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Our Story

Rooted in our history, The Ice House Café has been bringing people together and elevating the fine dining experience since the beginning

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The journey

Nestled in historic Herndon, the Ice House Cafe has been cooking up an unforgettable dining experience since 1979. Our food is imaginative, ambiance charming, wine list extensive, entertainment riveting, and the staff friendly. On Friday and Saturday nights you can indulge in our sumptuous cuisine while enjoying live music from the entire jazz spectrum. From smoky torch singers, to down and out blues, to cool contemporary charts, to the swinging sounds of New Orleans our entertainment is certain to create a truly memorable experience.

Be sure to stop in and let the Ice House Café staff cook you up some fun. Sample an ice-cold Chesapeake Blue Point oyster, try a chilled glass of Chardonnay or cool off with Ice House’s draft micro brews and bottled imports.

Give us the pleasure to serve you and we will return the favor with a memorable experience! Contact us or call us at 703-437-4500 to make a reservation at our beautiful restaurant in Herndon, VA today!


“Great Food, Great live jazz and huge selection of fresh oysters. I have eaten here over a dozen times and loved the food every time. I usually grab something off the specials. I believe last time I had a great rack of lamb. It can get a bit crowded in here, and the front bar can get really packed. So try and get there a little early if you plan on enjoying some music after dinner in the bar”
“The food and service were excellent, and we really enjoyed Mike Flaherty’s dixieland jazz quartet that performed Saturday night. We were at the table immediately in front of the band and had a great time interacting with them. We stayed until early into their 3rd set. There are plenty of tables in the back room of the restaurant for people who might want a little quieter dinner. All in all, an extremely pleasant evening”
“Come in here for happy hour occasionally and have never been disappointed. Great draft selection and the bartender Dan is very knowledgeable! Oysters are always fantastic as well as everything else on the bar menu. Love this place! A Gem of a place and would stack it up against any place in the DC Metro area”