There are many opportunities to celebrate the Winter Holidays at Del Ray Café!
We have Gift Cards available in any denomination for purchase in person or by phone. We can even mail it for you for a small extra fee.
We have an ongoing Fall Wine Inventory Sale – we’re sure you can find a perfect bottle or case for the wine lover in your life!
We are participating in the Del Ray Business Association’s 5th Annual Candy Cane Bar Crawl To-Go on Saturday, December 19th. We’re offering a Café Basque 10$ with Chocolate Beignets 5$.
To join in the fun and perhaps win prizes & Del Ray swag, register at Eventbrite. Then call in your order 703-717-9151.
For Christmas Eve, we are offering a To-Go three course dinner for adults (75$+) and children (40$+). Email Order by 5pm on Sunday, December 20th for pick-up December 24th from 3pm-6pm (email@example.com).
We will be open for Brunch on Christmas Eve from 9am-2pm and open for Dinner from 4-8pm offering our Christmas Eve menu only. We will be closed Christmas Day.
For New Year’s Eve, we are offering a To-Go three course dinner for adults (75$+) and children (40$+). Email Order by 5pm on
Sunday, December 27th TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29th for pick-up December 31st from 4pm-7pm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will be open for Brunch on New Year’s Eve from 9am-2pm and open for Dinner from 4-8pm offering our New Year’s Eve menu only. We will be open for Brunch on New Year’s Day 9am-2:30pm and closed for Dinner.
We look forward to helping you celebrate safely for the 2020 Holidays and look forward to a brighter 2021!
Everything 2020 is different and so is what we are doing for Thanksgiving. We will be offering a To-Go Menu for Two for 89$ plus Taxes & Gratuity. Choose two of each Appetizer, Entrée & Dessert. MENU
Orders are due by 5pm Sunday, November 22nd. Orders must include credit card and phone number.
Orders may be cancelled until 5pm Monday, November 23rd or the full order will be charged.
The August 2020 Restaurant Week To-Go for Two was so successful, we are re-booting our own weekly version beginning Monday, October 26th. Each Monday we’ll offer a new menu that will be available every evening that week. Please call 703-717-9151 to place your Carryout Curbside Pick-Up order. MENU
Visit Alexandria has created a unique Restaurant Week for this summer due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Restaurant Week will be held August 21-30, 2020 and is a 49$ Dinner for Two menu for Carryout ONLY. View our menu here. To order, call 703-717-915.
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 quality product and service while adhering to the foodservice industry’s strict local public health guidelines. Safety is our number one priority, and in response to the outbreak, we have stepped up even further our sanitation policies:
• Every table and its chairs are being sanitized with disposable Clorox disinfecting wipes after each customer,
• Every menu is being sanitized after each use,
• Condiments are now available upon request, rather than being left on the table, so that they can be individually sanitized after each use,
• Our dining room staff are all wearing disposable latex gloves while carrying out these processes,
• Hosts are regularly sanitizing the entrance and bathroom doors/handles,
• Three motion activated Purell dispensers are readily available to customers and staff, and
• We have removed several tables to provide more distance between them.
Del Ray Café is OPEN for business and we appreciate those of you who have come out this weekend to support us. For customers who prefer eating in rather than dining out, our menu is available for takeout. We also have our convenient family-sized Rotisserie Chicken Dinner including a large box of oven-roasted garlic potatoes, a baguette, and homemade rosemary chicken gravy for 25$ every night, now beginning at 5pm (although afternoon pre-orders are much appreciated).
Finally, in an effort to alleviate some of the stress school closings places on our staff, we are temporarily changing our hours. Beginning Monday, March 16th, we will now open daily at 9am and close when the last customer leaves. If you want to come a little later in the evening, please call ahead to be sure we are open.
Thank you for your trust in and loyalty to Del Ray Café, we look forward to hosting you soon!
Laurent & Margaret Janowsky
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, we are offering our Valentine’s Day 69$ 3-course dinner menu from the weekend before to the weekend after Valentine’s Day, February 9th-February 17th. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
We are pleased to note that more than 75% of our selections are Gluten-Free.
Click Valentine 2018 to see our menu.
In addition to our à la carte menu, we are offering a 35$ 3-course dinner menu for Alexandria Restaurant Week from Friday, January 26 through Sunday, February 4th.
See our menu here Alex Rest Week Jan2018 .
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.
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 a dashing ode to repurposing. The table bases started life as engine blocks, the chairs are made from Vietnamese rubber wood and the carpet is spun from recycled fiber. “We did everything from scratch,” says Janowsky.” Click here to read the full review.