Alexandria restaurants have taken their place alongside Washington, D.C. restaurants as some of the best in the nation with the New York Times praising, "...the city has taken its place at the culinary table." With both locally-owned and operated neighborhood restaurants as well as nationally-recognized chef-owned ones, Alexandria is a flavorful melting pot in the truest sense.
After you've dined, take time to experience Alexandria's Nightlife. From live music by local performers to concerts with world-renowned artists, you are sure to find the perfect way to end your evening in Alexandria.
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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
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. Recepient of
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
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
Situated on a quiet corner in north Old Town, a la Lucia has fast become on of the neighborhoods favorite spots. Consistently recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of it the area’s top 100
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
ACKC is one of Alexandria's premier dessert destination. From sublime molten lava cake to Avalanche frozen desserts, ACKC is the perfect place to go for that after-dinner indulgence.
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,
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
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
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
Famous for award-winning burgers made from dry-aged, natural beef and grilled to order. Menu includes turkey, lamb, vegetarian, even lobster burgers plus thick milkshakes “easier to eat with a spoon
This world-famous music hall hosts the biggest names in country, folk and rock. Recent and upcoming shows range from Isaac Hayes and Southside Johnny & the Asbury Dukes to the Bacon Brothers
Celebrating 25 Years of Being Sweet! A local favorite, this cafe located in Old Town Alexandria, features full breakfast, salad bar, specialty sandwiches, hot soup and entree selections daily and
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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
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 DC area’s premier
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
THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED. We apologize for any inconvenience. Chakra Cafe serves up traditional Bengali Indian cuisine as well as infusing Indian flavors into grilled flatbread pizzas,
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
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
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. Live music on Thursdays, half-price burgers on Saturdays. Come see our website for
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,
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.
Real Wisconsin-style frozen custard, sorbets, cookies, cobblers, homemade marshmallows. Declared a "dessert destination" by the Washington Post!
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