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26 Years of Good Food, Wine & Friends At The Evening Star

The Evening Star is a rollicking neighborhood gem located in the heart of Del Ray, and just a stone’s throw from both Alexandria’s Old Town and Washington DC. Opened in 1997, The Evening Star is well known for its friendly vibe and convivial setting and continues to shine with a fiercely loyal crowd. The Star combines gracious hospitality with a seasonal American menu, much of which features produce grown on the rooftop garden and by local farmers throughout the region. It’s all paired alongside a collection of nearly 1500 regional and international wine labels – sourced by Planet Wine, our shop next door – and an equally head-spinning number of craft beers and devilishly delicious cocktails. Fun, funky and always delicious, the Evening Star is your neighborhood place.

It's BBQ Season!

Just in time for Summer, we're absolutely thrilled to introduce Hi/Fi Tex-Mex BBQ! Located in the backyard of the Evening Star Cafe, Hi/Fi BBQ is a love letter to classic Tex-Mex and barbecue fare right in the heart of Del Ray. Chef Nathan Anda has created a menu that simply screams clear skies and carefree afternoons, with all the zesty, smoky flavors that good old fashioned Tex-Mex is known for. In terms of libations, Beverage Director Greg Engert has stocked the bar with an incredible selection of craft beer and chilled wines, along with draft and frozen cocktails, for your summer sipping enjoyment.


Make The Star Yours For Private Parties & Special Events

Make the Star yours and let us do the work  the next time you've got a gathering. Whether you have 8 or 80, we've  got a number of spaces to choose from and something for every budget. From interactive receptions in The No. 9 Lounge, to sun-soaked parties in The Backyard, to intimate dinners at The Farm Table at Planet Wine, a group event at Evening Star is sure to make a lasting impression.   

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Hours & Location

​The Evening Star is located at 2000 Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. We are open for indoor and outdoor dining and carrryout.


Dining Room & Patio Nightly beginning 5 PM 

Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10 AM until 2:30 PM

Majestic Bar (Downstairs)

Monday through Friday from 5 PM until 11 PM

Saturday from 10 AM until 2 AM

Sunday from 10 AM until 11 PM


No. 9 Lounge (Upstairs)

Thursday through Saturday from 6 PM until 12 AM

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