Cheesetique - Del Ray
We’re a specialty cheese and wine shop. We’re a comfortable, cheese-centric restaurant. We’re all things to all cheese lovers, so join us to shop, dine, or both!
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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Join us for Easter Brunch featuring our Mimosa Bucket, Ooh La La French Toast, Lobster Mac, Green Eggs & Ham, 'Tique Cheesesteak, and all our brunch favorites. Great for groups and families with kids. Our shop will be open for Easter chocolate and confection goodies to take home!
Sunday, April 21, 2019
A must for cheese lovers! We tried a special menu for the cherry blossom festival, love the creative new macs and sandwiches they come up with throughout the year!
Hi Tasha, Thank you for visiting Cheesetique! I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed the special cherry blossom festival menu. Be on the lookout for a new special menu in the next few weeks! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
We have a small group of friends who go out for lunch every Saturday. We try to pick a place someone in the group hasn't been to but wanted to try. Three in our group had not been to Cheesetigue so here we are. The service, food and atmosphere were fabulous! Everyone wants to go back to try a different offering from the menu. The back room is absolutely wonderful as well. Great place to go!
Hi Matt, Thanks to you and your Saturday lunch group for joining us at Cheesetique! What a neat tradition you all have. We look forward to welcoming you all back. And, consider giving us a try at dinner where there are different items on the menu. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
Food and service were excellent!! Definitely go with the cheese plate. We had the server choose the varieties for us, she did a fantastic job!
Hi Amanda, Thanks for visiting us at Cheesetique. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the cheeseboard and found your server's selections to be on point. I really appreciate you taking the time to write a 5-star review. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
Neat little store and eatery.
Lobster Mac is good but didn’t blow me away. Interesting pairing of Brussels sprouts and bleu cheese and they’re great. Fantastic cherry cheesecake.
If you like good food, wine, cheese, and charcuterie - in a unique and quiet setting - you’ll enjoy Cheesetique.
Hi there, Anonymous, Thanks for visiting Cheesetique. So glad you enjoyed the Brussel sprouts and blue cheese and the cheesecake. We really enjoyed putting together the cherry blossom festival menu and especially the cheesecake offering to support Stop Child Abuse Now. Thanks for the review and I hope to see you back at Cheesetique soon! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
Cheesetique Del Ray is one of my fave restaurants and with good reason. The food is consistently good, the staff pleasant and prompt, and the ambiance is casual and laid back.
Hi there, Thank you for frequenting Cheesetique! I appreciate your 5-star review and I look forward to welcoming you back to Cheesetique again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
One of our very favorite places for a light, lovely meal!
Hi BarbaraL, Thank you! I'm so pleased to hear Cheesetique is one of your favorite spots for a meal. See you soon! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
LOVED our night out at cheesetique! Our servers Rico and Jess were incredible and we immediately felt like family! We had the lobster Mac and the caprese app and both were delicious. We will definitely come back again
Hi there, Foodie1325, Wow! Thank you for joining us and for writing such a fabulous review. And, thanks for calling positive attention to your "incredible" servers Rico and Jess. The whole Cheesetique team works hard at hospitality and it is so nice to be recognized. I look forward to seeing you at Cheesetique again soon! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
Wine by the glass and by the bottle was a bit pricey. Mark-up on a wine bottle was 200%!
Food was great and service was very good.
Hello HMMMB, Thank you SO much for joining us at Cheesetique. I am glad to hear you found the food great and service very good. Please join us again! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
Always love Cheestique visits. The GrownUp Grilled Cheese is perfect on so many levels.
Hi j8rsig, Thank you for joining us at Cheesetique! It is so nice of you to take the time to say the GrownUp Grilled Cheese is "perfect on so many levels" - we agree (or at least that is what we strive for), but it sounds better coming from you. Please do stop in again soon! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
The food? Amazing. The service? Top notch. The right amount of attention without it being too much. The cheese recommendations were great. The ambience was light but still classy. We had kids and they had choices for them as well but the location still kept it romantic for my partner and me. Order the Oink Old Fashioned!
Cheesetique was surprisingly good. We have walked past many times, always curious, but never stopping. We finally decided to give it a try and enjoyed the food. The waitress was friendly and prompt and the store, while small, was quaint. Not bad for a quick lunch at a reasonable price. Give them a try.
Hi FoodFan, Thank you for visiting Cheesetique. I'm so pleased to hear we made a great first impression! Thanks for recommending us and I hope you'll join us again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)
Good wine selection that paired nicely with the food selection. Server recommendations were great and much appreciated. I will be back.
Service was more than slow. The waitress was apologetic when she did check in with us but would forget about requests for refills, etc. My sandwich came without my side salad. Overall disappointing.
Cozy neighborhood spot. My friend and I each had the Rye cocktail and thought it was delicious and well made. Warm olive appetizer was too much for 2 people but quite good. My grilled goat cheese sandwich was tasty but I was too full to finish it. Our server was fantastic; she kept an eye on our cocktails and timed our dinner to arrive after we were finished. This is a great place if you don't want to spend the $ at Evening Star but want a nice meal.
Great atmosphere and very quiet with delicious food. It was a great place to have lunch with family.
They were out of two things I tried to order, but otherwise everything was great!
Delicious! Totally decadent! Good atmosphere but the music was a tad too loud for me
One of our favorite places in Del Ray Alexandria. Great value, delicious food, friendly staff and thankfully, NO televisions!
I was not impressed with the world’s best Mac and cheese but everything else we ate was good. The cheesecake was fabulous. I would recommend this restaurant to others and return myself.
Did the special racketeering dinner. Enjoyable if a bit scant on the portion.
Amazing food and wine and great recommendations from the staff, will definitely be visiting again
We were two and were placed next to an etremely loud table of 12. Might reconfigure tables do all large groups are together fighting to hear their colleagues and two tops together for a more civilized experience.
Always delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever ordered my own beverage here. I always ask my server to pick a wine and have never been dissatisfied. They always pick a great pairing.
Delicious food, cozy and surprisingly spacious dining room in the back of the cheese shop. Whatever else you get, you have to order the cheese curds.
Wonderful atmosphere. Food was good but didn’t live up to atmosphere or expectations. Service was terrific and made us feel very welcome.
We will come back for the Raclette Party this week!!!
I love cheese and this is a favorite spot for them
Went for the raclette event, they were not ready for the event. The advertisements said one thing... the staff had no idea what was happening. We ended up waiting an hour after being seated for the restaurant to get it together... kind of a sad representation for something they advertised months in advance.
Cheesetique is always a favorite and excellent comfort food. Never a disappointment.
A nice evening out and an enjoyable return to a favorite place.
Awesome food and great wine. If you like cheese, this is the place to check out.
A great value for restaurant week- our server recommended an excellent wine. Next time we would definitely add a tomato soup to our order of Adult Grilled Cheese.
My 8 year old loves macaroni and cheese and has an adventurous palate. This seemed perfect for her birthday. We were there during restaurant week and the adults got the three course dinner. It was wonderful and I hope that they do that more often! I wish they would have offered something with a little more meat on it as part of the entree options. Unlike me, My husband does not live on cheese alone. But we added meat to the Mac and everything was delicious. Ambiance was lovely. Cheese/meat plate was divine. Parking was a cinch. Our server reminded us hat is was happy hour and we had wonderful reasonably price reds. I had the original Mac and it was truffle crusted gloriousness. I also tasted the Brie and pearchetta sandwich which was wonderfully satisfying. My only critique was the the kids Mac and cheese is a very small portion for $7 and does not include a drink or side. My kids each had to order a second kids meal to get filled up. Perhaps maybe some bread with the Mac and a slightly larger portion would be better- or a warning that it is only one small ramekin worth of Mac probably for kids under 5. When all was said and done I could have ordered the adult portion for the same price as two itty bitty kids portions. A small kids Mac and a side of tots was $12. But it was delicious! We all loved our food. They gave my birthday girl a complementary birthday mousse and it was chocolate heaven!! we will go back soon and bring our friends :)
Great service and great food.
Had a team lunch at Cheestique yesterday. Our team had a wonderful time. The food was wonderful - cheesy, comforting and creative. There were combinations of food (grilled cheese with brie, pears and honey) that were fabulous. They had great wine options. They even had food options for someone in our group who didn't like cheese.
I was surprised there weren't more people - but, we loved the quiet atmosphere.
I will definitely be going back.
This place is a lot bigger than meets the eye. They have a separate dining room behind the store and bar area. The menu is pretty extensive and cheesy! Great for a date night dinner.
Very cozy place with amazing cheese options and good wine.
The mimosa bucket and pear grill cheese, super yummy
This place was great! I would highly recommend it for both brunch and dinner. The cheese was incredible, the service was incredible, and a wine that was recommend has now become my absolute favorite.