During your stay at Morrison House this holiday season, discover some of the best special occasion restaurants in Alexandria just minutes away from our downtown Alexandria hotel. From fine dining, to handcrafted cocktails, and international fare, Old Town Alexandria is home to an array of destination-worthy restaurants.

This holiday, make a reservation at one of our favorite special occasion restaurants in Alexandria:

The Study
You don’t have to go very far to find one of the best special occasion restaurants in Alexandria. The Study at Morrison House is a sophisticated homage to a bygone era, including a library of spirits like a Beef Tallow Manhattan, Gin and Chamomile Milk Punch, French 75, and an array of local beer and wine. Settle in for a bite at The Study and enjoy an escape from the holiday bustle in Old Town Alexandria with live local music, sophisticated sips, and a menu of fresh produce and the highest-quality butcher cuts.

Jackson 20
Redefining comfort food in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Jackson 20 at The Alexandrian brings an unexpected approach to Southern cooking to historic King Street. Enjoy a handcrafted menu of signature dishes, including Pan-Seared Golden Tilefish, Pasture Raised Organic Chicken, Beef Bone-In Strip Steak, and Pork Delmonico. A downtown Alexandria favorite, celebrate the holidays in Southern style at Jackson 20.

Fontaine Caffee & Crêperie
Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, the best crêpes and galettes in downtown Alexandria can be found at Fontaine Caffee & Crêperie. Charming and cozy, this European-style bistro just off King Street is a modern homage to the joyful spirit of the city of Fontaine in southeast France. With an extensive selection of wine and spirits, make a toast to and celebrate at this locally-loved restaurant near the Old Town Alexandria waterfront.

A popular special occasion destination, Vermillion is one of the most highly-regarded Old Town Alexandria restaurants. With an exposed brick interior and flickering gas lamps, this romantic downtown Alexandria restaurant even once hosted the Obamas for a Valentine’s Day date. Warm and inviting, Vermillion Executive Chef Thomas Cardarelli has created a menu of New American fare, including a tasting menu perfect for a night out during your holiday getaway at Morrison House.

This holiday season, enjoy a five course tasting menu from Nasime in downtown Alexandria. Specializing in authentic and modern Japanese cuisine, Chef Yuf Shimomura has more than 15 years of experience preparing the highest-quality, upscale Japanese fare, including raw dishes, fried dishes, and Japanese style casseroles. A five minute walk from Morrison House, Nasime is an Old Town Alexandrian destination for one-of-a-kind international fare.