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About Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill

Enjoy a taste of a contemporary interpretation of the Mediterranean by Caprese. Step inside our calm and warm colored dining room to experience a menu that uses traditional ingredients and cuisine from the Mediterranean and delivers them to you in a way that you cannot find anywhere else in Old Town Alexandria.

You can still find your favorite traditional dishes like the Caprese salad, but reinterpreted with a creamy burrata mozzarella cheese. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try entrees that take ingredients from throughout the Mediterranean and deliver a flavor you will want to try over and over again.

1900 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Contemporary European, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
Duke St/Diagonal Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 842-7101

Website:
http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/embassy-suites-alexandria-old-town-WASOTES/dining/index.html

Parking Details:
Parking validation available. After 17:00 on weekdays and throughout the weekend for a maximum of 3 hours.

Public Transit:
King Street Metro

Executive Chef:
Obataiye Allen

Private Party Facilities:
Embassy Suites can help make your group event memorable whether you're hosting a family reunion, anniversary party or even a sports banquet. Let us help you plan, book and celebrate your special event today.

Private Party Contact:
Farhad Sourmehi: (703) 684-5900

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special event menus available for parties of 15+

Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.4

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3.4

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3.1

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3.6

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Quiet

69% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Special Occasion (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for Valentine's Day dinner and had a very nice dinner. There was only one server in our section and he was working as hard as he could; but just could not be everywhere at the same time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Waitstaff was overwhelmed even though restaurant only half full. Hotel full so maybe this was due to room service, but should have staffed appropriately for full hotel.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We ended up not even eating at the restaurant. This was not even a real restaurant. It was what looked like the continental breakfast area in a hotel. Very disappointing to say the least. Not the ambiance or experience we were looking for.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Good options, well prepared usual choices in salad, entree, wine by the bottle or glass. At King St Alexandria metro, so a chance to walk the historic streets. Quibble: too brightly lit! Get a rheostat people!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Stayed at the Embassy Suites for 6 nights. The first night we ate at Caprese, but there was a special event taking up the whole restaurant so we were seated on the patio. That was okay, because it was a beautiful October evening. The flatiron steak was on the chewy side, but the vegetables were fine. My husband had shrimp fettucini and thought it was okay, but not great. We were the only diners on the patio, so the service could have been better as I think we were overlooked. Tried to go back the next night to see if we'd have better luck, but again, another special event, so we went around the corner to Joe Theissman's restaurant, and ate there 4 more times before leaving Alexandria! Overall, I can't give a very good review for Caprese, as our experience was not very positive. Prices were too high for what we got.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Capers is located in the Embassy Suites hotel right by the King Street metro station, making it the ultimate in convenience. It was very quiet on our weeknight trek to celebrate a birthday with a light dinner and a piece of cake. Once the waiter heard what we were there for, he went out of his way to give a special experience... chocolate decadence cake, with sprinkles and a candle. They get a big A-plus for the effort.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Food was decent, just not what I was expecting

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2016

We stayed at the hotel for the weekend. The food was very good and we really enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine with two entres.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2016

This is not a Mediterranean restaurant. This is a mostly American restaurant inside a hotel. Misleading info. This place should not be on Opentable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2016

The food here is unbelievably good. small menu, but very good. try the calamari, taste fresh. at the bar Aiden always remembers what you drink and your name not sure how he does it. the manager, Fred, always makes you feel like a long lost relative. not sure how they do this, but they are awesome. They have half price appetizers during happy hour. so my calamari was only $6. it was so good I ordered another. unfortunately, I couldn't eat two. a case of my eyes are bigger than my stomach. again a great neighborhood find

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Although many items on the menu are Mediterranean influenced, this is not a Mediterranean restaurant. That being said, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. It was a nice, quiet place to bring a large group of out of town guests to visit over dinner. I would just change the category so people know what to expect.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2015

The restaurant is located inside Embassy Suites Hotel and was not set up for lunch at noon. No staff was there. We called before we went there to check on parking, but the hotel switchboard could not connect us to the restaurant. Open Table should remove this restaurant from its listing. Needless to say, we ate at another restaurant nearby.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2015

My husband and I visited Caprese as part of Alexandria's restaurant week. They had a 2 for $35 special. For the appetizer, we had the spinach and artichoke dip. It was served bubbling hot and with plenty of little pita triangles. For entrees, we had the spicy jambalaya and the balsamic chicken. Both were very well done. It's a bit of a hard restaurant to find. The hotel in which it is located can be a bit of a maze, and the signage could be better. But, otherwise, good stuff!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at Caprese. The staff is delightful, and attentive. Normally, I'm not a fan of hotel restaurants, and I had walked past the Embassy Suites a number of times and had no idea that they have a patio which is on a quiet courtyard as part of their dining room. It was so pleasant to sit outside but not have to listen to the traffic of Old Town. We had such fun, we returned the following week with friends, but got "rained out" from sitting outside. The staff accommodated our group of 6 in the lounge area, and provided the same attentive service we had experienced the time before. Everyone in the group was very happy with their meals. Their take on chicken nachos was a crowd-pleaser if you are looking for something to share.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2015

Had the calimari and flatbread. Was very surprised to find this quality. Everything was excellent from the tiled floors.to the silverware.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2014

Made reservation for 8, arrived, told there was a private event and would need to sit at bar, no tables available. Told them about reservations and they just shrugged their shoulders. Cold day had to walk a few blocks to next place. Several other good ones in area. Won't be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2014

I didn't realize while looking at the Opentable app that this restaurant is in a hotel, and it was not a very pleasant experience. We were in a large room with few other guests, the lighting was extremely bright, just no atmosphere at all.

The food was decent but nothing special. While prices weren't prohibitive, I did not think this represented a good value.

Our service was sporadic, although I attribute that primarily to the fact that our server was very inexperienced. I don't blame her, but she should have had some guidance and supervision to serve us and the other diners.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2014

Nicely situated near the metro. good food and good service when we were there

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 3, 2014

The person who was wiping down the tables offered us a seat even though it was clear the restaurant was closed. We took it upon ourselves to evaluate the situation and knew we would be disappointed in the service and the food, if we were going to have to eat quickly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The flatbread pizza was very good. The flatiron steak however was overcooked and not flavorful at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

This restaurant is part of a hotel. It was not what we expected. We waited until last minute to make a reservation for Valentines day dinner for 4 so we did not have many options. The restaurant is attached to the Embassy Suites in Alexandria. The food was only okay and too expensive to be only okay. The place was practically empty and we were waiting for at least 30 min before a waiter came over to us. After the waiter took our order another waitress came in his place and she was much more attentive. Dessert was very good. Overall it was not awful but it was not great however I would not recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2014

Ingredients were not of good quality (especially meat). Seasoning was bland. Nice decorations, but wouldn't return. Really bad cheesecake.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2014

The restaurant was difficult to get into because of the cold temperatures all the outside entrances were locked. We had to walk to the hotel entrance to get in. The food was a disappointment. We had steak which was okay but had been smothered in brown gravy that tasted like the powdered mix- way too salty. We also ordered a jambalaya. It tasted okay, however it tasted nothing like jambalaya. It was bland and tasted more like tomato paste with bell peppers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2014

I went for Alexandria restaurant week and for a 3 course meal for $35 it was a very good deal. I had ordered a bottle of wine for the table that doubled the bill and was surprised when I had to ask for it again. The waiter was very attentive besides replacing silverware that he cleared.
Also was a bit disappointed that the candle I requested to come with desert on Open table was not fufilled.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2014

Had a nice, reasonably priced and good meal at Caprese during Restaurant Week. Service was a bit disjointed and slow, however. Not sure if servers were also handling the much larger bar area on the other side of the wall.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2014

It was a little hard finding the location since it was right next door to the Embassy Suites, actually it was inside the Embassy but you can't see it from Diagnol Rd because the main entrance is inside the foyer but besides that the service was horrible. It took a little too long for me to get the food and it wasn't that busy but they had a big party there and they mostly catered to this group. The selection was mediocre because it was restaurant week, so since I went because of that I had only a couple of choices. Me and my date had the steak. Mine was ok, but pretty much flavorless besides the taste of char from the grill but it lacked seasoning. My date's steak was not cooked properly. Probably wont return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2013

The restaraunt was okay, the ambiance and setting was nice and had good space
For old town. We got there and no one was there to attend to us so we had to wander around looking for a waiter or service person that wasnt chatting with someone else. They appeared to be clueless about our reservation and stuck us at a table, even though i had specific requests noted in the reserveration to sit outdoors. I asked and theu easily let it happen. I expected the outdoors to be nicer and the service be more attentive. The food that i personally ordered, i regret. I admit maybe it was just not my type of food and shouldve ordered a salad instead but im sure the food overall was fine for everyone else. In all, i wouldve picked a different restarunt.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2013

Nice hotel dining option. The food was good; there were four of us and each dish was appetizing and tasty. limited menu though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2013

I have seen the sign for the restaurant, but wasn't sure if it was only outdoor dining. Glad I took and chance and tried it! The server was excellent and, at a table of 6 diners, all of the food was delicious! It is somewhat confusing as to where to enter the restaurant from the street. There should be a designated entrance from the outside and a sign clearly posted above that entrance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2013

The food and drinks were excellent and the service was exceptional. We went for our anniversary dinner and have zero complaints. We will definitely be coming back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2013

It was the only restaurant I could find not too far from King St metro that could accommodate a group of 9 (with about 6 day's notice). The ambiance is pretty good for a hotel restaurant, and the restaurant wasn't very busy. I thought it was over-priced (not surprising for a restaurant in a hotel) for what you got.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2013

No intimate dining here. It's separated from the covered atrium and bar by a screen, but it's still noisy. The food is pretty good, but the waiters disappeared a couple of times.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2013

Fred, our waiter made the day. He was attentive, knowledgeable and just down right nice.
We ate outside on a Sunday morning. Would not recommend the inside...way too noisy and hotelly.
Food was excellent. Would definitely return and sit in the patio and enjoy the fountain and food.
Fred made an excellent wine suggestion as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2013

Good food, good service, nice ambiance, conveniently located near King Street Metro.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 3, 2013

Caprese provided a very pleasant experience. The glass wine and spinach salad were very good. Steak and pizza were more ordinary. Service was very pleasant but occasionally slow. Ambience was lively without being distracting. A solid effort for a hotel restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2013

When we arrived at the restaurant it had been raining pretty steadily. The manager told us that service would be slow because so many hotel guests decided to eat at the hotel that evening instead of venturing out into Old Town. We appreciated his candor and decided to stay. We sat on the covered patio, which overlooks a courtyard and fountain. This would be a great place to sit on sunnier days, but it was fine on a rainy day, too. The manager was our waiter and took good care of us. He immediately brought us pita and hummus and filled our water glasses. We ordered a bottle of wine and two entrees. My husband had a pasta dish, which was okay, and I had the beef kabob, which was cooked perfectly and served on tabouleh with cucumber sauce.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 21, 2013

The waiter approached me to take my order with a broom and dustpan in his hand. Need I say more? I didn't actually eat here - I left and went elsewhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2013

The dining room was spacious and quiet - a great setting for a group lunch. The food was interesting and the starter of hummus and lavash was a nice change from bread and butter.
We plan to go back for the nest office lunch and ccant wait for th weather to warm up so we sit outside!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Good food, the spinach pancetta salad is my favorite. Service can be a little slow but I enjoy the ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2013

We had a craving for Mediterranean food and opentabled this place... the only thing nearby that fit the trick. Brick fired pizzas. Pictures looked like a quaint little neighborhood restaurant. It's not. It's the hotel restaurant in the Embassy Suites.Actually, the menu looked a lot like the room service menu for a hotel. Turkey club sandwich. Cobb salad. Nothing looked Mediterranean or Grill. We were very disappointed. Actually, my wife was furious because she was craving med. food. The "specials" included "pasta" or "salad." Not cute and charming :(Also, the complementary bevs for happy hour were $9 for non guests :( double boo.Do not be fooled. Standard hotel restaurant.

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