Alexandria’s romantic restaurants

Alexandria’s romantic restaurants
Le Refuge (Photo/Anne-Claire Fregnan)

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Alexandria is full of romantic places to grab dinner, from French eateries to seafood hotspots. We asked a number of local restaurateurs what makes their restaurant romantic. Here’s what they had to say.

Blackwall Hitch

Blackwall Hitch Alexandria is the perfect place for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Wrapped in nautical elegance with thoughtful finishes throughout, our romantic seating is perfectly paired with a menu of handcrafted specialties sure to delight even the most discerning of palettes this Valentine’s Day.

Café 44

Café 44 on the Potomac, a hidden gem nestled along the waterfront in North Old Town, was voted the “Most Romantic Restaurant in Alexandria” by []. Its sweeping river views pair beautifully with the award-winning craft cocktails and chef-driven menu to make for a perfect date night out.

Thai Signature

Stop by Thai Signature with your significant other to enjoy some great food and drinks inside our aesthetically pleasing environment. Sit back and relax while we help you set the mood for the rest of your evening.

The Loft at Lena’s, Velvet & Rye: 

You can’t get more romantic than a secretive speakeasy vibe! Sip on our Boulevardier for Two cocktail as you’re tucked away in a luxurious velvet banquet, surrounded by flowing curtains, gleaming gold accents and elegant crystal chandeliers draping from the ceiling.

Sonoma Cellar

Sonoma Cellar is a place of happiness and friendship perfect for first and forever dates that includes delicious food and decadent desserts. One sip of perfectly paired wine will give you an intense “wine moment” that may not pair you with the love of your life but will have you seeking a wine love affair for ever and ever.

Dishes of India

Dishes of India is a romantic restaurant from the moment you enter the dining room. The soft lighting and pink tablecloths with beautifully designed cotton napkins are your aesthetic introduction. Our chef has made a special dinner menu for two with a la cart options, and a full bar with beer/wines from India is also available.

Kisso Asian Bistro

Always romantic, Kisso Asian Bistro offers the best and highest quality of Asian Food in Old Town, with a selection of Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine.

Le Refuge

Le Refuge offers a cozy, intimate dining experience for lunch or dinner any time of year. The authentic French cuisine, warm lighting and Parisian decor all create a romantic mood.


Fontaine is a captivating European-style restaurant serving French cuisine, sweet and savory crepes. Fontaine provides an intimate date night atmosphere with wooden decor, art covered walls and a fabulous wine list.