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Le Refuge Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
+1 703-548-4661
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I took my former major professor and his wife, and friends for dinner; brought them to this French restaurant because I want to impress them of what Virginia offers. Each of us ordered different cuisines and every one was pretty much awed with what they ate. It's a little bit pricy, but from what I've heard, French restaurants in general... More 

Thank Romel L
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had not been here for about 10 years. Has not changed much. Surprisingly busy at 7:30 on a Monday night. Mostly older couples. Pre-Fixe 3-course dinner was $34.95. Generous servings. Attentive staff. Only complaint, why no real French bread? What was served was obviously frozen bread. French baguettes are available 2 blocks down the street at Trader Joe's! Will... More 

Thank Milliemarie46
Washington, DC
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We find ourselves going back to LeRefuge almost every week for some of the best food in Old Town. Wonderful steak, which we often combine with a half seafood order for an excellent surf and turf. Go off pick hours for quiet and charm.

Thank CBMon
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We went with friends who live in Alexandria and recommended it. We were there for an early dinner on a Saturday. They not too busy when we arrived but were full when we left. Everyone ordered something different and enjoyed what they ordered. The decoration is country French. It is small and cozy but does not feel crowded. Prices are... More 

Thank Van J
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great french restaurant with outstanding food and terrific service. One of our favorites in Alexandria.If you like good food and an authentic french setting, Le Refuge is a must.

Thank Dick L
fairfax va
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

this little French inspired restaurant is very quaint and its kitchen puts out some great dishes. In oldtown Alexandria on n. Washington st just off of King so very convenient. The wait staff is always on the ball very attentive . The food is wonderful, soft shel crabs,duck,onion soup salad and wonderful dessert reasonably priced noce evening

Thank jefffairfax
Woodbridge, Virginia
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156 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

In terms of atmosphere, this restaurant is five stars. I would gladly take a date here for a romantic evening. The staff is friendly and attentive. The issue is, the quality of the food and flavouring is mediocre, from the bread to the quiche to the caesar salad.

Thank 1LarryFox
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped in without a reservation on a Wednesday evening, dining solo. I was given a nice table in this small, authentic French bistro. I had a salad starter, the fresh fish entree and chocolate mousse for desert. All were delicious and served quickly. They have a slim, but decent list of wines by the glass, and the service was... More 

Thank PNWroadtrip
sarasota florida
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I said in the past this restaurant was like a wonderful little slice of the French Riveria. Maybe we caught an off night but the bullibaise was like some leftover fish and shellfish in a broth of garlick dishwater. More disappointing was Dover Sole - promised to be fresh and it tasted to us like fish that was frozen for... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about this place. The staff is so friendly, the food is amazing and the wine is superb. Very small place and so inviting. The rack of lamb is out of this world! We go here often, and always have a wonderful time.

Thank michaelw1074

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?