City Kitchen - Alexandria

4.5
390 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.
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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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R
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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B
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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OT
Washington DC
4 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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OT
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
27 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
10 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
7 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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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress, great food, great experience!

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

Great place!

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OT
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
10 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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OT
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
40 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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OT
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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OT
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
8 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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WB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good value. Had been noted as a neighborhood gem, and it is.

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JB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food; we love City Kitchen, whether for just the two of us or to meet friends.

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c
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love City Kitchen. The service is always wonderful. I've only had brunch here, but it is one of my favorite places that is a "neighborhood" go-to when friends and family are visiting.

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant many times. The food is reliably good, although I have to say that the Baltimore crab cakes (which I love) seem to have a bit more filler than when we first went there. A glass of the house Pinot Noir was extremely good. All in all we had a good time and enjoyed the local vibe, despite the fairly high noise level.

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D
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place, will go to again. aaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I have been to City Kitchen a couple of times now and each time my service is horrible. They seat you quickly, but take forever to stop by to get your beverage orders and take your food orders. But the bill comes quickly. That being said, the food is good.

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BW
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood find! Food was delish! Fried artichokes amazing, recommend Chattanooga chicken...yum! Drink choices good, great variety...I'll be back!

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TD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, one of my favorite places in Alexandria.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience- great food and excellent service from all staff.

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KK
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem. Great beer and wine selections, amazing food.

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VP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the variety menu, and the cuisine that covers geographical regions of the country. Ambiance is great, and the food was well prepared and delicious. The servers were very attentive, polite and quickly responded to all questions that our party had regarding the meal. It's worth going back to!

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KP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped by for brunch with a former classmate, food was delicious, service was stellar, and the brunch cocktails are delicious and well priced! Highly recommend!

Only negative is it's hard to see the restaurant sign since it's placed below the gymboree sign but that's more logistic and nothing to do with the restaurant itself :)

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A
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a nice Friday evening meal, that was just perfect to cap off the busy work week! Food was creative and delicious.

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N
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Normally City Kitchen is a favorite. I don't know what happened this time, but if this had been my first visit, I would never return. I ordered from the special menu the Mann Burger, at $17. From the description on the menu, I was ready for an amazing treat. Much to my surprise, this simple combination of burger and fries was a complete let down. Beyond the bun, this burger had no flavor whatsoever. It was over cooked and tasteless. The fries were undercooked and limp. Sorry City Kitchen, but know you can do better. Please figure out how to get your magic back and I hope my next visit yields better results.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch at City Kitchen. We will definitely be back!

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