Getting into the bistro or tasting room at this Old Town destination isn’t easy. And come prime time, the sofas in the walk-in-friendly bar/lounge get pretty crowded, too. The softly lit room can take on the feel of a cocktail party—there are many regulars—with the affable, smart bartenders serving as hosts. Sommelier/cocktail guru Todd Thrasher is behind the cocktail menu, and in keeping with the restaurant’s ethos, many of his ingredients are made from scratch. The gin and house-made tonic is especially good.
Great Bars 2011: Restuarant Eve
Comments () | Published February 7, 2011
Address: 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Modern, English/Irish/Scottish, American
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Very expensive
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Intimate
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Best Dishes Bacon-egg-and-cheese salad; bouillabaisse; lobster-and-lemon ravioli; charcuterie board fit for two or three; pan-fried sweetbreads with a morel velouté; pan-roasted branzino with mustard veal jus; house-cured pork belly; Irish BLT with house-made bacon;
Price Details: Bistro entrees, $25 to $35. Tasting room menus, $85 and $110. Weekday Lickity-Split lunch menu (in the bar), $13.50.