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$$ - $$$
Central European, German, European, Eastern European
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7770 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306-2859
+1 703-360-3660
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tallahassee, Florida
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Don't let the German inspired menu or prices scare you away. The food is delicious and you will not walk away hungry.

Thank marinexbiologist
Gloucester, Virginia
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

If I had had any idea this was this bad... I would have never gone. We had greek salad and hubby had chicken schnitzel. The chicken part was WAY overcooked and it is really more cream cheese than anything. Standard old french fries... not sure if there were any other options but french fries. The salad was ok. Not sure... More 

Thank Terry W
Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Enjoyed the delicious meals at Cosmopolitan twice. Truly delicious meals each time. Service was terrific. Glad to hear the owners are expanding their business and opening a new restaurant (Old House)in the Spring of 2017. Location Old Town Alexandria - corner of Cameron and N Henry.

Thank Watergate2014
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The food and service were excellent. When we couldn't decide between two wines, both were offered to all four of us for tastes. After we ordered our food, they suggested that we move to a larger table because two of us ordered a platter for two and it would be large. The food was delicious, the portions large, the price... More 

Thank GloriaTraveler
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Family owned authentic food. Brings back memories from the old Europe. I recommend it for any occasion.

1 Thank Attila H
Lorton, Virginia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Small family-run restaurants that serve European food are rare in this area, so we are delighted to add the Cosmopolitan to our dining options. Food offerings include some Greek, German, Bosnian and American fare, all of which are tasty and served in large portions. We most recently had the schnitzel with spaetzle and the german cheese cake. All were delicious.... More 

Thank jeannebell
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The food is very authentic, the schnitzel taste like in Europe. Very good selection of beer.always busy be sure to go hungry ,portions are huge

Thank Maggie10000
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I love food and traveling. Imagine my surprise when my brother suggested this restaurant on our recent visit with him. I admit to being a snob when it comes to restaurants in strip malls, but never again. This place blew us away!!! The food was downright awesome and the service was stellar. The spaetzle was mind altering,... More 

Thank Donna H
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic dinner! This coming from a family who spent 3 years in Germany! Authentic German food, fantastic service. My husband had the stuffed veal which was amazing. I personally felt the potato were under-seasoned (but still were very tasty!). I had the schnitzel (wein art) and it tasted like many I had in Bavaria. Absolutely delicious--with better fries... More 

Thank Andrea L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

They always have fresh food, great price. We keep going back for more/ Great place to taste food and desserts from Balkans, as well as wine from Croatia and Slovenia

Thank sabi237

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Central European, German, European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7770 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306-2859
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Huntington
  • Neighbourhood: Huntington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-360-3660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?