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King & Rye, Alexandria, VA

King & Rye

4.3
4.3
405 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
King & Rye is the reflection of the bounty of the mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. We feature seasonal, intentional ingredients sourced through real relationships with farmers, makers and butchers. With humble, refined menus rooted in tradition and authentic flavors that go beyond the expected to offer a deeper exploration of Southern cuisine, we're a place where you can expect slow food, proper whiskeys and genuine hospitality.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 842-2761

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Hold your private event at King & Rye inside the stylish Alexandrian Hotel in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Beautifully appointed event space, seating 10 – 150, play host to a myriad of events including intimate wine dinners, swank cocktail parties, elegant rehearsal dinners and beautiful weddings. Our brick lined interior courtyard is ideal for receptions or dining, from southern cook-outs to garden-style receptions.

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful event spaces, seat 10 – 250 for private dining, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners and, beautiful weddings .

  • Private party contact

    Jessie Castner: (866) 945-4717

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    King Street/South Pitt

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self-parking in The Alexandrian Hotel Garage for up to 3 hours with dining receipt.

  • Public transit

    King Street Metro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Alexandria Restaurant Week

    $35.00 per person

    Aug 19 - Aug 27, 2022
    King & Rye will be offering a $35 per person dinner during Alexandria Restaurant Week, August 19-27. Featuring a variety of southern flavors to savor including Southern Style Deviled Eggs, Chef's Cut Steak, Shrimp & Grits, and a Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Bar. Restaurant Week special includes one Entrée and one starter or one dessert per person. Available for dine-in only and all guests in each party must order off the featured menu to participate.

What 405 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KJ

    KarlJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Food and service were very good. Walk out the door if they have live music...
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Brunch was not great. For a southern food place, the biscuits were heavy and hard. Bacon was overdone. Pancakes were tasty, but chewy. Service didn’t clean the table well before or during our meal and brought the wrong biscuits initially. Cute place, but the food was not up to par.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining there and both the food and service was great.
  4. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, superb service, excellent food. We ate on the patio which was just perfect (and very quiet - which is what we were hoping for so we could have conversations with guests without needing to raise voices). Highly recommend this restaurant.
  5. T

    Tris

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Been a few times for brunch and the food is impeccable. Get there early for the cinnamon bins. Very worth it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    You can’t beat the location for Saturday brunch before heading to the farmers market. Our server was wonderful. The food was good except my husband‘s potatoes came out kind of lukewarm even though mine came out at the same time and we’re nice and hot.
  7. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic, little too loud for us, still enjoy ourselves Immensely we will be back
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Food is appropriately seasoned and presented well. Good portion size. I will definitely return!!
  9. MS

    MaryS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family truly enjoyed our time there. Looking forward to our next outing.
  10. ES

    ErickaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The pomegranate mimosa was the star of the meal. Many of the dishes we ordered were over cooked and over seasoned and therefore dry and lacking the true essence of flavor from the meats and vegetables. Definitely a miss for us this time however thinking about returning on a day other than during Sunday’s brunch .
  11. KG

    KimG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    The service was horrible. Was there for my birthday celebration. Just was not what I expected from a restaurant that had good reviews. First and last time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender is awesome! We love Gretchen ♥️♥️
  13. f

    funforeveryone

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service by Spence. My husband had the Branzino which was excellent. My daughter had the Shenandoah Chicken which was very good as well. Good cocktail selection and delicious desserts especially the cookie skillet.
  14. B

    Brian

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The first time I went, it was great. This time all the food was poor, biscuits were salty, eggs were not runny for the Benedict, bacon was stringy and overcooked. Service was slow and got the order wrong. I brought people excited to share and it needed up being embarrassing.
  15. F

    Foodieyum

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Biscuits tasted like they had too much baking soda. We ordered from the brunch menu and most items were delicious except for the bacon was over cooked.
  16. D

    Disappointed

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, great food, and awesome drinks. The wait staff is knowledgeable and available. Great place to spend an evening with friends or family!
  17. J

    Jeff

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall it was a nice experience. The staff was very good. I ordered steak. It wasn't a top cut of meat. Strangely it was served with sides in a shallow bowl which made it difficult to cut. My date enjoyed her fish. The patio out back was inviting but inside there was little to absorb the sound so there was a bit of a din.
  18. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Steak was ordered medium rare but was served well done. They did recook and served it as ordered, but my wife was finished with her meal by that time. Will not return.
  19. MG

    MelGG

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing and everyone was very friendly
  20. E

    Eggs

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Had breakfast Ordered the chicken and biscuits, and sent it back because it was very salty. Got eggs and ham, and the ham was very salty, as was the biscuit that came with it. Generally, restaurants use a lot of salt to compensate for inferior food. I wouldn’t mind if it was a ten dollar meal, but it was 25 dollars. I won’t be eating there again.
  21. MM

    MarcnMel

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we really enjoyed it..the cheese burgers with tots were quite impressive but the drinks were outstanding. Our waitress was attentive but not bothersome, professional with a great sense of humor.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great vibes for indoor and quaint looking neighborhood. Food was delicious and the drinks were outstanding
  23. K

    Kenny

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was nice but the food was lacking. Required a bit more seasoning in my opinion. Overall, with a nice waitress, it is a nice spot to visit or host an event.
  24. GF

    GreedyFoodie

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was just okay. The peach bellini tasted more like a Mimosa. The cinnamon roll wasn't gooey and soft like I was thinking they should be,and brunch dishes were okay. Nice service and ambience though
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and service good. At 6:30 on a Friday they had a guitarist playing inside who was good but it was far too loud. We would have had to shout to have a conversation over dinner so asked to move outside which they accommodated. We enjoyed the branzino, scallops, shrimp & grits and burger.
  26. CC

    CeeCee

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat in the courtyard and it was beautiful! The tables were sufficiently shaded (by umbrellas), and the wait staff was attentive. The food wasn’t out of this world, but I wasn’t disappointed either. I would dine here again.

    King & RyeResponded on May 25, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and great service!

    King & RyeResponded on May 26, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing King & Rye!

  28. BP

    BaharP

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    We ordered family taco and mussels. Taco was the worst I have eaten. It was so small and chicken was horrible. Veggies were just corn. Just corn! Mussels were ok. Drinks were good. Service was very slow and our server complained about issues in the kitchen. Not a great experience on a Friday night with reservation. At least the courtyard was nice.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love abs adore this place, great for a first date.

    King & RyeResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing King & Rye and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  30. J

    Jillian

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The bacon was horrible. Came thick cut and covered in maple syrup which I wasn’t expecting. Otherwise I liked the brunch.
  31. BB

    BarnettB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    The wait staff was slow and poor. What really surprised me was that I ordered a $35 steak dinner and I received 2 strips of a steak. What happened to a whole entire medium well steak? I was disappointed with the overall experience. The place wasn't crowded yet the live performance was very loud for the setting. I was truly disappointed with my experience and service let alone the skimpy food for the prices charged.
  32. a

    andreap

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    out of 10+ restaurants over 5 days stay ... simply the best in all means, if you happen to be in national park for conferences at the gay lord no doubts the 12$ for a Huber ride to Alexandria are the best you can spend ....
  33. LT

    LynbeaT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience at King & Rye!! I had the mussels, the taco plate, and cornbread. The cornbread and tacos were just okay so that’s why I gave it a 4. Loved the mussels and the drink I had which had the word “friendship” in. We sat outside in the cocktail garden which was super cute!
  34. S

    Stinger

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Every dish was fine but some were far better than others. We really liked the grits. The wine list could be much improved. More beer on tap would be nice.

    King & RyeResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

  35. MT

    MTFoodie

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was unique and amazing. Everything I tasted was delicious. Wouldn’t recommend for a quick bite, but generally found the experience wonderful.

    King & RyeResponded on May 11, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing King & Rye and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  36. PO

    PatriciaO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    the bacon was terrible. like a piece of fat on a ham bone.
  37. MV

    MarkV

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience !! Food was incredible 👍
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Sunday brunch, with friendly & speedy service
  39. j

    jenniferk

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our table was ready at the exact time of our reservation and our server was very sweet. The food was a little pricey but you definitely get what you pay for! High quality ingredients = top notch meals all around. My husband loved his Bloody Mary and I was in love with the eggs Benedict with amazing crispy potatoes! We recommend the food and awesome bartenders to anyone!
  40. EL

    EricaL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delicious as always. It was my dates first time and he enjoyed. We will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

King & Rye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 842-2761.

King & Rye is rated 4.3 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for King & Rye

480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King Street/South Pitt

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self-parking in The Alexandrian Hotel Garage for up to 3 hours with dining receipt.

  • Public transit

    King Street Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 842-2761

  • Catering

    Hold your private event at King & Rye inside the stylish Alexandrian Hotel in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Beautifully appointed event space, seating 10 – 150, play host to a myriad of events including intimate wine dinners, swank cocktail parties, elegant rehearsal dinners and beautiful weddings. Our brick lined interior courtyard is ideal for receptions or dining, from southern cook-outs to garden-style receptions.

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful event spaces, seat 10 – 250 for private dining, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners and, beautiful weddings .

  • Private party contact

    Jessie Castner: (866) 945-4717

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