Clarity, the little restaurant that everybody calls their own…
See this month’s NoVa Mag’s article – We are building two new private rooms (16 and 24 guests respectively, combining for 40 guests) and a Sous Vide Studio behind the Chef’s Kitchen Counter – hoping to be open by mid winter.
Make your reservations for Thanksgiving. We will be open from 11am – 8pm and will add TG dishes to our carte menu. For large parties, please email
My first Clarity Cooking Class sold out in 1 day! For my Classes this fall, $130 takes care of everything – demonstration / teaching, recipes, 3 course dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Email me at if you are interested in upcoming classes, and watch Facebook and website for the schedule.
“Raid Your Cellar Dinners” in the Clarity Kitchen Cellar – bring all the wine you want for no corkage fee
We can cook dinner parties and wine dinners in your home. Email to talk about your vision.
Thank you for all of your support!! JK

Chef Owner Jon Krinn

Our Mantra: We want to be the best part of everybody’s day, including our own.

My culinary vision: Create excitement through constant – even “at the moment” – menu change, utilizing our access to the best local and worldwide products available. We passionately source ingredients around the corner, around the country, and around the world for our community to try. It is a true pleasure to cook for you.

Dinner at 5 every evening
Lunch at 1130 Tues | Wed | Thur | Fri

Dress Code: wear anything you want, but if you’re asking let’s call it sharp casual to ask about private dining and large party dining and any other questions

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A note on allergies and special requests – neither are an issue whatsoever. Please know that we truly enjoy customizing dishes “at the moment” for all requests. It is actually how we have come up some great dishes for the menu.

Dinner – October 22nd

Lunch – October 20th

Dessert – October 22nd

Wines by the Glass, Beers, and Cocktails – October 22nd

Spirits and Reserve Wines – October 22nd

Wine List – October 22nd

Happy Hour Menus Available on Site Monday Thru Friday!



Walk-in Guests:

If you want to hang out with us on a whim, come on in! If we can’t get you a table in the dining room, which is often the case in prime time, we serve the full menu at the bar and Kitchen Counter. You might have to wait for some seats to open up, but the turn time is normally not all that long.

Dinner:  reservations recommended, but walking in works too (see info above).

Mon – Thurs: 5pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 5pm – 11pm
Sun: 5pm – 9pm

Lunch:  reservations or walking in is welcome and accommodated

Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 2pm, remaining open throughout the afternoon for open seating

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Our online reservation system is Seat Me. Also, you can call or text us at 703-539-8400 with your request. We use a “voice message to text” response system which is actually more efficient than being put on hold. Please don’t hang up – listen to our entire 20 second message, then leave a voice message with your reservation request or ask us to call you back. We see all messages as texts in real time and will respond within 10 minutes. If you are calling from a cell, expect a quick text back and a continuing text dialog. Please specify if you are calling from a landline, so we can call you back. We monitor messages between the hours of 10:00am – 9:00pm Monday through Friday and 11:00am – 9:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Thank you!

A note on parking….

Parking in front of Clarity fills up fast, but we have another parking lot just steps away. Take a left from East St onto Church St and take another quick left (200 ft) at the Clarity sign into the lot. Park, walk across the bridge straight into the building lobby door and into Clarity.



“Don’t let the bubble burst” Chef Owner Jon Krinn


Main Dining Room

Our 70-seat main dining room faces the open exhibition kitchen and 12-seat bar.  Framing the kitchen is our 8-seat ‘first-come-first-served’ kitchen counter, otherwise known as “The Pass,” where you are right in the middle of all the action.

Patio Dining

Our patio is open for full service at lunch and dinner for walk in guests. Apologies, but because seating is weather dependent, we can’t take reservations.

Private Dining

“The Cellar,” my 12-seat, glass-enclosed private room is literally IN my kitchen – and fully AV/WiFi loaded.  I will create a flexible menu for your group to fit your event – business or social.  Email my team at for more information.

“Raid Your Cellar” dinners are really popular in the Cellar: gather a group of friends (8-12 recommended), send me a list of wines that you gather from your cellars, and I will create a special multi-couse tasting menu uniquely matched to your wines. Bring as much wine as you want – WITH NO CORKAGE FEE!! (My tasting menus are $140 per guest). Email me at to schedule a date.