Trademark Drink + Eat
Trademark Drink + Eat

Trademark Drink + Eat

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trademarkdrinkandeat.com/
  • Phone: 7032538640x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am,
    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm;
    Drink + Eat:
    11:00am- 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Miller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room which seats 24 to 32 people.

    Minimum food and beverage requirements are:
    Breakfast $400.00
    Lunch $600.00
    Dinner $1250.00

    All reservations of greater than 15 people are required to choose from one of our prix fix menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Charlie Solis or Chris Baliles 8885876485

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jamieson Avenue & Courthouse Square
  • Public Transit: Trademark is located in the Carlyle section of Old Town Alexandria, just three blocks from the King Street Metro station on the yellow or blue line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary in Trademark with dinner.
A word from Trademark Drink + Eat
Trademark is the neighborhood bar for a remarkable neighborhood. With a nod to our close friends at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, we take our inspiration from the innovators whose once daring ideas set the standard.

Then knowing exactly what the standard is, Trademark enjoys nothing better than tweaking it. Someone else had the brilliant idea to combine pork with beans, macaroni with cheese and gin with vermouth. We simply came up with a way to make you think you’re tasting them for the first time.

The mixologists behind our bar program understand that some drinks are made to forget a hard day, others to foster inspiration, and still others to toast old friends and instant acquaintances. We also noticed that good things happen when the atmosphere is properly stimulating. You’ll find the mood at Trademark as comfortable as it is inventive.
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Trademark Drink + Eat reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (5)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Brunch - meh
    Love2DineVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    We were excited to try a new brunch location and loved that we could go as early as 9:30. Shame on me for not doing better research. Trademark is connected to a hotel and serves a buffet. We wanted to order from the menu which took over 30 minutes (for eggs over medium and an omlet). My husband's eggs were not medium (very runny whites). I asked if he wanted to return them, and he said, "No, we are simply not coming back here" - ouch.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great mother's day brunch
    kath
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Spacious, well laid out, an awesome spread with variety and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    My mom and I enjoyed the 2013 Mother's Day brunch. It had a nice variety of savory and sweet breakfast items, omelette bar, prime rib, and turkey. It was not particularly innovative cuisine. The servers were professional and pleasant. Our experience was adequate for the day, but we celebrated at other brunch spots in previous years and enjoyed it more in those other years. Sorry, Trademark. I would still recommend it, but I would recommend other options more.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the Mothers Day Brunch
    HungryMom
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We had a nice table close to a window and near the brunch room. Food presentation made you want to try everything! The carved ham was well seasoned and tasty! The roast beef was tender. I also enjoyed the risotto and quiche along with the omelet station. The visibility of the chefs/kitchen staff ensured the area was kept clean, replenished when necessary and responded immediately to on-the-spot customer suggestions/requests. Although it was a self-serve brunch, the wait staff was almost non-existent for service to include clearing the table and serving beverages. I wanted to try a special brunch cocktail but my server could not get past the coffee and juice. Providing each mother with a special cupcake was a nice touch instead of flowers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Hotel Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    My fiance and I had been wanting to try this restaurant for some time as we drove past it almost daily and it is right around the corner from our home. We finally went and weren't disappointed. It's located in the lobby of the local Westin, so it obviously is made with business travelers in mind. The food was more expensive than some place you would go regularly, but the food was quite good. $26 for a moderate sized salmon filet with mashed potatoes and asparagus is more than I would want to pay regularly. The menu is sparse, but what they did, from what I could tell, was quite good. The bar is expansive with many wine and beer selections. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for a work lunch
    Mish
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    A great place for a work lunch -- excellent choices on the menu and everyone was pleased with what they ordered. In partic, the clean, fresh coleslaw was a hit! A little noisy in the main area, but our table was slightly out of the way so we had no problems chatting. Overall, a surprisingly pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The food was very good, but the service was glacially slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    We were a little wary at first since this is located in a hotel. But now we have been several times and every time the food is great and service is superb. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had lunch here. It was
    jayceeVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    We had lunch here. It was adequate-nothing too special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Bar Space
    LeCreusette
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    There isn't much in the area north of Old Town, but this is a great addition. We tried the bacon candy, the TradeMAC and Cheese (Chesapeake), the burger, and the Chesapeake pot pie---all were amazing. I had two cocktails, which were inventive and definitely a step above the normal craft-tails you find around other places these days. There are a lot of TVs on the wall, and the appetizer list is long and delicious looking--I will definitely be back here to snack on those and watch a game.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neat decor but nothing else
    AbbyGail
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Neat decor but nothing else is special. Parking is difficult.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hadn't eaten here since the
    Nuts4CoffeeVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Hadn't eaten here since the remake and it was a wonderful surprise. Some co-workers and I went and the service was outstanding from the start. Food was not only creative but the taste was incredible. I had the Tomatoe Bisque and Porcini Ravioli small dishes and they were both wonderful! One of our party ordered the seafood pot pie and OMG it was incredible! So if you haven't been back since they updated it is definitely worth the stop.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside of Old Town Alexandria
    WinealotVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Nestled in the Westin Alexandria (VA), it has a very large bar area and an intimate dining area. You feel like you are dining in a library, with books on shelves that you may thumb through between courses, although the lighting is very subdued. Because of the bar, the have an impressive appetizer menu. The soft warm pretzel bites, which come with honey-mustard and chipolte dipping sauces, were tasty. The grilled salmon and Chesapeake Pot Pie were good entree choices. If you order the pot pie, don't try to gulp it down. It is served, very, very hot. The dessert menu didn't do anything for us. The service was very attentive. Complimentary valet parking, with restaurant validation, is available. Starwood Preferred Guest members earn points.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Actually the apps were the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Actually the apps were the start of the show. We ended up having the bacon candy, flatbread and pretzel bites. The drinks of course were spot on. Sadly the main courses were just okay. Friends had the seafood pot pie, beer can chicken, crab cake and I can't remember what I had. Clearly they were not memorable. Still a huge improvement over what was there before. Definitely check it out for a happy hour.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Don't bother coming here. I am guessing that only people trapped at the hotel eat here. It took almost 20 minutes in a fairly empty restaurant for anyone to come over to the table. The rolls are stale, the food uninspired and the bartender must be from a saloon in the Wild Wild West (beer or a shot of whiskey will come out okay, but good luck ordering anything else). This is certainly not the type or artisanal cocktail bar they make it out to be on their website. $65 (including tax and tip) for one poorly made cocktail, one glass of bad wine and one entree (not steak,lobster or anything with truffles) is three times what the food here should cost and even then I would not come back. The food and service at Sizzler is better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We sampled the apps and they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We sampled the apps and they were very good. It was a nice place to unwind and relax after sightseeing. We were not rushed. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood find! Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Great neighborhood find! Lovely restaurant in the PTO area. Most people wouldn't know that it is there. Beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, unique menu! Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Great, unique menu! Service was good and attentive, we were there on a slow Monday night. Would definitely return-
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Just Good.
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    The restaurant is very clean and nice looking. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The food was so-so. I feel like I need to come here again and order some other menu items to get a better sense of this place. I ordered the spinach and artichoke dip and cobb salad which were both pretty plain and my husband had the Cuban mac and cheese which was good, but also kind of boring. On the plus side, they have some great local beers and the prices were appropriate.
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  • We went to Trademark for Valentine'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went to Trademark for Valentine's Day. Like many restaurants, they had a prix fixe menu for the day, but it was about half the price of most nice DC-area restaurants' and, especially important for me, included creative vegetarian options. It's only a short drive from DC but surprised me by being in such a nice neighborhood. There was lots of street parking. The restaurant itself has an awesome, classic but modern vibe, with cool blue walls and all sorts of curiosities. There is an active bar, and the restaurant is large, but the noise level was fine. The service was personal and dedicated, even on such a busy night, and all the food was fabulous. I loved the potato soup with gnocchi croutons. I definitely plan to come back when I can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, not very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Very good food, not very good service. Seemed as if there was only one server on the floor, with two bussers. The spinach and artichoke dip was yummy, but a little small. I really enjoyed the Beer Can Chicken. The specialty drink menu had a variety of liquor & whiskeys and were very tasty!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mussels were excellent, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Mussels were excellent, very creative presentation and combination with peppers, onions and sausage. May not sound appealing but was excellent. Pork and beans were equally creative and tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seems to have gone downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Seems to have gone downhill after the remodeling. The brunch menu was more limited. The hash was dry, the sausage cold. Too bad as it had been a delightful brunch location on the weekends. The service, however, continues to be excellent.
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  • Food was hit or miss but worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Food was hit or miss but worth trying during restaurant week. Great service. Terrible mussels.
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  • Everything about Trademark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Everything about Trademark was good, but not something memorable. I don't have any complaints, but I wasn't really blown away by the food. The drink menu was pretty delicious though...I would recommend the Headless Horseman and that may be what really beckons me back. Their just seemed to be something that didn't click with the staff, maybe it's still a fairly new restaurant and they aren't comfortable yet...I'm not really sure. I did think really like the decor and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we enjoyed our dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    we enjoyed our dinner and the service we received.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diamonds and Pearls
    really
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Juan our server was outstanding. He was able to articulate the Menu, able recommend dishes, and more importantly he made us feel welcome which goes alone ways for us. The location is very romantic, the scene is very mellow, and the food was great. I reccommend the Mussel, Roasted Tomatoe Bisque, and the Salmon, and Pisco Punch with lemon twist.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Started out strong but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Started out strong but the positive experience faded as we lost our wait person and couldn't get the check at the end. Food was pretty good but not sure if bread is part of the deal. Others seemed to get a basket of bread that we did not. Nice atmosphere but lack of attention to detail and to us, put a damper on the experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant may be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    This restaurant may be better for a regular menu, but we came for New Year's Day brunch, which we were unimpressed. It was overpriced, small portions and nothing special. The brunch food was limited to salad, fruit and pastry and a small entree, price was $32 per person and $16 for my 4 year old.
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  • Hotel dining
    familyof4VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    While good, nothing different than any other decent hotel restaurant breakfast. Think small portions, high prices, but consistent.
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  • In spite of unexpected additions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    In spite of unexpected additions to the number of guests in our dinner party ON CHRISTMANS EVE, the restaurant manager, servers and kitchen crew accommodated us seamlessly! Food was delish! :) Thanks to all at Trademark!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, responsive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Excellent food, responsive staff, a good value, valet parking (or free street parking after 5 pm), a little of the way for those living in metro DC or MD.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought the Restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    I thought the Restaurant was "ok". The service was a little slow. I ordered a Chopped salad with no meat and my serving was more like a side salad; significantly smaller than those who ordered with chicken in my party. Most everyone in my group ordered a burger and indicated it was good.
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  • Above average
    All2prodigalVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    Simple American fare- some of it was unremarkable, but any of the mac and cheese concoctions are amazing. Plus, the service was above and beyond. To be fair, I only sampled appetizers. I will definitely be back for entrees. Also, the large flat screens make it an excellent location for viewing sporting events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • Want to see Trademark succeed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Had Sunday brunch for party of 7. Drinks & food service good but had to look for server to get 2nd round of drinks. Dessert should have been served at room temperature but came directly from refrigerator which made it tasteless. Manager offered to adjust bill I refused would rather kitchen get it right next time.
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  • Stopped by after a movie.
    John
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Stopped by after a movie. The menu is solid American comfort food well prepared and large portions. Service was first rate despite the restaurant and bar hosting two fairly large groups. I'll definitely head back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced for the lackluster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Over priced for the lackluster food quality. Typical of all hotel restaurants. Don't be fooled by the tempting menu descriptions - you will be disappointed. The one highlight was the cocktails.
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  • Feel sorry for the staff we knew.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    I note there is only one other Review (dated 11/18/12) since the Grille was renovated & reopened on 11/05/12 as the Trademark Drink + Eat and it is titled Never Again. We have a condo across the street & ate at the Grill regularly at least twice/week & sometimes more often. The food was OK and the menu only changed once in all those years. However, we continued to go there for 2 reasons convenience & the staff. They became like family members & a poorly tasting meal was often overlooked because of the convenience for both of us - in our 80s & handicapped. When the Grille reopened, we said this is not going to work. It is like a sports bar but lacks the neighborhood for one. The menu has shrunk but not the prices. Its doomed! Poor planning
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  • Never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    The decor is pretty good, but this place is terrible. They gave the previous restaurant a facelift but failed to improve on the food and service. Service is very slow and inattentive - we had to ask for water refills every time. We saw a couple leave because nobody took their order after sitting their for 10 mins. Sides arrived 5 mins before the entrees, and the food is not impressive at all. To top it all off, the waitress gave us our bill while we were still eating. This place is expensive for what you get, especially when there are excellent options in the old town area.
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  • The drinks were delicious--and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    The drinks were delicious--and not surprisingly so. We were told the bartender came from PX, which makes fabulous cocktails.
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    • Noise LevelModerate