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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria
Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Phone: (703) 684-5080
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Paul Lewis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Street
  • Public Transit: King Street Metro Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are several public parking lots on Union Street adjacent to our restaurant.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria behind the Torpedo Factory, Chart House is the area’s only waterfront dining location. It boasts panoramic views of the Potomac River, Woodrow Wilson Bridge & the U.S. Capitol Building. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh seafood specialties to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, New Wave Surf & Turf & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines, & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Waterfront dining at its best! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great the service was amazing! The waiter went out if his way to make sure everything was good. Best seafood Loved it 5 stars"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was my first time going and it was a great place to go! I took my wife here for our anniversary and she really enjoyed it! We are big restaurant goers in addition to me serving in the military and I was told about Chart house from another military professional. I will definitely pass the word. Overall, I was very impressed! Great customer service! The waiter was really good. She made sure we were taken care. We had a great view, the drinks was served timely manner and the food was terrific. We will come back. Keep up the great work."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My wife and I came to the Chart House to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted above usual dining and got gourmet. The wine, food, service and atmosphere was everything we hoped for and more. Thank you for making this occasion even more memorable."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I would choose chart house again only for the view and only if I could sit outside by the water. The food was very expensive but taste was average. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food with great, the staff professional and efficient. We had no complaints of dirty silverware or plates. They quickly removed plates and glasses from table after each course. The window table was great. The menus with the personalized birthday wish was excellent."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We met some very special friends here and had a great, leisurely dining experience! The food was exceptional and we were not rushed!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was great selection with 99 cent mimosas."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our experience was awesome and the server was top of the line!! Excellent and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have been to the chart house many, many times, it is one of my favorite places. This time I was so disappointed in the service for one, we did not see our waiter once after we received our food until we had to track down another waiter and ask for our check. The food was not good either this time around, I ordered a steak medium and it was cooked well done and cold; to be fair my wife's fish was good and cooked perfect."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Chart House is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion or just to dine, beautiful restaurant, great food, wonderful service and a great deck overlooking the Potomac. Chart House is a 5 star restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We continually return to Charthouse because of it's consistent quality in food and service. Recently they changed the way they made our favorite chicken dish and the manager recommended we request that they fix it the old way and they did without question. What a wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went here on Valentines day this year. The place is very romantic and has a great view of the harbor area in Old Town. The service was excellent and the food as well. We had the clam chowder, crab cake, scallops and cod/lobster dishes. Everything was delightful. There were 5 scallops on the dish as opposed to 3 or 4 as other places. The crab cake and clam chowder were very good. The cod/lobster dish was good, not exceptional. This is definitely a good place for a special occasion. Tip: try getting reservations for a window seat so you can take in the view."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Four of us went there to celebrate my friend's birthday. It was a Tuesday and the restaurant was not busy. We came a bit earlier than our reservation, but they still seated us near a window overlooking the water. It was quite scenic. The waiter was Leslie from Haiti and he was superb. He had only been working there for a week, but knew the menu inside and out, and was very pleasant. The service was great. Two of us had the prime rib (end cut) which was superb. The other two had fish and seafood which was also excellent. All-in-all, the time spent here was wonderful and the birthday celebration was joyous."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food and service at the chat house was outstanding. We visited during the 4th of July weekend, and it was great. We were given a choice of lunch or dinner menu due to us arriving at 3pm. I had the crabmeat and avocado appetizer as a lunch entree which was a perfect portion and delicious. Also, try the Mango mojito for a refreshing change to an old classic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Chart House is a great restaurant and I have spent numerous special occassions there, but the food is not great and the service was not focused on making this a special event. Everyone in our party complained afterwards that none of our meals were delivered as ordered and the waiter continuously forgot things we had ordered, frustrating many in our group. This was an opportunity for us to spend time with our family prior to going overseas for two years, but the lack of attention to our table and poor food quality didn't live up to our expectations of this restaurant. This is a great location with a great ambiance, but I hope they can improve their service and food quality before we attempt to return again (if we do)."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went to Charthouse for dinner on a Thursday night. Very calming and great scenery. A bit pricey (two drinks and two entrees totaled about $120). Sea Bass is flavorful but make sure to order sides since it only comes with rice. Not sure if I will be returning for a full course meal however the drinks and scenery were pleasing. Nice date place."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Book worked perfectly, except you cannot reserve window table. Food good, but not fantastic as price is high. Service adequate enthusiastic waiter. However ladies rest room shared with public so massive queue, my wife could not use after meal; major inconvenience which staff aware but shrug shoulders!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was good but portions were a little small for some dishes. We ordered the pan seared scallops for 35$ and only had 5 scallops. That's 7$ a scallop. Would have been happier if there were about 10 on the plate. The other dish we got was great! Huge chunks of crab."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "One issue that we have is that the table was not cleared from the previous patrons. That is why I give the Chart House three stars because customer service is very important and to bring you customers to a table that was not ready mean there is some type of miscommunication."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants because of the seafood menu and the opportunity to eat outside near the water. This restaurant was well managed on the 4th of July holiday and was packed with locals and tourists for sure."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was a great overall experience. The meal was a top 5 meal of my life. Service was amazing and everyone was helpful and friendly. Will be going back very soon."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great view, service & food. It's still one of my favorite restaurants that consistently hits the mark."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My daughter and I were there on a trip to DC. They have a notable salad bar and the She crab soup is real which is important to me. Very professional wait staff. A little pricey. Overall we had a great experience and I would go back again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food, service always great -- calamari wasn't good at all - surprising. Everything else was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Booking on Opentable.com was simple and efficient. Chart House has a unique and perfect location on the Potomac reminding everyone that Alexandria was a seaport. The quality of service, food and drink has been maintained and everyone in my group was completely happy. One extra plus is that the dining area is quiet, allowing for conversation without having to compete with the ubiquitous music that most other restaurants seem to find necessary nowadays."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food way over priced for quality. Would not go back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our waiter, Mike, was superb. We advised him that it had been nine months since the three of us had been together and we needed some quiet time. His response was perfect. He was there when we needed him but did not rush us or seem to imply we should be moving on. He clearly sensed that this was an important conversation and he was so respectful of our needs. Six stars for Mike! And, the view was just as we requested and the food excellent. The Chart House may become our go-to restaurant for our occasional lunches through out the year."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the Charthouse. It had been nearly a decade since my last visit, but the food was as good as ever, the service was attentive, and I was recommended a wonderful meal. It is not a cheap restaurant, but you certainly get what you pay for (which is really what concerns me with 'fine dining')."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Amazing food, brunch entrees and salad bar. Reasonably priced. Plus champagne for $.99! Great service. Always consistant. Perfect location."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "the food was great, the atmosphere was perfect, the waitress was very attentive, the view was spectacular"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I'm really glad that I was able to make a reservation online. The Chart House was bustling on Friday night but we were able to go right in and was seated immediately. Our waitress seemed to have been somewhat preoccupied but besides that slight inconvenience our dining experience was great and our food was, as usual, for the Chart House - DELICIOUS! I had not dined there for a while but I wanted my husband to enjoy a nice birthday meal, and he did. So, keep up the good work you guys."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Chart House has a great dining atmosphere and view from the Potomac. For those looking to see Old Town, the Chart House is a great way to end the evening! The menu selection is great, and they were able to modify a meal for a picky eater in our group. My only complaint was that the service was a tad slow, but otherwise, a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Chart House made my mom's birthday a great experience. From wishing her a happy birthday on her menu to accommodating extra guest that weren't in my original count. Kenneth, our waiter, was excellent. Also the manager (not sure of his name) continued to check on us. I had a great time. Food was delicious and the salad bar was great. I would recommend this place every time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "While we enjoyed the nice location of our table and a generally good view of the river, the waiter oko too long to take our main fish orders and the food itself took too long. My plate was also very smudgy ( did not look clean)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We're very glad we tried the Chart House in Alexandria, VA. A friend recommended and we weren't disappointed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Hardly saw waiter. Food price jumped 2-3 times since I've been there a couple of years ago; wouldn't mind it if food quality and taste was up to par with price. Sadly won't go back. Everything was over cooked and fish smelled old."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Very pleased with the number of selections on the gluten free menu. The service was great, food was deeelish, and the view of the Potomac was lovely."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were celebrating my husband's birthday and everything went perfect. Had a "round table" where we could all visit. It was near the window for a perfect view but was back where it was quiet so we could hear each other. The service and the food was perfect. Love the Chart House"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Charthouse continues to be one of my favorite dining locations. Unmatched location, great food, excellent service"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "As an oyster fanatic, this is not a place to come for fresh-shucked oysters. Those tiny things were mangled by the schuckster, with half of each oyster missing and lots of oyster shards. They were billed as blue points, but were probably not... Bad luck of the draw, or someone in training?"
    Dined on 6/27/2014