We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Two Nineteen Restaurant

219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
+1 703-549-1141
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
“cheddar grits” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (153)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Grab a seat at the bar, Cajun cooking, love the Etoufee. Wide selection of Whiskeys starting at only $9.00! Buy your cigars in the shop next door, at the bar or bring your own. Live music til midnight. Always a good time!

Thank ScottD58
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I can't speak for the food but I can tell you we were looking forward to going to watch some live jazz as there's not many options in the area and we walked into a smoke filled room. The smell traveled through the entire restaurant....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Our group tried two different menu choices, and both were delicious - the shrimp and grits and the lamb with feta. Wonderful flavors and good service. There are other options we'd like to try, too. We'll be back!

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Bland jambalaya. No seasoning. Hostess very un-welcoming. Only saw the waiter to take my order, deliver one glass of wine and the check (which I had to hunt him down for).

Thank szky
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Had Thanksgiving Dinner with a wonderful selection and food from a price fixed menu. Enjoyed the meal, drinks, service in front of a real fireplace!

Thank _catkins301
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Fortunately for us we had an early dinner scheduled because this is a place where you want to leisurely enjoy the fantastic offerings. We were taken to dinner by some locals who said "you will never expect this level of great Creole food in The...More

Thank TravelersAH
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We had a late brunch here. The atmosphere was attractive and the service was good. I had shrimp and grits, while my husband had crab cakes benedict. The food was well prepared and very tasty. The down side is that the dining room is right...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great atmosphere. The food was authentic, New Orleans fare. Delicious. Our server, however, got our orders wrong. It took extra time. Then, when the bill came, he had divided the tabs wrong. Specialty drinks were good.

Thank treble3
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My wife and had dinner at the restaurant on Saturday evening. We asked if we had reservations which we did not. They immediately seated us.. Based seeing other diner's plates we decided to share. We ordered a Caesar Salad which was very good and plenty...More

Thank lowens002
Reviewed 11 October 2017 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 hotels in Alexandria
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection
1,906 reviews
.19 km away
Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria
101 reviews
.30 km away
Morrison House, Autograph Collection
774 reviews
.61 km away
Travelodge Alexandria
262 reviews
.89 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Warehouse Bar & Grill
747 reviews
.00 km away
Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream
260 reviews
.13 km away
Wharf Restaurant
854 reviews
.08 km away
Landini Brothers Incorporated
728 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Town
2,460 reviews
.03 km away
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
219 reviews
.05 km away
Old Town Waterfront
1,104 reviews
.27 km away
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
234 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Drew L
25 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing