The Star Is Back, Baby!
Now Open For Outdoor & Indoor Dining, Drinks Upstairs & Down, Holiday Parties, Private Events
& Everything Else

Twenty Four 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. Led by Executive Chef Derek Colglazier, 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.


The Front Porch &The Back Yard

Outdoor Fun At The Evening Star

The Front Porch at The Evening Star actually begins out front and winds its way around the building and into the lushly appointed Back Yard with plenty of al fresco seating and all manner of health and safety measures in place. So come join us for a post-work respite, if only for Edith’s now-legendary Bourbon Slushies - or better still, stay for dinner or gather your friends and join us for our weekend brunch outdoors. Cool, calm and casual and delicious, the Front Porch and Back Yard are furnished for year-round outdoor dining. 



No. 9 Lounge & The Majestic

The Bars Are Back!


Join us for a late-night sipper or after-work imbibement at The Majestic or No. 9 Lounge. Tucked away behind the dining room, The Majestic features an eclectic decor that will transport you to your funky Uncle’s basement. The No. 9 Lounge is located upstairs, complete with comfy furnishing and a billiards table. Both bars feature full-service bars serving up a bevvy of tasty cocktails, wines, craft beers on draft and more. 


Planet Wine Shop

So Much Wine, Right Next Door


Planet Wine, situated next door to The Evening Star, is a down to earth wine shop located in the heart of Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood. We boast an impressive selection of nearly 2,000 wines and specialty beers hand selected by our staff of friendly and informed pros on the basis of craftsmanship and quality. From rare wines to value-driven finds, we have a bottle in mind for everyone. We are open daily for in-store browsing and home delivery.


“Like A Good Neighbor,
Evening Star Is Still There”

Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post


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, carryout, and local delivery:


Front Porch and Dining Room 

Wednesday 5:00-10:00

Thursday 5:00-10:00

Friday 5:00-10:00


Saturday and Sunday

Brunch:  10:00-3:00

Midday: 3:00-5:00

Dinner:  5:00-10:00


Majestic Bar (Downstairs)

Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday:  5:00 pm-12:00 am 

Friday and Saturday. 5:00 pm-1:00 am


No. 9 Lounge (Upstairs)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 5:00 pm- 1:00 am