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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
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mount Vernon, Virginia
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Jammed between a Gold's Gym and a Sweet Frog, the Cosmopolitan is unobtrusive but quite deceiving. The menu is wide and varied and outstanding in all respects. I've had several dishes there, among them a veal cutlet that overlapped the plate, perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and ensure that all the diner's needs are met.

1 Thank TomUSNA1969
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

When we went there we was not looking for star food but having good and friendly atmosphere. The goulash soup Tate great and portion of main dishes are big . Difficult to finish all . Nice service and food came very fast . Still having lunch there but I m sure dessert and coffee will be great too .

Thank Patrick t
Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We eat here once or twice a month and have been for years. We have never had a bad meal. The Bosnian dishes are unique. The German dishes are as tasty as any gasthaus in Germany. The salads are crisp and fresh. They have the best veal dishes in the metropolitan area. The owners are friendly. The service is usually... More 

Thank HalGMosh
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Three of us had lunch on a Saturday at this place, which I had heard about, but never tried. What a find! For very reasonable prices, you get a meal that you could get in a good restaurant in downtown Vienna or Munich. Excellent goulash, Wiener Schnitzel, spicy chicken kebobs, and outstanding salads, all in generous proportions. Highly recommended!

Thank Dan G
Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Cosmo is our neighborhood restaurant and we love it for lunch and dinner. Their veggie sandwich is the best and I've tasted a lot of veggie sandwiches. The bread served at the table is delicious, warm and fresh. The grilled veggie platter is also wonderful. The chicken with mushroom sauce takes me back to a favorite restaurant in Germany. The... More 

Thank Cindy B
Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I have been visiting this restaurant for several years and have never had 1 bad meal or service, their bar drinks are also hearty and not skimped on

Thank K9065SBfrankb
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Was visiting friends in the area and they took me to the Cosmopolitan for dinner b/c it is one of their favorite restaurants in Alexandria. They did make a reservation as it would be around dinner time on a Friday night and the restaurant gets busy. Now I'm not a huge fan of heavy German food but I thought I'd... More 

Thank Anonymous0411
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214 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

I've lived in Germany for 15 years and finally feel like back home with my dinner here tonight! What a great find! Outstanding service only outdone by the great chef in this humble but wonderful restaurant! A new favorite for us and far better than Old Germany and other German restaurants in the area. Best Spätzle this side of the... More 

Thank Vigilant6
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

organizing a birthday gettogether we searched for a restaurant in the honoree's general area....found the Cosmopolitan listed and given a good review by Tom Sietsama of the Washington Post. Called to book..a pleasant experience...as was the service while ordering and handling separate checks...not always easy. Restaurant ambience also pleasant. As a so-called Balkan restaurant the menu was interesting both for... More 

Thank hughbar
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Love the food. The owner is from Bosnia and also lived in Germany. My husb picked up on that. He is German so needless to say we loved the food. My husb chatted with the owner about his time in Bosnia. The service is great. My husb had the veal schnitzel with Salad was amazing. I had the meat sampler... 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
US$ 25
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?