King Street Tavern

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$30 and under
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American
King Street Tavern is an American gastropub featuring hearty American comfort foods with a local twist and more than 30 beers and 14 wines by the glass. Enjoy robust food with signature dishes including Tavern Burger, DC Brau IPA Mac n' Cheese or Maryland Crab Pot Pie.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner - located on the lobby level of the Hilton Old Town Alexandria.

Come join us for Happy Hour - Monday thru Friday from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.
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Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice, quite, great service! Flat bread was awesome!

King Street Tavern
Responded on 4 October 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us!

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SM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great breakfast meeting place. Food was very good and good service.

King Street Tavern
Responded on 4 October 2019

Thanks so much for dining with us, Shannon! Hope to see you back again soon!

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LL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to eat. We didn't have the pleasure of eating lunch or dinner there, but we were well pleased with breakfast two days.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here and had a great experience. The restaurant supervisor was our server, and he handled our large party with ease. Truly a joy. The food was pretty great. The table ordered a good variety of dishes and everyone had very positive things to say. Dishes are reasonably priced, especially for OldTown and being in a hotel. Definitely a hidden gem.

Only downside is parking, but that is literally every restaurant in Old Town.

N
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This was a dining experience where one thing clouded the entire experience. At the conclusion of our meal for four, I included our parking ticket to be validated along with payment. The waiter returned to say that they didn’t do so. This was shocking that this is a hotel restaurant that wants to pull in customers off of the street, and sits atop the hotel garage. So shortsighted, and so unwelcoming.

W
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is located inside the Hilton. The customer service was excellent!

f
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Not coming from the hotel, we made reservations as suggested online. When we arrived, there was no one at the reception stand to help seat us. We were not sure we were in the right location because the restaurant was empty. We had to go around the hotel lobby looking for an employee to help us. We finally ended up in the kitchen where a cook to us back where started and told us to sit anywhere. She then went to find a waitress for us. We watch other people arrive and go through the same experience. The restaurant is an open space next to the bar and nothing fancy, but the food was very good. I imagine they lose a lot of business simply due to neglect.

CN
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was very good since we were almost the only ones in there at the time.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Got IPA glazed wings and a very good crab cake sandwich. Service was great and I enjoyed the meal.

C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We stopped in for a quick bite before heading to our room. Service was pleasant and attentive and the food was good. We would come again.

DD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Positives: Good location; the bar is fine if you want a lively, noisey time; food quality was good; they validate parking for diners. Negatives: The restaurant has been cut to about a third of its former size, and the accoustics are really awful. During our lunchtime visit (probably our 4th or 5th in as many years) they had only one server, so she could barely keep up, but she was also mopping the floors when not serving clients . . . yuk. Overall disappointing; probably won't go back.

RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

The good overall was just quite gross, the ribs tasted like middle school Salisbury steak and everything tasted like it had been burnt

N
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great for a date night! The food is reasonable and taste great! I would definitely return.

S
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant not realizing it was hotel restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff was professional and pleasant. The atmosphere was dim and serene; not too loud or too quiet. The food was amazing. We shared the crab pretzel sticks as an appetizer. The crab mixture was smooth & tasty and the pretzels had the perfect taste & texture. My husband had the Reuben sandwich, which he liked. The corned beef wasn't shaved - it was slices. I had the short ribs and they were delicious and tender. The accompanying mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes were quite delicious too. It's not often I rave about mashed potatoes, but I highly recommend getting them here. If we're ever back in the Alexandria area I would go there again.

FI
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

We shared a Brew Fondue for an appetizer and it was very disappointing and would not order it again. The cheese was very watery and not very tasty. My husband ordered the mac and cheese which repeated on him all night and I ordered the fish and chips. The fish was very tough and not tasty at all. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was very disappointing.

OT
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

King Street Tavern was selected because of location and Open Table reviews. The KST is the Hilton restaurant. I missed this detail when making the reservation. The KST does not have a tavern atmosphere or menu. KST was pretty good for a hotel restaurant but was not on par with other Old Town dining. Service was good but not outstanding even though the restaurant was not busy. We drank beer and wine by the glass. Our appetizer choice was the beer fondue appetizer. This is pretzel bread and not a pretzel. The dip was very tasty but the pretzel quantity was insufficient (you can order and pay for additional pretzel bread). I selected the salmon and my spouse the fish and chips. The salmon and sides were salty. The fish and chips was predominantly chips. Another piece of fish should be served. It is unlikely that we will return to KST. There are too many fine restaurants in Old Town. On the other hand, I would probably dine at KST if staying at the Hilton and didn't wish to venture out.

VG
88 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service from Clarel who referred to me by name at each interaction throughout the evening. Ordered several different seafood entrees and all were delicious. They even made our salmon steaks medium-rare as requested. Great beer selection. Highly recommended. Parking on street is not so convenient. Photos attached are of the salmon, fish & chips, and calamari.

S
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

This is NOT a tavern! Very misleading. It is a hotel restaurant with a bar. Not much ambiance but good happy hour and drinks. Limited menu but decent food. Okay to meet someone for a drinkthen go explore Old Town.

d
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very quiet. Service was attentive and prompt. Very crispy fish and chips.

L
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, price was competitive, server Gavin was excellent, great recommendations, including wine, very attentive, funny and friendly.

R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

This was a pick of my best friend. The food was yummy, but our server was the best! We had a great time as we had already had a very long day and this was a nearby stop.

Even though we live in the area, we never realized that this was in the Hilton. So it threw us off a bit. However, if you request to be seated in the dining area, it’s hard to notice. But the restrooms are a decent walk away.

I’m glad we went as the food was good, but I don’t know if we’ll revisit anytime soon as it was more of an eatery and less of an experience.

H
Baltimore
89 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find as we were next door to this restaurant in the Hilton Hotel and it was raining. We went on line with Open Table and was able to get a reservation immediately on a Saturday night. Service and food was excellent and the price was moderate. With so many choices, this was a great find.

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good experience!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good... the waitress was very good but overall just an ok experience. She was the only one there so she was over worked

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Got the before the dinner rush, had long ticket time 45mins for entrees

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Fair service, food was less than average, ambience was poor. I expected so much more for a $100 meal. I would have been better off going to IHOP

AL
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good hotel food, typical for a name hotel for dinner first night and breakfast

WN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Failed to realize that this is just a bar in the Hilton hotel. Had searched for restaurants in Old Town but guess I didn't read it thoroughly enough. Not in the historic part of old town. Spent most of the time trying to keep our plates on the table as the wait staff kept wanting to clear whether we were done or not. They weren't busy so not sure why the rush and we certainly were not lingering as it's just a hotel lobby bar. Food was OK but I wouldn't recommend it unless you're staying at the Hilton and just don't want to venture out.

G
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is connected to the Hilton Hotel. So the atmosphere is that of a hotel bar and dining spot. The food was very good. I had a Bistro steak and my wife had the crap pot pie. Both of the foods as well as the salad were tasty. It is not a restaurant I would go out of my way for but if you are near by and need a place to sit, relax and eat. This will work.

KN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was awful. I had to remind the waiter we were waiting on every little thing. I don’t understand why when there was only one other party in the whole restaurant.

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely miserable experience. I get it that it is a hotel bar/resturaunte and everything, but even with a reservation our table wasn't ready despite not having any costumers, brunch menu ends way to early, the service was extremely slow, and the food was not good.

RT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for brunch and wasn't disappointed. It was not overly packed and the service was good. There was food options there for the kids as well and the price point was really good based on what they had. I will definitely be back.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The calimari were tender but the breading was very doughy.

a
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice location but not much parking. Food was great and reasonably priced, but the service was a bit slow even the restaurant didn't seem too busy.

g
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

It was not what we expected.

n
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The actual place didn’t look like the pictures that were shown on open table. Food was good, service was good in some cases and lacking in other areas. What they did wrong, they made up for it in other areas. For causal dinning, it would be ok, for any special dinning, not the place. Kind of a bar and a place to eat all mixed up together.

TS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a good find thanks to restaurant week advertising

MV
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food was great, but it was frustrating that I didn't receive my points from Open Table. I chose the restaurant and time slot because of the 1,000 point bonus. Somehow I didn't get checked in properly, and my points never did show up. After I called the restaurant, the manager came up with a solution; however, I got 100 points in my account instead of the 1,000. Emailed Open Table and they suggested I wait a week to see if it gets credited. I'm thinking that's unlikely.

c
New England
29 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Just chose this at random while in town. The restaurant is in THe Hilton and off the hallway in the hotel where there is also common area and a Starbucks. That being said the food and service was good. Ambience lacked.

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