A sprawling section of Northern Virginia full of new developments next to farmland, Loudoun County offers a lot of space to explore for D.C. commuters. Towns like historic Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, and Middleburg feature a variety of restaurants and a growing scene for small distilleries, breweries, and wineries. Loudoun County is the richest county in the country by median household income ($142,299 from 2015-2019), which may explain the prevalence high-end tasting menus at places like the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm or the Conservatory at the Goodstone Inn. Large international populations add to the diversity of a restaurant scene with standout options for Thai and Burmese food.
Restaurants on this map may temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, so check with a business before showing up. Virginia allows restaurant to host indoor dining without capacity limits as long as tables are spaced 6 feet apart. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More