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The Light Horse

715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014 (Old Town)
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Ranked #101 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $30 - $40
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Washington Street
Transit: King Street Metro/Alexandria Dash Bus stops directly in front of Restaurant!
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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881 reviews 881 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
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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Orlando, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went in for Saturday brunch and was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. Like the other reviews said, don't be afraid if it doesn't look crazy crowded. Cute dining room, attentive and pleasant servers, and good food for the prices.

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Additional Information about The Light Horse

Address: 715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
Phone Number: 703-549-0533
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American

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