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.