Mackie's Bar and Grill - Alexandria
The family-owned eatery is considered one of the best in the area, offering diners premium steakhouse classics in a casual, neighborhood atmosphere. Rated high on Open Table, it's a draw for those who live in the Old Town neighborhood in Alexandria.
Crimson walls paired with cherrywood accents add to the modern elements of Mackie's. It strives to be the sort of steakhouse that diners can visit frequently. Daily specials are marked out on a chalkboard. There are also daily happy hour specials, including deals on cocktails and half-priced bottles of wine as well as bar bites like crab cakes and burgers.
All the beef originates from Shenandoah Valley Family Farms--one of a handful of small family farms in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. It's all locally raised on a farm that's environmentally friendly. The cows, of course, are all treated humanely.
Diners may choose from two dry-aged steaks: a 30-day, dry-aged New York strip or 30-day, dry-aged ribeye. Other steak choices include a New York strip au poivre, ribeye and filet mignon. Non-steak choices range from lobster ravioli to pan-roasted chicken breast.