Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria

4.7
519 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Sonoma Cellar is a new California-inspired wine tasting room and bistro in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Offering an authentic California wine tasting experience, Sonoma Cellar will feature hand-selected wines from 180+ Sonoma County boutique wineries and 20+ Virginia-based wineries where guests have the opportunity to taste a number of varietals from these robust growing regions. Sonoma Cellar’s bistro menu will feature freshly prepared craft foods, designed to pair with the wines, and the gift shop will also carry a variety of distinctive wine-related merchandise.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 519 people are saying
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipElizabethW
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Love the varied menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio, great prosciutto Benedict and Bellini!

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vipClydes
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

First floor was cute. We were seated upstairs. It seems like the room was an afterthought.

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DianeD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience on the patio. Service was friendly and professional. Food was excellent. I highly recommend the French Toast!

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foodie
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fresh ingredients, creative. Decent wine related decor /art
Seats trendy but very uncomfortable . Outside could be cuter and brighter colors

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vipEgyptfrk
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Trying to be both a wine bar and restaurant seems to put a lot of strain on the service. There seemed to be a breakdown in communication between the hosts and servers as it took 20 minutes for our server to check in on us. We were seated just after a larger group in the same space on the upper level, but it appeared that the server didn't get the note that we were also assigned to him. However, after initially checking in, his service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch catching up with a friend, food is delicious and such a cute spot. Always enjoy dining and having a glass of wine here!

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vipJaneO
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and delicious food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely back patio and great brunch menu. Ambiance was thrown off by the nightclub dance beats on the speakers at 10:30am and the ac next to our table was quite loud. I’d def go again though!

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vipMarilynM
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Downstairs was loud but upstairs was perfect.

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TildenC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Once we were seated, we waited a bit and we had to eventually call a waiter so we could order.
After that, everything was excellent.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

In under two hours and before we finished out wine, the manager came up to our table and loudly informed us that they needed the table as soon as possible for other reservations.

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Tracie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food was amazing. A great time outside in the wine garden too!

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vipFelicityP
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was fab, wine was lovely, food was nice. Will go back to do a tasting next time.

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vipShanen
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A modest dining room with a special warm atmosphere. Our party of of 4 ( two vegans) were treated with a window table overlooking a quaint street in old Alexandria. There was also seating in the garden or out front on the street. Wait staff was excellent and their kitchen aims to please . This a great local place to eat and has the right noise level to chat without competing with noisy fill music. Great wine list selection. Well done.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine!

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MDWCMP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always a great place especially if you can grab a seat in the garden. Nice selection of wines. Service like many places probably sufferers from neon understaffed and our 1 waiter had the entire garden seating to handle.

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Picabo
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb. Will definitely return. We were seated on the the back patio, well spaced tables, shaded, quiet space.

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vipRobT
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice small space with good food and great wine. Good for a date.

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vipSarouche
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took my elderly mother out for lunch on the 4th of July. While the streets were crowded, it was cool and quiet in the garden seating area. I had initially booked a regular table but those are upstairs and without an elevator, not a good idea for someone 90+ so they kindly recommended the garden room. It was delightful. We all shared the charcuterie cheese plate which had a nice mix of 4 cheeses, three meats, olives, cornichons, strawberries, whole grain mustard and a fig jam. My husband had the beef tacos, I had the shrimp over smashed avocado and my mother had the Brie and fig jam small plates. Everything was wonderful. Perhaps more food than necessary for three people but it was all eaten. The wines by the glass were nice. All in all, a wonderful experience.

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MathewM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. We sat on patio in back. Very nice/quiet setting. Service was superb, and the food was as well. Lentil soup/chili appetizer was as good as any I’ve had, better than most. Diverse selection of entrees amongst the four of us, and we all enjoyed our meals. Will make this place a habit.

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vipbecc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside underneath a tent and had views of King street and passersby. The artichoke dip and wine choices are delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience. The View was perfect

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IzaL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Wine Bar, large selection or unique wines. Fantastic food.

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vipluvgoodfood
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, friendly place. Good food and wine. Definitely would recommend

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WillJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fathers Day dinner with my kids. Food and wine were delicious. Service was spotty…had to get up several times to find our server but otherwise a good evening.

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vipAprilV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great!

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AlisonL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service, and a cute venue. Great experience all around.

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vipJamie
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an awesome spot! Phenomenal wines & food. Great staff and gorgeous outdoor garden in the back. Really lovely spot.

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SuePee
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lots of smaller plates for lunch. Excellent wine list

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vipBrendaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place! The food was fabulous and wine delicious. A fantastic dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Visiting from out of town. I was a bit disappointed in this restaurant as they required a credit card on file for reservation, I just expected more. Food taste good, not great. Tables out side on patio were odd sized and small. Our waitress, Jen, was best part. The restaurant needs some sprucing up and restrooms could be cleaner.

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Matthew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A can't miss restaurant in Old Town, for either dinner or just a glass of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was in town

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vipReynM
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely enjoyed eating in the beer garden in the back with our dog! Highly recommend the Hangover with side salad.

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Andrew
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, nice setting, friendly staff, great service (thank you, Diego) — this is my go-to restaurant when I’m having dinner in Old Town, Alexandria.

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Eric
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great place

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vipNick
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was cooked perfectly and the wine recommendation was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked in and were seated immediately. Sat in the wine garden and the ambiance was perfect. The noise level was low with low music playing. We were able to order at our leisure and truly enjoy being in the space. Would definitely eat there again.

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suzanneC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice evening. Staff was great- friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

FAQs

Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 566-9867.

Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria is rated 4.7 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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