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Apr 8, 2010 06:15 AM

what was that restaurant?

Cruising this board over the weekend, I thought I'd come up with a good place to meet everyone's late-afternoon needs--booze for bf, good food for me, downtime for the kiddo and relaxation for all of us. It's in Alexandria so I hope it'll be easy to get to from the Carlyle House near City Hall in Old Town. Problem is, I don't seem to have saved the posts correctly and now I don't know what it's called. I've tried searching again, but can't come find it.

Can anyone help me out here? The restaurant name was a person's proper name, sometimes 3 names, sometimes 4. First name was a variation of "Alberto".

That's not much to go on, I know. If you're familiar with it, please reply!

Now that I'm having such a hard time rediscovering it, I'm wondering if it was a fluke that it came up so many times. Is it really any good?


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  1. I can't help with the restaurant name, not being familiar with Alexandria, but did you make sure you were re-running your search with the exact same parameters? For example, the default is always to look for posts within the last 12 months, but when I remember I change it to 5 years (I think it combats some of the "trendiness" factor, where a new place opens and suddenly it's the only pizza place in the area anyone can recommend or talk about). If you changed any of the defaults in your original search, but are forgetting to do it this time, it might account for the problem in finding the same posts again.

    Just a thought.

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    1. Some of the restaurants in Old Town that are people's names:

      Daniel O'Connell's
      Restaurant Eve (doubtful it was this one)
      Eammon's chipper
      Jackson's 20
      Brabo's Tasting Room
      Vaso's Kitchen
      Landini Brothers

      Restaurant Eve
      110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

      Vaso's Kitchen
      1225 Powhatan St, Alexandria, VA 22314

      Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant
      112 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

      Tasting Room
      101 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701

      1. Wow, if it's that hard to recognize, maybe it shouldn't have been my choice any way. It was something like Adalberto...

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        1. re: saacnmama

          There is Taberna Del Alaberdero which is a Spanish restaurant, but it is located in downtown DC.

          There is an Alberto Trattoria I believe.

          If you want someplace near City Hall that serves alcohol, is kid friendly, is relaxing and has decent food you might try Columbia Firehouse, Overwood, Hank's Oyster Bar or the Majestic. I am not sure what your price range is... You could also just wander up or down King St. there are a lot of options.

          220 N Lee St, Alexandria, VA 22314

          Hank's Oyster Bar
          1026 King St Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314

          The Columbia Firehouse
          109 South St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VI 22314