Welcome to the Clarity family! Chef Owner Jon Krinn
Private Dining: email me at email@example.com for private dining and large parties.
Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Counter: Monday June 4th and Monday July 9th. $130 all inclusive for my demonstrated 4 course tasting menu paired with wines. Fish, Meat, Vegetable techniques covered. These will sell out quickly, so act fast.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for seats in any of the events below
Foodie Retreat: *Brac Island, Croatia will be home away from home September 1-8 for cooking and wine tour retreat. Get waaayyyy the heck outta dodge with us for some good times!!
Whiskey / Bourbon Update: Following an intensive process of bourbon tasting (tough job, but….), I have purchased a 14 year aged barrel of bourbon from A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg VA – one of only 2 barrels they are allowing for purchase in 2018. An original Reston product recently purchased by Buffalo Trace in KY, Bowman makes some very special bourbons. Barrel Reveal Party Wednesday June 20th at 6pm.
Vegetarian / Vegan Tasting Room Pop Up: Schedule your vegan tasting menu for Saturday June 2nd ($105 all inclusive). 6 new dishes coursed into a tasting menu.
Friday June 8th @630pm: Myself and Victor Mendez, Owner of the Vienna Vintner – cooking and wine drinking together at Clarity / $190 all inclusive. Nothing better than cooking with The Wine King of Vienna!! This is the first of many collaborations with my good friend. Only 30 seats available.
Scotch and Paired Small Plates Tasting “Drop in” Wednesday June 13th / $80 all inclusive. Bringing back this informal tasting format at the bar. But don’t be fooled, we are tasting some very serious scotches. Come anytime from 5-9pm.
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” – creation, utilizing our access to the best local and worldwide products available. It is a true pleasure to cook with all of 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 – 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 Jon’s Chef Counter. You might have to wait for some seats to open up, but the turn time is normally not toooo long.
Dinner: reservations recommended, but walking in works too (see info above).
Mon – Thurs: 5pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 5pm – 11pm
Sun: 5pm – 9pm
patio 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
Our online reservation system is Seat Me. Also, you can call or text us at 703-539-8400 with your request. We use a “google 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.
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 email@example.com for private dining 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 Jon@clarityvienna.com to schedule a date.