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La Fromagerie Cheese & Wine Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, Contemporary, Healthy
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1222 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-879-2467
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Wed - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I am a resident and eat here almost every week. Very simple menu with soups, salads, sandwiches, main courses, cheese and salume selection as well as a couple of desserts. Terrific well priced wine selection by the glass or bottle. Absolutely lovely front of the house personnel and an extremely talented French chef with an American sidekick in the kitchen.... More 

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Thank MsCuis
Georgia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I had a late lunch here and am in love! They have a really great, nuanced selection of cheeses and accompaniments, including locally sourced wines and apertifs. And they actually serve their cheese at appropriate temperatures, which so many 'cheese' places don't. They were also great about helping me choose a good combination for the sampler plate I wanted to... More 

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Thank sirrand1
Enterprise, Alabama
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This little place looked very interesting so stopped in for dinner. What a treat! Good food done uniquely, lovely cheeses and wine to go with. Waitress we had was very knowledgeable and friendly. Can't remember her name, but she was born in Germany!

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Thank Oregonstar_11
New York
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164 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped by for an after dinner glass of wine. The have a nice variety of wines from many regions and offer cheese boards with meats, olives & breads. They also have a nice bistro menu for those looking for a meal complete with salad, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. They offer (generously poured) flights of wine and you can pick... More 

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Thank gjkNY
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the various options of meat and cheese combinations. The options are 3,5,10 combos of meat and cheese. The addition of fresh vegetables and dried fruit add to eats appeal. My favorite meat is the duck. My favorite cheese is the Batch 11.

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Thank Jermaine E
Mechanicsville, Maryland
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited in December 2015 and again in January 2017. Both visits involved a large selection of meats and cheeses, glasses of wine, knowledgeable staff, and a great vibe. I highly recommend the roasted olives as an additional option to complement the flavors of the meats and cheeses. Bon appétit!

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Thank Heady-By
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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371 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This small Paris style café serves cheese, wine and other food options. We had lunch on a Friday and enjoyed some rose wine, a cheese plate, a sandwich and salads. Our Bill approached $250 which was astounding for a lunch for five people. But that included two bottles of wine. The server was helpful and attentive. Right on King Street... More 

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Thank Live2traveldaworld
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Had a series of dishes such as hummus, steak, cheese plate, olives, etc., and they were all good. Nice selection of wine and cheeses as well

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Thank italia622015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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214 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

So many places in Old Town are just OK since they mainly serve tourists who are only here for a short time and may never return. La Fromagerie is the exception and has many loyal local followers. It is worth your time to go to this gem. It is right on King Street - the main drag - in between... More 

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Thank Lizponi
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a top-notch restaurant. This was some of the best cheese and charcuterie I've had in the US. As a European, I crave this type of food and so really enjoyed stumbling across this gem. The portions may not be massive, but you pay for quality here. The source farms are listed so you know your meal has come... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1222 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-879-2467
Description
La Fromagerie's Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy a cheese and meat plate with a glass of wine in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Owner and Chef Sebastien Tavel bases his elegant, light fare menu around fresh seasonal food available from local farmers, particularly the heirloom and forageable produce that help support the biodiversity of our area.

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