Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria

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2187 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes & 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. Patio seating is CLOSED for the season.
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4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Customer service was excellent!!

SC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious (the French toast was a family favorite), with live music (which contributed to the noise level, and the water view is lovely.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary meal. Great wait Staff. A wonderful experience.

n
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely day so we ate outside. Had a salad that was light on the blue cheese but was otherwise good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the view was fantastic and the ambiance was very inviting! This is my third time returning to Blackwell Hitch and recommend it to friends and family all the time. Great job guys!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Sunday brunch is always a hit! Service was just okay. I've had much better service during other visits to this restaurant.

PA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was “blah” not a lot of flavor. Ambiance is great. They had a one man band in the bar area. Nice place for drinks and to hang but as mentioned the food is nothing to write home about. Also I should mention they were running late on reservations we had reservations for 815 and we’re not seated until 9. It was a very busy night with a lot of large parties, however they did come around in the waiting area with champagne which was nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Excitement turned to disappointment. Made reservation for 2 @ 4:30 today for our 5th wedding anniversary. We arrived on time and the host said it would be 5 minutes b\c they were getting table ready. Two parties entered after us and were seated. Well 2 trips back to the desk asking several different host\hostesses when we would be seated they ended up seating us 20 minutes later in an empty section behind where we waiting. Ridiculous because there were four different hosts and no one really managing the flow. Server took long with drinks and clearing the table. Food was mediocre. Starters wings and meatballs we ok but entrees lacked. The Bayou Penne was said to be #7 on scale of 10 for spicy. I give it #5 with no other flavor. My husband kept telling me time put the salt down. He got two shrimp and two scallops on the shrimp scallop saffron risotto dish that was pasty and pricey. Disappointed and passed on dessert

JG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed some special services because of occasion we were celebrating, and the staff was very accommodating with excellent suggestions. Arrangements were carried out with no problems, and everyone was happy with the food and service. We were early for dinner (5pm), so restaurant was fairly quiet.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Salmon was under cooked and had to be sent back

CP
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I made a reservation for 4 to celebrate my mom’s birthday on a Monday evening. The restaurant wasn’t busy at all, and we were able to enjoy the beautiful space. The decor is perfect for the space and suits the theme of the restaurant. We ordered the endless pasta selection which was lovely because it allowed you to choose your pasta to order with a solid variety of toppings. My shrimp and grits were seasoned perfectly and was a generous portion. Overall, it was a nice dining experience. Check their daily specials to decide the optimal day to visit. I highly recommend you book your dinner reservation around sunset in order to take advantage of the location.

JC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner this past Sunday night with my family and the atmosphere was superb, the food was delicious and Nick our server/bartender was amazing! Have already told friends and family and will be coming back!

JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Blackwall Hitch but definitely not my last. Everything was amazing!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had a reservation for 1pm and we didn’t get seated until almost 1:30. When we got to our seats, there were at least 5 other tables that were free so not sure why we had to wait so long. They didn’t bother to communicate the reason and seemed bothered when we followed up on our table.

ZM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I normally visit the Annapolis location but I must say, the Alexandria location is great. I had the ultimate Bloody Mary instead of the brunch but the rest of the party had the brunch and enjoyed it very much. The waffles and bacon they raved about. Raw bar, omelette and craving station, outstanding. So many choices. I’ll make the hour drive again. Terrific staff from the host/hostess to our server, Vinitalty.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely the vibe was extraordinary the food was delicious the staff was very courtesy

TE
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Blackwall Hitch was amazing. Prior to coming, I was told to make a reservation by a friend. So my party and I arrived promptly at 11:30am for Sunday brunch and were immediately seated. Our server, Tina, was nothing short of amazing. Since it was our first time dining here she gave us a tour of the stations. Tina made sure our glasses were full and we received everything we needed to ensure our dining experience was top notch. The food...oh my...the food was delectable!!! Not one of us consumed anything that didn’t titillate our tastebuds. The live music added to the ambience and took the experience up several notches. I highly recommend Blackwall Hitch. My friends and I have already made plans to return. Bon Appétit!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Duck was served cold. Manager was useless. Server was great.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

If I could give the food 0 stars I would and I’m usually fairly easy going with the food. The only reason it got 1 star is bc it was the best bread basket I’ve ever tasted. The food we ordered though was expensive and had zero to terrible taste. DO NOT order the fish tacos. Ice cold and covered in sauce. Not remotely palatable. Shoob salad was kind of okay being that it was colorful but all the seafood was so cool it was practically frozen. No flavor.

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were excellent! My friend and I needed a Mom's night out and we were not disappointed. The apple sangria was so good and the crab dip appetizer I will order again the next time I go there!

DJ
1 review