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A week in Winchester

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jlbarnes Dec 4, 2010 07:04 PM

I'll be in Winchester, VA for five days on a business trip and am in need of recommendations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We were in Winchester back in 2008, so I'm not sure what's new since then. Previously we've frequented Thai Winchester, One Block West, Brewbaker's, and we even made it to Violino's once. Monday night we're having dinner at IJ Cannes American Grille, which I know is new. We're staying at the George Washington Hotel and are on a pretty limited per diem. We would love to support local businesses and avoid chains. We would greatly appreciate any insight you could give, particularly for lunches and casual dinners. Thank you!

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One Block West Restaurant
25 S Indian Aly, Winchester, VA 22601

Brewbaker's Restaurant
168 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

Thai Winchester Restaurant
24 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

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    Littleman RE: jlbarnes Dec 5, 2010 07:33 AM

    Go to Cork St. Tavern for good BBQ, sandwiches, soup, salads, burgers, steaks and seafood for lunch or dinner. Ls Nivoise Cafe is a neat French place for lunch or dinner. Nakes Oyster is nice for fresh seafood. One Block West is a casual fine dining restaurant with great food for lunch or dinner. Union Jack is a nice beer pub with good bar food. Village Square is a good place for lunch or dinner with a nice lounge and piano bar.

    Cork St. Tavern @ 8 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 540 - 667 - 3777.
    http://www.corkstreettavern.com/
    La Nicoise Cafe @ 12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 540 - 722 - 4557.
    http://www.lanicoisecafe.com/
    Naked Oyster @ 2444 Valley Avenue, Winchester, VA 540 - 678 - 0778.
    http://www.thenakedoysterwinchester.com/
    One Block West Restaurant @ 25 South Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 540 - 662 - 1455
    http://www.oneblockwest.com/
    Union Jack Pub and Restaurant @ 101 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 540 - 722 - 2055
    http://www.theunionjackpub.com/
    Village Square Restaurant @ 103 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 540 - 667 - 8961.
    http://www.villagesquarerestaurant.com/

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      justicat RE: Littleman Dec 6, 2010 03:55 PM

      Besides the above list (and I can't really recomment Cork St), try the Salvadorean restaurant on Papermill Lane (can't remember the name) which is next to the Hispanic grocery store there. Excellent papusas. Also you have to try the Chop Stick which is just across the tracks in the old Stonewall Grill. The food is good and the key lime pie is homemade and probably the best thing you will eat the entire week. Also, a good Jamaican joint just up the street opposite Handley library, and ZZ Kabob, a Persian place just off of Rt 7 past I-81 (next to Sonic). Bread is mediocre, but everything else is excellent.

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      wincfood RE: jlbarnes Dec 6, 2010 05:58 PM

      I recommend going to:

      Village Square Restaurant or their piano bar V2 Piano Bar & Lounge for fine dining and specialty martinis. They also have live music on Friday's.

      La Nicoise Cafe for fine dining and some nice wines.

      Chop Stick Cafe, off the beaten bath, nice sushi and asian fusion.

      The Union Jack Pub for a wide variety of beers.

      The best part is, all of these are within walking distance of the George Washinton hotel.

      Even better, you can save $25 on your meal at Village Square and La Nicoise and $10 on your meal at Chop Stick Cafe by visiting local website http://www.wincfood.com. Click the discount tab. In addition, this site has a mobile friendly version for your iphone or android so that you can find out everything you need to know about all of these restaurants.

      Cheers

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        jlbarnes RE: jlbarnes Dec 7, 2010 10:37 AM

        Thank you all so much! We went to Cork Street Tavern today for lunch. I appreciate the wide variety you all offered and the tips on the discounts! Happy eating!

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        Cork Street Tavern
        8 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601

        1. RC51Mike RE: jlbarnes Dec 7, 2010 11:30 AM

          Not haute cuisine but you have to stop at the Snow White Grill for a step back in time.

          http://www.snowwhitegrill.net/home

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          Snow White Grill
          159 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

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