurant serves delicious contemporary American fare. There’s outdoor seating overlooking the canal, and a cozy dining room complete with fireplace. Reservations recommended.
American in Virginia

Mount Vernon Inn

A Colonial-style restaurant on the grounds of Mount Vernon serving traditional lunches and candlelit dinners, including roast turkey with cranberry sauce year-round.