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Le Refuge Restaurant

) #36 of 604 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)
“frog legs” (10 reviews)
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127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
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91 - 100 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 13 May 2015

Quaint little French restaurant in Alexandria. The atmosphere was nice and the staff were very pleasant. I have been travelling a lot in France for work and I have been missing the food so it was good to see French standards on the menu. Overall...More

Thank Pjay99
Reviewed 29 April 2015

My husband and I were craving authentic French food. The atmosphere was promising - the layout of the restaurant interior was almost an exact replica of a restaurant we visited in Paris last year. The food was authentic French menu items that were good but...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Remember what French restaurants used to be like? Even before nouvelle cuisine? That's Le Refuge. Terrine, escargots, peche melba, cassoulet. You get the picture. All excellent and good value.Even indifferent Gallic service thrown in. And they tend to rush you a bit. Go early because...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 19 April 2015

After meaning to try for many years, finally dined on a Tuesday night and restaurant was completely packed. So cozy and true French inside and food was authentic and delicious! They had a glass of Rose on special and I loved the salad with goat...More

1  Thank Chaska16
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Two friends and I went here for lunch. The quiche was large and very, very tasty. The sides with it were small, but quite adequate and colorful. The recommenced dessert was ice cream in a pastry shell, covered with chocolate sauce. It was wonderful. I...More

1  Thank Scooper1962
Reviewed 27 March 2015

It's true that the menu seems old, but everything tastes like you just found a little hole in the wall restaurant in a small French city.

1  Thank discerninggourmand
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I have been going to Le refuge off and on for many year. Very good French food and service is good. The wine pairings are always on spot. Simple whole food dishes and lovely sweets.

1  Thank sbowers56
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I continue to return with friends, family, business associates to this quaint, charming refuge in Old Town. One evening I met a couple celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary, at another cluster of tables, was a multi-generational family with young children celebrating Papa's 80th birthday. (...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Le Refuge is my wife and my favorite restaurant in Alexandria. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere pleasant, welcoming and cozy. My favorite entrées, the rack of lamb and quail stuffed with goat cheese, are awesome. A word of...More

1  Thank SCDancer_13
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Le Refuge Restaurant has wonderful cuisine. The food is outstanding. The service is good to very good (note: I tend to be forgiving with this category). But, But, But, it's very expensive for what you get. Using the economist definition of value, Le Refuge Restaurant...More

2  Thank Will B
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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
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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