Restaurant Review: Matt & Tony's is Cultivating Community in Del Ray

Story by Wesley Jefferies

Matt and Tony’s is a modern upscale take on the all-American diner in the heart of Del Ray that is sure to become a neighborhood hit. Inspired by his late great-grandfather Anton, or “Tony,” who was a renowned Austrian pastry chef, owner Matt Sloan has created a unique gathering space designed to stimulate conversation and cultivate community for years to come. Upon entering, one immediately notices the visually arresting but elegant contrasts created by industrial brick walls, sleek wood floors and leafy decor in an open floor plan that announces a fresh and welcoming approach to a classic American institution. The menu includes all-day breakfast with creative takes on diner comfort food as well as eye-catching options for dinner. Be sure to try the biscuits and gravy dish with andouille sausage and a chicken chorizo gravy that weaves in a lively concerto of spicy and savory notes.


1501 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria