Posts Categorized: News

New Online Reservation System

Effective Monday, March 18, 2024, we are moving from OpenTable to TOCK for our online reservation management system. Please be patient with us if you cannot make reservations online next week as we transition. We are available to take your reservation by phone 703-717-9151 and by email

10th Anniversary Announcement

On Wednesday, April 27th, Alexandrians came together and raised over $2.5 million during ACT for Alexandria‘s Spring2ACTion. Del Ray Café was host to At Home in Alexandria (AHA!) for the ninth consecutive year and we donated 10% of the days sales – over $700 – to AHA! We also announced, with the help of The… Read more »

NoVA Magazine Top 6

We are honored to be included in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 6 choices for Alexandria Restaurant Week To-Go menus. We look forward to you giving us a try too! Northern Virginia Magazine Where to Order from during Alexandria Restaurant Week To-Go

Health & Safety of our Customers

March 15, 2020 Dear valued customers, We are closely monitoring communications from local, state and national agencies regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, the risk level in Alexandria is considered low. However, the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and community is our top priority. We have always focused on giving the best… Read more »

Top Things to do Indoors in Alexandria

Top Things to Do Indoors in Alexandria was published today by Visit Alexandria in a blog post. We are included in their “Linger over Brunch” category. We think these activities are fun no matter the weather!


Zebra12-12 cover story A throw back to our first Christmas in Del Ray as we reminisce and give thanks to this great neighborhood for choosing Del Ray Cafe as the Heart of Del Ray in 2017.

Washington Post Review of Del Ray Café

The Washington Post published a review of the Del Ray Café, highlighting its kid-friendly menu and cool atmosphere. “The neat, two-story restaurant could have been whipped up by Martha Stewart. The many window boxes provide chef Sylvain Tonello with thyme, rosemary and sage for his bouquet garni. Home to a former studio, the interior is… Read more »

The Making of a French Café: Part 2

Today, our favorite blogger at DIY Del Ray posted part 2 of the series “The Making of a French Café.”  “Every time I walk by the Del Ray Café location these days, the 1925 home at 205 East Howell is looking more and more like the Virginia farmhouse we wrote about in The Making of… Read more »

The Making of a French Café: Part I

Eight months ago today, DIY Del Ray Blogger Leslie published part 1 of a 2-part series on the making of Del Ray Café.  “I love their commitment to supporting local farms, but I must admit that I was beyond happy to learn that they import their baguettes, partially baked from France. The Janowsky’s other award-winning… Read more »

Del Ray Café in the Washington Business Journal

Del Ray Café is making headlines even before its doors open!  Today the Washington Business Journal featured the Del Ray Café in an article about how several Alexandria business owners are expanding their businesses in nearby neighborhoods.  “The fifth-generation Alexandria resident said she and her husband chose Del Ray because of its popularity as a… Read more »