Trademark Drink + Eat

4.4
456 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Trademark is the neighborhood bar for a remarkable neighborhood. With a nod to our close friends at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, we take our inspiration from the innovators whose once daring ideas set the standard.

Then knowing exactly what the standard is, Trademark enjoys nothing better than tweaking it. Someone else had the brilliant idea to combine pork with beans, macaroni with cheese and gin with vermouth. We simply came up with a way to make you think you’re tasting them for the first time.

The mixologists behind our bar program understand that some drinks are made to forget a hard day, others to foster inspiration, and still others to toast old friends and instant acquaintances. We also noticed that good things happen when the atmosphere is properly stimulating. You’ll find the mood at Trademark as comfortable as it is inventive.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am,
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm;
Drink + Eat:
11:00am- 11:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 253-8640
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Miller
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining room which seats 24 to 32 people.

Minimum food and beverage requirements are:
Breakfast $400.00
Lunch $600.00
Dinner $1250.00

All reservations of greater than 15 people are required to choose from one of our prix fix menus.
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Private party contact
Julio Canales: (888) 587-6485
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jamieson Avenue & Courthouse Square
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Parking details
Complimentary in Trademark with dinner.
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Public transit
Trademark is located in the Carlyle section of Old Town Alexandria, just three blocks from the King Street Metro station on the yellow or blue line.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Food Pairing Happy Hour with Dogfish Head

Locally brewed and nationally renown, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery joins us for an off-centered happy hour, with beer + eat pairings.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 25, 2018

Ends: October 26, 2018

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 456 People Are Saying
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EH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love eating here. The food is good and the staff is great. Good wine and beer list; GREAT crafted cocktails. The Manafort Trial was ongoing so it was a bit more crowded and noisy than it usually is, but it didn't keep us from enjoying our cocktails and meals. And the staff worked extra hard to be sure the clientele was taken care of. Well done!

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AG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

My chicken sandwich came with nasty pieces (literally, pieces) of nasty looking chicken "innerards". Not sure I would try food there again.

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LW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant in the Westin Hotel in our neighborhood. Has a nice mix of locals and hotel guests. Friendly wait staff and good food. A solid choice for drinks and/or dinner.

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JE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

For a hotel restaurant/bar the staff and the kitchen generally do a good job. The space is nice , the noise level is fine, and the menu, while on the small size, is good. The day of our visit, the two complaints would be that 1 - our waitress seemed rather hard of hearing which was a challenge, and 2 - the "systems" were down which meant it took a LONG time to get our checks straightened out and they had to be run using the old style physical credit card slip machines.

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We finally made it over to Trademark for a birthday celebration. They were totally ready for us when we arrived with out party of 8, and they handled special dietary needs in our party with ease. Of course we got enough bacon candies for everyone in our party, and we also got the fries appetizer topped with bacon candy, which were so good as to be dangerous ;) They made it a point to bring out a special dessert with Happy birthday chocolate pieces for the guest of honor. Overall definitely someplace we need to make it back to.

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DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great bartender and staff. Decent drinks. Menu is in need of an overhall, but the burgers are good.

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall a very good experience. The food was terrific. Little pricey but worth it.

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They do not serve their whole menu all night. After 9:30 its pretty much just apps, salads and sandwiches.

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MB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is very attentive. The food is delicious and the drinks are creative.

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RB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had lunch, nothing special, just a chopped salad with crab meat. The service was good until it came time to pay, then the server disappeared for a while causing other members of my group to be late for a conference event at the same hotel. The food was okay, but it was just salad nothing special.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Eastern Shore TradeMac & Cheese , with huge chunks of lobster and the Baby Field Greens Salad with fennel and radish with champagne vinaigrette were delicious. Also the White Ginger Pear Tea was beautifully presented, and extremely flavorful and fragrant to drink.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, service, and food! Perfect spot for a casual get together around great food without leaving a hole in your wallet.

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JE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Great cocktail menu as well.

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JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Trademark is good at what it does, but not outstanding at anything. It has a pub style setting, drawing largely a young adult crowd plus hotel guests. (It’s in a Westin Hotel.) It boasts a long, large bar. The serving staff are efficient and welcoming. Entree offerings are limited to 5 or 6 and change infrequently. There is nothing imaginative about the menu. I question whether there is an actual, credentialed chef on board preparing food as it is ordered as opposed to being cooked earlier and zapped in a microwave just before serving. The draft beer choices are good. The noise level was moderate during our last visit, but the bar area can be very noisy. Bottom line: I see Trademark as a reasonable choice for guests of the hotel and others for whom it offers convenience. However, Alexandria has a lot of dining choices, some of which I would rate more highly in value and quality.

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JS
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the servers, Senait, is the Cal Ripken of the establishment. She has been working there since the hotel opened in November 2007 and is the only person in the entire hotel who has worked there for so long.

Had the Restaurant Week menu. Everything was outstanding and I left stuffed like a Thanksgiving Turkey. Great deal with wine pairings an additional $10. Unlike hotel restaurants of the past, this one is better than normal -- not five-star, but very good.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really good. The Mediterranean shrimp appetizer was good, the best part was the roasted tomatoes. For entrees, my fiance got the pork chop that was cooked to perfection. The sauce was so good, he used his bread to lap up the rest. I got the bass, which was a little dry, however, I did like the pairing with the jalapeno cream sauce. The risotto underneath was rich and satiating, everything you want a risotto to be. For dessert, the caramel macchiato tiramasu was a little rich for my blood and could have used a little less caramel to even out the sweetness against the coffee liquer infused lady finger. That being said, my fiance finished it with a smile.

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A
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place!! Food was amazing!! Mushroom and Brie bisque- out of this world delicious- loved the pot pie and desserts!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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

I don’t usually choose to dine at restaurants attached to hotel chains. But we found ourselves here as part of the local area food week. I hadn’t expected to enjoy my app (they were mostly seafood), and there was a bisque- which I had never tried. But I ate the bisque and it was delicious. I am now converted. Despite being sufficiently full at this stage, I then couldn’t stop eating my beef pot pie. This was the best pot pie since I have lived in the States.
When they bought out my dessert - kit kat cheesecake, I thought there was no way I could eat this. But I did, all of it, and again it was so tasty.
I never order 3 courses, but it was part of a deal. I would have been satisfied with only one of these courses. My friend enjoyed her vegetarian options just as much.
Good ambience and easy parking after business hours

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KE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Upon arrival there were no staff for more than five minutes on the floor or behind the bar. No waiters, runners, bartender, busser, hostess. Once someone appeared, we received timely and courteous service. The food servings were sparse and the Crab Benedict eggs were overcooked. The side of fruit was clearly old. It felt like the food was an afterthought. Considering the brunch market in the DC area, the cost and value was poor for what we paid versus what we received.

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AA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The salad I ordered was lackluster. It was a basic romaine topped with a seared tuna filet. The tuna was bland and had almost no browning at all. The sandwich the other person with me ordered looked better.

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RL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Christmas dinner at Trademark Drink + Eat. The servers were attentive and cheerful.

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s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great choice for pre or post movie dinner, as the AMC Hoffman is nearby. Yummy cocktails and delicious comfort food. A good hotel restaurant.

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CL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was convenient and nice. Nothing special but was okay.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there for the event with the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, "A Spirited Evening". The handcrafted original cocktails were creative and delicious, the appetizers served during the event were wonderful, and the environment where we got to meet the Executive Chef and General Manager were very welcoming. My ladyfriend and I had a fantastic time, and plan to return with friends for an actual meal.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We attended one of their themed dinners for our anniversary and had a great time!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and service very attentive at some of the most reasonable price points we’ve seen in the dc area. We will definitely be back.

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N
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We picked this restaurant randomly as a midway point to meet some family members. My mom has some challenges with her mobility and they were wonderfully accommodating! The food was excellent, although they only offer brunch at 12:30 on a Saturday. But very good selection. We enjoyed our time and no one rushed us! Big thanks to the staff!

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JS
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was an excellent value for the Restaurant Week. Tried to read the newspaper in the dining area and the lights were turned down so low that you needed a coal miner's light to see.

I believe I'll take my Petzl headband lamp on my next visit to make a point. Since this is primarily a business hotel during the week, whoever designed the lighting did not think that someone might need to read.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had a business meeting in the area and spent the night at the Westin. The service was fast buy pieced together (food with no utensils and drinks without straws) small issues until I tasted the food. For the price, I expected more. The next day we used our breakfast voucher (gratuity was automatic and we only had two people) the order was wrong. I wouldn't go back becuase of the major discrepancy of quality verses price

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local spot for conversation, good food and drinks. Very nice and friendly wait staff. You can just stop by for a drink or stay for dinner and won't be disappointed.

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OT
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Mac n cheese was delicious

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MS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Went for Easter Brunch. Very limited menu, although food was generally good. Service was iffy. Lots of confusion when the bill came. Probably won't go back.

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m
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went to Trademark for Sunday brunch. The menu lists fairly standard brunch fare, but everything was well prepared. The drink menu is the highlight of this Alexandria restaurant - really creative offerings and the bartender was on point. Every cocktail was perfectly mixed. The worst part of our visit was the service. Entrees came out at different times, and on person did not get his entree until almost 10 minutes after the rest of the table had gotten theirs. It was also difficult to get the attention of the server for drink refills, although the restaurant was half-empty. We will return and give this place another try however, as the Dino's were THAT good!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The prices were very high, the portions were small, and the customer service was very poor. We waited 20-25 minutes to pay the check because they couldn't handle 7 credit cards. I wish they had told us that before hand, so we would have paid another way and not had to wait.

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H
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I had the spinach egg white omelet which was very greasy but had good flavor. Whole wheat toast was perfect. The bagel and lox was excellent but the bagel was a little too toasted for my husband's liking. The service was the best part of the experience, so friendly and accommodating! Would definitely go back for happy hour or lunch.

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TM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was a bit slow to get started, but once they realized we were there, it was great. I'll give it to them because it was a busy evening. They actually comped us on one of our appetizers for the inconvenience. The food was outstanding, reasonably priced, and hot when it came out. The drinks on the menu were hand crafted, and definitely worth the little extra cost. The restaurant is associated with the Westin Hotel, and they certainly want your experience to be noteworthy.

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This is probably a great happy hour spot for people who work in the area. Good beer & wine list. We got the pretzel bites which were really good. But our meals were disappointing. The pork chop was thin and therefore over cooked. We also got the salmon. It was moist, but the whole plate was greasy (the butter on top didn't add flavor, just oil), risotto was thick and the broccolini was also oily. It tasted alright, but not worth the price. We think if we just got drinks and apps it would have been better. Also, it was so noisy our waitress couldn't hear us. We could talk to one another just fine though.

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KT
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Late Valentines Day dinner visit was an overall positive experience. Believe Trademark may have been a bit overwhelmed by the crowd....service a bit slow. But everyone was pleasant, food was plentiful and tasty.

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C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a burger or something a little more. Doesn't feel like a hotel restaurant at all. Service was very attentive. We ranged from age 14 to 90 and all had fun. I anticipate we'll go back for more family dinners out.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Food is always great. Service is hit or miss. This time service was terrible. The restaurant was empty and the we kept having to ask the hostess to find our server to get anything. Would have gotten more drinks but he never came back after the first one to even ask. Will go back again for the good and just hope the service is better

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