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Aug 5, 2012 03:46 PM

Lunch near the Westin Alexandria

I'll be at a conference Mon and Tues of this week at the Westin Alexandria and am wondering if there are any Chow-worthy lunches nearby? Trucks? Cheap eats? Nicer places? Will entertain all options!

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  1. That development is a bit of a wasteland, but if you have time to venture out about a half mile toward Old Town, I'd suggest Brabo Tasting Room, or for something quick, pickup something to go from the Butcher Block next door. See

    Further down Old Town is Vemilion and Hanks Oyster Bar.

    1. I would head to Old Town and hit Eammon's. Make sure to get curry sauce for the chips and a deep fried Mars bar.

      1. Thanks guys, those sound awesome. I'm bummed to discover that they have lunch for us here (and also I had to valet park) so I don't think I'll be leaving this weird island of hotels until the end of the day. :(

        1. Head to Old Town you can go to Vermillon, Restaurant Eve or La Fromagerie - . I think Restaurant Eve still does their 3 course lunch menu for around $20 a person. La Fromagerie- the Rabbit cheesesteak sandwich in the bistro is Awesome

          1. Sounds like your lunches are a done deal but an acquaintance told me about a new sushi place in the Carlyle development that she claims is good. She's a food writer and personal chef so she has some credibility. Haven't been yet myself.


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            1. re: tcamp

              I second the sushi place (Sushi Naru). It's all you can eat, so the rice/fish proportion isn't ideal. But, the sushi tastes very fresh, and they are very good about restocking all the choices There are some non-standard sushi choices too -- e.g., the Bueno sushi, which is avacado wrapped. There's a very good wasabi salad.

              OTOH, Eammon's...I dunno. The last several times I was there there (over the course of a year) I left unimpressed. It's a bit on the expensive side, and everything tastes bland.