Best of Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

There’s no better way to usher in the warm weather than dining al fresco. Here in Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and with a vibrant culinary scene, we’re pretty much pros at dining outdoors. From waterfront seating to courtyard patios to street-side eats, options abound.

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22 New Restaurants in Alexandria, Virginia

The booming dining scene in the historic waterfront city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., continues to flourish with world champion barbecue, historic recipe beer, and chef-driven concepts with Asian flavors. Increasing trends in creative comfort food and in dessert and sweets spots wind through the city’s largely independent culinary scene, enticing those seeking a crave-worthy experience.

We’ve rounded up the new and noteworthy restaurants in the Port City to keep you in the know of the most buzz-worthy food spots in Alexandria.

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Ask an Insider: Winter Date Ideas in Alexandria

Are you looking for a cozy spot to cuddle up with your partner on a date night this winter? Named the “#3 Most Romantic City in the U.S.” in 2017 by Amazon.com, Alexandria, Virginia, located just outside of Washington, D.C. is known as one of the top spots in the region to take a date. With Old Town’s colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, historic charm, and walkable downtown filled with independent restaurants and bars, it’s easy to stroll and find a hidden gem where you can unwind, enjoy a drink and take in live music nearly every night of the week. Resist the urge to hibernate and get outside with these top winter date ideas provided by those in the know.

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70 Reasons to Love Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

With 70 participating restaurants—the most ever since Alexandria Restaurant Week was launched—you’ve got 70 reasons to savor some of the best cuisine in the region. Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week is happening February 17-26, 2017 throughout Alexandria, Virginia, located minutes outside of Washington, D.C. Occurring for 10 days and two weekends, you have plenty of chances to cozy up at that new restaurant you’ve been dying to try, indulge at one of our city’s fine-dining establishments or get a great deal on a dinner for two. Restaurants will offer a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two. Plus, more than 35 restaurants are also offering lunch specials ranging from $10-$20. Browse the online menu book and make your reservations now.

Read on for even more reasons to love Alexandria Restaurant Week.

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Morning Joe: Top Coffee Spots in Alexandria

There are lots of good reasons to start your day in Alexandria—the bustling energy, the very good chance you’ll run into an adorable pup or two, and of course the cozy cafés where you can warm up and fuel up with coffee before you hit the streets. Continue reading

What’s New in Alexandria 2017

With experiential new tours, historic beer, an evolving waterfront and trending food, Alexandria, Virginia continues to make history with new happenings and major openings in 2017. Just outside of Washington, D.C., visitors and locals seeking uncommon experiences will find a wealth of options in historic Old Town Alexandria and off-the-beaten path neighborhoods.

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Fireside Fare: Alexandria Restaurants with Fireplaces

There’s nothing better than cozying up with loved ones to fireside dining when the temperatures drop. If you’re looking to share a warm meal with friends and family, we’ve rounded up a list of Alexandria restaurants with fireplaces that will make any meal memorable.

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10 Places to Meet for Meals in Alexandria this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to catch up with friends and family you haven’t seen in a while. Whether you have family in town visiting, or just want to catch up with your neighbor, we’ve got you covered with ten places to meet for meals in Alexandria this holiday season. Forget about grocery shopping and celebrate in style at one of these extraordinary restaurants. Looking for restaurants that are open on major holidays? We’ve got you covered, too. Just check out our listings to see what’s open.

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11 Spots for Creative Comfort Food in Alexandria

Alexandria is known for its chef-driven restaurant scene, with endless options for every palate and price range. But sometimes, all you crave is your favorite home-cooked comfort food. Luckily, in Alexandria you can get classic comfort foods with creative culinary twists like a short rib grilled cheese, a fried chicken breakfast sandwich or a banh mi hot dog.

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Top 5 Reasons to be Excited about Alexandria Restaurant Week

There’s no better time to get a taste of our city’s booming dining scene than Alexandria Restaurant Week, with more than 50 restaurants in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End offering deals on gourmet cuisine and casual favorites from August 19-28, 2016. Continue reading