Join us for Happy Hour
Tuesday-Saturday 3-6pm

Join us for Happy Hour
Tuesday-Saturday 3-6pm

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, quality food, great wine and craft cocktails. Whether you are a regular or a first-time guest, you are received with warmth and enthusiasm.

Known as a hidden gem, we’re the ideal place to escape your house for a chef-cooked meal. For those who prefer to remain ‘safer at home’ we offer contactless curbside pickup and take-away.

OLD TOWN NORTH

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

Hours

Closed Monday
Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am-10pm
Saturday: 9am-10pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

Hours

CLOSED MONDAY
Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-10pm
Saturday 9am-10pm
Sunday 9am-5pm

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, quality food, great wine and craft cocktails. Whether you are a regular or a first-time guest, you are received with warmth and enthusiasm.

Known as a hidden gem, we’re the ideal place to escape your house for a chef-cooked meal. For those who prefer to remain ‘safer at home’ we offer contactless curbside pickup and take-away.

BEVERAGES

BEVERAGES

Voted ‘Best Bar in Alexandria’ by Zebra readers, our Beverage menu aims to please!

Our award-winning craft cocktails are made with top shelf spirits; bitters and syrups; fresh fruits, juices, and spices.

The thoughtfully curated wine and champagne list pairs nicely with our cuisine and relaxed waterfront vibe.

For those who prefer a non-alcoholic option, we offer an array of seasonal mocktails.

Voted ‘Best Bar in Alexandria’ by Zebra readers, our Beverage menu aims to please!

Our award-winning craft cocktails are made with top shelf spirits; bitters and syrups; fresh fruits, juices, and spices.

The thoughtfully curated wine and champagne list pairs nicely with our cuisine and relaxed waterfront vibe.

For those who prefer a non-alcoholic option, we offer an array of seasonal mocktails.

ALL DAY DINING

ALL DAY DINING

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

Executive Chef Nicki brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. In addition to patron favorites such as shrimp & grits, crab & lobster ravioli, short rib, and seared salmon, she enjoys delighting guests with unique specials and her unforgettable key lime pie.

The All Day menu is offered Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-10pm and Saturday 5-10pm. Our last seating is at 8pm.

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

Executive Chef Nicki brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. In addition to patron favorites such as shrimp & grits, crab & lobster ravioli, short rib, and seared salmon, she enjoys delighting guests with unique specials and her unforgettable key lime pie.

The All Day menu is offered Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-10pm and Saturday 5-10pm. Our last seating is at 8pm.

BRUNCH

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 9am-3pm and Sunday 9am-5pm. Our last seating is 2pm Saturdays and 3pm Sundays.

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 9am-3pm and Sunday 9am-5pm. Our last seating is 2pm Saturdays and 3pm Sundays.

HAPPY HOUR

HAPPY HOUR

Join us Tuesday-Saturday from 3-6pm for a fun and lively happy hour overlooking the Potomac.

Enjoy $5 house wine, beer, and spirits, as well as $3 off flatbreads.

Please note, on Saturdays from 3-5pm we offer a limited menu.

Join us Tuesday-Saturday from 3-6pm for a fun and lively happy hour overlooking the Potomac.

Enjoy $5 house wine, beer, and spirits, as well as $3 off flatbreads.

Please note, on Saturdays from 3-5pm we offer a limited menu.

CURBSIDE PICKUP & TAKEAWAY

CURBSIDE PICKUP & TAKEAWAY

Enjoy a chef-driven menu and craft cocktails from the sanctity of your car or home. Order online at cafe44.com or via the toast TakeOut app.

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

Takeaway: Come on up to the 4th floor to take in the view and pickup your order.

Gratuity is not included, but it is greatly appreciated.

Bring home a taste of Cafe 44 today!

Please note: during extremely busy times, we may pause curbside dining.

Enjoy a chef-driven menu and craft cocktails from the sanctity of your car or home. Order online at cafe44.com or via the toast TakeOut app.

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

Takeaway: Come on up to the 4th floor to take in the view and pickup your order.

Gratuity is not included, but it is greatly appreciated.

Bring home a taste of Cafe 44 today!

Please note: during extremely busy times, we may pause curbside dining.

In The Spotlight

THE POTOMAC EXPERIENCE

THE POTOMAC EXPERIENCE

Book the Potomac Experience and enjoy a complimentary welcome toast, a 3-hour table time, and a guarantee that your chosen table will be reserved just for you.

$400 Food and Beverage (F&B) minimum applies, plus tax and 20% gratuity.

A credit card is required to hold the reservation. Cancellation is required no later than 24 hours’ prior to your reservation time, otherwise a $100 fee will be charged.

For reservations call (571) 344-9100 or email info@cafe44.com.

Book the Potomac Experience and enjoy a complimentary welcome toast, a 3-hour table time, and a guarantee that your chosen table will be reserved just for you.

$400 Food and Beverage (F&B) minimum applies, plus tax and 20% gratuity.

A credit card is required to hold the reservation. Cancellation is required no later than 24 hours’ prior to your reservation time, otherwise a $100 fee will be charged.

For reservations call (571) 344-9100 or email info@cafe44.com.

BAR 44

BAR 44

Welcome to the all new Bar 44, where the view is spectacular and the cocktails are always flowing.

Located on the rooftop terrace @ Cafe 44, this space offers a sophisticated yet laid back vibe.

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

Though it is not heated, Bar 44 is open year round except during inclement weather.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to ask for Bar 44 when making your reservation.

Please note, Bar 44 has high top seating, as well as standard height tables. We cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

Welcome to the all new Bar 44, where the view is spectacular and the cocktails are always flowing.

Located on the rooftop terrace @ Cafe 44, this space offers a sophisticated yet laid back vibe.

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

Though it is not heated, Bar 44 is open year round except during inclement weather.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to ask for Bar 44 when making your reservation.

Please note, Bar 44 has high top seating, as well as standard height tables. We cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

THE BALCONY

THE BALCONY

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

The balcony is open year round except during inclement weather.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to ask for The Balcony when making your reservation.

Please note, the Balcony has high top seating, as well as standard height tables. We cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

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

Please note, the Balcony has high top seating, as well as standard height tables. We cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

 

INDOOR DINING

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 offer large party bookings, semi-private and private events. Inquire within or via email, events@cafe44.com.

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 offer large party bookings, semi-private and private events. Inquire within or via email, events@cafe44.com.

CAFE 44 HOSTED EVENTS

CAFE 44 HOSTED EVENTS

From holiday brunches and themed-events to wine tastings and chef’s dinners, there’s always something fun happening at Cafe 44. Visit our Cafe Hosted Events page to see what we have in store.
From holiday brunches and themed-events to wine tastings and chef’s dinners, there’s always something fun happening at Cafe 44. Visit our Cafe Hosted Events page to see what we have in store.

EXECUTIVE CHEF

EXECUTIVE CHEF

The proverbial stamps in Chef Nicki’s culinary passport did not come from trotting the actual globe, but from working as a young chef at Walt Disney World’s beloved Epcot. It was there that Nicki gained the attention of some of the best chefs in the company and in the industry, and received invaluable training that would make a lasting impact on her future.

“That time had the greatest influence on my cooking and gave me the most courage to find myself and speak through my food,” says Nicki. “I pride myself on being Southern, and it is truly something I enjoy sharing with people through food.”

The proverbial stamps in Chef Nicki’s culinary passport did not come from trotting the actual globe, but from working as a young chef at Walt Disney World’s beloved Epcot. It was there that Nicki gained the attention of some of the best chefs in the company and in the industry, and received invaluable training that would make a lasting impact on her future.

“That time had the greatest influence on my cooking and gave me the most courage to find myself and speak through my food,” says Nicki. “I pride myself on being Southern, and it is truly something I enjoy sharing with people through food.”

OWNER & VISIONARY

OWNER & VISIONARY

Jula Jane
Owner & Visionary

“The secret of Cafe 44 isn’t about what can be seen or touched, but what can be felt and sensed.”

Jula Jane
Owner & Visionary

“The secret of Cafe 44 isn’t about what can be seen or touched, but what can be felt and sensed.”