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Best Virginia Suburbs (DC) Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in the Virginia Suburbs.


 

The Ashby Inn & Restaurant Modern American
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Dining Room at The Ashby Inn & Restaurant, Paris, VA 692 Federal St.
Paris, VA 20130
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A grand country setting for an upscale, citified meal. More...

Bastille French
12/20
1201 N. Royal St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Enjoy a French country inn atmosphere at this eatery in Alexandria’s Old Town. More...

Bistro Vivant American
14/20
1394 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22101
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American fare with French overtones at moderate prices. More...

BRX American Bistro American
12/20
1025 Seneca Rd.
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Refined American fare in a casual neighborhood setting. More...

Cafe Oggi Italian
14/20
6671 Old Dominion Dr.
McLean, VA 22101
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This longtime Italian restaurant flourishes with its fresh and seasonal cuisine. More...

Chasin' Tails Cajun
13/20
Dining Room at Chasin 2200 N. Westmoreland St.
Arlington, VA 22213
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Spicy, exciting food --- no forks, no plates. More...

Clyde's of Reston American
13/20
11905 Market St.
Reston, VA 20190
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Perennially popular bar scene; seasonal and standard American dishes. More...

Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm American
14/20
42920 Broadlands Blvd.
Broadlands, VA 20148
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A stylish farmhouse re-creation in keeping with the Clyde's tradition. More...

Harth American
14/20
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
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American cuisine in a contemporary-rustic setting. More...

Hunter's Head Tavern American
14/20
9048 John S. Mosby Hwy.
Upperville, VA 20184

For that old-time feeling, a visit here will cheer up nostalgia buffs who like rustic Virginia. More...

L'Auberge Chez Francois French
14/20
332 Springvale Rd.
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Elegant French food in the Virginia countryside. More...

The Liberty Tavern American
13/20
3195 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
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Exactly in the right place, this historic setting lets you enjoy comfort food with flair. More...

Mon Ami Gabi French
13/20
Dining Room at Mon Ami Gabi, Reston, VA Reston Town Center
11950 Democracy Dr.
Reston, VA 20190
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An American take on a casual French bistro with very good steaks. More...

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm American
13/20
42461 Lovettsville Rd.
Lovettsville, VA 20180
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Picturesque setting showcases the natural beauty of the area, and the food focuses on locally grown, organic farm produce. More...

Trummer’s on Main Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Trummer’s on Main, Clifton, VA 7134 Main St.
Clifton, VA 20124
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Contemporary American cooking highlights this restored setting. More...

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro Contemporary
14/20
The Westin Reston Heights
11750 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20191
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The tasteful setting provides the right background for the classy food. More...

Willow Restaurant American
15/20
Dining Room at Willow Restaurant, Arlington, VA 4301 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203
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Elegant décor sets off the equally classy contemporary American cuisine. More...

 

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