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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.6
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9521 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 26 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. We 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! Please note that reservations are for indoor dining only.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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weinerpublic
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view of Alexandria harbbor and waterfront. Great service, escellent hands-on managers. GM got us special corner room window table for our two couples celebrating a BD and an Anniversary. Food terrific. Waiter ran afterus outside to return calendar book I'd left-- a lifesaver. The restaurant cares about what you like and want. Bob W.

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vipDonnaD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for my birthday lunch and was treated royally. I had a birthday greeting on my menu, a card signed by the staff and a complimentary dessert with a candle! Food, drinks and service were great. Thank you for a special day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

My friend and I went to grab happy hour and could not have been more disappointed. The food was so bad we didn’t even bother eating it. We actually tried four different appetizers and they were all inedible. The waitress was totally oblivious. She cleared the full plates without seeming to care that we hadn’t eaten them or wondering how our experience was going. At one point we ordered “fries and friends” or something that was supposed to have 3 components. We were served a plate of fries. When I asked the waitress why so much was missing she shrugged and said they were out of the rest of the “friends.” Why would she not mention that when we ordered? We were still charged.

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Jess
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The tent was full of huge spiders, i was scared the entire time lol. Service was good but i really had a hard time relaxing bec of fear. At least 10 in our corner alone.

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vipFoodLover
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The deck outside overlooking the water - just wonderful! Food and server Jeffrey were excellent. I highly recommend Chart House.

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LauraB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dock to dine salmon was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food was good! Service seemed rushed, not sure if because of covid or not wanting to be at the table. But i would prefer you state limited table touches then for it to seem like I’m being rushed.

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vipFloRyder
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks as always!!! Even if it's a shorter menu it's still delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Celebration with great food and drink

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vipBenjaminK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great lunch. The fish sandwich was great and my wife likes her crab cakes.

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ChristineJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Horrible food quality

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vipNotasgoodashoped
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and meal

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made the reservation I chose the outdoor seating but when I got there they hosts told me that she can't provide us with a table outside, I was upset because I made sure to reserve the table outside and they didn't email me saying that they only do first come first serve for the outdoor tables, but then another hostess helped me and got us a nice table outside and we were able to celebrate my friend's birthday just like I planned for it.

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vipThinkAboutIt
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Sorry the food is nothing special! Fish over cooked, vegetables over cooked. Your paying for being on the water definitely not the quality of food. the chef has no love for food.if your into disney type eating this is the place for you.
Try Fontaine creperie royal street or new restaruant at residence inn alexandria

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vipJimmy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service,especially given the Covid restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and cocktails were great but the food was very salty, specifically the Wild Caught King Crab and the salmon dish from the Chart Your Course meal.

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vipdougiep
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside. Very nice setting. Chowder is excellent and fish and chops was very good. Great service.

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Ljack
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chart House is always a win. They are doing everything to maintain social distance while still providing excellent customer service.

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Vickivale
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chart house is always exceptional and this time was no different!!

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CatL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Beautiful location, unfortunately Underwhelming food and service. Not worth the money for dinner.

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VeronicaW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Went for anniversary! People that were seated after us received their drinks bread basket and meals before us! Too much in between ordering drinks and appetizers and then meal. Appetizer was subpar along with the drinks. Ordered filets medium came out well done sent them back and then they came out rare! The manager apologized the first time but not when the steaks came out wrong the second time! Waitress wanted to send steaks back again but at this point i just wanted to eat and leave. Usually for an anniversary a restaurant will send out a nice dessert with happy anniversary on it we got a slice of ice cream! I was disappointed because I’ve hear good things about this place! I could have gotten a better meal and drinks at Texas Roadhouse!

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MaliaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The views are beautiful! The atmosphere is very pleasant.

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vipdpdc
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor space, very good service, and I had an exceptionally well made rare ahi tuna -- definitely a place to go in Alexandria

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, service was good, and the wait time was very minimal. We had a very nice time at the restaurant for our first time. It was a nice way to end our night on our 15th Anniversary with a nice meal! We definitely will return in the future.

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vipTERIL
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dinning was excellent and the view was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was okay. I had the stuffed shrimp, it was a little salty, my son was not too thrilled with the Shrimp on the Restaurant Week Menu. My husband only commented on the bisque which he liked. Not the finest food but better than casual dining. Our server was attentive even though she was busy. The dessert was not great the molten lava cake tasted as if it came from frozen. Limited menu in general. This was the second time we have come, not sure we plan to come back. It is not worth the $$.

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CarolO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and the food was amazing

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vipJeriS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first place we sat down to eat since the pandemic. I was glad that they are practicing social distancing.

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vipgoodcats
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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AlexisA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Always a great time at Chart House. We went for lunch but we were able to order from the dinner menu. Our waiter was also very accommodating.

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vipKDSPLUS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch experience outside with great food, service and fantastic view while feeling very safe and secure!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extremely friendly staff.

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LeslieH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. The tables were quite far apart, so I felt very safe and comfortable eating here, even inside the restaurant. There are many outdoor tables as well.

All staff had masks on.

Food was exceptional! Will definitely be back.

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Sweethearts
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I took advantage of the Restaurant Week promotion and enjoyed a terrific meal. The food was delish; the prime rib almost cut itself. Our waitress, Kidist, was the Absolute BEST! It was our first time eating at the Chart House but we'll be back for my wife's birthday next week. Thanks for a wonderful time.

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Kira
London
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was surprisingly good for a popular tourist destination. We sat on the deck and enjoyed nice weather and the river.

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vipMark
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We waiting between 10-15 minutes before a server greeted us. There was an internal mixup so we were told. Both the food and service after that point was very good.

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TessM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was not impressed with this Chart House. My crab cakes were more filler and less crab and my steak was 1/5 gristle. The best part of the meal was the chocolate lava cake, which wasn't even really warm. Our server was really nice, except toward the end when she brought us the check, which was a little weird. And she was wearing her face mask incorrectly. We figured that management would bring it to her attention as we didn't want to ruin or dinner experience any further. The dinning room seemed really busy and not really adhering to social distancing. Overall, not a great experience. Will have to skip this restaurant the next time around.

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vipChristineC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waitress was a little bit overwhelmed and took about 20 minutes just to say hi to us and then another 15 to give us our drinks. The food was delicious but no offer on desserts or extra drinks. We had to ask for refills from other staff like other waiters and food runners.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. They showed appreciation for my boyfriend’s birthday. He loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Good Vibes Great Atmosphere

FAQs

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 684-5080.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria is rated 4.6 stars by 9521 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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