Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.4
8427 reviews
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Seafood
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria behind the Torpedo Factory, Chart House is the area’s only waterfront dining location. It boasts panoramic views of the Potomac River, Woodrow Wilson Bridge & the U.S. Capitol Building. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh seafood specialties to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, New Wave Surf & Turf & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines, & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Waterfront dining at its best!
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very chain vibe - food was just okay service was great overall 3.5

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EE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We went on restaurant week, and the menu they have for that wasn't worth it. We have to think twice before doing it again.

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PF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, amazing view, great atmosphere. Cannot recommend this highly enough, though it is a bit pricey.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner there was absolute perfection! From the moment we walked in, we felt instant amaze and we were welcomed by a very outgoing, happy staff. We are going to be dining here again very soon! Food and our server Taylor were INCREDIBLE!

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MB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect for our second date

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter what the weather you can’t beat a window seat. View was phenomenal. Food and drinks were fantastic!

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JD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a date night at the Chart House - food was great, drink options were excellent. We sat at a window table looking out at the Potomac and it was a nice night.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific and the server was most outstanding. He was perfect.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to the Chart House because of a "Date Night" promotion from the corporate owners. The view, the food, the service were all first rate.

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CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, food quality, and atmosphere for celebrating wife's birthday. Nice touch with signed birthday card! Will definitely be coming back.

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DN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner for 4 on a Friday night. Service was amazing... very knowledgeable servers, and, of course, the food is outstanding.

We had two shrimp dishes (fresca and coconut), and both were done perfectly with good flavors and presentation. The waitress recommended snapper because the flounder was sold out, and it was an excellent recommendation. One guest does not like seafood, so we can attest to the phenomenal beef filet, as well.

Quiet with good views by the window.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The recent dinner experience was much better than a previous lunch during which the
food was quite poor. All the diners on this occasion enjoyed the meal, the table location
and the general atmosphere. The server was attentive and pleasant as well.

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance for your special occasion.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Chart House has improved dramatically and I’m better for it.

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NL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great way to start 2019! As always, delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere.

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WB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had minimal wait for table. Food was delicious except the rolls were commercial that you would purchase at grocery store. Service was excellent.

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I
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food not as good as before. We used to go here frequently for special occasion but our recent visits have been disappointing. Ambience, service quality remains excellent but food quality has deteriorated. On our last visit, we ordered crab cake and salmon sandwiches, and salad. The only redeeming portion was the salad bar and their sweet potato fries.

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, good food, good selection, good seats - that about covers it. For me, the service anywhere I go, makes or breaks a meal. Our service was once again, top flight. Pleasant, funny, attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. Not only was it New Years Day, it’s our daughter’s birthday. Chart House is always at the top of the list when I ask my family where they want to go.

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DI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Staff couldn’t be nicer or more accommodating.

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ZD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful place to visit! Great food, friendly staff, peaceful atmosphere!

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service very slow because server had many tables Server came by occasionally to say bread, food was coming...

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F
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chart House was a wonderful experience. My friends and I had wonderful seating by the window and fireplace. Food was excellent. The service was truly outstanding. Would definitely come back to the Chart House for dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband Birthday

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BK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an delightful family gathering that was made even more enjoyable because of the breathtaking waterfront view, amazing salad bar, and outstanding customer service. We will most definitely visit again.

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TE
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It had been a while in eating at Chart House. Very nice atmosphere. Only disappointment was the salad bar. We think the Cesar salad had sat out for a bit.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve come to Chart House every year for our anniversary and they always treated us with top notch service. Making our evening more personable goes a long way. From our names on the top of the menu one year, to a special anniversary card another. We plan to always come back. Thanks again for another wonderfully “charted” memory for the books! Love, Mark and Hollie 💜

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AD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was the best part. The food for the price was insanely expensive, and for the most part was so-so. My bill came to about $400 without tip or dessert. Trust me, we won't be going back.

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PE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff, ambiance and food terrific! Very happy we joined your system.

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Sad to see the decline of this establishment. I have been to holiday outings and brunches here which always met or exceeded expectations. This visit was a disaster. Service was beyond slow to the point that the table next to us complained when their drink orders had yet to be taken after 10-15 minutes. Our food was average at best but, my girlfriend’s French dip sandwich was borderline inedible. To the restaurant’s credit it was removed from our bill which is the only positive from the experience. Very disappointing and I can’t imagine any return visits in my future.

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DC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Clam chowder soup was horrible! Grilled salmon not good at all. Great white bread rolls and wine!

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was cooked perfectly and tender. Seafood was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our water was an absolute delight. The food was as good as the service and the ambiance was the icing on the cake.

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Dinner was a bit pricy but worth every penny.

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OT
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter your appetite or your occasion, choosing the Chart House is always & reliably terrific, while never boring.

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CT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family always enjoy our experience and exceptional food.
It offers a wonderful view of the river and we always get great service!!!

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The delicious food, excellent service and a beautiful view of the water make the Chart House in Alexandria a perfect venue for a holiday dinner. The Ahi tuna was done to perfection and so tasty. Mark, our waiter was personable and attentive. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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b
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Holiday Christmas finner

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JL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went on Christmas Day for brunch and did not know until we got there that brunch was not being served. Food was very good - our table had crab cakes, coconut shrimp, ahi tuna and the shrimp and scallops item on the regular menu. All was tasty. Service was good and attentive. The bread basked offered a variety and very tasty. All in all a very good experience but disappointed about not having brunch. Have been to The Chart House in other locations - all consistently good.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food choices were excellent but the house specialty of prime rib was nothing special. Seafood was good but not outstanding.

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OT
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

First visit: parking not close; handicap must walk a city block from closest street; after dark, area seems safe with many walkers; waterfront view not guaranteed.

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