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Alexandria Restaurants


Bite into a buzzworthy culinary scene praised by Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and The New York Times. Only a short trip from Washington, DC, our culinary oasis has served US presidents and Washington elite, as well as families and couples seeking a dining experience away from the norm. 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 and "epicurean emporium" Society Fair. Discover locally owned restaurants and artisan-owner specialty shops. Craft your own culinary itinerary or let a food tour lead the way.

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Old Town Restaurants

Old Town Restaurants

Home to some of the “100 Very Best Restaurants 2013” by Washingtonian magazine, Old Town Alexandria’s dining district dishes up flavorful eats every day of the year.... Learn more

Fine Dining

Fine Dining

Providing exquisite cuisine and flawless service for a truly exceptional meal.... Learn more

Weekend Brunch

Weekend Brunch

Relaxed and refined, savor your weekend over a leisurely meal.... Learn more

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining

Dine outdoors for views of the Potomac River and Alexandria’s lively streetscape.... Learn more

Seafood

Seafood

Taste how Alexandria celebrates its waterfront location with fresh seafood.... Learn more

Bars & Pubs

Bars & Pubs

Casual evening out or chic night on the town—immerse yourself in a vibrant bar and pub scene.... Learn more

Buzzworthy

Buzzworthy

Read all about it! The press is buzzing with praise for Alexandria’s restaurants and bars.... Learn more

Presidential Hot Spots

Presidential Hot Spots

Cuisine fit for the Commander-in-Chief and the First Family.... Learn more

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T.J. Stone's Grill House & Tap Room

  • 608 Montgomery Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Alexandria's own T.J. Stone's celebrates modern American cuisine. Enjoy casual dining in the comforts of our cozy restaurant and bar with wine, beer and spirits from around the country & world…Learn More

Murphy's Irish Pub

  • 713 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Old World Irish Pub featuring a beautiful roaring fireplace. Serving robust Irish-American meals at fair prices. Fresh Salmon, Fish and Chips and Irish Stew are among the favorites. Live Irish…Learn More

Bilbo Baggins Restaurant

  • 208 Queen Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A cozy local gathering place with delicious food, unusual wines and beers, and friendly service. 35 wines by the glass, 10 micro-brews on tap along with 50 imported beers in bottles. Recipient of…Learn More

Nick's Nightclub

  • 642 S. Pickett Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22304

Northern Virginia's only authentic country/western bar & restaurant featuring live bands, two huge dance floors, 2-Step and Line-dance lessons, karaoke bar, outdoor deck. Kitchen specializes in…Learn More

Geranio Ristorante

  • 722 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Modern Italian cooking with influences from France and America. For over 30 years, Geranio has combined excellent service with refined cuisine. With lunch entrees from $8 and dinner entrees from $15,…Learn More

Ramparts Tavern

  • 1700 Fern Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22302

Comfortably elegant local restaurant for more than 30 years. Great new menu with specials every day and night. Minutes from Old Town. Daily: lunch 11-4, dinner 5-12:30, pub until 2 a.m. Separate pub…Learn More

Zento Japanese Restaurant

  • 693 North Washington Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Zento Restaurant offers varieties selection of Japanese food that included Sushi, Sashimi, Teriyaki, Ramen and more.…Learn More

Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships

  • Zero Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Gourmet dining, dancing and an unparalleled view of our nation's majestic monuments. Day or night, rain or shine, year 'round. Nina's Dandy features a 465-square-foot marble dance floor and…Learn More

Grille at Morrison House

  • 116 S. Alfred Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Beloved for its relaxed American fine dining - great food, flawless service and an upscale atmosphere. Expect wild-game fish, the finest meats & fowl and perfect produce combined with selections from…Learn More

La Madeleine

  • 500 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Print or show this ad on your mobile phone after 5 pm save 10% on your bill at La Madeleine, where everything is worth savoring. Country French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in…Learn More

Union Street Public House

  • 121 S. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Alexandria's favorite stop for fun, food and drink. Serving the finest steaks and the freshest seafood. Conveniently located a block from Old Town Waterfront. We feature fresh oysters, 20 beers on tap…Learn More

BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier

  • 1600 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier unites traditional Belgian cuisine with contemporary creativity for distinctive Old Town Alexandria fine dining. Adjacent to the boutique Lorien Hotel & Spa, this restaurant…Learn More

Flat Iron Steak & Saloon

  • 808 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Flat Iron Steak & Saloon is a steakhouse and bar concept on King Street. We offer reasonably priced steaks along with other American-grill style options and comfort foods. On the weekends we offer…Learn More

Jackson 20

  • 480 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Adjacent to Hotel Monaco Alexandria, Jackson 20, which takes its name from President Andrew Jackson and his visage on the $20 bill, is a 125-seat Modern American tavern with a warm ambiance and clean,…Learn More

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219 Restaurant

  • 219 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

In an elegant Victorian setting, serving genuine New Orleans cuisine since 1979. The Basin Street Lounge has live jazz & blues Fri. & Sat. The Bayou Room has dancing with a DJ.…Learn More

A la Lucia

  • 315 Madison Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Situated on a quiet corner in north Old Town, a la Lucia has fast become one of the neighborhood's favorite spots. Consistently recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of the area’s top 100…Learn More

Alexandria Cupcake

  • 1022 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria Cupcake takes pride in making the best tasting cupcakes and using the the highest quality ingredients. All of the cupcakes are baked daily from…Learn More

Artfully Chocolate

  • 2003A Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Artfully Chocolate in Del Ray is closing temporarily beginning April 21, 2014, while the building of our neighbor--Purple Goose--is being renovated. Please visit our Old Town/Carlyle location at 506…Learn More

Artfully Chocolate Bistro

  • 506 John Carlyle Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

As an homage to his French heritage, proprietor Eric Nelson has taken Artfully Chocolate to the next level by becoming a French-style bistro and wine bar. The place still retains all of the features…Learn More

Asian Bistro

  • 809 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

We are a new-concept of Asian cuisine in Old Town, Alexandria. Our concept is simple yet ambitious; we provide different varieties of authentic food from Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Thailand,…Learn More

Austin Grill and Tequila Bar

  • 801 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

With over 20 years of Tex-Mex tradition under our belt, you know we do it right. At Austin Grill, you’ll find the food that generations of Texans have come to expect – with an Austin twist:…Learn More

Bastille

  • 1201 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Bastille offers elegant and contemporary French bistro cuisine in a comfortable yet, upscale setting. Highlighting the cooking of acclaimed chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux, Bastille features an…Learn More

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

  • 103 S. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Serving Vermont’s finest ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s offers over 35 euphoric chunky, funky flavors as well as great shakes, sundaes, and fresh baked waffle cones! We have delicious custom ice cream…Learn More

Bertucci's Italian Restaurant

  • 725 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

At the center of every Bertucci’s restaurant, you’ll find a brick oven. And there’s a very simple reason for that: everything is better by the brick oven. The brick oven is where the flavors of…Learn More

Birchmere

  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305

The Legendary Birchmere Music Hall is a world-famous concert venue known for a nightly line-up of classic as well as up-and-coming jazz, country, R&B, folk and bluegrass artists in an intimate,…Learn More

Bittersweet Catering~Cafe~Bakery

  • 823 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A local favorite since 1983, this cafe located in Old Town Alexandria, features full breakfast, salad bar, specialty sandwiches, hot soup and entree selections daily and homemade old-fashioned…Learn More

Bombay Curry Company

  • 2607 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305

Now open at our new location in Del Ray! Besides mainstream offerings, the menu presents interesting selections not found at area restaurants. Noteworthy are the Tandoori Chicken Wings, Shammi Kabab,…Learn More

Bread and Chocolate

  • 611 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

At Bread & Chocolate we make indulgence simple! Join us for dinner, dessert, coffee or wine until 7 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, and until 9 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. On Sundays, we invite you to join us…Learn More

Bugsy's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar

  • 111 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Great pizza in the heart of Old Town; lunch buffet. Sports bar upstairs at The Penalty Box with drink specials and lots of tv's.…Learn More

Butcher's Block

The Butcher's Block, A Market by RW is a uniquely charming and practical Old Town Alexandria market. Adjacent to Lorien Hotel & Spa and designed by Vicente Wolf, the shop evokes a European market…Learn More

Caboose Cafe & Bakery

  • 2419 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

A wide variety of cakes, pastries, sandwiches, salads, breakfast goodies, and bread, including French baguette, Challah, Farmhouse Wheat, Multi-Grain, Walnut Raisin. Open seven days a week.…Learn More

Candi's Candies

  • 107 N. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

An old-style candy shop in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. A nostalgic atmosphere with ghostly history and a wide variety of confections. Free samples!…Learn More

Caphe Banh Mi

  • 407 Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

This modern, bright eatery offers authentic Vietnamese specialties, including banh mi sandwiches, pho noodle soup, vermicelli bowls with grilled pork, lemongrass chicken, garlic beef, or sugar cane…Learn More

Caprese Restaurant, A Mediterranean Grill

  • 1900 Diagonal Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Enjoy a taste of old world Tuscany at Caprese in Alexandria Old Town. Caprese, opened in May of 2012, offers a range of delicious menu options with a Mediterranean flair. Share an appetizer or enjoy a…Learn More

Carlyle Club

  • 411 John Carlyle Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A red carpet entrance welcomes you to our 1930’s New York style supper club designed in grand art deco style. With our unique atmosphere and unforgettable ambiance we have become the DC area’s…Learn More

Casa Felipe

  • 835 N. Royal St
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A cozy little mexican Restaurant offering best tasting Mexican Food as well as Tex-Mex Cuisine in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Menu includes home made Tamales, Mole Mexicana, Tacos, Huevo Ranchero,…Learn More

Chadwicks

  • 203 The Strand
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Serving classic American cuisine & steaks, seafood, salads and burgers. Kitchen open 'til midnight Sun.-Thur., 1 a.m. Fri. & Sat., Sun. brunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Family friendly! Reservations accepted for…Learn More

Chart House Restaurant

  • One Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

With breath-taking views of the Potomac River, Chart House offers world-class dining and impeccable service. Enjoy our recent million-dollar renovation while enjoying a seamless blend of fine seafood…Learn More

Cheesetique

  • 2411 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Voted "Best Cheese Plate" by Washington City Paper! A gourmet cheese boutique specializing in hard-to-find cheeses, meats and accompaniments from around the world. Also browse through our extensive…Learn More

Clyde's at Mark Center

  • 1700 N. Beauregard Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22311

Celebrates the sporting life on the water with seasonal American food. Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays: Great wines starting at just $12 a bottle all day and night. Thursdays:…Learn More

Columbia Firehouse

  • 109 S. Saint Asaph Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Modern American brasserie & bar In Old Town Alexandria. Comfortable, unpretentious and affordable featuring oysters, charcuterie and steaks. Private dining spaces available for formal seated dinners,…Learn More

Creamery

  • 110 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Delighting locals and visitors for over 25 years with homemade ice cream, real frozen custard, no-sugar-added ice cream and dairy-free sorbet. Cookies and cobblers are baked on the premises.…Learn More

Dairy Godmother Frozen Custard & Nostalgic Treats

  • 2310 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Real Wisconsin-style frozen custard, sorbets, cookies, cobblers, homemade marshmallows. Declared a "dessert destination" by the Washington Post!…Learn More

Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant & Pub

  • 112 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A modern Irish restaurant in an ancient setting - the entire restaurant is salvaged from monasteries & castles. Join us for our hospitality, eclectic menu and fine wines &  whiskeys. Open daily 11…Learn More

Del Ray Cafe

  • 205 E. Howell Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

A sophisticated yet casual French café serving local, natural, and organic products in the heart of charming Del Ray. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, every day. Outdoor dining on screened…Learn More

Delia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza

  • 209 Swamp Fox Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

We serve delicious Greek and Italian inspired cuisine and our extensive menu features specialty pastas and entrees, fresh salads and seafood, award winning pizza, authentic panini's and sandwiches and…Learn More

Dishes of India

  • 1510-A Belle View Blvd.
  • Alexandria, VA 22307

Dishes of India is considered by many to be some of the best Indian dining in the Washington DC area. Serving authentic Indian cuisine in a fine atmosphere with plenty of free parking. Just a little…Learn More

Eamonn's - A Dublin Chipper

  • 728 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Inspired by an Irish “chipper,” this 20-seat spot is devoted to the Irish ritual of fish and chips plus fun Irish imports from Guinness to sodas, crisps, candies and biscuits. Ask about the famous PX…Learn More

Entertainment Cruises

A distinctive portfolio of sightseeing cruise experiences from Southwest Washington, D.C. with a fantastic fusion of dining, entertainment, and views. Options include brunch, lunch and dinner cruises…Learn More

Evening Star Cafe

  • 2000 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

The Evening Star Café features modern American cooking served in a casual, eclectic setting. Executive Chef Jim Jeffords’ Georgia upbringing influences the menu with dishes like Shrimp and Grits and…Learn More

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