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Le Refuge Restaurant

) #39 of 605 Restaurants in Alexandria ₹₹₹₹ French
127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
+1 703-548-4661
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (15 reviews)
“cassoulet” (13 reviews)
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127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
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Reviews (275)
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11 - 20 of 275 reviews

Reviewed 21 February 2017

i hadnt been there in many years and was very pleasantly surprised with the food and wine and decor. i really loved it.

Thank drudol
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food was great and so is the atmosphere, makes you feel as in you are in a Paris Bistro. Prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner, as well as a la carte. Price is consistent with other area restaurants, but the quality is very...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A small intimate restaurant, Makes you feel away from it all in a Paris cafe. Food was wonderful. Service amazing. Wine list reasonable with some very good choices. We were 8 people that had done the Women's March in DC. Everyone was happy with their...More

Thank panter
Reviewed 20 January 2017

French country food there is always delicious. Reservations pretty much a necessity. Seating is tight but it is not too noisy.

Thank ChipCarver
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulously authentic French restaurant in the heart of Old Town Alexandria....cozy tables surrounded by French iconic decor, the menu is classic with much to choose from( Coq Au Vin and Cassoulet were both outstanding.) Service is attentive and the food is everything you would want...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I first went to Le Refuge soon after they opened in 1983. We were there tonight and it is as good as ever. The service was super and the food was both plentiful and as always, very tasty. What more can I say. I highly...More

1  Thank barrystauffer
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went to Old Town to see the lights and decorations. We had a few restaurants in mind but did not make any reservations. When we went by Le Refuge it just felt right. Small, intimate and eclectic. The menu had many true French cuisine dishes...More

Thank tom d
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Excellent, country French food with some of the best snails I've had. By FAR the best French restaurant in the VA, DC, MD area. There are plenty that are more aloof and certainly more pricy, but none offer this combo of quality and atmosphere. One...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nice, quaint ambiance ... very good service ... great food. Visit this restaurant. You'll enjoy the experience.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

French cuisine isn't usually on the top of my list when I'm looking to dine out, but as I was walking by this small, unassuming bistro late one evening, I saw their menu offering "Cassoulet Maison," and I knew I had to have some. For...More

Thank fpuhan
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.40 km away
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.09 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you serve shad roe this time of year?
24 March 2016|
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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... :-)
Is it possible to book for 12 people on Dec. 5?
28 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 - 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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