Happy Holidays from my Clarity team and thank you for your amazing support!! Join us for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, both carte menus with plenty of choices, no fixed price.

SUMMER 2020, the 4th edition of  mine and Antonia’s “Meet Me In.…” worldwide travel series. Meet me in Catalonia, Spain, just above Barcelona,  August 22-30, 2020 for our Food, Wine, Whiskey and Yoga Worldwide retreat – yes, they all go together in our world!! We affectionately call it “detox, retox” and it is going to be a phenomenal week!

“Pop Up” Barrel Pick Bourbon Speakeasy inside Clarity, Wednesday December 18th at from 630pm until…. Just email me and tell me around what time you are showing up. This is my newest “never been done”  concept. Transforming my private room into a speakeasy with small plate food and drinks using my exclusive barrel picks only, straight and cocktails. Loungy seating rather than an official plated tasting dinner. You want to be here. $48/person for the small plate food and first cocktail.

Prisoner Wine Dinner, Friday December 6th at 630pm Victor Mendes, Owner of the Vienna Vintner, and I are hosting a Prisoner Wine Dinner, the Zinfandel that put California red blends on the worldwide map and led to the creation of Orin Swift Wine. $135 plus tax and gratuity.

Michelin, NOVA Style Dinner. Thursday December 12th. Here’s my vision – if Michelin won’t rate NOVA then we will do it ourselves with a Michelin style tasting menu dinner. Eight consecutive editions sold out, here’s an opportunity to come to number nine. Join me for a very special night of new dishes, wines, and whiskey pairings. $130 for the 6 course tasting menu. $85 for either wine or whiskey pairings

Holiday Gift Idea – $55 for a holiday gift of one of my custom made aprons, in collaboration with my friend Christo, the wonderful bespoke tailor upstairs from Clarity. These aprons have a special cell phone pocket and get better with every wash

Some recent press:

October 11th, 2019 – Washington Post Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide

October 7th, 2019 – Excited to be #19 of The EaterDC Essential 38 Restaurants” for autumn 2019!!!!

September 12th, 2019 – Thank you EaterDC, for naming us one of Four to Try and “a worthy trip to suburbia”

August, 2019 – Northern Virginia Magazine – Best of Northern Virginia Issue. Clarity is the Editor’s Pick for Best Modern American Restaurant!! Thank you to all of our guests and to NOVA Mag!!!



Chef Owner Jon Krinn

Our Mantra: Be the best part of everybody’s day, including each others. We are friends cooking for friends.

My Culinary Vision: Create excitement through a commitment to change and “at the moment” creation – utilizing our access to the best products from around the corner, the country, and the world.

Dinner at 5 every evening
Lunch at 1130 Tues | Wed | Thur | Fri and we stay open throughout these afternoons for custom late lunches and drinks

Dress Code: wear anything you want, but if you’re asking, let’s call it sharp casual

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Clarity in the News

Thank you EaterDC, for naming us one of Four to Try and “a worthy trip to suburbia”. August 2019

Northern Virginia Magazine – Best of Northern Virginia Issue. Clarity is the Editor’s Pick for Best Modern American Restaurant!! Thank you to all of our guests and to NOVA Mag!!! July 2019

Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants 2018 – November 2018

Virginia Living Magazine “Finding Clarity” – October 2018

Winner of a RAMMY Award for Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year – June 2018

Yelp’s Fine Dining Deliciousness February 2018

Washingtonian Magazine Top 100 DC/VA/MD Restaurants February 2018

Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants November 2017

Northern Virginia Magazine 10/17 – Clarity’s Sous Vide Studio, Booze Tasting Menus, and New Private Rooms

Washington Post Date Lab, May 7th 2017  From the Table to the Kitchen Counter

Washingtonian Magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants 2017 – Clarity top in NOVA)

Washington Post Fall Dining Guide 2016

The Restaurants Tom Sietsema Loved the Most in 2016 – Washington Post Weekend Guide December 2016

Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants Fall 2016 – Clarity #3

Washington Post Fall Dining Guide 2015

Washingtonian Magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants 2015

Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants 2015 – Clarity #5

Our Menus

A Note on Allergies – Please don’t feel like “that person” – allergies and dietary restrictions are a part of life.  Please give us as much information as possible, as well as some time to adjust and create. We will tell you exactly what can and can’t be done in the kitchen safely, as we handle over 175 products a day.

Our Lunch & Dinner Menus Change Daily and the other menus change frequently so these menus are samples of our style of cuisine – Chef Owner Jon Krinn





Spirit & Reserve Menu

Wines By The Glasses & Cocktails




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 Chef Jon Krinn’s Kitchen Counter – a cooking show in real time! You might have to wait for some seats to open up, but the turn time is normally not toooo long.

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

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

patio dining during good weather

Lunch:  reservations or walking in is welcome and accommodated. Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 2pm, remaining open throughout the afternoon for open seating, snacks and light custom lunch.


Our online reservation system is Seat Me. Also, you can call or text us at 703-539-8400 with your request. We use “google voice message to text app” 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 clear voice message with your reservation request or ask us to call you back if you are on a landline. We see all messages, as texts, in real time and will text respond within 10 minutes. 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 Chef Jon’s first-come-first-served “Kitchen Counter” 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.