11.30.2012 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
To understand the restaurant landscape in a region as diverse as Northern Virginia, is to appreciate the beauty of dichotomy. Dinner in farm country possesses all the sophistication as a meal inside the Beltway and a restaurant in Arlington deliberately creates a farmhouse aesthetic.
Wherever the highway unfolds, food rules.
Restaurants on this list put forth dishes that are, of course, wonderful and in line with the tenets of modern dining: seasonal and ingredient-focused. Value and atmosphere also contributed to rank. But it still came down to the food.
Modern American | $$$$
110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria; 703-706-0450; restauranteve.com
“I know this is a big bite, let it just melt in your mouth.”
It’s hard to watch someone else eat your pork belly. But something this extraordinary must be shared. Pretend it’s LeBron: There must be a witness. Restaurant Eve’s dedication to perfection is palpable. Each plate dignified with just enough strips of black bass sashimi with a mathmatically corrrect diameter for a circle of chili emulsion. Beef tartare becomes the essence of a roast beef sandwich with wisps of mustard and triangles of dark rye bread.
Lunch time rewards with elegance, as peppery meatballs meet polenta with personality: texturized and cheesy. Another dish, be it antelope hash or famed birthday cake, comes for a modest sum during the two-for-$15 special. Eve will be the first time you see beauty in a turnip and will continue to win your reservation for that coveted night out.
Must Try: Pork belly
To see the complete list of restaurants, visit www.NorthernVirginiaMag.com!
It's our turn.
Join the 105176 members
Join The Redskins Women’s Club
Refer a friend now
WOW is better with friends. So get yours to join. And share every Burgundy and Gold moment.
- Oct. 6, 2014
- Oct. 6, 2014
- Oct. 14, 2014
- Oct. 19, 2014
- Oct. 27, 2014
- Nov. 1, 2014
Oct. 6, 2014 06:30 PM WOW Think Pink Pregame Party: Redskins Seahawks
Oct. 6, 2014 08:30 PM Redskins vs. Seahawks6
Oct. 14, 2014 06:00 PM Ladies Night Out at Redskins Park: Think Pink14
Oct. 19, 2014 01:00 PM Redskins vs. Titans19
Oct. 27, 2014 07:30 PM Monday Night Football Watch Party27