The Pub by Wegmans - Alexandria

4.4
247 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Come in, relax, and enjoy the season’s freshest foods, regional craft beers, seasonally inspired cocktails—the Pub is your go-to spot for sharing great meals with friends and family. Our chefs and bartenders use fresh-from-the-market ingredients to craft new and favorite foods and drinks you’ll crave. Whether you are in the mood for your pub favorite or wanting to try something more adventurous, there is something for everyone—including plenty of options for gluten-sensitive folks, too! Join us for Happy Hour every Monday through Friday, 4-6 pm and enjoy food and drink specials!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Organic
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Hours of operation
Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: 11:30am-3pm
Christmas Day: Closed
NYE: 11:30am-4pm
January 1: Closed

Monday - Thursday
11:30AM - 9:00PM

Friday & Saturday
11:30AM - 10:00PM

Sunday
11:30AM-9:00PM

Happy Hour Specials:
Monday - Friday: 4:00PM-6:00PM
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Phone number
(571) 527-2465
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Inquire with the Wegmans Catering Department
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th St.
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Parking details
Easily Accessible and well lit
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 247 People Are Saying
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J
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was very courteous and careful with our gluten sensitivity

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d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Lobster tail was good, though extremely small. The potatoes that were served with looked like crusty rocks - yuck. And the caesar salad had no flavor. The server was kind enough to offer me fries, which were okay. Wish the food were better since I live close.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiter forgot our appetizer, and never came back to refill our drinks even after we asked another waiter to help find him.

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J
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Server was very courteous. The chicken added to our salads was outstanding in taste and cooked just right. We asked for dressing on the side but the salad came premixed - not a big deal. Server offered to redo it but it tasted just fine & we didn’t want to waste the food. All in all a great dinner.

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CP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We go for the oysters. The service was excellent. The raw oysters were good, but some were a little too small. We ate two dozen so I believe I have a good sample size to comment. The fried oysters were too much batter; too small oysters. Oyster stew soup was excellent. There were even clumps of oyster in the soup, a rarity.
The creme brulee was delicious, but was ridiculously small for the price. Not a good value at all.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Surprised to find a nice, cozy restaurant in a grocery store! It was a treat!

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W
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Got the dollar oyster special. That and cold beer on a Friday was perfect!

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W
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came because I wanted to have raw oysters. Unfortunately they weren’t serving oysters until 4:00. I ordered a Greek salad with salmon and a glass of wine. Great meal, although disappointed about not being able to have oysters. Then I went shopping.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

They no longer serve brunch here. Very disappointing. The brunch is what enticed is to be regular customers. Service has definitely declined and some portion sizes are ridiculously small, e.g., side soup. Not likely to return. 🙁

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C
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good oyster week selections.

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TC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Things have definitely gone down hill in the kitchen. I ordered the lobster roll special —the lobster was so over-cooked it was tasteless. Even the fries that came with it were luke warm. This used to be a great place for a casual meal. Not any more.

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c
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We come here often for dinner. This time it was for lobster week.

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I have been here a number of times. Overall cheap eats in an awesome grocery store. The happy hour menu is great!

Overall, really nice but, not gourmet.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Janine was an excellent server!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved this place. The food good and the service was exceptional - ask for Janine!

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pub staff went well "above and beyond." We had driven for more than a half hour (one way) to treat a friend to her first-ever clam bake for a special, "big one" birthday. Our reservation was for noon. Unbeknownst to us (and not on the website), on Sundays, the kitchen line doesn't set up for the clam bake until 2:00 due to the Sunday brunch menu.

The waitress, chef and manager went out of their way to make it happen anyway, bringing my husband and I to near tears to be able to taste, once again, the summers of our New England childhoods. Perfectly prepared!

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E
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a Restaurant in a supermarket but it is not a mickey d’s in a Walmart. The food is top quality and the cocktails are great! I had the spicy Thai mussel pot and a signature cocktail with organic vodka. The mussels were great and the broth could be sold alone, it was so good. They have premium spirits too. I enjoyed my experience and would consider dining here even if I didn’t need to do shopping.

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MG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always look forward to summer and the lobster roll. Not quite authentic but satisfies the taste buds.

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GF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We like this Wegmans store very much, but not the Pub. Had been there before, this time we wanted to give it another try with the current promotion of clams/seafood hot pot. Even though it was their special June-July offer, it was not that good. The clams were small, the shrimp was small and overcooked, the extra-cost lobster tail was also slightly over cooked.

The service was subpar. The waiter was friendly but ineffective. It took a while for the cocktails even though the bar/restaurant was not busy, as there were a number of unoccupied tables. I had to ask the waiter if he put in our order because from our table we could see the bar tender was chatting with a customer and not making any drinks. Then after the drinks were finished, we had to signal the waiter to go to the bar and pick up our drinks. Come to think of it, he deserved a smaller tip.

Don't plan to go back to the Pub anytime soon.

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MM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The extra loud rating was because there was a gentleman playing live music and we were seated right next to him. It was Friday night and we decided to take the kids out to dinner and then grocery shop. The waiter was very pleasant and attentive. He even asked if we wanted to put the kids order in first so that it would come out sooner. (Great idea). The only problem was for some reason our food took FOREVER to come out so the kids were done waaaaay before our food even got to the table. And a table of 4 that were seated well after us got their food before us so that was annoying. The beer I wanted to try they were out of and that is not the first time we have been and they have been out of something on the menu. Overall we will go back because I like having a beer before I go grocery shopping but this particular experience could have gone better.

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d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated Mother's Day with a brunch at the Pub by Wegmans. It was an intriguing option for a Mother's Day brunch and it made for a great meal for a three generation family. I think Wegmans uses their own produce, which was no doubt a contributor to our sides of green beans (usually of the 'quiet corner' group) being an excellent addition to the smoked salmon entrees that my wife and I both enjoyed. My 'Boldy Mary' drink was spicy as promised. Our grand-daughter had a great time, and everyone enjoyed their food and the casually elegant experience. We're going to put Wegmans' Pub on our 'brunch' list in the future.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely perfect...typical Wegmans 💕! This was my first visit to The Pub and I’ll definitely return. My martini fantastic, the service outstanding and the food amazing and so much of it!! Very impressed with the menu but I got the last shrimp po’boy which was one the specials, and yum!!!

Our bartender, Janine Biscardo, is excellent and is definitely one of the reasons I will return...SOON!!

Oh, and the prices were great!!

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D
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Hostess stuck us in the farthest corner she could find. The waiter took a while to come to our table. Food was good and delivered on time. Waiter never came around to ask about our food or refill our drinks. Basically almost threw the bill at us. So I left him $1.00 tip. Service was awful.

Open table has the pub on its list?doesnt seem like a open table Restraunt to me. Probably won’t be back for a long time.

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OT
Washington DC
163 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice!! Great food & service. Janine, our Server, was fantastic.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I ordered the steak and lobster tail. I requested my steak be cooked medium but it arrived very well done. I sent it back and declined to order anything else. This was after my first order was changed because they ran out of the pasta. I found this odd given the restaurant is inside a grocery store. My companion also received their order with a condiment they specifically requested not arrive on their meal. There was no apology or talk from management but they did remove the food from our bill without incident. We kept the mac and cheese we ordered to go with our meals. It was not very good. The pasta needed lots of salt.

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CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Thursday night Service was super slow both for food and drink

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and it was Lobster Week, so all were very pleased. Good spot!

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C
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Lobster week is great. Hot lobster roll was full of meat.

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AN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spicy turkey burger and roasted veg lunch was delicious. Service excellent and friendly. Reserved table available within 5 min..

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was just average, I had a Caesar salad with their special mashed cauliflower dressing and it had no flavor at all. It was a disappointment. Also, they don’t have gluten free options, just gluten sensitive with no guarantee of cross contamination, deal breaker for me. The service was good, everyone was very friendly.

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w
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a nice quick dinner. Great service and good food. Love the Wegmans

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The worse St Patrick’s Day meal ever. The chef had no idea what Irish food is all about. They ran out of soda bread and corned beef. Total disaster!!!!!

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DB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and our server were excellent! We had a great time and are happy to have the Pub near our home.

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LD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I only stopped here because I went to the grocery store hungry... my idea on my behave. This was my first time at this location and I was curious as to what they served on the menu. I end up ordering the ABF Seared Chicken. It was good-- overall the mushroom sauce was a tad bit too salty. The sides were very skimpy compared to the actually chicken breast size. I didn't know restaurants still served watery spuds. The brussels sprouts looked like chopped sautee'd lettuce. Those could've been better.

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pleasant dinner. Sandwiches were first rate as was the service if a tad slow. Complaint deals with seating; my back to the bar with nothing to look at (not counting my good looking wife). Realize the Pub's physical limitations so a soft complaint. We'll be back.

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M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is such a well kept secret. I love Wegmans and after dining here, I love Wegmans even more.

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BM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Valentine’s Special Meal for 2.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I wish the food was better.

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HA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dining experience for brunch yesterday. We had requested to be seated in "The Snug" but it was not available. However, one of the hosts brought our favorite appetizer to our table "on the house" as they recognized us as fairly regular diners. That was a really nice gesture. I had a delicious mimosa and tried the Belgian Waffles. The whipped cream on the waffle was out of this world ... so fresh ... it reminded me of clotted cream.

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P
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Even when the power went out in the entire store because of a thunderstorm, the generators kicked in and the wait staff never missed a beat. They were prepared.

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