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Date
Sun, 5/27
Time
11:30 PM
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City Kitchen - Alexandria

4.7
341 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 685-9172
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Williams
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Duke Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
What 341 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I have yet to have a bad meal or experience at City Kitchen. The food is great, they have an extensive drink menu, and the staff are top-notch. This time, for brunch with friends (including a squirmy two year old), Benji kept us hydrated and got our food out in good order. Never felt rushed, and he was always there to refill coffee or water. Another first class experience in a place where that's such the norm that I feel guilty about not acknowledging it more.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food and so many options. Alex, the manager was so nice and let us try some of his food and drink creations. Everything was just perfect. Do not miss this place if you are in Alexandria. Prices are reasonable, the portions are large and the service was fantastic

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great service and food. Had the Charleston Porkchop and the Porkshop special. Excellent. Great beer selection. Will return.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This is a great spot. The Anchorage Salmon was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our go to place for great food, drinks and service. We can walk here from our home and have been going here since it opened

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service, great food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

CK is one of my "go-to" place, the staff is nothing short of fantastic, friendlist EVER. Food is great, service is quick.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent service, as always! Excellent food, as always! I eat at City Kitchen at least once a month since it opened, and I have never had anything but wonderful experiences! This is a must-do for visitors and locals. It’s perfect for dinner with friends, a date, and even if you prefer dining alone. The staff are all friendly, the food is delicious (I had the rack of ribs most recently), and the ambience is comfortable and inviting.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a good time!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

City Kitchen is our "go-to" for consistently excellent food in a very casual atmosphere. When combined with the always excellent service, it is truly one of our favorites in the Alexandria area.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Friendliest wait staff in the DC area. The food is terrific. I have enjoyed everything I have ever ordered here. But beyond the delicious meals at a fair price - the folks who take care of you are truly attentive and fun.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife and I love the Mini crab cakes as they are simply delicious as an appetizer. The fish and chips along with the City Burger were delicious, The fries on both plates were just a tad to salty, but the fish and the burger made up for this. It was really neat having the manager Christina come and greet us at our table as we had been there one other time before. She is a wonderful manager.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The place was just okay. The lighting is too bright. They advertise as a brew pub but they have few beers on tap. Further, the menu just calls them all 'rotating' so you can't see what they have. The food is just so-so.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great little gastropub in the neighborhood! I can't believe I didn't find it earlier.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My wife and I found out about City Kitchen through Open Table and read several reviews. We were not disappointed as our meal and service were outstanding. Our server Annie was a delight as she was very attentive to our needs and also made some great recommendations for us from the menu. We had the chance to speak with Christina the manager on duty and and she was a delight as she made us feel at home and welcome to the restaurant. We will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The scallops were great!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was my third time at Fat City Kitchen and they beverage disappoint. My meal was great and I absolutely love the Bloody Mary.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Date went great! The honey sriracha bacon was awesome on the pizza we got! Great beer selection!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We went for an early dinner. The happy hour was hopping. I had the duck with blueberry balsamic glaze - yum! The fish fry special looked delicious, although the side of coleslaw it came with was tiny. Otherwise, portions were generous and everything was prepared perfectly. Service was friendly. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Love City Kitchen, it’s our go to place to eat.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Love eating there. Local place with great food. I would definitely go back there. I brought a friend who is a vegan and she loved it. She said that she would come back with her husband one night for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food and service were amazing! Always ask about the specials - they are to die for!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Had the pizza with tomato sauce, steak, jalapeño and fresh mozzarella. Was great and the service was great. Not real packed on a weekday for lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

As always... our meal was wonderful and served quickly. Our waiter was on top of things and answered all our questions honestly.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was very good. There were a large number of drinks to try. We will be back.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistent food quality. Excellent service and wonderful ambiance. One of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a fun place to go. Convient location and great food.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

It was the best food we’ve had in a really long time. Our waiter’s suggestions on the menu were spot on. Everything is homemade. Will definitely be visiting again soon

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Always great food for a good price! Like the cozy, industrial feel. Comfort food is the best especially during a cold winter day like we had!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I went to restaurant week, food was affordable and tasty. Great friendly staff!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Both food and service were excellent

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Restaurant Week

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

A pleasant surprise. The meal was excellent with great portions. It’s certainly a mainstay for my husband and I.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Loved the service and food at City Kitchen.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Regular Shooter McGee's customer. Finally got to City Kitchen- I was ready to go back as I was leaving the door. Had The Restaurant Week dinner & it was DELICIOUS. Can not give enough praise.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week so we had an excellent meal for two consisting of appetizer, two entrees and a dessert for $35. The service was good and friendly.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was incredible but the service, not so much. Our main dishes came less then 5 minutes after we received our starters and we felt very rushed the entire time. We were in the restaurant for 45 minutes total. Not our idea of a relaxing dinner out. It wasn’t busy either, so it’s not as if we were taking up a table that was needed. We will definitely return for the food and hope we have a better server.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed our first dinner visit to City Kitchen although the bar crowd in close proximity to our table was louder than we would have preferred. Pizzas and a bottle of wine were a hit. Shelby provided excellent service to assure our return.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Seated promptly and waitress arrived almost immediately. Drinks were brought promptly and we were not rushed to order. Food arrived quickly and was very good. Highly recommended for Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Cant' say enough good things about this place. Food is spot on and staff is very friendly. Of note, ask to sit in a section being served by guy named "Ron." This guy is awesome. Great with kids and just an overall good dude...

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