Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.5
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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. 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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KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My order was taken incorrectly and my girlfriend's came out overcooked but they happily and quickly fixed both and both meals were terrific.

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MC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The Chart House in Alexandria is starting to show that it's a chain.

I do not mind paying for a quality experience, but the food is just okay and doesn't justify the prices. I have noticed this slide for about 8 years now.

Ambience in this restaurant is fine but not particularly outstanding - I realize there's nothing they can do about the view of the DC Waste Management Facility.

The service is the best part about this place. It was excellent, and if our dinner had been equal in quality I would be a five star reviewer. Such was not the case, unfortunately.

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TW
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chart House is one of the very best restaurants in Alexandria. We have always had a wonderful time and meal at the restaurant.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was great as usual...but the service was terrible and we waited 15 minutes even though we had a reservation.

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DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT SERVER! GREAT FOOD, GREAT VIEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was the perfect Server! Excellent food, impeccable service! Not quite the Weehawkin experience however, the view was spectacular!

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SK
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Although it was lunch time, we were able to order the blackened fish from the dinner menu. It was looked perfectly and my out of town guests enjoyed their meal thoroughly.

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NG
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I got the Caesar Salad with blackened salmon and it was delicious. My husband got the trout with coconut rice and vegetables...also wonderful. We splurged and got the Crab Tots - yummy! It was a beautiful day on the Alexandria waterfront. Overall it was very enjoyable!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was pretty good. Server was good but the food took a bit long to come out. This small detail is compensated by the atmosphere and the beautiful views from the huge windows around the dining area. We had a great time and will certainly be back.

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M
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday. Perfect!!!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Salad bar was fresh, entree was tasty and well portioned.

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love how chart house made it personal for my son's bday by having personalized menu and a bday card.

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JW
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great ambience and I appreciated the low noise level, which made conversation easy. But the $19 salad bar was a ripoff, and when the waitress came by and asked if we liked everything I said no, I wasn't happy with the sopu, but she didn't apologize or offer a substitution.

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ML
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent Service from the hostess to the waiter. The only issue (and it is specific to this visit) was that the fire alarm went off and it took an inordinate amount of time for them to shut it down, thus, it was annoying for a bit of time.

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N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and ambiance, very helpful and knowledgeable servers, outstanding seafood. Filet Mignon was properly prepared and fair to good, but not at the same level of those we've had at comparable restaurants. Sides and dessert were very good. Overall, we were pleased and had a good time, and would definitely recommend Chart House to others, particularly if they're looking for a pleasant evening and good seafood.

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JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Would highly recommend the Chart House to other diners either for lunch or dinner.

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KE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took one of my largest customers here for dinner this week and it was by far one of the absolute best seafood restaurants that I have visited. The hostess and waiters were extremely nice and courteous, the service was wonderful, and the food was excellent. There were eight in my party and everyone complimented their meal and was very satisfied with the evening.

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PB
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good coconut shrimp. Service was a bit slow.

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BT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spring Break Visit with 12 and 14 year old daughters

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Our waiter was perfect!

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic took my wife for her birthday they had a card for her had her name on the menu. Food was excellent!! Waitresses was great, didn’t have to wait when we arrived, place had a very nice view!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and the food were great. Our waiter was attentive and exemplified exceptional hospitality. However, the silverware was not clean at our table.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Food took a little longer than expected. Ordered the desert ahead of time due to 25 minute cook time, still took 20 minutes after our meal. Was at the restaurant a little over 2 hours. Music coming out of the speaker was a little loud, lots of bass, like there was a dance club above us.

Reward card is a joke. Bought it last year, have dined at 2 other concepts. Now informed not registered, so still did not get out $25 back. Registered, but now shows no points. Have spend over $1,000 on this concept but after this and having no points after registration, is the last time we go here.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time, the food was delicious and the service was even better we had a wonderful view of the Potomac Highly recommend the Chart house for dinning and drinks

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was GREAT

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was excellent and extremely nice. She made the experience wonderful. My Dad was so impressed by the food and service he's looking forward to coming back.

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B
Baltimore
160 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for our 6 pm reservation and decided to sit at our table for cocktails before dinner. wonderful table by the window viewing the Potomac river. All had drinks and ordered calm soup and oysters Rockefeller that were excellent. Our entrees were the coconut shrimp-excellent and the tuna which was a excellent cut but just a little too seared for me. I love raw tuna. Our service was terrific.

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. Whenever we have a special occasion Chart House is our go to restaurant.

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We brought in a group for a special event, but the inflexible menu options prevented several people from having a satisfactory meal. The menu relied heavily on rice and potatoes. The only other option for side dishes was the vegetable medley, which was loaded with sugary carrots. The main entrée was small and left half our group hungry after dinner. The atmosphere was nice but this was not a place for anyone with dietary restrictions. Considering the high prices, this was not a good value.

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VA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The crab and asparagus omelet was the best it's ever been!

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LK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We were so disappointed in the Sunday brunch. We had guests from out of town and the food was sub par to what I have experienced in the past. Crab Cake eggs benedict - temp was warm at best, crab cake had way too much filler and the crab meat was the special, not any lump, the english muffin was almost impossible to cut. Maybe our food was sitting for awhile before it was served??? The side potato pieces were not hot and had zero flavor. Four of us ordered this entree and for $27. it was not worth it. The only positive is the brunch comes with 0.99 champagne/mimosa. One person got the french toast and that was pretty good. One person got an omelet and again, it was not "hot" just luke warm and same bland potato wedges. The salad bar was pretty good, but there are much better places to eat brunch in Old Town. View is fabulous but otherwise, we wouldn't recommend it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set a reservation for 9pm, they was able to seat us right away. Menu is very

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was exceptional. We had and terrific experience. On the table over and look at the harbor I am cozy gas fire pit, as requested.

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R
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent salad bar! Our favorite, the fish and chips great

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful restaurant with excellent food. We were sat by a big party which made it pretty loud but I think it was just timing for us. Had that party not been there we would have had a much quieter and more relaxed dinner setting.

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LA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We were celebrating my sisters 75th BD. It had been recommended by co-workers. The experience far exceeded expections! The dinning was awesome and the wait staff world class (Shawn)!! The personalaized “happy birthday” menus and card were a very nice and unexpected touch. The ambiance was extraordinary!! We all look fwd to returning again and we will highly recommend Chart House to everyone!!!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our better meals and the staff helped with special orders. One of our better experiences.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The only complaint I have is that I was served a large wilted Caesar salad and was really it should have been taken off the bill but it wasn’t.

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BW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location overlooking the Potomac river. Excellent food and customer service. The waiter John was on his break when I drove up with my mother who is in a wheelchair. He stayed and watch my car while I took my mom in the restaurant. 2 of my guest got lost as they were not familiar with the area. We ordered our food so the other guests could eat. I left and went outside to make sure the 2 guests found their way and John made sure my meal was kept warm.
This all was above and beyond what I have ever experienced in an upscale restaurant.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my birthday and I though it was a great experience! The ambiance was wonderful and we had a great waiter. They were very accommodating to our group ( we had an extra person show up) and they seated us in a timely manner. Very classy and the food was on point! I would definitely recommend this for special occasions

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