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“Beautiful French Fare”

Le Refuge Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 770 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Popped in here as we heard it was good from one of the folks in Tourist info.

It's wonderful little restaurant. Fantastic quality of food & the server was a very nice french lady.

Highly recommend going here, we certainly will be going back!

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Thank David S
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The dining room is small but intimate with an eclectically decorated ambiance. The food was fantastic - and at a reasonable price. I enjoy French cuisine and this is one of the better meals I've had. Highly recommended!

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1  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is our favorite type of restaurant, small, intimate and charming. Le Refuge is all of this but the food and service were average at best. We do not live in the area and were looking forward to eating here while visiting Old Town.

Service: We had reservations for 8:00 on Friday in early June, and although there were several empty tables, we still felt rushed. The only word to describe our waitress was "efficient". She was there to take the order, serve the food and bring the bill.

Food: I had Leg of Lamb. It was "oversauced" and the presentation was like something you would find in a "mom and pop diner". Husband's Beef Wellington was better but not great. Salads and wines were good---but the sides tasted like they had been reheated.

Our bill: over $140.00 after tip----really?

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2  Thank jeanne020
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Le Refuge on N. Washington Street in Alexandria may be tiny in size but wow does it deliver when the food comes! The filet mignon pepper steak is to die for. Comes well appointed with delicious au gratin potatoes and sauces. The bread is excellent and Muscadet wine sends the occasion off to a great start. Desserts are very good here. Last night we had our friends at the table come to our house afterward for dessert so we did not have this course on this visit. Appetizers are great here. Try the crab stuffed mushrooms!

We have been here numerous times over the years and never had a bad meal. The seating is limited to approximately 30 or so inside and a few tables outside. Park in front or around the corner on Cameron Street.

Tip on tables: Reserve a table and you will get it. We like the one for 4 nearest the front windows.

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1  Thank VAChuck
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

great character, wonderful food and excellent service. i recommend it without preconditions - as long as you like French food.

Thank toto009
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