Hi All! Your Chef Jon Krinn here. Happy 3 year anniversary to Clarity this month and many, many thanks for all your support! Weather is breaking (my patio is ready for you) and I have lots of activities planned for the spring. See below and reach to me to book!
email firstname.lastname@example.org for private dining large parties.
Social Media: Follow me on facebook @jonathankrinn, on instagram @chefjonkrinn, on twitter @chefjonkrinn and linkedin @jonkrinn. These are great ways to keep up on my goings on, as I am always doing something different and hopefully, quite unique.
Foodie / Drinkie Retreats: My wife Antonia (her yoga studio is CowfaceYoga next to Clarity) and I are leading two Foodie / Yoga trips.
*We are heading to Charleston, South Carolina May 23rd – 27th to eat, drink and play some golf at Kiawah Island’s famed Ocean Course. If you are freed up just before Memorial Day Weekend, join us!
*Brac Island, Croatia will be our home away from home September 1-8 for cooking in a beach side villa and taking wine tours. Two chances to get the heck outta dodge with us for some good times!!
Lots of you enjoy my classes and I am very grateful. This past winter I concentrated my class philosophy on introducing you to the “Elements of Pop”. I am creating new themes for spring next series of classes and I will send the schedule in my next newsletter. Get on my list by emailing me email@example.com.
Whiskey / Bourbon Update: Following intensive tasting of multiple bourbons (tough job, but….), I am purchasing a 14 year aged personal barrel of bourbon from A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg VA – one of only 2 barrels they will allow for purchase in 2018. A former Reston product owned by Buffalo Trace in KY, Bowman makes some special bourbons. Should have it in house by May..
Eating and Drinking Events @Clarity – I am so excited about these experiences I’ve created and hope one or more fit into your schedule. Links in blue
*Friday April 20th 7pm – Craft Beer and Food Pairing Dinner $140 all inclusive. Our first craft beer dinner is going to be a great one!
*Saturday April 21st: My 3rd Installment of my Vegetarian / Vegan Tasting Menu Pop Up. 7 course tasting menu $80 + tax and gratuity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations for this “restaurant within the restaurant”.
*Wednesday April 25th: Tapas style tasting, come anytime between 5-9pm to hang out and taste Seven different Glenmorangie / Ardbeg Scotches paired with small plates. $75 all inclusive. If you thought you knew Ardbeg and Glenmorangie (I did) you have to try these
*Thursday April 26th Tapas style tasting, come anytime between 5-8pm to hang out and taste Austrian and California Roses. $65 all inclusive for this “rose ” tasting event with 8 rose’s and paired food.
*Saturday May 5th @6pm: Cinco de Mayo Tequila Dinner $168 all inclusive. Cinco de Mayo falls right on a Saturday – lucky for us!! Craft, small batch, organic, mezcals. As Prince said, “Let’s Go Crazy!”
*Friday May 18th I know it sounds ridiculous, but we only live once!! Tapas style tasting, come anytime between 5-7pm: Pappy 10 / 12 and Whistle Pig Black Prince Boss Hog Tasting paired with small plates $225 all inclusive. 4 spots left in this privately curated experience
*Friday May 18th @7pm: All Italian Wine Dinner $168 all inclusive. Oh man, are we going to go all out Italian tonight!!
*Saturday May 19th @7pm: Whiskey / Bourbons Across the USA Dinner. Small batches from VA, CO, KY, UT, NY, TX to name some.
*Friday June 8th @630pm: Myself and Victor Mendez, Owner of the Vienna Vintner and its great new location on Maple Ave are going to rock it out cooking and wine drinking together for a great dinner / $190 all inclusive
Let’s have a great spring together, and again, thank you!!!!
Chef Owner Jon Krinn
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
Clarity in the News
2018 Restaurant Association of DC RAMMY Award Nominations – Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year
Yelp’s Fine Dining Deliciousness February 2018
Washingtonian Magazine Top 100 DC/VA/MD Restaurants February 2018 – Clarity #57
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 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.
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 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
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.
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 ‘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.
“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 Jon@clarityvienna.com to schedule a date.