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Elaine's, Alexandria, VA

Elaine's

4.4
4.4
139 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Elaine’s modern Mediterranean cuisine is based on exquisite food found in Alexandria, Egypt. The unique style is best described as Middle Eastern with French, Greek, and Italian influences.


Elaine’s is located at 208 Queen Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The 1880 building, the previous home of Bilbo Baggins for 38 years, has been completely renovated with a new look and feel. The restaurant is located in the heart of Old Town’s Historic District within sight of the Potomac River. Founders Park, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, and Old Town Alexandria Waterfront are only blocks away.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (571) 970-0517
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, Mastercard, Sodexo Card, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Persons with Disabilities, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Sameer Hunter
  • Catering
    We offer catering from our lunch and dinner menus, and we also customize catering menus depending on your need.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer four different beautiful spaces for private events
  • Area
    Old Town Alexandria
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

139 Reviews
  1. KatherineG

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful in a charming space with amazing service!

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  2. BeckMom

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find! This lovely restaurant serves great food with friendly waiters staff and a lovely “secret” book haven upstairs. They host literary events which is the best of both worlds!

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  3. GBird

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first dining experience at Elaine's and we really loved it! The owner greeted us very warmly as we entered, and our server was wonderful, and funny! A real delight. The owner also gave us a tour of the restaurant upstairs. It was like dining with family. The food was delicious, too! Quite a gem!

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  4. Mamajo

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was very noisy—difficult to have a conversation. Food exceptionally delicious and portions reasonable. Pan seared scallops were very good and bread with olive oil and spices very tasty.

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  5. UND82

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the chef’s husband at the door to the service to the food—all exceptional. The signature cocktails were fantastic and the scallops the best I’ve had—great addition to the Alexandria (VA) dining scene!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was uniquely delicious, with many selection options to please different palates. Server and staff struck right balance between being sufficiently attentive while not being intrusive. Will eat there again when visiting Alexandria.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went here for date night and really enjoyed it. The interior and exterior looks great. Upon walking in the owner greeted us and gave us a brief introduction to the menu and also took our coats. I was very impressed with the service. Food and drinks came out quick. I did not feel rushed even though our dinner went past closing time. I’d come back.

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  8. FrequentDiner

    Washington DC

    100 reviews

    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Easter brunch was a great experience. The host was very welcoming, and the server was so nice and really excellent in accommodating the 17mo old at the table - patient and attentive. The Chef stopped by to check on the meal. It was all really good. I think the moussaka could not be improved upon! It’s really a great local spot.

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  9. CindyF

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Upon arrival we were seated at a table with very wierd uncomfortable chairs. The amount of food for the price was terrible. Our table was never cleared after we finished eating. The service was just ok. Will never return.

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  10. MarcoP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impromptu drop in as we decided to visit Alexandria for the first time. The owner and manager both greeted us and were so welcoming and knowledgeable about their menu. Love the history behind the restaurant and LOVE the food even more! All of the seasoning was exceptional between the harissa and zataar. All of the fish dishes were so fresh and cooked perfectly! And we had our first try of Lebanese white wines which were delicious! Will visit again and highly recommend!!!

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FAQs

Elaine's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 970-0517.

Elaine's is rated 4.4 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Elaine's

208 Queen St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2613

Additional information

  • Area
    Old Town Alexandria
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, Mastercard, Sodexo Card, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Persons with Disabilities, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Sameer Hunter
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (571) 970-0517
  • Catering
    We offer catering from our lunch and dinner menus, and we also customize catering menus depending on your need.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer four different beautiful spaces for private events
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