Bazin's on Church
111 Church St.
Vienna, VA 22180
Cuisines: Modern, American
Open Tuesday through Friday 11:3 to 2 and 5 to 10, Saturday 5 to 10 PM, and Sunday 11 to 2 and 5 to 9 PM.
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Crab springroll; ricotta ravioli with Meyer lemon and butter; braised veal cheeks; grilled Flatiron steak; Maple/miso Chilean sea bass; lollipop lamb chops; warm chocolate tart; chocolate hazelnut crunch bar.
Appetizers, $7 to $13; entrees, $16 to $26.
Chef/owner Patrick Bazin’s contemporary dining room is the it spot for date night, and his food has big-city fillips—think spring rolls with crunchy phyllo wrapped around creamy lump crab—but there’s a welcome familiarity, too. Maple-miso Chilean sea bass with wasabi mashed potatoes is a plate we could tuck into nightly. Ditto for the lollipop lamb chops, served with red-grape relish, and the warm chocolate tart.