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Jun 18, 2007 06:39 PM

Weekend Dining from Alexandria

I will be in Alexandria for three weeks, where should I go to eat on the weekends? I would prefer someplace I can walk to or ride the subway I can enjoy alcoholic beverages.

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  1. Where in Alexandria will you be staying? And how far are you willing to walk?

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    1. re: weezycom

      Hawthorn Suites
      420 N Van Dorn St

      1. re: JoesCup

        You're close to the Van Dorn Metro stop ( Also check out the Fairfax Connector for bus service:

        Very close on Van Dorn is a fantastic Indonesian restaurant called Satay Sarinah. Cheap too.

        1. re: monavano

          That same plaza on Van Dorn also has Akasaka (good Japanese) plus a handful of other pretty good places (Vietnamese, Afghani, Thai, Salvadorean, and Italian), plus a Quizno's and a Dunkin' Donuts.

          1. re: monavano

            I tried Satay Sarinah It was very good, just stick to the Satay as that is the star dish by far :)

      2. Restaurant Eve, Majestic, PX for drinks (all the same restaurant group only in Alexandria. all are putting out super high quality food with the exception of PX as it doesn't serve food, it's only a bar).

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        1. re: jpschust

          Second them all although I haven't been to the Majestic since it re-opened I have heard good things, and loved the old Majestic.

          Also The Pita House is really good.

          1. re: ktmoomau

            The Pita House is on Cameron St, and is a great rec.

        2. jpschust is directing you to wonderful places in Old Town Alexandria. If your not familiar, go here.
          The metro stop there is the King St. Metro. There is a free weekend (fri-sun, i believe) bus called the Dash bus.
          The Dash goes down King St., the main drag of Old Town. There are many, many restaurants and bars in Old Town. If you're into some drinking.....try Murphy's pub, Pat Troy's very Irish bar, O'Connel's bar and restaurant. Sit on the roof.
          Just look around you and walk a little. You will find whatever your tastebuds are wanting. There is Hard Times Cafe for chili (chili mac), King St. Blues for bbq, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Lebanese.......
          A wonderful place to sit is on the outdoor deck of the Chart House. It's on the Potomac with gorgeous views.
          I'm comming from a point of view of a tourist. I would want to know these places if I were a visitor, not necessarily a "foodie".

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          1. re: monavano

            Steer clear of Bistro Europa, that place was really truly awful. We were wandering around and wanted to try a new Alexandria place, the menu looked ok, but DO NOT GO it was so so horrible.