Majestic Cafe Closed ... For Now

Alexandria's popular Majestic Café has closed its doors for a makeover. In his dining chat today, The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema confirms the rumors that the restaurant had closed and reports that it will reopen as something "completely different" in about six weeks.

The restaurant's web site proclaims that the "new Majestic" will return in the spring with a new chef, new menu and new look.

In related news, former Majestic head chef Joe Raffa will have to wait a little longer for his new roost, Oyamel, to open its doors. Construction delays have apparently pushed back the mid-February target opening a little. Stay tuned.