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Ramparts Tavern
Ramparts Tavern

Ramparts Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rampartstavern.com
  • Phone: (703) 998-6616
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 12:30am, Saturday: 10:30am - 12:30am, Sunday: 10:00am - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jermaine Keys
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Our separate bar has live acustical music Wednesday-Saturday 9pm-1am

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Ramparts Tavern
A local Alexandria restaurant since 1978. Recent renovations make this neighborhood spot comfortably elegant. Chef Jermaine Keys offers spectacular specials every lunch and dinner. Pair your meal with wine from our list of over 80 or beer from our list of over 100. Our brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday. We also offer a private dining room for any occasion. Come enjoy a great meal with us! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We went to Ramparts for brunch on Easter and also to celebrate my mother's birthday. There were 6 of us and we were treated very well! The service was very good and our server was very attentive. The food was great, especially since some buffets are not always the best. They kept things nice and fresh and were constantly replenishing items. There was something for everyone and even with the desserts, although we had 2 at the table unable to eat pastries, they had a wonderful fruit bowl. It was a really nice experience and we had a wonderful time! I've been here many times at night and that's always fun, but they are also a wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Ramparts acquitted itself in our "we'll try you guys again" visit after a lackluster previous performance. They've tuned up the menu with some new and/or updated selections, including the pork "ribeye" for the old pork chops. Still an excellent variety of beer, and the 1/2 price wine on Saturdays always makes this an attractive option."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent price for the portions you receive, great service, friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We frequently go to this gem of a neighborhood restaurant. We've tried each of the regular dinner menu entrees and have never been disappointed--flavorful, well-presented and good to the last bite. Special favorite is the Jack Daniels pork chops; this meal has always been perfectly cooked and well topped with a great sauce and is a portion size that leaves a chop to go for lunch the following day!. The julienne vegetable side is sautéed al dente and is nicely flavored. Take advantage of the $10 off coupons that mail via Valu Pack.."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Kind waiter, felt no rush, felt wanted there, got treated the way everyone should be treated when going out. Delicious food."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Very good service and everyone was really nice, but we did have a few issues with the food. Our salmon dish was under-cooked. And the jambalaya that came with the prime rib with crab cake special had just one little shrimp in there. We pointed it out to our server who quickly apologized, brought it back to the kitchen, and a manager promptly brought it back out with a properly cooked salmon and one additional shrimp, which was ok with us. And just to note, the jambalaya was EXTREMELY spicy. I liked it that way, but I could imagine lots of folks would have issues with it. I guess all that combined could be a sign of quality control in the kitchen, but for us the service was very good and the food was tasty....which is what counts most."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience, except for the service. Service left a lot to be desired. How ever the excellent quality of the food made up for the service. I ordered the Kentucky Steak and Cheese, oh my god it was phanominal. Go to Ramparts they know what their doing!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I tried something new and wished I'd stayed with Gorgonzola mashed potatoes and filet. Prime rib was fatty and tasteles. But nice Malbec and we'll be back again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A fine place for a quick meal with family or friends. The menu is a bit boring with a range of pasta, burgers and seafood. Nothing is bad, but nothing to WOW anyone. Pricing is fair. Nice to stop by if you are in the area, but I would not make a special trip."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to Ramparts countless times. Never have I had a bad experience. The staff is always cheerful, the food is always good and cooked to order. Even on this busy night, there was no delay in anything here.....I highly recommend Ramparts !! There is a reason they've been in business so long. Stop by and see why !!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nothing real special about the food or the atmosphere which was very disappointing. It is a neighborhood type place but of low quality overall. Very dark and out dated."
    Dined on 3/24/2013
  • "We had a group of 8 that grew to 10 and they were able to accommodate us. A number of people had the brunch specials and were all very pleased with the meals and left happy and thanking me for selecting a nice place. I had a steak sandwich which was very good with chunks of steak instead of the thin sliced typical chees steak. Portions were large enough nobody left hungry. We will be back again."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Food was good and I would go again it is a nice neighborhood pub!!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Fuimos varios amigos para tener una reunión y la pasamos bien. La relación calidad costo es aceptable. Lo recomiendo para ir en grupo. Volveré nuevamente."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Went to brunch; was surprised by the menu selection. They venture far beyond bacon and eggs. The place is inviting, the staff doting and courteous, and the food was great. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "We went on a Sat night for the half-price bottle of wine. First indication of things being different was that the restaurant was far less busy than normal. We ordered wings (excellent) and then I ordered prime rib, wife ordered salmon, and son ordered a burger. While the burger and salmon were quite good, the prime rib first tendered (very fatty) and replaced (not rare, not great) were a disappointment. Service, though spirited and friendly, was uneven with large gaps of time with no visit. No apparent manager "prowling" the restaurant, something we've become used to in the past. The wheels did not come off the bus, but the engine was not certainly hitting on all cylinders--not the usual fun and tasty neighborhood dining experience."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "We live nearby so stop here often for a quick and easy dinner. The wait staff is always friendly and the tempo to the dining is fine. We just wish they'd improve the quality of the meat. I had salmon, which is my staple there. It was fine. My son ordered a steak but for the price the quality of the meat was disappointing. More fat than meat. This is not the first time that's happened. Our kids hate it when we go there and frankly if it weren't so convenient we wouldn't."
    Dined on 8/16/2013