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Captain Gregory'sCaptain Gregory's
404 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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Aditi Indian Dining - AlexandriaAditi Indian Dining - Alexandria
384 reviews
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Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My colleague from India says it's the most authentic Indian restaurant in the area. It's delicious! The chicken saag that I first ordered when I visited this restaurant 20 years ago is no longer on the menu, but they'll still make it for you. This was the first place my wife and I ate when we started dating, so it holds a special place in our hearts. 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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Landini BrothersLandini Brothers
2208 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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Del Ray CafeDel Ray Cafe
632 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We had a lovely Valentine’s dinner last night at Del Ray Cafe. As always, the food, the service and the ambiance were top notch! More

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London Curry HouseLondon Curry House
7 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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Vermilion - AlexandriaVermilion - Alexandria
3358 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Every dish we ordered was amazing and our waitress was fantastic. Great place! More

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RT's RestaurantRT's Restaurant
1084 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Good food, fairly good portion to price ratio, good service.. no complaints. Will return. More

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

The food, service and environment were amazing as always. I love Tempo Resturant! More

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

Cheesetique is always a favorite and excellent comfort food. Never a disappointment. More

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

We love Hank's - the food is great and the service is terrific. Sunday night fried chicken is the best. More

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Il PortoIl Porto
1177 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Loved our meal my favorite Italian place, authentic, lived in Italy 6 months! More

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

Wonderful night, with superb service and excellent food. More

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Gadsby's TavernGadsby's Tavern
1932 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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

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Evening Star CafeEvening Star Cafe
1075 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food was scrumptious, from the appetizer through the dessert. Our waitress Sam was knowledgeable and warm. The bar tender was excellent providing information about a great variety of beer. Price was great. Will definitely return! More

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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + TapLena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
323 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
848 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Majestic is a great place for a nice Sunday brunch. The avocado toast, sirloin omelet, and mushroom grilled cheese were all enjoyed by our small group. The drinks (flight of mimosas and bloody mary) were great. Best of all was superb service by Sarah. More

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

We had a lovely meal. From the tuna tartare to the short ribs. All accompanied by a wonderful bottle of wine and our very attentive waiter. More

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The WarehouseThe Warehouse
2318 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

It was our first time there. Nice place and great service. Pretty good wine list. I had the New York strip, was massive and cooked the way I ordered. My wife had filet mignon, and commented a couple of times how nice it was. We’ll be back. More

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A La LuciaA La Lucia
1436 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We always enjoy the food, service and ambiance of A La Lucia. Just another great experince. 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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City Kitchen - AlexandriaCity Kitchen - Alexandria
408 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Good as always. Had a special deal on Valentines that we really enjoyed. More

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

This is our favorite local Italian spot. All the dishes are delicious, service is great and it reminds us of Italian restaurants in New York where we grew up. More

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Mount Vernon Inn RestaurantMount Vernon Inn Restaurant
1215 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food was delicious and the service was great. It’s a very special experience to dine at Mt Vernon. More

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

Mia’s is one of our favorite places. The drinks are great as is the service. The giant meatball is our favorite appetizer. We’ve had pasta, pizza, and entrees - all have been fabulous. More

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BastilleBastille
1344 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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The WharfThe Wharf
2194 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Really nice location and great customer service from our server. More

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

Always awesome. Some of the best BBQ in the country. The sides are as awesome as the meat. More

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

Excellent food and service! We love the family sharing options. More

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Chart House Restaurant - AlexandriaChart House Restaurant - Alexandria
8520 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it was cooked to perfection. Our waitress was awesome. More

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Laporta's RestaurantLaporta's Restaurant
1584 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The music was quite complimentary with the dinner, wine, and overall ambiance. More

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

Another excellent meal at the Bistro. My wife's lobster and pasta special was one of the best meals she's had in a while. Excellent food and service with friendly neighborhood vibe. More

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

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. More

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

Excellent food, great service and cozy atmosphere. More

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Virtue Feed & GrainVirtue Feed & Grain
2027 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Exceptional service, excellent service, friendly and very nice servers. Could not ask for a more lovely place. More

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Clyde's at Mark CenterClyde's at Mark Center
2896 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Superb service, food, and ambiance. A great neighborhood place More

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

Great service; excellent host and waitress. More

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RusticoRustico
1003 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Andre was slow and did not bring our 2nd appetizer and we had to wait a bit for the check More

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

219 is going through an "up" stage among its ups and downs. Don't get discouraged by the whiffs of reaky cigar smoke smell, it doesn't permeate into the lovely dining room. The food was very good as was the service. More

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Joe Theismann's RestaurantJoe Theismann's Restaurant
1325 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent seating. Convenient parking makes for an enjoyable experience More

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

1st visit. Valentines dinner with my wife. Portia was our server and did an awesome job. Will certainly be back again 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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La Tasca - AlexandriaLa Tasca - Alexandria
1214 reviews
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Spanish | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food is great !! Love the Paella !! worth the price More

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

My family loved the food and atmosphere. Our kids are picky eaters but they enjoyed everything. More

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The Columbia FirehouseThe Columbia Firehouse
1999 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Very good food, server was very attentive. Would definitely go again! More

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

The food was delicious and very good sized portions. The staff was friendly and courteous! More

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

One of my most memorable restaurant outings :). Everything was excellent from the food to the staff. The restaurant was uniquely beautiful and perfect for a quiet date. Will definitely recommend and we will be back! 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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Hen Quarter - AlexandriaHen Quarter - Alexandria
759 reviews
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Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I Absolutely loved Hen Quarter! I will definitely be back. The staff was friendly, the food came quickly and the Chicken waffles were delicious! More

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Blackwall Hitch - AlexandriaBlackwall Hitch - Alexandria
1623 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wonderful staff, beautiful location, great fun and good food. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2948 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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Savio's - AlexandriaSavio's - Alexandria
196 reviews
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great Food... More

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

It was amazing. Look forward to coming back again soon. Keep up the good work and good drinks. 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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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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Jackson 20 - The AlexandrianJackson 20 - The Alexandrian
2722 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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Sonoma Cellar - Old Town AlexandriaSonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria
289 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A quaint location, built into an Old Town Alexandria row house with minimal modificaions right on King St. Bistro menu with a good amount of variety. You're able to order wines by the bottle, glass or 3 oz. pour so its great for tasting/experimenting with different colors and varietals. More

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

Fantastic food, wonderful wine selection. Very convenient to our hotel. We’ll be back again. More

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Bilbo BagginsBilbo Baggins
1271 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This is my favorite restaurant in Alexandria, VA. I love Schnitzel and they make the best in the area. Plus, they have a huge drink menu - I always have something great. Plus, what a fantastic theme for a restaurant. 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
222 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This place is great for a date night! The food is reasonable and taste great! I would definitely 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
384 reviews
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Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My colleague from India says it's the most authentic Indian restaurant in the area. It's delicious! The chicken saag that I first ordered when I visited this restaurant 20 years ago is no longer on the menu, but they'll still make it for you. This was the first place my wife and I ate when we started dating, so it holds a special place in our hearts. More

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Captain Gregory'sCaptain Gregory's
404 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
632 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We had a lovely Valentine’s dinner last night at Del Ray Cafe. As always, the food, the service and the ambiance were top notch! More

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

Cheesetique is always a favorite and excellent comfort food. Never a disappointment. More

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Vermilion - AlexandriaVermilion - Alexandria
3358 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Every dish we ordered was amazing and our waitress was fantastic. Great place! More

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Cedar KnollCedar Knoll
669 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
1084 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Good food, fairly good portion to price ratio, good service.. no complaints. Will return. More

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Landini BrothersLandini Brothers
2208 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
309 reviews
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Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We love Hank's - the food is great and the service is terrific. Sunday night fried chicken is the best. 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.