We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Le Refuge Restaurant

Is this your business?
127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
+1 703-548-4661
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rack of lamb” (15 reviews)
“cassoulet” (13 reviews)
“frog legs” (11 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
All hours
127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (277)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Le Refuge because I thought I recognized the name from my last visit 30 years ago (I have moved from the area). It turned out that it was the same restaurant and I can easily see why they have been in business...More

Thank consultjeanie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from dinner at Le Refuge. The service was courteous and prompt. The green salad was chopped, which made it easy to eat, and the vinaigrette was just tart enough. I had a special - the tuna steak with two sauces. It was...More

Thank shashi111
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I met here (on a blind date) and so this place has extra sentimental value. That was 20 years ago and this places is still consistently fantastic. Great wine list as you might expect in an authentic French country restaurant. Food is...More

Thank ALC82
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Went to Le Refuge with my family and parents-in-law during our visit to Alexandria. My husband and I were not very enthusiastic about the escargot we ordered. Main courses were also mediocre. Also pricy. Will not go back.

1  Thank Stephannie_11
Reviewed May 6, 2017

This charming, small French restaurant never fails. Their food is always excellent (save room for the profiteroles), the service is prompt and pleasant.

Thank suesboys
Reviewed April 10, 2017

My wife's grandparents lived on Queen Street before Alexandria became a fashionable place. Le Refuge was in the same location then too. Really good food, really great atmosphere, you feel at home here, but you feel special at the same time You step into another...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed March 26, 2017

This restaurant is not for the claustrophobic as the tables are tightly packed into a tiny space. The service was very good. Anything we asked for, we got right away. Onion soup is a strong choice among the appetizers. Also the salads were all good...More

Thank shirley0415
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I just wish the comfort level was higher. Somehow I wound up at the same table from a visit three years ago! It is a very small restaurant with lovely decor, but too many tables; the chairs are so uncomfortable. The food tho is EXCELLENT,...More

Thank gg99
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This French Restaurant across from Christ Church was the most romantic experience I had in the DC area. Every time I've returned I've enjoyed excellent food at the best prices of any other similar eatery in the city. Friendly French service; worth the trip just...More

Thank John f
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Quaint restaurant but too many tables cramped into a small space. Food was adequate but have had much better elsewhere. For $167 I have a much greater expectation. Sorry folks but this wasn't worth it.

Thank Luigis7676
Nearby Restaurants
Murphy's Grand Irish Pub
601 reviews
.06 miles away
La Tasca
336 reviews
.06 miles away
Pita House
171 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Alexandria's Christ Church
312 reviews
.06 miles away
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
194 reviews
.24 miles away
Carlyle House
236 reviews
.24 miles away
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
211 reviews
.16 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
March 23, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ryan W | Reviewed this property |
I agree... Please check their website or just give them a call! I did nt order any... :-)
October 27, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Coco A | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant ASAP.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-4661
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing