Welcome to our safe place in a crazy world. My “top of mind” thought for the week of Nov 19th is that when you think you do enough for others, think of what someone with nothing would do to be in your shoes….. and do more. Chef Owner Jon Krinn
Thanksgiving: We are booked for reservations, but the bar is open for seating.
Christmas Eve: We are open. Large parties welcome. We are closed Christmas Day.
New Years Eve: We will serve a carte menu with choices, plus a collection of special NYE dishes with particularly interesting and unique products, using a sourcing process that we have become known for, “around the corner, around the country, and around the world”. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a table.
Private Dining: email me at email@example.com for private dining and large parties. We can look at December for company parties, but January is also a great time to reward your work colleagues with an event.
For Spirit Lovers: Our library continues to grow (biggest in NOVA). Finishing up our A. Smith Bowman in Fredricksburg, 14 year single barrel pick, and awaiting arrival of our next 2 picks, from Smooth Ambler in Maxweltown, WV.
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 late lunch and drinks
Dress Code: wear anything you want, but if you’re asking, let’s call it sharp casual
Clarity in the News
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 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)
The Restaurants Tom Sietsema Loved the Most in 2016 – Washington Post Weekend Guide December 2016
Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants 2015 – Clarity #5
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, so we can attend to all the details of your needs. We will tell you exactly what can and can’t be done in the kitchen, as we handle over 175 products throughout the day and evening.
Happy Hour Menus available on site Monday through Friday!
HOURS & RESERVATIONS
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.
THE CLARITY TEAM
“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.
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.
We have 3 Private Rooms: email Chef Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org for private dining reservations
“Raid Your Cellar” dinners are really popular in the Cellar: gather a group of friends (10-12 recommended), send Chef Jon 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!! (Tasting menus are $140 per guest). Email me at Jon@clarityvienna.com to schedule a date.