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Top 5 Winter Dining Escapes Beyond the Beltway

BY Lauren Staehle | January 6, 2017 | Feature Features

City restaurants are fab, but if you'd like to take a little drive this winter, here are some of our favorites.
2941 Restaurant still has its culinary mojo working. And if it's dining room feels like an art gallery, that's because it is.

Volt
In the heart of historic Frederick is Top Chef veteran Bryan Voltaggio’s playground for seasonal flavor and cutting-edge technique. The outside may read 19th-century brownstone, but inside evokes all the familiarity of a downtown hotspot. 1 hour from DC, 228 N. Market St., Frederick, Md., 301.696.8658

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
As one of the country’s first farm restaurants, chef Tarver King has a world of inspiration at his disposal. Creative, seasonal fare served with views of the Virginia mountainside is a foodie’s fantasy. 1 hour from DC, 42461 Lovettsville Road, Lovettsville, Va., 540.822.9017

Trummer’s On Main
Country charm meets fine dining at this Clifton destination from two experienced New York restauranteurs. The menu highlights the best of Virginia’s agriculture, complemented by an impeccable wine collection. 50 minutes from DC, 7134 Main St., Clifton, Va., 703.266.1623

2941 Restaurant
A museumworthy restaurant serving Modern American French cuisine is only a short drive outside the city. Koi ponds, lush greenery and a lake view are all part of the dining experience. 25 minutes from DC, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, Va., 703.270.1500

Comus Inn
With sweet views of Sugarloaf Mountain, Comus Inn offers refined comfort-food classics in a casually sophisticated dining room. Relax over gumbo and enjoy the sunset. 50 minutes from DC, 23900 Old Hundred Rd., Dickerson, Md., 301.349.5100

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