Restaurant Refresh in Carlyle

Artfully Chocolate in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia is taking its business to the next level by becoming a bistro and wine bar.  The store will retain all of the features that customers have come to love like unique gifts, hand crafted chocolate and amazing ice cream. But starting THIS FRIDAY (6/13), it will also morph into a French-style bistro. You can view the new menu at this link.

Breakfast will be served continental style. Lunch will feature croissant sandwiches, seasonal soups, croque monsieur, charcuterie, lunch crepes and more. Dinner will taste like it came direct from a Parisian creperie–with beef bourguignon, coquille St. Jacques, and ratatouille to name just a few.
The desserts will be decadent and build on our existing reputation for all things chocolate. Domestic and international wines and craft beers will be carefully selected to pair with our new menu. Artfully Chocolate will be a true gastronomical destination.
The location is open from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM M-F, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Sundays. You can follow them on Facebook at this link.

And down the block. Pho 33, Vietnamese Kitchen, has opened in the location previously occupied by Sushi Naru at 540 John Carlyle Street. They serve popular Vietnamese dishes- pho, banh mi, summer rolls and much more, all made using fresh ingredients and traditional recipes. Open 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., check out their website at