Reviewed: NextStop’s dining spots

Perform where you’re planted– you don’t have to tell that to NextStop Theatre. Located in an office park in Herndon, VA, NextStop may not boast as storied a location as other D.C. area theatres, but after 25 years of performances, they have established themselves, first as a topnotch community theatre and now as a professional company. Adjacent dining options in the nearby Reston Town Center and historic downtown Herndon make the trip all the easier. Here are some restaurant ideas to get the planning started for your next visit to NextStop.

 

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A Taste of the World

A Taste of the World combines a smattering of ethnic cooking (Filipino, Thai, Indian and Mexican) into a wide-ranging menu pleasing to all tastes. Their lumpia is considered a mastery of the form. Neighbor to NextStop, A Taste of the World situates itself for an easy dine and dash. If short on time, fill up at Taste with something well-spiced, well-priced and make it in time for curtain call.

A Taste of the World
283 Sunset Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Open Mon-Thurs. 11:30 am-2:30 pm & 5:00-9:00 pm; Friday 11:30 am- 2:30 pm & 5:00-10:00 pm; Saturday 5:00-10:00 pm
Price $20 and under
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Amphora Bakery

Amphora Bakery is confection perfection. A cozy bakery located only a short walk from NextStep, Ampbora makes the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee and a treat before or after the show. Relax in comfortable furniture while taking in the surrounding beauty of iced, glazed goodness. Cupcakes, cookies, dessert pops, macaroons, pies and, yeah, cake too. Try to behave yourself.

Amphora Bakery
294 Sunset Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Open Mon-Sat 7:00 am- 9:30 pm; Sunday 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Price $15 and under
Website

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Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern

Jimmy’s sits in downtown Herndon serving as a locals hangout. Here you will find a cheap, hard drink with plenty of atmosphere to chase it down. While fare is pub, Jimmy’s is a quality place to chew the fat and digest the NextStop production you’ve just taken in. Try the wings, voted Best Wings by Northern Virginia magazine four years running.

Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern
697 Spring Street
Herndon, VA 20171
Open Mon-Sun 11:00 am-2:00 am
Price $20 and under
Website

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Tavern 64

With high rises and gridded streets, Reston Town Center takes on the appearance of a transplanted city block. Pass the Clyde’s and J. Crew and you will need to recheck google maps to make sure you’re not in Georgetown. Reston Town Center takes on an urban feel not just in looks but in substance meeting the dining expectations of a full-fledged city. Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen in the Hyatt Regency Reston numbers as one of Town Center’s highlights. Stressing the local, Tavern 64 crafts a menu of regionally sourced American and Southern cuisine. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails at the well-lit marble bar or take a meal outdoors on the generous patio.

Tavern 64
1800 President Street
Reston, VA, 20190
Open Mon-Fri 6:30 am-11 pm; Sat-Sun 11 am-11 pm
Price $30 and under
Website

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Richard Barry. I’m doing the twenty something thing in DC enjoying live entertainment, food and writing about it when I find the time

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  1. Alice Waagen says:

    Try Chopsticks. It is a new Japanese / Chinese restaurant in the same plaza as NextStop theatre (135 Spring Street Herndon). The food is fabulous, service fast and friendly and you only need to park once then walk to the theatre

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