Cheesetique Cheese and Wine Bar
2411 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Del Ray, Alexandria
Cuisines: Modern, Grocery Store/Market, American
Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Cheese and charcuterie boards; mac' and cheese; citrus-poppyseed salad; Emmenthaler quiche; BLT panino; grilled cheese; chocolate pudding.
Starters, $5 to $8; main courses, $6 to $10; cheese and charcuterie boards, $12 to $25.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Scene: Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
3 to 6 PM.
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Why go: This Del Ray gourmet shop/wine cafe is a fantasyland for the cheese-obsessed. Up front, a glass case is filled with more than 200 varieties—there are 30 kinds of blue alone. At the back bar, you can sample a wide selection plus nibble on salads and sandwiches, all accented with some kind of cheese.
What to get: Balsamic-soaked fig crostini gooey with d’Affinois; grilled pimiento-cheese sandwich; bronze-crusted mac and cheese with Gouda, Pecorino, and Asiago (we like it without the truffle oil); cheese and charcuterie boards.
Best for: Grazing on wine, cheese, and charcuterie; a light lunch or decadent dinner.
Insider tip: If you can’t tell a Crocodile Tear from a Lambchopper, take a seat at the bar and get advice from the friendly servers, who are happy to pass along their passionate knowledge of cheese.
Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for lunch.
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