Food & Drink in Alexandria

10 Chocolate Drinks or $29 for $40 Worth of Two-Hour Chocolate Classes at Artfully Chocolate

Artfully Chocolate

Multiple Locations

Classes teach students the history of chocolate or how to pair it with wine; Sip chocolaty drinks inspired by the careers of famous women

$40 $20

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Two-Hour Cake-Decorating Class for One or Two at Occasionally Cake (Up to 59% Off)

Occasionally Cake

Alexandria

Classes teach cake-decorating techniques for piping elegant buttercream designs on dummy cakes as well as recipes

$240 $99

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$89 Four Do it Yourself Meals for Up to Six and a $30 Gift Card from Let's Dish! ($144 Value)

Let's Dish

Multiple Locations

Customized do it yourself freezer-ready meals offer delicious and easy options, such as sticky orange chicken; each meal serves six people

$144 $89

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Dinner and a Show Date Night at The Carlyle Club (Up to 43% Off). Thursdays Available, September 18–November 20.

The Carlyle Club

Alexandria

Elegant, art-deco supper club hosts live music and serves three-course dinners

$132 $75

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Three-Course Italian Meal for Two or Four at Sapore D'Italia Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria (Half Off)

Sapore D'Italia Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria

Alexandria

Cooks prepare classic Italian favorites, such as fettucine alfredo and mussels marina, alongside desserts such as tiramisu

$58 $29

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Middle Eastern Food for Two or Four at Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

Succulent lamb laced onto kabobs, pitas dunked into pine-nut-studded hummus, and flaky slices of baklava

$30 $15

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$16.50 for $30 Toward Sushi or Hibachi Dinner for Two or More at Sumo

Sumo

Alexandria - Old Town

Chefs prepare meals tableside amidst flashes of flame & drumming knives or crafted, complex sushi rolls from fresh, quality ingredients

$30 $16.50

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$89 for Four Do it Yourself Meals for Up to Six and a $30 Gift Card from Let's Dish! ($144 Value)

Let's Dish!

Multiple Locations

Customized do it yourself freezer-ready meals offer delicious and easy options, such as sticky orange chicken; each meal serves six people

$144 $89

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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Up to 40% Off Sandwiches — Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel; Valid Tuesday - Friday 1 PM - 7 PM

Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 $6

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Cheesesteaks, Pizza, and Wraps for Dine-In or Carryout or Delivery at Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory (45% Off)

Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory

Alexandria

Eatery dishes out wings, burritos, wraps, gyros, specialty pizzas and burgers, hoagies, and classic and chicken cheesesteaks

$20 $11

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Tapas, Entrees, and Wine for Two or Four at Bistro Du Soleil (Up to 50% Off)

Bistro Du Soleil

Alexandria

Spanish small plates such as garlic prawns and flatbread with tapenade; entrees include tagine of slow-roasted beef and braised chicken

$25 $13

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Large Pizza, Breadsticks, and Garden Salad for Carryout or Delivery at Vocelli Pizza (Up to 43% Off)

Vocelli Pizza

Rose Hill

Meal with bread, garden salad, and large pizza with up to five toppings made with vine-ripened California tomatoes and Wisconsin mozzarella

$36.92 $21

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BGR The Burger Joint’s burgers start with high-quality ingredients—most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Legendary Burger, which includes gourmet toppings such as avocado, applewood bacon, and grilled jalapenos. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.

Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries—from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries—be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.

106 N Washington St.
Alexandria,
VA
US

Situated in a Federal-style mansion, The Grille at Morrison House's historical exterior belies its distinctly modern cuisine. Drawing on produce and meats sourced from Virginia farms, executive chef Brian McPherson and his staff translate classic French dishes into distinct, American iterations. Lavish appetizers feature foie gras pastrami torchon, scottish salmon tartare with american caviar, escargot, and selections of cheeses and charcuterie. Entrees include red-wine-braised short rib beef bourguignon, crispy duck breast in a port reduction, and Pineland Farms ribeye with cashel blue cheese butter. Conscious of diners' varying dietary needs, cooks tailor the menu to vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free specifications on request. Two distinct dining areas give guests a choice of atmosphere. The Dining Room boasts airy windows and summer tones, contrasted with The Grille's rich woods, red leathers, and piano brunches on Sundays. The venue earned accolades from the Washingtonian for its meticulously plotted wedding dinners, which invite brides to toss escargot to the next lucky lady.

116 S Alfred St
Alexandria,
VA
US

Chefs use grass-fed beef, cage-free chicken, and steroid-free pulled pork that hail from sustainable sources to craft a bounty of tortilla-wrapped treats that take their names from the likes of Caddyshack, Fletch, and Seinfeld. It's this dual mindset of serious food and irreverent attitude that tinges every one of the eatery's southwestern morsels, from the Art Vandalay burrito to the John Coctostan quesadilla. As the kitchen staff crafts their daily batch of guacamole to join the lineup of six zesty salsas, diners choose from a list of more than 20 ingredients to fill out the entree that will soon be conjured before their eyes. Because dishes are made to order, each finds easy customization for vegetarian, gluten free, and low-calorie diets, and the absence of microwaves, trans-fats, and MSG keep eats wholesome. Meanwhile, a complimentary accompaniment of chips and salsa turns portions into full meals faster than an industry-grade blow-up ray.

7698 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria,
VA
US

Part art gallery, part cocoa bar, Artfully Chocolate was established in 2007 when owner Eric Nelson quit his job as an executive in order to pursue his artistic passions. Needing a little something extra to draw attention to his shop and unwilling to sound a tornado siren after every purchase, Eric called on the services of a friend and chocolatier who helped infuse the colorful gallery with a sweet allure.

Today, Artfully Chocolate delights customers with artful masterpieces parading across the walls, and a culinary expertise revealed in sips and bites of decadent drinks and pastries. Travel and Leisure has also named Artfully Chocolate as one of the nation's best places to get hot chocolate. They also host tasting classes, including a wine- and chocolate-pairing class, chocolate-tasting class, and art classes with chocolate and wine.

2003 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria,
VA
US

Even though the banquet hall at Medieval Madness is eternally stuck in the 15th century, its court isn't content to perform the same show forever. Every four months, the troupe updates its production of comedy and knightly combat, swapping out nods to politics and modern life as often as kings jail their favorite jesters for disobeying the fashion police. Each evening's reverie begins with a four-course meal served family style at long banquet tables. Like the show, the menu regularly rotates, though it always includes a succulent pear sauce crafted from an 800-year-old recipe, a perfect complement when drizzled over roasted meats or smeared on an opposing clan's coat of arms. Throughout the evening, guests watch on as the duke and duchess lob insults at each other, wenches break into tawdry songs, and knights fully clad in chain mail part the tables to challenge one another in exhilarating sword fights.

1121 King St
Alexandria,
VA
US

Since opening their first location in 1996, Robeks' associates and franchise owners across the country have been passionate about the benefits of healthier eating, and what they can do to help guests maintain active and healthy lifestyles, all through portable smoothies. Customers can step up to the counter and order from a menu of fresh, premium ingredients in unique, made-to-order combinations. Robeks Premium Fruit Smoothies aims to create innovative ways to reach the daily recommended 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables without compromising on flavor. Each Robeks Premium Fruit Smoothies location makes a concerted effort to support the neighborhood it resides in, through local organizations, such as Save the Children.

5824 Kingstowne Ctr
Alexandria,
VA
US