Feel the presence of presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama at Alexandria's distinctive collection of eateries. Dine at General Washington's favorite tavern, which has hosted all of the country's first five presidents. Nearby, treat your ears and your taste buds as you are entertained by the White House pianist that performed for every president from Nixon through Clinton. The Obamas continue to make Alexandria a dining destination at eateries in Old Town and Del Ray. Starting inaugural weekend, Alexandria Restaurant Week dishes up your chance to sample all of these plus more special menus for 10 days!
Savor the flavors of Alexandria’s distinctive collection of eateries, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites, with special offers available exclusively during this event. Check out the list of participating restaurants, browse mouth-watering menus, and book your table online to see why everyone including Bon Appétit and Food & Wine are raving about Alexandria's dining scene.
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Individual menus listed next to participating restaurants below...
Celebrating 30 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.
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,
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
Voted "Best Pizzeria" by The Washington Post in their Going Out Guide, Del Ray Pizzeria is your place for awesome pizza and watching the game. Daily happy hours and great specials make this a "don't
Dishes of India is considered by many to best Indian dining in the Washington DC area. Serving authentic Indian cuisine in a fine atmopshere with plenty of free parking. Just a little over one mile
Fireflies is a local institution known for our delicious brick oven pizzas, extensive beer list, great local live music, and cozy neighborhood atmosphere. Since 2002 we have been providing Alexandria
Captivating European cafe and wine bar serving mussels, steak frites, pate, savory and sweet crepes in style of Brittany, France . Offering international selection of beers and boutique wines with
Nationally acclaimed Texas, Cincinnati and vegetarian chili, plus burgers, sandwiches and salads. Large selection of microbrewed beers. Half price burgers all day Monday. Wednesdays, cheap wings from
You are ensured an authentic good-time pub atmosphere plus fare such as Irish potato & leek soup, corned beef & cabbage, shepherd's pie, Guinness and Harp. Irish entertainment nightly - open 11-2
Celebrating 10 years! A distinctive dining experience in an intimate atmosphere, with traditional and innovative Italian cuisine. Recipient of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence since 1997. Dinner
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
A wood-fired American kitchen & bar featuring modern interpretations of classics using the freshest ingredients. Comfortably casual, just two blocks off King Street in the heart of residential Old
Pizzeria Paradiso, now open in Alexandria!! Offering our famous Neapolitan style pizza and a beer list that includes 14 drafts, 200 bottles and 1 cask. Pizzeria Paradiso, the originator of the
RedRocks recreates the flavors of traditional Neapolitan pizza prepared in a wood-burning oven. RedRocks has been named "Best Bet" by the Washington Post and "Best Buy" by ZAGAT three years running.
Savio’s is a neighborhood favorite that offers a casual atmosphere and a friendly, professional staff. The menu features a wide variety of pastas, fresh seafood, meats, poultry, bread with Savio's
West End favorite for over 25 years, recently renovated, with variety of American classics. Live entertainment Tues and Thur. Weekly specials including lobster night Wed. Plasma televisions offering
If your favorite neighborhood bar also is one of the best restaurants in town, you've probably already found Southside 815. Regulars call us "their little Cheers," with some pretty fine southern
Classical American food - burgers, barbecue, salads and stacked sandwiches - complemented by libations from around the world, including a long list of beers, ales and ciders.
Unique to the DC area, Teaism is a casual tea house and restaurant serving wholesome, affordable Asian-inspired food. Have a healthy, family-friendly breakfast before sightseeing or unwind with
A neighborhood restaurant in North Old Town serving delicious Thai cuisine since 2006, with 75 percent of their business coming from repeat customers who are happy to return. The Washington Post
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
Italian fine dining restaurant in the north end of historic Old Town, proudly serving residents and visitors since 1994. Enjoy our popular homemade bread, pasta and desserts, fresh seafood,
Award-winning restaurateurs Meshelle and Cathal Armstrong, with partner/mixologist Todd Thrasher, have converted a historic structure into a 21st-century American tavern, where the vibe is homey and
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
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
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 over 100 bottles from around the world.
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
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
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,
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
Historic 18th-century tavern, Colonial entertainment nightly. Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
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
A cozy wine bar and boutique wine shop in the Heart of Old Town, GRAPE + BEAN is a favorite dining spot among locals. The wine bar features a rotating selection of fantastic wines from all over the
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
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,
Award-winning French cuisine and Basque specialties, seafood and seasonal specials in an intimate, Old World setting. Zagat Rated. Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for eight consecutive
A careful blend of everything about Spain, with warm decor and authentic cuisine, 45 tapas, Spanish wines and beers. Daily specials and promotions. Live Flamenco on Fridays. Saturdays come enjoy latin
Casually elegant continental menu prepared by chef Douglas Laporta, with live jazz nightly.
The Light Horse features classic American pub fare in the bar alongside modern American cuisine in the dining room, all made with fresh, local ingredients. Downstairs is a comfortable dining room
New Southern cuisine with emphasis on fresh ingredients & home-made dessert. Acclaimed by Washingtonian and Washington Post critics. Daily specials with our, "Royal Pick" and don't miss Nana's Sunday
The charming Mount Vernon Inn restaurant serves lunch daily and elegant candlelit dinners Mon - Sat. The Inn offers six intimate dining rooms, two with fireplace, all with Colonial charm, Colonial
Conveniently located on DC's waterfront, walking distance from many monuments, with famous crab cakes and Eastern Shore favorites. Private rooms and parking available.
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
"Alexandria's Renowned Neighborhood Restaurant." Washingtonian magazine's Top 100 - 15 years in a row - Fresh seafood, Creole and Cajun specialties. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sunday is dinner
Zagat Rated Best! With a blend of Italian and French cuisines, this elegant but cozy restaurant's specialities include Linguini Vongale, Sole Almondine, Scaloppini di Vitello Marsala and dessert
Legendary Character, Comfort and Quality Cuisine. Pleasing fans since 1975, Joe Theismann's offers fine dining, a pub ambiance and satellite sports. Neighborhood gathering place within walking
The warm, inviting Trademark serves contemporary American dishes at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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.
"The Best Steak and Freshest Seafood in Alexandria." Great atmosphere with caricatures of local gentry on their historic walls. Located in the heart of Old Town. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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