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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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French, European
127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
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11 - 20 of 280 reviews

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.

1  Thank Stephannie_11
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This charming, small French restaurant never fails. Their food is always excellent (save room for the profiteroles), the service is prompt and pleasant.

Thank suesboys
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife's grandparents lived on Queen Street before Alexandria became a fashionable place. Le Refuge was in the same location then too. Really good food, really great atmosphere, you feel at home here, but you feel special at the same time You step into another...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This restaurant is not for the claustrophobic as the tables are tightly packed into a tiny space. The service was very good. Anything we asked for, we got right away. Onion soup is a strong choice among the appetizers. Also the salads were all good...More

1  Thank shirley0415
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I just wish the comfort level was higher. Somehow I wound up at the same table from a visit three years ago! It is a very small restaurant with lovely decor, but too many tables; the chairs are so uncomfortable. The food tho is EXCELLENT,...More

Thank gg99
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This French Restaurant across from Christ Church was the most romantic experience I had in the DC area. Every time I've returned I've enjoyed excellent food at the best prices of any other similar eatery in the city. Friendly French service; worth the trip just...More

Thank John f
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Quaint restaurant but too many tables cramped into a small space. Food was adequate but have had much better elsewhere. For $167 I have a much greater expectation. Sorry folks but this wasn't worth it.

Thank Luigis7676
Reviewed 3 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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