Looking for the best dining experience in Brambleton, VA? Look no further than Ah So Restaurant! This culinary gem offers an unforgettable combination of contemporary American cuisine, a warm ambiance, and exceptional service. As a food enthusiast, I’m excited to share my recent visit to this outstanding eatery in the heart of Brambleton, Virginia.
Who is Ah So?
Ah So Restaurant, located in Brambleton, is a must-try for anyone in search of a top-notch dining experience. As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed by the warm, inviting atmosphere and the genuinely friendly staff. The tasteful decor, a mix of modern and rustic elements, creates the perfect setting for a memorable meal. While this wasn’t our first time dining with them, I can say we have had a lovely experience each time we’ve entered those doors.
Our Dining Experience
The menu at Ah So features an array of innovative dishes, combining unique flavors and techniques for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. To start, we sampled the fried Brussels sprouts and the Grilled Octopus ‘Al-Pastor’, which were simply amazing. The perfectly cooked, and crispy Brussels sprouts, paired with Red Boat Caramel, made for an irresistible appetizer. The tender, smoky octopus, accompanied by grilled pineapple, achiote, and black beans, elevated the dish to new heights.
The Main Meal
For our main course, we savored the Baker Farms Smoked Pork Loin and the Angus Beef Flank Steak, two signature dishes that showcase Ah So’s culinary expertise. The mouth-watering pork loin was served alongside Anson Mills grits, resting beside a bed of bacon-braised collard greens and pork cracklins. I would make the drive back just to eat their grits and collard greens, they were that good. My wife enjoyed the tender and perfectly cooked flank steak which was served with black rice polenta, scorched onion & pepper and finished with a lovely chimichurri. Often times I fall back onto one of their red meat dishes as I am always left satisfied, however, they offer options for vegetarians as well, while also serving a variety of seafood.
To top off our fantastic meal, we always like to indulge in Ah So’s signature desserts. My wife loves the tarts that the staff create, which typically change with the seasons, while I prefer what they call the King of Rock and Roll. This unique dessert offers a play on a banana split with even more to offer than your typical hometown ice cream shop. It’s plated with marshmallow fluff, a brûléed banana, house-made peanut butter ice cream, chocolate cake crumble, chocolate sauce, AND to top it off, candied bacon. Seriously, who could say no to that? I mean, just look at how beautiful it is!
The staff at Ah So Restaurant in Brambleton, VA, consistently exceeded our expectations with their genuine warmth, attentiveness, and passion for creating a memorable dining experience. We visited for my 28th birthday, and they even had special menus printed for my birthday. What a unique and personable moment that was. Their personable approach to service made us feel like we were dining among friends.
In conclusion, if you’re searching for the best restaurant in Brambleton, Virginia, Ah So is the place to go. From the cozy atmosphere to the exceptional staff and the mouthwatering dishes, this outstanding eatery delivers an unforgettable dining experience. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore this culinary treasure during your next visit to Brambleton Town Center. And for any Michelin Guides out there, please come check this place out, you won’t be disappointed.
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