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“If you can eat at only one restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, make it this one”
Review of Restaurant Eve

Restaurant Eve
Ranked #38 of 759 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: King Street
Transit: King Street Metro. Trolley it from King Street Metro- The free trolley will operate seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Approximately every 20 minutes, riders can board at the King Street Metro, near the Waterfront, or at one of many other stops. The closest stop to the restaurant is one block away, at King and St. Asaph Streets.
Description: Restaurant Eve has one intention: to bring everything together in perfect harmony-ingredients, cooking techniques, presentation, and that ephemeral, indescribable characteristic that we call soulfulness. We purchase from farms that share our values of quality and sustainability, and showcase the best hand-fed, farm-raised, organically grown bounty Virginia and the surrounding countryside have to offer. Herbs and fruits are gathered from our own garden and everything on our menu has a story, every ingredient is special. From the various offerings of house-made products (which include 7-9 various breads baked daily and artisanal cheeses); to the roster of craft cocktails, by cocktail authority Todd Thrasher; to our carefully chosen ingredients, everything signals a seriousness and reverence for the farmers, crafters, and all the culinary professionals who wish to bring you beautiful food. Restaurant Eve, named after the husband and wife duo's first child, is located in Old Town, Alexandria, listed by many travel sites as one of the most romantic towns in America, 10 minutes from Washington DC, Restaurant Eve is housed in a late 1800's historic warehouse that has been converted into a charming and sophisticated destination. The cobblestone path leading to the restaurant's entrance is lined with candles that set the tone of what is to come. Inside, the space is simultaneously stylish, cozy and refined-a place where special occasions are fondly remembered.
North Springfield, Virginia, United States
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“If you can eat at only one restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, make it this one”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you care about price, eat at the bar.
The food is fresh, inventive, and delicious.
Trust the bartender and drink whatever they suggest.
If the clear Bloody Marys are being offered, drink one. They are amazing.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Laurie G
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Foie Gras ever!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Plan ahead to get a reservation or you will be disappointed. The entire dining experience was fabulous, but the Foie Gras was the best ever! Attentive service without being pretentious. Warm, inviting atmosphere. Definitely fit for a foodie and/or a special occasion!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Holly354
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Lake Ridge, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dining Experience”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was our 5th visit to Eve and as usual the total experience was amazing; great service, wonderful food and drink, and a menu that always offers something new. But be forewarned, this restaurant doesn't come cheap. We had the 3 course meal along with a before dinner specialty drink and 2 glasses of wine each and our tab not including the tip was $250 - but was definitely worth it. We visit Eve once or twice a year for a special occasion and are never disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank CTL123
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Washington, DC
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fabulous dinner”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have been wanting to eat at Restaurant Eve for ages. When US Airways cancelled our plans for a Vermont weekend, we decided on a staycation in Old Town. We scored a 9 pm Saturday dinner reservation at the last minute and it was worth every penny. Delicious food and fantastic service. Why did we wait so long?

Visited February 2014
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Thank DCaprilee
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“always outstanding and thoughtful”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

our anniversary dinner here was fantastic - we had the tasting menu and the staff was so attentive and warm. The food is better than ever, and well worth the cost because the entire experience is special - hard to find these days!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Lisa B
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