Restaurant Eve

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Details
110 S Pitt St (King St)
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 706-0450
New American
$ $ $
Hours
Mon–Fri: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Sat: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM

Behind the critical acclaim he has earned for the modern French cuisine at Restaurant Eve, chef/owner Cathal (pronounced CA-hull) Armstrong, a native Dubliner, has a simple philosophy: “Nature is perfect. Extract the flavor. Enhance it. Don’t take away from it.” In addition to the upscale cuisine in what Armstrong calls his Tasting Room, there's excellent but less formal fare, with multi-cultural influences, in the Bistro. — Jess Kapadia, 2/19/11

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Foursquare Tips

  • Many herbs and some vegetables are grown in the restaurant's own garden; the front desk also has a list of recommended farmers markets in the area. Via CityEats.com
  • Get ready for your best orgasm everCourtesy of Cosmo! Ask for the famed Blended Orgasm cocktaila mix of Cointreau, vodka, and homemade orange syrup. You'll be back for seconds.
  • M-F Bar Lunch Crush Special ($13.95) for two items at perennial top 5 Washingtonian spot can't be beat in Metro DC.
  • **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the sweet lobster poached in bacon fat and the sweet potato gnocchi.) http://wapo.st/q30rtc
  • Chef/owner Cathal Armstrong likes to keep things fresh, so this tasting room/bistro/lounge is a constantly evolving mash-up of his Dublin upbringing, French technique, and New World sensibility.
  • Restaurant Eve is several things at once: a tasting room, a more casual (yet still pricey) bistro and a bar. Order a cocktail from mixologist Todd Thrasher.
  • Combining Irish hospitality, French refinement, and American ingenuity into the entire dining experience. When we come here, we know we can expect solid service alongside our scrumptious meal.
  • "Eve will be the first time you see beauty in a turnip and will continue to win your reservation for that coveted night out." - November 2012 Issue
  • There's a world of warm cocktails beyond the hot toddy - Order the Gimme S'more, created by Todd Thrasher. Its the best hot drink on the menu! Click More Info for the full recipe.
  • Grab the table by the fireplace if you can. The bitters and tonic are made in-house, and the sweet potato soup is a quintessential starter. For lunch, take advantage of the Lickety Split menu.
  • Try the Napoleon Butterfinger Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
  • This place is legit.
  • Love the atmosphere.
  • Definitely go to the bar for amazing drinks and apps! (and desserts!)
  • Imbibe Magazine found Restaurant Eve's Wine List to be one of the Best in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
  • Order "The Dexter" Cocktail: blood orange pomegranates, tangelos, Averna, vodka and egg white molasses. Harry would be proud.
  • Best Gin and Tonic Zi have ever had!
  • I like it when they stay in their lane but the take on Filipino & Asian cuisine wasn't very well conceived
  • Be sure to check out their dessert menu.
  • Bread is amazing - delicious agnolotti