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AAA Announces 2016 Diamond Award Winning Restaurants in Virginia

Restaurants impress knowledgeable guests with innovative menus and enticing surroundings.

The Inn at LW Dining Room_interior

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 5, 2016)- Just in time for Valentine’s Day celebrations, AAA has unveiled the top 13 restaurants in Virginia that have earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2016 Five or Four Diamond Award® list. Following rigorous evaluations from AAA’s professional inspectors, the following restaurant was awarded the Five Diamonds Award for the 28th consecutive year:

The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room (1988)                        

in Washington, VA

Five and Four Diamond restaurants are refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes. They offer guests extensive amenities and a wide range of services. Virginia restaurants receiving the prestigious AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating, and the year they were first recognized, include the following:

       Restaurants:      Restaruant Eve (2012)                       Alexandria

                                 Old Mill Room (1997)                         Charlottesville

                                 2941 Restaurant (2004)                      Falls Church

                                 L’Auberge Chez Francois

                                 & Jacques’ Brasserie (1992)              Great Falls

                                  Fossett’s (2004)                                  Keswick

                                   Harrimans (2015)                                Middleburg

                                    Lemaire (2010)                                   Richmond

                                    Salacia (2006)                                     Virginia Beach

                                    Terrapin (2008)                                   Virginia Beach

                                    Zoe’s (2015)                                        Virginia Beach

                                    L’Auberge Provencale                        White Post

                                    Fat Canary (2004)                              Williamsburg

                                    The Regency Dining Room (2002)    Williamsburg

In addition, AAA Tidewater welcomes Harrimans in Middleburg and Zoe’s in Virginia Beach to the 2016 Four Diamond list. “The Diamond Award winning restaurants provide guests with a high level of personalized service and sensory-based experience,” said Georjeane Blumling, spokesperson for AAA Tidewater Virginia. “These establishments impress the most knowledgeable patron. We are proud to have these dedicated businesses in our region.”

For more information about Diamond Ratings and the complete lists of Four and Five Diamond restaurants, visit

About AAA Inspections

For 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app, the online  TripTik® Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online Travel Guides and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.

As part of North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA Tidewater Virginia provides its more than 325,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding AAA Tidewater Virginia has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.  For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at

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