Looking for a brand new watering hole with a view?
Head to the waterfront and give Barca Pier & Wine Bar a try. The latest offering from Alexandria Restaurant Partners combines delicious food and drink with an incredible atmosphere. A swanky new restaurant on what used to be a commercial pier? Sign me up!
- Address: 2 Pioneer Mill Way | Alexandria, VA
- Phone: (703) 638-1100
- Website: Barca Pier & Wine Bar
- Parking: Metered street parking and nearby pay garages
Barca Pier is open for lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner, so make sure you check out the website for updates and specials. You can also click here to make reservations.
Menu items will take you on a culinary taste tour across the ocean with classic Spanish tapas and Mediterranean specialties. You can get everything from garlic shrimp, Serrano ham croquetas, and freshly made hummus to go with your wine. Stone fruit sangria flavored with cherry, peach, and orange blossom water—don't mind if I do! Make sure you save room for the Crema Catalan with sour cherry compote.
“When creating the menu, we wanted to emphasize super simple, clean flavors. Many of the ingredients are sourced from Spain, with a focus on quality and simplicity," said Corporate Chef/Partner Brandon Whitestone.
In addition to providing the neighborhood with an innovative gourmet menu, the restaurant has created plenty of new jobs for the locals. The next time you're in the mood for dinner and some people-watching, order up some tapas and pull up a seat at Barca Pier. If you'd rather drink your supper, belly up to the Wine Bar and be sure to get some of the imported Jamon Iberico de Bellota.
*Photos courtesy of Alexandria Restaurant Partners
Will you be checking out this fun new waterfront restaurant? Have you tried the food at Barca Pier yet? Let us know what you thought in the comments.