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 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.

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 restaurant, La Bergerie, in Old Town, does the same thing.”  Click here to read the full article.

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 walkable community among younger homeowners.”  Click here to read the entire article on page 2.