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About Del Ray Cafe
From the owners of La Bergerie, a French café serving local, natural, and organic products.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 8am - 10:45am
Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5pm - 9pm (Sun -Thurs)
5pm - 10pm (Fri & Sat)
*Brunch: 8am - 2:30pm - served on Saturday, Sunday & major holidays
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Del Ray Cafe Ratings and Reviews
I love this place more each time I go. The food is very fresh and tasty. The service is attentive and friendly. Don’t miss the Dover Sole if it’s available. The halibut special was yummy too. Veal chop was excellent as welll. Save room for desert. Very authentic fresh country cuisine. A must try!
IT's always pleasant to eat at the Del Ray café. It has a French flavor and cuisine and is good for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. You can get snails, French break, Croque Monsieur and Madame, quiche, crepes, and regular full-course meals. The French onion soup is authentic and full of Gruyere cheese. The escargots in garlic and butter are great too. But generally everything is good.
What a pleasant surprise! We had heard good things about Del Ray Café, but no longer living nearby, we hadn't made a point of trying it until now, when we had occasion to be in Alexandria, so tried it out for Saturday night dinner. The food and service were both excellent. Our server was friendly and helpful, and the ambiance was charming, with a French country feel. This was really a solid 4.5 star dining experience, but the system doesn't allow us to differentiate in that way. All three of us discerning diners really enjoyed our meals. We will definitely be back.
Had a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving dinner with family. Group ran the gamut from pescatarian to 6 and 10 year olds (plus an infant) to Grandma and Grandpa. All had a great time with great and friendly service. Mussels were the agreed best dish, but lobster Risotto was also terrific. Roast chicken, always terrific, but skipped tonight in deference to tomorrow’s turkey.
I usually rave about this place, and took and out-of-town friend there for dinner Saturday night. While everyone else's food was wonderful, unfortunately mine was not. I ordered the smoked salmon crepes. It was WAY too salty. When I mentioned it to the server, she simply stated that's the way it is. When something is too salty, how can a person continue eating? They offered no option for me. I let it go. And ordered dessert. I figured it would make up for the oversalty main course. I was wrong. The creme brulee was OVERCOOKED. So disappointing. Creme brulee is one of my favorite things. Additionally, I'm a trained pastry chef. I know what it should be. And that is not it. My advice? Make sure you can tolerate a full mouth of salt, or avoided the crepes. And avoid the creme brulee. For a French restaurant to serve overcooked creme brulee is a crime. What a disappointing meal for me.
Long time patrons of La Bergerie, this was our first visit to DRC. This was an excellent end to our vacation in France. We were able to share authentic country French cuisine with the family that did not travel with us. The atmosphere was casual, but service and food were excellent. Not at all surprising that the restaurant was busy on Saturday night. Since we were off schedule from traveling, we ate savory crepes which were quite satisfying without being heavy. Presented artfully with mixed greens, it was just the right amount of food. I also ordered the crisp fresh French peas to share around the table.
Laurent was on property and visiting with his guests. In true French style, we felt welcomed into his home rather than into an establishment. Glad to find this very accessible source for French cuisine.
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