Farmer & The Seahorse
Award-winning Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey helms the newest Alexandria restaurant, a follow-up to his wildly successful Green Acre. Enjoy the inventive dishes he is known for, inspired by the bounty produced by local farmers, the freshest catch from the Pacific coastal waters, and more.
Picnic tables and shady decks across an expansive lawn beckon you to sip mimosas and Bloody Marys, sangrias and micheladas, plus libations like the Dancing Embers (charred- pineapple–infused mezcal, house cilantro bitters and poblano liqueur) or the salted Watermelon Gimlet at Farmer & The Seahorse. Menu favorites include four different toasts–smashed avocado, truffled mushroom, wild blueberry and stracciatella, or miso-cured salmon–plus breakfast fried rice, double smash burgers, and a chimichurri steak sandwich.
How to book: Reservations for patio dining can be made online.
The cocktail menu includes the usual mims and Marys, sangrias, sangritas, and micheladas, plus high-test libations, including Coffee Spike with Buffalo Trace bourbon cream, Licor 43, and Frangelico. Favorite menu items include a quartet of toasts—smashed avocado, truffled mushroom, wild blueberry, and stracciatella or beet-cured salmon—plus a savory waffle and fried chicken combo, Bananas Foster French toast, hefty grass-fed burgers, and shrimp and lobster rolls. Their spacious, shaded, and string-lit patio offers a stunning view of the restaurant’s gardens, encouraging guests to kick back and stay for a while. Brunch is available on weekends from 10 am to 2 pm.
How to book: Reservations are recommended and can be made online. Walk-ins are accepted if seating is available.