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Raids May 6, 2010 01:52 PM

My sister is visiting that weekend with a friend, and I want to take them somewhere memorable but fun Saturday night before we do the monument cruise. They both like pretty much everything and are a lot of fun to dine out with. Restaurant Eve is out, because they're booked. Sushi is a possibility, but it seems like Momo would have a LONG line on a Saturday night. Those are the only two front-runners I've been able to put together from reading reviews and such - I don't eat out in Alexandria often, so I need help!

Somewhere convenient to the metro stop or the docks would be great, also, since we won't be driving out there.

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Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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    Raids May 11, 2010 05:40 AM

    How do we feel about Las Tapas?

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    Las Tapas
    710 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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      chicks221 May 12, 2010 02:24 PM

      Las Tapas is a chain so i would say no. Columbia FireHouse is a good place to go. Also, the docks and the metro are pretty far apart.. So if you want someplace close to the metro -- then try Brabo or Vermillion or Majestic. If you want to walk all the way to the docks (or cab) then I would do Columbia Firestation. And while a chain, the Charthouse is nice on the water -- if sit outside

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      Las Tapas
      710 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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        Raids Jun 1, 2010 12:11 PM

        Went to Columbia Firehouse. Loved it! The food was fantastic and it couldn't be more convenient to the docks. We had the oysters and the tuna tacos to start - the oysters were great - nice selection, but the tuna tacos were a little meh, but good. I like them better at Zengo. Two of us ordered the prime rib, which was maybe the best prime rib I've had, I had the salmon, and my sister ordered the scallops. You can't go wrong with the seafood here. Best of all, the food was top-notch, but the atmosphere was not at all stuffy - perfect atmosphere for the occasion.

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        Zengo Restaurant
        781 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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      bhein May 7, 2010 10:02 AM

      Hank's Oyster bar too.

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

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        SheriS May 7, 2010 09:11 AM

        I also suggest Majestic or Vermillion. I like the Chesapeake Rolls at Flying Fish. Sit at the sushi bar. I had a very good spring Risotto at O'Connells last week. If you go there, though, get an outside table or a table in the back room, otherwise is SOO loud.

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        Flying Fish
        815 King St Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314

        1. ktmoomau May 7, 2010 06:59 AM

          Brabo is close to the metro stop. Further down King St. there is Majestic (same owners as Eve) and Vermillion. Remember there is a trolley, but it only runs every 30 minutes I believe.

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