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Feb 17, 2009 04:34 PM

What's the busiest rest. in Old Town?

I'm trying to figure out the Old Town equivalent of Matchbox - not for the menu, but the energy. A place that is busy at lunch, at dinner, almost every day of the week.... any ideas? I'm moving from DC back to hometown Alexandria in a couple of weeks and hope to get some rec's by then - thanks for any help!

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  1. I love Vermillion in old town. Have only been once, but it's a great restaurant and bar with live music in a very inviting setting. Seemed like a spot locals hang out. Not sure if it gets as crowded as Matchbox, but definitely worth checking out.

    1. The Majestic! Also, the [only] two times I've been to Jackson 20, in the new Hotel Monaco, it has been pretty lively.

      1. Hank's Oyster Bar might have the casual but busy vibe, although it is much smaller than Matchbox in terms of seating.