Cafe 1823, the Flamingo, & the Refectory

Cafe 1823

Named to honor VTS’s founding year, Café 1823 seeks to serve the extended VTS Community of students, faculty, staff, friends, and visitors by providing a convivial atmosphere with good food, an extensive menu of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and varied programming. On any given evening in Café 1823 you may find local parishes using the space for meetings and discussions; students eating their evening meal; neighbors—particularly our friends from neighboring Episcopal High School and St. Stephens and St. Agnes School—catching up after a day at work; or members of the VTS staff and faculty enjoying each other’s company in a relaxed environment.

To ensure the best experience for our patrons, 1823 memberships are now available. As a member, you’ll receive notification of discounts and specials and will help us better serve and connect with you. In addition to the VTS community of students, staff, faculty, alumni, donors and Board members, membership is open to anyone recommended by a member of the VTS community. For details, speak with a member of the 1823 staff.

The Refectory

The Refectory serves meals to Seminary students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors. Meal tickets are available to visitors for purchase.

Open Hours

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  • Cafe 1823 Hours This Week

    Sun. to Thurs.: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Fri. to Sat.: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    Hours subject to minor change

    Kitchen closes at 9:30 pm each night
Café 1823 is open seven days a week: Sunday to Thursday, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Café 1823 will be closed at the following times:
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday; and one week during the summer (usually towards the end of July/early August). 
Additionally, Café 1823 will follow the Seminary closures for inclement weather. Announcements about closures are available on the VTS website.

Membership Form

Joining is easy
and requires no fee.


Simply download a form or ask for one in the café and return the completed form there. In the meantime, we look forward to serving you in 1823!
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory