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The Light Horse

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Old Town
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715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014 (Washington Street)
King Street Metro/Alexandria Dash Bus stops directly in front of Restaurant!
703-549-0533
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
the horse was not light

service was fine, very attentive staff; starters well prepared and tasty; cioppino was good but a small in portion; others were very happy with the entres.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
liameryan
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Hollywood, Maryland
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hollywood, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

service was fine, very attentive staff; starters well prepared and tasty; cioppino was good but a small in portion; others were very happy with the entres.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you are a local or a visitor in Old Town Alexandria, you must stop here. This restaurant is amazing. The food, service, and ambiance are delightful. They have a bit of a seasonal menu, changing over the months yet their staple mac and cheese is a must have any day of the week! The wine list is great and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I ate here with a British friend of mine and was shocked at how good the food was; especially since I don't value the opinions of the British when it comes to food. I had an Amish Chicken something and it was amazing. The service was good and I felt like I was in a pub and not some slimy... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great beer selection. Good bar food, especially the burgers.The downstairs restaurant has a limited menu.

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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had dinner pre fireworks on July 4th, average service and good food but not a steal. I felt a little like a tourist getting when the bill came as it was very pricy for what we ate. There are better places in Old Town to eat.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In an effort to try something new, my boyfriend and I passed by some of our favorite spots and walked into the Light Horse. Off to a great start, got a cozy circular booth, perfect for a date and the bottles of wine were 50% off. The staff was friendly, offered suggestions and prompt. We ordered the bacon wrapped dates... More 

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Jumpin' all over the world
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130 reviews 130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a party of 6 and no reservations, but figured since it was a Tuesday night it shouldn't be too hard to find a place for dinner on King St. We were surprised that the first four places we tried were full up, so we were very pleased when the Light Horse had a big booth for us all.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,002 reviews 1,002 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Absolutely amazing experience! My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner here, sort of last minute because my original venue didn’t come through, and the managers and chef were so nice about it! They gave us the whole downstairs area and were very flexible about food and the number of people and giving me info on the history of the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stopped into Light Horse when walking through Old Town. I made reservations online when walking by and stopped when I came back. I was greeted cordially and seated immediately. The wait staff came immediately. They have a nice selection of beers, though I was disappointed that there was no porter. I chose a draft Pilsner and it was very... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Light Horse has a nice restaurant on the first floor. The food is decent and most people will find something they like. The atmosphere is kind of rustic and fits in with the character of Old Town. Upstairs there is a good sports bar area. The food is also good and is upscale bar food. So items you would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
    (Washington Street)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro/Alexandria Dash Bus stops directly in front of Restaurant!
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-0533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?