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Le Refuge Restaurant

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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11:30 - 22:00All hours
127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had diner for two this weekend. A very nice and warm restaurant with french atmosphere and music. The service was very polite, fast and accommodating for request. Overall the food was excellent. I eat in many restaurants across the world and food can be...More

Thank YG7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Le Refuge is a quaint French Restaurant located in Old Town. Small setting with maybe 10-12 tables but spacious enough for private conversation. Decor is straight out of France with art adoring the walls and pastel colors. Staff was quite helpful and friendly but with...More

Thank Ron_hc40502
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You WILL be well treated. You will also be well fed. Stopped here for lunch on a very hot and humid August day. The cold salmon sounded good, but somehow I ended up ordering the salmon en croute. It was delicious and the salmon shaped...More

Thank scottbQ5776KC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad I got to experience this little gem while passing through Alexandria's quaint downtown. I had an unbelievable French onion soup, scallop entree, and flan, paired with Kir Royales. My tablemates devoured their raspberry duck, pastas, and beef Wellington. We all enjoyed the warm,...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We go here every few weeks. Great appetizers, specials, entrees, wine and desserts. Servers are very personable and knowlegable. Its a small, cozy local gem!

Thank mimansfeld
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants. It is small and quaint and the food is really good.

Thank Cissybaker
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Le Refuge because I thought I recognized the name from my last visit 30 years ago (I have moved from the area). It turned out that it was the same restaurant and I can easily see why they have been in business...More

Thank consultjeanie
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I just returned from dinner at Le Refuge. The service was courteous and prompt. The green salad was chopped, which made it easy to eat, and the vinaigrette was just tart enough. I had a special - the tuna steak with two sauces. It was...More

Thank shashi111
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I met here (on a blind date) and so this place has extra sentimental value. That was 20 years ago and this places is still consistently fantastic. Great wine list as you might expect in an authentic French country restaurant. Food is...More

Thank ALC82
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Went to Le Refuge with my family and parents-in-law during our visit to Alexandria. My husband and I were not very enthusiastic about the escargot we ordered. Main courses were also mediocre. Also pricy. Will not go back.

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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... :-)
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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