Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria

4.2
2719 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 2719 people are saying
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BethG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, great atmosphere and decent wine selection. Our servers were very attentive and polite. The only thing we did not like was feeling rushed. We sat down and almost immediately after placing our order our dinner was in front of us. Moreover, my mom ordered an entre but received the sandwich version (short rib). She didn't send it back, and figured she would only be charged for the sandwich. However, we realized when we returned home she was charged for the entre ($15 more). Slight hiccups- and we will certainly return. We will ask for more time to relax and enjoy our drinks next time though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch with friends. The food was delicious. Band lively and the place has a nice vibe. I’m becoming a regular!

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Lately
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All of the food 4 of us ordered was delicious. However, the menu is small.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always! Perfect place for lunch!

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Woody
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend outdoor dining at this location. The scenery is beautiful, and there’s a nice breeze off of the Potomac. The hostess and server were very accommodating and gave great service!

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DeniseS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Location, scenic view and great food & drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t have a table for us that I reserved, the salad dressing was spoil

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Beautiful Location. Filthy Bathroom! Inattentive servers , collard greens reeked of vinegar, chicken way too salty, garden mojito was watery. Will not bring anyone else here again.

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CortneiC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The absolute worst dining experience I’ve had. I decided to give this restaurant a try as part of my tour to see what’s the best restaurants in the DMV. Before coming I read the reviews on Google and on open table. Working in the food industry for 12 years, I know sometimes you cannot base your judgement off of reviews sometime. WELL! please believe ALL Negative REVIEWS ON THIS RESTAURANT. I made a reservation for one and was asked if I’d like to sit at a high top. I said sure! No big deal, right?!

Well I wasn’t greeted until 15 mins after being seated. Mind you, other servers by the bar have passed me, looked at me (no water at the table is a CLEAR INDICATION THE GUEST HAS NOT BEEN GREETED!)

When my server finally arrived to take my drink and apps that was the first and last time I saw him.

I ordered the the strawberry ginger margarita… I have no clue how you can make a margarita taste like cough syrup… but the black wall hitch accomplished that task.

I also order oysters…. Horrible, I do not remember the name of them… but I spit it right out.

Lastly I ordered a Caesar salad…. I didn’t dig into it until 20 mins because my server never came back to check on me and I had no silverware. I stopped one of the hostess to grab me silverware and to get my server and her response was “oh it’s one of the bartenders…..

So!
Finally got some silverware and eating my Caesar salad and I’m annoyed! A trainer comes by and asked me how I’m doing and I told him not well. I communicated my experience thus far and he called over the manager Quinton.

So Quinton was very calm! Lol he was so calm, I had to also calm myself down. He immediately took the drink and oysters off and handed me my check.

I’m never returning!
You all are too big of a restaurant to have so many people on the floor doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Quality food & HOSPITALITY is no where to be found, but in The manager Quinton and the trainer who NOTICED something was wrong!

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vipRaahhhbyn
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The hostess was not friendly, but our server was nice enough. It’s very loud, so you have to yell to be heard by your fellow diners. The view and the decor is nice. The food and drinks were just okay, but the cinnamon roll dessert was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We celebrated our Son’s graduation. Unfortunately the dining experience was not good. The kids only wanted appetizers but we ordered entrees as well for the adults. Two appetizers came out first, which we gave for the kids. The adults meals came ALL at the same time! So I was supposed to eat fast everything. My husband’s appetizer came after his entree. The server was thinking she was cute....and she called me sweetie. Excuse me???
My burger’s bread was so dry like a peace of cart board.

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vipCher
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was colg

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vipNegrodamusPrime
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Friendly team. But slow. Food undercooked. Tables dirty.

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KatriceH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was great! The food was reasonably priced. I would definitely go back.

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KerriV
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was SO SO SO GOOD! It was our anniversary dinner, so I obvi got the most expensive steak. It was the best I've ever had. My husband got the crab cakes and loved them. We are from a coastal place, so that never happens that he loves them, but he did. We will be back.

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Sylv
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was lacking flavor. Was not impressed especially for the price.

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vipAnyaR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I feel bad because our waiter was the sweetest person ever. For 100. that included the tip I expect more.
My drink was extremely too sweet, I barely tasted any Gin. My husbands entree was lack luster for a salad that had nothing but avocados, no avocados hardly.
We wanted to go out and for once not wear a mask, sit down and have a meal.
We ordered drinks right away, and the salads came before our drinks. This was not the waiters fault. We had another gentleman take our drink order before the waiter got there.
I get the system. I’ve waited tables. It’s a team thing, but come on!
Honestly, my expectations are too high. Very disappointed

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

service was very slow, tacos were tasteless, otherwise ok

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DavidR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Hostess was great. Service was slow and the place wasn’t busy. We may have had a new server? Drinks were slow to get to the table. Food came first and food wasn’t fast. Everything just felt dirty. Crumbs in seats, stains on table, and silverware. Blackwall use to be a great place to come with friends and family but it’s lacking lately.

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was very nice! Would recommend this restaurant. Upscale dinning.

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LeslieF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Waitress was very nice but service slow. Not her fault as you could tell they were short staffed. Waited over 10 min for someone to come to our table. Had reservation for special occasion. Appetizer was cold. Food tasted mass produced. Nothing unique. This was the third time I tried to like this place but still not improved. Was just as lack luster before Covid so can’t blame it on that. Feel lucky to have money to eat out. Don’t want to be negative, but this place doesn’t get it right for us. Next time I’ll go to ChartHouse next door as prices similar and I’ve never had a bad experience there.

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Maureen
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat Love the mahi-mahi tacos. They also have exceptional oyster options. Flatbreads are delicious and there are always seasonal surprises.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We had a 7:30 reservation and got seated around 7:50 because they were short staffed. I understand and it wasn’t a big deal but they had tons of reservations open online which they should’ve removed. The crab dip was great but our entrees were not. Our server was waiting too many tables at once but he made sure to let us know that they were backed up and I could tell he was doing his best so it wasn’t a big deal. The food was cold and looked sloppy. We also saw a mouse run across the floor while we were eating. This is our second not so great experience here, we will not be returning.

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Allen
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Was there ANYTHING that they didn’t completely f*%@ up? The answer is no!

Had a birthday reservation and were seated. Took 15 minutes to get acknowledged. No bread (“sorry ran out”), drinks were late and the food order? Where to begin:
2 orders came out by themselves. Took 21 minutes for a 3rd and the last item, a simple steak, didn’t come out for another 10 minutes after that, only to be raw! No silverware, steak knife, refills on water and the 2nd set of drinks didn’t even show up by the time we were ready to go The manager didn’t care and they weren’t even busy. What a total clusterf*ck.

Avoid the place. Go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The waiter was super rude and had an attitude. I come for the crab dip which is good but they got fancy crab plates and the serving size is extremely small for the price. Once you dip 4 times it’s gone. It used to be a decent size.

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vipTheHonestOne
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

As great as the hostess was, the service we received at this location was terrible. It took our waiter nearly forty-five minutes to bring out our drinks and then out of nowhere our appetizer and meals all came out at the same time. It seemed as though he would go MIA for extremely long periods of time for no reason. We ended up getting someone else to bring the bill and only then did he come and actually help us. Terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The greeter was fantastic and was able to get us a booth seat with a view since it was our anniversary but my crab cakes were burnt in the bottom, the wings were over cooked and my tomato, cucumber and red onion salad had mushy tomato’s. The waitress was nice but missing most of the time. It took forever for my husband to get a cook. I left disappointed and still hungry. Not fitting for my 20th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We had previously been to Blackwall for my birthday and decided to invite my fiancé’s parents for birthday celebration for his birthday this time around. The waiter seemed extremely busy and often wouldn’t even let us finish our sentence on what we were asking for before he left and would take at least 15-20 mins before returning...I never got my side to my main course and my fiancé’s chicken sandwich was at least 30 mins later than the rest of our food while we were finished eating before it even made it to the table. When it did it was wrong and didn’t taste good. I loved this place the first time I came...this second time really makes us question on coming back..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything ! Service was top!

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keke
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. It was a little loud in the restaurant, we were seated closer to the bar. Food was amazing!!

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vipMatt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We’ve enjoyed eating here before but the flatbreads came out cold, one of them was missing the cheese, and we had to go order our own drinks at the bar because our waiter forgot to bring them (our food arrived before our drinks). Unfortunately, not a great experience this time around.

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vipAnnB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the blueberry mule and the seafood Cobb salad. The scallops and shrimp were perfectly grilled.

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vipShanteH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The live music is a little loud of you sit at the bar. We made a reservation and was given the option to wait 15 minutes or sit at the bar. The bartenders were amazing! The food was filling and the options were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sarah was an attentive and friendly server. She provided excellent service and great recommendations. The food and drinks were delicious. We ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly. We’ll definitely return. The live band added to the ambiance, but it made it a bit challenging to hold conversation if seated across the table.

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DavidL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Our server was very good. The food was just ok.

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Boone
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Williams service was excellent. He was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was very good. My son had the chicken fingers, loved them. My partner had the roasted chicken, potato fingerlings and brussels sprouts which was really good. I had the beef, so tender!, with mashed potatoes. Delicious. The setting was nice and server wore mask. My family had a great experience and we’ll be back for sure.

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HappyHourEnthusiast1122
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super delicious food. Pricey drinks, but it was good!

CM
ColinM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They knew it was our anniversary and made us feel very special! Complementary champagne. The service was terrific and we had a wonderful and memorable evening.

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Olena
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like it. Server was great, long wait for the bar drinks and food.
But it worst it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was okay. The view was obscured. There is no lighting outdoors and inside was kinda dark too. The wait staff was questionable but we had a good waitress and manager pick up the slack. She alone is the reason why the customer service score jumped from poor to fair. If we started with her it would have been higher.

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Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria is rated 4.2 stars by 2719 OpenTable diners.

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