Loudoun has some pretty special places to eat – restaurants housed in historic mills or in an atrium overlooking the Potomac River. Restaurants that have been frequented by the likes of Jackie Onassis. Farm-to-table restaurants that are literally located on working farms and vineyards. When our friends and family are in town or we meet visitors to Loudoun asking, “Where should I eat?” Visit Loudoun’s Destination Restaurants are the answer. A "Destination Restaurant" is defined by the International Culinary Tourism Association as "a restaurant that is so interesting, different, or special that people travel just to eat there." The restaurants selected as Loudoun Destination Restaurants were nominated, juried by a Loudoun tourism industry panel, and required to meet certain criteria including offering a unique experience, being a local favorite, and using or offering local products including Loudoun wine, beer, and/or spirits. Visit Loudoun recently accepted a new round of applications for the program which grew from nine to fourteen restaurants. Some of our new additions include a restaurant offering Korean and Cajun cuisine – sometimes on the same plate with delicious results, and a restaurant housed in a complex of historic barns, stables, and taverns. Check out our website to see the full list of Destination Restaurants and add them to your own “must-try” list today.