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Evening Star Cafe

2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1310
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Ranked #268 of 654 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Howell Ave.
Transit: 10 minute walk from the Braddock Road Metro
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed our appetizer (crispy poppadews with pimento cheese), drinks, and found the waitstaff to be helpful and attentive. Dinner selections were well prepared, nicely presented, and delicious. Excellent Caesar salad, tasty grilled oysters, mahi, salmon, and a killer apple cobbler, enough for three!

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Austin, Texas
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189 reviews 189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place wasn't very impressive. Its one of those places that could be great. Funky feel that has kind of seen better days but still trying. I attended a wedding reception there and I have to tell you the food was not good. They couldn't get it out fast enough and it really wasnt flavorful. The buns they had for... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I visited Evening Star, with two friends, for dinner. Sad to say, there is a strange vibe that the "ultra-cool" staff is doing you a big favor by working at the place. A few of them were gathered at the hostess desk, just visiting with each other when we arrived on time for our reservations. We were a party of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fool me once, the saying goes, and shame is on you. Fool me twice and, well, you know the rest. Evening Star has fooled us for the last time over the past weekend, and I think is moving in a bad direction. The Star has two types of customers – those that do and don’t live in Del Ray. If... More 

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Bay City
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Evening Star restaurant in Alexandria was A+ all around starting with the sweet potato biscuits served with honey butter. Next we sampled fried green tomatoes and poppadews, a cheese stuffed pepper which one of the most amazing foods I've ever eaten. My entree was grilled salmon served over spicy vegetables and it was so so good! The wine was lovely... More 

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Riverside, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you like southern cooking, then this is the place for you. However, the menu is somewhat limited, and I had a hard time finding something that I wanted to eat. If you are vegetarian or vegan, I would not recommend eating here, as there was only one dinner menu item that seemed vegetarian. I ended up ordering an appetizer... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a comfy casual looking neighborhood restaurant with a very promising looking menu. The problem was service was awful (and it was a weeknight and not all that crowded) and the food was mediocre. Alas. Service first. My fault but I ordered a glass of wine I didn't love and wanted to try a different wine. I tried in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We use to live in the neighborhood and must have eaten there 30 times over a two year period. We moved away and were so looking forward to eating there again on a return trip to visit old friends and see the city with our children. it's only been two years but everything was different. We asked the waitress who... More 

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Evening Star Cafe in Delray area is a funky little place with dining area as well as 2 bars. Overall, the place is very small and quite loud. The acoustics are not very good and conversation can be difficult, but the cold beer, good food and excellent service make the effort worth it. The lounge has a nice menu of... More 

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Cumberland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My dining partner and I went to Evening Star for a delicious dinner. As an appetizer, I had the fried green tomatoes, and she had the Caesar salad. Both appetizers were delicious. For the entree, I had the duck, and she had the pork chop. The plates were well composed, the food was scrumptious, the light smoke flavor of the... More 

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Additional Information about Evening Star Cafe

Address: 2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1310
Phone Number: 703-549-5051
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

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