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About Trademark Drink + Eat
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.
Alexandria, VA 22314
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am,
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm;
Drink + Eat:
Jamieson Avenue & Courthouse Square
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary in Trademark with dinner.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a private dining room which seats 24 to 32 people.
Minimum food and beverage requirements are:
All reservations of greater than 15 people are required to choose from one of our prix fix menus.
Private Party Contact:
Charlie Solis or Chris Baliles: (888) 587-6485
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Trademark Drink + Eat Ratings and Reviews
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 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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Denis, our server, was outstanding. He anticipated our every need and "knows the hospitality business." We dined from the Restaurant Week menu and the food was plentiful and wonderful. Each course had wonderful presentation and we left stuffed.
A very large negative, which may sway our thoughts about returning, is that the acoustics are horrible. When the restaurant was renovated years back, it turned from a quiet, carpeted venue to a hardwood floor, high bar table, no table cloth venue. It lost its charm and is now intended to trend toward hard-core beer drinkers and craft cocktails. Primarily trending toward the millennial generation. Not the age 50 and upward crowd who has much more money to spend on entertainment and dining.
Bottom line is that we could barely hear each other across the table due to the noise. Not a great place if you're looking for a low-key vibe or a romantic dinner. Not going to happen here.
The property should have considered (and it's not too late) hiring an acoustic engineering firm to dampen the noise via a drop ceiling and other measures. If we could eat here with those improvements, we would become regulars again like years ago. However, I somehow feel that it will never happen. Sad.
This is a nice restaurant inside the Westin Hotel in Alexndria. It has great decor, and the food is very good, but the service was terrible. The gentleman who served us was rude, and dismissive. He made us feel that we were bothering him.
I would go back, if I was in the area, but would definitely request a different waiter!
My husband and I visited Trademark in conjunction with Alexandria's Restaurant Week, but also to celebrate our first three months of marriage. The space is very chic, although the large TV in the dining room struck an off note in an otherwise intimate space - they should leave the TVs in the expansive bar area. I very much enjoyed my appetizer and dessert courses, but my main course (the grilled Cobia) was under seasoned, and the accompanying potatoes were not fully cooked. Our server was excellent; I so appreciated that he timed my wine to the main course, even though I ordered it in advance. I also appreciated the hostess congratulating us on the way out! We would visit again, although perhaps we would try happy hour and snacks instead of dinner.
Great service, good food and good beer during the Beer Tasting and Matching Small Plates event. I had not been here in several years due to poor management and attitudes. However, I will be appearing on a more regular basis after visiting at least once weekly from November 2007 until the remodeling and new management.
Kudos to Chris for his oversight of the F&B service. Ditto for Serena.
I met a friend here for brunch and drinks. It wasn't terribly full so seating wasn't a problem. Trademark has a decent menu and my friend, who is on a specialized diet, was able to have her dietary needs accommodated without any problem. The restaurant has a super-high ceiling and tall windows so that gave it a great ambiance and vibe. It's definitely a place I would want to try in the evening! The best part is parking. The Trademark is across the street from a federal courthouse so after 5pm, there was an abundance of parking. I was there Sunday afternoon so there was a ton of street parking and it was all free. Can't beat that in the DC area! I would definitely go back. My friend was equally impressed and said she's return as well.
Fun spot in Alexandria with a great ambiance and tasty menu (mmm, bacon candy!). We got a cocktails with dinner and both enjoyed our meals. There isn't much in the neighborhood and we were craving a drink at a bar after dinner... so actually just went to the restaurant's bar and enjoyed another drink there. The bartenders were super nice and they put lots of TLC into each drink. If I had any criticism - if you were observant, you saw some diners with luggage and big backpacks (i.e. it was a hotel restaurant, after all)... and the pace of dinner was fast (I was hoping to have a long nice dinner with my bf... but we were wrapped up with the check after 45-60 minutes). I look forward to the opportunity to back in the future!
The menu was pretty interesting and the food was pretty good. Nothing 'wowed' though. Meals were a bit salty and service took a very long time even though it was practically empty when we arrived. Not bad by any means, but I don't think I'll be dining here again.
We had a reservation last night, April 13, 2016 for 10 people.
Scott was the onsite coordinator. HE WAS FANTASTIC.
He helped us find the delivered flowers, arrange the tables, took our selfie photos and gave us great tips all night long.
His customer service ethic had a high bar, it was almost like he was part of our group, in making sure everything flowed smoothly.
We truly appreciate Scott’s attentiveness and kindness, and will highly recommend dining at the TM Restaurant.
THANK YOU SCOTT!!
Absolutely fantastic. From the moment we walked in to the food to when we left it was a great experience. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals and had a wonderful time. The food was even better than the first time we went if that is even possible! Highly recommend this place if you are looking for something new in the Old Town Alexandria area.
I had a business lunch at Trademark. The positive is that the tables are well spaced so that it is easy to talk. Unfortunately, the waiters seemed to be confused as to who should serve us. The chopped salad with pulled chicken was terrible. It was basically romaine lettuce with 2 grape tomatoes, some corn and some gristly chicken - not very appetizing.
I always recommend this gem to my friends/coworkers as a nice place to get great service and tasty drinks. I almost always sit at the bar and have wonderful service; the few times I've sat at a table, the food comes out fast, the staff is great, and the ambiance is very chill.
My husband & I combed all the menus for Restaurant Week and the Trademark menu stood out the most, and it did not disappoint. Our dining experience was fantastic, the service, the value, the food, the ambiance and we left thinking when is the next time we can book the babysitter.
My husband ordered: Lobster/Crab Bisque, Sea bass entree & Earl Grey creme brulee; and I ordered: Scallops, Short rib pot pie & Guinness Brownie. Wow it was all so delicious. My scallops were perfection... wishing I had an entree (the corn puree was so yummy). My husband never likes soup, but happily finished his bisque. My pot pie was HOT (burnt my tongue too excited to wait) and it was delicious, wished there was more meat and 2-3less potatoes. And well dessert was heaven. The Earl grey creme brulee was served with two mini-macaroons, and the Brownie was served in a beaker glass with vanilla ice-cream... YUM.
We had a great evening, I cannot emphasize how wonderful the service was. We were greeted at the door, welcomed & seated by the host, welcomed by a server with water, started off with drinks by our server, and visited & welcomed by the manager. We highly recommend checking out Trademark. Looks like they have a great Happy Hour. Although we brought our own wine (a very reasonable corkage fee $15) all their wines & drinks look great. I enjoyed mulling over the menu, wished there were more little details of trademarks & patents all around the restaurant. There also seems to be a nice space to accommodate a group gathering. Street parking is available, but you can also park at the Westin Hotel Alexandria, and the restaurant can validate parking.
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