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Le Refuge Restaurant

) #37 of 604 Restaurants in Alexandria €€€€ French
127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
+1 703-548-4661
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (15 reviews)
“cassoulet” (13 reviews)
“frog legs” (11 reviews)
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127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our past experiences at Le Refuge have been very good. However, our visit this past Tuesday was disappointing. My wife ordered the Dover Sole. It came out looking like it had been frozen but he waitress assured us none of their fish are frozen. It...More

Thank KP1966
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were out to celebrate my wife's birthday. We have eaten here before and had great food and service. After cocktails, she ordered a veal dish and I pepper steak. Both meals were fabulous, the waiter was very attentive to keeping our water glass full,...More

Thank FDM-Virginia
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 18 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 19 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 17 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 7 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
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23 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... :-)
27 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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