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Walk into a la Lucia at 315 Madison St., and you will immediately notice its quiet bar that provides a terrific spot to meet with friends, talk, grab a drink before dinner or even dine. It has a comfortable yet contemporary flair that still retains a welcoming feel.
With 75 wines, a number of domestic beers from small local breweries, liquors, Scotch whiskeys and cocktails, there are a multitude of reasons to call in at the bar of a la Lucia. Moreover, for those who dine in the bar on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays, you can get a bottle of wine with dinner for 25 percent off the already extremely competitive wine prices.
The signature cocktails are one major reason reason many frequent the a la Lucia bar. For those who long for the garden parties of England, the Pimm’s summer cocktail made with Pimm’s, fresh berries, mint and lime soda is not to be missed. The peach season is almost here, and the Bellini with prosecco and peach puree is refreshing and will give everyone who drinks it the summer feeling.
Another drink with a summery flair is the “a la Lucia Kir Royale,” which contains prosecco, Chambord and a twist of lemon. Although there are several signature cocktails, the WiseGuy is a hit drink all year round for those who love vodka, Campari, grapefruit, lemon juice and orange juice. The signature cocktails are so delicious; it is tough to sample only one.
For those seeking a special place for an intimate cocktail party or dinner, a la Lucia has a handsome private dining room adjoining the bar area. It is the perfect spot to hold a cocktail party with the delectable A la Lucia hors d’oeuvres or dinner menu that is planned with the expert guidance of Rebecca Beard, the events planner.
As the summer months approach, make sure to stop in at a La Lucia and enjoy a cold drink in their memorable bar.
A La Lucia is open for lunch Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for dinner Monday to Thursday 5 to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturdays 5 to 10 p.m. and Sundays 4 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 703-836-5123 or visit www.alalucia.com.