Cheesetique - Del Ray

4.6
384 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cheesetique, established in 2004, is the go-to neighborhood spot for fine cheeses, food-friendly wine, and an eclectic, cheese-centric menu.

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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Beth
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food wasn’t good and rather expensive . Outdoor space faces an unattributed parking lot in one direction - ok if your look toward street. Our server Bethany was very nice however.

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JessicaI
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quint, delicious, and fun shopping area! Highly recommend!

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RichR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great! One of the servers told us she would bring the check. We waited about 30 minutes. Had to go find the server to get the check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Cheesetique. It’s great.

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a comfortable, relaxing visit on a beautiful Sunday late afternoon. Food was very good as usual starting with the cheese board and then with some of the cheesy specialties (grilled cheese sandwiches especially, yum!).

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HappyEater
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and substantial, however, not outstanding. It was the little things that caused 4 stars, instead of 5. My pear and warm brie salad was good, but grilling the previously cooked chicken to warm it, left it dry. The waiter was good, yet I had to request an additional cup of coffee. The honey dip was initially forgotten for the pear and prosciutto sandwich. I'd go again, but I'd know that it's the opportunity for conversation not the extraordinary food and service.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

I was truly looking forward to my meal here based on the description, but was sorely disappointed. The service was atrocious...from our waiter forgetting the gazpacho we ordered (and then telling us it wasn't finished yet!?!...it's chilled soup) to watching other servers slop a plated order into to go boxes for some poor soul getting a curbside, it was a letdown.

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fred
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely dining experience. I highly recommend Cheesetique.

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vipdwells
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food at Cheesetique is always great, but the service is terrible. Staff seems to make an effort to ignore customers when they walk in on both the restaurant side and the cheese counter. They seem totally focused on filling online and pick up orders. They were out of soft drinks which left us with only water for the 30 minutes it took to get any food. I’ve been here many times in the past and had a much better experience. Hope they can get it together again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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VivianG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The starter came out late. My soup came before my friends entrees and ice tea refills was slow but sitting outdoors in nice weather was great. Love the food. Deep fried cheese curds are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anything outside these days is a bonus. Food was on point. Might think of adding some outdoor fans for circulation.
Waitstaff a bit immature. Don’t keep coming back to the table and asking how we all when you don’t have our food. Consequently, give us a chance to eat before jumping in to ask how it is. And when we answer quickly, leave us alone. We didn’t come here for your company.

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vipEpgva
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Father’s Day brunch

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vipSuzanneT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding! Loved the mac and cheese and grilled cheese - restaurant is a gem!

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LizM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! Great service and a nice spot outside in the shade. Food and wine were excellent! While there were no Happy Hour specials, we enjoyed being there at 4:30 before the dinner crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my partners birthday. Servers were great. Food was amazing. It was a beautiful evening! Will definitely be back!

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vipJenessaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place is great. We really enjoyed the mimosa bucket option so that we could all share.

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marianol
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Amazing wines. The ambient is great!

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vipALT1
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely anniversary evening sitting outside! Great service- food- drink and food!

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fred
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price!
I have never has a bad meal there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had an amazing time. The food was beyond amazing. The fondu was the highlight of the dinner.

My only complaint was they were out of a lot of liquors for the signature cocktails

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MikeK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. You should definitely go there if you're a fan of food and wine.

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JennM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their outdoor space, live music was on point, and all things cheesy were delicious!!!

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Jackson
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Do you like cheese and meat? If so you'll love Cheesetique. Their mixed cheese and meat boards are delicious and well worth the price. They also have great wine pairings which go well with your selection. With a great selection of Mac 'N Cheese, Grilled Cheeses and delicious cheesy sandwiches, what else can a cheese lover ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Del Ray Gem. This restaurant has all my favorite things. Wine, baby friendly, cheese, and outdoor sitting. Will always come back.

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NateP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic cheese selection and a great brunch menu. We really enjoyed our delicious meal! The service was top notch and attentive and the food was fantastic. Afterwards, we stopped into the shop to pick up some cheese to go! Highly recommended and can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a pleasant time at cheestique! Rianna was amazing and the gf Mac n cheese was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and we were absolutely blown away with the quality of service and hospitality. The icing on the cake, orrrr creamy cheese on the delightfully toasted bread, was the cubed cheese in our cocktails. The cocktails were superb and the cheese garnish was a fun little treat! We had the cheese curds, three cheese board, wine fight, and a grilled cheese and the shrimp and grits. All were tasty and served with a smile.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my nephew to dinner after he helped me with some yard work.

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nofranchisesaloud
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It is still a solid restaurant that I have been a fan of for years. Great news is they have a good amount of outdoor tables as they use a side driveway that used to be the entry to a parking lot (parking lot has another entrance on side), however, the increase in tables is more than what they used to have pre-covid, and I don't think they are properly staffed. The manager overseeing the server was good in checking up on us and was the only reason we received our second drink order as our server must not have put the order in. Our server also walked away before everyone was done ordering/asking questions. The food and drink selection is still excellent, I will return and hope for better service. I think it was early in the day and they were overwhelmed as it was a Saturday with better weather than forecasted.

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MHOM
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were there for the jazz evening in first Thursday. The music was good, the Mac & cheese was very good, the wine was outstanding and the service was very attentive without intruding. We were out doors which was very pleasant but the chairs were uncomfortable probably due to no cushions as a result of sanitary concerns due to the pandemic.

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vipNancyA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and waiter was nice but took a long time

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Ruthie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was a cool spot but it has a limited meat and cheese selection for their cheese boards. Also, they were out of a few menu items. Would have loved to seen more of a selection for their boards.

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KSmith
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Overall the service was quite poor for a slow Monday evening. Our server was carrying too much and spilled the wine all over us/our table/purse/etc. Accidents happen but the fact that he didn't immediately apologize or figure out how to clean it up better is what made it worse. We have always had good food & service at Cheesetique and so this experience was surprising, and very disappointing. I know the server tried but he made things worse. I was also surprised that a Manager didn't come out to smooth things over. That probably would have helped versus the bad attempts by the two servers. Ultimately we walked away and ate elsewhere. I would still recommend it as this was a one-off but seriously poor customer service.

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vipTEMCC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gluten free grilled cheese is the best I've ever had

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LynH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date for two widows. Staff were discreet. Interacted just enough. So considerate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service and drinks were fantastic. Maybe it’s because of Covid but the dining area feels a bit “cold”.

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a nice weekday supper-- the grilled cheese and tomato soup was just perfect for a cold winter night! Thank you.

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BradleyA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious and creative, with excellent drink matching. Grilled cheeses are for more discerning pallets, not for toddler’s. Shame the bar is limited, since some of the speciality drinks sounded perfect for the meal and weather.

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vipDAFCP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I’m not sure what happen
This place used to be so good.
We order the cheesesteak n it was horrible. It used to be thin slices of steak. Now it’s chop up cheap steak just what you expect from a malls food court but at $18 LOL. The green did not have any dressing it it look like they just grab it out of a bag you guy at the grocery store. N finally the craps they just send us like 5 chips Total joke.
Service stared good with the hostess but the waiter was horrible. Never checked on us, didn’t bring what we asked for when we ask for extra plates n when it came time to get our bill I had to go look for the hostess to get our bill

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Cheesetique - Del Ray offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 706-5300.

Cheesetique - Del Ray is rated 4.6 stars by 384 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.

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