Northern Virginia Dining encompasses extremely different cuisines. Virginia sits at the crossroads of three different regions: the East Coast, the Midwest, and the South. Throw in cosmopolitan and international influences from Washington D.C., and you’ve got the makings for some fine food. The next time you plan a holiday in a Northern Virginia bed and breakfast, pack your loosest clothes and bring your appetite.
Try a restaurant that specializes in one geographic area or type of food: The Stable in Culpeper, VA, makes Monumental Sandwiches. Or try a place with more than one tradition within the same four walls: Jack’s Cafe in Bowling Green offers fine Thai cuisine and good old fashioned southern fare. At Jack’s Cafe, diners may follow their traditional Thai meal with a dessert like banana cream pie, all the while looking out windows at historic downtown Bowling Green – a favorite stopping point for troops during both the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Try Bistro Bethem, a Fredericksburg, VA restaurant which serves “seasonal modern American cuisine with a Southern accent”. Like most bistro fare, portions are generous, prices are reasonable, and wines perfectly accent the flavors. Or travel to Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill, where pub favorites like Shepherds Pie and Fish n’ Chips satisfy.
Culpeper’s reputation as a destination for Northern Virginia Dining is well earned. Indeed, the Washington Post has written “In Vogue – A Civil War Town Becomes A Destination for Chic Dining and Farm-Fresh Products”. Sit down for a meal at one of the thriving restaurants, or pick up fixings for a picnic at the various specialty markets, such as Frenchman’s Corner.
Northern Virginia Dining experiences range from casual to formal, traditional to modern. Try as many restaurants as you can during your stay at a Northern Virginia bed and breakfast.