We are offering a 3-course prix fixe dinner menu for 2 for 150$++ Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 12th-14th.

Carryout orders must be pre-ordered by email by Wednesday, February 10th at 5pm for pickup Friday-Sunday between 4-8pm. Email orders to which orders must be confirmed.

Please call 703-717-9151 to make your reservation for Dine-in dining Friday – Sunday nights. We are ONLY offering the Prix Fixe menu those evenings.

January 2021 Happenings

In an abundance of caution, Del Ray Café will be closed for Dine-In dinner service on Tuesday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 20th. We will continue to offer our entire Dinner Menu, our Rotisserie Chicken Dinner to-go, and our To-Go for 2 menu for CURBSIDE PICKUP on these evenings. Call 703-717-9151 to place your order and to have your meal brought out when you arrive for pickup.

We look forward to Friday, January 22nd which kicks off two weeks of Alexandria Restaurant Week To-Go. We will offer dinner for two for 49$+ or for one for 25$+. Dinner for 2 includes one each Appetizer and Dessert and two Entrées. Dinner for 1 includes either an Appetizer or Dessert and an Entrée. We will be offering slightly different menus each week so we hope to see you more than once 😉

Holidays at Del Ray Café

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 (
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 (
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!

Thanksgiving To-Go

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.

New Weekly To-Go for 2 menu 49$

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

Alexandria TO-GO August Restaurant Week

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.

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 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

Valentine’s Week at Del Ray Cafe

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.