Ramparts Tavern
Ramparts Tavern

Ramparts Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rampartstavern.com/
  • Phone: 7039986616
  • 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!
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Ramparts Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Had the prime rib and it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Had the prime rib and it was excellent. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A place to become a "regular"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    A great neighborhood place with excellent American style food - steaks, hamburgers, and more. Don't go without reservations, at least on a Friday evening. The place is packed, both the dining area and the bar. Given the full house, food comes slowly so give yourself plenty of time if you have a curtain/play to attend or a movie. We found Ramparts when attending a play nearby, and returned when we next went to that particular theatre. It is an excellent spot for a cheerful ambiance and dependable food - the hamburgers are divine and I suspect the steaks are great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not terrific this time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    First time my meal was not good. The menu had changed that day and I ordered my usual salmon and it no longer came with a wonderful mustard sauce and the cream sauce and spinach were extremely salty. The manager was extremely accommodating and gave me l/2 off though and I had not suggested it. My Signigicant Other's pork chops were scumptous, perfectly cooked with a wonderful balsamic glaze. Great neighbood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable fare, in nice neighborho
    MetroDCDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    Dependable fare, in nice neighborhood setting. Good wine selection at moderate prices. One low spot was the prime rib, too fatty. Otherwise, dinner was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant has an old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    This restaurant has an old fashioned feel, but is still very modern. We went at 3 PM on a Saturday and the place was empty; but by the time we left, a crowd started to form. I will most likely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good eats in a neighborhood fav
    PSUDanoVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Once again a very good meal in this fun, comfortable restaurant. We were seated early despite a busy night. Excellent hot wings and sliders, and my wife really enjoyed her NY Strip on the specials menu. My son and I enjoyed our old favorites, the boneless pork chops. Dessert was the S'mores, of course! And half price wine on Saturdays--what's not to like. A couple of bumps on the service, but our server was enthusiastic and made everything work.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Great food, great service. Little loud, but totally worth the trip. Also had an amazing beer and wine list at very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really a great local place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    Really a great local place - relaxing, casual, and reliably good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our OpenTable reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    Our OpenTable reservation was lost or did not register with Ramparts, but despite a full house, they quickly seated us and we had a great time. Great beer list and good comfort food - worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/1/2011
    I had already been warned that service was subpar so I should have known but alas, I didn't. The food is good but not good enough to give a recommendation to unfortunately.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was very accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    The staff was very accommodating to our 14-month old, asking if we wanted his food out first and bring his milk fast!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great list of beers and wines.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2011
    Great list of beers and wines. Outstanding food. A little quiet, but makes it a more cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my first time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2011
    This was my first time there in a long time! My only complaint was the wood floor that lead into the dining room. It had a warped board which was raised up. It was like going over a speed bump. I saw a few people trip over it. A yellow strip should be placed over it until it is fixed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underpar
    diner2
    Dined on 7/31/2011
    Really poor food; slow/poor service; had to wait for condiments; egg not cooked to order; pancakes bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great l/2 price burgers on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/28/2011
    Great l/2 price burgers on Mondays and super ribs on Thursday. Great bang for your buck and nice neighborhood place. Outstand service. Lucky me living across the street. Ask for Hannah or her sister to serve you - top notch!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This location seemed to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2011
    This location seemed to be standard ..meaning nothing really stood out. We are glad to have discovered this location, but don't feel drawn back. My husband loved the rib special. My fish was a bit dry but the shrimp and veggies were excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ramparts has a unique atmosphere
    DCWorker
    Dined on 7/22/2011
    Ramparts has a unique atmosphere that we really enjoy. The food has always been good and the service excellent. My husband loves going here and we will definately return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Confortable neighborhood spot
    MetroDCDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Was hoping for fish, but none on the specials menu. Settled for the steak salad instead. Steak was cooked how I asked for it. Would have liked the dressing mixed on the salad rather than on the side. Server did not ask, just brouhgt it that way. Otherwise, it was a nice meal and evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ramparts is a nice neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2011
    Ramparts is a nice neighborhood restaurant...friendly atmosphere, pleasant dining experience, good food, resonably priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2011
    Excellent neighborhood restaurant with good values.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm personal service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/18/2011
    Reserved for a party of 8 for birthday for 88-year old grandmother. Staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating to our large party. We chose a later brunch hour (2 PM) to make it easier on them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a try!
    Ginny
    Dined on 6/7/2011
    Ramparts is a nice neighborhood place. The food is always good and high quality. I had the trout over pasta with mushrooms, crab, tomatoes in a cream sauce. It was delicious! Fresh mushrooms, well prepared fresh fish, and a generous protion. My family had the gigantic burgers and freshly perpared french fries and they said they were flavorful and cooked to their liking. We have been here several times over the past few years and always find well prepared food and friendly service. Definately worth a try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good comfort food close to home
    MetroDCDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    Dinner special portions tend to be smaller than expected, but the taste is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Food and Excellent Servic
    PSUDanoVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    Ramparts continues to be a reliable, comfortable, and very good restaurant. They have a good selection of draught beers (including DFH 60 Minute) and a respectable and reasonably priced wine list. Tasty and generously portioned Buffalo Wings are followed by an interesting presentation of salmon as well as tasty boneless pork chops. Don't forget the S'mores dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicken nachos were especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    Chicken nachos were especially yummy here, all together everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • casual & fun with an upscale decor
    MetroDCDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    This has become a regular Friday night out for me and my family. The atmosphere is casual and fun, with an upscale decor. The nightly bottle wine specials are often quite good for the money. Always have several specials on the menu to choose from.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ramparts is our go-to restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2011
    Ramparts is our go-to restaurant when we're not sure what we want. We can always find something we have enjoyed there and the food is consistently good. Their special wine of the month is always decent; I haven't found one yet that I don't like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been dining at Ramparts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    We have been dining at Ramparts for almost 30 years and it keeps getting better!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neighborhood restaurant
    Drjane
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    Good neighborhood restaurant for good food, nice wait staff. Can get a bit noisy at times if the restaurant is full. The ribs are my favorite!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great casual family dining
    MetroDCDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    We love this neighborhood spot for good food and service. Kid friendly and nice wine list for casual dining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous! Menu looked amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2011
    Fabulous! Menu looked amazing and the food was outstanding. Plus Thursday is half price ribs night. ..what more could You ask for? Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local restaurant. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Great local restaurant. The food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sophisticated, but not snooty!
    PSUDanoVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    We enjoyed a wonderful meal here--the pork tenderloins are superb and the Mushroom ravioli is nicely done. Hot wings are lip burners, and the special tuna tartare was spot on. Saturday nights have 1/2 price wine, what's not to like.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service were
    TheclassicfoodguysVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    The food and service were good. This is a very inviting neighborhood restaurant, easy to get to and not hard on the wallet... We would go again.. However, after eating there I received notice that Ramparts had canceled my reservation. What's up with that?? We checked in with the hostess and she acknowledged my OpenTable reservation... That needs to be fixed..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only criticism was the portion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/28/2010
    Only criticism was the portion sizes. Way too much food!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a reservation for 4PM,
    minaandjim
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    Had a reservation for 4PM, arrived 15 minutes early, was seated at 4PM, but had to sit by the door and when it opened the cold air came through to cool the food. Reservations were made 2 weeks ahead of time, thought a better table could be had. The food was good. My wife and I have gone to Ramparts every Thanksgiving for the past 3 years, will look into a new Thankgiving dining tradition.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the bar is great, i wish it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/19/2010
    the bar is great, i wish it was non smoking though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find! New menu surpasses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2010
    Great find! New menu surpasses the origional, with some of the greats remaining as classics. We found Ramparts during the last big snowstorm. Power was on, the beer flowing and the food flying out of the kitchen! To top it off, s'mores for dessert! A snowy walk home, and we did it again the next nite :) Don't put it off today, You're heart will be filled with sorrow. If you do it today and like it, You get to do it again tomorrow ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had visited Ramparts for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2010
    We had visited Ramparts for dinner but this was our first brunch visit. The service was friendly and efficient and the food tasty and served in just-right portions. Also, the prices are surprisingly affordable; the total for our party of 4 was just $68 including an appetizer and drinks. If you've done the round of Sunday buffets, take a break and try Ramparts' brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good if you're near by...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2010
    Good if you're near by... not worth going out of your way for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate