Fall in Love with Northern Virginia's Dining Gems

Fall in Love with Northern Virginia's Dining Gems

Setting the scene for romance involves more than just great food. These restaurants in Northern Virginia will seduce you with their beauty before you even glance at the menu.

The Black Sheep Restaurant

Housed in a circa-1929 barn, this “rustic industrial” gem welcomes diners with chandeliers and an expansive seating area. Dress up for the dramatic bacon tower torched tableside or keep it casual with an American Kobe burger featuring bacon jam and spicy gochujang sauce. Location: 9935 Discovery Blvd., Manassas

Café Renaissance

Step into another era at this 30-year-old establishment adorned with Degas-inspired murals and offering tableside Bananas Foster. Owner Saeed Abtahi’s attention to detail makes every bite of chateaubriand or duck à l’orange feel special. Location: 163 Glyndon St. SE, Vienna


Modern Vietnamese cuisine meets artistic inspiration at Nue, where the spirit of artist Le Pho influences the ambiance and dishes like pho pâté and Italian-inspired pappardelle. Owner Tuyet Nhi Le’s family heritage is a delightful touch. Location: 944 W. Broad St., Falls Church

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Dining in a greenhouse strung with festive lights provides a casual yet enchanting setting at this farm-to-table restaurant. Schedule your visit for a warm night to enjoy river views from the gazebo, complementing the meticulously curated eight-course tasting menu. Location: 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville


Nestled in the woods, this restaurant features a koi pond, waterfall, towering ceilings, and modern art-filled walls. Enhance your visit with the chef’s five-course tasting menu, which offers a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Location: 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church

Ada’s on the River

Named after mathematician Ada Lovelace, this restaurant captivates with portraits of its namesake and stunning views of the Potomac River. High ceilings and bold color combinations add to the visual feast, as do dishes like seared tuna with avocado mousse and blood orange soda. Location: 3 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria

Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner or a night out with friends who appreciate aesthetics, these Northern Virginia restaurants promise a visually and gastronomically delightful experience.

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