Cheesetique - Del Ray

4.6
207 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
Cheesetique, established in 2004, is the go-to neighborhood spot for fine cheeses, food-friendly wine, and an eclectic, cheese-centric menu.

We’re a specialty cheese and wine shop. We’re a comfortable, cheese-centric restaurant. We’re all things to all cheese lovers, so join us to shop, dine, or both!
What 207 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ME
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food? Amazing. The service? Top notch. The right amount of attention without it being too much. The cheese recommendations were great. The ambience was light but still classy. We had kids and they had choices for them as well but the location still kept it romantic for my partner and me. Order the Oink Old Fashioned!

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JB
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good wine selection that paired nicely with the food selection. Server recommendations were great and much appreciated. I will be back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Service was more than slow. The waitress was apologetic when she did check in with us but would forget about requests for refills, etc. My sandwich came without my side salad. Overall disappointing.

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o
47 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Cozy neighborhood spot. My friend and I each had the Rye cocktail and thought it was delicious and well made. Warm olive appetizer was too much for 2 people but quite good. My grilled goat cheese sandwich was tasty but I was too full to finish it. Our server was fantastic; she kept an eye on our cocktails and timed our dinner to arrive after we were finished. This is a great place if you don't want to spend the $ at Evening Star but want a nice meal.

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DG
24 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and very quiet with delicious food. It was a great place to have lunch with family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

They were out of two things I tried to order, but otherwise everything was great!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious! Totally decadent! Good atmosphere but the music was a tad too loud for me

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ER
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Del Ray Alexandria. Great value, delicious food, friendly staff and thankfully, NO televisions!

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w
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I was not impressed with the world’s best Mac and cheese but everything else we ate was good. The cheesecake was fabulous. I would recommend this restaurant to others and return myself.

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DW
11 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Did the special racketeering dinner. Enjoyable if a bit scant on the portion.

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KP
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food and wine and great recommendations from the staff, will definitely be visiting again

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were two and were placed next to an etremely loud table of 12. Might reconfigure tables do all large groups are together fighting to hear their colleagues and two tops together for a more civilized experience.

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JE
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever ordered my own beverage here. I always ask my server to pick a wine and have never been dissatisfied. They always pick a great pairing.

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a
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, cozy and surprisingly spacious dining room in the back of the cheese shop. Whatever else you get, you have to order the cheese curds.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. Food was good but didn’t live up to atmosphere or expectations. Service was terrific and made us feel very welcome.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We will come back for the Raclette Party this week!!!

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c
9 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love cheese and this is a favorite spot for them

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SR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Went for the raclette event, they were not ready for the event. The advertisements said one thing... the staff had no idea what was happening. We ended up waiting an hour after being seated for the restaurant to get it together... kind of a sad representation for something they advertised months in advance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Valentines Day

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R
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cheesetique is always a favorite and excellent comfort food. Never a disappointment.

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A
57 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A nice evening out and an enjoyable return to a favorite place.

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KM
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome food and great wine. If you like cheese, this is the place to check out.

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JV
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great value for restaurant week- our server recommended an excellent wine. Next time we would definitely add a tomato soup to our order of Adult Grilled Cheese.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 8 year old loves macaroni and cheese and has an adventurous palate. This seemed perfect for her birthday. We were there during restaurant week and the adults got the three course dinner. It was wonderful and I hope that they do that more often! I wish they would have offered something with a little more meat on it as part of the entree options. Unlike me, My husband does not live on cheese alone. But we added meat to the Mac and everything was delicious. Ambiance was lovely. Cheese/meat plate was divine. Parking was a cinch. Our server reminded us hat is was happy hour and we had wonderful reasonably price reds. I had the original Mac and it was truffle crusted gloriousness. I also tasted the Brie and pearchetta sandwich which was wonderfully satisfying. My only critique was the the kids Mac and cheese is a very small portion for $7 and does not include a drink or side. My kids each had to order a second kids meal to get filled up. Perhaps maybe some bread with the Mac and a slightly larger portion would be better- or a warning that it is only one small ramekin worth of Mac probably for kids under 5. When all was said and done I could have ordered the adult portion for the same price as two itty bitty kids portions. A small kids Mac and a side of tots was $12. But it was delicious! We all loved our food. They gave my birthday girl a complementary birthday mousse and it was chocolate heaven!! we will go back soon and bring our friends :)

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C
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a team lunch at Cheestique yesterday. Our team had a wonderful time. The food was wonderful - cheesy, comforting and creative. There were combinations of food (grilled cheese with brie, pears and honey) that were fabulous. They had great wine options. They even had food options for someone in our group who didn't like cheese.

I was surprised there weren't more people - but, we loved the quiet atmosphere.

I will definitely be going back.

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DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is a lot bigger than meets the eye. They have a separate dining room behind the store and bar area. The menu is pretty extensive and cheesy! Great for a date night dinner.

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S
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cozy place with amazing cheese options and good wine.

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LR
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The mimosa bucket and pear grill cheese, super yummy

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FD
12 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was great! I would highly recommend it for both brunch and dinner. The cheese was incredible, the service was incredible, and a wine that was recommend has now become my absolute favorite.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A bit pricey but very good service with good food and cheese!

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C
11 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had a lovely brunch - hardest part was deciding what to get! We loved everything we got although the grit cakes were just ok. Good service and quiet dining area made the meal very enjoyable.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I and our three daughters really liked it! The cocktails were excellent as well as the food. We were seated right away and when the place started getting pretty busy the service was still great. Will definitely eat here again.

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LW
21 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Cheeseboard was kinda lackluster especially since it’s a specialty cheese shop. Wine list was fantastic and Brussels sprouts were on point.

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LM
32 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great even though there was a bar crawl going on at the same time. Food was delicious! I had the Arugula salad and Mac and Cheesetique.

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k
18 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A great location in Del Ray! The food and service were good. The wine, cheese and meat selection were great. This will continue to be one of our “go to” restaurants that we bring friends to for a great casual dining and wine experience.

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DG
25 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience at Cheesetique. The food and service were great and we could easily have a conversation across the table. We will be back.

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RN
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved this place! It's cute and the staff was friendly. The cheese and wine pairings were delicious and staff was helpful and accommodated my allergies. Will definitely be going back.

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CC
29 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always, Cheesetique exceeds high expectations - great brunch menu (and was there for dinner the night before, too - equally great experience). Recommend this wonderful little restaurant to everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place in Del Ray! The food and wine is delicious, the staff is lovely — the perfect date night!

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