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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
  • "Everything about this place is amazing. The meal was delicious. The ambience was great for many occasions. It was quiet enough to have a very pleasant evening alone. The service was impeccable and the manager made you feel right at home."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We come here on an annual basis... for my birthday. My friend and I always enjoy the food and waitstaff. The meals were fabulous! And the desert is so delicious! We'll be back next year!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Have been going to the Chart House for years and keep going back because it is always Good!! Food, service and view. Great summer spot."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "nice place, we will return. friends recommended and they were correct."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Loved everything, however, we had some problems with ants."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Brunch was excellent. We'll definitely be back. .99 cent champagne and mimosas are a WIN for us."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Was visiting the area and wen there on a recommendation. Nice spot on the water and great food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I always do my research before visiting a new place and the Chart House was well recommended for everything i was looking for. It was my fiance's Birthday and i wanted something she would remember. I got an A+, The dinner was excellent, the view was amazing and we even had fireworks with dessert."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was great.We were lucky enough to get a window seat. I would definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Chart House is one of those restaurants we save for special occasions, but after each experience we wonder why we waited so long. We arrived 45 minutes ahead of our reservation, but were accommodated quickly. We found the salad bar conspicuously sparse in comparison to previous visits, however everything was fresh and delicious. My partner's parmesan encrusted snapper received a hearty thumbs-up. My stuffed shrimp/filet medallions combo was very good, but made me long for my usual choice of crab cakes. The shrimp were perfect, but the medallions a bit chewy. No one does crab cakes better than Chart House so I will definitely return to my default choice in the future. Service this night was excellent as always."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Energetic - meaning WAY, WAY to loud !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was my first time at a chart house and it was delicious! Our server was great! She never rushed us and knew the menu well. My only "complaint" would be that the wasbi flavored mashed potatoes were not very spicy. They were good, but just tasted like regular yukon gold potatoes. I was looking for some real flavor and spice, at least enough to make my nose run. But that doesn't take away from the experience at all. Would definitely recommend the location, and sit outside if you can. Lovely view."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It's always an enjoyable time at the Chart House. The food and service is always good. I usually order seafood but this time I ordered a steak and I was quite surprised at how good it was. Wonderful experience every time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The table had a beautiful view, but the fish was dry and our waiter was very hard to understand. He also did not bring us 3 different things we had asked for."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food and service but the restaurant is looking tired with paint cracking and fading, chairs marked etc. For the price, and with such a great location bringing in the crowds, I would have expected the owners to invest more in keeping the decor fresh."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I always look forward to going to The Chart House. The food is good, and the setting is SPECTACULAR. Set on the banks of the Potomac River in historic Old Town Alexandria, you can't go wrong. Service is always good, the diversity of the menu appeals to many, and the salad bar is a winner. Whether you're seated indoors or outdoors, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is the badest Charthouse i have ever been. Dirty, bad food and very bad service!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our server Richard was wonderful! He had great recommendations and a good sense of humor. Service and food were superb!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend to Chart House for his birthday. He loved it...the food, the ambience (patio dining), the mango mojito... we would definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Really enjoyable dinner! Food and service were excellent!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant overlooking the Potomac River. Outstanding food and good service."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Chart House. Our waiter was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great service, and wonderful view of the harbor"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The crab cakes appetizer was awesome. I'd go there again just for that. But the entree was bland and the manager said that the chef was being stingy with his sauce. We had the lava cake which was good but slow to come out even though we ordered it early. They gave us the lava cake which was also very good but nothing we couldn't make at home. Service was attentive but nothing exceptional. Would I return? If I was with a group that wanted the waterfront view, then yes. Just us, probably not."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We love coming to your alexandria location to get some good seafood with a great view. your staff is always attentive. Keep up the good work"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "All four of us ordered something different and we were all very pleased with our entrees. The blue cheese crab dip appetizer was excellent and plenty for us to share. The Red Snapper special was delicious - not overloaded with spices but very flavorful and well prepared. Love the waterfront area and all the goings on outside on the docks."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great atmosphere with an amazing view over the river. The Macadamia Crusted Mahi and Prime Rib are delicious!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Natalia was fantastic! Best service we've had in a very long time! She was very attentive and helpful - her service made our entire experience wonderful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food and views. Only downer was the server kept pushing things like the Landry club for frequent diners and a $10.99 lava cake. We understood the cake required some prep time. But before she took our drink order she was pushing the cake. It was a turn off. Noise level was also not good. Otherwise a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "All aspects of our dinner were beyond expectations! Our reservation was made for my wife's birthday. I put a small note in during my online reservation, not really expecting anyone to read it. I was wrong! We were greated right away and the hostess promptly wished my wife happy birthday. The sat us at a great table with a perfect view. After looking at the menu for a minute my wife was totally surprised to see a happy birthday message printed right at the top! PERSONALIZED JUST FOR HER. What a great tough and far above and beyond what we expected. The food was outstanding - from the appetizers through dessert. Excellent all around!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Maybe it was just a bad night for service. I've eaten here in the past and the service was much better than it was this time. It took an hour to get appetizers and then another 40 minutes for the main course. There were 5 of us to be served. We each received our meal at different times. Basically, one plate delivered at a time. A few minutes later, another plate would arrive. We were very unhappy with the service, but we all chalked it up to just being a bad night for service. We'll try one more time, with hopes of it being a better night. If it's not better, we will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I love taking out of town visitors here for a taste of Alexandria. The view, food and staff are great."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was awesome and the waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable. This being a fairly expensive restaurant I would expect these things, but nevertheless I had a great experience. It was my second time there and each time my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the food, wait service and atmosphere. It's right off the water so you can walk the pier and look out over the water. Great place to take a date and impress!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food is average. Good setting for a nice evening. The server was annoying. He gave good service but he wouldn't let us breath. I would go in the summer just for being on the water."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I am frequent guest...love it here. PRIME RIB and the scallopa are the best."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is a great, if somewhat pricey, restaurant for a nice romantic meal. I brought my date their for our first date, and it was awesome. We sat right next to a window with a great view. Food, service, atmosphere, were all excellent. The menu isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for and you will not be disappointed. I recommend the cream of crab soup and a steak."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We went to the Chart House to celebrate a birthday. When I mentioned this as I made the reservation, I was offered the opportunity to have the menus personalized. I agreed, and it was a nice touch to the evening. When we arrived we were shown to our table near the window. Great view, but the best part was that our server was Chris. He made some great recommendations, which we took advantage of and were not disappointed. Each of us ordered something different and we shared. Not a complaint about anything! Chris was attentive without hovering, funny without overdoing it. We'll definitely put the Chart House on our list of go-to places when we need a great experience with food to match."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Everything was great. Outstanding food and good service."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Best I have ever tasted! Terrific salad bar and fish is always good. Prime rib outstanding."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Service was a little slow, and while good, the food is expensive."
    Dined on 7/13/2014