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a French cafe serving local, natural, and organic products for breakfast, lunch , brunch (weekends/holidays) and dinner. To-Go Rotisserie Chicken Dinners nightly from 4pm include a whole baguette & roasted potatoes for $25. Kid menu/family friendly. Homemade dog treats for your 4-legged friends. Parking in back of restaurant/bike parking in front. Handicap accessible. Conditioned screened porch for 4-season outdoor dining.
US$5 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
French, American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We happened upon this lovely little restaurant looking for somewhere open on a Monday evening. Based on the name we thought it would be a casual little cafe. To our delight it was a wonderful French cafe. It appears they specialize in brunch but the...dinner our party of 6 had was outstanding. We had a variety of menu items including venison, half chicken, seafood bouillabaisse, veal. The French onion soup and soup do the day - mushroom were both enjoyed. Dessert was amazing. Our group ordered the lava cake, crème brûlée, chocolate mouse, banana tart special, and the pumpkin bread. Several of the choices came with house made ice cream. We thoroughly enjoy the meal and the staff was great. They even gave us a bag of doggie treats for a pooch at home. Highly recommend. Will need to go there for brunch next time in town.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and friendly warm service. French croissants and baguettes, charcuterie, the best brunch on this side of the pond. Creative and tasty specials. Happy bellies and happy dogs who get the treats!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a terrific dining experience here. The ambience was charming. Our waiter Medir and the entire wait staff could not have been better. The food was excellent- I had the French clam chowder and Dover Sole and my wife had the onion soup and...halibut. Both the soups and main dishes were delicious;we cross-sampled as we always do. We ordered the Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert that was perfect ; it’s not easy to find a place that will make soufflés, so this was a special treat. Our meal was enhanced by a delightful wine from their well-chosen cellar. A superb fine dining experience. We look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

I had amazing gluten-free crepes! The staff is very friendly staff! This restaurant is in a cozy setting. I would definitely recommend it for a great gluten free meal!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 October 2021 via mobile

I’ve only been here twice, once during the summer re-emergence from pandemic (hah!), eating indoors, the other time last weekend eating on the very cozy porch. I wish I lived closer. My dining companions had veal, short ribs, and lamb rack, and I had venison....Our plates were scraped clean. I’m not big into dessert but the baked choux was irresistible. My only teeny-weeny gripe is that when I made reservations, I was asked if it was a special occasion, and I said Yes, two birthdays. I guess that got lost in communication but understandable. If they do a Cheesecake Factory kinda thing, my friends would’ve been embarrassed. My birthday is coming up (hint, y’all).More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

We called in for dinner (5.30pm) whilst on a cycle ride around Alexandria. Having previously visited this wonderful cafe on numerous occasions for brunch and coffee, we were very much looking forward to enjoying our evening meal. The service was friendly and prompt, with a...well versed server explaining the vast menu. This is the point at which we should have ordered drinks and left. We didn’t and suffered the consequences. Three of us ordered Mussels with Chorizo, Jalapeño, Shallots, White Wine & Saffron, served with French Fries and the fourth person ordered Fish of the Day (which happened to be Halibut, which I cook frequently at home). May I add, the service at this establishment has 5 stars from me. The food arrived and immediately I noticed the bland scent omitted from the Mussels. On first taste there was a soapy flavour from the sauce (needless to say I left it) and when I mentioned it to my husband he said his Halibut was tasteless and overcooked. We did not complain but shall not be returning here for dinner. Staff great. Evening menu, dreadfully disappointing.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

We were so delighted that this lovely French Bistro could accommodate us for a family and friend celebration of life after my sister’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. The service was attentive and friendly and every dish that was ordered deserved a rave! And not...only that,everything was nice and hot! Coffee was outstanding and frequently refilled, but if you wanted a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, that could be had as well. And the beignets prepared for our table were the perfect ending to a most delicious breakfast. Thank you for making this a special event for our family and friends! We’ll be back when we visit VA and will let our VA friends know of this treasure tucked away in a residential area.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Your French toast is delicious and your Scrapple is not to bad if you like sausage. The French toast highly recommend. The house is so beautiful.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 April 2021 via mobile

Great atmosphere, service and food. Alvin was exceptional with his service and friendliness. Had breakfast on the patio with our girls. The food was excellent. We had crepes, eggs Benedict, pancakes and chip beef sausage gravy. The chip beef gravy was unique and one of...the best I’ve ever had. A plus - they are dog friendly and although we didn’t bring our dog they gave us a treat to take home.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

I had the best experience here! It was by far the best service I’ve ever experienced. The food was amazing and you have to try the escargot. If I lived in the area I would be there every day.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Babsnp, thank you for your question. You may be able to reserve a room in Del Ray Cafe to hold a private event, depending on timing and availability. We do not have rooms to rent for events catered by others. I hope this... More
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Del Ray Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4