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“Because it's not 'really a restaurant'”
Review of Cheesetique

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Ranked #62 of 763 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
325 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Because it's not 'really a restaurant'”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

It is a cafe - that specializes in cheeses and salami - and will make small essentially taster plates and sell bottled drinks ... and there's coffee next door. So let's talk about what Cheestique IS - a wonderful experience for the Cheese-o-phile in you ... high turnover guarantees a quality product. You will find cheeses here you won't easily find in other parts of our town. The service a little cumbersome due to lack of automated scales .. cheese is cut to order, weighed and then a label is written by hand. It takes time so don't come when it's crowded or you are in a hurry. If you have just a little time and patience you'll be well rewarded.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Cheesehead Approved!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Being from Wisconsin, my kids doubted my choice of a restaurant having a cheesy name. Hah! I showed them as it was fabulous. Service excellent! Wine pairings on menu welcomed. My teen said the flavors were "strong and refined." This meal was flawless and we would have taken cheese home if it was later in our travels. Respect that they care about where their cheeses originate.

Visited June 2014
Thank Sara H
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Newtown, CT
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“So good!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

I was in the DC area for the weekend and my friend brought us here for lunch on Saturday. It was great! The service was excellent. There was an awesome selection of cheese. We had a cheese board to share then each got an entree. I had the pimento grilled cheese which had the perfect amount of kick. The wine flights were also excellent. I would definitely go back!

Thank Lamadayo
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong with the cheese”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Okay, don't go here if you don't like or are allergic to cheese. And yes, the menu is restricted to cheese-inspired dishes see. But with all the fine cheeses available you can surely find something you'll enjoy very much. So go if you're in the mood for cheese-related treats. Enjoy the fancy grilled cheese or the mac and cheese. Or have a sandwich filled with cheese. And the wine selection is good. We come often and will continue giving Cheesetique our business.

Thank Steve W
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Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great place for something different”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited this place after walking past on a warm spring evening. We sat outside at a little table and asked the waitress to select 2 red wines and a cheese plate selection. We were pleased with her selection and she was happy to substitute one if the cheeses that I didn't like. The wine was a bit pricey but good. We will visit again, perhaps for dessert or the famous Mac and Cheese.

Thank HappyValley1000
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