Cheesetique - Shirlington
We’re a specialty cheese and wine shop. We’re a comfortable, cheese-centric restaurant. We’re all things to all cheese lovers, so join us to shop, dine, or both!
Our sever was fantastic! Meals are super shareable
Great happy hour. Lobster Mac was amazing.
I love Cheesetique. We've been here several times in the few years we've lived here and each time, the service is fantastic and I'm blown away by how delicious the food and wine are. We will continue to come back for those awesome grilled cheeses and the spare ribs.
Absolutely loved their award winning Mac and cheese ~ rich and creamy cheese , this is a definitely must try! Of their various grilled cheese sandwiches, the grilled pimento cheese is almost like a pizza between buttery crispy golden bread! Would recommend Cheestique for the unique and wide selection of cheeses, wines, and obviously their delicious decadent food!
Our server was the best. He gave great advice and excellent service!
We had a great time, and its now our favorite spot in the area. We're hoping to go back to the area in a few weeks, and will definitely make another reservation
We ordered the 'Tique cheesesteak sandwich to share, because we had this once before (a couple of years ago). It was yummy, but thought the steak was a little over salted this time, and not as cheesy as we remembered from before, so we didn't enjoy it quite as much.
We enjoyed the patio area, loved the red wine flight, and the service was very good, thank you!
Our server was great, but our hostess was quite rude.
I was here 1 month ago and my experience was not good. This time is was PERFECT and I never say that. The staff was attentive and polite, my food was hot, correct, and delicious. I think they pureed their tomato basil soup more than they used to and IT IS AMAZING!
Delicious as always thank you!
I liked the braised beef short ribs and the green beans. Cheesetique let me substitute brussels sprouts for the mashed potatoes. They were good too.
The service was fine. We were the only people there for lunch. I am sure this is due to the virus. I will definitely go back at some point.
Quick and great food as always - really enjoyed the expanded outdoor seating
I love this restaurant. I live in Shirlington and have eaten put 1 time a week since Coronavirus to support my neighborhood. I ordered the tomato basil soup, which was only warm. I also got the brie and pearsciutto grilled cheese - my favorite. There was big dollop of pesto in the middle of 1 half of the sandwich, the cheese was melted on 1 half and not melted on the other (i could see the shreds of cheese, when i expected a slice of cheese!). I will go back, but I will hope for better quality food!!
Always great food. Food came out quickly and hot.
the food was fabulous - so fresh - and the service was friendly and attentive.
I had the goat cheese and steak salad... The steak was too salty and not really worth it. Should have gone w the chicken or gone without. Anyway, the service and champagne selection made up for it and i had a lovely time.
A perfect place to go for a casual lunch out with friends.
We’ve loved Cheesetique for years but sadly our experience on Friday night wasn’t great. The cheese curds were amazing but the lobster Mac-n-cheese was so bad only a few spoonfuls were eaten. Service was lackluster, no one once enquirers how the meal was and it took quite a while to get a bill, despite the restaurant being almost empty.
Attended a wine event this week which was fantastic in every way. A special chef prepared a 5-course dinner (not items on their regular menu) and master sommelier Jesse Becker poured wonderful French wines and spoke to the group about the selections. Looking forward to attending other wine events in the future!
Great food! It was a little too noisy for me at the beginning of our meal, but it was quieter by the end of our meal.
Always consistently good. Love the 1/2 sandwich & soup lunch special. Wasn’t very busy, but staff was not as attentive as usual.
Our server was lovely. The problem was the customer sitting next to us was a pill. Nothing was good enough. It was distracting and hard to watch her treatment of our shared server.
We really enjoyed the Charcuterie 6 appetizer and wonderful Braised Beef Short ribs with truffle mashed potatoes for two of us and the famous Mac & Cheese for our 3rd member. Honestly, I can mentally still taste the beef now, and want to go back for another helping as I write this. The Key Lime Pie may have been the best I've ever had. All in all, Excellent meal!
Will be back and will recommend!
The food was good and our waiter was very nice but made a couple of weird errors - like serving coffee that was pretty lukewarm. Not deal breakers - just goofy.
I was really impressed with this restaurant and I would absolutely come back. The charcuterie board was one of the best I've EVER had, not just in Virginia or even in the US. I was really blown away by the quality of the cheese. All things considered, I thought it was a great value date for how amazing the food was. Highly recommend.
Great service, delicious food. Perfect brunch and date spot!
Been to cheesetique too many times to count! Will always come back but we were disappointed in our waitress. Would like to have ordered more beverages and dessert but it took 10 minutes just to get the dessert menu! And wait time on her to see if we wanted more beverages was just too long. Table of three ladies ordering wine and cheese - why wouldn’t you want to be constantly filling those glasses.
One of my favorite restaurants for over a decade. Too bad that the service was shoddy at my last visit. The food is consistently good between all locations, but don’t know if I’ll return to this location based on the lackluster experience.
Service was agonizing slow. Amazing how that can color your whole experience. Ordered three cheeses but server knew nothing about cheese so could make suggestions or explanations. Mac and lobster had a VERY few tiny pieces. Stick with their cheese sandwiches. They did better as a wine bar then trying to do full service dining.
Hi there. I can't apologize enough about the slow service! We have been having challenges with that lately, as we bring on new staff. Obviously, you got a very new person who was not as versed in the cheeses (or steps of service) as we expect. We've been doing this for almost 16 years, but can still make mistakes, and I'm so sorry that you were on the receiving end. Please do consider coming to see us again... I know we can do better. Best, Jill (owner, Cheesetique)
Delicious food, great service, wonderful atmosphere.
My arboretum lunch group loves to go here; the food is good; the service is friendly, warm and wonderful. We can relax, enjoy our lunch and catch up on each other's news. I love the place and recommend it highly.
That's so wonderful to hear! We look forward to seeing you next time!
Always fun. Nice new location. Attentive waitstaff. Delicious raclette special this time.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit... and the Raclette! We hope to see you again soon!
I really enjoyed the wine selection and our cheese board was great. When it came to the meals we ordered from dinner, my lobster mac & cheese was so bland I didn’t even finish it. It was watery and barely had any flavor. The grilled cheese my date ordered had only a small amount of cheese on one side and was mostly an arugula sandwich. I’d go back for wine and a charcuterie board, but definitely not for dinner.
Everything was excellent.
Had a great time! Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back !
Yay! So glad to hear it! Please come see us again soon! Jill (owner, Cheesetique)
The service was terrible. All of the staff seamed clueless. Food was standard/what you would expect.
Hi, Lindsey. I just send you a private note to get more detail. Would you please take a look? Thank you! Jill
It was a great experience!
Thank you so much for the kind note! I'm so glad you had a wonderful experience... All the best, Jill (owner, cheesetique)
Cheesetique - Shirlington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 933-8787.
Cheesetique - Shirlington is rated 4.5 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.
Cheesetique - Shirlington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cheesetique.com/store/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.