Gypsy Soul, web site, 8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VA (Angelika Mosaic Center, near Mom’s and Red Apron, dinner only until Fall 2014) 703-992-0933 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | NoVA Mag | Don Rockwell | Ylp]
Update December 2015: Closed
A mix of Southern and American and nouvelle, I enjoyed my first visit here. It’s an RJ Cooper place. The frogmore stew was my favorite, and it is hard to find that dish around here. The fish and shrimp in the stew were plentiful, fresh, and tasty. I recommend the okra as a side. The rabbit was fine but I don’t think I would order it again. The chicken cracklings had a tasty sauce. Lots of mac and cheese on the menu, a bunch of beef dishes, pork belly, more Southern dishes too. Service was friendly, the wine list seems to not yet be in order. Be warned, entrees cost around $28, a few of them much more than that. The place was packed even though it just opened. Nice décor, and you can show up totally casual and not feel out of place. So far I lean positive but the prices will keep me from going a lot.