Culinary Getaway

The Art of Extraordinary Dining

Hear that? It's the excitement buzzing around Alexandria's superb culinary scene, praised by Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and The New York Times. Only a short jaunt from Washington, DC, our culinary oasis has served US presidents and Washington elite, as well as families and couples seeking a uniquely colorful dining experience outside the lines.

The city is known for its chef-driven and independently owned eateries, serving the freshest catch at seafood restaurants while others boast creations with an international flair. Alexandria is also the hub for restaurants by pre-eminent chef Cathal Armstrong, including Restaurant Eve, where culinary craftsmanship is truly an art form. Discover locally owned restaurants and artisan-owner specialty shops, craft your own culinary itinerary or let a food tour lead the way. 

Minutes from Washington, DC but a World Away

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Presidential Hotspots First Family favorites from the Obamas to George Washington.... Learn More ›
TANTALIZING SEAFOOD Artfully serving the freshest catch.... Learn More ›
MASTERS OF MIXOLOGY Taste local craft brews and sip award-winning cocktails...
FUN AND INFORMAL Bring the whole family...
ALEXANDRIA HOTELS Next round: Room service... Learn More ›
Getting Here Easy to get here, easy to get around... Learn More ›