Join us for Happy Hour!
Wed-Fri 3-6pm

Join us for Happy Hour!
Wed-Fri 3-6pm

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.

Hours

Wednesday-Friday
11:30am-9pm

Saturday
9am-3pm | 5-9pm

Sunday
9am-5pm

Closed
Monday-Tuesday

13th ANNUAL GW CHERRY CHALLENGE

Cafe 44 is taking the Cherry Challenge.

Dine-in or order online to try one or all of Chef Nicki’s tantalizing creations. Show your support by casting your vote February 15-28, 2021.

Cocktail: Cherry Mojito – bacardi silver, cherry purée, mint syrup, fresh lime $12

Appetizer: Burrata – cherry balsamic compote, honeycomb, micro basil, sourdough crisps $12

Entrée: Cherry, Jalapeno, Prosciutto Flatbread – brie, cherry balsamic glaze, micro arugula $17

Dessert: Lemon Panna Cotta – cherry coulis $8

Cafe 44 won the cocktail category three years in a row. Help us make it a fourth!

GW CHERRY CHALLENGE

Cafe 44 is taking the Cherry Challenge.

Dine-in or order online to try one or all of Chef Nicki’s tantalizing creations. Show your support by casting your vote February 15-28, 2021.

Cocktail: Cherry Mojito – bacardi silver, cherry purée, mint syrup, fresh lime $12

Appetizer: Burrata – cherry balsamic compote, honeycomb, micro basil, sourdough crisps $12

Entrée: Cherry, Jalapeno, Prosciutto Flatbread – brie, cherry balsamic glaze, micro arugula $17

Dessert: Lemon Panna Cotta – cherry coulis $8

Cafe 44 won the cocktail category three years in a row. Help us make it a fourth!

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.

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.

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.

Our All Day menu is offered tableside and curbside Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-9pm and Saturday 5-9pm.

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.

Our All Day menu is offered tableside and curbside Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-9pm and Saturday 5-9pm.

BEVERAGES

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

Our award winning, craft, and brunch cocktails are made with top shelf spirits; house-made 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. 

BEVERAGES

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

Our award winning, craft, and brunch cocktails are made with top shelf spirits; house-made 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. 

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.

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.

HAPPY HOUR

You may not be able to hit the slopes, but you can still enjoy après ski!

Throw on your coziest sweater, grab your favorite parka and boots and head on over for some lively music, drink specials & lite bites.

Wednesday-Friday | 3-6pm

HAPPY HOUR

You may not be able to hit the slopes, but you can still enjoy après ski!

Throw on your coziest sweater, grab your favorite parka and boots and head on over for some lively music, drink specials & lite bites.

Wednesday-Friday | 3-6pm

THE CABIN EXPERIENCE

Join us for exclusive private dining on our heated waterfront balcony for up to 10 guests.

Enjoy a chef’s complimentary item, $2 off our award-winning cocktails, 1/2 off select bottles of wine, 2-hour table time, plus VIP treatment and the comfort of knowing you have the space all to yourselves.

$300 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 event, otherwise a $100 fee will be charged.

THE CABIN EXPERIENCE

Join us for exclusive private dining on our heated waterfront balcony for up to 10 guests.

Enjoy a chef’s complimentary item, $2 off our award-winning cocktails, 1/2 off select bottles of wine, 2-hour table time, plus VIP treatment and the comfort of knowing you have the space all to yourselves.

$300 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 event, otherwise a $100 fee will be charged.

EXECUTIVE CHEF NICKI

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.”

EXECUTIVE CHEF NICKI

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.”

In The Spotlight

BE OUR GUEST

All are welcome at Cafe 44. As our guest, we simply ask you to honor a few house rules designed with everyone’s safety in mind.

You must wear a mask when moving throughout the property and the restaurant. This includes the restrooms, elevators and common areas. You’re welcome to remove your mask when seated at your table.

We are only accepting credit and gift cards for payment. We are a cash free restaurant.

Please use the QR Code provided to view our menu. Paper menus are available on request.

Please do not move our physically distanced tables and chairs. If you have a large party or special requirements, we are happy to discuss these prior to your arrival.

Our warm, welcoming team will guide you through our protocols. Let’s all be kind to one another and enjoy the beautiful view!

BE OUR GUEST

All are welcome at Cafe 44. As our guest, we simply ask you to honor a few house rules designed with everyone’s safety in mind.

You must wear a mask when moving throughout the property and the restaurant. This includes the restrooms, elevators and common areas. You’re welcome to remove your mask when seated at your table.

We are only accepting credit and gift cards for payment. We are a cash free restaurant.

Please use the QR Code provided to view our menu. Paper menus are available on request.

Please do not move our physically distanced tables and chairs. If you have a large party or special requirements, we are happy to discuss these prior to your arrival.

Our warm, welcoming team will guide you through our protocols. Let’s all be kind to one another and enjoy the beautiful view!

RESERVE A TABLE

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Simply click on the ‘Reserve A Table’ link above or feel free to book through OpenTable.

Please note, parties of 7 or more need to call to make a reservation.

We work diligently to accommodate all seating requests, but we cannot guarantee your table preference will be available.

During extremely busy times, we may limit your table time to 90 minutes. Please respect this protocol. It allows us to properly sanitize all touch points between guests and honor reservations in a timely fashion.

 

RESERVE A TABLE

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Simply click on the ‘Reserve A Table’ link above or feel free to book through OpenTable.

Please note, parties of 7 or more need to call to make a reservation.

We work diligently to accommodate all seating requests, but we cannot guarantee your table preference will be available.

During extremely busy times, we may limit your table time to 90 minutes. Please respect this protocol. It allows us to properly sanitize all touch points between guests and honor reservations in a timely fashion.

 

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.

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 standard height tables and chairs, signature orange umbrellas, ambient lighting, and a walk-up bar.

Though it is not heated, the Terrace is open year round except during inclement weather.

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 standard height tables and chairs, signature orange umbrellas, ambient lighting, and a walk-up bar.

Though it is not heated, the Terrace is open year round except during inclement weather.

THE HEATED BALCONY

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

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

The balcony is open year round except during inclement weather.

Inquire about private and reserved balcony dining.

THE HEATED BALCONY

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

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

The balcony is open year round except during inclement weather.

Inquire about private and reserved balcony 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.

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.

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.

PARTY ON THE POTOMAC

Gather your friends and family for an exclusive Party on the Potomac!

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

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

12 Guests
Indoor: two tables for six
Outdoor: two tables for six (terrace)

13-25 Guests
Semi-private in the Boxwood Lounge or Terrace

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

PARTY ON THE POTOMAC

Gather your friends and family for an exclusive Party on the Potomac!

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

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

12 Guests
Indoor: two tables for six
Outdoor: two tables for six (terrace)

13-25 Guests
Semi-private in the Boxwood Lounge or Terrace

info@cafe44.com | 571.344.9100

CAFE 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.

CAFE 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.

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 encompasses a variety of seating options within the dining room as well as on the outdoor terrace.

Whether planning an intimate gathering or elegant wedding, 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 encompasses a variety of seating options within the dining room as well as on the outdoor terrace.

Whether planning an intimate gathering or elegant wedding, 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

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.”

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.”