To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide yourself with nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of new American cuisine at Vintage 51 in Chantilly.
Vintage 51 uses fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms to create an eclectic menu featuring internationally inspired bistro-style dishes. Globe-trek across gourmet wilds with an appetizer of Asian fish 'n' chips—seared sesame-crusted ahi tuna served with wasabi wonton chips and seaweed salad ($10)——or feast on fresh, Prince Edward Island french mussels, accompanied by caramelized onions, bleu cheese, chablis, and a crusty baguette ($9). Belly rumbles give way to gastronomic shouts of glee with a comforting plateful of Vintage mac 'n' cheese featuring Virginia ham, five gooey cheeses, caramelized onions, and butter-basted bread crumbs ($14). Lamb cassoulet, a lamb-sausage stew served in a roasted acorn squash ($17), lavishes its gourd-borne juices on slathering tongues. Vintage 51 also offers a selection of sandwiches, such as Kobe-beef hot dogs ($11), barbecued pulled pork ($8), and classic Monte Cristo paninis ($10) filled with a sweet and savory combination of Virginia ham and jack cheese and nestled between powdered-sugar–covered french toast.
On warm afternoons, head to the outdoor patio to sip one of Vintage 51's extensive selection of wines or craft beers, including Abita Purple Haze and Clipper City Peg Leg stout, a hearty brew renowned in pirate circles for its drinker’s ability to mimic the strong regional accent of Barbary parrots. Like its menu, the restaurant's décor is eclectic and whimsical, housing a collection of model cars, pop artwork, and bold red accents. Early risers can try their eggs three ways with Vintage 51's breakfast offerings, including eggs benedict dressed with hollandaise and Viriginia ham ($12), steak and eggs with home fries ($15), or a make-your-own omelette ($10) for the staunchly nonconformist.
Four TripAdvisors give Vintage 51 an average of 3.5 owl eyes. Google Mappers and 28 Yelpers give the restaurant a three-star average. Reviewers have mixed opinions on Vintage 51's menu offerings but praise the beer selection and service.
The V Eatery and Brewhouse
The V Eatery and Brewhouse takes a simple approach to updating classic dishes by incorporating fresh, local ingredients into homestyle recipes. The specialty- and craft-beer menu joins forces with an on-site brewery to complement hearty sandwiches, bowls of jambalaya pasta, or seared strip steaks. Recently celebrating its grand re-opening after relocating and renaming, The V carries Vintage Restaurant Group's tradition of the former Vintage 51 into a new era.
25031 Riding Plaza
Chantilly, Virginia 20152Get Directions