Is there a cozier place than this living-room-like bar? Tucked away from Restaurant Eve’s dining rooms, it has an appeal all its own, with cushioned barstools and big leather chairs, a fireplace, one of the best lunch deals around ($13.50 for any two items on the bar menu), and smart, friendly bartenders. Then there are the drinks, overseen by Todd Thrasher, the cocktail guru who made his name using house-made mixers, fresh juices, and boutique liquors. He creates hits such as a black-currant fizz and Eve’s Temptation, an apple cocktail that tastes like a liquid green apple.
Reviewed By Thomas Head
Comments () | Published March 17, 2009
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.