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Le Refuge Restaurant

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127 N Washington St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22314-3176
+1 703-548-4661
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Stephannie_11
Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank suesboys
Galway, Ireland
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 world when you enter.

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Thank Jerry C
Rehoboth Beach
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321 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 sized and tasty dressings. I had the salmon en croute and it is a large... More 

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nj
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298 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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, so if you are looking for authentic french this is the place!

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Thank gg99
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 to see that. Classic decor.

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Thank John f
Waleska, Georgia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Luigis7676
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 tasted terrible, perhaps due to an overabundance of some brown powder? It was so bad... More 

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Thank KP1966
alexandria, VA
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were out to celebrate my wife's birthday. We have eaten here before and had great food and service. After cocktails, she ordered a veal dish and I pepper steak. Both meals were fabulous, the waiter was very attentive to keeping our water glass full, bringing extra bread, and just showing a great sense of gratitude for our celebrating with... More 

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Thank FDM-Virginia
United States
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450 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

i hadnt been there in many years and was very pleasantly surprised with the food and wine and decor. i really loved it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?