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Inside Clarity, the Vienna Restaurant with Plenty of Views of the Kitchen

Seating alongside the pass and a glass-enclosed private dining room inside the kitchen.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Clarity, Vienna's latest bistro, is inching closer to an opening.

The restaurant from Jason Maddens (Central) and Jonathan Krinn (Inox, 2941) has an open kitchen with seating alongside it, a large bar area, dramatic blue chairs and textured walls. It's located in a shopping center at 442 Maple Ave. in downtown Vienna.

Clarity will keep about half of the tables in the main dining area for reservations, and the rest for walk-ins (the pass in front of the kitchen will be first-come, first-serve as well). A patio will open later this year. There is room for 70 in the main dining room and 12 at the bar. There's also a 12-seat, glass-enclosed dining room called The Cellar for private dining, within the kitchen.

On the menu: garlic-roasted chicken wings, sauteed red snapper, bone-in beef tenderloin and a lentil "steak." Here's the menu. They're waiting on their liquor license; an exact opening date was not available at press time.