Trademark Drink + Eat
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.
The service was excellent! Our server checked to ensure that we enjoyed everything. From our initial drink order to our entree. We shared to buffalo chicken potstickers, which were delicious and a little spicy. My date had the fish and chips and I had the crabcakes caesar salad. The salad was also very good and the portions were appropriate! Will definitely go back again.
Trademark never fails to deliver a great meal experience. The staff is great and the chef has many innovative offerings each time we go. Cocktails and the beer and wine lists are terrific!
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner.
I had a burger which was cooked to my liking and was not bad at all. My wife has a brief and pear sandwich. After eating half the sandwich, she took a bite the there was a large chunk of the rind with the sticker still attached.
The staff did apologize profusely and comped our meal. Something like that should never have made it out of the kitchen though. Very disappointing way to finish dinner on a Friday night.
The three of us agreed the food was delicious! All of it. The service was just as fantastic. We would go back... in fact we’re planning a bigger group meal which was supposed to be at a National Harbor restaurant but we’re seriously considering moving it to Trademark.
Great food! Convenient for meetings at the Westin!
Great overall!! Try the buffalo potstickers or the trademac and cheese, both were superb!
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!
My chicken sandwich came with nasty pieces (literally, pieces) of nasty looking chicken "innerards". Not sure I would try food there again.
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.
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.
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.
Great bartender and staff. Decent drinks. Menu is in need of an overhall, but the burgers are good.
Overall a very good experience. The food was terrific. Little pricey but worth it.
They do not serve their whole menu all night. After 9:30 its pretty much just apps, salads and sandwiches.
The staff is very attentive. The food is delicious and the drinks are creative.
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.
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.
Great location, service, and food! Perfect spot for a casual get together around great food without leaving a hole in your wallet.
Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Great cocktail menu as well.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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
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.
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.
We enjoyed Christmas dinner at Trademark Drink + Eat. The servers were attentive and cheerful.
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.
Was convenient and nice. Nothing special but was okay.
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.
We attended one of their themed dinners for our anniversary and had a great time!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Mac n cheese was delicious
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.
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!