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Le Refuge Restaurant

127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
+1 703-548-4661
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sacre Bleu! I've been enjoying gustatory excellence here since it format started as L'Estaminet and through its change to Le Refuge... If just gets better! Was in Alexandria, VA today (12/2/17) for the annual Scottish Walk (I am a Stewart!) and was searching to find...More

1  Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a birthday lunch recently and we had 6 in our group. They courteously gave us a prime location in the restaurant and did give us superb service. The pepper steak is always my favorite here. Others preferred the quiche and one...More

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I came on a recommendation of salmon en croute, which is not so easy to find these days. It was not worth the trip. The usual incarnation is salmon, together with chopped boiled eggs, chopped spinach, and perhaps chopped mushrooms layered on top of the...More

1  Thank lordbyron59
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I visited this restaurant for lunch with a Business Colleague and it was so good that I simply had to take my wife there for dinner the next evening. The food was simply divine and as good as our favourite French Restaurant back home in...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I was attracted to this small and quaint restaurant while visiting Washington DC for a week-long conference. I went for the escargot and loved it! It was well worth the price and I plan to be back here again the next time I'm sent to...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I had diner for two this weekend. A very nice and warm restaurant with french atmosphere and music. The service was very polite, fast and accommodating for request. Overall the food was excellent. I eat in many restaurants across the world and food can be...More

1  Thank YG7
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Le Refuge is a quaint French Restaurant located in Old Town. Small setting with maybe 10-12 tables but spacious enough for private conversation. Decor is straight out of France with art adoring the walls and pastel colors. Staff was quite helpful and friendly but with...More

1  Thank Ron_hc40502
Reviewed 30 August 2017

You WILL be well treated. You will also be well fed. Stopped here for lunch on a very hot and humid August day. The cold salmon sounded good, but somehow I ended up ordering the salmon en croute. It was delicious and the salmon shaped...More

1  Thank scottbQ5776KC
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

So glad I got to experience this little gem while passing through Alexandria's quaint downtown. I had an unbelievable French onion soup, scallop entree, and flan, paired with Kir Royales. My tablemates devoured their raspberry duck, pastas, and beef Wellington. We all enjoyed the warm,...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We go here every few weeks. Great appetizers, specials, entrees, wine and desserts. Servers are very personable and knowlegable. Its a small, cozy local gem!

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Response from Ryan W | Reviewed this property |
I agree... Please check their website or just give them a call! I did nt order any... :-)
27 October 2015|
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Response from Coco A | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant ASAP.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-4661
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