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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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“cassoulet” (12 reviews)
“beef wellington” (19 reviews)
“frog legs” (11 reviews)
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French, European
127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
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Reviewed October 5, 2015

My wife and I were 15 minutes late for a Friday night reservation but were greeted and got seated immediately. Place is small and intimate. We ordered a bottle of cab, French onion soup, duck liver pate, escargot and a Filet au Poivre. The soup...More

1  Thank deathroll
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Had two dinners here in September. The soft-she'll crabs are the best! The tart and profiteroles were also perfect. You feel like you might be in. Bistro in Paris. great.

1  Thank PhyllisBarrier
Reviewed September 28, 2015

I selected this restaurant based on the reviews but panicked when I read the most recent reviews after making my reservation. It was very very good! I loved the location and atmosphere. Very quaint. I thought the noise level was typical and I'm fussy about...More

Thank Betsy612
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Imagine you're in Paris, or out in the country in France. This is the place. The food is ALWAYS OUTSTANDING! I found out about this place from a friend who said they never go anywhere else. Curious, I tried it several years ago and have...More

Thank Coco A
Reviewed September 17, 2015

We were quite disappointed with the food quality which was not matching with what they charged. Tables are very closed to each other.

1  Thank Stephannie_11
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We were finally in town when the restaurant was open and were generally pleased. Our server was attentive to the point I almost felt rushed. The bread was tasty, but not authentic as in France. We ordered the duck and scallops which were both delicious...More

Thank lpstohler
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excellent service and the food was fantastic! This is a small quaint French Cuisine Restaurant that will take you to France for the time you are there. The music, wall decorations, service and of course the food. All 1st Class. A really great place.

Thank kyleburke84
Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's good, tasty but horrible about the presentation, everything is serving with to much sauce without charm. But it's not so expensive. We were the only 2 persons at lunch.... maybe it's a sign

Thank PM6979
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Ambience is kitschy and full of French cliches (a Les Miserables poster, for instance, which would otherwise have been out of place.) Food came in a timely manner, but did not necessarily feel fresh or authentically French. My beef wellington was the rarest "medium" I...More

Thank Ivory T
Reviewed August 8, 2015

We chose Le Refuge based on TripAdvisor reviews and its location near our hotel in the Old Town area of Alexandria, and we were not disappointed. The place has a French country decor and the menu matches. I chose the Beef Wellington, which was excellent....More

1  Thank Ashburn1
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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... :-)
October 27, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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