All 'hounds --
I recently discovered this site, and have spent too much time 8-) perusing your postings.
I have dinner reservations tonight at Elysium at the Morrison House in Alexandria. Hopefully I will have something positive to say about it tomorrow. 8-) I was interested to see that there were no mentions of the restaurant here; maybe it's too far off the usual track. Or maybe it's just not very good. 8-)
My usual haunts in Alexandria (mostly Old Town -- where I live) are Thai Old Town (not as good as it used to be when it first opened, but for me it's a "comfort" place), Blue Point Grill (tho I haven't been lately, and there seems to be a sense it's declined?), Geranio's (much better now that there is a newish (last two years?) chef-owner), and Monroe's in Del Ray.
I keep meaning to go to the Majestic Cafe, but haven't made it there yet. You all are inspiring me not to be so lazy (I can walk to all these places except Monroe's -- there is the inertia-thing to overcome to go to different areas) and check out things farther afield!