Best Restaurants 2011

 

Our hospitality climate is nothing if not incredibly dynamic.

Buzz-worthy restaurants seem to flitter across our gustatory radar like ghosts in a dream, often instilling us with an I-need-to-share-this-with-my-loved-ones-before-it-becomes-a-madhouse rush, while occasionally leaving us reeling from a how-the-hell-did-that-place-flame-out-so-quickly? hangover.

Which is why we’d like to salute those extra special properties that have outperformed their peers during each successive awards season (kudos for your consecutive appearances leading into our fifth Best Restaurants roundup).

Meanwhile, those perplexed by the absence of the many dauntless newcomers who’ve leapt into the dining fray recently, just know that they, too, will have their day—REAL soon (read: March 2011).

 

 

RESTAURANT NAME
NEIGHBORHOOD
CUISINE
2941 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042
703-270-1501
website
International
Fusion
692 Federal St.
Paris VA 20130
540-592-3900
website
International
Modern American
1201 N. Royal St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-519-3776
website
French
111 Church St., N.W.
Vienna VA 22180
703-255-7212
website
Modern American
1600 King St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-894-3440
website
Belgian
International
Modern American
4000 Campbell Ave.
Arlington VA 22206
703-931-0777
website
Modern American
International
9984 Main St.
Fairfax VA 22031
703-218-8128
website
Indian
Buffet
5878 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church VA 22041
703-820-5775
website
Thai
3165 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
703-276-3165
website
Southern
Modern American
International
1313 Old Chain Bridge Road
McLean VA 22101
703-288-4422
website
Spanish/Tapas
Greek/Mediterranean
Wine Bar
201 Harrison St. S.E.
Leesburg VA 20175
703-779-8400
website
Pizza
Italian
219 E. Davis St.
Culpeper VA 22701
540-829-8400
website
International
36205 Snake Hill Road
Middleburg VA 20117
540-687-4645
website
International
Southern
Modern American
1026 King St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-739-4265
website
Seafood
American
International
29 Main St.
Warrenton VA 20186
540-349-9339
website
Modern American
International
Wine Bar
2250-A Crystal Drive
Arlington VA 22202
703-413-8181
website
Spanish/Tapas
Fusion
2250-B Crystal Drive
Arlington VA 22202
571-431-7090
website
Italian
Pizza
332 Springvale Road
Great Falls VA 22066
703-759-3800
website
French
218 N. Lee St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-683-1007
website
French
1905 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria VA 22301
703-548-2592
website
Italian
1840-G International Drive
McLean VA 22102
703-847-5244
website
Lebanese
Middle Eastern
Wine Bar
5900 Washington Blvd.
Arlington VA 22205
703-241-8681
website
Lebanese
Middle Eastern
1101 S. Joyce St.
Arlington VA 22202
703-415-8681
website
Lebanese
Middle Eastern
11 N. King St.
Leesburg VA 20176
703-771-2233
website
Modern American
International
3100 Washington Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
703-741-7636
Beer Joints
Modern American
French
147 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna VA 22180
703-319-2177
website
International
Modern American
2300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
703-465-4440
website
Lebanese
Middle Eastern
1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean VA 22102
703-506-4300
website
Modern American
French
20789 Great Falls Plaza, #176
Sterling VA 20165
571-313-0505
website
Cajun/Creole
Korean
Fusion
11960 Democracy Drive
Reston VA 20190
703-230-3474
website
Modern American
Seafood
Sushi
42461 Lovettsville Road
Lovettsville VA 20180
540-822-9017
website
Modern American
24995 Riding Plaza
South Riding VA 20152
703-957-4900
website
Indian
2300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
703-841-7297
Steakhouse
American
110 S. Pitt St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-706-0450
website
Irish/Welsh
Modern American
International
827 Slaters Lane
Alexandria VA 22314
703-224-5051
website
Modern American
Beer Joints
Bar/Pub Grub
8191 Strawberry Lane, Suite 2
Falls Church VA 22042
703-372-5161
website
American
6715 Lowell Ave.
McLean VA 22101
703-847-1771
Japanese
Sushi
2761 Washington Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
703-778-5051
website
Modern American
Bar/Pub Grub
Wine Bar
200 Lafayette Blvd.
Fredericksburg VA 22401
540-656-2101
website
German/Austrian
116 S. Alfred St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-838-8000
website
Modern American
Seafood
3195 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
703-465-9360
website
Modern American
Pizza
Southern
911 King St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-837-9117
website
Modern American
Comfort Food
Sweets
7134 Main St.
Clifton VA 20124
703-266-1623
website
Modern American
International
Wine Bar

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