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2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1310 (Howell Ave.)
+1 703-549-5051
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick drink and bite at the front porch of the Evening Star. A quirky place to spend some time. Their rosé slushy is delicious as was the finger food.

Thank SandrineThinnes
Level Contributor
55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great venue during restaurant week. I had the pork chop which was really great with mash potatoes. Wife had beef stew which was also excellent. If you are in Alexandria stop here. Expect to spend around $80 for 2 people.

Thank Matthew W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We won't be going back if I have any say in it. My wife wanted to try it since she had been there years ago. It was busy, but we had no wait until we sat down. We got menus and water pretty fast, then it took 15 min for a waiter to acknowledge us and ask if we wanted... More 

Thank Pasha2
Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with some friends. The food was very tasty and at a great price. The negative was that the seating was a little sparse. The service was great and friendly. I will go back

Thank Donna B
Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I saw the steep ramp out front but a sign saying enter via the side entrance which was not accessible. However, a waiter jumped to it and waved us to the front entrance where with a pusher I was able to climb the ramp. However, once inside it was tight but manageable with a wheelchair and best of all they... More 

Thank Califanna348
Virginia, USA
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Located on the main drag in Del Ray, the Evening Star does suffer from limited parking for visitors. However, once there, the weekend brunch service was prompt and the offerings were good. Both the Mimosa and Bloody Mary were well prepared and very reasonably priced. An American breakfast including 3 eggs and hand made breakfast sausage was terrific at $10,... More 

Thank Islandman46
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We got there at opening, which there was already a line formed up at the door. We had a table by the window and it was very, very hot sitting there. If you go, please try to sit away from those two tables. It would have been cooler to just have sat outside. I had the chicken and waffles... and... More 

Thank Nikki66RQS
Vienna, Virginia
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The service was friendly, the food came quickly, the Primanti sandwiches were delicious, the beer list is impressive, and the price was right (about $40 for three).

Thank Brian R
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Why this place is so full. It was later in the evening -we were seated and became invisible. No water, no acknowledgement we were there, nothing. There were staff standing around. The hostess stood glassy eyed starring out the window. After 10-15 minutes she came over and poured water and said they were slammed by "all the people who came... More 

Thank campaignpremiere
Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great beer, crappy food. Environment is nice. Great for if all you want to do is go out for a relaxing evening with friends.

Thank explorerr19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1310
    (Howell Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 10 minute walk from the Braddock Road Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-5051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?