Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria
Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 7036845080x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria reviews from OpenTable diners
630 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (528)special occasion (416)romantic (296)great for outdoor dining (229)good for groups (213)fit for foodies (159)neighborhood gem (155)great for lunch (147)great for brunch (130)notable wine list (105)hot spot (84)kid-friendly (60)late-night find (53)vibrant bar scene (48)Show More
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent upscale place to take a date and the food is great. Not necessarily cheap, but definitely worth the money. Have to try the lava cake dessert, it is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I took my 75 year old mother to Chart House for a mother daughter night. Everything was so wonderful. The staff, the food, and the view. I could not have asked for a better dining experience
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We arrived a little early and were seated almost immediately. Reggie, our server, was engaging and professional. After a long stressful week, the Chart House, was exactly what was needed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome First Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my first time here, in my line of work I have always recommend this place as a must visit before leaving. It was a first date as well and our server was out of this world. I believe her name was Irene
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Chart House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our first trip to Chart House was great; food, atmosphere, friendliness. So we go for every special occasion we have. We have been going for 10 years now. Love, love, love!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Have been to several Chart House restaurants and have always had a goo meal. This one is right on the Potomac River and has outside seating. Wife enjoyed the stuffed shrimp and I had the steak. All in all an excellent meal. Waiter (Lou) was extremely friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CH2
    Wolf53Dvr
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Decided to take the family there to celebrate a birthday. The food was overdone... The salad bar was okay. This wasn't my normal experience with this restaurant. All in all, the view was wonderful and the family had a good time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special place for a celebration
    ramblingirl
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We went to the Chart House to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We were seated in an intimate room with a great view of the harbor. Our waiter, Leslie, was very exuberant and excited to offer us the specialties of the house. We told him it was our anniversary. The meal was very good, and I especially enjoyed the autumn vegetable side that I ordered. I also had the seafood sampler and my husband had prime rib. Both were delicious. At the end of the meal I was stuffed and Leslie surprised with a very large slice of mud pie with fudge sauce and a lit candle! Even though stuffed, we polished off the dessert and I especially enjoyed the fudge sauce. It was a really special and enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tuck
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Highly recommend. Food was hot, tasty and we cleaned our plates!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Halloween spiders?
    Sunday44
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food was very good and service was excellent. The big problem was our corner window table came with a window full of spiders which were crawling up and down while we ate. They were about a foot away from one of us which was uncomfortable. We ate fast and left.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • don't rush me!
    PAmmieVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    got there early and snagged a window table. View is great. The restaurant wasn't that crowded. Our waiter was knowledgable about the menu, but pushed expensive items. Crab cakes weren't listed, and when I asked, he said that they had accidently been left off the new menu, but we could order them. I was having dinner with a friend from out of town and we wanted to have our drinks and visit for a few minutes before we ordered. Our waiter kept coming back to ask what we wanted, so we put our order in. It came so quickly, I was quite surprised. There was a sense that he wanted us to eat and leave. We lingered abit, but wish he hadn't rushed us so.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    Meme
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food and view. A bit expensive, but great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Brunch Spot
    MissCJ
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was my 3rd visit to Chart House, and as always, the food and service were amazing! I definitely recommend the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Everything.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great time, great food, great ocean view, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress Angel, was excellent!
    tastyplace
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Angel was very attentive, she new exactly when to check on us and great taste in food..... we will be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now Tired and Way Over-priced
    RetiredFedExec
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I used to love Chart House, with great prime rib and the wonderful salad bar, but no more. The prime rib I ordered was totally dried out and 2/3 of it was inedible fat and grizzle. I've had better prime rib for $10.95 vs. $30 here. And no more salad bar with the entree; must pay $9 for it. What do you get for a $30 prime rib? A dried out piece of fat and a baked potato. And the bottles of wine? Way overpriced--most $40 or more. Not for this kind of service or quality of food is it worth that much for a bottle of wine. The waiter was inattentive, bread came after our salads (which we paid extra for), and a glass of wine was like a thimble full. Our California family was not impressed, nor was i. Sorely disappointed. I will not be back-ever.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Pleasure
    Londa
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine at the Chart House. It is by far, one of my favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the Potomac
    NonRomanticDinner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great time with friends made the high prices OK. Nice view of the Potomac River. Pretty sunset reflection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Swan
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I went here with my niece to catch up on each other's lives and family things. We enjoyed the food and had a great conversation. I think the waiter pushed us a little, in terms of trying to take away our plates before we were finished. I know we are both slow eaters but it was not a particularly busy night and he could have been more patient. I've eaten here several times and the quality is the same -- very good. Not the least bit trendy, but a classic and classy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner with friends
    greg
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I invited some Danish and Dutch friends for dinner at 6:00 PM so that we could enjoy the view and the moon put on a spectacular show for us as it rose over the river. My friends enjoyed the stuffed flounder and I had an okay Filet mignon--It was a good piece of beef but I made the mistake of of ordering it medium well--I should have stuck with medium--my bad. We had a great window table. I eat here often and never have had anything to complain about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alexandria Gem...
    2ndAnniversary
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Excellent experience for our 2nd Anniversary. It did not disappoint. The personalized menus acknowleding our anniversary was a great keep sake. The service was excellent....
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Experience!
    bentley3
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We loved and appreciated our great dining experience at the Chart House. Waiter, Leslie, was delightful and service all around was excellent. Food was flavorful and nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great views of the Alexandria waterfront with delicious and interesting seafood dishes. Especially good for business dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed my birthday
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Seated near the window over looking the water, my spouse and I enjoyed a lovely meal and birthday desert.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    SK718
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We took my in-laws to eat at CH after previously visiting their location for brunch and we all were amazed at the food! Everything was great! Only thing we didn't like was regarding our seating arrangements. In my reservations, I told CH that we wanted a window seat and when we arrived the Hostess acknowledged our request. After waiting 20 minutes for the tables to be "cleaned off" the Hostess walked us to the first floor seating area and we asked why are sitting on the first floor when you told us that we were waiting to sit upstairs and the table to get cleaned off? The Hostess tried to give a reason but then said it was the other Hostess' fault then proceeded to take us upstairs to our sitting area. Our great night continued after.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House
    DateNight
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food and Service was outstanding... We had a great table with views of the National Harbor at night... Great place to spend a special night with a loved one...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House in Old Town
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Five of us enjoyed a special 60th birthday dinner on a busy Saturday night over delicious food, good service and a riverside table. Reservations a must, especially for dinner on a weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best time
    LeYacaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We celebrated two birthdays and had the best time. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Spot
    Excelente
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Love the views. Food is good. Service was great. Drink was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A family favorite
    LABVVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We frequently have dinner at the Chart House. It is a solidly good restaurant, with updated menus and wine listings, lots of choices for seafood lovers and a few for people who don't like seafood. You can always count on a good experience there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went to Chart House to celebrate our anniversary. Happily, we scored one of the tables for two in the room with the fire place. Our waiter, Reggie, was fabulous and went out of his way to make our visit an extraordinary one. We were one of three couples in the room celebrating our anniversary. You have to love a waiter who delivers pie to each table and then belts out an Elvis standard to everyone celebrating. It was certainly a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great evening!
    Jose
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The view from our table was outstanding, the service was prompt and friendly, and the food was as delicious as every other time I have dined at the Chart House. Mu guests were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary spot
    Food42
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The view and food here were really good. We went here for our anniversary and the waiters were all very nice and even had "Happy Anniversary" printed on our menu. The food came out quick and was very good. The view and wine selection were also great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 25th Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Wonderful dinner with a beautiful view! Looking forward to going back
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Rondog
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I've yet to write a negative review because I have none! You guys are the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE CHART HOUSE
    CHARLIE
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    THIS IS THE FOURTH CHART HOUSE I'VE EATEN IN AND THEY ARE CONSISTENTLY GOOD AND IN GREAT SCENIC LOCATIONS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for birthday brunch
    WMSBGfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great price for Champagne, Mimosas & Bloody Marys when you ordered off the brunch menu, food was good, salad bar was excellent! Best part was the Lava Cake that came with a birthday candle for my adult daughter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House
    Dinearound
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic overall experience. Outstanding service, menu, atmosphere and food was delicious. Had a great table By the window view of the water. We arrived at 9pm after The Washington Nationals win over The Marlins. Was a the best way to celebrate. Go NATS!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mosby
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were yjere on a Saturday. Very Busy but service/servers were very good. Food excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I can say I've been...
    FoodieNYC
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I made reservations well in advance but didn't realize until I arrived that outdoor seating is first come first serve. Off season Saturday night was an hour wait so I opted for indoor seating, three rows away from the window. The wine list was decent but needed to promt the waiter for what beers were on tap. The limited beer option was followed by the limited wine options if you only wanted a glass. Our waiter was more than polite but I felt like he was rushed in answering my questions. He served my tablemate my wine and vice versa which we determined after we had each taken a sip. Oysters on a half shell were yummy but there was no options to choose from. Dinner was good but our waiter swung by, asked how it was and left before we replied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.