June 22nd, 2018
Tucked in Old Town Alexandria a few blocks from the waterfront, The 219 Restaurant specializes in French Creole cuisine in a Victorian-style dining room. The building itself is over one hundred years old and reflects Alexandria’s historic 18th century architecture. Enjoy Southern classics, such as the Nola Shrimp and Grits served with Louisiana-style barbecue shrimp and cheddar stone-ground grits. Other favorites include the Jambalaya, Pan Seared Duck Breast with crispy brussel sprouts, and the Fried Chicken served with Southern greens and dirty rice. Check out their popular weekend brunch with sweet and savory Creole breakfast dishes and complimentary champagne, mimosas, and bellinis with every entrée.
Head upstairs to the Basin St. Lounge for live jazz every night at 9 p.m. Upcoming acts include the Mudlarks, a classic rock and blues band, on June 22nd and the Capital Blues Ensemble, playing classic blues and swing on June 25th. The 219 Restaurant is open weekdays 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.