Cheesetique Cheese and Wine Bar

2411 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301


Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Del Ray

Cuisines: Modern, Grocery Store/Market, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Accepted


Best Dishes:
Cheese and charcuterie boards; mac' and cheese; citrus-poppyseed salad; Emmenthaler quiche; BLT panino; grilled cheese; chocolate pudding.

Price Details:
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

Cheap Eats 2010: Cheesetique Cheese & Wine Bar

100 great places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: A basket of gourmet temptations—artisanal cheese and charcuterie, small-batch wines, imported oils—from the front room of this Del Ray shop can burn a hole in your wallet, but at the cafe and marble bar in back, you can dabble in the same products and stick to a budget.

What to get: Mac ’n’ Cheesetique, an indulgent mess of goat’s-milk Gouda, Pecorino, Asiago, and truffle oil; BLT panino with smoked Gouda and salty basil spread; sourdough oozing a hot mixture of cheddar, blue cheese, and pimientos; chocolate pudding that takes you back to childhood.

Best for: A tutorial in wine and cheese (the staff is knowledgeable and can guide you through a cheese board or wine flight); a lingering date for two who like to share.

Insider tip: On Tuesday, all wine is 20 percent off; on Wednesday, house wine is $5 a glass.

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