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Alexandria Restaurants

Captain Gregory'sCaptain Gregory's
400 reviews
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Dining Bar | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Lovely. Fabulous, interesting drinks. Food was tremendous. Service was attentive and informative. More

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The ReserveThe Reserve
44 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great place for small plates and wine. Creative cocktail and food menu. Great service! More

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Aditi Indian Dining - AlexandriaAditi Indian Dining - Alexandria
382 reviews
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Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My favorite Indian restaurant More

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Del Ray CafeDel Ray Cafe
626 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wonderful food in a relaxed friendly environment. Mussels were excellent! More

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Vermilion - AlexandriaVermilion - Alexandria
3351 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were there for weekday lunch and everything was very good. The food was as delicious; two of us had salmon. It was cooked perfect and to order and one of ya ordered shrimp salad and was extremely pleased with it also. Our server did s very nice job. We will definitely return. More

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Landini BrothersLandini Brothers
2198 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The salmon entrees (one blackened and one simply grilled) were both excellent. Service was outstanding as always - and perfectly paced. More

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RT's RestaurantRT's Restaurant
1077 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We Always receive great service & delicious food. Staff is always friendly. More

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Cheesetique - Del RayCheesetique - Del Ray
186 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A great value for restaurant week- our server recommended an excellent wine. Next time we would definitely add a tomato soup to our order of Adult Grilled Cheese. More

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Tempo Restaurant - AlexandriaTempo Restaurant - Alexandria
915 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Don't want to rave too much; needs to be our secret. More

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Hank's Oyster Bar - AlexandriaHank's Oyster Bar - Alexandria
299 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

New menu. Disappointed that the shrimp and avocado salad had been removed from the menu. However, food always delicious. More

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Cedar KnollCedar Knoll
664 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wonderful night, with superb service and excellent food. More

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Evening Star CafeEvening Star Cafe
1073 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food! Love their menu and they keep it fresh with wonderful specials. Neighborhood favorite! More

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Il PortoIl Porto
1167 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Nice cozy restaurant, love the atmosphere, service, and the food is everything More

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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + TapLena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
321 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great spot, great food, great service, great ambiance. Lena’s hits all of the marks for why you would go out to a solid, casual dinner. More

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The MajesticThe Majestic
839 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food, our server was very attentive and pleasant. Everyone enjoyed the evening More

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Don TacoDon Taco
200 reviews
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Mexican | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

It has awakened my taco addiction and will hopefully feed for years to come. More

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Osteria MarzanoOsteria Marzano
850 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

One of the best Italian restaurants in the area! More

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City Kitchen - AlexandriaCity Kitchen - Alexandria
405 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Harvey, our Server, was attentive and helpful. Excellent service snd the food was delicious. My guest and I had the omelette and City Breakfast. More

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Mount Vernon Inn RestaurantMount Vernon Inn Restaurant
1205 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were there during off season and for lunch. Excellent service, bartender came over to confirm drink preference and waiter was very attentive. Food and drink were excellent and priced reasonably. More

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The WarehouseThe Warehouse
2296 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

exquisite! it was my first time in Alexandria and this restaurant was recommended by a ‘regular’ who has their caricature on the wall. absolutely did not disappoint! the she crab soup is to die for and i’m not even a seafood lover! More

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Gadsby's TavernGadsby's Tavern
1929 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Gloria, our hostess was wonderful, informative and attentive. More

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Mia's Italian KitchenMia's Italian Kitchen
247 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

What a wonderful experience! My husband, son and I dined here for Valentine’s Day. We were an hour late for our reservation due to a delayed flight. The host was so kind and sat us at a table by the window. Our waitress immediately came to our table and took our drink orders and made some suggestions. Our starter was a delicious artisan bread stuffed with cheese. Amazing!! My son had the cheese pizza. The flavors in the sauce danced on your tongue. My husband had chicken parmigiana and he gave it an excellent review. I had the house made fettuccine al funghi! I highly recommend this dish. Three varieties of mushrooms in a delicious cream sauce. We topped off the evening with cannolis! We will definitely return!!! More

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Trademark Drink + EatTrademark Drink + Eat
462 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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! More

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BastilleBastille
1337 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

New “Bistro Night” menu perfect for a wintry evening. Food was lovely, service attentive, ambiance pleasant. More

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Hank's Pasta BarHank's Pasta Bar
505 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

loved the grilled calamari, so tender and tasty! the fish special was also awesome! More

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The WharfThe Wharf
2180 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great place to eat and cozy More

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River Bend BistroRiver Bend Bistro
181 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Comfortable, friendly atmosphere with very good food and reasonably priced wine list. More

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Laporta's RestaurantLaporta's Restaurant
1576 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Welcome lunch for a new staff member. More

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Chart House Restaurant - AlexandriaChart House Restaurant - Alexandria
8487 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great service and great view. What more could a person need? More

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Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BarbequeMyron Mixon's Pitmaster Barbeque
207 reviews
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Barbecue | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food was delivered to our table quickly and it was hot. Little disappointed with the sausage but the pork belly was good. The brisket and ribs were a little on the dry side and could have used more rub. The sides were good, especially the baked beans. Service was very good. Parking is almost nonexistent so be prepared to shell out for a parking garage. More

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Rosemarino d’ItaliaRosemarino d’Italia
157 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

An outstanding neighborhood hole-in-the-wall Italian place where everything is a delight. She had the spaghetti and meatballs, I had linguine with sausage and peppers. We were treated like regulars though it was our first meal there. It won't be our last! More

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Virtue Feed & GrainVirtue Feed & Grain
2017 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Bit noisy and tables close together. But other than that it is great. More

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Clyde's at Mark CenterClyde's at Mark Center
2888 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We use the Alexandria location weekly. They have half price wine on Tuesday and the dinner and seafood specials are especiallygood and very popular. More

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A La LuciaA La Lucia
1432 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food. Good ambiance. Good service. Quite and romantic. More

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Ramparts TavernRamparts Tavern
276 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

It was much better than I expected. Nice neighborhood gem. More

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Joe Theismann's RestaurantJoe Theismann's Restaurant
1315 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food!! More

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RusticoRustico
997 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Rebecca was great, as was our food. Amazing all the way through. More

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Mason SocialMason Social
366 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great Sunday brunch at Mason Social. Good food, fair price and great ambiance. More

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219 Restaurant219 Restaurant
473 reviews
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Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great Sunday brunch! Loved the warm beignets and the complimentary Bellini with my eggs benedict. We scored a small table next to the front windows, which was great for people watching. More

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Cafe 44Cafe 44
71 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Very surprised of how nice this place was. A well kept secret in Alexandria. I will be back. More

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Union Street Public HouseUnion Street Public House
184 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

First time having brunch and was a very nice experience with a window table on Union Street. Was not crowded on Saturday morning, so quiet with fine attention by waiters and manager. Nice choices on the menu, and as a pancake lover, was most pleased with the pecan cakes with maple syrup. Interesting if you just want bacon, eggs and toast/bread, they are all only as sides which can be ordered. Look forward to returning. And living in old town Alexandria, it's nice to be able to say that the owner of the restaurant is very generous in giving back to the community by hosting events for non-profits. More

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London Curry HouseLondon Curry House
4 reviews
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Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Their Naan bread basket, butter chicken, and pea curry are definitely my on my list for when I come back. Excellent recommendations and attentiveness from the staff. More

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Delia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven PizzaDelia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza
581 reviews
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Mediterranean | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! We ordered small plates to share. More

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T.J. Stone'sT.J. Stone's
546 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Good food as usual. Great service. Staff very friendly. More

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The Columbia FirehouseThe Columbia Firehouse
1993 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent service and wine recommendation from our server. I will definitely recommend it. More

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Magnolias on KingMagnolias on King
730 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food was fabulous. You must try the cornbread!! More

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The Pub by Wegmans - AlexandriaThe Pub by Wegmans - Alexandria
255 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great value. I absolutely love Wegmans. Nice happy hour prices. We had the calamari for appetizer. Lightly breaker and not greasy. The crab coated salmon was delicious. My dining mates got the Turkey burger, and both loved it. More

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Savio's - AlexandriaSavio's - Alexandria
195 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I had a great time with my fiancée. The service was great!! I will come back! More

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La Tasca - AlexandriaLa Tasca - Alexandria
1208 reviews
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Spanish | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We had a great experience for Valentine’s Day! The drinks and food were amazing, we especially like to get the croquettes as one of our tapas when we go and they never disappoint. We’re easy to please! Our waiter was extremely helpful and pleasant! More

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Blackwall Hitch - AlexandriaBlackwall Hitch - Alexandria
1609 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Enjoyed a great 4 course Valentine's dinner. Waiter Mark provided superb service. Chef Sonny's menu choices were tasty and artfully designed. Ambience was perfect for a romantic date night. More

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La Trattoria - AlexandriaLa Trattoria - Alexandria
87 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great service, delicious food; wonderful atmosphere. Should hve skipped the theater and just stayed there. More

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Hen Quarter - AlexandriaHen Quarter - Alexandria
756 reviews
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Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Its was good we ordered the Nashville hot chicken sandwich and wings. The Nashville hot wasn't very spicy but it was still good. The bar tender Jacks was great and suggested a drink that we enjoyed as well. We will be going back. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2944 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food was fabulous and the menu changes each season to take advantages of the freshness of various garden vegetables, and more. The service was outstanding very friendly explaining everything, always available if needed. Really added to the whole experience. It was out first time, we will be back soon! More

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Sumo Japanese RestaurantSumo Japanese Restaurant
50 reviews
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Japanese | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fun and engaging crew at Sumo sushi. Let’s go again More

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Sonoma Cellar - Old Town AlexandriaSonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria
287 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent selection of wines, good food, and nice ambiance. More

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Bistro SancerreBistro Sancerre
22 reviews
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French American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A splendid new addition to the dining scene in Alexandria. My wife and I had a wonderful lunch there. Great food and a great staff. More

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Jackson 20 - The AlexandrianJackson 20 - The Alexandrian
2716 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Small menu but entrees don't disappoint, more seasoned appetizers would be appreciated. More

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Finn & PorterFinn & Porter
248 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Good food... good service... good time... like that you can order from both regular and sushi menu... but, what sushi place doesn’t have miso or saki? More

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Cinnabar - Hyatt Regency Crystal CityCinnabar - Hyatt Regency Crystal City
66 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great value and excellent service. Shrimp and Grits were yummy! Oysters were a big hit. More

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Bilbo BagginsBilbo Baggins
1270 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Nice cozy atmosphere, good food and great service. More

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Mackie's Bar and GrillMackie's Bar and Grill
145 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I came in for lunch on Valentine's Day, and was seated promptly in the dining room. The staff were very professional, prompt, courteous, and attentive without being overbearing. I ordered the dry-aged burger (medium rare) with fries - it came out in a timely manor, and let me tell you that it was probably the best burger that I've ever had. The meat is so tasty and it was cooked to perfection, served in a brioche bun and comes with aged cheddar and sautéed mushrooms. DELISH! Also of note, the fries are boardwalk style and a perfect match to the burger. I left feeling full and satisfied after a great dining experience. Would definitely recommend, and I'll definitely be back. More

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King Street TavernKing Street Tavern
220 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This was a return visit to a very nice Hotel Restaurant. The food was good, though the "fried chicken" was very dry.....even when on of our party asked that it be replaced, and it was, it was replaced with "fried chicken" that was also very dry..... We asked if it was truly fried, and found out it is Baked and Fried .....thus part of the problem. The other food items were quite good. Best of all was the service. Our server was very attentive, and so good, we will return! More

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Red Lobster - AlexandriaRed Lobster - Alexandria
1 review
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Host was excellent as always. Very friendly and personable. Overall food was good,however,green beans looked a little shabby. The baked potato was cooked really good this time (and hot). Seafood,good as always. Waitress seemed rushed even though by the time I got there lunch crowd was basically gone. I did ask for a box for rest of food, she brought it along with the check, never asking if I wanted coffee or dessert. She was just ok. Sorry but just being honest. I’m sure it was probably end of her shift and maybe she just wanted to finish up. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - AlexandriaTGI FRIDAYS - Alexandria
27 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Ate at the bar food drinks and conversation good More

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MoHo Kitchen + CocktailsMoHo Kitchen + Cocktails
111 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Visited on a Friday night. Reservation was for 6:15 and we were the only ones in th dining room for probably 30 minutes. Makes you wonder but the food was very tasty, cocktails were good and when we left 2 other parties had arrived. It's not cheap...4 cocktails, 2 apps and a split entree came in at $120 but it was a nice date night. More

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Jolley's Restaurant and LoungeJolley's Restaurant and Lounge
5 reviews
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Ethiopian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I went to celebrate my bday with family and close friends. Had a blast! The Dj was great! More

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Bistro Eighteen90 - Holiday Inn Alexandria - CarlyleBistro Eighteen90 - Holiday Inn Alexandria - Carlyle
1 review
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Our restaurant Bistro Eighteen90 features sizzling breakfast skillet sensations and a buffet breakfast. For dinner, you can settle at a table to enjoy regional specialties and upscale-casual cuisine in an inviting atmosphereMore

Alexandria Diners' Choice Winners

Alexandria's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Aditi Indian Dining - AlexandriaAditi Indian Dining - Alexandria
382 reviews
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Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My favorite Indian restaurant More

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Captain Gregory'sCaptain Gregory's
400 reviews
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Dining Bar | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Lovely. Fabulous, interesting drinks. Food was tremendous. Service was attentive and informative. More

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The ReserveThe Reserve
44 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great place for small plates and wine. Creative cocktail and food menu. Great service! More

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Del Ray CafeDel Ray Cafe
626 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wonderful food in a relaxed friendly environment. Mussels were excellent! More

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Cheesetique - Del RayCheesetique - Del Ray
186 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A great value for restaurant week- our server recommended an excellent wine. Next time we would definitely add a tomato soup to our order of Adult Grilled Cheese. More

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Vermilion - AlexandriaVermilion - Alexandria
3351 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were there for weekday lunch and everything was very good. The food was as delicious; two of us had salmon. It was cooked perfect and to order and one of ya ordered shrimp salad and was extremely pleased with it also. Our server did s very nice job. We will definitely return. More

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Cedar KnollCedar Knoll
664 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wonderful night, with superb service and excellent food. More

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RT's RestaurantRT's Restaurant
1077 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We Always receive great service & delicious food. Staff is always friendly. More

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Landini BrothersLandini Brothers
2198 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The salmon entrees (one blackened and one simply grilled) were both excellent. Service was outstanding as always - and perfectly paced. More

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Hank's Oyster Bar - AlexandriaHank's Oyster Bar - Alexandria
299 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

New menu. Disappointed that the shrimp and avocado salad had been removed from the menu. However, food always delicious. More

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Discover Alexandria

Situated on the Potomac River in Virginia, Alexandria is a cosmopolitan city that boasts food from nearly every region of the world. Regardless of whether you are a long-time resident or you are simply passing through, you will be satisfied by the city's diverse food options. Alexandria offers about 100 restaurants in areas like Del Ray, Crystal City, and Old Town. On a quiet Sunday morning, you can enjoy a brunch of classic breakfast and lunch options that are made from fresh ingredients from rural areas in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. After touring the historic streets of Old Town, head over to Mount Vernon Avenue to appreciate the wide selection of international cuisine. Salvadorian platters are among some of the best offerings of Del Ray. For a dinner with a view, the upscale seafood restaurants are excellent choices. You may also try the sweet meat of blue crabs from the nearby Chesapeake Bay.