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Citizen Burger Bar Banks on Fancy Burgers for the Clarendon Crowd

The NoVa offshoot of the Charlottesville restaurant is slated to open in two months at 1051 N. Highland St.

Clarendon's getting a sophisticated new burger option this winter. Charlottesville-based Citizen Burger Bar is opening an outpost at 1051 N. Highland St., and according to a press release, construction is planned to finish up in December with a grand opening shortly afterwards. It makes sense that Citizen Burger Bar is expanding to Northern Virginia: the owner, Anderson McClure, is an Alexandria native.

Citizen Burger Bar's upscale burgers are made with ingredients sourced from farms in Virginia that specialize in sustainable and free-range farming. The buns are from neighborhood bakeries, and the restaurant will showcase Virginia wine along with a lengthy beer list and craft cocktails. The menu for the Clarendon location is already online, and a quick scan reveals everything from basic build-your-own options to burgers topped with foie gras and garlic aioli on truffled brioche buns.

The Clarendon restaurant will feature exposed brick, an open kitchen and plenty of TVs for game day.

Citizen Burger Bar, 1051 N Highland St., Arlington, VA 22201, website