Interested in checking out the newest businesses to open in Alexandria? From a bagel shop to a French bistro, read on to see the newest destinations to open their doors near you.
A newcomer to the King Street Station complex, Bistro Sancerre is a French wine bar and steakhouse that's located at 1725 Duke St.
From the owners of Grand Cru, Bistro Sancerre boasts a large, elegant dining space, plus a seasonal outdoor patio. The menu offers French classics like fresh-baked artisanal bread, foie gras terrine, and onion soup with gruyere cheese. There's also steak frites, filet mignon and a New York strip, as well as a few Italian-accented items, like macaroni and cheese with white cheddar and gruyere, and the butternut squash risotto.
Rather than receiving a wine list, guests are invited to peruse wine shelves and pick a bottle that meets their specifications, or sample a wine flight. There's also a full bar.
Genuine Water Bagels
Now open at 305 S. Washington St. in Old Town is Genuine Water Bagels.
The shop's New York-style bagels are hand-rolled, boiled and baked on site to ensure a crispy outside and chewy inside. They come in a variety of flavors, from plain and salted to Asiago cheese and everything. Ask for a smear of cream cheese or get a full sandwich, like tomato, lox and capers.
Finally, Java Grill recently opened its doors where Bread & Chocolate used to be at 611 King St. in Old Town.
This neighborhood hangout has you covered from morning — when it offers pastries, omelets and lots of coffee options — until night — when bottles of wine and craft beer rule the roost. Throughout the day, you'll find a menu of soups, sandwiches, salads and main dishes, like steak and seafood, plus hand-rolled gelato in flavor combos you design yourself.