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European, German, Eastern European, Central European
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7770 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306-2859
703 360 3660
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this restaurant very often. Why? iReasonable prices are a start. But most importantly it has never in many, many visits has it produced any thing but an excellent meal. I love the goulash,tasty. The salads are always fresh made with very good ingredients. Simple. And the dressing is understated simple but so very good. I hope you... More 

Thank Larry B
Alexandria, VA
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1,368 reviews
684 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cosmopolitan is clustered in a nondescript shopping mall south of Alexandria on Route 1. The rather sparse setting is not indicative of the quality of food that it offers daily. Family-owned and operated, it specializes in Balkan cuisine with a touch of German as well. Its limited menu focuses on some of the best area dishes with veal leading... More 

Thank jeffl499
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Cosmopolitan Grill was not what I expected. Much too good to be stuck in a strip mall!! My husband and I both had a salad with grilled chicken. The salad was fresh and had a simple dressing. The chicken was lightly seasoned and served off to the side of the salad on a large dish. It tasted like something I... More 

Thank EdithTaylor560
Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent Saturday. What a find! The servings are generous, the food is delicious (mussels and shrimp appetizer!), and the service was fantastic. Tucked away in a strip mall off a highway full of fast-food joints (very typical of Northern Virginia!), this is definitely on our must-eat-at-again list. The place is larger than you think... More 

1 Thank Alyson D
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great German and Bosnian food with white linen tablecloth. Very professional staff. Clean. Long list of good wines and beers

Thank Matt M
Alexandria, Virginia
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife was out of town so I decided to try Cosmopolitan Grill after its appearance in the Washingtonian May 2016 Cheap Eats. It was excellent in every way. I had the house specialty appetizer, cevapcici, homemade beef sausages grilled to perfection. It was accompanied by delicious yeasty homemade bread, served with sour cream. I went directly to a fabulous... More 

Thank Marlanman
The Villages, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

First visit and definitely will be back. Food was delicious from appetizer to dessert. Service was superb! So glad a friend told us about it because like others have noted, from the outside it doesn't look like much. Go in, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Mary B
Ayer's Cliff, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Never judge a book by its cover. Hidden in a corner of a strip mall is this amazing restaurant that serves delicious Mediterranean food. If you're in the neighbourhood, run don't walk1

Thank Eddie P
Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Local place.Menu is unusual (Balkan/German)l but food is not consistent. When it is good it is enjoyable. Bread is good and so is scnhitnel.

Thank VaLasVegasLover
Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I encouraged a "meat and potatoes" friend to join me to have a tilapia sandwich or tilapia salad. The fish is out of this world and I've never had a better fish sandwich and he wholeheartedly agreed. Huge pieces of nicely seared and flavored fish -- lemon, olive oil and garlic! Their rolls are homemade inhouse. See for yourself the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
European, German, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7770 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306-2859
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Huntington
  • Neighborhood: Huntington
  • Phone Number: 703 360 3660

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?