Cafe 44

4.6
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342 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 342 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, relaxing atmosphere.

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ConniP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First of all the view is amazing looking down onto the Potomac River. The restaurant does an excellent job on implementing guidelines for COVID. The waiter was very helpful and our lunch came out at a good time. We all ordered different salads that tasted pretty amazing especially on a hot day when you want to eat light. I can only recommend this place and will definitely dine there again.

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Paula
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The view was breathtaking and my salad was delish. Nice experience during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's was great, me and the kids loved it. The food was excellent, and the staff was great. It's was beautiful and romantic, will come again without the kids.

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lisaA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Sat outside for Sunday brunch. Tables were spaced pretty well for COVID-19 protection. Food was good. Omelet was a little small for my husband and since he couldn’t eat the potatoes due to allergy it looked lonely on the plate. An orange slice or something would have been nice. Server was very good covering our food allergy issues. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Service was slow but ambiance, decor and waiter were very nice.

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KayB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful view. Excellent service. The food was delicious!

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SharonB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't blame the server, but with food delivery so slow, you need to allow longer table time. We were told to get ready to leave withing 5 minutes of sitting down our dessert. Our main course delivery was about 45 minutes after order. We will be back, but knowing there is a small kitchen and food delivery will be slow, you have to give your customers sufficient time to eat their food.

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Caroline
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came here for my birthday brunch! Staff was super helpful and very accomodating. We sat outside and had an awesome view while enjoying some superb drinks and food (seriously the drinks are amazing). Our table was under an umbrella but we still had the sun shining on some of us, so the server brought us sunscreen so I appreciated that touch! I felt that everything was clean and safe, and I can't wait to come back.

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VirginiaLady
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

You can't beat the view at Cafe 44, the windows and balcony overlook a gorgeous expanse of the Potomac. Our food was quite tasty too - probably one of the best bread puddings I've ever had. The pimento cheese hush puppies were also very tasty - while they didn't really taste like pimento cheese, they were still very flavorful and well cooked, crispy and fluffy at the same time. We will definitely go back.

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KathrynR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent spot for lunch, great view of the river and Old Town. Highly recommend and will be back!

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vipBarrytheK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Wonderful views, it's nice sitting outdoors above the Potomac. The menu is limited, though everything we had was good. No real "main courses" to sink your teeth into. Servers were friendly and attentive.

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Sandra
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an early dinner on the patio which overlooks the river. Even though it was a hot evening, we were very comfortable, because of nice cooling breeze from the river.
Great service and so nice to be outside, away from traffic.

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Oldblue2014
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The lobster roll was fantastic! For$18, it’s great deal.

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annau
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great view, fantastic food, friendly and attentive service. so glad we decided to celebrate our anniversary there!

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vipbettyp
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view

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PaulaL
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the perfect place for a great view and outside dining. I am only comfortable eating in outdoor venues and being up on the fourth floor no worries of people walking by or the smell of car fumes while you eat!

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foodfriend
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We had the sense that the kitchen wasn't staffed with people who know food and what constitutes a good meal. The setting is beautiful with great views of the river.

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CherylS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside and enjoyed the view while eating a delicious brunch! Our server was friendly and attentive.

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vipMattH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joe and the Cafe 44 team were exceptional on this visit as they have been every time in the past. The brunch service was quick, the food and drinks were excellent, and the view was stellar as always. This is one of our favorite places in Old Town.

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vipIlona
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The weekend brunch is very good.
The views of the Potomac are beautiful.

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MeganG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at Cafe44. Thank you for providing us a special place to celebrate our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have NEVER left a review however I could not pass up the opportunity to share what an exceptional experience this was. The waiter Jack was wonderful the food and drinks were great. Everything was just absolutely perfection. The ambiance was outstanding. The parking was great and the location is absolutely gorgeous. I give Cafe 44 a perfect 5 star review. Can’t wait to go again.

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Mjen
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Not worth the price but it’s a fairly nice view and the interior is cute

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RogerG
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food overall was good. The waffles could seemed like they were frozen, not fresh made but otherwise, all other food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place, and great view ...great food and fast service

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TifaniL
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
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 on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambience is very nice.

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fih20sh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
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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MargaretC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely view, great drinks, great food! We always enjoy eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
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 on 30 June 2020
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 on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

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

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vipJillC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
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
6 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.

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 342 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.