4 Great Places To Eat In Fairfax

Fairfax has bee ranked the third-best place to live well in the USA, and with many fantastic restaurants, it is not hard to see why. The city, formerly known as Providence, has one of the best selection of restaurants in northern Virginia. From NoVa (North Virginian) seafood to fresh Indian food, Fairfax has it all. A diverse group of restaurants has been feeding locals, college students, and their parents for decades. Given below are some of my favorite places to eat American food in Fairfax.


Artie’s is an American restaurant located at 3260 Old Lee Hwy Fairfax. Artie’s is a nautically-themed restaurant (think yacht club and model boats) serving legendary prime rib and lobster bisque that make this spot a must. Artie’s has superb service. This 40-year-old spot remains packed from open to close.  Some of my favorites include the short smoked salmon salad, brick chicken with grilled broccolini, smoked beef ribs, and blackened prime rib.

29 Diner

29 Diner is also an American restaurant located at 10536 Fairfax Blvd Fairfax. This iconic restaurant is on the National Register of Historic Places. But that’s not the only thing which attracts the customers. Its longevity is due to the all-day breakfast plates (steak and eggs, corned beef hash, biscuits, and gravy), assorted comfort foods (chili cheese fries, patty melts, fried chicken), and owner John Wood’s passion for smoked meats.

21 Great American Bistro

21 Great American Bistro is again an American restaurant located at 10427 North St #102 Fairfax. This family-run restaurant in the heart of the city has amassed a strong following in nearly four years of business. Three chefs with more than 80 combined years of experience man the kitchen, including a Watergate Hotel alum. Their fine dining background is evident in impeccable presentations. “Teasers” like baked brie and beef lollipops are joined by heartier fare like sous-vide duck breast, racks of lamb, and crab cakes. I suggest this restaurant if you are looking for great service combined with great food.

Coastal Flats

Coastal Flats is an American, seafood restaurant located at 11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax. It is a local favorite. This beach house-themed restaurant serves coastal classics, bringing the best of a beach vacation right to its Tyson’s Corner Center shopping quarter location. Quirky fish sculptures hang from the ceiling, bringing a fun sea vibe perfectly aligned with the seafood on the menu, including all the classics such as crab cakes, clam chowder, and lobster roll.

Properties in Fairfax

Immaculate end-unit 3 level townhome in the City of Fairfax! Gorgeous remodeled eat-in kitchen features quartz counters, soft-close cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

3901 Bradwater St

The under mount cabinet lights, recessed lights and walk-out door to the large deck bring abundant light to the space. Newly installed hardwood floors gleam throughout the main and upper level and feature custom flush mount floor vents. Master bedroom features his and her closets, additional vanity and updated master bathroom with custom tiled shower. Finished basement features a powder room which has the potential to be converted into a full bathroom, a recreation room with a wood burning fireplace, new flooring and wall paneling, brilliant recessed lights, window well with egress ladder, new HVAC system installed in 2019, and plenty of shelves, a tool-bench and storage space in the laundry room. Basement sump pump installed in 2016 and exterior drainage tiles installed on the side and back of the house in 2017. New roof installed in 2018 and storage space available in the insulated attic. Reserved parking space directly in front of the home and additional resident / visitor parking spaces available. Low HOA fee which includes club house access, an outdoor pool and playground, trash pickup, parking and more. Walk to Fair City Mall to restaurants, shopping, a movie theater, fitness center and more! Bus stop at the entrance to the neighborhood, minutes to the Vienna Metro, I-66, I-495 and more. *3-D Tour Link: http://my.matterport.com/show/?m=bukHYA7t9mG [Comstock - $475,000]

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12329 Quiet Hollow Ct

matterport.com/show/?m=BuCdBvTRKrx&brand=0 ** Come home to this move in ready end unit townhouse in a fabulous location. Facing north east, this bright and airy home has been freshly painted and new carpets installed. Large windows in the kitchen flood the area with natural light. Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances is exactly what the chef ordered. The living and dining areas, with beautiful hardwood floors, are open, expansive and a delight for the family. Full sized windows and a French door in the rear brings in more light. Walkout to the expansive deck with new deck boards and enjoy your evenings grilling. The upper level has a generous master suite with a vaulted ceiling and a nice walk-in closet and faces the rear of the home. The spacious master bath, with granite countertops, separate tub and shower, high ceiling, and a skylight is awesome. Two other nice sized bedrooms and a hall bath round off the top floor. The lower level is above ground, which makes it a daylight basement. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace in the spacious recreation room with a tiled floor. Walkout to the low maintenance patio in the rear with a new gated wooden fence. Brand new vinyl siding for the side and rear is contracted to be installed prior to settlement. The home has a newer roof, HVAC and energy efficient vinyl windows. Enjoy great community amenities like the pool, tennis and basketball courts, tot-lot and trails. Walk to Safeway and Harris Teeter for groceries. Metro bus to Vienna metro is steps away at the end of Quiet Hollow Court. Shopping, restaurants, Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax town center, Fairfax corner and Rt 66 are a few minutes away. Look no further for your next home! [Fair Ridge - $540,000]

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3787 Penderwood Dr

matterport.com/show/?m=GMoJWyvqjo6&brand=0. Drone Video at https://vimeo.com/418894855 ** A notable stunning classic colonial located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Fairfax. Built by Toll Brothers, Fair Oaks Chase is an exclusive community of estate homes with top rated public schools Oakton High, Franklin Middle and Navy Elementary. This luxury home is located on a premium wooded lot backing to trees. The setting is remarkable, with the home commanding its premier position on a quiet cul-de-sac amongst the other homes. A truly rare home with a master bedroom on the main level, this home boasts incredible details, including brilliant material selections and luxurious comforts. Inside the home, this classic home includes the finest gourmet kitchen with a Wolf Range, Miele Double Oven, Miele Dishwasher & Jennair Refrigerator. Elegant granite countertop of Kashmir Gold with full bullnose edge and upgraded cabinets offer a remarkable experience for the chef. The 2 story expanded family room with an incredible 2-level stone gas fireplace and a wall of windows to the trees behind is an amazing venue to relax with family. The expanded breakfast room, a screened in porch & deck provide a gorgeous secluded setting. The upper level, with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, includes a princess suite with its own full bathroom. The main areas have been freshly painted and new carpets installed. The walkout basement, with 9 feet ceiling, is above ground and has a wall of windows flooding it with light. A stone face gas fireplace and a wet bar round off an amazing and open lower level. Professional custom landscaping includes an irrigation system and landscape lighting. The location is undeniably fantastic, and the home is within minutes of Fairfax Town Center, Fairfax Corner, Fair Oaks Mall and Reston Town Center. There are 5 grocery stores within a few miles and the metro bus to Vienna metro is a short walk outside the community. Come home to this exceptional property of 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 5,444 square feet of ultimate luxury living. Privacy in your own urban oasis! Expected on the Market May 30, 2020. [Fair Oaks Chase - $1,110,000]

Beautiful contemporary house located in a quiet cul de sac.

4022 Walters Ct

Excellent neighborhood in the heart of Fairfax City. 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Beautiful lacquered hardwood floors. Bathrooms with marble floors. Luxury kitchen with top of the line cabinetry and granite counter tops. The nicest property in the area! [Singing Pines - $735,000]

New Fence! Wonderful brick-front townhouse in Colony Park! Gorgeous 3 level townhouse with 3beds, 3bath & 1 half baths, Hardwood Floor, Spacious open floor plan & hardwoods.

5458 New London Park Dr

Beautifully upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances! Bay window, Huge MBR w upgraded master bath and fully finished New basement with Wet Bar & Full Bath! Cozy Garden, Nice deck and patio great for entertaining! Great location in Fairfax, close to shops and VRE! Assigned Parking space #289 or any unnumbered space. [Colony Park - $459,900]

INCREDIBLE condo with remodel/expansion from top to bottom just completed.

12112 Green Leaf Ct #102

FamRm, Din Rm, and kitchen completely reconfigured to include HUGE kitchen with island, open to family room & dining room. AMAZING kitchen with large island w/custom oak butcher block top and seating for four, white shaker cabinets with soft-close drawers, leathered steel gray granite, stainless steel appliances (slide in 5-burner smooth top stove with glass touch controls and dual convection, 3-row dishwasher, french door refrigerator w/exterior ice/water in door, over-the-range microwave with sensor cook and subway-tile backsplash). Both bathrooms completely remodeled (new tub, tile, vanities w/quartz tops, Moen fixtures, clear glass shower door on order). New: wide-plank engineered vinyl plank flooring, lighting, paint, door knobs/hinges, and new patio coming next week. Master suite with two closets (one walk-in) and full bathroom. Third bedroom in back perfect for quiet office. Sought after PENDERBROOK with lots of amenities (pool, club house, fitness center, tennis, basketball, tot lots and even golf (discounts for residents). Convenient location: easy access to commuter routes, Fair Lakes, Fairfax Corner, Fair Oaks Hospital, Reston. Full-size washer/dryer (2017), Hot water heater (2015), HVAC (2010) [Heights At Penderbrook - $335,990]

This spacious and sunny recently updated 4 bed, 2.

4752 Tapestry Dr

5 bath single family home boasts a one-car garage, and a large, fenced-in backyard with a newer patio that offers easy access to the kitchen - perfect for entertaining and dining al fresco! The dining room, living room, family room, a powder room and laundry room are all found on the main level. The upper level includes three bedrooms, a full hall bathroom, and an additional spacious owner~s suite complete with a walk-in closet, updated en-suite bathroom, and sitting room with access to the backyard patio. Conveniently located close by University Park and multiple paths and additional local parks. Join one of the three local community pools - membership required. Located minutes from George Mason University, and close to public transportation - perfect for a commuter! [Kings Park West - $599,888]

Come and take a look at one of the most convenient, walkable communities, steps from the Dunn Loring metro.

2665 Prosperity Ave #1

This 2 level one bedroom plus den and 1.5 bath offers a unique floor plan that is both user friendly and smart use of space- almost 1000 sqft! Freshly painted and professionally cleaned! See 3D tour and virtual tour linked to listing! Easy to show and quick move in available. The Halstead At the Metro I is across the street from the Orange Line Dunn Loring Metro and Harris Teeter, shops and restaurants! Super close to the popular Mosaic District! Fresh new paint Light and bright first floor unit comes with Two garage spots. The Halstead at the Metro is one of the most popular buildings around with onsite management, secure building, concierge desk, pool, awesome fitness center, basketball court, party rooms, dog area and an electric car charging station. Steps from the Metro and shopping and restaurants as well as a short walk to Mosaic District, min. away from Wholefoods and Trader Joe's... . Easy access to 495, 66, 29/50. Close to Tysons, Town of Vienna eclectic shops and dining. All offers due by Noon on 5/26/20 [Halstead At the Metro - $425,900]


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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.