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.

Restaurants throughout the city are offering a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two. Plus, more than 35 eateries are also offering lunch specials ranging from $10 to $20. Returning Restaurant Week favorites include Bastille, Sonoma Cellar, Cheesetique, Virtue Feed & Grain, BRABO, Restaurant Eve, Vermilion and Magnolia’s on King. Here’s what to know about this summer’s newcomers:


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The newest addition to Alexandria’s list of waterfront restaurants is Hummingbird at the brand new Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria. It’s the latest restaurant from Chef Cathal Armstrong and focuses on locally-sourced seafood and seasonal ingredients, with stunning views of the Potomac River. The new spot has already earned high praise from The Washington Post and is the perfect place to toast to the end of summer during Alexandria Restaurant Week. Hummingbird is offering lunch specials for $20 per person and a $35 three-course prix-fixe dinner for one with extensive options on each menu like the endive salad with citrus or the grilled Arctic char with black lentils. It’s a great option for vegetarians and pescatarians.

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ

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Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque in Old Town is Alexandria’s newest BBQ joint and already one of its hottest, with The Washington Post calling it a “grand champion.” The restaurant and bar comes from world BBQ champion, author and television star Myron Mixon. His award-winning barbeque, made with his competition rubs and sauces, gets rave reviews from barbeque purists while he pleases diners with classic and creative sides and appetizers. This Summer Restaurant Week, Myron is offering a $35 dinner for two with choices that include pimento cheese and Ritz crackers, a half rack of ribs with two fixins, and bourbon chocolate pie a la mode.


MeggrollsImage Credit: K. Summerer for Visit Alexandria

Named Virginia’s top food truck by Southern Living in 2016 for its quirky and imaginative eggroll flavors, Meggrolls has opened its first storefront in Old Town in 2017 with menu items such as Chicken Parm, Buffalo Wing, 4 Cheese Broccoli Mac and Chorizo Pablano. They also have sides worth sharing including creative cole slaws, boardwalk fries and craft beer including brews from Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Co. In their first Restaurant Week ever, they’re offering a $35 dinner for two that’s packed with your choice of three Meggrolls, fries, a side of slaw, dessert and a can of wine. Hungry yet?

Junction Bakery & Bistro

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Junction Bakery & Bistro is a recent addition to Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, and is participating in Restaurant Week for the first time this summer. The neighborhood eatery has garnered a lot of buzz in the short time it’s been open, named one of “The best veggie burgers in Washington,” one of the “40 most essential D.C. restaurant dishes of 2017” for their General Tso’s cauliflower and the “Best breakfast sandwich in Washington” to name a few. In other words, if you haven’t already tried Junction, it’s a must on your Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week list, where you can try some of these dishes and more on a $35 three-course prix-fixe menu.

Captain Gregory’s

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Captain Gregory’s, the intimate cocktail lounge hidden inside Sugar Shack Donuts, now has an enhanced dinner menu created by executive chef Brandon McDermott, and Restaurant Week is the perfect chance to sample it. Captain Gregory’s $35 three-course dinner for one features options such as Pickled Shrimp with frisee, avocado, radish, crema, pearl onions, blueberries, mustard seeds and chilies; and Root Beer with cream, smoke, peanut butter, milk, feuilletine, nitrogen and CO2.


Check out the full list of participants at www.AlexandriaRestaurantWeek.com.


Header Image Credit: K. Summerer for Visit Alexandria.