Rooftop seating offers an elevated dining experience in every sense of the word. Whether it’s the added romance, ambiance, or just a new perspective you’re looking for, these places are definitely worth checking out. Rooftop dining just so happens to combine two of our favorite things about living in Virginia: the food and the views. The following restaurants will give you a perspective of the state you’ve likely never seen.
1. Boudreaux's Restaurant
Located in Blacksburg, Boudreaux's is a cajun-style restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere. Word on the street is that their classic red beans and rice dish tastes even better outside.
2. Supper Southern Morsels
Norfolk's Supper overlooks Ghent neighborhood and offers delicious southern fare. This is how the executive chef describes the atmosphere: “Our menu feels like home. It feels like sitting around the dinner table on Sunday night and talking about everything. It’s comfort food. It just warms your soul."
3. Whitlow's on Wilson
Whitlow's on Wilson is an Arlington neighborhood restaurant. The establishment has been in operation since 1946 and has become a beloved spot in both Virginia and DC. It has been voted among Virginia's most popular hang outs, and it's safe to say the rooftop tiki bar plays a huge part in that.
And the view is one to write home about.
4. The Perch at Bolling Wilson Hotel
At the Perch in Wytheville, you can take in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains while enjoying a drink and appetizer. Fire pits, umbrellas, and personal throws ensure that you'll be as comfortable as possible up here.
5. Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill
This rooftop Bar & Grill is another Arlington favorite, serving traditional fare in a lovely and inviting atmosphere.
As the name would suggest, Richmond's Postbellum offers both postbellum and modern cooking. And even better, most of Richmond's postbellum architecture can be admired from their rooftop dining or outdoor patio.
There's just no way this view could be any more picturesque.
7. Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
Visit Commonwealth in Charlottesville for your fix of New American with Latin flair. Their impressive craft cocktails can be enjoyed at the rooftop bar, which is usually pretty crowded due to popularity.
8. The New Bridge
The New Bridge in Warrenton is an upscale restaurant and wine bar with a seasonal New American menu. This view pairs perfectly with any food or drink.