15 Great New American Restaurants In Virginia


1. Founding Farmers, DC

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006
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Founding Farmers is an inspired farm to table restaurant with a fantastic brunch and dishes like Devil-ish eggs with lobster.

2. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke

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312 2nd St. SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24011
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Blue 5 has won ‘Best Downtown Roanoke Restaurant’ 3 years running. They offer burgers, steaks, pastas, award-winning ribs and a variety of southern-inspired dishes. They have the areas largest selection of craft beer with 46 on tap. They feature local, regional and national live music acts weekly. Go see why they’ve been voted the best!

3. Kybecca Wine Bar & Shop, Fredericksburg

400 William Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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While it offers contemporary American food with a bit of a global twist, any wine and beer lover will feel right at home with the beautiful architecture and people surrounding the restaurant. You will be delighted with all the craft dishes, wines, and beer Kybecca has to offer!

4. Clementine Cafe, Harrisonburg

153 S Main St, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
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Clementine Cafe has live music, community events and original dishes like bacon wrapped rainbow trout with ginger sauce.

5. commonwealthSKYBAR, Charlottesville

422 E. Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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commonwealthSKYBAR serves delicious New American cuisine and classy cocktails in a suave environment. Sit on their rooftop bar with a fruity Gaugin and enjoy the view.

6. Selba, Richmond

2416 W Cary St, Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Selba is focused on providing healthy and natural eats to you and your family. They also provide a vegetarian/vegan and gluten free menu!

7. 622 North, Blacksburg

622 N Main St, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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622 North is a new American restaurant with an ever changing menu and an exceptional wine list.

8. The Trellis Restaurant, Williamsburg

403 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, Virginia
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The Trellis Restaurant is a modern American restaurant that focuses on healthy and locally sourced ingredients.

9. Terrapin, Virginia Beach

3102 Holly Road Suite 514, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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Terrapin offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef Rodney Einhorn’s award-winning contemporary American Cuisine and creative use of seasonal farm-fresh ingredients.

10. Helen’s Restaurant, Richmond

2527 W Main St, Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Helen’s serves delicious dishes like this fried green tomato BLT in a historic building erected in 1912. Helen’s has been a long time landmark in Richmond and the owners claim it is haunted, possibly by Helen herself!

11. The Local, Charlottesville

824 Hinton Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia VA
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The Local serves high end cuisine like this Buffalo Creek Beef short rib braised in red wine with caramelized carrots. For a romantic atmosphere, their upstairs dining area is absolutely stunning!

12. Jimmy’s on the James, Lynchburg

610 Commerce St, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
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Head on into this speakeasy-style restaurant and taste pork bites with Thai sauce or roast lamb with Spanish sea salt!

13. Seasons Restaurant, Williamsburg

110 S Henry St, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Seasons Restaurant, located in Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg, serves a wide range of mouth-watering food, spirits, beer and wine at very competitive prices! Good food and good cheer are always on the menu at Seasons!

14. Main St. Eatery, Lynchburg

907 Main St., Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Some of Lynchburg’s best food for the last 16 years in a comfortable setting in historic Old Town. They have a great seafood menu as well as many European-inspired dishes and an extensive wine selection and full bar.

15. Foode, Fredericksburg

1006 C/D Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Foode has a lovely atmosphere and a new American menu that is Southern-inspired.

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