Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

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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. 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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l
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with friends. Service was friendly and the fold was good.

R
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The grilled trout was delicious and the broccoli medley was seasoned to perfection

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice window seat with view of the river. Excellent service, great food.

JD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife beenccoming here for years excellent food and service is the best part this restaurant we loved the resturant week menu tasty and filling

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Great service!

LK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little bit pricey, even a charge for the salad bar.

S
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've held been lunch meetings at the Chart House. Your restaurant is my GO TO place if I want to have a good conversation in a nice, comfortable, scenic setting.

P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice like always

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The ambiance and staff were great. The salad bar was phenomenal. We are off the brunch menu and not only did our main course take a while, but it was mediocre. I had blackened prime rib and eggs. The eggs were super undercooked and my medium prime rib came out well done.

M
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Also nice views of the Potomac River.

F
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Crab cakes were average, ahi tuna nachos were outstanding
Service was good, atomosphere and view were great

TR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience was great! Nice table near the window with great views. Our server, Mark, was excellent. Attentive yet gave us enough space to enjoy our meal. Would definitely return. Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Mice in the restaurant. Literally nothing more to say than that.

RJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and wine were exceptional. On a slow night, staff was very accommodating for our late reservation. Would definitely recommend. Great experience. Always one of our favorites on the waterfront.

JU
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service as always

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. Good views will there tables right on the water

EG
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the Chart House. The brunch was terrific, as was the service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

b
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall everything was very good. Tasty food, friendly staff. But two things really bothered me: 1. Timing. Entrees were brought out before appetizers were cleared (with us being expected to move the appetizer dishes to make room for dinner plates). Then we ordered drinks after the entree which I thought would come with dessert, but the drinks arrived when we were almost done with dessert (it was chocolate lava cake, we weren’t waiting). 2. The hostess came into the bar area which is also where diners were seated, including us) several times shouting for people. Given that it wasn’t overly crowded or busy, it would have been nice if she had paid attention to put names to faces rather than loudly calling out during dinner.

SA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star experience, my lady was excited and enjoyed herself

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've always been a fan of the Chart house and that's why I was disappointed last Friday.
the lunch menu needs to be revamped, the calamari not only didn't taste the kimchee it was greasy
i'll stick to dinner and hopefully I'll enjoy that dining experience better

CF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great 11:30 lunch with a party of six and were seated at a table with a great view of the water as requested. Service was overall excellent, although it seemed the entrees were a bit slow in coming out even tho they were not busy then - chicken sandwich, burger and cook salad all looked really good. A few of us ordered the salad bar and it was very nice; one side basically for salad, the other side for fruit. Service was excellent and attentive and she kept our water glasses filled. She kindly took pics of our group afterwards as we were reuniting with old friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

D
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chart House was an excellent experience. They were very accommodating with our request for a window seat, had a card and specialized menus for our birthday girl. The staff was attentive and worked to make our visit exceptional. The food was beautiful and delicious.

M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Chart House is one of our favorite go to restaurants. Unfortunately, this visit was less than expected. Service was very slow even though the restaurant wasn't busy at all, and our server wasn't busy. The food was good, the drinks were ok, the dessert great. Biggest disappointment was the service. It took forever to get anything. We waited forever for dessert and even longer to get the check. I can't remember having bad service at this restaurant. We will be back because its our favorite.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Poor Food quality and taste. Food had no seasoning or flavor. Salad bar was not fresh. Kids food also was not tasty.

RO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server’s clothing was a bit dirty. Also the lunch menu was very limited. The food was ok but not worth $75.00. Location is great.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great views!

TR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner celebration experience from the excellent service, to the wonderful food, to the warm intimate fire room ambiance! Looking forward to the next time!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!

BD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was awesome! The view was amazing so I’ll be returning soon!

MR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Great service

AH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have been here several times with great food, but this was terrible. Several dishes got to the table cold, twice for dishes that were returned!! My wine was served in a glass that smelled of so strong with detergent, that I thought I was tasting it. Prime rib was cold with fat that the was cold and firm. Side dishes were terribly under-seasoned and the grilled octopus tasted raw and cold. We will wait for the chef to get his act together before returning.

FA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

45 wedding anniversary

LM
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with our visit. We got wonderful seats by the window. Our waiter was fun and energetic. And the salmon, shrimp and chocolate martini was delicious!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyable dining experience. We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to seat us early at a table by the window. Great view and was able to watch the fireworks from National Harbor.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected with the Chart House

A
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our friends 50th wedding anniversary. The waiter came and introduced himself and immediately told them happy 50th and provided a card signed by employees. Then he brought the menu which had a custom greeting at the top wishing them a happy anniversary. After we were done ordering he offered to wrap up the menus for them to take home. Besides maybe offering them a free dessert or cocktail I thought it was very nice the way they made our friends feel special. Our waiter was Shaun.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waiter disinterested. Five shrimp on lunch fried shrimp as always, but several were very small. Only center one was large. Won’t rush back.

OT
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente sabor de los platillos y muy buena atencion

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MF
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I made my reservations right after Halloween so I was disappointed about where we were situated. The steak was very good but the potatoes were boring.

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