I love Vienna. I’m new to the area; relocated from a rural part of North Carolina just 8 months ago. (It should be noted that while I live in Oakton, I hear even that is considered an annex of Vienna.)
Being a military wife and moving a lot, it’s challenging for my family to find new places that we consider to have a home-like quality about them.
Nielsen’s is an authentic brick building with original wood floors and an air of vintage parlor shop to it. A central rock fireplace surrounded by family style dining room tables and chairs welcomes guests for hours on end. This is the place to do homework, read the paper, people watch and enjoy the best custard outside of the birthplace, Coney Island. A perfect vanilla and dreamy chocolate are always available along with two unique flavors offered daily. Options include toppings like andes mint, coconut and fresh berries. Don’t forget to ask about the Concrete style custard, it puts Coldstone to the test.
Anyone will tell you that the best part about Vienna are the people and Nielsen’s staff are simply passionate about what they do. I love the young employees diligently counting out bills for change, the ladies that meet for lunch, the grandparents with their grandkids and the neighbor dogs that patiently wait outside with their dog friends. This is just the beginning of Church Street and where I’d highly recommend you start and end any stroll that may include boutique shopping, fine dining and other hole in the wall places that are the ambiance that makes this the heart of Vienna.
Posted by Krissy Cruse, Buyer Agent, The Belt Team, Keller Williams Realty