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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Monday to Friday
Fresh apples and Brie cheese
White Spanish Anchovies and Fresh tomatoes
Cheese Plate
Three Imported or Artisanal cheeses served with mixed Olives
Savory tartlet
served with side salad Alsatian style tartlet with ham, caramelized onions, and goat cheese on a roasted tomato sauce
Duck liver pâté with cornichons, mustard and toast
Cup $3.95
Bowl $5.95
Soup du jour
French Fries
Side Green Salad
Basket of Baguette
Sandwich du jour
Served with side green salad
Served with side salad
Gluten Free - made with 100% Buckwheat flour
Ham, mushrooms, Swiss cheese with thyme
Spinach and‏ feta cheese topped with mint-yogurt sauce
Italian sausage, tomatoes, cannellini beans, and sauteed bellpeppers and onions
Old Towner
Ham, Sautéed Spinach, and caramelized onions
Roasted he chicken and ratatouille with brie cheese
Grilled Bratwurst with sautéed onions and curry sauce topped with French fries
Farmer’s Market
Sauteed Zuchinni, fresh spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and Feta cheese
Cold Smoked salmon and caramelized red onions with cream fraiche
(Made with Wheat flour-can sub Buckwheat flour)
Grand Chocolate
Duo of‏ Dark chocolate and Praline mousse served on a dark chocolate sauce
Simply Nutella
Nutella and powered sugar
Wild Berry
Fresh strawberries and strawberry Ice cream topped with toasted almonds and raspberry sauce
Sundae Afternoon
Chocolate and vanilla ice cream, banana topped with walnuts, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream
Just Peachy
Caramelized peaches and vanilla ice cream with toasted almonds and peach brandy
Fresh Strawberries and Nutella
Sweetest Thing
Sweet Mascapone Italian cheese cream with dark Morello cherries marinated in red wine
Lemon Drop
Lemon cream dusted with powered sugar
Vanilla ice cream $+9.95
Banana or Fresh Apple, Nutella, and peanut butter and chocolate sauce
Hot Tea
Bottle Water
Iced Latte
Dusted with Powered sugar
(made with buckwheat flout) Ham and Cheese
Lunch Box
Peanut butter and Strawberry jam
Sponsored by: Fontaine

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Lemon drop
1. Lemon drop
" finished with a Lemon Drop crêpe (almost licked the plate i"
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2. @@Quiche@@ and ambience
2. @@Quiche@@ and ambience
"the best quiche this side of France"
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3. A Great Brunch Find
3. A Great Brunch Find
"Wonderful crepes and "melt in your mouth" French Toast."
Kimberly K
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Join us for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch. Fontaine is a locally owned and operated causal European style restaurant located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. Fontaine serves classic Steak Frites, Mussels & Frites, Duck Liver Pate, Pan Roasted Trout, Imported Cheeses, Vegetarian dishes, authentic savory and sweet French crepes that can be paired with traditional French Cidres. Our carefully crafted seasonal menu, extensive craft and import beer along with a boutique wine selection, friendly service, and elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere makes Fontaine the perfect place to rendezvous with old friends and meet new ones. Where the locals eat!
$6 - $33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
French, European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cozy restaurant with excellent wait staff. An eclectic French menu for relatively light eating. The table had the breakfast cobb salad, Parisienne Sandwich-ham on a buttered baquette, and bruschetta. The coffee was well done. A nice place to mingle with locals.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pen1
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great spot to meet a few friends for a relaxed lunch of savory crepes! Fantastic Sunday brunch, too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kimkards
Reviewed January 16, 2019

From the ambiance - to - the wait staff - to - the food, everything was excellent. I had the "Moroccan" and truly loved it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JPMcGuire
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Enjoyed a brunch menu with crepes and other offerings. I certainly enjoyed having a recommendation for my dish. Crepe with Nutella and fresh strawberries.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maureen C
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

There were 6 of us for sunday lunch. The place was full waited about 15 minutes. The restaurant has enough seating. The crepes were very good and service excellent. Prices reasonable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alberto13_13
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Fontaine was highly reviewed and recommend but fell short on most counts. The place is very crowded but has unique feel and a nice atmosphere. When considering how busy it was, the service was fast and good. Although they serve breakfast, they do not have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elie B
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This is one of the only places in touristy Old Town where the quality of the food is worthy of the price and hype. This is a fun place. There are only three outside tables on the sidewalk, but if you can get one on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alfred M
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We had a terrific breakfast.. coffee was wonderful and the menu offered innovative food choices. Service was excellent

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jbhanda
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Interesting little place serving wonderful gluten free crêpes made with buckwheat flour. We enjoyed our lunch choices of the Moroccan - spinach and feta cheese topped with mint-yogurt sauce and the Old Towner- ham, sautéed spinach, and caramelized onions. The side salads were miniscule. Service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FunTimes030
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We enjoyed our food. My quiche was outstanding and my daughter's salmon and eggs looked great. I think they should offer a different dressing than the mustard vinagrette with salads.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank golfslw
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