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Laziloo Apr 15, 2010 07:00 AM

My step-daughter (25 years old) is coming into town tomorrow and I plan to take her to Old Town on Sat. night. I am open to any type of restaurant - just want great food and nice atmosphere.

Thank you!

  1. chaofun Apr 15, 2010 01:09 PM

    One of my favorite places in the area is the Restaurant Eve bar, great food for not that much.

    Besides what has been mentioned:

    Eamonn's - Very low key and casual Fish and Chips.
    A La Lucia - underrated italian, not super fancy
    Bastille - good french
    Rustico - great beer tap, good food, casual

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    Restaurant Eve
    110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

    Rustico
    827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

    A La Lucia
    315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314

    Eamonns
    728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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      weezycom Apr 15, 2010 11:56 AM

      Agree on Vermillion, Majestic.

      Also consider Overwood, , Daniel O'Connell's (both loud), Columbia Firehouse.

      If your step-daughter is not too familiar with Old Town and you want to walk around after dinner, please warn her about the hazards of high heels and uneven brick sidewalks.

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      Overwood
      220 N Lee St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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

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

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        bhein Apr 15, 2010 09:58 AM

        The bar at Restaurant Eve is a good option. It feels like you're in someone's house- great food, great drinks. If you choose Vermilion- make a reservation and specify that you want one of the upstairs tables near the windows. Basically they're the only decent tables in the entire restaurant. If you want a more "accessible" menu, Jackson 20 is good, too.

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        Restaurant Eve
        110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

        Jackson 20
        480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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          bukowski333 Apr 15, 2010 08:52 AM

          The Majestic.

          PX for drinks??? Pretty cool/chic place. Try to sit at bar. Drinks are amazing, need rez.

          Vermillion.

          Hanks Oyster Bar.

          Restaurant Eve. Pricey.

          Chart House, on the water. Good place to walk to.

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          Restaurant Eve
          110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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          1. re: bukowski333
            ktmoomau Apr 15, 2010 11:02 AM

            I second all these recs, except the Chart House which is a little boring food wise.

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