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Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria

4.4
2403 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes ambiance; talents, Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates a local connection. Here you’ll find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. With each visit as you take in the local flavor, we guarantee you’ll be hook in no time. Get hooked on the flavor. WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT OFFERING OUR NORMAL SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET. WE ARE FOLLOWING ALL COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND GUIDELINES. PATIO SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITION CERTAIN DAYS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE PATIO AVAILABILITY.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2403 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lizzy
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was my son’s wedding day wanted to go somewhere nice. We started with drinks that seemed to take forever then had appetizers, oysters on the half shell got a variety the waitress said she would tell us about each one, they were not delivered by her and we never found out which kind they were. Supper came mine was okay my husband had red snapper way over cooked. Had to beg to get another drink, by the time I got martini we were ready to leave. Just didn’t stack up to a $360 meal for 4.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great time when I come here!

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Bird
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ..service & food was Great ! I’m definitely going back soon

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vipJMike
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very large space near the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. The restaturant was socially distanced. Due to large space and a busy Saturday night service was a tad slow. Food was very good.

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LisaH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for being open during these times - I've missed BWH so much! We were seated in the "crows nest" and I had never been up there before - it was very comfortable and we felt very safe with the protocols in place. Overall a very enjoyable dinner/evening. Thank you so much for helping us feel a little bit normal.

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JandB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We ordered the flaming crab dip (AMAZING) and then for entrees ordered the steak and rockfish. The steak was quite tough and the rockfish overcooked. Neither dish was satisfying. The service was pretty good even though there was a big wedding reception happened which I am sure took up a lot the restaurants resources. Overall an ok date but I would come for drinks and the crab dip next time. Also note (which the server did not tell us) that the extra pita bread costs $2 more

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meetingqueen
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, no birthday dessert or item was offered but still one of favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Seemed to be taking necessary precautions with Covid and staff was very friendly. I got the coconut chai cocktail which I would not recommend. It was very strong and had a very odd texture. but everyone else liked their drinks and the food was great! Probably a little pricier than it should be based on the quality of food but otherwise great all around!

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vipKyerrah3
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Blackwall Hitch. The food and service are consistently perfect!

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vipLinz
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We sat outside and many tables were unused and hadn’t been cleaned. Being surrounded by dirty tables with birds swooping down for scraps kinda kills the vibe. Service and food were good but overall Blackwall needs to step it up a bit.

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NicholeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

After making a 2:15 reservation we were not seated until 2:50. The hostess gave us the option to sit outside and directed us towards the patio for us to learn from another hostess that there was a one hour wait. We opted to sit inside but still waited entirely too long. The drinks were wonderful. Our server was very nice and when our appetizer (one rib) fell on the floor he replaced it! I ordered the rockfish which was over cooked, under seasoned and bone dry. I was underwhelmed by the experience, especially for the price and have no plans to return or recommend this restaurant to anyone else.

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AaronS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a 12:45 pm reservation with my fiancé and mother in law didn’t get seated until a little after 1pm. When we were finally seated it took 30 mins just to place a order after we placed an order it took almost an hour and we ordered appetizers that we didn’t even get. We ended up leaving we were not happy at all. The server we had was rude didn’t even tell us his name didn’t even check in with us. Another server did which was very much appreciated. But the overall experience was not good at all.

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DeneenN
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!
Brought visitors in from out of state and they were also pleased.

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CourtB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food, as always is delicious. The staff and service, however, are almost not worth it.

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VictoriaC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and location were beautiful. The food was fresh and tasty! The drinks were unique, delicious, and strong. The service was fantastic! An excellent brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Family dining.

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SaraS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal. Started with oysters, mussels and steak, and then pumpkin cheese cake and chocolate truffles for dessert. Well priced considering everything we ordered. It was pretty loud on a Saturday night, but didn't bother me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun restaurant for a long brunch

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camille
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Great quality!!! Great service !!!!!

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SandyL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best part of the meal was Griff, our server. He made the meal with his attention to detail and extra touches to make our birthday celebration perfect.

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CharlesH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Watched two diners leave, there was no sanitizing of areas, simply cleared the tables and sat new guests. Also, menus provided via tablet, again no sanitization. Overall not bad but not worth the risk.

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DomoniqueC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bre was our waitress and she was phenomenal! In addition, the food temperature and taste was great. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and every employee that came to our table congratulated us.

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MelanieW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Our server, Heather was outstanding, and made great drinks!

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vipKyerrah3
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night with my husband. I was here last night with my best friend and had to come back tonight. I'm addicted to the food!! The service was phenomenal!

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Sheila
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful location we sat on the deck. We had an exceptional server. Service was on time and relaxed.

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Sglass
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Hands down the worst restaurant experience I have had in recent memory! Arrived on time
For 1:30 reservation, seated 25 mins later, after standing in crowded vestibule. Completely filled dining room with people, not at all distanced. Took forever for drinks, well over an hour for food. We were there for Sunday brunch, came back and were out of steak and eggs. One person ordered cheese and onion omelet, brought one fully loaded. 2 people ordered from their signature cocktail menu and they came back and said they didn’t have the ingredients for either. The plates that came were missing part of the order. There’s probably more, but I think that says enough.

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LamontH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was cold, my wife sent hers back twice. Invited friends and it was their first time. Their food came out extra late. Brunch was at 1230p but didn't leave until around 4p because of the food issues

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Very slow service, had to ask for things a couple of times. Food got cold while waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great customer service and friendly staff will return.

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Rachel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant with great good. Frustrating that they do not prioritize those with dinner reservations for outdoor seating. Outdoor seating in a Saturday night was over a 2 hour wait, even when we had a reservation and showed up early. Ended up sitting inside which was fine, it’s a bit dark and they were playing dance/club music which was strange for a dinner setting. Food was delicious and our waitress was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We checked in 5 mins early for a 5:45pm reservation that we made through open table app, and were told by the hostess it would be just a few minutes while they were clearing some tables. We had to continually ask the hostess about the wait time as our wait was getting longer and longer. We were given the run around a lot and eventually we were seated at a table in the bar area 45 minutes after our reservation time. We had our complaints run up to the manager and we were offered complimentary cocktails. That was nice of them but not worth the wait and standing there in the lobby wearing a mask for 45 minutes. That is something you should expect from a restaurant that gives you a pager to hold onto until your table is ready, not an establishment like this.

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vipJink
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiters were very busy,our entree and salad came out together and the entree was cold and sent back. Overall after the meal came back it was good

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Dave
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food and servers were awesome, but the hostess staff left a lot to be desired. We came by an hour before reservation, hostess refused to check us in told us to come back closer to reservation time. We returned at 745 for 8pm reservation to find all other 8pm reservations checked in ahead of us. Didn't get seated until 830 for an 8pm reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was amazing and scenery was beautiful

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vipLewG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been at Blackwall Hitch twice in past week - both experiences top level - food and service - Hector and Stephanie

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vipScarlin
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating for a family lunch.

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MsMimi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Blackwall Hitch and that was my second visit on Wednesday for my Son’s birthday celebration. We experienced a few issues like the dinner rolls being hard and crunchy and my husbands pork chop was cold by the time he got it. Probably because the service was a little slow this visit. Overall though it was still a really good experience.

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MelissaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great! I can’t wait to go back!

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RhondaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and it was AMAZING! I loved the music, the food, our waitress, everything! I will definitely visit again soon!!!

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JackR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My only complaint was the noise level inside due to the volume of the music which was also of a type that I do not find conducive to a relaxing lunch. The staff was very good and the food well prepared with quality ingredients.

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You can order delivery directly from Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria using the Order Online button. Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 739-6090.

Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria is rated 4.4 stars by 2403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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