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Need recommendation for Old Town

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

    Restaurant Eve
    110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

    827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

    A La Lucia
    315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314

    728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

    1. w
      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.

      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

      1. b
        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.

        Restaurant Eve
        110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

        Jackson 20
        480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

        1. b
          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.


          Hanks Oyster Bar.

          Restaurant Eve. Pricey.

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

          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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