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Best American Restaurants in Old Town Alexandria


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A photo of The Majestic restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Alexandria
Booked 49 times today
The Majestic, located in Alexandria, stands as an exemplar of high-end American cuisine. It is highly lauded by diners for its exemplary service and terrific food. As many reviewers note, it serves classic American dishes with a twist, such as the Chesapeake Benedict and the uniquely spiced egg shakshuka. Many visitors also admire the excellent choice in cocktails, especially the smoked old fashioned or Manhattan. The Majestic also caters to a wide variety of eaters, from vegetarians to meat-lovers, with delightful options for every palate. As one review states, "Overall, this is a classy but not stuffy restaurant, with great high-end American food and even better service, that you would totally overlook if you were just walking past on the street. Don't miss it!"
A photo of The Warehouse restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Alexandria
Booked 46 times today
The Warehouse operates at the pinnacle of American cuisine, specifically known for its remarkable blend of Creole and traditional American fare. Reviews rave about its exceptional quality, preparation, and array of choices, from "Gator Bites, Roasted Oysters, and Asian Ribs" to "crab cake dinner, surf & turf and the seafood sampler." Patrons particularly praise its seafood dishes, notably "crab cakes, stuffed flounder, and smothered trout." As stated by a loyal customer, "Fried southern catfish, yellow rice and sautéed spinach" has been his go-to for the past 10 years, proving the restaurant’s consistency in delivering fresh, delicious meals. The Warehouse is also celebrated for its Creole desserts like "bourbon pecan pie" and a broad range of drinks, including a well-reviewed "Hurricane cocktail." Above all, visitors appreciate the outstanding service, comfortable ambiance, and genuine hospitality, making it an ideal destination for any dining experience.
A photo of 1799 Prime Steak & Seafood restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Alexandria
Booked 49 times today
Situated in the heart of the neighborhood, 1799 Prime Steak & Seafood has become emblematic of quality Steakhouse cuisine. The restaurant's menu, featuring selections such as "Prime Ribeye", "Center-Cut Prime Petite Filet Mignon", and "Prime Tomahawk", is a testament to its commitment to high-quality cuts. Guests' reviews speak volumes about the exceptional service, culinary finesse, and vibrant ambiance that this establishment offers. Customers have remarked on the "unparalleled attention to detail", pointing out the "fascinating historical anecdotes" on the menu. The comparisons made to Michelin-starred establishments further emphasize 1799 Prime Steak & Seafood's dedication to delivering an exceptional dining experience.
A photo of King & Rye restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Alexandria
Booked 27 times today
King & Rye has carved out a niche for itself as a purveyor of exceptional Southern cuisine. Located in Old Town Alexandria, this restaurant enjoys rave reviews for its delectable dishes, attentive service, and top-notch southern-inspired cocktails. Guests gush over their "delicious Southern food with a modern twist", underlining a menu that highlights regional favorites such as perfectly cooked scallops, shrimp and grits, and fried green tomatoes. The restaurant maintains a commitment to quality with a focus on homemade elements ranging from bitters for cocktails to pickles. As one satisfied customer notes, "King and Rye... the food is Southern and has so many local and great touches that show the chef really gets it." With an impressive whiskey list and praise for its comfortable ambiance, King & Rye appears to be a go-to destination for anyone seeking a true taste of the South.
A photo of Gadsby's Tavern restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Alexandria
Booked 15 times today
Gadsby's Tavern in Old Town Alexandria is a unique blend of history and exceptional American cuisine. Patrons laud the traditional American cooking with special mention of the prime rib entree, fried oyster appetizer, and unique desserts such as the rum banana bread pudding and crème brulee. The ambiance is a step back in time, with a marvelous colonial experience that includes staff dressed in period clothing. One reviewer noted, "Amazing experience to sit where the American forefathers sat and enjoy an old-timey meal." Not only is the food commendable, but the service is also highly praised. One diner commented, "The food was fantastic along with the service. A very cool place to dine if you are interested in American history." Gadsby's Tavern truly offers a taste of early America, both culinary and historically.
A photo of Hen Quarter - Alexandria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Alexandria
Booked 31 times today
Hen Quarter in Alexandria has earned a reputation for its excellent Southern cuisine, according to numerous customer reviews. Many praise the restaurant for dishes like biscuits, deviled eggs, chicken wings, corn chowder, and succotash that are often described as "delicious" and "perfectly seasoned". Others recommend the "spectacular Southern style brunch" while noting the "well-designed drinks" and "good value". The fried food is consistently cited as "always crispy". The friendly and efficient service adds to the charm of this eatery. The Southern Sampler and the green fried tomatoes appetizer are highly recommended. Overall, Hen Quarter offers a top-notch dining experience with its remarkable Southern food.
A photo of The Wharf restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Alexandria
Booked 36 times today
The Wharf, located in the historic Old Town, serves some of the finest seafood in the area. Patrons frequently commend the fresh and tasty seafood, with the scallops wrapped in bacon, the Seafood Norfolk, and the crab cake amongst the popular choices. The lobster and watermelon salad is mentioned as a delicious and generous serving. Reviewers also rave about the good variety of options and the attentive service. The Wharf provides an enjoyable and vibrant ambiance, perfect for various occasions, and is praised not just for its seafood cuisine but for making dining a wonderful experience, as reflected in the reviews.
A photo of Michael's on King restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Alexandria
Booked 2 times today
Michael's on King is lauded by diners for its exquisite Italian cuisine, showcased through an authentic menu offering items such as homemade pasta and exemplary eggplant parmesan. With its location on King Street, the restaurant offers a delightful view, enhancing the charming and cozy atmosphere. Reviewers especially commend the exceptional service and the restaurant's capacity to transport them back to the beloved Italian eateries of their childhood. The food is said to be "spot on," and the portion sizes are generous. With Michael's on King, patrons affirm that they've found a precious gem in the realm of Italian cuisine.
A photo of 219 Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Alexandria
Booked 8 times today
219 Restaurant is a highly revered eatery that excels in delivering a Southern style culinary experience. Reviewers frequently praise the sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance, friendly staff, and most notably, the restaurant's Cajun cuisine. The menu boasts of a variety of dishes, all exhibiting authentic Southern flavors. Customers have spoken highly of entrées like the crab cakes, jambalaya, and shrimp & grits, often noting how they invoke the true spirit of Southern cuisine. The staff was also noted for their impeccable service and hospitality, contributing to an atmosphere reminiscent of Southern charm. Despite some comments on the level of spice, many patrons recommend 219 for its delicious food and agreeable atmosphere.
A photo of The Study restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Alexandria
Booked 4 times today
Renowned for its exquisite Contemporary American cuisine, "The Study" is a gem worth discovering in the heart of Alexandria. The restaurant has received an outpouring of praise from customers, highlighting the amazing food, creative menu, and outstanding service. Patrons particularly recommend the liver and onions, lettuce wraps, beef tartare, and short rib as standout dishes. The executive chef is praised for his creation of sophisticated flavors and beautiful presentation, indicative of a well-thought-out and innovative menu. The ambiance of The Study, enhanced by charming décor and atmospheric music, complements the high quality of the cuisine. Patrons eagerly anticipate their return, underlining The Study's reputation as a top-tier hub of Contemporary American cuisine.
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