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  • AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2009

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  • 28 / DC METRO / AUGUST - SEPTEMBER / 2009

    Old TownASIAN BISTROServing freshly prepared dishes from Thailand, China, Malaysia and more, all in a sophisticated setting. Be prepared to tempt your palate with an enormous array of options. Located at 809 King St. Alexandria, VA 22304. Call (703) 836-1515 or visit www.abristo.com.

    LA BERGERIERelaxed and intimate is what you will find while enjoying the French and Basque cuisine. Located in the heart of historic Old Town this gem is an award winning restaurant. Their attention to detail is unmatched. Located at 218 N. Lee St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Visit online at www.labergerie.com.

    STARDUSTThe Stardust is described as part 50s funk and part Hollywood schmaltz. If you are looking for variety you will find it here. Decorated in 50s memorabilia the emphasis here is on seafood, whole fish, scallops, and gumbo. Located at 608 Montgomery St. Alexandria, VA 22314. Call (703) 548-9864 or visit www.stardustrestaurant.com.

    TAVERNA CRETEkOUChris Papaloizou took over this popular Greek restaurant in 2005 and has made it one of the regions top Greek cuisines. With a warm and welcoming ambiance, it boasts one of the most beautiful and inviting garden patios youll ever come across. Located at 818 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314. Call (703) 548-8688 or visit www.tavernacretekou.com.

    WAREHOUSE BAR AND GRILLThe Best Steak and Freshest Seafood in Old Town. Caricatures of historic and political figures cover the walls at this established steak and seafood restaurant. Be sure to enjoy their filet Chesapeake or their famous all lump crab cakes. Sunday Brunch is also a winner here. Located at 214 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Call (703) 683-6868 or visit www.warehousebarandgrill.com.

    THE WHARFSeafood is the name of the game here and they have been doing it since 1971. They feature outdoor dining on the sidewalk. If you like to people watch, this is a prime spot. Head there for a whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs,

    and prime steaks and chops. Located at 119 King St. Alexandria, VA

    22314. Call (703) 836-2836 or visit www.wharfres-

    taurant.com.

    VILLA DI ESTEEnjoy elegant Ital-ian dining featuring

    breads, pastas and desserts made fresh

    daily. The favorite dinners are fresh shrimp

    scampi, veal scaloppini sau-ted with roasted red peppers and

    homemade pasta. 818 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria (703) 549-9477.

    West AlexandriaDELIAS MEDITERRANEAN GRILLThis new addition to the Hoffman Center has been receiving rave reviews. Serving fresh and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Very relaxing with great service and a full bar. Perfect for dinner and a movie. 209 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria. 703 329-0006

    FINN AND PORTERA trendy and hip place with some of the freshest seafood in the area. Give the iced crustacean and sushi bar a try. In the mood for crab legs, oysters or crayfish, this is the place to be. Not in the mood for seafood, not to worry. This elegant restaurant also boasts a menu with Porterhouse steaks, Filet Mignon and a New Zealand Rack of Lamb. Make sure to save room for their housemade Tiramisu. Located in the lobby of the Mark Center Hilton. Located at 5000 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA 22311. Call (703) 379-2346 or visit www.finnandporter.com.

    HANA TOkYO Japenese Seafood and Steakhouse way above the rest. Fare is always fresh and perfectly pre-pared at your table. Always fun and entertain-ing. If youre into Sushi, this is the place. 4603 Duke St. Alexandria (703) 823-3168

    Dining alexandria

    Food+Wine Festival!!!!Taste the culinary traditions

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  • DC METRO / AUGUST - SEPTEMBER / 2009 / 29

    OLD TOWNS SEAFOOD RESTAURANTSINCE 1971

    NOW BETTER THAN EVER!WHOLE MAINE LOBSTER PRIME STEAKS&CHOPS

    119 KING STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA703- 836- 2836

    ONE BLOCK FROM THE RIVER AT THE FOOT OF KING STREETWWW.WHARFRESTAURANT.COM

    The Wharf

    The Best Steak andFreshest Seafood in Alexandria

    214 King Street, Alexandria, VA703- 683- 6868 www.warehousebarandgrill.com

    In the heart of Old Town Across from Ramsay House Visitor Center

    www.travelhost.com20IJUNE/JULY 2008

    MANGO MIkESThis is Caribbean dining in a place where you cant help but have a good time. The menu is fun, the drinks are even more fun and the atmosphere takes you away from everyday mad-ness. Take a trip to the Caribbean in Alexandria. Located at 4580 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22304. Call (703) 370-3800 or visit www.mangomikes.com.

    PARADISO Home-Style Italian cuisine. Always fresh. Always good. Private dining for kids. Sunday Brunch is best in the area. Minutes away from all the Springfield and Alexandria hotels. 6124 Franco-nia Road, Alexandria 703 922-6222 paradis-oristorante.com

    RTSOne of the highest rated seafood restaurants in the nationally acclaimed ZAGAT Survey. This restaurant boasts Creole and Cajun specialties in-cluding their famous Jack Daniels Shrimp, Spicy She-Crab Soup, Cajun Veal Oscar, and their popu-lar Oysters of Crawfish and Etouffe. Be sure to check for their weekly specials. Located at 3804 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA 22305. Call (703) 684-6010 or visit www.rtrestaurant.net.

    SAN ANTONIO BAR AND GRILLOffering affordable Tex-Mex cuisine from enchi-ladas and burritos to barbecue ribs and steaks, this is the place to be. Homemade desserts and beautiful Mexican and Texan artwork is what you will find here. Dont miss their popular Happy Hour. Located in the Hoffman Center at 200 Swamp Fox Rd. Alexandria, VA 22314. Call (703) 329-6400 or visit www.sabarandgrill.com.

    SHOOTER MCGEESDo you want a place where everybody knows your name? This popular neighborhood restaurant has been in business almost 30 years. They boast an incredible menu at bargain prices. Voted Best Ribs in Northern Virginia, be sure to check their daily specials. Located at (703) 751-9266 or visit www.shootermcgees.com.

    TEMPODo you want to dine where the locals dine? This is one of Alexandrias best kept secrets featuring northern Italian and French cuisine special-izing in the freshest seafood around. Are you a dessert lover? Then dont miss one of the best pastry trays around. Located at 4231 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22304. Call (703) 370-7900 or visit www.temporestaurant.com.

    OLD TOWNS SEAFOOD RESTAURANTSINCE 1971

    NOW BETTER THAN EVER!WHOLE MAINE LOBSTER PRIME STEAKS&CHOPS

    119 KING STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA703- 836- 2836

    ONE BLOCK FROM THE RIVER AT THE FOOT OF KING STREETWWW.WHARFRESTAURANT.COM

    The Wharf

    The Best Steak andFreshest Seafood in Alexandria

    214 King Street, Alexandria, VA703- 683- 6868 www.warehousebarandgrill.com

    In the heart of Old Town Across from Ramsay House Visitor Center

    www.travelhost.com20IJUNE/JULY 2008

  • 30 / DC METRO / AUGUST - SEPTEMBER / 2009

    Metro Area

    aRlington

    Arlington overlooks D.C.s breathtaking views of monuments and memorials. Be-sides having easy ac-cess to D.C. and walk-ing distance to Georgetown, in the heart of Arlington lies the Arlington Nation Cemetery, final resting place of American war heroes and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Beyond the cemetery lies the Pentagon, home and headquarters for all American military operations. Whether here for business or pleasure, youll find plenty of places to relax or be entertained. Visitors can enjoy nearly every type of cui-sine and entertainment served up at dozens of restaurants and clubs seven nights a week. If shopping is your thing, this is the right place. Shopping includes major retailers such as Macys and Nordstroms as well as hundreds of unique and interesting stores of all sizes. With over 1,100 acres of park-land and more than 100 miles of jogging, hiking and biking trails, youll find that Arlington is commit-ted to proving just how green an urban county can be.

  • DC METRO / JUNE - JULY / 2009 / 31

    Dining

    RISTORANTEALPINE

    4770 Lee HighwayArlington, VA 22207

    (703)528-7600arlingtonsalpinerestaurant.comp. (703) 528-7600 f. (703) 528-7625www.arlingt