RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22305


Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Del Ray

Cuisines: Southern, American, Cajun/Creole

Opening Hours:
Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday 11 to 10:30, Friday and Saturday 11 to 11. Open for dinner Sunday 4 to 9.

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Oysters Bienville; Acadian barbecued shrimp; fried catfish with shrimp etoufee; corn maque choux; bananas-Foster cake.

Price Details:
Dinner entrees, $23.95 and under.

Neighborhood Eats: RT's Restaurant

The feel is neighborhood roadhouse, the food by way of New Orleans and Cajun country. That means oysters several ways (we like the Bienville, baked with cream sauce); Acadian shrimp barbecued with butter and pepper; fried catfish smothered with shrimp étoufée; a spicy, creamy corn maque choux; and bananas-Foster cake with warm caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

-March, 2008