Clarity – A bunch of happy people doing happy things.

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

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Coming Up and Up and Coming – I’m taking on the pop up craze with a pop up of my own – inside Clarity. Stay tuned for my Mindful Vegetable Tasting Room starting in March. Email for information.
The 2018 Clarity Winter Spirit Connoisseur Dinners – All these dinners have limited seating, as I want to keep Spirit Connoisseur a “boutique speak easy” concept. Hope you enjoy the lineup – and 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.
4 SEATS LEFT. On Friday February 16th 7pm we’re staying local with a Valentines Weekend Virginia is for Lovers Whiskey Dinner featuring Isaac Bowman, Filibuster bourbon and rye, Smooth Ambler, Ironclad, Copper Fox, Reservoir rye, wheat and bourbon, and Catoctin Creek. We are blown away with how developed these spirits are – a heck of a lineup. I will be staying local with the food pairings too. $160 all inclusive (tax / gratuity included) per guest.
2 SEATS LEFT. On Saturday March 17th 7pm St Patty’s Night we all become Irish for the night with a Luck of the Irish Whiskey Blowout featuring Irishman Single Malt, Green Spot AND Yellow Spot Irish, Jameson Caskmate, Writers Tears Copper Pot, and Red Breast 15 Year. We will work some twists on Irish cuisine in there, too. If you like Irish whiskey, be there. $160 all-inclusive per guest
SOLD OUT! Saturday March 3rd 7pm comes the much talked about Powerball Dinner, an extravaganza serving only our exclusive VABC super limited allotment lottery winners (VA got as few as 12 bottles for some of these). We will drink our entire bottle of Pappy 15, along with Elijah Craig Single Barrel, Four Roses Small Batch “Barrel Strength”, Limited Engagement Mid Winter’s Night Dram, EH Taylor Small Batch, Bookers Rye Limited Edition, Parker’s Single Barrel Limited Edition, and Entrapment 25 Year. Super limited seating for this one, as we only have 1 bottle of each spirit. $250 all-inclusive per guest

Winter 2018 Cooking Classes. See what fits into your schedule and reach to me. Class construct is a four-course tasting menu, with each course paired with a tasting glass of wine. I demonstrate all the techniques and tips and you eat, drink, and learn. Classes are from 6pm-8pm and are $100 plus tax and gratuity for a total of $130.

Tuesday February 20th – Fish, Meat and Sauce Techniques. Monday February 26th – Sous Vide Techniques. Thursday March 1st – Fish, Meat and Sauce Techniques. Monday March 12th – Focus on Innovative Vegetable Cooking Techniques. Thursday March 22nd – Fish, Meat and Sauce Techniques. Tuesday March 27th – Fish, Meat Techniques

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  for larger party private dining inquiries

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Clarity in the News

Washingtonian Magazine Top 100 DC/VA/MD Restaurants February 2018 – Clarity #57

Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants November 2017 – Clarity #3

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


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 – February 20th

Dessert – February 20th

Lunch – February 20th

Wines by the Glass, Beers, and Cocktails- February 20th

Wine List – February 20th

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.