Cheesetique - Shirlington

4.5
225 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Cheesetique, established in 2004, is the go-to neighborhood spot for fine cheeses, food-friendly wine, and an eclectic, cheese-centric menu.

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!

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What 225 People Are Saying
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Mar123
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our sever was fantastic! Meals are super shareable

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Lobster Mac was amazing.

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NicoleG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LoriS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best. He gave great advice and excellent service!

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food.

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Minor
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichelleM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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!

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LeesaT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our server was great, but our hostess was quite rude.

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KayK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious as always thank you!

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LauraD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AmandaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quick and great food as always - really enjoyed the expanded outdoor seating

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KayK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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!!

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corneliam
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food. Food came out quickly and hot.

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DeniseK
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was fabulous - so fresh - and the service was friendly and attentive.

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Gootie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

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BackupLove
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to go for a casual lunch out with friends.

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Dogntow
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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Olive
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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ZacharyA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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g8rsig
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always consistently good. Love the 1/2 sandwich & soup lunch special. Wasn’t very busy, but staff was not as attentive as usual.

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LizT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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jeffb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipElisabethA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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emilymcc
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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singeranne
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theater meal

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. Perfect brunch and date spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheesetastic!

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viplocalfoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

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DanielKDC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipSmunnell
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

Cheesetique - Shirlington
Responded on 20 February 2020

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)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, wonderful atmosphere.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

Cheesetique - Shirlington
Responded on 20 February 2020

That's so wonderful to hear! We look forward to seeing you next time!

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vipSusa
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always fun. Nice new location. Attentive waitstaff. Delicious raclette special this time.

Cheesetique - Shirlington
Responded on 20 February 2020

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit... and the Raclette! We hope to see you again soon!

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CamilleC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back !

Cheesetique - Shirlington
Responded on 29 January 2020

Yay! So glad to hear it! Please come see us again soon! Jill (owner, Cheesetique)

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vipLindsey
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was terrible. All of the staff seamed clueless. Food was standard/what you would expect.

Cheesetique - Shirlington
Responded on 29 January 2020

Hi, Lindsey. I just send you a private note to get more detail. Would you please take a look? Thank you! Jill

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great experience!

Cheesetique - Shirlington
Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you so much for the kind note! I'm so glad you had a wonderful experience... All the best, Jill (owner, cheesetique)

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FAQs

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.

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