Welcome to Clarity, our Culinary Hangout in the Town of Vienna, Virginia – a creative American Bistro with character(s). – Jon/Jason & the Clarity Team
We are pleased to announce our Concert Picnic Basket Series!
Clarity is now open for LUNCH on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays!!! (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.
442 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA 22180
Dinner | Tuesday – Sunday
Lunch | Wednesday- Friday
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The following events are planned on a first-come first-served basis–(reservation links coming soon!) Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire availability and make a reservation.
***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
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, chiliesread more
And the 2016 nominees for Best New Restaurant are……read more
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.read more
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.
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
5 courses ~ 65/person
Wine pairings ~ 35/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.
An evolving menu of craft cocktails featuring classics as well as our own creative interpretations of the moment, using fresh juices, syrups, and infusions.
We have put together a well rounded selection of craft and local brews in bottles, cans and on draught to suit all tastes.
HOURS & RESERVATIONS
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.
***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.
THE CLARITY TEAM
“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.
When weather permits, our patio is open for full service.
“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!