9 February 2017
Virginia, USA is steeped in history and is a beautiful state with many farms and ranches. It is also a must-visit for any foodie seeking to taste incredible farm-to-table cuisine. These are the best restaurants in Virginia.
Breaux Vineyards in Virginia | © LAmeetDC/Flickr
A Chef's Kitchen
Restaurant, American, $$$
Exterior of The Ashby Inn & Restaurant | © Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD/WikiCommons
Situated in the heart of Williamsburg, A Chef’s Kitchen is a culinary experience not to be missed. Opened by Chef John and Wanda Gonzales, this establishment offers guests an opportunity to watch, learn, and eat. The open kitchen is like a stage. From their tiered seating and tables, the diners watch the chef and his team prepare a multi-course meal. The culinary team creates new menus each month and might include delectable options such as their signature skillet baked cornbread. In the past there has also been Louisiana gulf shrimp with Creole sauté and cheesy grit cakes; and mocha pots de crème with cinnamon-cocoa meringue. The meals are paired with three wines and diners receive recipes so they can recreate their favorite dishes at home.
The Ashby Inn & Restaurant
Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, American
Exterior of Byrd & Baldwin Bros. | © Byrd & Baldwin Bros.
Located in a tiny village in Northern Virginia called Paris, The Ashby Inn and Restaurant is a charming venue nestled inside an 1829 building originally built as a private home. Today, it is a lovely spot, surrounded by lush landscaped grounds, where guests can retreat and have exquisite farm-to-table cuisine created by executive chef Patrick Robinson. Sourcing ingredients from the inn’s garden and local farms and purveyors, the culinary team creates new menus each day in order to showcase the freshest in-season products. They also offer wine and cider tastings. This place is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through to Saturday plus Sunday brunch and reservations are strongly recommended.
Byrd & Baldwin Bros.
Established in 2006, Byrd & Baldwin Bros. is a traditional steak and chophouse located in Norfolk. While the 1906 building in which it resides has been completely renovated, the beautiful Beaux Arts Italianate façade is original. It greets diners looking for a fine dining experience within a sophisticated space adorned with a rich color palette. The menu features All Natural Harris Ranch Beef, which is aged on-site for at least 21 days, ensuring a flavorful and tender product. Many side dishes to complement the steaks are available as well, including crabmeat mac and Brie cheese and creamed spinach. Not leaving anyone out, the restaurant also has some vegetarian options. An extensive wine list is available as well.
The Inn at Little Washington
Bistro, Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Indian
Exterior of the Market Table Bistro | Courtesy of Market Table Bistro
Located in the Virginia countryside in Washington, The Inn at Little Washington is a real culinary gem that should be on every foodie’s bucket list. Established in 1978 in a converted garage by the acclaimed Patrick O’Connell who is also the chef, the restaurant has garnered numerous awards and recognition over the years. Within luxurious, romantic interiors, discerning diners can savor a host of exquisite, refined American dishes made with local and artisan ingredients. The menus, which include a vegetarian menu, change often. They have included sweet New England bay scallops with candied yams and macadamia nuts and the cauliflower ‘steak’ with yellow Indian curry, green grapes and candied walnuts. An award-winning wine cellar with more than 2,400 selections from around the world is on-site as well.
Market Table Bistro
Bistro, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
Found in Lovettsville in the heart of the Loudon County wine country, Market Table Bistro is a lovely farm-to-table venue located inside a converted home. Opened in 2010 by Chef Jason Lage and Rebecca Dudley, the restaurant creates delicious fare inspired by the regional bounty, which is procured from local purveyors. Within a warm, inviting interior with art-adorned walls, guests can visit for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Enticing options diners may find on the menu — it changes often — includes crispy quail with fall greens, corn cakes, honey and hot sauce. There has also been vegetable pot pie filled with roasted winter vegetables and mushrooms accompanied by a salad of field greens tossed in an herb vinaigrette. Beer and wine, with an impressive selection of local varieties, are also available.
Restaurant, French, $$$
Established in 2014 by Chef David Shannon, L’Opossum is an eclectic, award-winning restaurant located in Virginia’s capital, Richmond. A recipient of an Elby — a regional restaurant award — this Oregon Hill restaurant features French-inspired cuisine within a quirky environment. It is complete with subtle lighting provided by unusual fixtures and art-adorned walls. Serving dinner Tuesday through to Saturday, this place lets guests dine upon outstanding entrées. These include a whole fried baby chicken served on mashed potato waffles with pan gravy, kale, okra and fire ball butter and jumbo lump crab cakes accompanied by wilted spinach plus béarnaise tartar sauce. Luscious desserts and an assortment of drinks complete the offerings at L’Opossum.
Bistro, Restaurant, French, $$$
Le Refuge is a charming, casual French bistro located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Founded in 1983 by Jean-Francois Chaufour and his wife, Francoise, who are natives of France, the beloved, family-run spot attracts locals and tourists with its delicious French cuisine and warm environment. Within a cozy interior, diners can savor a host of French classics, including French onion soup topped with Swiss cheese. There is also beef Wellington, which is a filet mignon wrapped in pastry dough with duck liver mousse and mushrooms served with a Madeira sauce. Another good pick is frog legs with garlic butter and tomatoes. An extensive wine list is also available. Reservations are recommended.
Bakery, Restaurant, American, German, $$$
Tucked inside a historic 1779 tavern in historic Abingdon, The Tavern is a delightful restaurant serving upscale American and German cuisine. Over the years the building— the oldest historic building in the town — has been a bank, a bakery, and even a hospital during the Civil War. It became its current incarnation in 1994. Entrees sure to delight the tastebuds of diners include the filet mignon stuffed with shrimp, bacon, ricotta and herb cream cheese served with a Marsala reduction. There is also the wienerschnitzel, which are pan-fried, breaded veal cutlets accompanied by spaetzle, beef mushroom gravy plus red cabbage. To complement the meal, a selection of wine, including local varieties, is available.
Restaurant, South American, BBQ, $$$
Established in 2006 by Brian Mullins and his wife, Teresa, Vintage Tavern features ‘seasonally southern’ cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list in its restaurant. It has a charming, rustic interior, complete with exposed beams, fireplaces in the dining spaces, and game trophies embellishing the walls in the lounge. This awaits guests seeking to sample great cuisine made with local and regional ingredients within a relaxing atmosphere. Open for dinner Tuesday through to Sunday, the kitchen creates mouthwatering seasonal fare. Past highlights include grilled Black Angus beef tenderloin with corn pudding, spinach and ramp butter and house-smoked baby back ribs served with mac and cheese, molasses BBQ sauce and house-made pickles.
Restaurant, American, Seafood, $$$
Nestled inside a historic building in downtown Staunton, Zynodoa is a wonderful establishment specializing in ‘inspired southern cuisine.’ Striving to give diners a taste of the area, the crew at this restaurant works with independent farmers throughout the state to provide the freshest, seasonal ingredients available. They also have their own farm where they produce vegetables, fruit, herbs and eggs. Within a modern, sleek interior, guests can savor items such as house-made pickled vegetables. There is also Buffalo Creek Beef steak frites with oyster mushrooms, crispy potato battonets plus horseradish aioli. Desserts include Disaronno amaretto crème brûlée with crushed almond and sugar tuile. Pair the meal with a complementary wine for a full culinary experience.
Virginia is known for its southern-style fare including oysters, peanuts, BBQ, country ham, blue crabs, trout, apples, and Brunswick stew.
The French Laundry in Yountville, California, made its debut in this year's awards as the #1 Fine Dining Restaurant in the U.S. With over 1,100 “excellent” Tripadvisor reviews, this 20-year-old French restaurant is called “bucket list” or “life changing” by diners who visit.
San Francisco, CA
With wine country to the north, ocean to the west and farm country down below, San Francisco is hands-down one of America's best foodie cities.
Not only did Chick-fil-A lead the fast food industry, it also led the group of all chain restaurants.
Virginia. The Old Dominion State is happy to be known for its cured country ham—the perfect addition to a breakfast plate full of eggs, biscuits and gravy, and grits. We're talking salty ham here; it's not for the faint of heart.
Virginia is known for the Appalachian Trail, oysters, Presidential homes, the Arlington National Cemetery, Dirty Dancing, Wild Ponies, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, and the Brunswick Stew. Virginia is also famous for Shenandoah National Park and the numerous lakes it houses within its borders.
Virginia offers culinary delights for every palate – from vine-ripened produce picked fresh from the rich fields of the Shenandoah Valley to the sustainably farmed Chesapeake Bay oysters. So dig in to the incredible flavors that Virginia has to offer and experience our world-class food scene.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index released its list of best fast-food restaurants, and Chick-fil-A took the top title for the seventh straight year. Of the fast-food places, also known as limited-service restaurants, Chick-fil-A came in first place with a score of 83 out of 100.
- New Haven, Connecticut.
- Chicago, Illinois.
- New York City, New York.
- Detroit, Michigan.
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- San Francisco, California.
- Washington, D.C.
- Portland, Oregon.
New York, New York
New York City has the most restaurants, coffee shops, and gourmet specialty-food stores per capita among all US cities.
- Joël Robuchon: 32 Michelin Stars. ...
- Alain Ducasse: 21 Michelin Stars. ...
- Gordon Ramsay: 17 Michelin Stars. ...
- Pierre Gagnaire: 14 Michelin Stars. ...
- Martin Berasategui: 12 Michelin Stars. ...
- Yannick Alléno: 10 Michelin Stars. ...
- Andreas Caminada: 9 Michelin Stars. ...
- Anne-Sophie Pic: 9 Michelin Stars.
Leonor Espinosa: 'The World's Best Female Chef 2022'
In 2005, she opened the restaurant that bears her name - originally called Leo, but known as Leo Cocina y Cava - combining traditional and contemporary Colombian cuisine.
McDonald's is the world's largest fast-food restaurant chain and one of the best-known brand names. The company has more than 39,000 locations in about 100 countries.
- McDonald's ($36.4 billion)
- Starbucks Coffee ($17.9 billion)
- Subway ($11.3 billion)
- Taco Bell ($9.4 billion)
- Burger King ($9.3 billion)
- Wendy's ($9.1 billion)
- Dunkin' Donuts ($8.2 billion)
- Chick-fil-A ($7.9 billion)
Today, McDonald's is the number one restaurant chain in America based on both sales and number of locations, and it has over 36,000 restaurants in over 100 different countries. As far as the number of locations goes, Subway is the U.S.'s largest restaurant chain with over 23,000 stores.
VIRGINIA: Peanut brittle
Peanut brittle is a sticky candy made with peanut pieces and hard sugar candy. The largest producer and seller of peanut brittle — Old Dominion Peanut Company — has been located in Norfolk, Virginia for 100 years.
- Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries)
- Melons (Cantaloupes and Watermelons)
- Other Fruits.
- Processed Fruits.
The Tidewater area of Virginia is famous for peanuts. Virginia peanuts are the largest of the four peanut types grown in the United States. Peanuts are a high protein and naturally low sodium food that makes a great snack.
Since Virginia was the site of the first permanent English settlement, the state is known as “the birthplace of a nation.” As well as the “Mother of Presidents” Eight Virginia born gentlemen succeeded to the highest office in the land, including four of the first five presidents.
(WWBT) - Virginia has been ranked in the top 10 best states in the United States by the U.S. News and & World Report. U.S. News and & World Report uses thousands of data points to measure how well states measure in certain areas, such as health care, education, economy and much more.
The beaches, lakes, mountains, rivers, cities and landscapes change with each season to form a whole year of experiences. And all of these can be enjoyed at state and national parks.
- They Didn't Start Out Growing Tobacco. ...
- William & Mary Is The Second Oldest College In The Country. ...
- Virginia Gave Birth To West Virginia & Kentucky. ...
- Around Half Of The Civil War Was Fought In Virginia. ...
- The First Thanksgiving Was In Virginia.
D.C.'s Iconic Foods And Where To Find Them. Some of the contenders for the title of D.C.'s most iconic food: Jumbo slice by Pizza Boli's, a half-smoke from Ben's Chili Bowl, and pupusas from El Tamarindo. You can tell you're in Washington, D.C., just by looking at it.
Tobacco and chemical products are among the state's main manufactures. Other nondurable goods include food, textiles, and apparel. Transportation equipment is a leader among durable goods, but furniture, electrical equipment, and wood products also are important.
(CNN) — It's another good year for Copenhagen as, for the second year in a row, a restaurant in the Danish capital has been named the best on the planet at the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards.
The highest restaurant in the world is Chacaltaya, located at Bolivia's Chacaltaya ski resort. According to Guinness, it sits at a height of 5,340 meters. General manager of the J Hotel Shanghai Tower, Jenny Zhang (left) receives the Guinness World Record certificate for highest restaurant in a building.
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- 1 Waffle Fries Chick-fil-A. Micah Peters: You know the scene in Scott Pilgrim vs. ...
- 2 Double-Double In-N-Out. ...
- 3 Fries McDonald's. ...
- 4 Chicken Popeyes. ...
- 5 Chicken Sandwich Chick-fil-A. ...
- 6 Curly Fries Arby's. ...
- 7 Blizzard Dairy Queen. ...
- 8 Frosty Wendy's.
Pizza is the topmost liked food in the world. Today you can find pizza in almost every corner of the world. This traditional Italian dish is made of flattened round dough topped with cheese, and tomatoes, and additionally garnished with basil, olives, and oregano.
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Ohio is the nation's best state for pizza — thanks to high rankings from Cleveland (No. 2), Columbus (No. 3), and Cincinnati (No. 19).
- Mountain Dew. Fans of this caffeinated, citrus-flavored soda might wonder why it's not popular outside America. ...
- Peanut butter. ...
- Girl Scout cookies. ...
- American cheese. ...
- Southern-style biscuits. ...
- Cheez-Its. ...
- Frank's Red Hot. ...
- Easy Cheese.
Moor Hall, a two-Michelin stars restaurant in the scenic northern county of Lancashire, has been named the U.K.'s best restaurant, beating out London's finest dining options for a second time.
- Number 1: Good, old-fashioned English pub grub. ...
- Number 2: English. ...
- Number 3: Chinese. ...
- Number 4: Indian. ...
- Number 5: Italian. ...
- Number 6: Pizzeria.
Fish and Chips is probably the most popular British food known across the globe. Fish (cod) and chips (deep-fried) is one of the typical English meals that is typically served wrapped in a paper with salt and malt vinegar.
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|3||The Fat Duck||Bray|
|4||Helene Darroze at The Connaught||London|
|5 Digit SIC and Description||Count of Businesses|
|56101 : Licensed restaurants||28,705|
|56102 : Unlicensed restaurants and cafes||22,970|
|56103 : Take-away food shops and mobile food stands||37,465|
|56302 : Public houses and bars||30,885|
- Erst. Manchester. ...
- BiBi. London. ...
- Sonny Stores. Bristol. ...
- Ynyshir. Eglwys Fach, Ceredigion. ...
- Hare & Hounds. Aberthin, South Glamorgan. ...
- Inver. ...
- Where The Light Gets In. ...
1. The Ledbury: Royal, classy and blissful. If you are enjoying a royal vacation in London, make it all the more elegant and classier by dining at The Ledbury. One of the most renowned fine dining restaurants in United Kingdom, this place specialises in British and French cuisine.
Typically, people tip around 10-15% in London, except for when using taxis or public transport, where a smaller tip is frequently accepted. Tour guides do not need to be tipped, but this is up to the customer to decide. Some restaurants add an automatic tip to your bill.
Fast food is the most widely recognized type of restaurant thanks to franchise chains like Taco Bell, Burger King, and KFC. Fast food restaurants attract diners because of their price, convenience, and speed.
And, according to McGrady, while the Queen eats the same breakfast pretty much every day (Earl Grey tea and a bowl of Special K cereal) and opts for simple dishes like grilled chicken or grilled fish (alongside a gin cocktail or the occasional chocolate) for the rest of the day, it's the “jam penny” sandwich that she's ...
Rice is a food staple for more than 3.5 billion people around the world, particularly in Asia, Latin America, and parts of Africa. Rice has been cultivated in Asia for thousands of years.
- Italy. #1 in Has great food. #14 in Best Countries Overall. ...
- Mexico. #2 in Has great food. #33 in Best Countries Overall. ...
- Spain. #3 in Has great food. #16 in Best Countries Overall. ...
- Greece. #4 in Has great food. ...
- Thailand. #5 in Has great food. ...
- France. #6 in Has great food. ...
- Turkey. #7 in Has great food. ...
- India. #8 in Has great food.
With more than 145 restaurants in the area, you're never far from a KFC in London. Whether you're looking for lunch on the go, a quick snack, or a feast to feed the family, Original Recipe chicken is never far away.