Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria

4.4
2667 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 promote a comfortable, family friendly and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. We ask guests to support this atmosphere by not wearing clothing with offensive graphics or language, midriff-baring outfits, exposed undergarments, cut-off shorts and tank tops.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2667 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.5
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ashley
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stephanie was our server and she was fantastic. The entire team was very attentive to our needs and made this birthday occasion very special.

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MonicaRo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, employees very friendly 👍

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LaQuiche
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I said in the reservation that it was for my birthday, but they didn’t notice or don’t do anything special for birthdays. The calimari was very good, but I didn’t like the hot peppers in it. My husband liked his crab cakes, but the braised short ribs were just okay. They had brown wicker dividers up to separate us from the table next to us. My mom thought the people next to us were too loud. The divider helped us ignore their conversation and hopefully gave us some COVID protection, but it blocked our view of the water. I would definitely ask for a window seat next time. The peach cobbler was a little sickening. There was a tiny dusting of cookie crumble on top. It needed a real crust. Otherwise you’re just eating a can of peaches. I would go there again but not for a special occasion. I would try a chocolate dessert.

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WillieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall excellent as we went there for a birthday. My only complaint is a few of the mussels were close and the rule of thumb. If they are not open, don’t eat.

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PamR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely love this restaurant! The setting is gorgeous and the food is good. The views make it such a relaxing and fun outing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Mother’s Day dinner was ok not my best experience at Black wall hitch food was good but service was not very good had to wait a long time to receive straws for our drinks and had to ask for refills for water

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RaphaelM
Key West
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome service and great food. I will definitely recommend Blackwall Hitch toy friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch was amazing!!

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ShanekaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was told that I would have to wait an additional 30-40mins because to be seated unless we either sat outside or a booth for a party of 6. We agreed to take the booth after waiting 20mins after asking what's the hold up. Our bread came out cold and when we told the manager about our complaints it took 20mins for the new bread to come out. My mother's food was sent back twice due to overcooking her steak.

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ClarissaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good. Waiter was very friendly, knowledgeable or accommodating.

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Excellent
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for an outdoor lunch. Everything we ordered was outstanding, especially the mussels. The service and ambience were amazing!

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vipXavierG
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love their food , service , and ambiance. This one of my new favorite restaurants.

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NanetteB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love coming here for the food, drinks, service and ambiance. This time one dish, a “revamped” dish for the season, was way off par (especially for the increased price). We let them know, and they were quick to send it up the chain and rectify the situation with us. More than that, I do hope they change the dish (the lamb rack) back to what it used to be (osso bucco) because I would be embarrassed if I recommend Blackwall to someone (which I do all the time) and they end up with that dish. The lamb rack. Don’t do it. We took the rest home to make broth for our dog. Everything else is stellar, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were waited on by Jordan and the service was exceptionally great! This was my first time at Blackwall Hitch, the ambiance was pretty nice and the seating was comfortable. The crab cake was mostly bread and not a good amount of crab cake, but the flacor was ohk. Would definitely come back to try some other dishes, even thought they apparently had no seasonal vegetable, I was able to get a sorry sized caesar salad. Either way, Jordan was great!

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VenetaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. I would recommend Blackwell Hitch to others.

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ElizabethMoverOfAtlas
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was outstanding, seriously some of the best risotto I’ve ever had, and the seafood was cooked to perfection. The filet mignon was excellent as well, and both dishes had beautiful presentation.

That being said, the atmosphere is very loud and eclectic. The high prices should not fool you into thinking it will be a high dining experience. The noisy atmosphere could be forgiven if not for the subpar service. Supervisors tried their best to rescue this part, but no one else seemed to know what they were doing from hostess to waitstaff. Some of them had face coverings that are improper for actual safety, and most of them weren’t very hospitable or friendly, again, save for some supervisors. All in all, I would not make a special trip to come back here, but if I happened to be in the area, it might be worth returning for the food only.

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vipreveiw
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The host staff was very accommodating and customer oriented and the wait staff very prompt and solicitous.

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tinaJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. I didn't like how slow service was getting drinks and plates removed for our table. I went for Sunday brunch buffet.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was very disappointed. It was my first outdoor brunch experience since being vaccinated & I was really looking forward to trying this new restaurant by the river. Unfortunately, it started poorly. It spite of reservations, we were forced to wait in a small crowded indoor entry space for 15 minutes while we waited to be seated outdoors. We social distanced as best we could. Then there was as indoor buffet we had to go back inside for that was poorly set up - flow was nonexistent & people were on top of each other. Our server outside paid very little attention to us. We waited an excruciatingly long time for drinks, the check & the return of our credit card/receipt. So did everyone else around us. All of this & the food was mediocre. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were very accommodating and gracious! They honored our anniversary with acknowledgement and kindness.It was a wonderful first time experience and the food and drinks were amazing!

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vipFletch
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The brick chicken was a bit fatty. The filet was fantastic as always. Music was a bit loud tonight, hard to hold a conversation...

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Anthony
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This place tries extremely hard to be a nice elegant place, but fails the very moment you walk in the door. I personally rarely write reviews but Blackwall Hitch struck a nerve. I had reservations for 6 for which I waited 10 minutes to be seated watching a party of 4 who walked in after me to be seated first. The hostess then came to me 10 minutes after I was seated to ask me what my name was. The waitress was lovely, but forgot our order and had to ask again. The silverware rolling station and dirty dish trays are out on the dining floor when they should be back in the kitchen. The unprofessionalism of the staff (especially the hostess') is just not what you would expect when you are going to what you expect to be a nicer restaurant. The food was average at best, but not at the caliber you would expect given the price tag. Putting ridiculously high pricing on food does not make the restaurant nice. Training staff in professionalism, etiquette, and perfectionism is what gives a restaurant a lovely atmosphere that makes somebody want to pay for the experience. Me and my wife had a laugh over the place and will not be back.

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Daniel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

overpriced seafood. very average. had a reservation a week in advance, still had to wait 45 mins for a "scheduling mixup". food was very average for its price point, wont be going back and wouldn't recommend. only thing nice is its on the water which is why i suppose its so highly regarded

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

It was hands down the worst service I have ever experienced. The only thing they handled well was comping our expire bill.

While they did take ownership by comping the bill, it was so crazy to me that we complained multiple times and still nothing got better. I’ve worked at high end restaurants before and know that once a table complains, you stay on them for the rest of the night. I also noticed that the other tables around us had great service. People that sat down before us had their drinks before us. They made up some outrageous lie that the bartender spilled our drinks so somehow we were bumped out of line? How does that even make any sense? We literally had two glasses of wine/Prosecco (that he could have easily poured again) and 1 margarita.

It was my sister in laws 40th birthday so I didn’t speak up as much as I would have if not for us being there on a special occasion.

Oh, and THEN I see an email from opentable saying that I no showed my reservation. I almost lost it.

I’m never going to come back here.

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LisaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere and the Manager greets guests personally at your table. Wonderful experience!

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SheTee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch date with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Flo was great. Attentive and provided great conversation. Congrats on your accomplishments, Flo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Blackwall Hitch has location, good drinks and has wonderful servers but the $46 steak was beyond disappointing. About a quarter inch think if that ... so disappointing. In addition the charcuterie appetizer had two meats and two cheese and lots of apples and figs and toasted bread. Heavy on the little things and light on the actual meat and cheese. Everything else was decent.

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dewaynes
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice ambience and outdoor seating. Menu looked appealing. Service was good, only had to ask for a refill 3 times but our server was cool. Would I go back, most likely not due to my undercooked pasta 🤷🏾‍♂️

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vipPearlgirl1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Poor service and food, and no real attempt to make the situation better. The table was great. Outside with a view of the river. There were multiple mistakes with the order and the food was just bad. I sent back my wine... it was truly a 2oz pour, (that was corrected) and my French Onion soup. Barely any cheese and not hot, the waiter said this is how the chef makes it. So I didn’t ask him to bring another. We all left probably at least half our meals on our plates. The manager came by to help clear the plates when we were done and asked if we’d like a box. We all said no. (He or the waiter never asked how everything was.). While the plates were being cleared, one of our party said the crab sandwich wasn’t very good. No response at all. Again, the location and table were great, but service and food were lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff! Excellent service from the moment we walked in! Felt very comfortable eating inside....sufficient spacing!

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PaulM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Orders for drinks, appetizers, and main courses wrong. Awful food over cooked and cold. All for $150.00 for two.

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vipDennisB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Important food and service categories rate 5 stars. Lower overall star rating is because the seats are in need of replacement. Obviously/visibly worn out chair cushions and cushioned bench seats make you sink so low it's uncomfortable.

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ChardonnayR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We didn’t realize all you can eat brunch was back, we only ordered drinks to buy time to go to another event. We weren’t comfortable doing the whole buffet style during COVID. Love the restaurant and food (previous visits) but will not make Sunday reservations for brunch.

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PatrickM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

N/a- Great place to have brunch. Highly recommended....

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vipTiaB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We had a 7pm reservation made through catering (spoke to Melissa) for a birthday that required a credit card deposit at $25 per person for any no shows. We arrived at 6:50pm and we were told that they do not have any tables that fit 10 the max is 8 and they could not push tables together. They offered us 2 booths??? HORRIBLE customer service! Then the waitress over charged us by $300 when we KNEW EXACTLY what we gave her in cash (bad idea); when she checked again she ‘realized’ we gave her 3 $100 bills and not 2. It was just RIDICULOUS! We were initially told that a party had been sitting at our table for over 2 hours - which is also against their policy. I asked the manager about that and he said he just got there 45 minutes ago!! He said that
Melissa had booked and contracted the larger areas. Even though they asked for my card at time of booking I did not have a contract, so others had preference over my RESERVATION! SMH HORRIBLE! BTW we had to sit outside like the walk-ins because they could not accommodate us, and had to bring out SEVERAL heaters!

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AngelS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner outside! Drinks, food, and service were all excellent.

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nialock
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had mentioned in my reservation that I was having dinner in celebration of my birthday and included my seating preferences. The hostess reviewed my requests and made sure to honor my requests. My server was super friendly and attentive and catered to every need. It was a wonderful experience.

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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 2667 OpenTable diners.

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