Cafe 44

4.6
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314 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Café 44 is a stylish American eatery situated along the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. Known as a hidden gem, we’re the ideal place to escape your house for a chef-cooked meal, craft cocktails and a spectacular view.

For those who prefer to remain ‘safer at home’ we crafted a chef-driven menu available via contactless curbside pickup or delivery.

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What 314 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TifaniL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was really nice, the food was great and the customer service was awesome!

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vipSororsOnTheMove
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! Exceeded my expectations for my daughter’s intimate birthday celebration.

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fih20sh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Met early July 2020 with a friend during the pandemic. Great to be outside on the gorgeous patio/balcony area overlooking the Potomac. The staff exercised all safety precautions down to having "sanitized pens" for us to sign our checks on the way out. This attention to safety was very appreciated. The Rose Lemonade is a must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG the patio was great. The views amazing and the food really good. Those wings😘 Our server Jack is the man. Totally loved it.

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vipLindaM
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view and great food!! The Truffle Flatbread was outstanding. This will be a new go-to for sure.

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LindaV
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great views!! Nice people, but a bit slow. Food was great and generous!

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vipJillC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joe took care of us from Start to finish! Excellent service, food and Beverage! And of course the view!
Our friends were visiting and had the best time! Thank you Cafe 44! 🇺🇸👍🏻😎

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vipwizernow
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The fact that we were able to sit outside on a breezy morning for brunch induced us to try eating at a restaurant now that things are beginning to open up. The food at Cafe 44 is good, but the service is v e r y s l o w. When things were missing from our plates or table we had almost finished eating before the server brought them. We've had brunch there before and found the service remarkably slow, so this is just how they operate. Worth a try, but be forewarned. Have a snack before you go!

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vipdougiep
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We sat outside for bruch and view was great. Food was very good and service was prompt and efficient. Eggs cooked as requested. The bacon was great..honey maple I think..hash browns very good. Will definitely do it again.

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PabloG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience and loved our food. This is going to be our go to Sunday Brunch spot.

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Tesia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

All the food was yummy except for the over cooked dried out chicken wings. Wouldn't order that again.. We had the seafood salad, lobster roll and shrimp and grits.

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JenniferP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great appetizers and flatbreads. Creative cocktails. Pretty good job with COVID protocols. Amazing views sitting outside, just a bit tight for true social distancing. Overall good experience. We’ll be back for brunch.

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ElizabethO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Old Town is lucky to have CAFE44. Hope we all give them our regular business. Far from the madding crowd ambiance.

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YlaciD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first tome at Cafe 44 and i will definitely be back!! The food & view were amazing.

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CatherineL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tremendous brunch. Avocado Toast was delicious and I’m picky about that. Wonderful social distancing dining experience with amazing outdoor seating.

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vipJillSchubert
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were top notch. And the view was spectacular. We will be going back often!

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BrittanyD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks with a calm atmosphere, Stunning views, and fantastic service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views, wonderful service and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have discovered a new place. Nest views in all of Old Town too!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

The view was beautiful but limited outdoor seating. We were not pleased with the food, drinks, or service but when we let the manager know they were very responsive and cut us a break asking us to come back and try again because they have not gotten negative feedback before. I will give them another chance!

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DesertSunshine
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Expansive view of Potomac River, DC, Capitol, Georgetown, National Harbor. Good food, good cocktails, good service. Lovely ambiance - a bit of a hidden gem!!

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vipOT4you
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Café 44 is amazing!! Staff are cheerful and careful about safety during this pandemic. Our birthday lunch food was delicious. Outstanding curried chicken salad, yummy lobster bisque, fresh lemonade and tasty sandwiches. We were too full for dessert.

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1GoodFoodie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice scenery and awesome food

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None
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb opportunity, particularly with outside seating options.

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LindaS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view, amazing service & very good food! Will definitely go back!

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vipJeanneD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

delicious fresh food....do call ahead to get outdoor seating with a great view of the river

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vipIlona
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food ! Beautiful view! Very good service.
We will definitely come back.

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VLEV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Waiter was very helpful. Food was ok. Seating was ok but the view is fantastic. would do it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely thrilled we decided to try it again. The food was delicious, service was great, and the location never disappoints. So glad they hired a new chef..took this little cafe to a whole new level!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food , the views, the service was top notch. Thanks for making Fathers Day brunch perfect.

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KevinM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

I heard alot about this place and was anxious to try it. Views are great, food was really good and the service was excellent. Drinks took a little while to get to us. I will give it a second try.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was good but servings were small. We were charged a 20% gratuity and were told that we could tip more which we did but it was not appreciated at all. Servers were nice and efficient but Hostess and the person who checked us ,via contactless check out , were not friendly at all and not appreciative of our business or extra tipping.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails and sufficient space to socially distance. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner and drinks with friends.

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SharonB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time there for a weekend brunch and the special yesterday was the lobster Benedict and it was outstanding! Love the view and how nice the staff is. I will be bringing other friends back!

KM
KristinM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had an excellent dinner. The food was delicious, the view was great, and we really appreciated the staff’s care for our safety.

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BillM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

great view, location in the heart of Old Town would improve the total experience.

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TfromAlex
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and staff. Beautiful view. They seem to be on top of all the Covid 19 requirements.

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vipSlater
Hertfordshire
19 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice outside area but no overly keen on service charge automatically added at such a high rate and asked to give “more” not just staff affected by downturn in funds, will go again and remove charge

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JoeK
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall a good experience. Staff was superb as was the atmosphere overlooking the Potomac! The drinks were top notch as well! The food was just alright, but from my understanding it was due to the COVID scenario and having to abbreviate their appetizer menu. I will definitely return and try their entree selection upon my next visit.

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LeslieR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and service. Will go again, for sure!

FAQs

Cafe 44 does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Cafe 44 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 344-9100.

Cafe 44 is rated 4.6 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Cafe 44 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cafe44.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.