Cheap Eats 2013: Cosmopolitan Grill

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.


Cevapcici sandwich at Cosmopolitan Grill. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Cosmopolitan Grill


7770 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306

Meat lovers should head for this Balkan cafe, where the specialty is ćevapčići, a pile of juicy beef sausages nestled in warm, griddled bread. The kitchen also has a worthy entry in the area’s burger canon, in the form of an onion-marinated patty dolloped with sour cream. Those craving something on the lighter side should look to the grilled-trout salad, lemony and just smoky enough.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.