King Street Tavern

3.7
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237 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
King Street Tavern is an American gastropub featuring hearty American comfort foods with a local twist and more than 30 beers and 14 wines by the glass. Enjoy robust food with signature dishes including Tavern Burger, DC Brau IPA Mac n' Cheese or Maryland Crab Pot Pie.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner - located on the lobby level of the Hilton Old Town Alexandria.

Come join us for Happy Hour - Monday thru Friday from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.5
ambience
3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wish it was noted that the restaurant was in the Hilton. We would have chosen a different restaurant.

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JLinette
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Christmas in Old Alexandria with my family. Large group so options were limited. We found ourselves here and based on previous reviews we thought it would be good but we were underwhelmed. Seems like the consistent feedback from my group is that everything was almost good, but nothing hit the spot. Lacked seasoning, lacked a finishing touch, etc.; nothing special. Definitely won’t return. Very attentive server. Manager attentive. But it was Christmas Day so we appreciated having an option. We were starving and left full. Sometimes that has to be enough.

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Khanna
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My department went out for a Christmas luncheon and this place was very nice.

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vipacaba
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice, quite, great service! Flat bread was awesome!

King Street Tavern
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us!

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vipShannonM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great breakfast meeting place. Food was very good and good service.

King Street Tavern
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thanks so much for dining with us, Shannon! Hope to see you back again soon!

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to eat. We didn't have the pleasure of eating lunch or dinner there, but we were well pleased with breakfast two days.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time here and had a great experience. The restaurant supervisor was our server, and he handled our large party with ease. Truly a joy. The food was pretty great. The table ordered a good variety of dishes and everyone had very positive things to say. Dishes are reasonably priced, especially for OldTown and being in a hotel. Definitely a hidden gem.

Only downside is parking, but that is literally every restaurant in Old Town.

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vipNonickname
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This was a dining experience where one thing clouded the entire experience. At the conclusion of our meal for four, I included our parking ticket to be validated along with payment. The waiter returned to say that they didn’t do so. This was shocking that this is a hotel restaurant that wants to pull in customers off of the street, and sits atop the hotel garage. So shortsighted, and so unwelcoming.

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vipWilliam
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is located inside the Hilton. The customer service was excellent!

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foodlover
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Not coming from the hotel, we made reservations as suggested online. When we arrived, there was no one at the reception stand to help seat us. We were not sure we were in the right location because the restaurant was empty. We had to go around the hotel lobby looking for an employee to help us. We finally ended up in the kitchen where a cook to us back where started and told us to sit anywhere. She then went to find a waitress for us. We watch other people arrive and go through the same experience. The restaurant is an open space next to the bar and nothing fancy, but the food was very good. I imagine they lose a lot of business simply due to neglect.

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CharlesN
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was very good since we were almost the only ones in there at the time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Got IPA glazed wings and a very good crab cake sandwich. Service was great and I enjoyed the meal.

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Charlie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We stopped in for a quick bite before heading to our room. Service was pleasant and attentive and the food was good. We would come again.

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DaleD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Positives: Good location; the bar is fine if you want a lively, noisey time; food quality was good; they validate parking for diners. Negatives: The restaurant has been cut to about a third of its former size, and the accoustics are really awful. During our lunchtime visit (probably our 4th or 5th in as many years) they had only one server, so she could barely keep up, but she was also mopping the floors when not serving clients . . . yuk. Overall disappointing; probably won't go back.

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RavenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The good overall was just quite gross, the ribs tasted like middle school Salisbury steak and everything tasted like it had been burnt

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great for a date night! The food is reasonable and taste great! I would definitely return.

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Soundtraclover
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant not realizing it was hotel restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff was professional and pleasant. The atmosphere was dim and serene; not too loud or too quiet. The food was amazing. We shared the crab pretzel sticks as an appetizer. The crab mixture was smooth & tasty and the pretzels had the perfect taste & texture. My husband had the Reuben sandwich, which he liked. The corned beef wasn't shaved - it was slices. I had the short ribs and they were delicious and tender. The accompanying mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes were quite delicious too. It's not often I rave about mashed potatoes, but I highly recommend getting them here. If we're ever back in the Alexandria area I would go there again.

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vipFIFTYBABE
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We shared a Brew Fondue for an appetizer and it was very disappointing and would not order it again. The cheese was very watery and not very tasty. My husband ordered the mac and cheese which repeated on him all night and I ordered the fish and chips. The fish was very tough and not tasty at all. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was very disappointing.

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vipWhinetoDine
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

King Street Tavern was selected because of location and Open Table reviews. The KST is the Hilton restaurant. I missed this detail when making the reservation. The KST does not have a tavern atmosphere or menu. KST was pretty good for a hotel restaurant but was not on par with other Old Town dining. Service was good but not outstanding even though the restaurant was not busy. We drank beer and wine by the glass. Our appetizer choice was the beer fondue appetizer. This is pretzel bread and not a pretzel. The dip was very tasty but the pretzel quantity was insufficient (you can order and pay for additional pretzel bread). I selected the salmon and my spouse the fish and chips. The salmon and sides were salty. The fish and chips was predominantly chips. Another piece of fish should be served. It is unlikely that we will return to KST. There are too many fine restaurants in Old Town. On the other hand, I would probably dine at KST if staying at the Hilton and didn't wish to venture out.

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vipVernonG
Naples
90 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a return visit to a very nice Hotel Restaurant. The food was good, though the "fried chicken" was very dry.....even when on of our party asked that it be replaced, and it was, it was replaced with "fried chicken" that was also very dry..... We asked if it was truly fried, and found out it is Baked and Fried .....thus part of the problem. The other food items were quite good. Best of all was the service. Our server was very attentive, and so good, we will return!

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vipjackryanb
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from Clarel who referred to me by name at each interaction throughout the evening. Ordered several different seafood entrees and all were delicious. They even made our salmon steaks medium-rare as requested. Great beer selection. Highly recommended. Parking on street is not so convenient. Photos attached are of the salmon, fish & chips, and calamari.

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vipShar
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

This is NOT a tavern! Very misleading. It is a hotel restaurant with a bar. Not much ambiance but good happy hour and drinks. Limited menu but decent food. Okay to meet someone for a drinkthen go explore Old Town.

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vipdougiep
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very quiet. Service was attentive and prompt. Very crispy fish and chips.

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vipLive2dine
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, price was competitive, server Gavin was excellent, great recommendations, including wine, very attentive, funny and friendly.

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Regan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This was a pick of my best friend. The food was yummy, but our server was the best! We had a great time as we had already had a very long day and this was a nearby stop.

Even though we live in the area, we never realized that this was in the Hilton. So it threw us off a bit. However, if you request to be seated in the dining area, it’s hard to notice. But the restrooms are a decent walk away.

I’m glad we went as the food was good, but I don’t know if we’ll revisit anytime soon as it was more of an eatery and less of an experience.

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vipHarry
Baltimore
96 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find as we were next door to this restaurant in the Hilton Hotel and it was raining. We went on line with Open Table and was able to get a reservation immediately on a Saturday night. Service and food was excellent and the price was moderate. With so many choices, this was a great find.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good... the waitress was very good but overall just an ok experience. She was the only one there so she was over worked

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got the before the dinner rush, had long ticket time 45mins for entrees

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Fair service, food was less than average, ambience was poor. I expected so much more for a $100 meal. I would have been better off going to IHOP

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vipAlanL
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good hotel food, typical for a name hotel for dinner first night and breakfast

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WorleyNation
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Failed to realize that this is just a bar in the Hilton hotel. Had searched for restaurants in Old Town but guess I didn't read it thoroughly enough. Not in the historic part of old town. Spent most of the time trying to keep our plates on the table as the wait staff kept wanting to clear whether we were done or not. They weren't busy so not sure why the rush and we certainly were not lingering as it's just a hotel lobby bar. Food was OK but I wouldn't recommend it unless you're staying at the Hilton and just don't want to venture out.

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Giovanni
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant is connected to the Hilton Hotel. So the atmosphere is that of a hotel bar and dining spot. The food was very good. I had a Bistro steak and my wife had the crap pot pie. Both of the foods as well as the salad were tasty. It is not a restaurant I would go out of my way for but if you are near by and need a place to sit, relax and eat. This will work.

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vipKelleyNicole
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was awful. I had to remind the waiter we were waiting on every little thing. I don’t understand why when there was only one other party in the whole restaurant.

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JosephC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely miserable experience. I get it that it is a hotel bar/resturaunte and everything, but even with a reservation our table wasn't ready despite not having any costumers, brunch menu ends way to early, the service was extremely slow, and the food was not good.

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vipRobT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for brunch and wasn't disappointed. It was not overly packed and the service was good. There was food options there for the kids as well and the price point was really good based on what they had. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The calimari were tender but the breading was very doughy.

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vipandy
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice location but not much parking. Food was great and reasonably priced, but the service was a bit slow even the restaurant didn't seem too busy.

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vipgreatmeal
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall2food4service4ambience2

It was not what we expected.

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nightout
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The actual place didn’t look like the pictures that were shown on open table. Food was good, service was good in some cases and lacking in other areas. What they did wrong, they made up for it in other areas. For causal dinning, it would be ok, for any special dinning, not the place. Kind of a bar and a place to eat all mixed up together.

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King Street Tavern is rated 3.7 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.