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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
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointed ...

... I was supposed to meet some friends at Lighthorse on a Thursday night. They didn't show. Pity me. But, while I was waiting I enjoyed a delicious Lost Rhino IPA on draft. After my beer, I asked to close-out my tab only to discover that I was charged for two DIFFERENT beers. How much effort... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Wineaux...
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Alexandria, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

... I was supposed to meet some friends at Lighthorse on a Thursday night. They didn't show. Pity me. But, while I was waiting I enjoyed a delicious Lost Rhino IPA on draft. After my beer, I asked to close-out my tab only to discover that I was charged for two DIFFERENT beers. How much effort does it take to... More 

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ventnor, nj
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for a late, lite dinner. The food was great. My daughter and I had the Mac and Cheese which was outstanding. Creamy does not describe it .My husband continued his quest to taste a hamburger from every restaurant we eat in. He was not disappointed. It was very tasty, but the fries were not. We would def go... More 

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Hollywood, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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1,060 reviews 1,060 reviews
508 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 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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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?