Fine French dining in the heart of Old Town

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Fine French dining in the heart of Old Town
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Le Refuge is a fine dining country French restaurant, with the perfect feel for a date or special dinner. Yet, once patrons experience the phenomenal cuisine and reasonable prices combined with a wonderful setting, they will keep coming back at any time of year.

Some of the most popular winter dishes on the traditional French menu are the cassoulet maison, beef wellington, frogs’ legs, rack of lamb and shad roe season. Regulars maintain that the coq au vin’s tender chicken in a reduction sauce is simply stupendous and the best anywhere, while other guests swear by the escargot and the bouillabaisse.

To whet the appetite at Le Refuge, the most popular starters are the French onion soup or the homemade split pea soup with smoked sausage.  Dessert lovers will also the Cream Carmel or cream brulee. In a matter of weeks, the spring menu will be ready for sampling by guests, even though the groundhog predicted another six weeks of winter earlier this year.

For over 30 years, owner Francois Chaufour, his daughter and son-in-law have gained a reputation for their superb French cuisine in the heart of Old Town. On any day, the menu is available for ordering a la carte, but there are also pre-fix options, like a three-course lunch for $18.95 and the “Pre & Post-Theater” three-course menu available for $27.95. Both are on offer on non-holiday Mondays, with the dinner option offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m.

Le Refuge is truly a taste of France right here in the Port City, and with its varied menu, you will find plenty of reasons to make it a frequent haunt.

Le Refuge is located at 127C N. Washington St., and is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 703-548-4661 or visit www.lerefugealexandria.com for more information and to make a reservation.

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