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Cheesetique

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Coffee Shop, Bistro, Wine Bar
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2411 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
703-706-5300
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfort good at its best

I don't know what I loved the best about this place -- the cozy ambiance, the awesome cheeses, the whimsical twist on home fare or what. Friends took me to dinner here while visiting the area. The restaurant specializes in mac and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Normally that would have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jeffree I
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San Diego, California, United States
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
DC Metro Area
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch based upon reviews. Overwhelmed with cheese options but since it was a cold day, we did not eat outside but were seated in the back room. Cozy atmosphere with empty wine bottles lining the walks like a library, dark and "club like". I didn't care for the fried/cooking smells emanating from the kitchen. Maybe I'm overly... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I don't know what I loved the best about this place -- the cozy ambiance, the awesome cheeses, the whimsical twist on home fare or what. Friends took me to dinner here while visiting the area. The restaurant specializes in mac and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Normally that would have been disappointing due to not being able to eat... More 

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France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Perfect place to get a light, delicious meal that includes cheese in the ingredients - nice selection of wines to accompany your choice of dishes and friendly service. Just a few tables outside at this location but if you can get one on a beautiful day, the experience is even better.

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Alexandria, VA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great cheeses, of course, nice wines and a lovely atmosphere makes Cheesetique a go-to place for a light-isn meal. The grilled pimento cheese sandwich is one of the greatest sandwiches you'll ever have. A nice surprise because it has a lovely pepper kick that makes it special. The meats and cheese boards cannot be beat. The wine selection is broad... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friendly, wonderful restaurant with great food and cheese. We had a group of 10 women and no reservation and they cleared a display area to make room for all of us

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're ever in a mood for wine, cheese, and some good food this is your place! I don't remember anything about outdoor seating...

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Alexandria, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cheesetique - when it first opened it was really great - they have taken a couple of items off the menu (quiche was one which was very disappointing) the dining experience is nice in the warm weather where you can sit outside, however, the atmosphere in the inside leaves a bit to desire - Great for a nice glass of... More 

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Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

About once every six months since this shop expanded now seven years ago, I've found myself walking in to pick up some cheese, grab a quick bottle of wine or order dinner for take away. Each time I hope for a better experience and for Cheesetique to live up to expectations and the reviews. I want this shop and its... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I had lunch at Cheesetique in Alexandria at about 1:30 on a Thursday, accompanied by my four year old daughter, who wants to go back often. If our budget and schedule supported it, I would be there weekly. This is a good spot for a parent at home to have a delicious, civilized break midday. The space one can see... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Found this on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try on a recent visit to Old Town Alexandria. It was well worth the short detour. The front part of the shop is a cheese and wine market. While we waited, we got to sample some wines at a free in-shop wine tasting. We then were seated at a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2411 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-706-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bistro, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 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?