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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 gather with family and friends. For those who prefer to dine at home, we offer online ordering with pick-up in the cafe.

Please note, we are 100% cash-free and have a two-hour table limit. We allow a 10-minute grace period for all reservations and then release the table.

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

THE POTOMAC EXPERIENCE

THE POTOMAC EXPERIENCE

Book the Potomac Experience and enjoy a complimentary welcome toast and a 3-hour table time.

Food and Beverage (F&B) minimums apply, plus tax and 20% gratuity

Tuesday-Thursday: $350 up to 10 guests | $450 up to 12 guests

Friday-Saturday: $450 up to 10 guests | $550 up to 12 guests

A non-refundable prepayment of $100 is required to confirm your reservation. The prepayment will be credited to your final bill. We are happy to accommodate up to three split checks.

Up to 10 guests = one long table at the orange leather booth

Up to 12 guests = two tables featuring a window view for everyone

For reservations call (571) 344-9100.

Parties of 13 or more require semi-private or private event bookings. Click on the Private link at the top of the page for more information.

OLD FASHIONED WEEK

OLD FASHIONED WEEK

Old Fashioned Week with Elijah Craig
October 14 – 23

Full Moon signature cocktail $12
Elijah Craig small batch bourbon, demerara, mole & aromatic bitters, torched rosemary

Thank you for celebrating Old Fashioned Week with us! Please share your experience on Instagram: for every Instagram post using the hashtag #oldfashionedweek and tagging @ElijahCraig, Heaven Hill will donate $5 to the Southern Smoke Foundation. For more information, please visit www.oldfashionedweek.com

FRIENDSGIVING & HOLIDAY BRUNCH

FRIENDSGIVING & HOLIDAY BRUNCH

Gather your friends and family for some Thanksgiving fun.

Friendsgiving – All Day Happy Hour

Tuesday-Wednesday | November 22-23
11:30am-10pm

Enjoy an all-day happy hour featuring food & drink specials, plus Chef Nicki’s autumn charcuterie boards.

Holiday Season Kick-off – 3-Day Brunch

Friday-Sunday | November 25-27
9am-5pm

Join us for a special holiday brunch with themed craft cocktails, chef’s specials and holiday cheer. Reservations highly encouraged.

Please note, we are only offering our brunch menu on the 25th-27th.

HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS

HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS

Saturday, December 3rd
Parade starts at 5:30pm

Old Town Alexandria’s historic waterfront will shine for the 22nd Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights as dozens of brightly lit boats cruise along one mile of the Potomac River shoreline.

Call (571) 344-9100 to purchase a VIP reserved table (includes a welcome beverage, amuse bouche, and 5-8pm table time)

Waterfront Balcony (heated and covered)
$100 Table for Two / $200 Table for Four / Table for Five $250

Waterfront Terrace (unheated and uncovered)
$75 Table for Two / $150 Table for Four / Table for Six $300

Dress warm and bring a blanket if you want to be extra cozy.

Our All Day and Beverages menus will be available, plus a few chef’s specials.

Tables are assigned at the time of purchase. Rain or shine event. No refunds.

Please note, the duration of the parade can vary from 30 minutes to an hour based on total participants, cruising speeds and river conditions.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

Tis the season for our 3-day Christmas Brunch.

Friday-Sunday | December 23-25
9am-5pm

Join us for a special holiday brunch featuring our popular brunch menu, plus themed craft cocktails and chef’s specials.

Reservations are highly encouraged.

Please note, we are closing at 5pm on Friday and Saturday, so our team may spend time with their friends and families.

NYE 2023

NYE 2023

Join us for an elegant fireworks-themed NYE party.

Saturday, December 31st
8:30pm-12:30am

$300 per person (plus sales tax)
includes chef’s dinner buffet, 4-hour premium bar, reserved indoor table with open access to the waterfront balcony & terrace, DJ, themed-photo booth, Chambong toast and fireworks at midnight.

Call (571) 344-9100 to purchase an exclusive ticket. Only 50 tickets will be sold, so don’t delay!

Café 44 cannot guarantee the City of Alexandria will put on the fireworks display. Non-refundable ticket purchase is required for reservations. Tables will be assigned at the time of booking.

 

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY PARTY BRUNCH 2023

NEW YEAR’S DAY PARTY BRUNCH 2023

Celebrate the start of the new year with our waterfront Party Brunch.

Sunday, January 1, 2023
11am – 5pm

Details coming soon.

WATERFRONT TERRACE

WATERFRONT TERRACE

Take in the panoramic view of the Potomac River, MGM National Harbor, and the Washington Monuments as you dine al fresco on our waterfront terrace.

The waterfront terrace features high top seating and standard height tables, offered on a first-come-first-served basis. We limit table times to 2 hours, as it allows us to honor reservations in a timely fashion. Terrace reservations are not guaranteed alternate seating and may be canceled or moved inside due to inclement weather.

The Terrace is currently available by walk-in or reservations. Be sure to select “Waterfront Terrace” when booking via OpenTable.

We have a strict ‘do not move the furniture’ policy. This is in place for many important reasons. Please adhere to it.

The terrace is not heated or cooled. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Click on our Private Event page link to learn more about hosting a private event on the Waterfront Terrace.

HEATED BALCONY

HEATED BALCONY

With spectacular views of the Potomac River and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, our heated balcony is in high demand!

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to select “Heated Balcony” when booking via OpenTable.

The balcony features high top seating, as well as standard height tables, offered on a first-come-first-served basis. We limit table times to 2 hours, as it allows us to honor reservations in a timely fashion. Balcony reservations are not guaranteed alternate seating and may be canceled or moved inside due to inclement weather.

We have a strict ‘do not move the furniture’ policy. This is in place for many important reasons. Please adhere to it. There is a step up/down when entering/exiting the balcony.

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 décor to create a relaxed yet refined ambience.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to select “Indoor” when booking via OpenTable. We may limit your table time to 2 hours. Indoor reservations are not guaranteed alternative seating.

Though every table offers an incredible view, window seats are in high demand and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

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

BEVERAGES

BEVERAGES

Voted Best Cocktails (2021) & Best Bar (2020) 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.

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 1:30pm Saturdays and 3pm Sundays.

HAPPY HOUR

HAPPY HOUR

Voted the Best Bar in Alexandria, we’re the ideal place to meet up with friends for a quick drink or to enjoy a leisurely bottle of wine.

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

Enjoy $5 beer, $6 house wine, and $7 spirits, as well as $3 off flatbreads.

Please note, on Saturdays from 3-5pm we only offer the happy hour menu.

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.”

OWNER & VISIONARY

OWNER & VISIONARY

Thank you for choosing to join us at Café 44, where all are welcome. We know you have many excellent dining options and feel honored when you choose us. In return, we feel it’s our mission to provide an exceptional experience every time.

Should we ever fall short, please let your server and/or a manager know, so we may learn and improve. If you feel it requires my attention, please feel free to email me at info@cafe44.com.

Jula Coggins

COVID PROTOCOLS

COVID PROTOCOLS

All employees are required to show proof of being vaccinated. We monitor staff for Covid symptoms daily and enforce a strict hand washing protocol.

Please help us in our efforts to keep you safe and protected, as well as help protect the safety and well-being of our employees. There is a sanitizing station located in our lobby. Please sanitize your hands immediately upon entry.

We kindly ask that if you are feeling unwell, that you please opt to stay home.

While we are taking your safety and that of our staff very seriously, we cannot guarantee that any of these measures will protect you from contracting COVID-19.

CAFE 44 EXPANSION

CAFE 44 EXPANSION

We are excited to announce Cafe 44 is expanding into the adjacent space increasing our size by four times!

Details coming soon.