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Homey all-day eatery & bar featuring German dishes made with some locally-sourced and organic ingredients.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
German, European, Central European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews wiener schnitzel black forest cake veal cheesecake mixed grill schweineschnitzel salad fries bread german food authentic european portions are huge excellent meal cooked to perfection attentive service king st the wait staff
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there for a late lunch. We ordered the draft German lager and Schnitzel (chicken and pork) . They were so good. Just like what we had when we're in Munich, Germany! After the main course, we ordered a Black Forest Cake. Yummy. Service...was quick and attentive.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

Excellent meal. Diverse food and bar menu, Food was tasty and well portioned. Atmosphere was very comfortable and enjoyable. Very attentive service. Will definitely come back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

I reserve my rating of 5 for only the best restaurants we have visited in the US and Europe. Owners Ivica and Amela Svalina have created an authentic European gem in Alexandria. The cevapcici appetizer was delicious; like eating the most tender part of steak....For dinner we ordered Jager Schnitzel and Stuffed Veal Schnitzel. Both were generous and flavorful, cooked to perfection. The Spinach Spätzle was also excellent. For dessert we had Black Forest Cake and European-style cheese cake; both were delicious. They also offer a very nice assortment of European beer, wine and cocktails. The service was attentive, friendly and professional. I would make the 1 hour drive to Alexandria from Frederick Maryland again, just to enjoy Old House Cosmopolitan.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2021 via mobile

Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. My wife and I visited Alexandria for 24 hours and ate here three times! Very authentic and tasty German fare, great German beer, excellent deserts, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff all make for a memorable visit...that you will want to repeat. We’ll go back again on our next trip to Alexandria- even if just for desert!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

The food is great. The service is exceptional. I highly recommend dining here. Portions are huge. Highly recommend

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed January 29, 2021 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant twice. Excellent service, authentic German food, and very reasonably priced! We had the chicken schnitzel, pommes, and kase spaetzle. Everything was delicious! The first time we also had the Black Forest cake and it was delicious! It tasted just...like the cake we had at the Black Forest in Germany. We highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 12, 2020

During these pandemic times we rarely visit restaurants. We were visiting Alexandria and seeking a German dinner. We checked their menu and phoned our order. They promptly answered our call, took our order, and informed us that we could pick it up in 20 minutes....Indeed, by the time we walked there, the dinner was ready. Per their suggestion, we waited a few minutes for our freshly prepared coffee and hot tea. When we arrived at our hotel room, the food items were carefully packed, and hot. The food was excellent -- the Schweineschnitzel was tasty and lightly fried. The fish, Branzini was also prepared well. The salads were amazingly fresh and enjoyable. Of course, it is not a German meal without Black Forest Cake, and indeed they excelled at that with cream and a slight touch of cinnamon as an accent. Great meal!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2020

This place might be popular with locals. But, compared to original Austrian/Balkan food it cannot stand the comparison. While baklava might be close to the original, rest of the offer does not seem to keep up. It is overpriced and it does not deliver the...spark of food they are about. The food is bland, while the service it typical American style. Don't expect anything spectacular.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

If you appreciate real Bavarian/German food, this place offers the genuine article. Servings are ample, the beer selection is excellent, and the wait staff attend to you with Old World charm. The chef, being trained in Munich, keeps the cuisine close to the mark, and...authentically German. I highly recommend the wiener schnitzel and the jaeger schnitzel. For Alexandria, the prices are very reasonable.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

Great! The place is super cute, and has a lot of seating. They have the waitstaff where costumes. The food was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Yes, Old House Cosmopolitan offers takeout services.

Old House Cosmopolitan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5