Clarity Chef Owner Jon Krinn – Guys, we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support. THANK YOU!!!

CLARITY BARBEQUE TAKE OUT SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK: To order & pay for our competition style Texas barbeque, please visit claritytogo.

INTRODUCING MY OYSTER AND SMOKED BARBEQUE PATIO RESTAURANT: Extended fully tented patio with chairs and stool seating, a nightly variety of half shell oysters, raw crudo style fish preps, and our competition style Texas barbeque smoked in our Meadow Creek cabinet smoker. Seven nights a week!!!


Clarity and “A Lot of Clarity” Restaurant now have inside and outside seating, and now choose either carte menu or tasting menu.  Additional seating options, now parking lot tented village or indoor dining room with curtains to separate tables. To make a reservation INSIDE either click here, call or text 703-5398400, or email To make a reservation OUTSIDE call or text 703-539-8400, or email

*Winemaker Tasting Dinners and Whiskey Master Distiller Tasting Dinners – EMAIL JON@CLARITYVIENNA.COM FOR SEATS. tasting dinners hosted by winemakers, vineyard owners, and master distillers who are getting out and traveling again. Four dinners already booked in June for 40 guests each, divided into slips of four guests. *Tuesday June 30thCenatimpo, Ischia, Naples Italian Wine Dinner ($125++) / *Monday July 20thAll Pinot Noirs Dinner including , napa / sonoma / paso ($140).
*Cigar Lounge at Clarity – Tucked away in its own little corner of the parking lot so we don’t gross anyone out. BYOC – Bring your own cigars with no charge, drink whiskey and wine, eat barbeque and oysters, or my main menu, under a tent. Cigar smokers are used to being kicked out of their houses and smoking in the driveway near the garbage cans, hence the name Cigarbage.
*Raid Your Wine Cellar Dinners– Taking a very successful concept from the past four years in my private rooms and moving it outside or into your homes. Guests raid their own stocked wine cellars for eight wines, and I create a paired tasting menu. The groups will be split into socially distanced slips for four guests, i.e. 3 slips for a group of 12.

*Dine and Zoom Business Dinner Meetings – Redefining Private Business Dining. With private dining business gatherings most likely done for 2020 (represented 25% of my business in 2019), this is the solution that I am offering to companies that want to gather their teams safely for a meeting in P1 and P2. Co-located slips of four guests eat dinner as they conduct business on a Zoom Call and present videos and presentations using my hotspots. A group of 40 would reserve 10 slips. One car per slip, and I have an alternate parking area for extra cars.





Clarity in the News

May 26th, 2002 GovCon Exec, Executive Innovators Interview, Clarity Chef Jon Krinn
May 14th, Washington Post, Chef’s Get Creative to Keep Diners Distant
May 14th, Washingtonian Magazine, Chef Jon Krinn’s Tasting Menus in the Parking Lot “A Lot of Clarity” 
April 27th, 2020, Washington Executive Magazine. Featured Executives, Fine Dining Restaurateur Jon Krinn Innovates
April 2020, Washingtonian Magazine, Fine Dining Take Out
April 2020, Northern Virginia Magazine, Jonathan Krinn Stepping up and Giving Back
Washington Exec Magazine, April 2020. Fine Dining Restaurateur Jon Krinn Innovates
Ian Altman Business Casts: Industry Innovators, Chef Jon Krinn
Washington Post, April 23 2020, Tom Sietsema: The New Order for Restaurants
Washington Post, April 2020, Tom Sietsema review of Chef Jon Krinn’s Clarity Take Out
Eater DC, April 2020, Essential Take Out during the Shutdown
Washingtonian Magazine’s Top 100 2020 Restaurants

Thank you EaterDC, for naming us one of Four to Try and “a worthy trip to suburbia”. August 2019

Northern Virginia Magazine – Best of Northern Virginia Issue. Clarity is the Editor’s Pick for Best Modern American Restaurant!! Thank you to all of our guests and to NOVA Mag!!! July 2019

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’s Top 50 Restaurants November 2017

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

Our Menus

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. We will tell you exactly what can and can’t be done in the kitchen safely, as we handle over 175 products a day.

Our Lunch & Dinner Menus Change Daily and the other menus change frequently so these menus are samples of our style of cuisine – Chef Owner Jon Krinn


Oyster, Smoked Barbeque, & Crudo

Cocktails & Wines By The Glass



Spirit List




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 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.



“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.


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.


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