Clarity

442 Maple Ave E, Vienna
(703) 539-8400

Recent Reviews

Brian Dotson

Great foodie food and good social distancing measures. They've taken over upstairs offices to make private dining room, which was great for safety, but not for ambiance.

Michael Hatfield

Amazing food and service, and a great awareness of the way the world is right now. Very respectful of the need to keep everyone healthy.

Ray Daly

Social distance eating at its finest! BBQ chicken and brisket was excellent. Oysters were fresh and tasty. A wonderful evening.

chad brof

Hands down best restaurant in northern Virginia. Chef John and his staff airways deliver 5 stars

Roland Rountree

Clarity is an amazing experience. My wife and I have been several times now and each visit is filled with interesting flavors and stellar dishes.

Kristina K.

It's pricey, especially if you plan to enjoy a cocktail or two but they were also offering delicious and well-priced BBQ. Overall it was a really great experience with excellent service. We'll definitely go back for a special occasion.

Alejandro Cruz

What a wonderful and interesting dining experience. The venue is nice and clean and welcoming. They had tables in the parking lot which confused me as far as figuring out where to enter from. There wasn’t a clear path for a first timer. Also there was a chef who kept yelling throughout the night which was distracting. The food though.... it was delicious! Everything was seasoned well and cooked perfectly. I mean we ordered a bunch of things and none of disappointed nor fell flat. It is on the pricier side of things but well worth it. Portions are ok if you stick with an appetizer and dessert. The squash soup was the perfect appetizer and the bread was almost energetic because of how tasty it was. I really recommend this place!

Linnette Le

I have been here 4 times now in the past year and I will continue to because of these things: excellent customer service, excellent food, and the owner loves his craft. I love that the menu always changes based on whatever the chef wants to artistically create. I went back to Clarity last week — only my second restaurant during COVID— and I loved it. We sat outside, everyone was wearing masks and social distancing. I felt very comfortable. Let’s make sure this place survives the pandemic—let’s keep eating here!

Marnie Sandoval

Amazing restaurant in the heart of Vienna. They have mastered both pick up in the COVID era but also individual tent dinning outside. The food is amazing and they always have a great selection of specialty cocktails to top it off.

Stacy M.

i LOVE this place - love the owner, love the location -- but the outside or private wine dinner (price-fix) are SO not worth it.went with a small group and sat for 28 minutes until we were greeted. We had to order additional beverages because it was taking so long to get any service. Once the service started (all tables get served at same time) it flowed nicely - but then to find a server for other things was tough. Also for 130. plus plus per person - we left STARVING. One small scallop (not even a jumbo) - small portion of veal (like two bites) and everything - just small (including the champagne pours). The food is beyond yummy and fresh - but come on. For us it was over 400 a couple (with tax and gratuity) and we grabbed a slice of pizza on the way home ;-(. stick to a regular dinner here if you aren't looking to spend a lot for a little.

Max D.

Great place to celebrate and enjoy delicious food and drinks! We ordered El perfecto and Virginia Ricky cocktails.. both of them were refreshing! We had Lunch Tautog main and Lunch Cheese burger main.. both of them were scrumptious. Service was fast and staff were cordial. All together a great experience!

PHAN D.

Clarity is a gem in Vienna. I wouldn't say hidden because it seems like everybody knows about it. I had to try 3 times to get a walk-in table. They have the entire parking lot turned into outdoor dining. All separated for social distancing, it's quite impressive what they have created. Show up with no reservation at your own risk.My plan was to try some oysters and an app and move on with my day. Went with 9 west coast oysters. The place was so inviting I had to stay for the entire chef's tasting menu. 4 courses plus an amuse bouche and extra dessert. Could not turn that down after so many months in lockdown. Make sure you try the Luna Bella oysters!A gift from the kitchen: Fried oyster with curry noodles1st: Chanterelles over big eye tuna tartare, compressed peach, mangalica jamón segovia, kalamata olives 2nd: Pan roasted wild red rockfish with tomatillo jam and tomato saffron jus, patty pan squash, shishito peppers 3rd: Spice rubbed Australian kangaroo loin, smoked tomato, potato galette, red wine sauce Free dessert: banana with vanilla ice cream, white chocolate crumble Dessert: Almond cream cheese cake with huckleberry compote, black sesame crumbles and blackberry ginger sorbet

Esther L.

Got to try the delicious chef's tasting menu last night! I recommend making reservations. This is a wonderful, high-quality restaurant and everything was great! We ate inside and felt very safe. Tables were spread apart with curtains between sections. The ambiance and decor inside is gorgeous. They have separate pop up tents outside with tables for outdoor dining also. The staff all wore masks and were so friendly and provided a warm welcome. The wine and food was great! I loved my Ahi Tuna Tartar and tried goat for the first time which came with crunchy kale leaves that were really delicious. They did a great job with the sides, sauces, and garnish as well as beautiful plating. The desserts were my favorite including the banana ice cream and white chocolate crumble. The almond cake was also fantastic. My friend ordered the 40oz ribeye which was tasty! The owner and chef came by and was extremely kind and welcomed us well. We will definitely be coming here again. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion or date. I wouldn't take my kids.

Kirk S.

An insanely awesome place - I'd definitely recommend it!Clarity is a cute high-end restaurant in Vienna. You can tell this place is insanely popular, but it also does a lot to ensure you feel safe - lots of outdoor dining options, plenty of social distancing, great wait staff, lots of masks, etc.The food here is absolutely excellent. Everything I had on the tasting menu was delicious, and the drinks were no less amazing. Everything was packed with taste and completely unexpected. I didn't want the tasting menu or drinks to end!

Some G.

Pros: Delicious food and nice atmosphereCons: Miniscule portions, inattentive service, badly overpriced (especially the cocktails)

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