American in The Piedmont

Inn at Little Washington

One of the best restaurants ever – you should sell a kidney and make a reservation.
Top Choice American in Richmond


We're not exactly sure what's going on here, but it works. The name of the place is terrible. Statues of Michelangelo's David pose here and there. And dishes come with names that are almost too hip, like the Darth G…
Top Choice Modern American in Roanoke


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). T…
Top Choice Seafood in Charlottesville

Public Fish & Oyster

This bright and inviting brick box will catch your eye, but it's the skillfully seasoned seafood dishes that will keep you inside ordering plate after plate of oysters, mussels and other maritime delights. If you're…
Top Choice Burmese in Arlington


Myanmar’s decor is barebones; the service is slow; the portions are small; and the food is delicious. This is home-cooked Burmese: curries prepared with lots of garlic, turmeric and oil, chili fish, mango salads and…
American in Staunton


Folks flock here from Roanoke and Charlottesville to dine on the eclectic creations of chef Ian Boden, a two-time James Beard semi-finalist now cooking in a shack on the edge of downtown. The menu changes regularly …
American in Williamsburg

Fat Canary

From the folks behind the adjoining Cheese Shop, this stylish place is worth a splurge – there's no better place in the historic triangle. Top-notch service, excellent wines and heavenly desserts are only slightly u…
American in Alexandria

Restaurant Eve

One of Alexandria's best (and priciest) dining rooms, Eve blends great American ingredients, precise French technique and first-rate service. Splurge here on the tasting menus, which are simply on another level of g…
Seafood in Alexandria

Hank's Oyster Bar

Get your oyster on big time during happy hour (3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday) when the briny critters are only $2.50 apiece at this new outpost of the popular Dupont Circle flagship. If you're not sure which oysters t…
Diner in Front Royal & Around

Hawksbill Diner

It may be off the beaten path, but this well-loved place is everything you want in a diner: gabbing locals who all seem to know each other, welcoming and efficient service and darn good Southern food, with dishes li…