The 10 best D.C.-area casual restaurants of 2023

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In a perfect world, every neighborhood would have a place like Harvey’s, whose comforts-heavy menu is anchored in the traditions of home — and in the professional kitchens where owner Thomas Harvey apprenticed with some of Washington’s finest chefs. As a chef, Harvey isn’t seduced by trends. His food is rooted in fundamental technique, family history and a respect for the Falls Church community where the restaurant is located.

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— Tim Carman

The Hottest New Brunches to Try Around D.C.

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It's no secret that brunch is a treasured meal in D.C. If you've already exhausted the classic spots and best bottomless options, check out these new summer brunch menus around town.

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Harvey's in Falls Church is a testament to experience and family

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From the moment I eased onto a bar stool at Harvey's, I knew I had found a friend. I had a panoramic view of the kitchen. The hearth in the corner flickered flames in the back of its cast-ceramic floor, as a cook slid plates in and out of the oven's half-moon opening.

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— Tim Carman

Harvey's in Falls Church offers a special Christmas Eve dinner menu

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Harvey's in Falls Church offers a special Christmas Eve dinner menu. Executive Chef & Owner Thomas Harvey demonstrates how to prepare Fusilli Bolognese.

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Chef Thomas Harvey to Open a Place of His Own in Falls Church

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If Cheers and the general store could have a baby, it would be Harvey's, chef Thomas Harvey says, summarizing the concept for his forthcoming Falls Church restaurant and bar.

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Local chef to bring new Americana restaurant with bar and market to Falls Church

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After years of working as a chef in restaurants throughout the region, Thomas Harvey will launch his own restaurant in downtown Falls Church later this year.

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— Vernon Miles

Harvey's To Open In September In Falls Church

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Chef Thomas Harvey, previously executive chef at Tuskie's Restaurant Group of Virginia, will open his first restaurant.

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An All-Day Restaurant and Locavore Market Is Opening Soon in Falls Church

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Chef Thomas Harvey is opening an all-day American restaurant and market in Falls Church.

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— Anna Spiegel