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Two Nineteen Restaurant

219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
+1 703-549-1141
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“jambalaya” (14 reviews)
“cheddar grits” (2 reviews)
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All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuesday night, boring right? Not at 219! Live band, hopping bar scene, albeit older clientele. Cigar selection, whiskey wonderland. Traces of buffalo. Worth checking out.

Thank ScottD58
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I dropped by Two Nineteen for a cigar and a few drinks on an early Saturday night. The upstairs cigar bar has a good selection of cigars available and the crew behind the bar makes excellent cocktails. It is a bit pricey, but the quality...More

Thank Rune H
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Creole cuisine. I recommend She Crab Soup. Very nice ambiance (looks like the interior of a formal home or restaurant in New Orleans). We had Jumbalia and Shrimp Creole (nice portion size). Food was very good.

Thank C S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Granted, we were only at this establishment for Happy Hour, and we were not dressed elegantly....come on, we're summer tourists today, in a high tourist area! We first went to the basement bar (for which we were more appropriately dressed) but they were smoking inside...More

Thank Kajones0129
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to grab lunch after some Bike shopping, we passed by and notice the Traverse of the restaurant. It was very inviting. It was still outside but not in the hot sun. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. As it...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

If you just happen to be hungry in Alexandria, VA and would like a taste of New Orleans, this is your place! The ambiance is classy, sexy, & romantic, just like NOLA. The service exudes that Southern charm/sophistication. As for the menu and taste, one...More

Thank BigMoWal
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went here for Easter brunch so I not sure if i was just paying a premium because of that or not but i thought it was very expensive for what it was. the food was fine and it is a very nice area to...More

Thank Gregsuzanne
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Wow - if you are looking for a five star restaurant in Old Town this is the place to go. It is a one of a kind place and the bartender there makes the best drinks in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Thank KodiakEd
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to gather with friends. Ambiance is wonderful and the cigar bar upstairs is tuly a gem. Excellent service, great music, and attentive staff. I left a bag behind on accident with a brand new pair of shoes. When I returned to town a...More

Thank Capt_Wyatt
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Came here after staff couldn't accommodate one more person on our reservation at Jackson 20 and were pleasantly surprised! Not too busy for brunch and food was great.

Thank Becca B
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Drew L
25 June 2016|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
Basin St. Lounge and Cigar bar open Mon through Thurs until 1:00 a.m., Fri and Sat until 2:00 a.m. and Sun until 11:00 a.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
    (Fairfax Street)
  • Public Transportation: King St. Metro [
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-1141
Housed in a historic 19th century townhouse blocks from the waterfront, 219 has for 40 years been a beacon for the most authentic gourmet creole experience possible outside of greater New Orleans. Executive Chef Marcus Olson has taken things one step further and introduced a truly unique gourmet butcher experience--USDA Prime steaks dry-aged 21 days in house and cut to order to your exact specifications. Your meal is complemented by a 750+ bottle wine list and a massive whiskey selection. We offer private dining rooms in addition to our elegant main floor, and offer tasting menus custom-tailored to your preferences. After your meal, you can unwind in our spacious second story lounge and be entertained by world class blues music most nights of the week. Whether your taste runs towards alligator and etouffee, or to succulent aged steaks, we invite you to rediscover your favorite Old Town institution.
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