King Street Tavern
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Daily 5:30PM - 8:00PM
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.
The good overall was just quite gross, the ribs tasted like middle school Salisbury steak and everything tasted like it had been burnt
This place is great for a date night! The food is reasonable and taste great! I would definitely return.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Very quiet. Service was attentive and prompt. Very crispy fish and chips.
Food was excellent, price was competitive, server Gavin was excellent, great recommendations, including wine, very attentive, funny and friendly.
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.
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.
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
Got the before the dinner rush, had long ticket time 45mins for entrees
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
Good hotel food, typical for a name hotel for dinner first night and breakfast
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The calimari were tender but the breading was very doughy.
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.
It was not what we expected.
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.
It was a good find thanks to restaurant week advertising
Service and food was great, but it was frustrating that I didn't receive my points from Open Table. I chose the restaurant and time slot because of the 1,000 point bonus. Somehow I didn't get checked in properly, and my points never did show up. After I called the restaurant, the manager came up with a solution; however, I got 100 points in my account instead of the 1,000. Emailed Open Table and they suggested I wait a week to see if it gets credited. I'm thinking that's unlikely.
Just chose this at random while in town. The restaurant is in THe Hilton and off the hallway in the hotel where there is also common area and a Starbucks. That being said the food and service was good. Ambience lacked.
Good food, attractive presentation. Ambiance so-so, service unremarkable for the price.
Everything we ordered at our table was great. My wife had some kind of seafood pot pie which she said was delicious. I don't eat seafood, but she loves it. I had the fish and chips. Fish is different than seafood, I know what you're thinking. It was great, I had to ask for the malt vinegar, but when I did the waitress brought it quickly. Our friends had the Rueben sandwich a flatbread pizza and a cobb salad. The only complaint was that the menu listed romaine lettuce in the Cobb salad and it was a mix of greens without any romaine.
My wife and I came here for the first time on a Thursday night for her birthday. We had our choice of seating which was a quiet table in the corner. There were maybe two other couples and some friends in the restaurant. Our server was Melissa and she was very attentive in a good way. Not over bearing and very friendly.
The food was amazing! We started with the beer cheese fondue. It was awesome. For dinner my wife had the fish and chips which she raved about. Very fresh and filling. I had the bruh mac and cheese. It was very filling and the portion was great. I don't do the extra fancy.
We also had a drink each and all together with our appetizer and dinner it came to like 60 bucks which we thought was extremely reasonable considering the location and portions.
I could see how parking could be weird since its in the bottom of a hotel, but at the same time since its at the top of king street it wasn't a big deal trying to find something.
We will def be back!
The service wasn't very good... Ordered a bottle of wine and it came out with a glass that was fresh out of the dishwasher and was still soaking wet and still had lipstick marks all over the rim. I mentioned this to the service and she continued corking the wine and left the open bottle on the table. She brought back a new glass and sat it there.... No tasting, and walked away.
So, it's safe to say that the server needs to learn how to properly serve a bottle of wine!
She walked away and we still wanted to order appetizers, but we had to wait for her to come back. All the while she was just standing at the bar, looking around, doing nothing.
At least the food was good... We really liked everything we ordered.
But we definitely didn't appreciate the bad service.
Ribeye was great, salmon was great, Bistro steak was overcooked. Sides were very good.
Overall the experience was good. It did take a while for server to clear our table. Otherwise decent experience for everyday dining.
This restaurant is awful! First, the front desk stated the parking is validated since the restaurant is inside the hotel. Then, the manager said it was not. The calamari were sagging in the batter and the wings were just heated up with some buffalo sauce on top of them. Overall, DON'T GO TO THIS RESTAURANT!!!!!!
It was perfect for a friend catch up. I had been out of town for 3 months. We had a quiet corner to reconnect. Loved it!
Ricardo served us and he was so attentive and professional. Wonderful experience!