Best American Restaurants in Alexandria

Cheesetique - Del RayCheesetique - Del Ray
(171)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
River Bend BistroRiver Bend Bistro
(164)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The WarehouseThe Warehouse
(2169)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Joe Theismann's RestaurantJoe Theismann's Restaurant
(1250)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
City Kitchen - AlexandriaCity Kitchen - Alexandria
(377)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Trademark Drink + EatTrademark Drink + Eat
(460)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Gadsby's TavernGadsby's Tavern
(1862)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Laporta's RestaurantLaporta's Restaurant
(1522)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Cedar KnollCedar Knoll
(592)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Clyde's at Mark CenterClyde's at Mark Center
(2797)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
RusticoRustico
(963)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Sonoma Cellar - Old Town AlexandriaSonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria
(263)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The Columbia FirehouseThe Columbia Firehouse
(1935)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Alexandria

Landini BrothersLandini Brothers
(2106)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + TapLena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
(290)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Osteria MarzanoOsteria Marzano
(806)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Il PortoIl Porto
(1087)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Savio's - AlexandriaSavio's - Alexandria
(187)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Hank's Pasta BarHank's Pasta Bar
(442)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Rosemarino d’ItaliaRosemarino d’Italia
(147)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1270)
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Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(679)
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Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(218)
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Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Osteria da NinoOsteria da Nino
(699)
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Zeffirelli Ristorante ItalianoZeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
(1060)
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Italian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs
DaDomenico RistoranteDaDomenico Ristorante
(948)
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Italian | McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Orofino RestaurantOrofino Restaurant
(350)
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Italian | Fredericksburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Alexandria Restaurants

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

This place is a great, but small, place in the true speakeasy sense. Great for an intimate date. Make your reservation well-ahead of time, depending on the popularity of the day. More

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

The food and service were fantastic. I will go back. The only thing that could be improved is the ambiance. Small menu but good variety and delicious food. Small dining area and excellent service. More

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RT's RestaurantRT's Restaurant
1020 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

RT's Special Crab is a delight as are the crawfish and shrimp beignets are a great stater. More

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

Great meal and great service - a fun, casual spot with better-than-casual food. More

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

We had a great experience at Cheesetique. The food and service were great and we could easily have a conversation across the table. We will be back. More

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Landini BrothersLandini Brothers
2106 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Family birthday party was made more enjoyable by our waiter,who was very good and funny. Food was amazing More

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

Nice atmosphere excellent food good service More

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Vermilion - AlexandriaVermilion - Alexandria
3262 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The service was too notch, and the food was to die for. We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairing and were not disappointed. Only critique would be the fifth course, dessert. It didnt seem on par with the first four dishes. I would like to see just as much effort put into the dessert as the savory. We will definitely be back More

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

Hank's is my local go-to for warm atmosphere, excellent seafood, and consistently great service. I've eaten at the bar, in the main dining area and this past time, a real treat: the table in the window area! My husband loves the variety of fresh oysters. My favorite is the trout with lemon and capers. I highly recommend Hank's. More

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Laporta's RestaurantLaporta's Restaurant
1522 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Our waiter - Sonny was the best. Everything he recommended was excellent. More

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Mount Vernon Inn RestaurantMount Vernon Inn Restaurant
1168 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food and a very unique menu. Enjoyed the turkey pot pie and a great beverage. Recommend reservations. More

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BastilleBastille
1213 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food in a lovely venue. I've been many times and this is also a destination for excellent food and great service. More

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

Great... great... good value for the money. Attentive service. More

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

Great as usual More

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

Salmon dish is oversauced. More Farro, less sauce. Entrees arrived with 10 minutes in between each delivered entree. More

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

It was excellent as usual. More

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Evening Star CafeEvening Star Cafe
1032 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

So accommodating! We needed to increase our table from four to six for a celebratory dinner and had no problem at all. Staff was helpful, pleasant, and offered just the right amount of attentiveness. Great cocktails, excellent food, reasonable prices. We had a marvelous time! More

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

Great place! More

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Il PortoIl Porto
1087 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Good menu, great variety of Italian good. Great place for a romantic date or family get together. Service was excellent too. More

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

Excellent food, fine service and modern decor. No downside. More

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

There to celebrate a birthday, good food and drinks! More

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

I will always appreciate dining at Cedar Knoll. Cedar Knoll has an extremely exclusive atmosphere and the clientele are both pleasant and professional, as is, the staff. My special place to bring guests! More

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

Very good food and friendly service. Highly recommend a visit. More

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

Very good. Thanks More

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Joe Theismann's RestaurantJoe Theismann's Restaurant
1250 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Alex was a super waitress.....friendly and efficient. We had a great time....food was very tasty. Everyone enjoyed. More

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

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. More

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

The food was uncredible and one we ordered, it was delivered fast and the perfect temp. Our server kept our coffee cups full but a pot on our table would have been much easier for 4 coffee drinkers. More

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Virtue Feed & GrainVirtue Feed & Grain
1906 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

It was a great experience. Our server Ryan was very informative and attentive. Nice atmosphere, great food. Will definitely come back. More

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The WarehouseThe Warehouse
2169 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The restaurant is clean but slightly outdated, however the service and especially the food made up for it. This was a repeat visit because we enjoyed it so much last year and this year it was just as amazing. Best crab cake in the world!!!! More

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

We went on an evening when Myron Mixon was in the house and had a chance to chat with him. He was very friendly and was doing a whole hog which was delicious . His barbeque is some of the best I have had. I highly recommend it. More

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

Good atmosphere and great food! More

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RusticoRustico
963 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent food, service, ambiance. More

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Gadsby's TavernGadsby's Tavern
1862 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Surprised with portions of good. Good value. More

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La Tasca - AlexandriaLa Tasca - Alexandria
1172 reviews
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Spanish | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great Happy Hour Tapas deals and option for dinner! More

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Chart House Restaurant - AlexandriaChart House Restaurant - Alexandria
8335 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The location makes this a great spot. Service is exceptional. Food very good. Extensive wine list. More

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

I love Ramparts for brunch. The food and service are terrific, and the prices are very reasonable. More

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

Sonoma Cellar has become one of our favorite restaurants in Old Town Alexandria. The food is superb, as expected it has great wine selections, and the service is particularly good. The second floor is quiet, well laid out, and a great place for special events. John and Sharon Cruden More

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Clyde's at Mark CenterClyde's at Mark Center
2797 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Clyde's is always a reliable favorite. Good variety on the menu, reasonable prices, quality food, and good service can be counted on. Each dining room has its own character and we choose one depending on the season, although the Newport Room is the all-time favorite. More

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

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. More

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

Always great food and service. Fireplace added warmth, and many large groups celebrating. More

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

Superb food and terrific service. No higher quality food at that price in all of DC area. More

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

Service began slowly. Waited for drinks and appetizers. Piano player was great and service improved. Food was delicious. More

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

Special was delicious— and reasonable price. More

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The WharfThe Wharf
2117 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I enjoyed my crabcakes and my husband had the seafood platter and it was delicious. Nice atmosphere and the service was great! More

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Blackwall Hitch - AlexandriaBlackwall Hitch - Alexandria
1486 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great restaurant with Outstanding food. A hidden gem of Old Town. More

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

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Great food and amazing views! I highly recommend going to Cafe 44. More

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

Good food. Good service. Ambiance seems to be aimed at younger crowd due to the large number of high top tables. More

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

Great food and a nice ambiance. We sat in the front bar and there was live music. Service was very fast and our waiter was nice and attentive. We’ve been back 3 times and will go again. My husband loves the chicken and waffles and their salads are tasty. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2882 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The atmosphere is cozy and classy, very comfortable furniture! The service was good, the food was pretty good and the prices were reasonable. More

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The Columbia FirehouseThe Columbia Firehouse
1935 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We had a fantastic evening! The ambiance was beautiful...although I thought lighting was a bit bright. Lucky for us, it was 1/2 price wine nite! The wedge salad was fresh & Crisp...The scallops were phenomenal!!! What a terrific find for two out of town folks on a rain evening n DC! Loved It! Will be back! Have already referred friends n the area! More

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King Street TavernKing Street Tavern
217 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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Union Street Public HouseUnion Street Public House
169 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Really enjoyed eating a historical building. Service was good and the menu had a nice variety. More

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

Food and drinks were good great value bargain prices More

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

Great service, ambiance and food! The salmon and she soup was delicious! Went upstairs for music after dinner and the Band was soo good I thought I was in Memphis! More

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Jackson 20 - The AlexandrianJackson 20 - The Alexandrian
2674 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great atmosphere and vibe. Bar and drinks are great place to meet. All food was perfect but the pizza was fantastic. More

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

My companion and I got the shrimp and bacon appetizer, the mozzarella and tomato salad, filet mignon, rib eye, and red and white sangrias. Everything was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly. More

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Finn & PorterFinn & Porter
246 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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Bilbo BagginsBilbo Baggins
1259 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly. More

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Cinnabar - Hyatt Regency Crystal CityCinnabar - Hyatt Regency Crystal City
64 reviews
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Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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

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

Quaint setting to offer a sit down option to hotel guests. Under the service of the bar. More

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Bistro Eighteen90 - Holiday Inn Alexandria - CarlyleBistro Eighteen90 - Holiday Inn Alexandria - Carlyle
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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

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

We met here on Saturday April 21 for my friend's birthday gathering. We arrived before 9 and it was hard to find parking. I will say I had the absolute most fun. I would definitely put this on my list as a go to spot. More

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Alexandria Diners' Choice Winners

Alexandria's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Captain Gregory'sCaptain Gregory's
371 reviews
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Dining Bar | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This place is a great, but small, place in the true speakeasy sense. Great for an intimate date. Make your reservation well-ahead of time, depending on the popularity of the day. More

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

The food and service were fantastic. I will go back. The only thing that could be improved is the ambiance. Small menu but good variety and delicious food. Small dining area and excellent service. More

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

Great meal and great service - a fun, casual spot with better-than-casual food. More

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

Great as usual More

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RT's RestaurantRT's Restaurant
1020 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

RT's Special Crab is a delight as are the crawfish and shrimp beignets are a great stater. More

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

Nice atmosphere excellent food good service More

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Landini BrothersLandini Brothers
2106 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Family birthday party was made more enjoyable by our waiter,who was very good and funny. Food was amazing More

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

It was excellent as usual. More

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Vermilion - AlexandriaVermilion - Alexandria
3262 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The service was too notch, and the food was to die for. We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairing and were not disappointed. Only critique would be the fifth course, dessert. It didnt seem on par with the first four dishes. I would like to see just as much effort put into the dessert as the savory. We will definitely be back More

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

We had a great experience at Cheesetique. The food and service were great and we could easily have a conversation across the table. We will be back. 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.