Proud of our #57 ranking in Washingtonian Magazine’s Top 100 DC / VA / MD restaurants and RAMMY DC Nomination for Best Upscale Restaurant. Not bad for a little place outside a Michelin city. You all make it happen for us!! Grateful and thankful.

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Upcoming Events:
Friday March 23rd Vegetarian Tasting Room Pop Up $78 plus tax and gratuity, wine pairings $42
Friday April 6th Vegetarian Tasting Room Pop Up $78 plus tax and gratuity, wine pairings $42
Thursday April 12th Verity Wine Dinner $190 all inclusive
Friday April 20th Craft Beer Tasting Dinner $140 all inclusive
Saturday April 21st Vegetarian Tasting Room Pop Up $78 plus tax and gratuity, wine pairings $42
Wednesday April 25th Scotch Tasting 5pm $70 all inclusive for tastings and small paired plates
Thursday April 26th Austrian Rose Tasting 5pm $65 all inclusive for tastings and small paired plates
Saturday May 5th Cinco de Mayo Tequila Dinner $165 all inclusive / Thursday May 10th Spanish Wine Dinner $150 all inclusive
Friday May 18th Italian Wine Dinner $165 all inclusive
Saturday May 19th Bourbons Across the USA (CO, VT, UT, NY, KY) $165 all inclusive  
Vegetarian Tasting Room Pop Up – I’m taking on the pop up craze with a pop up of my own – inside Clarity! My first Vegetarian / Vegan Tasting Room Pop Up is Friday March 23rd followed by Friday April 6 and Saturday April 21. Email to make a reservation. Only 30 total seats available for each evening. 
The 2018 Clarity Winter Spirit Connoisseur Dinners – these dinners have limited seating, as I want to keep Spirit Connoisseur a “boutique speak easy” concept. Plan for Uber / Lyft! Email me at to rsvp to a dinner below and / or get on my VIP Guest List (pre public opps for seating) for the next round of whiskey and wine dinners. Email to get on my private reach list.

Chef Owner Jon Krinn – I’m at the point in my journey where I am going to cook what I enjoy to be fulfilled – and I enjoy a lot of different things.

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 and we stay open throughout these afternoons for late lunch and drinks

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

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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 – March 21st

Dessert – March 21st

Lunch – March 21st

Wines by the Glass, Beers, & Crafted Cocktails – March 21st

Wine List – March 21st

Happy Hour Menus available on site Monday through 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 “Chef Jon’s 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.

“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.