Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria

4.1
2793 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 2793 people are saying
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4.0
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4.2
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3.8
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YoungFoodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great server was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was great. Weather was nice to sit outside. Overall great experience

NL
vipNextLevel
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waiter and she made sure we had everything we needed.

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Jack
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Noise level wasn't "energetic" -- it's TOO LOUD. It should be possible to have a normal conversation without having to fight against the loud speakers. Also, when the "music" you program is just "boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.....etc." it really detracts from the food, the service, and everything else that makes a restaurant an enjoyable experience. It wasn't exceptional, by US standards -- but nearly all US restaurants are too loud, which is what destroys the experience and why I eat out when in Europe, but not in the US when I can avoid it. Be a thought leader! Be Bold! Think DIFFERENT! (and be quiet......). :) Thanks for asking.

ML
vipMichaelL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was mediocre

CL
vipCLFoodieNoVA
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Excellent brunch spot. Food is fairly generic -- omelet station, carving station, raw bar, salad station, but servers are friendly and the crowd is fun. Musician was too loud and allowed off key singing which detracted from the dining experience. Hostess was inexperienced and took forever to find my Open table reservation. I suggest that Blackwall Hitch have more seasoned staff handle the Sunday Brunch rush.

MK
MzKiwii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Busy but organized. Lots of food safety measures are in place and adhered to;) Customer service is always good and with a smile. Several thingsngoing on at once but we were able to enjoy our conversations and still enjoy the music:) I've been coming there since they opened and is ALWAYS on my list of recommendations for ANY meal. Brunch or weekday dinner. Even your indoor dining has a great view just as well as outdoors:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The restaurant is nice we have been coming for years for brunch the obvious is great the food is good but it’s a little pricey for a group of three we spent $270 drinks are really expensive but overall everything was nice I waiter was nice as well

DJ
DarleneJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was horrible and cold!!!!!!! Clearly there is a new chef and the food is no longer of the quality that I experienced prior to the Covid-19 crisis and shut down. This is my first time returning in over a year and I won’t be returning!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very good place for a first date. The food was amazing.

SH
SamH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just love this place. Everything about it is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Service was slow. Food was great. Blueberry mules are mostly ginger beer. Place was very loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and great drinks

LV
LauraV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was fairly disappointing based on reviews

DH
vipDanaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Justin was our Server and he was fantastic. friendly, attention to detail, great recommendations. The noise level was awful - I could not hear the colleagues on other side of table. I will only sit out side in the future or have to go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was terrible and extremely overpriced. I don’t mind paying high prices for high quality food but the fish was dried out and my friends salad was a pile of lettuce with some cold crab on top. Not good at all - won’t return.

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NicoleM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Justin was a great server!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Very disappointed that the only options were from the buffet during a pandemic.

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Garlandfam
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere was nice and there was a good food selection. The only issue was the lines for me but when it’s a buffet that is what can happen, which caused the food to be lukewarm before sitting. We are plan on going back but not during brunch to get the full affects of the restaurant.

NT
NicoleT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and the food was awesome as usual!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Most of the food was good like the crab dip and chicken wings, but not nearly worth the price. The peach & whipped honey goat cheese flat bread was abysmal, easily the worst we have ever had. The base was a paper thin pita with canned peaches and one tiny glob of cheese and no honey.

LA
LAB613
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would have given them 5 stars overall but the noise level was loud and made it very hard to hear our conversation. Evening thunderstorms prevented outdoor dining. Otherwise out food was great. We both had the Rockfish which is hard to find on menus these days.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food wasn't good, even dishes I've had before didn't have any real taste to them. Our server was terrible, very absent, and when he did come over he tried to take away plates that we were still eating and drinks we were still drinking.

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Duss
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very overpriced food that unfortunately lacked much flavor. However, the drinks and atmosphere were great! Our server was very pleasant and helpful with recommendations. She was rather busy however, and became less attentive over time.

SD
vipSimplyDevineDining
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated 19 years of marriage and went to Blackwall Hitch for the first time. The customer service was great and we will definitely recommend this restaurant. We will also return as there are other dishes that we look forward to eating!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When we arrived we were seated immediately. We waited for about 10 minutes before a waitress came over to us. We were served warm tap water and we set next to a group of people who were extremely loud. Outside of that the food was good the waitress was very nice. The music selection was great and the atmosphere was amazing.

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vipGetsome
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great time…great food.

KL
vipKarenL
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My food wasn’t good at all. I feel like Blackwall Hitch has gone down in the quality of the food they serve. My food was just plain awful. I had to order something else and it was overloaded with salad dressing. The only thing that was good was the wine 🍷.
Uggh! I will not be going back until their food gets better. The server also messed up our bill. Just a mess!

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Free
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The hostess did not appear knowledgeable of my reservation; though the restaurant was relatively empty, It took a while for the hostess to seat me. Regarding the meal, the servers were switched after I submitted my order and my meal instructions were not conveyed to the new server. The french fries were cold and the burger was mediocre because I ordered medium but was served well done. I was on a time restraint so I didn’t have time to send it back. I ate half of the burger but none of the fries. It’s usually a pleasant experience for me at Blackwall but they missed the mark this time.

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SunShyne
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, however think for the price, the portion sizes should be a little bigger.

MF
vipMirandaF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I will certainly come again but the service was vert inattentive. Nothing was smooth. We often had to ask multiple times for drinks. We had to ask and then wait for utensils long after our food came out. The bartender was late and we did not get a chance to order any of the summer drinks. I think this an off service and not up to their usual standard.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Brunch was disappointing…. Food was less than subpar and I was expecting better. The atmosphere is always beautiful especially sitting outside. Dinner is much better than brunch. Waste of money in my opinion

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Michelle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch was excellent!
You will be full for the rest of the day.
You can eat hearty or light.

The live entertainment sang very well.

My sever was very attentive to myself and everyone in my party.

EM
vipErinM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, although not a huge fan of 18% mandatory gratuity for a table of 4. Service was good, but it was high for buffet service. Also don’t buy the bottle of champagne for mimosas. Buying them individually is cheaper. Felt a little ripped off by that.

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LOelkie
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. Great staff. Live music. Fun atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequently patronize this restaurant for brunch on Sundays

MF
MaggieF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, abundance of food and excellent music ambience. We'll definitely return.

SA
StacyA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I’d love to give this place a great review but unfortunately the food just wasn’t good. The setting is beautiful, but the overall experience for such a great location is just average.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night! Glad we were able to be seated outdoors while remaining socially distant. Our server was awesome and very patient, as we took a minute to order due to me and my friend not having see each other since pre-pandemic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

My food was excellent but my server was terrible! Took away from the experience but the food is amazing.

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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 4.1 stars by 2793 OpenTable diners.

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