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Alex Restaurant


Alex Restaurant

Alex Restaurant
Speakeasy Jazz nights at The Alex

Join us at The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar, where we feature the region's top jazz artists every Saturday evening. This series sells out nearly every week, so make your reservations today at OpenTable.


The Alex is an intimate cocktail lounge and restaurant with an eclectic dťcor and varied menu of American fare. Settle in to one of the overstuffed Empire sofas, sip hand crafted beverages from our craft cocktail menu, share appetizers or enjoy a three course dinner, all while experiencing the classic stylings of these incredible vocalists and musicians.


This authentic craft cocktail cellar and speakeasy at the Graham Georgetown is the ideal venue to celebrate these exciting artists on Saturdays from 8pm to 11pm:

Steve Washington
Saturday, January 5

Steve Washington
Steve Washington's latest CD, "Right To Love," is winning over critics and drawing new fans both at home and overseas. Ron Forman of Cabaret Scenes sums it up best: "It was indeed a pleasure to hear the romantic and dramatic voice of Steve Washington. He is a jazz singer in the great tradition of Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman and Joe Williams." Steve performs with Chris Grasso, piano, and Zack Pride, bass.

Saturday, January 12

Elin Brazilian Trio
Downbeat Magazine says Elin's debut CD "has all the wonder of a magical discovery." One of DC's leading performers of Brazilian music, Elin has twice sold out Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center and toured worldwide. She also collaborates with the renowned Thievery Corporation. Elin appears with Dani Cortaza, guitar, and Michael Bowie, bass.

Lena Seikaly
Saturday, January 19

Lena Seikaly
Lena Seikaly has established herself among the ranks of the city's most in-demand vocalists. She's been an artist in residence at Strathmore and a semi-finalist in the Thelonius Monk Competition. She's performed at the city's top venues, from Blues Alley to the Kennedy Center. The City Paper's Mike West calls her most recent CD "the work of a supremely confident master of her instrument." Lena performs with Chris Grasso, piano, and Marco Panascia, bass.

Nicole Saphos
Saturday, January 26

Nicole Saphos Trio
For as long as she can remember, jazz bassist and singer-songwriter Nicole Saphos has always gotten lost in the elegant emotionality of The Great American Songbook. The Los Angeles native graduated from Temple University in 2012, relocated to DC, and began her professional music career in earnest. Downbeat Magazine describes her as a “distinctive & warm presence on the bandstand”. In Fall 2016, she released her critically acclaimed debut album, “Tiptoe”. She'll appear with her regular trio: John Lee, guitar, and Ele Rubenstein, drums.

Coming Up:

February 2: Akua Allrich
February 9: Paige Wroble
February 16: Stephanie Nakasian
February 23: Shacara Rogers


Seating is limited, reserve today!

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NOTE: A $20.00 minimum per person is required, excluding tax and gratuity.
Discounted valet parking is available with restaurant validation.


The Alex

Cocktails and Dinner
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 12am

The Graham Georgetown

1075 Thomas Jefferson Street
Washington, DC 20024


For booking information, or to join Chris' e-mail list, contact: .

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