Dine At A Presidential Hotspot Near Ovation At Park Crest

Nearby Alexandria, Virginia is home to several restaurants that have served U.S. presidents and their families. If you would like to dine at a presidential hotspot near Ovation at Park Crest, they include:

Gadsby’s Tavern

Nestled in Old Town, Gadsby’s Tavern is a fine dining establishment that opened in 1777. Since the city’s founding as a seaport, it has welcomed visitors from near and far, with places such as Gadsby’s provided them with a place to rest, eat, and hold political discussions. Several presidents have dined here including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. Guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in the Colonial dining room and the menu includes Beef Bordeloise, Shellfish Newberg, and Meat Loaf a la Daube.


Selected as one of Washington’s 100 best restaurants, Vermilion offers simple, modern American fare in a warm atmosphere where President Obama and the first lady enjoyed a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Chef William Morris has more than eighteen years of culinary experience and he uses local, farm raised products whenever possible. Meals include Crispy Striped Sea Bass, Roasted Potato Gnocchi, and Berkshire Pork Loin.

Union Street Public House 

Since 1986, the Union Street Public House has occupied a renovated Colonial Warehouse that features a cozy atmosphere complete with wood beams and chandeliers. It’s known as Old Town’s favorite tap and grill and First Lady Michelle Obama enjoyed a meal here with daughter Malia. The menu features revolutionary American cuisine and options include Pan Seared Rockfish, Grilled Filet Mignon, and Cuban Pork Sandwiches.

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Some firsts deserve an Ovation.

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