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…
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.
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…
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.
American in Leesburg & Middleburg


Lightfoot is an award-winning restaurant featuring delicious, progressive American fare such as slow-braised pork shank, swordfish au poivre and artichoke gratin-crusted salmon.
American in Leesburg & Middleburg

Tuscarora Mill

In the Market Station complex (where the tourist office is), Tuscarora Mill serves market-fresh fare, including rack of lamb, ahi tuna steak with roasted portobello mushrooms and a delectable seafood stew.
American in Leesburg & Middleburg

Market Salamander

Well worth the trip to Middleburg, Market Salamander is a small gourmet food shop with a low-key restaurant serving delicious market fare such as roasted chicken, crab cakes, mac ‘n’ cheese and bourbon…
Modern American in Annapolis & Chesapeake Bay

Out of the Fire

One of Easton’s best, with tasty paella, oak-planked arctic char, spiced pork tenderloin and a reputable crab cake, served in an elegant dining room.