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Le Refuge Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
+1 703-548-4661
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Washington, DC
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We find ourselves going back to LeRefuge almost every week for some of the best food in Old Town. Wonderful steak, which we often combine with a half seafood order for an excellent surf and turf. Go off pick hours for quiet and charm.

Thank CBMon
Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went with friends who live in Alexandria and recommended it. We were there for an early dinner on a Saturday. They not too busy when we arrived but were full when we left. Everyone ordered something different and enjoyed what they ordered. The decoration is country French. It is small and cozy but does not feel crowded. Prices are... More 

Thank Van J
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great french restaurant with outstanding food and terrific service. One of our favorites in Alexandria.If you like good food and an authentic french setting, Le Refuge is a must.

Thank Dick L
fairfax va
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

this little French inspired restaurant is very quaint and its kitchen puts out some great dishes. In oldtown Alexandria on n. Washington st just off of King so very convenient. The wait staff is always on the ball very attentive . The food is wonderful, soft shel crabs,duck,onion soup salad and wonderful dessert reasonably priced noce evening

Thank jefffairfax
Woodbridge, Virginia
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156 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

In terms of atmosphere, this restaurant is five stars. I would gladly take a date here for a romantic evening. The staff is friendly and attentive. The issue is, the quality of the food and flavouring is mediocre, from the bread to the quiche to the caesar salad.

Thank 1LarryFox
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped in without a reservation on a Wednesday evening, dining solo. I was given a nice table in this small, authentic French bistro. I had a salad starter, the fresh fish entree and chocolate mousse for desert. All were delicious and served quickly. They have a slim, but decent list of wines by the glass, and the service was... More 

Thank PNWroadtrip
sarasota florida
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I said in the past this restaurant was like a wonderful little slice of the French Riveria. Maybe we caught an off night but the bullibaise was like some leftover fish and shellfish in a broth of garlick dishwater. More disappointing was Dover Sole - promised to be fresh and it tasted to us like fish that was frozen for... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about this place. The staff is so friendly, the food is amazing and the wine is superb. Very small place and so inviting. The rack of lamb is out of this world! We go here often, and always have a wonderful time.

Thank michaelw1074
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Because they're just off the tourist path, they have managed to stay in business by pleasing the locals with exceptional food for over three decades. I try to eat there whenever I'm in the D.C. area. The salmon in crust is better here than anywhere in the world.

Thank historyscholar
Boston, Massachusetts
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208 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

My son and I were visiting my grandson, his son in the DC area. Picked Le Refuge on the basis of a few pictures. The food was excellent. He had a beet, goat cheese and walnut salad, I chose the 3 cold soups: gazpacho, pepper, and cucumber. Both his glad and my soups were perfectly prepared. We shared an excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?