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“Great food, mismatched wine list, smelly cigar bar nearby”

Two Nineteen Restaurant
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Ranked #123 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Cross street: Fairfax Street
Transit: King St. Metro [
Description: 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.
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Our food truly was delicious. We wanted to order wine, but had great difficulty pairing our meals with wines on the list. Did they buy another restaurant's wine cellar? Our server was ok, but the hostess was the least friendly welcoming person!
Nice open air idea, but we could still smell the neighboring cigar bar, despite the best efforts of the ceiling fans.

Thank Susan O
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We love this place! We have lived in VA for just a year now and have frequented 219's cigar lounge more than anywhere else. The lounge is great with big, comfy couches and a television (although who needs that when you have good friends, cigars, and drinks!). You can order food from the restaurant downstairs and they'll bring it up to you. We had the lobster mac n cheese one night and it was delish. The bar is extremely well stocked and the bartenders are top notch. They make outstanding classic cocktails but will also create something unique for you if you vaguely tell them what you're in the mood for. There is live music on the same floor and it's usually pretty good, although it can get a bit loud in such a small area. We always have such a good time here and usually bring our out of town guests. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Thank rlwags13
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Two Nineteen, or 219 is a really nice restaurant. The food and the service are both first rate. It is a sophisticated "New Orleans" style restaurant, but without being stuffy! it is quiet, so you can carry on a conversation over dinner. The She Crab Soup was delicious! I'd highly recommend it!!

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Thank mlowder500
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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

We tried this very charming restaurant on a hot night opting to eat in the covered patio area outside, which was comfortably cool. We started with the Jambalaya and I opted for the sausage with black eyed peas- both outstanding . We had shrimp with grits as our main- one of the best ever! I especially liked the twist of not having the grits so creamy, creating a wonderful texture and richer flavor.

This restaurant uses locally grown product and everything was very fresh.

Our only disappointment was a dismal waiter who couldn't bother to explain the sausage dish( glad I didn't pass because of his lack of knowledge/interest), but I wouldn't let that ruin the evening or prevent us from returning!

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Thank cate d
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We only visited the upstairs for the music and the cigar bar. What a great establishment. The music was fantastic, service was excellent. Highly recommend for a good time.

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Thank Cheryl S
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