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The Reserve

4.7
4.7
62 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

After nearly two years in hiatus, we have changed our private dining room into an intimate 30 seat upscale casual dining experience featuring small plates and craft cocktails.

Only open Thursday through Saturday nights from 5-10 for Reserve dinner service.

The door to the left of the Original Del Ray Pizzeria leads to the Reserve's stairwell.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 549-2999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Ochoa

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    East Del Ray Avenue

  • Parking details

    We have 10 dedicated parking spots behind the United Bank Building 1.5 blocks away. We validate parking with a current receipt from The Reserve. Please show to the attendant upon your departure to be reimbursed for parking. You may also use street parking where available, as well as the Del Ray Pizzeria parking lot out back (spaces 20-28).

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wine

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Menu

Plates

  • Fried Avocado$10.00

    pulled chicken / spicy mayo

    • Stuffed Portobello$12.00

      crab meat / mozzarella / cheddar / parsley / bread crumbs

      • Burrata$11.00

        dried tomatoes / cantaloupe / prosciutto / lavender honey

        • Citrus Salad$11.00

          arugula / prosciutto / goat cheese / mandarin oranges / walnuts

          • Shrimp Potstickers$15.00

            spicy chili dipping sauce

            • Fried Green Tomatoes$12.00

              pimento cheese / shrimp remoulade / hard boiled egg

              • Sauteed Sea Scallops$19.00

                double smoked slab bacon / whiskey syrup / cilantro habanero butter

                • Pan Seared Chicken$17.00

                  collard green couscous / creamy pomegranate / onion

                  • N'duja Shrimp & Grits$20.00

                    smoked gouda grits / mushroom / n'duja cream sauce

                    • Braised Short Rib$18.00

                      creamy cheddar polenta / sauteed rainbow chard

                      • Wagyu Sirloin$22.00

                        shrimp / sweet potato puree / grilled asparagus / bearnaise sauce

                        Sides

                        $7

                        • Bang Bang Broccoli

                          • Mac & Cheese

                            • Collard Greens

                              Craft Cocktails

                              • Booze Berry$13.00

                                titos / ginger simple / cremant / lemon juice / blueberry

                                • Winter Sage$13.00

                                  espolon blanco / lime / grapefruit bitters

                                  • Downtown Abbey$13.00

                                    earl gray infused gin / egg white / simple / lemon

                                    • Fall of Summer$13.00

                                      barbados rum / lime juice / grapefruit juice / spiced simple

                                      • The Unknown$13.00

                                        bourbon / luxardo / st.germaine / mole bitters

                                        • In the Know$13.00

                                          bourbon / lavender simple / grapefruit / honey bitters

                                          • Warm To the Core$13.00

                                            red wine / almonds / cognac / vodka / port / winter spices

                                            Beer

                                            • 3 Stars "Bout That Life" / American Wild Ale / ABV 7.2$11.00

                                              • Vasen "Hyperborean Galaxy" / New England IPA / ABV 7.5$9.00

                                                • Kindred Spirits "Paradise" / Lager / ABV 5$7.00

                                                  Red

                                                  • Solena 2015 Pinot Noir / Solena Estate / Willamette Valley, OR$14.00

                                                    • Black Slate 2016 Grenache Blend / La Vilella Lata / Priorat, Spain$13.00

                                                      • Casa L'angel 2016 Cab Sauv / Valencia, Spain$12.00

                                                        • Cotes du Rhone 2016 Red Rhone / Domaine Andre Berthet-Rayne / Rhone, France$9.00

                                                          • Mountainside 2014 Cab Sauv Blend / Acumen / St.helena, CA$60.00

                                                            • Inman Family 2016 Pinot Noir / Russian River Valley, CA$48.00

                                                              • 7 Fuentes 2015 Red Blend / Suertes del Marques / Canary Islands, Spain$50.00

                                                                • Langhe Nebbiolo 2015 Nebbiolo / La Spinetta / Piedmont, Italy$60.00

                                                                  • Desiderio 2014 Merlot / Avignonesi / Tuscany, Italy$71.00

                                                                    • Pov 2013 Cab Sauv Blend / Robert Sinskey / Napa, CA$70.00

                                                                      • Burnello di Montalcino 2013 Brunello / Vigna Delle Raunate / Tuscany, Italy$90.00

                                                                        • Auka 2013 Malbec / Auka / Mendoza, Argentina$90.00

                                                                          White

                                                                          • Jesera 2017 Pinot Grigio / Venica / Go, Italy$14.00

                                                                            • Tramin 2017 Sauv Blanc / Cantina Kellerei / Alto Adige, Italy$10.00

                                                                              • "Y" Block 2016 Chardonnay / Quepe / Santa Barbara, CA$12.00

                                                                                • Reserve 2016 Chardonnay / Mer Soleil / Santa Lucia Highlands, CA$12.00

                                                                                  • Chablis Ler Cru "Vau de Vey" 2016 Chablis / Jean-Marc Brocard / Burgundy, France$80.00

                                                                                    • Avancia 2015 Godello / Bodegas Avancia / Valdeorras, Spain$51.00

                                                                                      • Nautilus 2017 Sauv Blanc / Nautilus Estate / Marlborough, New Zealand$50.00

                                                                                        • Clos Saint-Philibert Monople 2015 Chardonnay / Bourgogne, France$70.00

                                                                                          • Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016 Chardonnay / Francois Mikulski / Bordeaux, France$75.00

                                                                                            • Espirit Blanc 2014 Grenache Blanc Blend / Tablas Creek / Pasorobles, CA$80.00

                                                                                              Bubbles

                                                                                              • Cremant de Liore 2106 Brut / Marcel Martin / Vouvray, France$15.00

                                                                                                Rose

                                                                                                • Rosato, Rose / Castello di Bossi / Tuscany, Italy$13.00

                                                                                                  • Confidentielle, Rose / Figuiere / La Londe-Les Maures, France$60.00

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                                                                                                    What 62 people are saying

                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                    4.7
                                                                                                    4.7 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                    • 4.8Food
                                                                                                    • 4.7Service
                                                                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                    • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                    1. ML

                                                                                                      MattL

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Outstanding little boutique restaurant. Would much rather come to a place like this than try to find value in the touristy areas of Alexandria. The short ribs and polenta was phenomenal. We will be back!

                                                                                                    2. S

                                                                                                      Sahara

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on August 10, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Absolutely love this place. The cocktails are great and the food is wonderful. Feels very cozy and personal.

                                                                                                    3. r

                                                                                                      raym

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                      we had great cocktails/drinks, delicious plates to share and AMAZING entrees. Mike and staff are terrific!! a must!!!

                                                                                                    4. NC

                                                                                                      NathanC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                      My wife and I live in Del Ray and have enjoyed The Reserve on several prior occasions. Unfortunately, our most recent visit was disappointing. The service was friendly, but very inefficient. We waited for quite some time to have an opportunity to request our bill, and then again to have the bill processed for payment. Our favorite entree, the wagyu sirloin has been revised poorly in our opinion. The dish is now overly sweet with a side of sweet potatoes, grilled pineapple and a blueberry sauce. If the steak were seasoned to offset the rest of the dish, perhaps the concept would work. As is, you need to eat the steak separately followed by the potato side and then the pineapple & sauce can be dessert. As our previous experiences were so stellar, we'll likely try again before moving on - but the area has too many options to have a nice night out end in disappointment.

                                                                                                    5. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great food, service and atmosphere. Too bad we were almost the only table in there - more people need to check this place out - definitely worth it!

                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on August 1, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Excellent food and service.

                                                                                                    7. FZ

                                                                                                      FredZ

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on July 20, 2019

                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      This is a good little hidden, eclectic restaurant. The menu is small and sophisticated, but there was at least one entree choice for all of the 4 of us. We all liked our entrees a lot. My only complaint is all of the seating are High Tops, I am not a fan.

                                                                                                    8. KT

                                                                                                      KimberlyT

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 15, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      It was a fun, capsular atmosphere. We had everything on the menu and it was great!!

                                                                                                    9. AJ

                                                                                                      AJohnson

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 14, 2019

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Favorite thing about The Reserve is the bartender. Always attentive, willing to work with your tastes to create something wonderful.

                                                                                                    10. KS

                                                                                                      KeithS

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 7, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      It’s a great spot for special occasions but prices and comfortable enough for everyday dining. Small place and great service. Very casual and delicious menu chocked with staples and a few new rotating choices.

                                                                                                    11. WW

                                                                                                      WookWalker

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 1, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The food was delicious, the staff friendly and accommodating, the atmosphere casual but special. We will definitely be back.

                                                                                                    12. C

                                                                                                      Chris

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      great restaurant Although a bit noisier than I would have liked

                                                                                                    13. LM

                                                                                                      LauraM

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 18, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      The perfect balance between small plates to share and smaller entrees. The menu is small, which I think allows the kitchen to concentrate on making a few dishes really outstanding. We had the fried green tomatoes and burrata to start - everything tasted so fresh with a burst of different, yet complementary flavors. We also shared an entrée - the shrimp and grits base was a creamy bisque-like broth with a kick and the shrimp were gigantic! With room for dessert, we chose to try the crème brulee, which has a perfect crunchy top with the traditional custard interior. Outstanding all around and we left feeling satiated, but not stuffed. Our drinks were quite good as well - we sampled 3 of the house-made cocktails. We came on a Thursday evening during Fairfax County Public School spring break, so it was likely quieter than normal. Loved this and would come back again!

                                                                                                    14. JN

                                                                                                      JeffN

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 4, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Best cocktails in Del Rey. Food is small plates but is very delicious.

                                                                                                    15. CT

                                                                                                      CraigT

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 16, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The Reserve a local Del Ray Va restaurant is awesome for a great meal. Interesting cocktails and good beer selection. Menu changes often enough that there is always a new item or two when we come back. Food is served as small plates. We usually just order to share so we can sample a wide variety of menu items. Service is friendly and well paced! We have been many times and will go back!

                                                                                                    16. BE

                                                                                                      BrookeE

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 15, 2019

                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                      The food was pretty good but nothing to rave about. I was surprised by how good the short ribs were and how mediocre the steak was. We ordered two small plates and two entrees and I was annoyed that the entrees came when we were only 2/3 of the way done with our small plates - so they got cold and we felt rushed. Also, without the front curtains open it felt a little claustrophobic since the space is so small.

                                                                                                    17. AA

                                                                                                      AndrewA

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 10, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Our favorite restaurant in the DC metro area. Great for date nights. Excellent food, smaller plates but really great flavor & presentation on every dish we've ordered. Gotta try the scallops. Mixed drink menu is also excellent.

                                                                                                    18. S

                                                                                                      Sahara

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 3, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      We had a wonderful dining experience. The cocktails were great. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very cozy and intimate. We will definitely return.

                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on January 19, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Great place for small plates and wine. Creative cocktail and food menu. Great service!

                                                                                                    20. J

                                                                                                      Jenny

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on January 11, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great. Food was awesome. Service awesome. Drinks?? Omg. Awesome.

                                                                                                    21. BD

                                                                                                      BethD

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on January 5, 2019

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Creative menu, great service, cozy neighborhood spot!

                                                                                                    22. KG

                                                                                                      KatyG

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 13, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Always fabulous!

                                                                                                    23. NN

                                                                                                      NeNe

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 13, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Excellent service

                                                                                                    24. R

                                                                                                      Renee

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 1, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Restaurant was a bit difficult to find, but once we were there, it was delightful. Had a cocktail that was excellent. Small menu including small plate appetizers...each one was excellent. The sides are outstanding and the main course was big enough to share. Really, really enjoyed this place and will return.

                                                                                                    25. BD

                                                                                                      BethD

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 1, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Very impressed with The Reserve. A new special spot in Del Ray.

                                                                                                    26. P

                                                                                                      Phil

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      50 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      50 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on November 25, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Food was tasty. Too long a delay between dishes. A bit pricey. Wine overpriced.

                                                                                                    27. MA

                                                                                                      MargaritaA

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on October 19, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Loved our experience! We tasted the wonderful cocktails and half the menu! Must come back to try the other half. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                    28. KH

                                                                                                      KristinaH

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on October 18, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                                                      The food and service were fantastic. I will go back. The only thing that could be improved is the ambiance. Small menu but good variety and delicious food. Small dining area and excellent service.

                                                                                                    29. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on October 6, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Amazing and delicious food! It is a cozy environment so it is a bit loud, but you settle into the noise. No complaints at all. The Burrata and the wagyu sirloin wet my favorite. Perfect for a group of no more than 4.

                                                                                                    30. A

                                                                                                      Alexandriafoodlover

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on October 6, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                      This is one of our favorite restaurants in Alexandria....just avoid after the art festival. Very loud drunk people made it hard to enjoy. I think the management could/should have told the folks to go downstairs to DRP where that noise level is acceptable. Still, the food and service as always was excellent.

                                                                                                    31. TZ

                                                                                                      TZeifman

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on September 21, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      A truly delish meal. The bang bang broccoli is so good I am craving it for breakfast right now. Our server, Margaret was a pleasure!

                                                                                                    32. TZ

                                                                                                      TZeifman

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on September 14, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The coconut crepe brûlée was like a little piece of heaven!

                                                                                                    33. J

                                                                                                      James

                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on August 30, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Nothing but fantastic things to say about The Reserve. Been wanting to try this place for a while and happy to report it did not disappoint. Seasonal food, freshly prepared. Small plates that are inspired, and easily shared (or not). The staff and kitchen took the time to "tune" items to our table ensuring sharing of appropriate notes and adjustments for tastes and quantity. Big kudos to Nolan, who ran the entire evening as bartender, host, sommelier, and waiter. His knowledge of the menu, cocktails, wine list, and easy table demeanor created a truly wonderful dining experience. Pace of dining was superb, dishes delicious, and the care shown in service and execution sublime. The chef even shared a recipe for a divine dressing, and sources of ingredients, much appreciated by our foodie group. Please do yourself a favor and make a reservation at The Reserve. You will not be disappointed!

                                                                                                    34. BB

                                                                                                      BobbiesBytes

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      82 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      82 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on August 25, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                      Unless you had been the previous restaurant in this location, you might find yourself dining on a different cuisine on the street level. Once up an odoriferous flight of stairs, you open the door to a cozy space. We were greeted by staff who are anxious to make your experience a pleasant one. After being promptly seated, the chef offers a tasty bowl of homemade potato chips and dip. We enjoyed a very flavorful grilled wedge salad; fried green tomatoes were light and on the delicate side with just enough sauce to give it a pop. The chef's real creative touch comes with the sumptuous sea scallops and waygu beef, each perfectly cooked; too tempting to miss is the chef's version of tater tots. They do fried foods very well here. The small plates are enough to satisfy without feeling overloaded. The wines we selected were a little disappointing. As far as the physical space, it is pleasingly minimalist with soft tones; however, it could use a little more light in the form of hanging pendants over the tables. Reading the menu in low light, especially with some pages having been reproduced upside down from the previous page provided a slight challenge. Overall, the food is very tasty and the chef gives promise for creatively wonderful dishes to come.

                                                                                                    35. RI

                                                                                                      RICHARDY

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on August 23, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Great food, but get something to go with the main course if you are at all hungry. Excellent draft beer too.

                                                                                                    36. TM

                                                                                                      TheMayor

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Get the scallops—they were fantastic To go along with good service from knowledgeable staff And free parking!!!

                                                                                                    37. G

                                                                                                      Great

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on August 3, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      We learned of this place from Open Table and since it was close by, moderately priced and highly rated we thought we would give it a try. Wow! What a find. Service was friendly and timely. Appetizers were very tasty and the main course was excellent. We also tried a few cocktails and they were fantastic. We took our neighbors and we all agreed that The Reserve was worth a true find.

                                                                                                    38. JA

                                                                                                      JonA

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on July 20, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                      We were seated right on time, had a very enjoyable evening with attentive service and good food.

                                                                                                    39. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on July 19, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      I really love the Reserve. It is a hidden gem in my neighborhood!

                                                                                                    40. f

                                                                                                      fdwg

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      55 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      55 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on July 14, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                      Food is exceptional! We have now been twice and tried almost everything on the menu. Every dish was really delicious. Service is quite good. Seating, however, is very uncomfortable. Tables are all high tops with high stools that have no support for your back. No ambiance either, but considering the location, that’s no surprise. Go for the food, but don’t expect too much more.

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                                                                                                    The Reserve is rated 4.7 stars by 62 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                      East Del Ray Avenue

                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                      Alexandria

                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                      Dinner
                                                                                                      Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                      Contemporary American

                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                      Business Casual

                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                      We have 10 dedicated parking spots behind the United Bank Building 1.5 blocks away. We validate parking with a current receipt from The Reserve. Please show to the attendant upon your departure to be reimbursed for parking. You may also use street parking where available, as well as the Del Ray Pizzeria parking lot out back (spaces 20-28).

                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                      Cristian Ochoa

                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                      Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wine

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