great place for good food,great place for good food, with a little less noise6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommended for excellentHighly recommended for excellent meal, fine service and nautical ambiance. One of the best restaurants in Old Town.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent and excellentThe food is consistent, excellent and the daily specials tend to have a nice, fresh and seasonal flare!
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Highly recommended!!!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMypu must try the algratinypu must try the algratin lobster and scallops. no diet food in this6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI would have preferred moreI would have preferred more knowledge about wine. When I asked the waiter the best wine oyster pairing, his response was sure/ all of them will be good with oysters.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe Wharf was excellent. We knew that we wanted somewhere in Old Town and weren't picky - honestly one of the main reasons we picked it was because it had an open spot for a reservation at the time we were looking for. The food was wonderful (excellent seafood) and the service great. Will definitely go back. Highly recommended.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Old FavoriteThe Wharf can be counted on to deliver an outstanding dining experience. The food, ambience and service are always top notch. Our recent visit for my wife's birthday was a special evening, made all the more so by the $20 coupon sent just for the occasion. We started with our favorite appetizer, the bacon-wrapped scallops, and selected two of the specials for our entrees: Filet mignon with crab meat and bernaise sauce, and crab stuffed snapper with a tabasco beurre blanc (sp?). All were fantastic. The complimentary dessert with a birthday candle was a nice touch. The Wharf treats you well on all fronts and makes you want to come back for more.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMShort list choice for seafoodVery good selection of seafood offered with great service.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed everything about the WharfHad a late birthday dinner there which they had sent me a coupon for, so decided to splurge a little. Had the filet with stuffed lobster, Yum. My husband had the stuffed shrimp which he said was quite good. Can't wait to go again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSoft Shell Crabs A DelightHad dinner on a Tuesday night. Our party of four selected Soft Shell Crabs for 3 of us, Jumbo Shrimp and Crab meat for the fourth. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Had a great meal, great conversation and a wonderful experience. The Wharf continues to be one of our favorite places.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dinner!Went to the Wharf with my wife to celebrate our 28th anniversary and we had a wonderful dinner. I had the stuffed flounder and my wife had the Norfolk fillet. Both were outstanding. For desert we shared a slice of bourbon pecan pie. Overall, I'd give the Wharf five stars and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great seafood dinner.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningWe dined at the Wharf with a goup of 17 people. They sat us in the large upstairs dining room. Not a single person in our group was unhappy with the food or the service, everyone raved about it, in fact. I had the she-crab soup which was absolutely delicious. I am sensitive to noise and over-crowding in many busy restaurants but this was not a problem, even though the room did fill up as the evening wore on. I would highly recommend The Wharf and will definitely go back on my next visit to the DC area.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTops the competitionThe wharf stands out in an area chock full of restaurants! Food is always perfect, with a huge menu complemented with mouth-watering Specials. Service is friendly and efficient, and the prices are bargain for the area. Best of all: the wharf is dark and QUIET, with no Muzak blasting into patrons' ears and ruling their meal!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out!I took my finance and her mother hear for dinner and we had a very nice evening. People were nice, great food, good wine list, and a nice quiet area upstairs so we could enjoy each others company.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Crab CakeMy husband and I dined at The Wharf to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated at a cozy table by the window and received very special attention from our waiter. The seafood was very fresh and the flavor was out of this world. The crab cake was the highlight. It was all lump crab meat and melt-in-your-mouth good. I would highly recommend The Wharf for any occasion.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceA bit of confusion for reservations holders, several families with "lost" reservations attempting to bully waiter into quick seating disrupting the process, reservation for 130 seated by 140. Cioppino was excellent service outstanding.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SelectionThe Wharf was a last minute Mother's Day dinning selection that turned out to be outstanding! The Wharf, located in Old Town, was perfect! The food was great and the restaurant was kid friendly. I will definitely return in the near future.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place for DinnerMy wife and I really love the Wharf for the crab cake dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers' Day DinnerWonderful experience - enjoyed by all in my group!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day dinnerI took my 94 year old grandmother and my two boys to the Wharf for Mother's Day. The food was great. The seating was a bit cramped but goes with the history and charm of the place.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding restaurantBest crabcakes and softshell crab I've ever had! Add the excellent service and relaxed ambience at the Wharf and you have an A+ dining experience. Highly recommended...5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent atmosphere, foodExcellent atmosphere, food and service. Went for brunch, ya gotta try the Hollandaise sauce, buttery with a hint of lemon.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe side salad was servedThe side salad was served without any creamed ranch dressing. I requested it, and it was brought, even though the waiter insisted there was. Just plain lettuce.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family loves going to theMy family loves going to the Warf when they visit.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI live in Kansas CityThere were 13 of us--all familiar with above average dining. They all raved about the food, service and atmosphere. Our compliments to the staff, chef, managers and owners. A highlight of our 4-day visit in DC.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Wharf is one of our all-timeThe Wharf is one of our all-time favorite neighborhood restaurants. Best crab cakes in town, always wonderful servers. We were seated upstairs which is quite noisy on a busy night. We much prefer the quieter downstairs area, but one takes what one can get at this popular local and tourist spot.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the brunchReally enjoyed the brunch sitting in the front by the bar4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood in a nice setting.Great seafood in a nice setting. Would recommend for folks in Alexandria looking for really solid seafood.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about our experienceEverything about our experience was excellent. We made waitress aware we needed to be done in one hour in order to make show at Kennedy Center and she made sure we were taken care of in a very timely manner. We were given scenic view from second floor room, right next to window. Food was excellent from the salad to the main courses.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLacked service by bartender/waiterThe Wharf specializes in seafood which was very tasty at a decent price. Located in Old Town in Alexandria, the restaurant is convenient for browsing before stopping for lunch. Since I had made it clear in the reservation that I wanted it to be special for my friend's birthday, I thought we would have service with an added touch. However, it appeared that we were ignored much of the time from the bartender/waiter and had to ask for refills along with the check. He never mentioned anything about the special occasion, nor did he remember to even bring a piece of cake until reminded him once we were ready to leave. The lack spoiled our lunch experience. If you do visit the Wharf, perhaps sitting in the dining area will improve the service.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFish Cooked exquisitelyFish was perfect, wide selection of beers on tap and affordable salads. Enjoyed thoroughly.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Definite Go-ToWhat a neat spot with great food and good service too. Wonderful seafood dishes and desserts!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent felt pricingFood was excellent felt pricing could be a little better but overall great exp.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDELICIOUSThe seafood is to die for.
Everyone at the tables' favorite was the seafood lobster pasta, followed by the lobster mashed potatoes.
I brought my in-laws here and they are very picky mid-western eaters and they truly gobbled every last bite.
The waiter was attentive, even though he was very busy. He even managed to surprise my father-in-law with a birthday cheesecake.
I didn't get a chance to let him know in advance and he really pulled it off. I turned to my husband and say, "I think I found my male counter(part) server", for I too am a waitress in Old Town.
He was quick with jokes and always had our water glasses refilled.
It was a Saturday night(and Cherry Blossom weekend) and it was vivacious in there.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy dinner at theAlways enjoy dinner at the Wharf. Food is outstanding. I would highly recommend the Wharf for anyone looking for good seafood in the Alexandria area.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Good wine. GoodGood food. Good wine. Good service. Would definitely go back next time in town.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Wharf = Excellent SeafoodWe visited The Wharf on a busy Saturday night in Old Town Alexandria. We were seated in a charming bar area almost immediately upon our arrival. The menu was 90%+ seafood, which was just what we were looking for. My husband was happy because they served many traditionally prepared dishes (versus eclectic) in combinations that sounded good. I wasn't terribly hungry, so I had a yummy Caesar salad and the bacon wrapped scallops in a pan Asian sauce- these were excellent! Fresh scallops with crispy bacon- it doesn't get much better than that.
My husband had a wedge salad he liked and a seafood platter with a crab cake, broiled scallops and one other item that slips my mind. He liked it very well. They had an extensive wine list.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat last minute findArriving from out of town on a Friday night during Cherry Blossom Festival time, we decided to dine at The Wharf where we enjoyed a tasty seafood dinner - recommend the crab cakes!! Our waiter, Miguel, provided excellent service, the perfect blend of friendliness, politeness, attentiveness. It made for a very enjoyable dining experience. Open Table made it easy to snare a reservation in what turned out to be a packed house. If we are in Old Town again, we would definitely return.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and wine were fantastic.Food and wine were fantastic. Great place for seafood.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have spent many specialWe have spent many special occasions here. The food is consistently good and the service is great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA seafood gem in the heartA seafood gem in the heart of Old Town. We hosted six diners and five different main courses, and everyone raved about the food. The service was flawless and we were able to converse without disturbing, or being disturbed by other tables.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy dad was visiting from outMy dad was visiting from out of town and was in search for fresh seafood. The reviews were great about The Wharf and so we decided to check it out. We were not disappointed at all! The food was incredibly delicious, fresh, and filling. We highly reccomend the broiled oysters, filet mignonette, lobster, and stuffed cod. Everything was great; from making reservations to the service. We will definitely be back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Wharf, no twoWe love the Wharf, no two ways about it. They consitently provide quality service, atmosphere and food. My kids love it and feel "special" when we go, so that makes Mom and Dad happy.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!We had dinner at the Wharf recently and it was great. The food and the service were fantastic. The seafood was all cooked very well and the portions were generous. Ask for Raymond, he's an excellent waiter. So helpful! We will return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good seafood. ServiceVery good seafood. Service was great. Place is very cramped but they do a good job of making it work3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMa little pricey, but wortha little pricey, but worth the expense...great food and service3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as usual. WonderfulGreat as usual. Wonderful for an anniversary or other special occasion. Wish I lived in Alexandria so I could go more often.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was great and wethe food was great and we had a nice waiter. I would go back for a special occasion.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was outstanding asOur meal was outstanding as was the service from our waiter, Gerardo.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe she crab soup was excellent,The she crab soup was excellent, as was the calamari appetizer. I had the Norfolk Combination, which was also very tasty. Casual atmosphere and friendly wait staff.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM