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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Trademark Drink + Eat reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (7)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (4)fit for foodies (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • FABULOUS DINING EXPERIENCE
    AngieD3
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My sister and I found Trademark on the list for Alexandria Restaurant week. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Virgina our server was extremely informative, attentive and pleasant. Also Charlie the manager on duty was extremely attentive and pleasant. Of course I can't forget about the chef who did his thing in the Kitchen! Although many of the dishes on the restaurant week menu are not on the regular menu I am still interested in coming back and trying some of the other dishes. I'm looking forward to trying the Rhubarb gin fizz, there are few places that have slow gin(one of my favs) and after having the Carlyle Sour I know I won't be disappointed! I have already recommended Trademark to my friends and can't wait to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Near Federal Court
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Inside the Westin Hotel. Limited menu, but very good. Went for lunch. Salads and sandwiches were quite tasty. Service was great. If you need a quiet space to talk just note that on your reservation or ask for a table in the room with the books. No TVs in that area and it is away from the bar. No trouble at all holding a conversation in there. Federal court is directly across the street so location is uber convenient.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, fantastic service
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was pretty good, but not perfect. We liked the atmosphere-- pub feel, but spacious. For the first course I got a caesar salad (not much flavor from the dressing, but unique since it had little crab cakes in place of croutons) and my husband got the heirloom tomato salad (great flavor with the bleu cheese). For the second course my husband got the seafood paella (great flavors from all the seafood; rice was a little overdone) and I got the steak and fries. I ordered my steak medium, but when it arrived, no pink. For dessert, my skillet cookie was overcooked-- I could barely scoop the cookie out because it was so hard. Despite the imperfections, we will be back. Service from our waitress was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trademark
    ians
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Second time here, and it doesn't disappoint! Decor, food, and drinks are all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good but too loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The menu is limited but I had a chicken sandwich and it was very good. It is very noisy and I had difficulty communicating with my lunch companion. I find the big screen TV to be a distraction. Good food but not a place to have a business lunch or if you are seeking a little midday peace and quiet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine place
    Alexandria11
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I went to Trademark for the first time for a casual date. We really liked the decor and colors. My drink was delicious-a rum, strawberry combination-yummy. My husband really liked his drink as well. I got the seafood mac and cheese which wasn't anything amazing, but it was fine. My husband got the pork chops which he quite enjoyed. I won't rush back there, but if we're in the area I wouldn't hesitate to stop in. It looked fun for happy hour!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 335 reviews are from the Trademark Drink + Eat reviews archive.
  • Nice room, mediocre food
    Sean
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I dined for lunch during the week with friends. I ordered the cheesesteak. The bread was fine, but the chopped steak paled in comparison to the portions of my friends' burger. My side of coleslaw tasted like cabbage (and broccoli?) blanched in salt water, as it lacked any creaminess or vinegary bite. My friends were content with their burgers, though. Service was attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is okay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Friday night, and I wanted to go out for dinner with my husband. Everything was okay! Not outstanding, and not less than ordinary. I like that ambiance most of all, and the waiter was excellent. The food and drink, however, was...okay. Good, but not great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noise level
    noisyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    i have never submitted a review and frequently dine out. This place was a terrible experience. the noise level and acoustics were NOT acceptable, and quite frankly it was much more like a bar than a restaurant. now i know why so many were dining alone...you cannot have a conversation at the table with the NOISE level and acoustics. the waiter apologized, but that was insufficient. i would NEVER return and would NEVER recommend this place for dining. it is a bar. the placement of the tables in the bar is poor design, and quite frankly someone in management should apologize to me for the misleading advertising, and the incredibly poor experience. we could NOT enjoy the food because of the ridiculously and unacceptably LOUD noise level
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Lunch @ Trademark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Visited the Trademark for a business lunch. Service was great. I would do a business lunch there again. Parking was included.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burger
    Roger
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Surprisingly, the burgers here at Trademark are great. Pricy at $13, but hugh and excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to go!
    VAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I found this hidden gem when we did a "stay-cation" at the Westin a couple years back and we have gone back plenty of times since because the food is amazing. If you are in the Arlington/Alexandria are you should definitely try it out.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    Live2Dine
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Trademark Drink & Eat feels more like a restaurant anchoring a suburban town center than a bar at a Westin hotel just outside of Old Town Alexandria. The semi-private dining area is separated by shelves crammed with books, birds’ nests, trophies and bell jars. The cocktails crafted by Christopher Bassett are excellent. The drink menu is excellent with award winning pub good to compliment them. They have great specials and it's a great atmosphere. It's a great place to dine for breakfast/brunch with a great menu including crab hash and mimosas. Service staff are polite and friendly. Would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient dinner spot
    RICvisitor
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Met a friend who was staying in the hotel for dinner. Friday night, so not easy to get last minute reservations in Old Town Alexandria. We were pleasantly surprised. Seafood Pot Pie was especially delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Trademark Drink+Eat proved to be a great surprise. While the menu is somewhat limited at this very handsome restaurant, there are some unique items and everyone raved about their choices. Service was incredible -- swift, friendly and always on the lookout for anythign we might need. The separated dining area from the main room opposite the bar is quiet and perfect for conversation over dinner. Best of all, at no time did you ever feel you were in a 'hotel restaurant' as it sits in a corner of the Westin.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit like an old-time stagecoach..
    Brize
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Loud, slow, and overpriced. The menu is limited and the wine list is severely limited. I definitely will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointing
    CloweVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant had a V Day three course special. Right away we ordered two of their specialty cocktails which arrived after we ordered our food and after we received our appetizers. Drinks were terrible -- way too strong. I had the lobster ravioli which had crunchy bits in the lobster. A tasteless filet mignon came next with lobster mashed potatoes which after my appetizer,I wasn't too eager to taste. Between dinner and dessert we noticed we had breaf plates, but hadn't had any bread. We asked and along with our dessert we received hot rolls -- which we assume we were supposed to be served earlier in the meal. Dessert wasn't anything special -- two chocolate strawberries, a tablespoon of a chocolate pate, two small fried donut holes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 Stars!!
    p90usss
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I work near the WH in the heart of downtown DC, and I have dined here several times. Charlie and his staff never cease to amaze me. Each time I request a certain table, they always accommodate. By far this is my favorite place to dine in all of Alexandria and the surrounding area…Yes I am including downtown DC as well. Thanks to everyone at Trademarks for making my visit absolutely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've had many lunches here
    FrugalGastronomeVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I've had many lunches here - but only lunch. Like most hotel restaurants, the service varies with the hotel's activity, but it's always friendly, they always strive to please, and the food is always satisfactory.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hotel bar w/no ambience
    hotelbarVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    food was okay, bartender seemed as if she hated life, and it was dead for a Friday night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We recently hosted 22 people for brunch in a section of the restaurant. The managers/chef were accommodating during the entire planning process. On the day of the event, the service and staff were friendly, professional, and moved through the crowd seamlessly - we did not have to worry about a thing! The Trademark staff help us make it a very memorable event and we are very grateful - thank you!!l The guests complimented the service, location, and the food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out for our group
    Love2DineOut
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    We were visiting Alexandria for a conference and wanted to try a place near by for dinner with our group. It is always a risk to take a group to a place you have never tried or been too based on a website. Well, we were pleasantly surprised when we had an area all to ourselves. Loved the atmosphere. The server was amazing. We arrived at different times and she kept us all well hydrated and was very kind. She made sure the timing was perfect throughout the evening. The food was amazing. I highly recommend the pretzel bites and the buffalo chicken pizza. Delicious. The main dishes were all wonderful. I would definitely visit this lovely establishment again, with a group or on my own!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good, but
    cassVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    The food was very good, but it's noisy. Great place to grab a bite~!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needed a change, good call
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This restaurant is much improved from what it used to be. Food is better as is service, more importantly, the atmosphere. The changing colored lights in the old restaurant were atrocious, happy to see you got rid of those. The prices are still a little high, but considering it's a hotel restaurant, I get it. However, not opening the bar until 10am is silly for those who want to enjoy a simple mimosa or bloody mary with breakfast; servers are more than capable of making these drinks, there's no need to call the bartender in early if that's the problem (or have your manager do it). And a gastro-pub you are not but the food is still quite yummy. Breakfast is a bit predictable but your other meal offerings are semi-unique.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good
    markVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    This is a high end sports bar. The food is good. The menu selection is good. The drinks are expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little help needed service
    Rater2
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Service was slow and a bit inattentive, especially given the low numbers in the restaurant. Didn't seem like the two bartenders could keep up with drink orders. Took nearly 20 minutes on round one and had to seek out the waitress for round two. Overall, food was very good. Would recommend sticking with things like the macaroni and cheese (delicious) or the sandwiches - entrees are fine, but price point is a bit steep given the gap between them and the $12 mac and cheese. Complimentary dessert for the folks celebrating a birthday at our table was a very nice touch and much appreciated. Overall, not bad - just need a little help speeding things up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • only ok for Restaurant Week
    erghammerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    My wife and I have eaten here several times. We like it and will come back. However, our Restaurant Week meal was only OK. The salad with watermelon in it was nice, as was my steak dish. The sausage in it was a nice touch. However, my wife's wahoo fish was badly overcooked. The restaurant did take 20% off our food bill because of this, without fuss. The dessert was really skimpy however--just a half a peach with a tiny scoop of ice cream in it. I know restaurants run out of stuff, but it would have been nice if they'd let us pick a dessert from the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited Brunch menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Food was good. Brunch menu was limited as far as "lunch" dishes were concerned. They offered one salad and a burger. A few more options would be nice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never again on my birthday
    Bishop
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    So the food was good but we mostly had hamburgers and salads. The service was entirely to slow, and forgetful. I could not wait to get the check to leave, but that took 15 minutes from when we asked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    OsoHungryVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Cocktail list - you can't lose. Dive in. Candied bacon - overrated. Pass. Pretzel bites - rockin'. Nom nom nom. Salad (can't remember which one) - fabulous. Trademark Burger - rockin'. Good service. Neat ambience (used to be a patent office; hence the name).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite neighborhood bar
    domoVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    This place is much more than a "hotel bar". The decor is awesome and the bartenders are the best. I come here all the time for dinner or just a drink. The Trademark Old Fashioned always hits the spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite spots
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Love this place for any occasion. Just ask they add either veggie sausage or fish to the Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisey and a Missed Opportunity
    NANAVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    At 7:30 on a summer Thursday night the bar area was at about 70% capacity. The noise level there was quite high and spilled in to a very nice library-like dining area to the left of the bar. We were seated at table 8 about as far away from the din as one can get. During the cocktail portion of the evening, having waited about 20 minutes for a glass of ice cubes, we signaled a waitperson who was not ours to ask for the ice. Wile asking her another question, midsentence she began walking away and I asked her to come back so that I could finish my request. I asked her to include some cocktail napkins with the request for the ice and she walked. When she returned with the ice and the napkins,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great hidden restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    My husband works for the USPTO and we've always noticed this little restaurant attached to the Westin Hotel. Given the reputation that comes with every hotel restaurant, i.e., not very good food, we were a little hesitant, but the decor and the restaurant's outside aesthetics were pleasing enough. We finally came here on a whim when our intended dinner spot was too indebted in Fourth of July traffic. High ceilings. Industrial looking. Very airy. Quiet. We ordered the mini pretzel burger, pot of mussels, seafood pot pie, bread pudding, and Kahlua coffee. Each were greatly flavorful and completely surprising! Everything was incredibly gourmet. Greatly underestimated restaurant. Total hidden gem. Try it, you'll be surprised!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Comfort Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    The seafood pot pie was well done and tasty, the only sad part was waiting patiently after the delectable crust was broken for the food to cool enough to eat. The beer can chicken was delicious and generously porportioned, greens were kale, perfectly done. The salmon was done just so and the candied bacon nuggets were just the right burst of flavor. The seafood mac-n-cheese was dotted with big morsels of lump crab and lobster, for my taste, could have benefited from a punch of sharper cheese, but had the right creaminess. The calamari appetizer came with a kalamata aioli, reminiscent of tapenade, nice, but salty, perhaps a second dipping sauce might provide a counter balance. Service was sincere, but with some language problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing remarkable
    JackVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Trademark's menu looks promising, but the food is strictly average. All the TVs give the place a sports bar feel, which is definitely not for those of us who are always looking for ways to ESCAPE TV and enjoy the company of someone special. We aren't likely to go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic brunch!
    MSP1977VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Booked a table for Fathers' Day brunch. Everything was great! Food, service, drinks, you name it. If you're into Old Bay, you have to try the Jumbo Lump Crab Hash - it's out of this world!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should have ordered a la carte...
    CitizenNomadVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    We both went for the brunch buffet on the weekend and were mostly disappointed. Food was luke warm at best and we were jealous of those ordering off the menu. OJ was tasty though, and the staff was eager to help.
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  • Normally, hotel restaurants
    MichaelBVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    Normally, hotel restaurants aren't anything to brag about, but this little gem in the Alexandria, VA, Westin Hotel is definitely an exception to that rule! There's also a good selection of creative cocktails & craft beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cocktail Spot
    Anonymous
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Love the cocktails here, very original using local wines and spirits, and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.