City Kitchen - Alexandria

4.6
425 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Sunday Lunch
Our inspiration for this restaurant was the Unites States of America past and present.

What is American food? We believe it has become a blend of traditional American dishes and those from around the world. Today, cities nationwide are immersed with regional and ethic foods... Our menu brings together traditional American and global cuisine with our own interpretation and personal touch.

Our decor is a reflection of American industry with iron, concrete, wood, and steal. Pops of leather, bronze and copper colors warm it up along with our modern 60" fireplace.
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New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Okay... first of all, shout out to Chris, Kirby, Peter, Farrah, and the rest of the crew here! The nicest, coolest, most professional group ever! Delicious food and everything is from scratch! We couldn't decide if we wanted breakfast, brunch, or lunch so we settled on a little of both! Blueberry Muffin French Toast! Yes, French toast made with blueberry muffin batter! Come on! Crabcake sandwiches with huge pieces of lump crabmeat! Wings with sweet sriracha sauce! Did I mention the bacon bloody mary? A homemade bloody mary mix in a tall bacon-rimmed glass. Yep, bacon-rimmed, you heard that correctly.

So happy to have stumbled upon this gem and will definitely go back... if for no other reason but to eat some great food and see the restaurant's amazing team!!

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BC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Well-prepared comfort foods at reasonable prices, especially on half-price pizza night (Sundays). Attentive service, not too noisy. Great burgers and almost-remarkable fries. Family friendly and easy parking.

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T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

We went to Fat City Kitchen for Mothers Day. They had a decent menu. The prices were very fair. And the food was good.

But the location where we sat was not great, very close to the bathrooms. The service was poor. The overall feel of the place was very average.

I would not go there again.

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MQ
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is a great little restaurant kind of hidden in a shopping mall.

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JV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a great place to go

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L
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

City Kitchen has great food but gets their desserts elsewhere. Their dessert menu lacks choice. I love going there but am always disappointed when dessert rolls around. At least put chocolate ice cream on the menu.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I wanted to like the place. But between the pitiful service, the bath water like coffee, and the lukewarm eggs Benedict, we will not be coming back.

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L
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best restaurant in the Alexandria Landmark area and beyond. The only recommendation is to upgrade the dessert menu.

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m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

This was our third time, but they were having problems on a Sunday evening.

The hostess apologized for a printer problem so the list of specialty pizzas could not be printed, but our server would have the list. After waiting almost 10 minutes for our server, we asked about the pizza specials and we were told it is half price for the standard pizzas but when we asked about the special list we were told there were no specials. The information on the webpage said the opposite.

We decided that we would not get any pizza. After ordering an appetizer we were told several minutes later they were out. After one of us ordered a beer, several minutes later we were told they were out.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual! Great food and excellent service

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

With such great reviews, I had high hopes for this place. The location isn’t great in a strip mall and walking in, I was surprised how small it was too. Almost all booths, which bring very tall isn’t a plus. Took a bit to have our server come to the table to get our drink order. Food was just OK, service was slow, not that friendly and very loud. Unfortunately won’t be a place we will go back to. On the plus side, it’s close to Port City Brewing where we went to after as a way to salvage the night.

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DE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always get great meals and great service at City Kitchen!

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

City kitchen use to be a great place for my family to eat. However the food was very subpar. The pork chop was dry to the degree i couldn't eat it and the duck was warm bordering on cold. The pasta was horrid as well. We won't be going back anytime soon.

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JJ
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting and loved it! Will go back next if traveling to DC again.

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MQ
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is hidden neighbourhood jewel. We love this place the food, the service and atmosphere are all so inviting! :-)

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DE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Salmon special was fantastic!

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second dinner at City Kitchen. Both times the food was excellent and the staff attentive. The Napa Boursin cheese dip is to die for.

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ED
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good as always. Had a special deal on Valentines that we really enjoyed.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love City Kitchen!

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always delicious! They had run out of my favorite dish (blueberry muffin French toast) but the 2nd option was delicious as well!

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m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our 2nd time. The first time we had the Pizzas, this time we tried the sandwiches. The Houston Meatloaf sandwich was great, and so was the Savannah Chicken & biscuits.

The choice of beers and wines gave us a lot to pick from.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner and it is so family friendly. Both kids one baby and one 4 year loved the food and they accommodated them well. The food was absolutely amazing!! We love this neighborhood place and come often.

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Washington DC
169 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Harvey, our Server, was attentive and helpful. Excellent service snd the food was delicious. My guest and I had the omelette and City Breakfast.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is exceptional and food is perfect - always have a great meal.

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

City Kitchen remains one of our favorite restaurants in Alexandria. We take all visitors there. Their brunch is our favorite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and decent food selection. Service was a bit slow.

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MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Server was slow to greet and then never checked on us after we got our food. I had mussels and brussel sprouts which both were greasy. It was ok. But probably won’t go back.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a party of 6. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. We will visit again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and the personnel there working there are fantastic

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K
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Too bad run out of Cheesecake

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MF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Restaurant Week Menu was not only a good deal, the food was amazing. Add good service and great drinks you have a winning combo.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasantly surprised with this restaurant! Went there for a business lunch and appreciated great food, service and ambience without chaos and noise!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed the Alexandria restaurant week, pre-fix menu. Thank you!

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Z
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is one of the few places we can always agree on

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RJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I real treasure, nearby. I had the amazing scallop and pork belly dish, each bite was heaven. Great beer menu

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R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New years day brunch. I am always surprised at the menu selection, staff friendliness and attention, and really good food! It is definitely worth s try!

My wife and I have tried lots of different things on the menu and have never been disappointed.

My wife and I have a list of 100+ restaurants we visit regularly in the area. This will become one of our regular “go to” restaurants.

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B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brunched here solo on New Year’s Day. No wait. Delicious waffle with bacon, mimosa, coffee, and good service, for a good price. The burgers and other items looked great, too, as did the beer and wine list. Had a cozy booth in front of the wall-fire despite only being able to book a high-top table. Families with fairly noisy small kids didn’t deter my enjoyment of the meal. :) Tucked away in a strip mall with plenty of parking and where you can also do your Home Depot shopping across the parking lot and also get your frshboita, hummus, and baklava purchased for later from the Mediterranean Bakery a couple doors down.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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RB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Uniformly excellent service, food and drinks. Good for a new option, or a returning customer. Prices are reasonable for the high quality food and crafted drinks.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food

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