Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria

4.4
2648 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 2648 people are saying
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VenetaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ElizabethMoverOfAtlas
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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Anthony
Philadelphia
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 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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Daniel
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
5 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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vipbigt
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT VIEWS AND GREAT LUNCHON/people could not have beem nicer to us.

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CLS52
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Blackwell Hitch. However, service was a bit slow. It was no fault of our server, she was over tasked with a large party who wanted separate checks and a slow system. It also seemed that the food runners did not know where tables were as we had to flag down our food a couple of times. Hopefully service is a reflection of getting back to full capacity after the pandemic, and will improve going forward

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JaysonW
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

My server was very nasty and rude to us. Took her forever to come back to the table for anything. Didn't want to help at all. The food was good, I love the location is amazing, the restaurant is nice. But the service I received makes me not want to never come back. I felt like my presence wasn't wanted.

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julieh
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going here when in town. A really cool vibe and great food.

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Megan
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit of a hiccup getting seated, but the service was outstanding, the food was amazing, great drink selections, and overall wonderful dining experience! We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was mediocre. Had to ask three times for a beer glass and had to wait ten minutes for napkins and silverware after food was delivered. Flat breads were quite good. Fish tacos average.

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VERAR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food keeps me coming back. Little disappointed that the mimosas went from $2 to $5. The waitress are not as attentive. Love the food

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YolandaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Sunday Brunches. I will continue to refer family and friends ro this place. I've already introduced 3 friends who love it.

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ShakirM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My first time their and we enjoyed ourselves

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vipPatrickL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

45 minute wait even with a reservation and then sat a table directly in front of a live band. Couldn’t carry a conversation if we tried. I also don’t think any Covid restrictions apply here, the place was packed to the ceiling with people.

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JillianE
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and nice workers

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GRACIEB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raw oysters was so delicious and shuck right no shells pieces in the mouth, the food was great and seasoned, will definitely go back again. Only thing the adult shots of tequila was real pricey. we actually paid for the whole bottle with 2shots at $30each but it was our 5yrs anniversary so we splurged a little..great job to the waitress and waiter that assisted with dinner choices as well as beverages

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JosieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

This place came highly recommended by past customers. My experience was totally different, service was slow, food was not prepared well, server never checked on us after food delivered. I waited at least 5 min for utensils.

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vipMartha
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, service was a bit slow but overall good.

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June
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and service. The food was also amazing!

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CarmenK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our apps were served with dinner . Our waiter was not very attentive and the birthday dessert took 30 min for 1 scoop of ice cream.

MM
MackM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Don't get the brussels sprouts if you are trying something new and different.

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Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria is rated 4.4 stars by 2648 OpenTable diners.

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