We Will Be Closed Tuesday,
July 7th for a Staff Holiday

We Will Be Closed Tuesday,
July 7th for a Staff Holiday

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. If you’d like a more exclusive experience, book one of our Breaking Out Parties (party selections shown below).

For those who prefer to remain ‘safer at home’ we crafted a chef-driven menu available via contactless curbside pickup or delivery.

Hours

Lunch
Tues-Fri 11am-3pm

Dinner
Tues-Sun 5-9pm

Brunch
Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

Closed Monday

OUTDOOR DINING

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. 

Terrace dining is available from Spring to early Fall when weather permits.

Though we highly encourage reservations, walk-ins are always welcome. 

OUTDOOR DINING

We’re excited to welcome you back for outdoor dining and exclusive Breaking Out Parties!

Known as a hidden gem, we’re the ideal place to escape your house for a chef-cooked meal, craft cocktails and a spectacular view.

Outdoor dining is by reservation (weather permitting) with limited walk-ins. No indoor dining at this time. To ensure ample time for disinfecting between guests, we may limit table times to 90 minutes.

We’re offering full service and limited contact dining depending on your preference. Please note, we only accept credit card payments. No cash at this time.

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.

ALX PROMISE

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.

CURBSIDE

Cafe 44 offers contactless curbside pickup and delivery via our website and mobile app. Enjoy craft cocktails and a chef-driven menu from the sanctity of your car or home.

When picking up your order, feel free to stay in your car. Dial (571) 344-9100 upon arrival and provide your name and vehicle make/color. We’ll bring your order to you.

We are currently offering Curbside Dining Tuesday-Thursday only. During extremely busy times, we may pause curbside dining. We are no longer able to offer Curbside Fri-Sun due to the dine-in demand.

CURBSIDE 

Cafe 44 offers contactless curbside pickup and delivery via our website and mobile app. Enjoy craft cocktails and a chef-driven menu from the sanctity of your car or home.

When picking up your order, feel free to stay in your car. Dial (571) 344-9100 upon arrival and provide your name and vehicle make/color. We’ll bring your order to you.

We are currently offering Curbside Dining Tuesday-Thursday only. During extremely busy times, we may pause curbside dining. We are no longer able to offer Curbside Fri-Sun due to the dine-in demand.

BREAKING OUT PARTY

Gather 10 of your friends and family for an exclusive party on the Terrace @ Cafe 44! 

Our Breaking Out Parties will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis and will only be available for a limited time.

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

BREAKING OUT PARTY

Gather 10 of your friends and family for an exclusive party on the Terrace @ Cafe 44! 

Our Breaking Out Parties will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis and will only be available for a limited time.

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

CAFE CLASSES

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

Signature Cocktails – Award winning mixologist, Joe Q.
Thursday, September 10th 6-8pm

The Art of Charcuterie – Executive Chef Nicki
Wednesday, July 15th 6-8pm

Space is limited! Individual tickets are $75 per person. Classes are non-refundable.

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

CAFE CLASSES

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

Signature Cocktails – Award winning mixologist, Joe Q.
Thursday, September 10th 6-8pm

The Art of Charcuterie – Executive Chef Nicki
Wednesday, July 15th 6-8pm

Space is limited! Individual tickets are $75 per person. Classes are non-refundable.

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

In The Spotlight

DINNER

With a panoramic view of the Potomac River, dining on the rooftop terrace and balcony 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.

 

 

DINNER

With a panoramic view of the Potomac River, dining on the rooftop terrace and balcony 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.

LUNCH

Join us for a waterfront lunch Tues-Fri 11a-3pm.

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

LUNCH

Join us for a waterfront lunch Tues-Fri 11a-3pm.

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

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.

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

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.

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

CATERING

Whether entertaining VIP clients or treating the whole team, Café 44 catering is sure to please. 

Stop by the cafe or email catering@cafe44.com to place your order. We offer pick-up in the café or delivery within Canal Center for $10. Please allow 24 hours’ notice for all catering orders. 

Add a taste of Café 44 to your next meeting or event.

catering@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

CATERING

Whether entertaining VIP clients or treating the whole team, Café 44 catering is sure to please. 

We offer pick-up in the café or delivery within Canal Center for $10. Please allow 24 hours’ notice for all catering orders. 

Add a taste of Café 44 to your next meeting or event.

catering@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 200 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 00 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.

Reserve a seat at the bar to watch him in action!

Bar seating is currently closed and will reopen once we are in the appropriate Phase.

Joe Q. Signature Cocktails

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

Reserve a seat at the bar to watch him in action!

Bar seating is currently closed and will reopen once we are in the appropriate Phase.