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Whiskey & Oyster Sets Opening Date

Posted on Apr 26,2019
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,
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Source Alexandria living magazine

BY MARY ANN BARTON

ALEXANDRIA, VA. -
One of Alexandria's most highly anticipated restaurants, Whiskey & Oyster, has set an opening date of May 15, owner Mike Anderson said Wednesday.

Anderson spoke enthusiastically about his 15th restaurant to open in a career that began in 1979. The eatery, at 301 John Carlyle St. in Alexandria's Carlyle District, will be one of six the Anderson family is currently operating in Alexandria as part of the Homegrown Restaurant Group.

Whiskey & Oyster will offer seating for 100 inside and 50 outside for lunch and dinner in a comfortable, vibrant atmosphere with hints of the sea found in local artwork and decor. Look for booth and banquette seating in the dining area, as well as a bar, an oyster bar and a handmade large-group table, inlaid with oyster shells, that seats 16. Free parking for restaurant patrons will be available in the building's garage after 5 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday.

"When we go into an area we try to see what's missing," Anderson said. "Down here obviously barbecue was missing so we opened Sweetfire Donna's. My wife Donna gets full credit for that, I take no credit for that success. And it [Caryle] was missing a Mexican joint, so we opened Tequila & Taco. We felt citywide there was a need for a seafood restaurant. They're difficult to do well."

Source Alexandria living magazine



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