Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.6
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9397 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. 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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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good and service was fabulous. However, our dozen oysters had pieces of the shell with the oyster meat. So that was annoying. Lava cake was deelish and flounder with stuffed crab was delicious

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The overall experience was great.

r
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to other Chart House locations and while the others were great, the Alexandria, Va location stands out. The Chart House theme is great seafood with a view and they take it to the top here. If I lived in Alexandria, I would be eating there all the time. Highly recommend it.

CO
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is clean, the employees are polite and respectful. The service is spot on!! I will bring friends the next time we come. Great place to enjoy a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

DG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience and service was amazing - hubby had the salmon and I had the king crab - appetizer was the mushrooms and for drinks mango sangria. Highly recommend and well worth the money

JP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Everything was great except our 2 orders of fish and chips appeared to maybe have set too long while our friend's well done cheese burger with crisp bacon was made. The fish was not crisp and a bit rubbery but good news the cheeseburger and crab cake were real good. I'd come again but not with my friend and his burnt hamburger order.

BB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a wonderful experience. I had concerns about Chart House coronavirus safety precautions. The Salad bar was not designed for good hygiene. There were no sanitizers for the serving utensils nor did they take my suggestion to have a server to minimize handling of the utensils.

Food continues to be good and service was excellent. They need more hygiene consciousness.

RW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice view to go along your dinner.
This my fourth visit.

DM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 18th wedding Anniversary. Atmosphere was great. We sat with a beautiful window view of the Potomac River. Dinner was so delicious!!

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the scenery so romantic great for 5 star service

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the stuffed shrimp and captain cut prime rib. Both were exceptional. Eric was our waiter and he was excellent

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was outstanding however the food was cold and the flavors were not as I expected from a restaurant like this.

F
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brunch menu has a good mix of items and the salad bar never disappoints. This is our go to when we have folks in from out of town.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday!! Chart House made it special by providing good food and an excellent wait staff. It was a nice experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food, but not as good as similar price point restaurants. Ambience was very good and noise level moderate. Seems like a popular place for special occasions.

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very professional and attentive to all our needs.

DS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was superb. I can’t wait to dine there again.

DP
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Went for late lunch and had a wonderful date. Food was perfect. Great service from Skyler. Thank you.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Awesome view!!

VA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall very nice experience. I ordered stuffed shrimp. They were small but tasty. The servers were a little confused about who to serve each entree. Great views of the water and National Harbor. I would go again.

IP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ryan, our server, was fabulous. Food and view, fantastic. We'll be back!

MC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and spacious restaurant with nice views.

TD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

What was a little disappointing is where we were seated initially. It was a small table right in front of stairs. It was very uncomfortable. We were not walk-ins we had a reservation. I frequent the Chart House so I was shocked. This was my acquaintance first time and was very irritated with the traffic from the stairs. The host did graciously moved us to a better spot. Other than that we did enjoy the rest of the evening.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived 30 minutes past our 8:00 pm reservation. That said, we were seated within 10 minutes of our arrival.

d
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Clam chowder and crab cakes among the best I have had.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a take right on the window to see DC and Maryland. Service was outstanding. Food was perfect!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great window sear overlooking the Potomac River with excellent service and food. A perfect Sunday afternoon.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch on all counts!

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and our server was great!

JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice venue for our anniversary venue. I will go back.

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodative for our large party. The service was great and the food was unbelievable.

T
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We would definitely visit this restaurant again.

DP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, he didn't force anything he had some recommendations for first timers. The manager came around checking on every1.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great!!!!

LV
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful view out the window. The food was great, especially the soups and the service was very good. We will be back.

D
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given the best table in the place, near a fireplace and a view of the waterfront. Waiter, Charles, was efficient and friendly. The key lime pie is great again.

KT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, service, ambiance and wine selection all excellent!

NH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was pretty good, but for the price should be better. Was served a dish with a hair on it, and after pointing it out
to the waiter, I did receive a new dish. However, the manager never came over to check in about the incident which is standard practice. The waiter acted like it was no big deal that I had a hair on my $60 dish.... The salad bar was out of lettuce and I had to ask multiple people to have someone come refill it. Overall, was good, but for the price, service and food quality should be better.

r
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, service was excellent as always but wow! Prices have gone up and being a member of “Landry’s Select Club” no longer gives you any priority for reservations or table location.

JD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seated close to a door that should not be unlocked during the winter months. It was freezing. You should only be allowed to enter and exit through the front doors unless it is an emergency.

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