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Evening Star Cafe

2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1310
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Ranked #220 of 647 Restaurants in Alexandria
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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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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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Bay City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 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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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We have been there on a number of occasions, and love the atmosphere. Feels like a small town rather than the hustle and bustle of the big city. The halibut is tasty, they have a nice wine selection, and the appetizers are all great. Definitely a must if in Alexandria.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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316 reviews 316 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

enjoyed interesting well-cooked food here early one Saturday evening although we were a bit mystified you had to go through the Majestic Bar doorway to get to the restaurant. Strange unique artworks made of erector sets, lights bulbs and other bits and pieces deck the walls etc.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stumbled on this restaurant, not knowing its reputation, but the decor (clever and unusual with lots of erecter set materials) and the food captivated us. I had my first fried chicken and waffles. Wow! (Could have used a tad more syrup, but the spicy butter was inspired). The bloody mary had too much black pepper, but the mini grilled... More

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were in town for a conference and had dinner Sunday evening at the Evening Star Cafe. Great neighborhood place with nice ambiance. Wine list is extensive and has plenty of local choices. The food was delicious and the service was terrific. The scallop appetizer was cooked perfectly - a great sear on the outside. The duck entree and rib... More

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