Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria
Went here for my BirthdayWent here for my Birthday and we were seated right away. Our table was right next to the water and we enjoyed watching the boats dock and leave the marina. Great ambience, good food. Try the key lime pie and hot lava chocolate for dessert.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRegular dinerI go to the Chart House whenever I have guests from out of town. They ways enjoy its food, it's location near the Torpedo Factory and the possibility of taking boat rides. It is a gem for Alexandria.
The food and service were excellent.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit. I had a groupFirst visit. I had a group of 6 for a graduation dinner and everything was great. Although they do not reserve window tables I requested one. They gave us a window table which made for a fantastic view of the water and boats. I will go back. Appitizers were good and our entrees too. Service was good.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but the food was inconsistentThe service at the Chart house was good, we were not ignored nor were we hovered over. The food was either well spiced or not spiced enough. I ordered the soup trio, all three were very good however, the crab soup, they went very heavy on the sherry and it was rather spicy. I then had the Chart House Sampler. The tuna tartare had no flavor except for the sauce, the plantain chips needed more seasoning and the lobster spring roll was good except I normally don't find coleslaw in a spring roll, so that was a surprise. Overall the view was perfect and it wasn't too loud as this was a Saturday lunch. Advice - if you are sensitive to spice, be sure to ask your server first before ordering items!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food once we got our tablePros: The food was great, we had oysters and a jumbo shrimp cocktail to start, I had the NY strip and she had the blackened Tuna. The jumbo shrimp cocktail was our favorite and we were both very pleased with our entrees. Our waited was very nice and knowledgeable, not to pushy
Cons: We had a reservation for 8:00 and showed up around 7:55. They told me that they were cleaning off our table and they would seat us momentarily. We watched numerous people who did not have reservations get seated before us, I finally went up at 8:15 to check and was told we were next. Finally at 8:20 we were seated in a giant booth that was set for 6 people, very frustrating when people don’t honor reservations.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a party of nine toWe had a party of nine to celebrate a special occasion - the experience at Chart House was wonderful! Great table overlooking the Potomac River, great food and great service!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThank youThe Chart House made a special family occasion very special by personalizing the menu. The attention to detail was wonderful.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerI have been here many times before but this was by far the best experience I have had. It was my 1 year anniversary and when we arrived they asked if we would like to wait an extra 10 minutes for a romantic window seat because a few couples were just finishing up. We said yes and then sat at the bar for a drink. We had just enough time to order our drinks, have a few sips, and then our table was read. The menus came with a customize message at the top wishing us a happy anniversary! The waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and didn't over crowd us. The food was AMAZING. We had the crab, mango and avocado app, the crab stuffed halibut, and the prime rib. Finished it off with that chocolate lava dessert...WOW!!! What a night! :)5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the Charts good!From start to finish - a great meal. Service was excellent, nice scenic view. From the calamari appetizer ( quite possibly the best that I have ever had) to the wine, the entree (Parmesan encrusted snapper - a must try) to the espresso and the signature Godiva chocolate cake. Great recommendations from the staff. I am already looking for a reason to go back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation LunchMy family, friends, and I had a post-graduation lunch at Chart House in Alexandria. The food was wonderful and the service and atmosphere were excellent. All in all, a memorable experience. It is a pricey restaurant but worth every penny.,5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinnerThe food was prepared perfectly. The service was excellent. Great experience5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt took us two tries to getIt took us two tries to get in (we were able to book a reservation through Open Table) Reservation are a must. All and all a great place to have good food, good service and all with a view.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSeaside diningThe restaurant has a professional yet very personable atmosphere, The servers take time to not just discuss the menu items available but to engage in brief conversations about other topics such as the weather, to give you a compliment about your attire, try to accommodate your requests for a table change, etc. The service is prompt and is consistently good. Crab cakes and lava cake are my favorite. Prices are reasonable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst dateGreat ambiance and very romantic. The food was ok (a bit dry), but overall I did enjoy myself. The staff was excellent and accomodating. The view was awesome and definitely helped create a very serene feel. My date who is not much of a restaurant goer also loved the ambiance. Oh .... the Mango Mojito was great!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMcustomer service was great
foodcustomer service was great
food presentation was great
extra touch with birthday person name added to menu was a great surprise
clean5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfectThe service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I went there for a business dinner and my guest loved the atmosphere, food and service.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWe went to the Chart House to celebrate a birthday. The food was great! The service was excellent! The ambience and scenic view was wonderful! We were able to get a window seat which enhanced our experience. Our waiter JT was awesome!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatBeen here when my kids were very young.(About 6 years ago) Made it seems like it was yesterday. Servers are knowledgeable. Took our drink order and never wrote down. PROFESSIONAL. As we say in the military BRAVO ZULU.
THE CARTERS5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Mom's Day Lunch at Chart HouseFood was good, service was terrific, beautiful day to walk around Old Town Alexandria. We had reservations and were seated right away.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMyummayThis spot never ceases to amaze me with it's delicious food and awesome service!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI Love Chart HouseI live in Alexandria, so I have been to Chart House many times. For me it is the best restaurant in Old Town for happy hour; great deal and great food quality. There is no junk food on their happy hour menu. I always celebrate Mother's Day at Chart House and the food and service is always excellent. Also it is the best restaurant in town for brunch with an option of a great salad bar by itself or for 1/2 of the price with any entree. I strongly recommend Chart House5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day ExperienceMy wife was very impressed with my choice of restaurants to celebrate her 1st Mother's Day.
She raved about the menu, the service and the overall ambiance. This will definitely be recommended to all
Our friends and family.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMchart house was awesome!self explanatory from making the reservations, getting scenic//window view, and receiving terrific service from the restaraunt TEAM (yes the waiters/waitresses) worked the upper section of the restaraunt together -- dont always see equal team support5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful brunchFrom the view to the service and the food we loved our Sunday brunch5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFix the outside patio.......itFix the outside patio.......it hold water when it rains. We sat out there and ate during last Saturdays storm. We were almost swept away by the standing water.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceGreat food, incredible view, classy restaurant and good service. Can't ask for much more!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a bit hit or miss..I went to the Chart House on Saturday night and we had a nice table near the windows, our server was excellent and the drinks were great (highly recommend the Cucumber Cooler). But, the food is always a little bit hit or miss here, unfortunately.
We started out with the crab, avocado and mango stack and an order of the oysters Rockefeller which were both excellent. In fact, I'm still thinking about those oysters.
One of my friends had the stuffed flounder and myself and my other friend both went for the Snapper Hemingway. While mine was fine, both of my friends said that their fish was dry and the coconut, ginger rice that was served with the snapper sounded like it would be awesome, but really didn't have much flavor at all.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great dining!Whenever I come to Alexandria, the Chart House is a must! Never Disappointed. The salad bar is always outstanding.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Brunch - best in AlexandriaThe food was great, with a wonderful selection and salad bar for a great price. Service was great despite the post-church crowd and a beautiful day to walk along the harbor. A must for a relaxing Sunday out, as well as entertaining guests from out of town.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great mealFrom an on-time seating through to the end of the meal, once again we had a great time. Service was timely and perfect, food was suiperb as usual. We were pleased with the surprise at having a table right by the windows overlooking the river.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Anniversary placeI sent my parents here for their 31st wedding anniversary, and they were beyond blown away! Scenic window seat, fireplace, special message printed on the menu (which they got to keep), great food, great service. 31 years is something to celebrate, and Chart House helped them do it up in style. Great place!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommendChart house is one of my favorite resturants...great atmosphere, excellent food, very good service and reasonably priced.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFlawless dining experience.Seated promptly at our reservation time; excellent, attentive service; perfectly prepared and presented dinners. Absolutely recommend for a special occasion.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Chart House never disappointsThe Chart House never disappoints the food, service and LAVA cake were outstanding!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceVery nice and well-trained staff and pleasant relaxing atmosphere. Long list of wine available from different countries. Food is good too. Overall, it's a good value for your money restaurant, and I highly recommend it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary DinnerEverything we asked for was taken care of by the staff at the CH. The waiter we had was very knowledgeable about the wine & food. My husband ordered the salmon, it was cooked to perfection, I ordered the prime rib medium rare and it came out well done and dry. I notified the waiter he immediately acknowledge that it was over cooked and took it away and told me he would get me another asap. Meanwhile a young lady (she introduced herself as the assistant floor manager) came over and told us that the prime rib was not over cooked, it was how the light was hitting the plate, the sun shinny in through the window! I had to laugh.. Please! After a brief unsuccessful conversation with her, our waiter brought me a medium rare perfect piece.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!!! TheWonderful experience!!! The staff were very professional!!! I work in a hotel and will definitely refer this restaurant.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIntroduction to seafoodMy niece came to town for her first visit to DC. We are from the midwest so when she said she hadn't had seafood before I knew we had to go to the Chart House. We ordered calamari, coconut shrimp, crab and lobster rolls, and of course crab cakes. She had a ball and her introduction to seafood was a success! Our waiter was awesome and although we reserved for a late (10:15 seating) dinner our waiter was totally attentive and not overbearing.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful PlaceI counted on ChartHouse to come through for my boyfriends 40th birthday and once again, they didn't let me down. Not a first time patron by far, I'm amazed each time I visit. The staff and attention to detail is leading by far. The chef never disappoints. The fire room in Alexandria is the perfect spot to enhance a romantic evening.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is probably one of myThis is probably one of my favorite resturants if you ever get a chance to sit in the fire room on a date please do. Especially at night. and the Shrimp Fresca is to die for!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPersonal Comments:
Of course,Personal Comments:
Of course, there's not a bad seat in the entire restaurant, but on yesterday, we dined exclusively away from the lunch rush. We celebrated a birthday and although it was raining outside the view was GREAT!!!
I have never had a bad dining experience at the Chart House. Our waitress was Chelsea and she was phenomenal!!!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCharthouse is ALWAYS fantastic!Charthouse is ALWAYS fantastic! We love going there.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceSuperb food and an excellent waiter who was attentive, articulate and easily explained menu options. I believe his name was Josh.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMScheduling was easy onlineScheduling was easy online and the early reservation provided time to walk 'Old Town' after. The view was great and the food very good. Service was great as well. Whether a special occasion, 'date nite' or just a different approach to a night out, Chart House was a great way to start it out.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMProblem with wife's dinnerProblem with wife's dinner but wait staff and Manager resloved the issue. Manager went out of his way to please my wife with a new and correct meal. Thanks.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful personalized experience.My wife and I chose the Chart House to enjoy our first anniversary dinner. We had eaten at the Chart House in Savannah on one of our fist trips together, so the restaurant was already special. Booking through OpenTable, I requested a river view and mentioned that it was our anniversary. We arrived and were greeted and told "Happy Anniversary", we were then taken to our river view seating for a wonderful meal. While our waitress could have been a little more attentive, overall, our experience was grand, and we will certainly eat at the Chart House on our next trip to the Capitol. To finish off a wonderful evening, we were presented with our customized menus, that had also welcomed us for our anniversary.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit disappointed on theA bit disappointed on the small bar with no standing room or any place to sit and have a drink while you wait for your table.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOut server Tyler was wonderfulOut server Tyler was wonderful and made sure we were well cared for, Thank you. We had a wonderful night!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chefs have to be commended.The chefs have to be commended. The calamari was just perfectly cooked and the blackened halibut was melt in your mouth! We were a group of 3 celebrating a birthday and everyone enjoyed their meal tremendously. We were already planning on coming another time because of the food and ambience. If you like seafood, this is the place to come.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location, scenic viewThe food was good and so was the service. But the restaurant tends to be too noisy for my particular taste.
Location is great!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM