Restaurant Eve
Best American

110 S Pitt St
Alexandria VA 22314
(703) 706-0450
Categories Food

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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ellinida_dc, Editor

"Lickity Split" Lunch at Restaurant Eve.  

If you ever find yourself in the wilds of Old Town Alexandria, trying to recover from the lack of oxygen in the Virginia air, I recommend popping into Restaurant... Read More

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Barbra Gustis
In a lunch rush and want a good bargain? Go to the bar for the Lickity-Split menu @ $14.98!
Tom Dearing
Everything is great! The top one or two restaurant in the whole D.C. area!
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.
Ann Bartlett
Love the atmosphere.
Food Network
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
Northern Virginia Magazine
"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
Denise Chaykun
Definitely go to the bar for amazing drinks and apps! (and desserts!)
Tom J
Imbibe Magazine found Restaurant Eve's Wine List to be one of the Best in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
Washingtonian Magazine
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.
FiOS 50
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.
Washington Post
**** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the sweet lobster poached in bacon fat and the sweet potato gnocchi.)
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Get ready for your best orgasm ever…Courtesy of Cosmo! Ask for the famed Blended Orgasm cocktail—a mix of Cointreau, vodka, and homemade orange syrup. You'll be back for seconds.
Bon Appetit Magazine
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.
The Daily Meal
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.
Order "The Dexter" Cocktail: blood orange pomegranates, tangelos, Averna, vodka and egg white molasses. Harry would be proud.
Try the Napoleon Butterfinger Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
Glenn Forester
Best Gin and Tonic Zi have ever had!
Both bistro and formal dining room are culinary delights. Gnocchi is a masterpiece, and even tripe is high-end here, served with citrus zest and lamb sausage. Be sure to sample the fanciful cocktails.
Anthony Veach
This place is legit.
M-F Bar Lunch Crush Special ($13.95) for two items at perennial top 5 Washingtonian spot can't be beat in Metro DC.
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