Welcome to Clarity, our Culinary Hangout in the Town of Vienna, Virginia – a creative American Bistro with character(s).    – Jon/Jason & the Clarity Team

Clarity is now open for LUNCH on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and dinner on MONDAYS!!  (reservations recommended!)

We serve lunch from 11:30am – 2pm, and remain open throughout the afternoon for open seating with a snack menu.  (Don’t go back to work–Many power outlets and free Wi-Fi available!)

On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Happy hour will run from 3pm – 6pm on the patio, and 3pm – 7pm inside at the bar.

Tuesdays Happy hour is from 5pm – 7pm inside.

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442 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA 22180

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Dinner | Monday – Sunday
Lunch  | Wednesday – Friday


Note: this email is not for reservation requests. Click here for reservation requests


Upcoming Events

Wine Dinner Series

The following events are planned on a first-come first-served basis–(reservation links coming soon!) Please contact info@clarityvienna.com to inquire availability and make a reservation.

Fork, Knife, Mic: October 3, 2016

***new date: October 3, 2016***
Jon, Jason & the Clarity team are collaborating with singer/songwriter Matt Duke to tell a unique 6-course story through food, drink and live music–He plays, we cook, you eat (and drink!) 6 Courses w/wine/cocktail pairings & Live music………….Join Us


24 Best Bars in Washington

This upscale bistro spices things up behind the wood-topped bar by reaching for ingredients more commonly found in the kitchen—such as black pepper, tamarind, chilies

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Washingtonian Top 100 2016

The debut of this Vienna restaurant was among the most feel-good stories of the year. It marked the return of local boy Jonathan Krinn, once the wunderkind chef at 2941.

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This menu is only a sample, as our menu changes daily.

Starting June 9th, Clarity will be open for Lunch Service at 11:30am.  After 2pm a Snack menu will be available as well as coffee and drinks, until we open for Dinner at 5:00.

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Dinner Menu


Artisan Salad Greens    10  crispy Pipe Dreams goat cheese | strawberry | roasted shallot-cardamom vinaigrette

Local Tomato Salad    12  rustic croutons | basil | yellow tomato gazpacho

Braised Lamb Ragout   13  hand-rolled fettucini | tomato 

Cold-Smoked Diver Scallop   13  compressed endive | yuzu gelee | rhubarb | crispy leeks

Grilled Lamb Rib   13  tamarind glaze | charred scallion | king oyster mushrooms

Seared NY Foie Gras   21  smoked pork shoulder | chanterelles | taramind broth

Fried Green Tomatoes   10  pimento cheese | red pepper jam

Braised Berkshire Pork Cheeks   13  sweet potato puree | ramps | wax beans | fiddlehead ferns

Lobster 3-ways   21  butter-poached tail | tempura claw | ravioli | potato | broccoli rabe


Spiced Semolina-crusted Softshell Crabs   26  jicama | cured bell pepper | juniper oil | cilantro puree

Pan-Seared Wreckfish   29
  potato confit | haricot verts | olive | tomato | radish | lemon aioli

Porchetta    26  pork belly | strawberry rhubarb compote | baby swiss chard | fiddleheads

Roasted Chicken Salad  18  spinach | pork belly | roasted corn | snap peas | goat cheese dressing

Colorado Lamb Loin   26  basil pesto | grilled summer squash | braised radish | rapini

Painted Hills Bavette Steak   26  potato boulangere | grilled bok choy | wild mushroom | peppercorn sauce

Chicken Fried Salsify   24  braised collard greens | smoked onion | brioche french toast | strawberry rhubarb compote

Earth & Eats Rabbit   27  roasted loin | chicken fried confit leg | ravioli | baby carrot | snap peas | chanterelles

Tasting Menu
(changes daily)

5 courses ~ 72/person

Wine pairings ~ 38/person

Seared Diver Scallop
peas | sweet potato | fennel | foie sauce
Chateau Villenueve Chenin Blanc, Loire Valley, FR 2002


Chesapeake Softshell Crab
  farro succotash | pickled ramp jus
Bergstrom “Old Stone” Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, OR 2013


Seared Foie Gras
 strawberry | house brioche
Ch. Pajzos Tokaji, Sarospatak, Hungary 2006


Colorado Lamb Tenderloin
cippolini onions | asparagus | baby carrots | roasted lamb jus
Domaine Plantevin “La Daurelle,” G/S/M, Côtes-du-Rhône, FR 2010


“Mud & Dirt”
creamy dark chocolate ganache | salted pretzel cocoa crumble | rum caramelized bananas
Colheita Port, Quinta Dona Matilde, Duoro Valley, Portugal 2004




Our progressive wine list weaves in and out of the new and old world with hidden gems sprinkled throughout. Our cellar is stocked with a diverse variety of selections, including crisp and refreshing lighter wines as well as those with the most intense and full bodied flavors.

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Click to see the Reserve List


An evolving menu of craft cocktails featuring classics as well as our own creative interpretations of the moment, using fresh juices, syrups, and infusions.

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We have put together a well rounded selection of craft and local brews in bottles, cans and on draught to suit all tastes.

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Walk-in Guests:

Because of the wonderful  support from the community, your best chance for a walk – in table is before 5:30 or after 8:30. We really appreciate your understanding and support.


We encourage you to make a reservation through our primary system online at Seat Me.

If Seat Me is not an option, call us at 703-539-8400. We use a Talk to Text response system to respond to the high volume of calls we receive. Please don’t hang up – listen carefully to our entire 20 second introductory message and Please leave  a voice message with your reservation request or any message for us. We see all messages as texts at our host stand and respond in the order received as fast as possible. If you are calling from a cell, expect a text back and a continuing text dialog. If you are calling from a landline, expect a phone call back. We monitor messages in real time and respond between the hours of noon – 9:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday (we are closed on Monday). Please understand that we are responding as fast as possible to the high volume of calls we are receiving from the community. Thank you very much!!

Dinner:  (reservations recommended!)

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

Lunch:  (reservations recommended!)

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11:30am – 2pm, remaining open throughout the afternoon for open seating with a snack menu.

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***we are currently experiencing technical difficulties with Reservation Request–please visit Seat Me to make a reservation online or call us at 703-539-8400.  Leave a message with your request and we will respond within 5 minutes.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

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.



“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi


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

When weather permits, our patio is open for full service.

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Private Dining

“The Cellar,” our 12-seat glass-enclosed Private Dining Room, is literally in the kitchen, and fully AV/WiFi loaded.  Order from our regular dinner menu or Jon and Jason will design a menu to fit your needs.  Simple to extravagant–the sky’s the limit!

Email us at events@clarityvienna.com for more info!