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Only a 20-minute drive from the St. Gregory Hotel lies a quieter foodie-city in Alexandria, Virginia. This historic, redbrick paradise is a great spot to visit from DC and enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family. Check out our list of Alexandria restaurants you need to visit.

La Bergerie

Take a trip to Paris at upscale French brasserie Le Bergerie. This elegant Alexandria spot is all about classics like escargots with butter, garlic, and parsley, and sherry-based squab. Make some room for the traditional desserts like profiteroles doused with chocolate syrup and pain perdu bread pudding.

218 N Lee St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-1007

Brabo Tasting Room

No plans? No worries. Head to the no-reservations Brabo Tasting Room, which serves Belgian treats like mussels, homemade bratwurst, as well as an array of wine and beer. As if the food isn’t enough to lure you in, the white-walled, dark wood, and brick interior just happens toc create a modern aesthetic that Instagram dreams are made of.

1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-5252

A La Lucia

This old-school red-sauce joint is beloved by the Washingtonian, which heaps praise on its lasagna and chicken parmesan. Come here to enjoy a glass of Italian wine with your bowl of rigatoni and a rustic spicy sausage sauce.

315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-5123

Cheesetique

Head to this little Alexandria cheese store for a high end meal without breaking the bank. Go for the cheese-curd-laden, luxurious Tater Tot poutine, opt for a hearty grilled cheese, or build your own plate. Don’t forget to check out the wine and beer pairings for a meal to remember!

2411 Mt Vernon Ave
(703) 706-5300

Virtue Feed & Grain

Get out your inner hipster at this Alexandria hotspot, which features industrial bohemian interiors and is located in an 18th-century granary. We’re all about the wild boar burger, served with juicy caramelized onions, chipotle aioli, and smoked provolone.

106 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 970-3669