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Captain Gregory's
Captain Gregory's
(499)
££££
Dining Bar | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fantastic speakeasy! Great atmosphere, excellent service. Drinks are the standout though - awesome rotating selection! More

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London Curry House
London Curry House
(65)
££££
Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food was exceptional and the service was really lovely, overall it was a great experience and we will be coming back! More

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Vermilion - Alexandria
Vermilion - Alexandria
(3569)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent bar service. Manhattan and meal were fabulous! More

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Landini Brothers
Landini Brothers
(2410)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I have eaten at LB many times...always consistently outstanding. More

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Del Ray Cafe
Del Ray Cafe
(794)
££££
French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Always a treat! Good service and delicious food make for a great meal! More

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The Pub by Wegmans - Alexandria
The Pub by Wegmans - Alexandria
(289)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We always look forward to our Monday evening dinner at The Pub! Great staff, good food and Nice atmosphere. More

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A La Lucia
A La Lucia
(1538)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

New menu but same great service and excellent food and wine. More

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RT's Restaurant
RT's Restaurant
(1229)
££££
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Dining at RT’s is always a wonderful experience! More

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La Tasca - Alexandria
La Tasca - Alexandria
(1281)
££££
Spanish | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

In our opinion, the food was good, some items better than others. Two of us dined, yet some dishes had odd numbered portions; the probe were very small. Our order was messed up and we got the same dishes twice, but fortunately we liked them. The all-you-can-eat option proved too be worth it, especially with the odd numbered, small plates. The drink prices are very high comparatively. The service was sporadic; we had to flag down refills. One gentleman left because no one addressed him and he read an entire newspaper! We will likely be back, now armed with knowledge about the ordering process. More

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Hank's Oyster Bar - Alexandria
Hank's Oyster Bar - Alexandria
(472)
££££
Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This is without a doubt the best place in Northern Virginia to have oysters. We always come here for them. After spending time in OBX we still like Hanks better than any oyster house on the island. Keep up the good service and food. Always a pleasure. More

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La Trattoria - Alexandria
La Trattoria - Alexandria
(130)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food, outstanding service and a wonderful piano filled dinner experience. It was like we were regulars. More

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Cedar Knoll
Cedar Knoll
(826)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We love coming here - so wonderful - classy, delicious, great drinks! More

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Don Taco
Don Taco
(243)
££££
Mexican | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food More

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Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria
Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria
(401)
££££
Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Alas, we were disappointed this time, and it was sad since we were taking friends who had not fined here. A lamb kebab dinner that one friend ordered was tough; she was as reluctant to complain, so I spoke up, and she ordered the chicken thika, which was better. My order of aloo hobo was mostly potatoes- there should have been more cauliflower. In previous dinners, we had been delighted. A off night. More

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The Warehouse
The Warehouse
(2601)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Warehouse is my special occasion first choice. Quality food and service ranks top on my list. A meal for two will range from 90.00 to over 100.00 including appetizers. However it is worth every dollar. More

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The Majestic
The Majestic
(1041)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We booked a last minute lunch at The Majestic for our 36th wedding anniversary. They gave a comfy booth and we had a leisurely, delicious lunch. Staff was lovely! Thank for a great first visit. We will be back! More

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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
(374)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Had spinach and artichoke dip as appetizer. It was tasty, The portion was sufficient for 2 or 3 people. The margherita pizza was also quite good. The place was crowded on a Saturday night. They have parking but it was full. Was able to able to park on a nearby street. Overall a satisfactory meal. More

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Laporta's Restaurant
Laporta's Restaurant
(1690)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great value for Restaurant Week- good food and service. We will be back. More

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City Kitchen - Alexandria
City Kitchen - Alexandria
(453)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This was the first time I have had dinner there after having been to brunch several times. Like brunch, dinner did not disappoint at all. The place was packed as well, so they clearly are doing something right. More

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Gadsby's Tavern
Gadsby's Tavern
(2092)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Our waitress Angely was awesome. Food and ambiance were great. More

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Hank's Pasta Bar
Hank's Pasta Bar
(610)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Consistently delicious! Service was fantastic too. More

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Bastille
Bastille
(1555)
££££
French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Outstanding food...a treasure discovered in our own neighborhood! More

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Cheesetique - Del Ray
Cheesetique - Del Ray
(258)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We love Cheesetique as it always has outstanding service and delicious food! As can be expected, this was an awesome experience! More

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Oak Steakhouse- Alexandria
Oak Steakhouse- Alexandria
(131)
££££
Steakhouse | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great addition to Alexandria! More

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Il Porto
Il Porto
(1290)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

we enjoyed our dinner here and we will definitely come back Food service & ambiance was very good. Will most definitely recommend to others More

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Clyde's at Mark Center
Clyde's at Mark Center
(3086)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Hooray, hooray, hooray, Hooray for Maine lobsters! More

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Rosemarino d’Italia
Rosemarino d’Italia
(180)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Attentive staff with great sense of humor appropriately done. Wine selection was good and enjoyed the dessert. Had roomy seating and comfortable ambience. More

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Ramparts Tavern
Ramparts Tavern
(304)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A lovely lunch, we all ordered the Jack Chop. We will certainly return. More

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Tempo Restaurant - Alexandria
Tempo Restaurant - Alexandria
(1002)
££££
Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food, service, and ambiance was great! More

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The Wharf
The Wharf
(2376)
££££
Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I brought my friends to The Wharf to celebrate my birthday, and went off of a friend's recommendation. I am gluten free, and there were multiple options clearly listed on the menu, which eliminated the guessing game I sometimes have to play when it comes to finding something safe to eat. The food was excellent and our server was timely, attentive & efficient. We enjoyed the food so much that my entire party cleaned their plates! Will definitely be back to try something different on the menu! More

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Virtue Feed & Grain
Virtue Feed & Grain
(2306)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Had an enjoyable lunch, sat at the bar and the bartender did a superb job of keeping an eye on us and making sure we got what we needed. Happy to be a repeat customer. More

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Cafe 44
Cafe 44
(163)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Service and food was amazing More

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Evening Star Cafe
Evening Star Cafe
(1166)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We chose a booth and it was almost claustrophobic. Next time we will ask for a table. We are not big eaters and our waiter, Todd was great about splitting our mussels and our entre- tile fish, and dessert apple pie. New napkin and plates with each !great dining experience. We read Tom Sietsema’s review in Post and his recommendation in another column about the mussels. More

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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
(1379)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent food and service! I would recommend adding it to your things to do at Mount Vernon. More

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Trademark Drink + Eat
Trademark Drink + Eat
(483)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Service was outstanding and food was very good. Just was with a group who needed a little quieter environment and this venue tends to be a little louder. Not their fault! More

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Mia's Italian Kitchen
Mia's Italian Kitchen
(478)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Super fun spot. Very noisy but you would expect that in an open setting. Great food we were all very happy. More

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Delia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza
Delia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza
(615)
££££
Mediterranean | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food. Wonderful service More

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Savio's - Alexandria
Savio's - Alexandria
(206)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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We’ve been going to Savio’s for nearly 20 years. Best value! Food quality is excellent; prices low; service good and personable. Ask for Eddie! More

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Osteria Marzano
Osteria Marzano
(971)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Had a very nice dinner experience. Good wine and great food. More

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Magnolias on King
Magnolias on King
(819)
££££
Regional American (Contemporary Southern) | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great service! Spicy crab dip was very good! More

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Myron Mixon's Pitmaster Barbeque
Myron Mixon's Pitmaster Barbeque
(327)
££££
Barbecue | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

As always, Myron Mixon's Pitmaster Barbeque was a fantastic BBQ experience; one made even better by the fact that the Winningest Man in BBQ himself, Mr. Myron Mixon was there in person to meet patrons. The whole hog was excellent, as was the pulled pork sandwich. More

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Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria
Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria
(314)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food was great. Had the pork chop, shrimp and pasta, mac & cheese and the charcuterie. Everything was cooked just right. You could tell the servers weren’t experienced but we didn’t have any issues. Food was great but the interior decor needs work. More

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Rustico
Rustico
(1052)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

New menu items - mushroom pizza was delicious - but favorites remain. Excellent service as always. Enjoy trying new beers especially local ones. More

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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria
Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria
(9076)
££££
Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Gluten free menu was excellent. View amazing. Value was great. Service was awesome. A great time celebrating moms 75th birthday. More

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Mason Social
Mason Social
(426)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Good value for price. Nice neighborhood place. Friendly service. Good variety on menus, but not too big. A favorite. More

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Hen Quarter - Alexandria
Hen Quarter - Alexandria
(946)
££££
Regional American (Southern) | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Phenomenal service with delicious food. I ordered the Southern Sampler. The delta catfish was so good and I rarely eat any fish. The fried and roasted chicken was out of this world too. We really enjoyed this restaurant! More

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King Street Tavern
King Street Tavern
(233)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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

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Whiskey & Oyster
Whiskey & Oyster
(51)
££££
Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This place has fantastic oysters. Took my wife out on Saturday night and had a wonderful evening. The service was amazing and the dessert menu cannot be missed. Will absolutely be back! More

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The Study
The Study
(125)
££££
Cocktail Bar | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wonderful small plates, we tried about all of them. The lamb is to die for, all were beyond exceptional. Craig, the weekend bartender was absolutely delightful to talk with and the people passing through were fun to talk with. As a local, this is a hidden gem and a fun way to see visitors to our great town. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
(3062)
££££
French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great meal More

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Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Joe Theismann's Restaurant
(1471)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

First Redskin’s home game. Enjoyable, but fairly loud. The menu has changed since last winter and is not as broad or attractive to us. There was no salt on the table (plenty of pepper) but the dishes seemed to!be on the salty side. Will probably return later in the season (tradition). More

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Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria
Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria
(1988)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We had the best waiter, his name was Julian S., very nice hospitable guy from North Carolina. He made great suggestions/ pairings and made us feel very comfortable. Julian provided the best service and we’ll definitely be visiting again. More

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Bilbo Baggins
Bilbo Baggins
(1310)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great atmosphere and excellent drink/beer selection. Brunch was really enjoyable. More

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The Columbia Firehouse
The Columbia Firehouse
(2117)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Service was friendly and food was delicious. Good choices and the atmosphere is always cozy. More

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T.J. Stone's
T.J. Stone's
(594)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My husband and I really enjoyed this place. The service was great, awesome environment and good food, also reasonably priced. We definitely are going to try brunch! Many thanks for a great time. More

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Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
(2827)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Nice atmosphere for a brunch date. The food was delicious! More

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Chef Guo
Chef Guo
(6)
££££
Chinese | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

An upscale Chinese food! The food is awesome! With carefully designed plate and fresh materials, the experience there is better than most Michelin Star restaurant in DC, or DaDong in NYC. The only part that needs to be improved is the location. Hard to believe such a high level restaurant stays at a belt mall with Giant and Exxon around. More

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Bistro Sancerre
Bistro Sancerre
(151)
££££
Steakhouse | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Though this restaurant is fairly new they have mastered the customer service, ambiance, and food preparation! We wanted a new dining experience in this area for our Birthday celebrations and it was phenomenal.....we will be back! Thanks William. More

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Sumo Japanese Restaurant
Sumo Japanese Restaurant
(68)
££££
Japanese | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Hibachi is great but do not order lobster (came out rubbery) or salmon (everyone in my party that ate it felt ill the next day). We suspect that these items are not ordered as much and may have been as fresh as the more frequently ordered items. Shrimp, chicken and steak all tasted great and no complaints with them. More

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Red Lobster - Alexandria
Red Lobster - Alexandria
(9)
££££
Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Over all good experience, food was hot, took a bit longer to get the food than expected, but worth the wait, did not have to wait to be seated (an unusual experience at this location). More

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219 Restaurant
219 Restaurant
(523)
££££
Regional American (Southern) | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Visiting the upstairs lounge-bar? Ask Kevin to mix your drink, and share a story about Scotch collection. The outdoor setting is perfect if you want to enjoy fine dining and a comfortable place to sit with your favorite dog and favorite people, the occasional waft of cigars and tunes from the lounge upstairs. The muscles-in-butter-and-wine, paired with a Perfect Manhattan, and charcuterie platter on the side is an excellent start to a delightful evening in Old Town. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Alexandria
TGI FRIDAYS - Alexandria
(35)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My boyfriend and I had another great time. Our server was great, he was attentive and brought everything we needed really fast. Will continue to visit this Fridays. More

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Mackie's Bar and Grill
Mackie's Bar and Grill
(160)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Went for a dinner meal with family from out of town-- burgers were delicious, Monday night 1/2 price special was pleasant surprise-- nothing fancy, which was perfect, and well suited to just grab some good food and drinks and do some catching up-- would go again. More

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Java Grill
Java Grill
(6)
££££
American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The best she-crab soup in the area and excellent crab cakes. More

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Cinnabar - Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Cinnabar - Hyatt Regency Crystal City
(72)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The meal was excellent. The service was impeccable. More

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Bistro Eighteen90 - Holiday Inn Alexandria - Carlyle
Bistro Eighteen90 - Holiday Inn Alexandria - Carlyle
(1)
££££
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

Finn & Porter
Finn & Porter
(253)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

It was great food but the waiter didn’t bring us our pancakes. Quick easy breakfast with a nice outside view. Very hospitable team More

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Jolley's Restaurant and Lounge
Jolley's Restaurant and Lounge
(6)
££££
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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Alexandria Diners' Choice Winners

Alexandria's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Captain Gregory's
Captain Gregory's
(499)
££££
Dining Bar | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fantastic speakeasy! Great atmosphere, excellent service. Drinks are the standout though - awesome rotating selection! More

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London Curry House
London Curry House
(65)
££££
Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food was exceptional and the service was really lovely, overall it was a great experience and we will be coming back! More

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Vermilion - Alexandria
Vermilion - Alexandria
(3569)
££££
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent bar service. Manhattan and meal were fabulous! More

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Landini Brothers
Landini Brothers
(2410)
££££
Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I have eaten at LB many times...always consistently outstanding. More

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