Cheesetique Cheese and Wine Bar
2411 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Del Ray, Alexandria
Cuisines: Modern, Grocery Store/Market, American
Open Tuesday through Friday 11 AM to 2:30 PM and 5 to 10 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 2:30 PM. Closed Monday.
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
Some might find it overkill, but if you're the kind of person who's more likely to give up chocolate than cheddar, this wine bar within a cheese shop is cause for celebration. You can assemble a leisurely grazing meal from the blackboard cheese and charcuterie selections as well as a flight of French white wines--and if you like something, it's all for sale up front. In the mood for something gooey and indulgent? Look to the bronze-crusted, three-cheese macaroni or one of the six grilled cheeses--we're partial to the classic cheddar on sourdough with a side of the lightly creamy tomato soup. To start, there's a glorious bulb of burrata drizzled with olive oil plus an array of salads. No surprise: The best dressing is the blue cheese.
Also good: Fig-and-brie crostini; quiche Lorraine; Cuban sandwich; Wild Hibiscus, a Prosecco cocktail.
Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for lunch.