21 New Restaurants in Alexandria, Virginia

The booming dining scene in the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., continues to flourish with buzzworthy waterfront restaurants, specialty cocktails and cuisine, and chef-driven concepts from around the world. Increasing trends in creative street food, quick and casual spots and All-American meals 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 Old Town and beyond to keep you in the know of the most buzzworthy food spots in Alexandria.

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Video: Book your table for Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

From January 26 to February 4, 2018, more than 60 Alexandria restaurants will feature a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week. More than 30 restaurants will also feature lunch menus at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to dinner specials. Watch our video highlighting the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, then start planning the perfect date or night out with friends and family using the Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week Menu Book.

 

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

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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Gluten-Free Guide to Alexandria, VA

The booming dining scene in the historic waterfront city of Alexandria, Virginia flourishes with independent chef-driven culinary concepts and food from every corner of the world. The crave-worthy experience is easy for anyone in search of gluten-free dining options, with plenty of options for a date night, friends night out, family brunch and more. And since we know you don’t want to spend hours combing through menus, we’ve rounded up our favorite gluten-free restaurants in Alexandria. Plus, as a bonus, we included our favorite gluten-free sweets spots since we know no meal is complete without dessert.

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What’s New at Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

Some of the city’s hottest new restaurants are taking part in Alexandria Restaurant Week for the first time, among more than 60 restaurants offering special menus August 18-27, 2017. Spanning 10 days and two weekends, you can savor your summer by dining al fresco at that new restaurant you’ve been dying to try, indulging at one of our city’s fine-dining establishments or getting a great deal on a dinner for two.

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Get the Scoop: Best Ice Cream and Cold Treats in Alexandria

Alexandria is known as a sweet destination with nearly 20 artisanal sweets and dessert spots, and when the summer sun is shining, you can cool off with a sweet treat from boozy gelato to liquid nitrogen ice cream and everything in between. We’ve rounded up our favorite spots for ice cream and other cold treats in the Port City, with enough options to keep you cool all summer long.

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Best BBQ Spots in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria is known for its chef-driven restaurants and creative comfort food. And its BBQ scene is no different, with plenty of classic ‘cue spots to choose from in the Port City serving up all your favorite BBQ recipes and meats like ribs, sandwiches, brisket, plus all the sides and sauces you could ever dream of.

We’ve rounded up our favorite spots where you can get your BBQ fix in Alexandria, including some new restaurants and local favorites. Just be warned, this post may cause extreme hunger.

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Top Things to Do for Craft Beer Lovers in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C., is a go-to destination for craft beer lovers, complete with one of the best small breweries in the U.S., themed beer tours, events like beer yoga and pedals and pints, and plenty of bars and pubs to sample the best craft beers in the region.

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Best Spots for Late-Night Eats in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C., is known for its independent restaurants, walkable cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks, and a bustling downtown that hums with artistic energy. That doesn’t change at night, when some of the best food specials, live music and entertainment are happening in the Port City.

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