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2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1310 (Howell Ave.)
10 minute walk from the Braddock Road Metro
703-549-5051
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always love this place.

The food's always solid (I've been here probably six time now), and the wines come from the well-stock "Planet Wine" shop next door. Casual, fun, and relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
DavidMoore2328
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food's always solid (I've been here probably six time now), and the wines come from the well-stock "Planet Wine" shop next door. Casual, fun, and relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I must say, everything at Evening Star Cafe is quirky, from the featured cocktails to the decor, and it all comes together nicely to create an enjoyable...and delicious...experience. It's also a great place to have a special dinner, especially due to the cozy and quiet atmosphere. I also love how the menu changes from time to time...it makes it so... More 

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silver spring
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249 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The relatively high quality of the food combined with the incredibly bad service led to the average rating for this restaurant. But the poor service outweighed the meal, and I will not go back. Starting with the food, our family went for brunch. Those who had the quiche raved about it. I had the chicken and waffles with hot butter... More 

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Ridgefield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Dined with family and ordered daily special - salmon on a bed of fresh vegetables. Very tasty. Good selection of wines, nice quiet atmosphere

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Have been wanting to try their brunch for some time now and finally got around to it with friends. The Duck Hash was excellent, and Sticky Buns to start off were really good. The bloody mary's with bacon and a piece of grilled cheese sandwich were great. The craft beer selection is superb and prices are reasonable. This was definitely... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have never been disappointed with the food at Evening Star. Even with a limited menu, a meal is intriguingly tasty. Interesting appetizers (brie, mussels 7 pimento cheese lead the way) and good salads set the table for good entrees. (The sweet potato rolls are good but the dinner rolls are surprisingly tasteless.)We both chose the pork shoulder set on... More 

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Party of 4 for dinner on a Saturday night. My DH and I like the Del Ray area for dinner - King St has tons of restaurants but is so busy that Mount Vernon Ave - particularly in the area of Evening Star - seems more like Main St USA and the wait times are not as long. So, the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 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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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1310
    (Howell Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 10 minute walk from the Braddock Road Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-549-5051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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