We’re Open for Indoor and Outdoor Dining, Curbside and Delivery.

We’re Open for Indoor and Outdoor Dining, Curbside and Delivery.

OLD TOWN NORTH

44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 401, Alexandria, VA 22314 | 571.344.9100

About Us

Café 44 is a stylish American eatery situated along the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. We cater to a local crowd, attracting those who appreciate a spectacular view, amazing food, and a warm,  welcoming team.

Known as a hidden gem, we’re the ideal place to escape your house for a chef-cooked meal and a spectacular view. For those who prefer to remain ‘safer at home’ we offer curbside cocktails and our full menu via contactless curbside, pickup or delivery.

Hours

Lunch
Tues-Fri 11am-3pm

Dinner
Tues-Sun 5-9pm

Brunch
Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

Closed Monday

SAFETY FIRST

We’re proud to be certified by the Alexandria Health Department as a participant in the ALX Promise program. This means we are committing to higher safety standards for employees and customers than the minimum rules required by law for all businesses. Learn more about ALX Promise here: alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus

While we are taking your safety and that of our staff very serious, by employing new safety and sanitation initiatives, we cannot guarantee that any of these measure will protect you from contracting COVID-19.

SAFETY FIRST

We’re proud to be certified by the Alexandria Health Department as a participant in the ALX Promise program. This means we are committing to higher safety standards for employees and customers than the minimum rules required by law for all businesses. Learn more about ALX Promise here: alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus

While we are taking your safety and that of our staff very serious, by employing new safety and sanitation initiatives, we cannot guarantee that any of these measure will protect you from contracting COVID-19.

RESTAURANT WEEK TO-GO

Alexandria Restaurant Week 2020 To-Go Aug 21-30, 2020

$49 Dinner for Two includes chef’s charcuterie, two entrees, and a dessert to share.

Enjoy 1/2 off curbside cocktails with every $49 dinner for two purchase.

Just click on Order Online at the top of the page.

Please note: our full menu will not be offered to-go during Restaurant Week. 

 

RESTAURANT WEEK TO-GO

Alexandria Restaurant Week 2020 To-Go Aug 21-30, 2020

$49 Dinner for Two includes chef’s charcuterie, two entrees, and a dessert to share.

Enjoy 1/2 off curbside cocktails with every $49 dinner for two purchase.

Just click on Order Online at the top of the page.

Please note: our full menu will not be offered to-go during Restaurant Week. 

THE TERRACE

Welcome to The Terrace @ Cafe 44, where the view is spectacular and the ambience is inviting.

Take in the panoramic view of the Potomac River, MGM National Harbor, and the Washington Monuments as you dine and enjoy the moment.

The Terrace features low tables and chairs, signature orange umbrellas, and a walk-up bar.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call the cafe to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

THE TERRACE

Take in the panoramic view of the Potomac River, MGM National Harbor, and the Washington Monuments as you dine and enjoy the moment.

The Terrace features low tables and chairs, signature orange umbrellas, and a walk-up bar.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call the cafe to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

THE BALCONY

With spectacular views of the Potomac River and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, our covered balcony is in high demand for casual dining and intimate gatherings.

The Balcony @ Cafe 44 features high-top tables and barstool seating, heat lamps, and shade from the overhang. 

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call 571-344-9100 to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

 

THE BALCONY

With spectacular views of the Potomac River and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, our covered balcony is in high demand for casual dining and intimate gatherings.

The Balcony @ Cafe 44 features high-top tables and barstool seating, heat lamps, and shade from the overhang. 

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call 571-344-9100 to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

INDOOR DINING

Breathtaking views abound in the welcoming indoor space.

The orange leather banquette and white marble tables join fine art and stylish decor to create a relaxed yet refined ambience.

Join us for a casual lunch, romantic dinner, or weekend brunch.

We highly encourage reservations, but walk-ins are welcome.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call the cafe to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture except for pre-planned events and restaurant buy-outs.

Bar seating is unavailable at this time.

INDOOR DINING

Breathtaking views abound in the welcoming indoor space.

The orange leather banquette and white marble tables join fine art and stylish decor to create a relaxed yet refined ambience.

Join us for a casual lunch, romantic dinner, or weekend brunch.

We highly encourage reservations, but walk-ins are welcome.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call the cafe to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture except for pre-planned events and restaurant buy-outs.

Bar seating is unavailable at this time.

CURBSIDE & TAKE-AWAY

Enjoy a chef-driven menu and craft cocktails from the sanctity of your car or home.

Curbside: Order online via our website. Dial (571) 344-9100 upon arrival and provide your name and vehicle make/color. We’ll bring your order to you.

Take-away: Come into the restaurant and place your order at the host stand.

During extremely busy times, we may pause curbside/take-away dining. Some menu items may not be offered to-go.

Gratuity is not included, but it is greatly appreciated.

CURBSIDE & TAKE-AWAY

Enjoy a chef-driven menu and craft cocktails from the sanctity of your car or home.

Curbside: Order online via our website. Dial (571) 344-9100 upon arrival and provide your name and vehicle make/color. We’ll bring your order to you.

Take-away: Come into the restaurant and place your order at the host stand.

During extremely busy times, we may pause curbside/take-away dining. Some menu items may not be offered to-go.

Gratuity is not included, but it is greatly appreciated.

BREAKING OUT PARTY

Gather your friends and family for an exclusive Breaking Out Party @ Cafe 44!

We offer large party bookings, semi-private and private events.

10 Guests
Indoor: orange leather booth | table for six and table for four
Outdoor: table for six and table for four (balcony or terrace)

12 Guests
Indoor: two tables for six

13-24 Guests
Semi-private in the Boxwood Lounge or Terrace 

25-30
Semi-private in the Potomac Suite or Terrace

31-50
Indoor: Semi-private in the Boxwood Lounge and Potomac Suite

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

BREAKING OUT PARTY

Gather your friends and family for an exclusive Breaking Out Party @ Cafe 44!

We offer large party bookings, semi-private and private events.

10 Guests
Indoor: orange leather booth | table for six and table for four
Outdoor: table for six and table for four (balcony or terrace)

12 Guests
Indoor: two tables for six

13-24 Guests
Semi-private in the Boxwood Lounge or Terrace 

25-30
Semi-private in the Potomac Suite or Terrace

31-50
Indoor: Semi-private in the Boxwood Lounge and Potomac Suite

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

CAFE CLASSES

Our team of experts share their secrets, shortcuts, stories and lessons while you eat, drink and enjoy the view!

Crafting Cocktails
Award Winning Mixologist Joe Q.
Thursday, September 17th 6-8pm

At Home with Charcuterie
Executive Chef Nicki
Wednesday, October 14th 6-8pm

$75 per person. Space is limited!

Purchase tickets here. Just click on Order Online above. Go to Retail, Cafe Class. 

CAFE CLASSES

Our team of experts share their secrets, shortcuts, stories and lessons while you eat, drink and enjoy the view!

Crafting Cocktails
Award Winning Mixologist Joe Q.
Thursday, September 17th 6-8pm

At Home with Charcuterie
Executive Chef Nicki
Wednesday, October 14th 6-8pm

$75 per person. Space is limited!

Purchase tickets here. Just click on Order Online above. Go to Retail, Cafe Class. 

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

In The Spotlight

LUNCH

Join us for a leisurely waterfront lunch Tuesday-Friday from 11am-3pm.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call 571-344-9100 to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

LUNCH

Join us for a leisurely waterfront lunch Tuesday-Friday from 11am-3pm.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call 571-344-9100 to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

DINNER

With a panoramic view of the Potomac River, dining at Cafe 44 is nothing short of breathtaking.

Executive Chef Nicki brings a taste of the south to our dinner menu. In addition to house favorites such as shrimp & grits, veal tortellini, and lobster mac, she enjoys delighting guests with unique specials and her unforgettable key lime pie.

Our Dinner menu is offered Tuesday-Sunday from 5-9pm.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call 571-344-9100 to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

DINNER

With a panoramic view of the Potomac River, dining at Cafe 44 is nothing short of breathtaking.

Executive Chef Nicki brings a taste of the south to our dinner menu. In addition to house favorites such as shrimp & grits, veal tortellini, and lobster mac, she enjoys delighting guests with unique specials and her unforgettable key lime pie.

Our Dinner menu is offered Tuesday-Sunday from 5-9pm.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call 571-344-9100 to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

BRUNCH

At Cafe 44 it’s not just brunch, it’s an experience!

Voted the ‘Best Brunch in Old Town’, our spectacular view, rooftop terrace, brunch cocktails, and chef-driven menu bring patrons from all over metro DC and beyond.

Our Brunch menu is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call 571-344-9100 to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

BRUNCH

At Cafe 44 it’s not just brunch, it’s an experience!

Voted the ‘Best Brunch in Old Town’, our spectacular view, rooftop terrace, brunch cocktails, and chef-driven menu bring patrons from all over metro DC and beyond.

Our Brunch menu is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Parties of six or fewer may Reserve a Table on OpenTable and via our website. Parties of seven or more are invited to call 571-344-9100 to make special arrangements.

Please note, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to move furniture.

PRIVATE EVENTS

With its panoramic view of the Potomac River, buzz-worthy location, and stylish ambiance, Café 44 is an ideal setting for many occasions. Our expansive space accommodates up to 150 guests and encompasses a variety of seating options within the dining room as well as on the outdoor terrace.

Whether planning an intimate gathering for 10 or elegant wedding for 100, we treat every occasion as if it were our own. From menu creation and wine selection, to décor and music, our team works closely with each host to create a memorable, stress-free event.

events@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

PRIVATE EVENTS

With its panoramic view of the Potomac River, buzz-worthy location, and stylish ambiance, Café 44 is an ideal setting for many occasions. Our expansive space accommodates up to 150 guests and encompasses a variety of seating options within the dining room as well as on the outdoor terrace.

Whether planning an intimate gathering for 10 or elegant wedding for 100, we treat every occasion as if it were our own. From menu creation and wine selection, to décor and music, our team works closely with each host to create a memorable, stress-free event.

events@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Nicki Lewis
Executive Chef

Born in Washington D.C. and raised in New Smyrna Beach Florida, Chef Nicki Lewis’ culinary career hasn’t stopped, even for a second, since her time as a pastry student at UCF.

She was presented with many versatile opportunities over the years, from catering cook to pastry chef to sous chef, but her time apprenticing under award-winning celebrity chef Art Smith (personal chef to Oprah Winfrey) made the greatest impact.

Pairing her extensive training with a passion for approachable southern cuisine, Executive Chef Nicki Lewis is shaking things up at Cafe 44.

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Nicki Lewis
Executive Chef

Born in Washington D.C. and raised in New Smyrna Beach Florida, Chef Nicki Lewis’ culinary career hasn’t stopped, even for a second, since her time as a pastry student at UCF.

She was presented with many versatile opportunities over the years, from catering cook to pastry chef to sous chef, but her time apprenticing under award-winning celebrity chef Art Smith (personal chef to Oprah Winfrey) made the greatest impact.

Pairing her extensive training with a passion for approachable southern cuisine, Executive Chef Nicki Lewis is shaking things up at Cafe 44.

Joe Q. Signature Cocktails

Award winning mixologist, Joe Q., elevates The Bar @ Cafe 44 with his signature cocktails and welcoming demeanor.

Resident bartenders Tag (Tony) and Nick mastered our cocktail program and bring a bit of their own flair. No matter who’s crafting your cocktail, it’s sure to be great!

Bar seating is currently closed, but we hope to welcome you back to the bar very soon. 

Joe Q. Signature Cocktails

Award winning mixologist, Joe Q., elevates The Bar @ Cafe 44 with his signature cocktails and welcoming demeanor.

Resident bartenders Tag (Tony) and Nick mastered our cocktail program and bring a bit of their own flair. No matter who’s crafting your cocktail, it’s sure to be great!

Bar seating is currently closed, but we hope to welcome you back to the bar very soon.