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King & Rye, Alexandria, VA

King & Rye

4.3
4.3
498 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, 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

  • Cocktails & Cupid Brunch

    Feb 11, 2023 only
    Grab your girlies or that special someone and join us for Cocktails & Cupid Brunch! Love will be in the air, as we play our favorite love songs playlist and don't miss your chance to post on Instagram with our decorated photo wall. We will have a list of specialty Valentine's Day cocktails and all guests will receive a gift that includes a 20% discount for a returning visit.
  • Valentine's Day 3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner

    $89.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    A special menu for you and that special someone! We're offering a 3-course Valentine's Dinner served with a glass of champagne for $89 per person. This special menu is available Friday, February 10th - Tuesday, February 14th.

What 498 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
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing. The tables are spread nicely so you don’t hear conversations from other tables. And, the food was amazing! Went with friends on Thursday for restaurant week. You get to choose either an app or dessert and a main. For apps we got the deviled eggs(4) and cornbread. The were good sized portions. For our mains we shared the cheeseburger, strip loin, and short ribs. All were delicious, but the short ribs were our favorite. We ended the meal sharing the chocolate peanut butter bacon bar. It was perfect to share between the 3 of us. Our server was great. He checked on us periodically, but wasn’t overwhelming. Highly recommend King & Rye! We will DEFINITELY be returning!
  2. RF

    RonF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Worst eggs Benedict I’ve ever had. Absolutely no taste. I should have been warned because it took literally 90 seconds for the food to come to my table after I ordered it. Meanwhile the cinnamon bun was quite pedestrian. Fruit cup was good however coffee was good and they gave my wife a free piece of cheesecake for her birthday. Still….
  3. JL

    JuneL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to try this place for restaurant week. It was nice, however the pricing didn’t make any sense. The restaurant week price for a starter and main (deviled eggs and burger) was $35, however, if I just purchased these two items off the normal menu, it would have been cheaper ($25). It seems a little odd that they charge people more money during restaurant week for the same items.
  4. S

    Seasoned

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome service, excellent cocktails, fantastic main dishes and dessert, appetizers were good but not up to the same level as the mains. Overall thoroughly enjoyed our date night and will definitely be back.
  5. H

    Heidi

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining there. Went on restaurant week and pleasantly surprised to be served full portions. Will def be back and will recommend
  6. P

    Pr82762

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Everything was good, -very nice service , very good coffee (soy milk latte) just that the bacon did not taste very good. I have had the bacon there before so I know it is uniquely thick, almost like pork belly. However last few times I’ve ordered it - it was still very tasty and a bit crunchy. This time the bacon had no flavor and was mushy. My daughter, who loves bacon and will usually eat any variety of it- wouldn’t eat this one. Just an fyi! Otherwise very nice brunch.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was good but not exceptional — as expected. The space was nice enough. Very convenient option if staying at the adjacent hotel.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Normally we’ve had good experiences here before, but our last visit wasn’t very satisfactory. Although we arrived on time for our reservation, we had to wait 20 minutes for a table. The cold air from the doors (front and patio) was a distraction. My wife’s mussels were fine, but the chicken entree was tasteless. Our server was fine, however. We skipped coffee and dessert and headed for the comfort of home.
  9. M

    Mangia

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Did not like the wine list, should be some Italian wines on the list. The menu was very southern I realize that located in Virginia, but wish there was more fish choices. So I went with the Farro dish, which I thought was excellent!!
  10. ML

    MLDM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Nice location for brunch but average food overall. Service was very friendly.
  11. CR

    CarolR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience -food & service were both a 10 !!
  12. J

    John

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the King and Rye fulfilled my expectations. Thank you.
  13. OS

    OysterSeeker

    Mobile

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great and convenient as guests of the hotel.
  14. d

    delish

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Shrimp and grits were delicious!!!
  15. JR

    JohnR

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cheeseburger is the best we have ever tasted. Superb.
  16. KT

    KatyT

    Philadelphia

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    One waiter seemed to be doing all the work while the waitress couldn’t even bring water to the tables. The potatoes were delicious. I ordered over medium eggs, and the whites were not fully cooked. It was fine - nothing to write home about.
  17. TS

    TracyS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner at King & Rye with 2 others. We all ordered different entrees, and we all loved them. I had the tea brined chicken with green bean casserole-so yummy. The pork and beans, and the shrimp and grits, the others ordered were also outstanding. Would differently come again. The restaurant was busy, and service was great.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service and food. Drinks are really good and the server and bartender crafted a really great hot chocolate bourbon drink. The in house made marshmallows are perfect!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday getaway. Our hotel offered continental breakfast and we wanted a hot breakfast. We deleted Ted King & Rye as it was the highest rated breakfast available on weekdays. The eggs were noticeably better quality than most. The biscuit was crispy and flaky, not crumbly or doughy. Our group of 4 ordered stellar - several items and shared. I would have preferred syrup on the side of the pancakes. I will go back next time we are in old town.
  20. J

    John

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    King and Rye is centrally located in Old Town and, thus, is convenient. The wait staff is excellent. The food is good. On the day I ate there, the billing system was down and I could not pay with a credit card, but the wait staff was quick to accept cash and I had the needed amount on my person.
  21. MM

    MarcnMel

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    King and Rye has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food, drinks, and ambience are top notch!
  22. AW

    AndyW

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    For a breakfast area next to a higher end hotel, not great ambiance (although nice music and food was fine). Very sterile tables and decor. Needs to be refurbished. Prices were fair though.
  23. b

    bonappetite

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The restaurant is a very open space with a nice ambience and moderate noise level. The service was above average. The brunch menu had nice offerings, but came out lukewarm. The sausage gravy with biscuit was not warmed through, so they took it back and it came to the table this time too hot to touch. After that I didn't send anything back. I just wanted to enjoy my a special time with my daughter. When I received the bacon eggs benedict it was almost warm and unappealling. There was barely any hollandaise sauce (tablespoon?) on these teensy poached eggs and skimpy bacon.. I asked for steamed spinach to replace their "crispy fried" potaotes, but was told that wasn't an option. Everything was barely warm. The price was too much for the small portions and quality of the overall meal.
  24. A

    Angela

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    King and Rye is always great but their new menu additions are spectacular. Duck and chicken pot pie were two of our faves…great cocktails and ambience as well as a friendly and attentive staff.
  25. RW

    RichardW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic brunch at the King and Rye. Easy parking. Simple reservations. Incredible food. Great service. And a nice comfortable environment. Everything an Alexandria brunch should be.
  26. BM

    BrendaM

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Seated quickly in desired area. Very busy morning Scottish Walk Parade. Meal arrived quickly hot and delicious. I’m sure due to a busy day attentive customer service would have been exceptional.
  27. R

    Raeo

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Short menu that appealed to everyone in our family group of 5. Excellent service.
  28. NN

    New2NOVA

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for brunch/breakfast during our stay at the Alexandrian. They handled breakfast credits from our room very efficiently. The ambience is clean and modern. Food was good quality and good portions. Definitely make a reservation for breakfast if you are staying at the hotel. They fill up quick!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails!!
  30. J

    Jeffrey

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice atmosphere for happy hour. Drinks were great but in my opinion the food was just okay. A bit pricey for what you got .
  31. RB

    ReggieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining here never disappoints. I will definitely be returning.
  32. CS

    CasSha

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was incredible. This is my third visit so I brought family after thanksgiving my family enjoyed their meal immensely. We ordered the collard greens, burgers, chicken and green bean casserole with the kale and pomegranate salad. The greens were delicious and we’re from the south so we know good southern food. Highly recommend everything. The kale salad could have been massages a bit more to make the kale more tender but other than that, we loved everything from the seasoning to the temperature of the food to the presentation.
  33. F

    neilF

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Abject I saw poor reviews and I thought, no people just need to be more understanding with staff shortages but there is plenty of staff here. I felt rushed. I booked for a 9:15pm reservation as I was flying in. I started getting texts at 8:30pm telling me my table was ready. I had to rush to drop my bags off my at my hotel fearful that my table was going to be given away. I get there and the place is dead. No atmosphere. The floor has marks on it. There's even table and chairs inside with patio furniture. Within a minute of sitting down my server was demanding to know what I wanted to eat. Literally I order a drink and it was "and for food". I said I needed a minute. My drink was an inconvience. I asked for an Old Fashioned with Rye. Considering the place is called King and Rye, I don't think that's unreasonable but the server acted stunned and was clearly condescending over it. Then as soon as the drink arrives, hounding me for the food order. Clearly wanted to go home. I ordered the steak and was recommended to add the roasted veggies (upcharge). Fine. The steak was due to come with parsnips. The food arrives. No parsnips. I asked and got told "I told you sir to order the roasted vegetables". First, you told me? What am I? Five years old? Second, parsnips are a roasted vegetable. Clearly there is pressure to upsell guests and then remove items promised as part of the main course in the hope guests don't notice. I ordered a 2nd old fashioned. The server comes back later saying "did you really want that again?" They're not short staffed. There was 3 people gossiping at the host stand for 15 minutes. The bill was slapped down without a thank you or an ask if I wanted dessert.
  34. K

    Katherine

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as per usual!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal!
  36. R

    Rio235

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It was perfectly average. Food was good, cocktails were decent. Despite having a reservation and there being other open tables, our small party was seated at a table that was way too large making it hard to have a conversation.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Delicious food and drink, slow-ish service and perhaps slightly overpriced, but not enough to detract too much from the experience.
  38. CS

    CharlesS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is very good, however there is one complaint that must be made. I reserved ahead of time for outdoor seating in the central garden area but apparently a wedding reception was booked "Last Minute" before I arrived! The food and the scenery was excellent but it would be much appreciated if the coordination was improved ^_^;
  39. GD

    G1D2R3

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed breakfast a couple days. Modest but nice ambience, friendly and thoughtful staff, VERY good food. A bit on the pricey side though.
  40. DV

    DanielleV

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday brunch. Sat at the bar and the bar tender was attentive and enjoyable to talk with.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • 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 498 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 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

    Southern, 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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