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King Street Tavern, Alexandria, VA
King Street Tavern, Alexandria, VA
King Street Tavern, Alexandria, VA

King Street Tavern

3.7
3.7
215 Reviews
$30 and under
American
King Street Tavern is an American gastropub featuring hearty American comfort foods with a local twist and more than 30 beers and 14 wines by the glass. Enjoy robust food with signature dishes including Tavern Burger, DC Brau IPA Mac n' Cheese or Maryland Crab Pot Pie.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner - located on the lobby level of the Hilton Old Town Alexandria.

Come join us for Happy Hour - Monday thru Friday from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 837-0440 ext. 2000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    David Vesper
  • Neighbourhood
    Alexandria
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    King Street Metro Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 1.2Value

NoiseModerate

215 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wish it was noted that the restaurant was in the Hilton. We would have chosen a different restaurant.

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  2. JLinette

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Christmas in Old Alexandria with my family. Large group so options were limited. We found ourselves here and based on previous reviews we thought it would be good but we were underwhelmed. Seems like the consistent feedback from my group is that everything was almost good, but nothing hit the spot. Lacked seasoning, lacked a finishing touch, etc.; nothing special. Definitely won’t return. Very attentive server. Manager attentive. But it was Christmas Day so we appreciated having an option. We were starving and left full. Sometimes that has to be enough.

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  3. Khanna

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My department went out for a Christmas luncheon and this place was very nice.

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  4. acaba

    Washington DC

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was nice, quite, great service! Flat bread was awesome!
    King Street TavernResponded on October 4, 2019
    Thank you so much for dining with us!

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  5. ShannonM

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great breakfast meeting place. Food was very good and good service.
    King Street TavernResponded on October 4, 2019
    Thanks so much for dining with us, Shannon! Hope to see you back again soon!

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  6. LauraL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place to eat. We didn't have the pleasure of eating lunch or dinner there, but we were well pleased with breakfast two days.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and had a great experience. The restaurant supervisor was our server, and he handled our large party with ease. Truly a joy. The food was pretty great. The table ordered a good variety of dishes and everyone had very positive things to say. Dishes are reasonably priced, especially for OldTown and being in a hotel. Definitely a hidden gem. Only downside is parking, but that is literally every restaurant in Old Town.

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  8. Nonickname

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This was a dining experience where one thing clouded the entire experience. At the conclusion of our meal for four, I included our parking ticket to be validated along with payment. The waiter returned to say that they didn’t do so. This was shocking that this is a hotel restaurant that wants to pull in customers off of the street, and sits atop the hotel garage. So shortsighted, and so unwelcoming.

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  9. William

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is located inside the Hilton. The customer service was excellent!

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  10. foodlover

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not coming from the hotel, we made reservations as suggested online. When we arrived, there was no one at the reception stand to help seat us. We were not sure we were in the right location because the restaurant was empty. We had to go around the hotel lobby looking for an employee to help us. We finally ended up in the kitchen where a cook to us back where started and told us to sit anywhere. She then went to find a waitress for us. We watch other people arrive and go through the same experience. The restaurant is an open space next to the bar and nothing fancy, but the food was very good. I imagine they lose a lot of business simply due to neglect.

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  11. CharlesN

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was very good since we were almost the only ones in there at the time.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Got IPA glazed wings and a very good crab cake sandwich. Service was great and I enjoyed the meal.

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  13. Charlie

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We stopped in for a quick bite before heading to our room. Service was pleasant and attentive and the food was good. We would come again.

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  14. Local

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Positives: Good location; the bar is fine if you want a lively, noisey time; food quality was good; they validate parking for diners. Negatives: The restaurant has been cut to about a third of its former size, and the accoustics are really awful. During our lunchtime visit (probably our 4th or 5th in as many years) they had only one server, so she could barely keep up, but she was also mopping the floors when not serving clients . . . yuk. Overall disappointing; probably won't go back.

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  15. RavenM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The good overall was just quite gross, the ribs tasted like middle school Salisbury steak and everything tasted like it had been burnt

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  16. Soundtraclover

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I decided to try this restaurant not realizing it was hotel restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff was professional and pleasant. The atmosphere was dim and serene; not too loud or too quiet. The food was amazing. We shared the crab pretzel sticks as an appetizer. The crab mixture was smooth & tasty and the pretzels had the perfect taste & texture. My husband had the Reuben sandwich, which he liked. The corned beef wasn't shaved - it was slices. I had the short ribs and they were delicious and tender. The accompanying mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes were quite delicious too. It's not often I rave about mashed potatoes, but I highly recommend getting them here. If we're ever back in the Alexandria area I would go there again.

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  17. Nikki

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great for a date night! The food is reasonable and taste great! I would definitely return.

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  18. FIFTYBABE

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We shared a Brew Fondue for an appetizer and it was very disappointing and would not order it again. The cheese was very watery and not very tasty. My husband ordered the mac and cheese which repeated on him all night and I ordered the fish and chips. The fish was very tough and not tasty at all. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was very disappointing.

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  19. WhinetoDine

    Richmond

    91 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    King Street Tavern was selected because of location and Open Table reviews. The KST is the Hilton restaurant. I missed this detail when making the reservation. The KST does not have a tavern atmosphere or menu. KST was pretty good for a hotel restaurant but was not on par with other Old Town dining. Service was good but not outstanding even though the restaurant was not busy. We drank beer and wine by the glass. Our appetizer choice was the beer fondue appetizer. This is pretzel bread and not a pretzel. The dip was very tasty but the pretzel quantity was insufficient (you can order and pay for additional pretzel bread). I selected the salmon and my spouse the fish and chips. The salmon and sides were salty. The fish and chips was predominantly chips. Another piece of fish should be served. It is unlikely that we will return to KST. There are too many fine restaurants in Old Town. On the other hand, I would probably dine at KST if staying at the Hilton and didn't wish to venture out.

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  20. VernonG

    Naples

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a return visit to a very nice Hotel Restaurant. The food was good, though the "fried chicken" was very dry.....even when on of our party asked that it be replaced, and it was, it was replaced with "fried chicken" that was also very dry..... We asked if it was truly fried, and found out it is Baked and Fried .....thus part of the problem. The other food items were quite good. Best of all was the service. Our server was very attentive, and so good, we will return!

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  21. jackryanb

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from Clarel who referred to me by name at each interaction throughout the evening. Ordered several different seafood entrees and all were delicious. They even made our salmon steaks medium-rare as requested. Great beer selection. Highly recommended. Parking on street is not so convenient. Photos attached are of the salmon, fish & chips, and calamari.

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  22. Shar

    Washington DC

    159 reviews

    3.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This is NOT a tavern! Very misleading. It is a hotel restaurant with a bar. Not much ambiance but good happy hour and drinks. Limited menu but decent food. Okay to meet someone for a drinkthen go explore Old Town.

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  23. dougiep

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very quiet. Service was attentive and prompt. Very crispy fish and chips.

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  24. Doescompute

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, price was competitive, server Gavin was excellent, great recommendations, including wine, very attentive, funny and friendly.

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  25. Regan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This was a pick of my best friend. The food was yummy, but our server was the best! We had a great time as we had already had a very long day and this was a nearby stop. Even though we live in the area, we never realized that this was in the Hilton. So it threw us off a bit. However, if you request to be seated in the dining area, it’s hard to notice. But the restrooms are a decent walk away. I’m glad we went as the food was good, but I don’t know if we’ll revisit anytime soon as it was more of an eatery and less of an experience.

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  26. HARRY

    Baltimore

    117 reviews

    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find as we were next door to this restaurant in the Hilton Hotel and it was raining. We went on line with Open Table and was able to get a reservation immediately on a Saturday night. Service and food was excellent and the price was moderate. With so many choices, this was a great find.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good... the waitress was very good but overall just an ok experience. She was the only one there so she was over worked

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Got the before the dinner rush, had long ticket time 45mins for entrees

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Fair service, food was less than average, ambience was poor. I expected so much more for a $100 meal. I would have been better off going to IHOP

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  31. AlanL

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good hotel food, typical for a name hotel for dinner first night and breakfast

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  32. WorleyNation

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Failed to realize that this is just a bar in the Hilton hotel. Had searched for restaurants in Old Town but guess I didn't read it thoroughly enough. Not in the historic part of old town. Spent most of the time trying to keep our plates on the table as the wait staff kept wanting to clear whether we were done or not. They weren't busy so not sure why the rush and we certainly were not lingering as it's just a hotel lobby bar. Food was OK but I wouldn't recommend it unless you're staying at the Hilton and just don't want to venture out.

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  33. Giovanni

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is connected to the Hilton Hotel. So the atmosphere is that of a hotel bar and dining spot. The food was very good. I had a Bistro steak and my wife had the crap pot pie. Both of the foods as well as the salad were tasty. It is not a restaurant I would go out of my way for but if you are near by and need a place to sit, relax and eat. This will work.

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  34. KNW6

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was awful. I had to remind the waiter we were waiting on every little thing. I don’t understand why when there was only one other party in the whole restaurant.

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  35. JosephC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely miserable experience. I get it that it is a hotel bar/resturaunte and everything, but even with a reservation our table wasn't ready despite not having any costumers, brunch menu ends way to early, the service was extremely slow, and the food was not good.

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  36. RobT

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for brunch and wasn't disappointed. It was not overly packed and the service was good. There was food options there for the kids as well and the price point was really good based on what they had. I will definitely be back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The calimari were tender but the breading was very doughy.

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  38. andy

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice location but not much parking. Food was great and reasonably priced, but the service was a bit slow even the restaurant didn't seem too busy.

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  39. greatmeal

    New York City

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was not what we expected.

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  40. nightout

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The actual place didn’t look like the pictures that were shown on open table. Food was good, service was good in some cases and lacking in other areas. What they did wrong, they made up for it in other areas. For causal dinning, it would be ok, for any special dinning, not the place. Kind of a bar and a place to eat all mixed up together.

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King Street Tavern is rated 3.7 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for King Street Tavern

1767 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Alexandria
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    King Street Metro Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    David Vesper
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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