Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.6
9713 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9713 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for a very nice evening. I felt safe while enjoying an anniversary dinner with my bride of 34 years at a wonderful table along the river view window. I felt well protected from the other tables/diners. The staff was wonderful - - welcoming, and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

AWFUL service, awful food. We won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was amazing, food was so good!

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BrianT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a dinner to celebrate our Anniversary. It began with an excellent table near the window with full view of the waterfront [MD and VA]. Our menus included a congratulatory Anniversary greeting and a signed Anniversary card from the staff. Our knowlegable waiter made dinner recommendations which were on the mark. To top it all off: we were treated to a complimentary "mud pie" with a candle. :)

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Dora
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! It was my anniversary and I loved everything about the Chart house including the complementary desert!

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WendyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Francisco, was amazing. We were ordering side dishes and he clarified that our meals did come with sides. We still wanted the amazing creamed spinach, but that saved us from having far too much food. Then, before getting our check, he asked if we were Landry members. We are! But had such a nice dinner, we completely forgot to mention it. When he returned with our check, he said we had $25 credit. I said, "Oh, yeah, it's my birthday." He said I should have told him, but I emphasized it wasn't a big birthday. He left the check and quickly came back with an ice cream cake and a candle for a wish! So sweet.

Our meal was also wonderful. We had kim chi calamari to start, and swordfish (sautee'd) as our main (with an add on of creamed spinach). All was absolutely perfect.

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BeverlyE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. This is a great place for a date

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Rleeg2003
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Even better service. Would recommend to anybody.

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MariaD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you.........................................!

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Birthdaygirl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed myself! It was my birthday dinner we came late and they let us in still and treated us well.

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CarolineG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding As Usual! Went for our Anniversary. Food and drinks were amazing. Everything was simply Superb!

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SherrilleM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Wine list should be updated to only include wines in stock. After 3 requests -not in stock- I selected a wine that was nice but not my preference.

Also heat lamps should actually give heat not just for looks. Invest in a tented space. Grants are available for restaurants to prepare their patios for winter during Covid.

My wait staff was Amazing. Very friendly, polite and attentive.
If not for the wine list issue the visit would have been perfect.

Also my dinner reservation was canceled even though I was at the restaurant and checked in. Had an earlier reservation which was separate.

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RasheedahF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing, you get to see everything instead of the bridge crossing the view!

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ChristinaZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful scenery over the water. Amazing seafood but I could of swore the menu was larger. Perhaps at lunch time there are less options. Wish dessert was smaller too. I felt bad I wasn't able to finish it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & staff. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The little details on the menu to the dessert at the end was the perfect touch. Thank you to everyone!

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TiffanyS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Awesome Awesome. They gave us personalized menus and a card for our anniversary

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CatsEye
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Brunch foods were enjoyed by guests and drinks. Great view of the river. However, they could not cook prime rib at rare or medium rare, even when requested. Could not cook prime rib or steak as ordered - everything came out as medium. Alot of fat on the prime rib and steaks -not high quality cut. More a place for tourist to eat - rather than fine dining. Even though the manager was kind and comp my meal -due to the overcooked prime rib, I still wouldn't go back. Too many good restaurants in this area.y

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good was excellent, our server was great. We’ll go back for sure.

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NickN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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AvaS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated a birthday and Chart House is a favorite restaurant of the birthday celebrant. The food was excellent as always. We had the filet mignon, stuff shrimp, coconut shrimp and herb crusted salmon entrees. The topping on the salmon was a bit salty. The server, Anna, provided outstanding customer service. She was professional, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Our waitress Alexandria did a wonderful job at being very accommodating and welcoming. She knew her menu very well and made sure everything was made to our liking. The staff for my birthday even printed my name on the menu and gave a card. Extremely sweet❤️

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AndreaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the delicious dessert for our anniversary and the card on the table. Great touches! The food is amazing and the portions are very generous! Definitely coming back for another celebration!

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vipPlate3
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate a new job and the staff was amazing! Beautiful view, amazing waiter, and the staff made the occasion extra special with a congratulatory note and everything!! So special, best dinner ever. THANK YOU!!!

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vipSuzanneP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a client here for lunch and there was adequate room to social distance. Everyone wore masks and there was hand sanitizer available. The best part was the service. It was prompt with hot tea and coffee refills perfectly timed. Our waiter knew the menu well and our food was fabulous - as always here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is the Sandy is absolutely amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended with 5 other guests for my birthday. Our waiter was amazing and the food was delicious. We enjoyed the view and will definitely be coming back.

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DanaT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated a friend's birthday at the Chart House in Alexandria. I loved how the menu and table were prepared for her specifically. The server was very knowledgeable and offered great suggestions based on our questions of the menu. The view of the Potomac even at night and in the winter was lovely. The food is very tasty and some of the best tuna I've ever had. I highly reccomend the Mud Pie for dessert!

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KaraLC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect first date night of 2021 with my husband. Got a seat by the window, the server was attentive without being disruptive, food was excellently prepared and timed throughout the night, and the restaurant had a great, intimate atmosphere - not too loud or too quiet, and not overcrowded (especially during pandemic social-distancing). Great experience!

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vipMark
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service! Nice views of the Potomac River as well.

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vipRobertD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was very slow - 45 min for the appetizer and another 45 min for the entree. Never never never again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was wonderful! Excellent service with added touches of personalized anniversary card and menu.

JP
JessicaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service was excellent! The staff all had masks on and sanitized everything

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DZCruz
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in a lovely venue. The Bronzed Mahi was delicious!

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disdonc
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was okay but not exceptional. Nice view though.

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Bellak
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and presented well. Server was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt. He also had a bubbly personality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! A great NYE experience!

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Tee16
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MonicaP
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleased to see precautions taken for safety! Excellent job and service!

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vipBeckyF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Wonderful food, server, & ambience. Highly recommend!

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You can order delivery directly from Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria using the Order Online button. Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 684-5080.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria is rated 4.6 stars by 9713 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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