City Kitchen - Alexandria

4.5
405 reviews
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American
Our inspiration for this restaurant was the Unites States of America past and present.

What is American food? We believe it has become a blend of traditional American dishes and those from around the world. Today, cities nationwide are immersed with regional and ethic foods... Our menu brings together traditional American and global cuisine with our own interpretation and personal touch.

Our decor is a reflection of American industry with iron, concrete, wood, and steal. Pops of leather, bronze and copper colors warm it up along with our modern 60" fireplace.
What 405 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious! They had run out of my favorite dish (blueberry muffin French toast) but the 2nd option was delicious as well!

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd time. The first time we had the Pizzas, this time we tried the sandwiches. The Houston Meatloaf sandwich was great, and so was the Savannah Chicken & biscuits.

The choice of beers and wines gave us a lot to pick from.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner and it is so family friendly. Both kids one baby and one 4 year loved the food and they accommodated them well. The food was absolutely amazing!! We love this neighborhood place and come often.

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Washington DC
164 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harvey, our Server, was attentive and helpful. Excellent service snd the food was delicious. My guest and I had the omelette and City Breakfast.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is exceptional and food is perfect - always have a great meal.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Kitchen remains one of our favorite restaurants in Alexandria. We take all visitors there. Their brunch is our favorite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere and decent food selection. Service was a bit slow.

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MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Server was slow to greet and then never checked on us after we got our food. I had mussels and brussel sprouts which both were greasy. It was ok. But probably won’t go back.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a party of 6. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. We will visit again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the personnel there working there are fantastic

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K
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Too bad run out of Cheesecake

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MF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Restaurant Week Menu was not only a good deal, the food was amazing. Add good service and great drinks you have a winning combo.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasantly surprised with this restaurant! Went there for a business lunch and appreciated great food, service and ambience without chaos and noise!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the Alexandria restaurant week, pre-fix menu. Thank you!

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Z
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of the few places we can always agree on

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RJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I real treasure, nearby. I had the amazing scallop and pork belly dish, each bite was heaven. Great beer menu

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New years day brunch. I am always surprised at the menu selection, staff friendliness and attention, and really good food! It is definitely worth s try!

My wife and I have tried lots of different things on the menu and have never been disappointed.

My wife and I have a list of 100+ restaurants we visit regularly in the area. This will become one of our regular “go to” restaurants.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunched here solo on New Year’s Day. No wait. Delicious waffle with bacon, mimosa, coffee, and good service, for a good price. The burgers and other items looked great, too, as did the beer and wine list. Had a cozy booth in front of the wall-fire despite only being able to book a high-top table. Families with fairly noisy small kids didn’t deter my enjoyment of the meal. :) Tucked away in a strip mall with plenty of parking and where you can also do your Home Depot shopping across the parking lot and also get your frshboita, hummus, and baklava purchased for later from the Mediterranean Bakery a couple doors down.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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RB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uniformly excellent service, food and drinks. Good for a new option, or a returning customer. Prices are reasonable for the high quality food and crafted drinks.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food

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JK
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in surprising location.

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VS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch. The eggs over easy we're cooked perfectly. Excellent sausage gravy.

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PM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to this restaurant several times. When it first opened, I wasn't very thrilled with food and service. As it is in a great location, we did return several times. Each occasion was better than the previous. This last occasion was very good. The salmon dish was great and very substantial. My wife had a vey large portion salad entree which she could not come close to finishing. The 3 others in our party all liked their food very much. Recommend giving it a try...I will return again.

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L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here I was blown awsy. 2nd and third times, food was so-so. Service is always great, however.

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MF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have something for everyone. I personally like their monthly specials. Been there several times and never been disappointed. Great Service.

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JS
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service at this local neighborhood gem. Artichoke appetizer was so good! Brisket special was good, not great. Pork chop entree is excellent but be aware that it comes topped with sauce.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress, great food, great experience!

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They didn’t have my reservation through open table. But, they were able to accommodate

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CW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great first experience. Food was very good and the staff was very accommodating for what turned out to be my surprise birthday party. My only critical comment I had for my time there was that some food came out a tad cool (like it had been sitting there for a bit). Otherwise the place is great, food was delicious, and the staff were very friendly.

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AV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a weekend dinner at City Kitchen. Good variety in the menu, good service, and tasty food!

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TD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been visiting City Kitchen since it opened over a year ago. Their menu has a great variety without being overwhelming, and they have great deals on lunch.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like all the restaurants in this group! Great welcoming atmosphere and very satisfying food.

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B
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love city kitchen. Always a good experience. Pizzas are great

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food, very timely service. It’s close to home and a real regular spot for us. Never disappointed.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first time here and the food was amazing! We’ll definitely be back!

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DN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food during restaurant week. Well worth a try, I’m going to go back and try the normal menu.

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FA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wings were not hot...went for the restaurant week special and ordered items that we could get off of the regular menu since they should have better experience cooking those items. It was a hit or miss-fried artichokes, trout, pork chop (although slightly too pink and only warm), and truffle mash potatoes were delicious. Most of the asparagus were great too (there were a few with grainy/woody stalks). The lemon risotto was undercooked (hard) and mushy. The baked apple crumble was good but would have liked it cooked longer (the topping was too wet/pasty for me-the boys loved the raw brown sugar oats). We will try the restaurant again with some of the regular menu items. Also provide a dessert without nuts.

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MF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly Service. Great Restaurant Week Menu. Great Value. My entire family loves it.

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