Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.5
8574 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 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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JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is a given and we were seated at a window with a great view of the Potomac as requested, but to top it all off, we had the most engaging, fun and service-oriented waiter, Andres. The whole experience was perfect as we traveled to Alexandria for a reunion with our daughter at college.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the New York strip with a king crab leg add on. My wife had the lobster tail. We thought everything was absolutely delicious. But the absolute delight was the chocolate lava cake. No words to describe it other than we were both completely full from dinner and ate every bite of that dessert. Wow!

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GS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I used the warmth and location of the Chart House as the perfect setting to propose marriage to me fiancé. She was totally surprised and elated. She said “YES”. That made my day and set into motion countless lasting memories. Thank you Chart House.

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B
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good and nice view but lets the honest, the Potomac isn’t a gorgeous body of water by any means.
Food was good but not for the price

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Excellence service- could not be beat! But food was not worth the money. Great view of the water; come here for drinks instead of dinner.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Great location with awesome views

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BT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent restaurant with exceptional views. The service was great and made for an exceptional dining experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Fresh Seafood and great food.

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CJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I’ve taken my partner here for his birthday twice. He really enjoys the food

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F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the service was excellent.

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KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
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 on March 17, 2019
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 on March 17, 2019
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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CO
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Chart House, though a little expensive is a very nice restaurant in a nice location. The service is always excellent and the food is very good with new items depending on the season. The portions are plentiful as well.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
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
80 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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
39 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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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MI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great service, friendly waiters and staff and a wonderful view of Old Town Wharf

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
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 on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday. Perfect!!!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
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 on March 13, 2019
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 on March 13, 2019
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 on March 13, 2019
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
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
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 on March 13, 2019
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 on March 12, 2019
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
Washington DC
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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