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Two Nineteen Restaurant

219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
+1 703-549-1141
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“jambalaya” (14 reviews)
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American, French, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went here for Easter brunch so I not sure if i was just paying a premium because of that or not but i thought it was very expensive for what it was. the food was fine and it is a very nice area to...More

Thank Gregsuzanne
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow - if you are looking for a five star restaurant in Old Town this is the place to go. It is a one of a kind place and the bartender there makes the best drinks in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Thank KodiakEd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to gather with friends. Ambiance is wonderful and the cigar bar upstairs is tuly a gem. Excellent service, great music, and attentive staff. I left a bag behind on accident with a brand new pair of shoes. When I returned to town a...More

Thank Capt_Wyatt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here after staff couldn't accommodate one more person on our reservation at Jackson 20 and were pleasantly surprised! Not too busy for brunch and food was great.

Thank Becca B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The ambiance will remind you of sitting in one of the many restaurants found in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The decorations, furniture, multi-level seating and of course the food borrow heavily from creole fair. We ate on a weeknight and were seating within...More

Thank michiganpete7
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Two Nineteen has a new menu, an innovative chef and a spiffy new website. They are proud of their revamped array of offerings. All brunch items come with a complimentary champagne drink-a nice welcome touch. We have dined at all the King Street eateries over...More

Thank helios5356
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Live music, good bands, good people. Cigar Bar, prices range, good selection. Restaurant is separate, food is good. Located on main street, surrounding is good for walking (weather permitting).

Thank SLMueller73
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Live music and good food online search in Alexandria Va for Saturday night... hit JACKPOT in Old Town! N'orleans fare outside of Lu’siana sometimes fall short, but not last night at 219. Cozy fire nice, service good. Appetizer Crab Cake Tipitina's with crawfish butter and...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a weekend in Alexandria and went to this cigar bar both nights we were there, love this place! They have 3 menus, cigars, food & drinks. We sat on leather couches, watched tv & had a great time with family & friends....More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Enjoy a sumptutious meal as you dine in cozy surroundings by the King of Streets in Old Town Alexandria, VA Don't want to be seen by street traffic, go further inside this landmark restaurant, to select a seat & enjoy delish delights prepared by a...More

Thank Kelli O
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Peter D
How long have current owners had the place? And, how long chef on staff?
1 February 2017|
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Drew L
How late is the cigar lounge open?
25 June 2016|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
Basin St. Lounge and Cigar bar open Mon through Thurs until 1:00 a.m., Fri and Sat until 2:00 a.m. and Sun until 11:00 a.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
    (Fairfax Street)
  • Public Transportation: King St. Metro [
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-1141
  • E-mail
Housed in a historic 19th century townhouse blocks from the waterfront, 219 has for 40 years been a beacon for the most authentic gourmet creole experience possible outside of greater New Orleans. Executive Chef Marcus Olson has taken things one step further and introduced a truly unique gourmet butcher experience--USDA Prime steaks dry-aged 21 days in house and cut to order to your exact specifications. Your meal is complemented by a 750+ bottle wine list and a massive whiskey selection. We offer private dining rooms in addition to our elegant main floor, and offer tasting menus custom-tailored to your preferences. After your meal, you can unwind in our spacious second story lounge and be entertained by world class blues music most nights of the week. Whether your taste runs towards alligator and etouffee, or to succulent aged steaks, we invite you to rediscover your favorite Old Town institution.