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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
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I go to this restaurant very often. Why? iReasonable prices are a start. But most importantly it has never in many, many visits has it produced any thing but an excellent meal. I love the goulash,tasty. The salads are always fresh made with very good ingredients. Simple. And the dressing is understated simple but so very good. I hope you... More 

Thank Larry B
Alexandria, VA
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1,543 reviews
785 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Cosmopolitan is clustered in a nondescript shopping mall south of Alexandria on Route 1. The rather sparse setting is not indicative of the quality of food that it offers daily. Family-owned and operated, it specializes in Balkan cuisine with a touch of German as well. Its limited menu focuses on some of the best area dishes with veal leading... More 

Thank jeffl499
Line Lexington, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Cosmopolitan Grill was not what I expected. Much too good to be stuck in a strip mall!! My husband and I both had a salad with grilled chicken. The salad was fresh and had a simple dressing. The chicken was lightly seasoned and served off to the side of the salad on a large dish. It tasted like something I... More 

Thank EdithTaylor560
Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent Saturday. What a find! The servings are generous, the food is delicious (mussels and shrimp appetizer!), and the service was fantastic. Tucked away in a strip mall off a highway full of fast-food joints (very typical of Northern Virginia!), this is definitely on our must-eat-at-again list. The place is larger than you think... More 

1 Thank Alyson D
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Great German and Bosnian food with white linen tablecloth. Very professional staff. Clean. Long list of good wines and beers

Thank Matt M
Alexandria, Virginia
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

My wife was out of town so I decided to try Cosmopolitan Grill after its appearance in the Washingtonian May 2016 Cheap Eats. It was excellent in every way. I had the house specialty appetizer, cevapcici, homemade beef sausages grilled to perfection. It was accompanied by delicious yeasty homemade bread, served with sour cream. I went directly to a fabulous... More 

Thank Marlanman
The Villages, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

First visit and definitely will be back. Food was delicious from appetizer to dessert. Service was superb! So glad a friend told us about it because like others have noted, from the outside it doesn't look like much. Go in, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Mary B
Ayer's Cliff, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Never judge a book by its cover. Hidden in a corner of a strip mall is this amazing restaurant that serves delicious Mediterranean food. If you're in the neighbourhood, run don't walk1

Thank Eddie P
Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Local place.Menu is unusual (Balkan/German)l but food is not consistent. When it is good it is enjoyable. Bread is good and so is scnhitnel.

Thank VaLasVegasLover
Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I encouraged a "meat and potatoes" friend to join me to have a tilapia sandwich or tilapia salad. The fish is out of this world and I've never had a better fish sandwich and he wholeheartedly agreed. Huge pieces of nicely seared and flavored fish -- lemon, olive oil and garlic! Their rolls are homemade inhouse. See for yourself the... More 

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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?