Top 5 Restaurants in Fairfax VA

Top 5 Restaurants in Fairfax VA

restaurants in Fairfax VA


I recently was assigned to Fairfax, VA for one month on business, and I did not have a proper kitchen to work with. Needless to say, I ate out a lot! I made it a personal goal to eat at a different place each time, and I found several restaurants that were so noteworthy I would recommend them to anyone. Here are the top 5 restaurants in Fairfax VA that really reeled me in.  See here for other food delivery restaurants in Fairfax.

1. Coastal Flats:

This place was my top choice hands-down! They are always busy, and you can count on having to wait a little while—but, as I discovered, there is a good reason this place is so crowded. The food is to die for, and with an atmosphere that combines casual dining with upscale style foods, you simply can’t go wrong. I had the crab cake and filet minion, which was out of this world! The meat was cooked perfectly, and the crab cake was the best I’ve ever tasted. All in all, absolutely 10 out of 10.

2. Dogfish Head Ale house:

Second on my “most noteworthy” list is the namesake of the national beer brewery which blew me away with the amazing beer flavors and selections. The gustatory adventures didn’t stop there, however—I had a fish and chips platter for my dinner course, and it was beer battered in the homemade pale ale. What an amazing touch! Despite a sports bar type atmosphere, this place is a winner for the whole family.

3. Texas de Brazil:

This Brazilian steak house is hands down top-notch! At first I was a little thrown off by the price, but by the end of my fine-dining experience I actually felt like the price tag was more of a bargain than anything. You start off with a salad course that is nothing less than exquisite and finish with fresh cuts of different meats. There are so many flavors that go into all of the food that it’s nearly a sensory overload! Plus, after dinner you can sit and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or a cigar and just enjoy the classy atmosphere. Absolutely a gem in the world of fine dining!

4. Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine:

This authentic Indian restaurant has something for everyone. From vegetarian to meat lovers, there is a dish to suit any dietary need. The ambiance is a little more upscale, but it embodies the traditional Indian style. The flavorful food also perfectly reflects the cuisine of the northern Indian/Bengali region, and the bold spices are far beyond what I expected. This is surely the best Indian cuisine I’ve ever had!

5. Dolce Vita:

This Italian restaurant is a casual dining favorite. The Italian fare is generously portioned and made with fresh ingredients. I was so surprised at the quality of food I received, since most Italian food served now-a-days comes out tasting like dominos pizza.  But not these guys! For absolutely fresh, fast, perfect Italian food, choose Dolce Vita every time!

Hopefully, this short guide will take you on a tour of flavors next time you’re looking to go out in Fairfax, VA!


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