Top 20 New American Restaurants In The Mid-Atlantic


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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. ABC Kitchen, NYC

35 E 18th St, New York, New York
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ABC Kitchen is a wholesome, award winning farm to table restaurant focusing on fair trade and organic ingredients to create a menu that is completely progressive.


3. The Brewer’s Art; Baltimore, MD

1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Enjoy a unique dining experience in the opulent dining rooms of The Brewer’s Art. Voted Best Local Beer and Best Upscale Bar from the readers and Best Local Bottled Beer and Best First-date Bar from the editors in the 2009 City Paper Best of issue. For the past couple years we have been mentioned by The New York Times and The Washington Post as a worthy destination when spending time in Baltimore!

4. FoodE; Fredericksburg, VA

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.

5. Blue 5 Restaurant; Roanoke, VA

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!

6. The Silly Goose; Nashville, TN

1888 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
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The Silly Goose is a New American restaurant with great sandwiches and couscous, but for dinner, try the Fox Trot. It’s duck pastrami, lamb belly with pistachio pesto, golden raisin jam, and sesame semolina sourdough.

7. Kybecca Wine Bar & Shop; Fredericksburg, VA

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!

8. 6th & Vine; Winston-Salem, NC

209 W 6th Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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6th & Vine is a delicious downtown restaurant in Winston-Salem with a fantastic brunch.

9. Clementine Cafe; Harrisonburg, VA

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.

10. commonwealthSKYBAR; Charlottesville, VA

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.


11. Table 16 Restaurant; Greensboro, NC

600 S Elm Street, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Table 16 is an exquisite fine dining option in the Triad. Delicious modern cuisine, constantly updated menus, and professionalism in every aspect of the restaurant.

12. Selba; Richmond, VA

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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!

13. 622 North; Blacksburg, VA

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.

14. The Trellis Restaurant; Williamsburg, VA

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.

15. 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.

16. Helen’s Restaurant; Richmond, VA

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!

17. The Local; Charlottesville, VA

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!

18. Marisol; High Point, NC

5834 High Point Road, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Marisol offers up some of the best seafood in the Triad as well as live music on the weekends. All plates are prepared with only the freshest ingredients and some of the tastiest seafood you can find in North Carolina.

19. Jimmy’s on the James; Lynchburg, VA

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!

20. Merchants Restaurant; Nashville, TN

401 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

Merchants is located in the historic Merchant’s Hotel. They serve delicious American food like the sweet tea pork loin or duck fat tater tots. Check out their extensive cocktail menu!

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