Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria
Pre Father's Day DinnerI took my significant other to celebrate his 1st Father's Day on Saturday evening. Although there was a huge crowd, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding! Our server Mike was great. I ordered the "Surf and Turf" and my husband ordered the "Mixed Seafood Grill"... the serving sizes were huge and our mojitos were delicious!!This is my 2nd time dining at this restaurant and I will definitely be back again...6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm and Attentive ServiceWe were celebrating a special occasion and the Chart House staff really made it wonderful -- from the arrangements to the wait staff. We have been amazed in the past, too, at how such a large restaurant can personalize the experience for ordinary diners. The setting is one of the best around and the menu provides something to appeal to anyone, nice when you're trying to please a variety of tastes.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe keep coming backWe have eaten at Chart House in Alexandria numerous times. The restaurant interior is beautiful and fairly quiet despite being very busy. The view over the Alexandria waterfront and Potomac River is spectacular. The food is well-prepared and the portions are substantial. We love the salad bar. The service is gracious and professional. We have dined here for special events and for routine evenings out, and you can count on a good experience. Highly recommended.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat viewOur table by the window was so much! Also, the service was outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat job!I took a first date there and we both had a good time. Thanks for making it a memorable experience!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery thing was just perfect.Every thing was just perfect. We had a table with a great view and they personalized the menu for our anniversary. There was so much food we had to bring a lot of it home. The Chart salad with warm bacon dressing was out of this world. The dressing is wonderful hot or cold. Roy, Damien and Reggie were very attentive, on point and just great. They made our celebration very special.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerGreat menu, ultra-fine service, and pleasant atmosphere for the "extra-special" evening out.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent business dinnerHad a party of 7. Food and service were excellent. Everyone enjoyed their entree. Quite a nice view of the Potomac as well.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlex in AlexandriaOur waitress made several inquiries to the chef about food preparation to ensure the ordered dish would not result in an alergic reaction. The menu was printed with a personalized Birthday greeting at the top reflecting a note sent with the reservation. A coveted "window table" was secured after a much shorter than anticipated wait. Dessert was brought with a single candle and NO singing (!) and no special request, to make this dining experience exceptionally pleasant. These folks give "fine dining" a good name.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time once again.We had a great time once again. The Chart House is consistent. Love the view. Very relaxing.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMReturn DinersWe frequent the Chart House once to twice a year. What brings us back is the wonderful location: great view of the Potomac River, Wilson Bridge and Old Town Waterfront. We enjoy the food and look for changes to the menu so that we can order something different than our last visit. This last visit was a Sunday afternoon. Made online reservations. We just enjoyed the leisure of the meal. Great way to spend a Sunday.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to the Chart HouseI've been to the Chart House numerous times, and I'm never disappointed. I've hosted a rehearsal dinner there, celebrated several birthdays, and enjoyed their Sunday brunch. Each and every time I was very very pleased with the food, service and overall ambience of the restaurant.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPersonal Touch for AnniversaryWe made our reservation on OpenTable and told them it was our 17th wedding anniversary. They had custom printed menus wishing us a happy 17th and put us in the atrium with a wonderful view. Top-notch service and food. Worth the price!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, food and ambienceHad a wonderful time thanks to the server for good recommendations and the food was great.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a special occasionWe had a great celebration for graduation. Food was good, ambience was perfect. Felt like a special occasion6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy First Time...Eating HereFrom start to finish, everything was effortless, friendly, delicious, and very affordable, my family and I will return.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect family celebration spot!We had never been to The Chart House, but chose it for its location for a family graduation luncheon and it was absolutely perfect! The setting was gorgeous and they accomodated our request for a window table. Everyone in our party, including the gluten-free and organic eaters, loved their meal, and the wait staff was very attentive and professional. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restauantwe had great food and great service combined with good view.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Birthday CelebrationThe evening was made very special by the excellent, professional and friendly staff. We were seated near a window where we could readily view the riverboats leaving the shore of the Potomac. The meal was also excellent!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceMy mother always wants to celebrate her birthday at the Chart House, mostly because she loves the view of the Potomac - I always make a note on OpenTable that this is the reason we are celebrating, and without another word when we arrive, the staff are all informed and wishing her well throughout the entire meal. This is definitely our family's go-to for special occasions.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTable requestI requested a table near the window and when the table was in a corner furthest from the windows I mentioned my request and she said "well this is your table". I realize that the table by the window was not guaranteed,but her response was unacceptable. A table did open up in front of the window 10 minutes later big enough for my group and would have waited.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ViewThe place lived up to its reputation. Great food and a great atmosphere on the river.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, great foodMy husband and I ate here to celebrate his birthday. The food was excellent and the view was unbeatable. We had a table right next to the window and enjoyed people-watching along the boardwalk.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMChart House Dinner reviewThe Chart House located at the waterfront of Old Town Alexandria is a real gem and while a little pricey - you get what you pay for. Outstanding seafood entrees with GREAT service. We had TWO waiters attending to us at all times. Very polite and accommodating.
Stuffed Shrimp with crab was just great. Also had the Crab Cakes and Stuffed flounder with Crab.
The food will NOT disappoint!
Do yourself (and significant other) a favour and treat yourselves to a absolutely delightful dinner at the Chart House overlooking the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered the Pork and SurfWe ordered the Pork and Surf and Turf entrees. Both were cooked properly and tasted as they should. The shrimp and meat cuts of the Surf and Turf were unexpectedly small in portion. Won't order the Surf and Turf again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choice for anniversaryIt was a cozy and romantic atmosphere; very appropriate for the occasion. Gorgeous view, tasty food and excellent service.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMhost happy to obligieI came to the chart house late..then came another one of my children..the host seated everybody with the greatest of ease..also it was a birthday celebration and the staff went above and beyond with makin the get together a most memorable one!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA Lovely EveningMy husband and I went on a Friday evening for our anniversary. Everything was great! I do think it worth mentioning that despite noting in our reservation that it was a special occasion for our anniversary, we still waited 20 minutes to get a window table. They do state on the reservation page that they cannot guarantee requests for window tables, so I was not surprised or upset that we had to wait. The food and service were wonderful!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceI have dined at this Chart House before and its always a pleasure. The staff is friendly and will dote on your every need. Food was excellent - I had seafood entree (lobster) and appetizer (cocconut shrimp); he had a strip steak - that was average - but the crab cake appetizer was awesome!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMixed ReviewOur waitress was very good. She was friendly and attentive, gaveing us refills on our drinks and water. The kitchen was very slow. We waited about at least a 1/2 hour for our food to arrive. I had Cream of Crab Soup which was very flavorful and had a good amount of crab meat in it. Others had the Blue Crab Sandwich which they said was also excellent. The room was very cold temperature wise and it was also very noisy. On the good side, we had a lovely view of the river.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVELY DINNER WITH A VIEWDinner here was a nice end to our visit to Alexandria. This area is much improved since our last visit here several years ago. The oysters were especially nice, and salad and appetizer made a lovely main course. My husband's pork was even good cold!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!The meal was excellent. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and we couldn't have been happier. Top notch service and great food.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall nice dining experienceNot a well known fact is that almost all their fish is farm raised except the king salmon. This was my only disappointment.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!!!Food and service was excellent. Already planning my next trip back.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful nightWhen we arrived they had a very large party group that was late! Causing a big hiccup for all. Our 7:30 reservation at a window was a possible no go. They knew it was our 40th anniversary and they were very diligent in makeing it wonderful. We did get a wonderful window table and we were only 15-20 min in waiting and during that time we sat outside near their patio and enjoyed a glass of great wine. Then, they made up for that time with superb service and excellent food. The Chart house did everything they needed to do to make our evening great!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 20th anniversaryWe had an amazing experience. They went the extra mile to make our anniversary a memorable one.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinnerAppetizers which included mango stack and lobster spring roles were tasty. We had a whole lobster that came with a giant baked potato. The server completely cleaned out the lobster perfectly. Nice by the glass wine selection. Overall a great meal.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM30 min Reservation Wait TimeMade reservation through OpenTable but once arrived, had to wait for 30 mins. Since this is the first time here, Not sure if this is normal. Always thought making a reservation should not have you wait for 30 mins. Other than that, the food was excellent and great view of the Potomac River.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and Service Excellent as UsualFor my Dad's birthday we went to the Chart House, the food and service was excellent as always!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd Visit was as good as the first.This was our second visit to this restraunt. The wait staff was great and having a reservation was the difference in waiting for an hour or not at all. Highly recommend for special situations. For us it was our 3rd Wedding Anniversary.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWent 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 AMI the love the relaxing feelI the love the relaxing feel of the place. The waiter was freindly and the food was good. Had a nice time..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 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 AM