Although Loudoun County offers several amazing food options ranging from fast casual to one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experiences, one of the best dining offerings Loudoun provides is the accessibility to many farm-to-table restaurants.
True to it its respected agricultural roots, Loudoun provides the perfect backdrop to experience farm fresh eats and locally sourced produce. From the breweries using local oak barrels and backyard-grown hop bines to the wineries sourcing grapes from their own vineyards – many of Loudoun’s popular attractions take strides to use ingredients from the surrounding county lands.
A passion that is hard to come by in today’s modern society continues to be a strongly appreciated way of life to several Loudoun businesses and luckily you too can enjoy this with a visit to some of our quality restaurants listed below:
Inspired by the farm fresh ingredients the region has to offer, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm menu changes daily based on the current available bounty. Established in 1986, the restaurant was actually one of the first farm restaurants in the nation and Chef Tarver King continues to preserve that farm to table integrity with every dish served. If the organic cuisine isn’t enough, the setting in a glass conservatory or gazebo with a view of the Potomac River makes for a very memorable meal!
Roots 657 located in Leesburg is an eat-in and take-out cafe and market offering regionally curated products such as house-made soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh baked goods. Owned by Certified Master Chef, Rich Rosendale, this restaurant has some serious clout. From meats to produce, the quality and source of ingredients are at the heart of Roots’ success. An ideal stop for picking up a gourmet picnic or for dining in, Roots sells products from local artisans, as well as a selection of made-to-order sandwiches and baked goods.
Located on 265 acres of rolling hills and farmland, the menu at Goodstone is greatly inspired by its surroundings. With a “back to basics cooking” philosophy, Chef Eric Smith believes utilizing ingredients in their entirety is key to showcasing Loudoun’s agriculture. With recipes reflecting the seasonality of the fresh produce, Goodstone achieves a true farm to table fine dining experience in a beautiful conservatory dining room, allowing each guest to be surrounded by the picturesque landscape.
Located in Aldie, Brassicas focuses on highlighting the simplistic true taste of natural foods. With ingredients sourced straight from their backyard garden, you can’t get much fresher than that! Brassicas has rotating items for sale in the market including freshly baked bread and produce like peaches, sweet corn and tomatoes. The restaurant also offers a popular duck egg quiche served with your choice of bacon, vegetables or chorizo. Some other favorites include the chicken salad and a chocolate pudding that you would fight for!
With the mantra that wine and food were made for each other, the Wine Kitchen lets you experience the best of both worlds in a cozy bistro setting. If looking for snacks to pair with your custom wine flight, select from the variety of small plates, meats and cheeses. The Wine Kitchen also offers seasonally inspired three-course meals as well as á la carte entrées featuring products from local farmers, ranchers, cheese artisans and winemakers.
Others to add to your list to visit include:
- Grandale Vintner’s Table
- Stoneybrook Farm Market
- Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm
- Hunter’s Head Tavern
- Magnolias at the Mill
- Market Table Bistro