10 Great Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Restaurants

Fine Dining in Historic Alexandria

Old Town, Alexandria
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Alexandria, Virginia has a variety of restaurants ranging from casual eateries to elegant fine dining establishments. The historic Northern Virginia town is a fun place to explore and enjoy a great meal with family or friends. Here is a guide to some of the best restaurants in Old Town Alexandria. Reservations are recommended, especially on weekends and holidays. See a map and directions to Alexandria. 

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    110 South Pitt St. Alexandria, VA (703) 706-0450. The award-winning restaurant, located in Old Town, Alexandria, offers two unique dining experiences in “The Chef’s Tasting Room” and “The Bistro.” The menu is modern American cuisine with a Classical French influence.

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    116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA (703) 838-8000. Ashlar is a special restaurant because of its unique setting in a small boutique hotel in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. This is an impressive restaurant with a beautiful setting for intimate dining.

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    1120 King Street Alexandria, VA (703) 684 9669. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, this restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. The menu focuses on local and seasonal ingredients. A Farm Table is available on the first and third Tuesday of the month, featuring a 6 to 8 course meal. 

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    Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King St. Alexandria, VA (703) 894-3440. The restaurant offers innovative Belgian cuisine by an award-winning chef. The menu is creative and includes a nice variety of dishes.
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    606 N. Fayette St. Alexandria, VA  (703) 519-3776. The small restaurant in Old Town Alexandria specializes in modern French cuisine. Small plates are served in the bar. Patio dining is available seasonally. 

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    1600 Duke St. Alexandria, VA (703) 683-6313. The restaurant, located in Old Town Alexandria, specializes in seafood and pasta and offers an elegant setting and live jazz featured nightly.

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    911 King St, Alexandria, VA (703) 837-9117. The Majestic is an art deco style historic landmark restaurant that has been restored. The menu specializes in contemporary American cuisine.

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    138 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA (703) 548-1288. Gadsby's Tavern in Old Town Alexandria is a historic landmark dating back to the 18th century. The tavern was frequented by George Washington Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, and James Monroe. The food is excellent and the atmosphere exudes late 18th-century charm.

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    Hanks Oyster Bar

    1026 King St. Alexandria, VA (703) 739-7788. The neighborhood hotspot is a small friendly and casual restaurant to gather with friends. Hanks probably serves some of the freshest seafood in the Washington, DC area.


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    109 South St. Asaph St. Alexandria, VA (703) 683-1776. The modern American Brasserie offers a unique venue as it was the home to the Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company dating back to 1871. The menu features seasonal dishes ranging from the raw bar to housemade sausages and farmstead cheeses, steamed mussels, Chophouse steaks and daily fresh plates.

    See also, a guide to Dining Outdoors in Alexandria