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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.2
4.2
9916 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 684-5080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Alexandria Chart House is a quintessential waterfront location for hosting private events including luncheons, business meetings, holiday & social events. Our private dining room overlooks the Potomac River with views of the U.S. Capitol and can accommodate groups up to 80 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Amanda Hendrix: (703) 684-5080

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    Union Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    King Street Metro Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. S

    Shahramr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    My wife and I always have enjoyed CHR in Alexandria in the past. However, since Covid 19 the quality of food has been diminished quite a bit. on our last visit, my wife had Steak & Pesto Pasta. She practically had one bite. I had grilled Sword Fish. The side vegetable tasted awful.
  2. JB

    JoelB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Paid a lot for the season swordfish. Over cooked and tough. Did I mention they brought the mains before the appetizers. On top of that, they piece-mealed the entrees. Pass on this place forever. Server apologized but did not offer to fix anything. Also, the mojitos were packed with so much sugar it felt like drinking a childrens drink.
  3. JG

    JannetteG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! No complaints. We usually get a better view, but we still enjoyed it!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at the Charthouse for our 18th anniversary on July 3, 2022. We had our rehearsal dinner here 18 years ago and have had the pleasure of several other dinners, but it has been many years since we have been (2010), and we wanted to share our experience with our kids. The staff at the Charthouse went above my expectations. We had the perfect seat with a view, an anniversary card signed by the team, an anniversary menu, and a special dessert. While these things may be expected by some, this wasn’t something we’ve experienced and it made our day that much more special. Thank you!
  5. LL

    LLee

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    All good as usual, but this was the first time in all my visits to Chart House, that the waitress made a lengthy pitch for some of us to join Landry program. Didn't appreciate it.
  6. b

    bubba

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service very good. For special occasions, it is a good value.
  7. AE

    AEWS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server and the assistant manager were phenomenal! My family thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience. Thank you for a great time.
  8. SM

    SozitM21

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great! It was just a little hot but everything as was awesome
  9. DB

    DanteB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a good dinner
  10. V

    Veggirl

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    What a great view! Food and service were very good. Nice meal
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone at our table had no food left on their plates! The service was great and the waterfront view was amazing!
  12. b

    bigdog

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They need to get back to the basic. When you can't get the service or the food even get clean plates,glass or utensils clean. You need to go back to the basics
  13. MM

    MMus88

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and beautiful view. Music was loud and made conversation difficult. Food was good overall. Grilled trout entree was excellent. Would like to see more variety on the lunch menu.
  14. p

    paulwbranner

    Guanajuato

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best!!! I love going here with a date!!
  15. K

    Kaiy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    View and ambiance were amazing! My SO ordered the mac nut Mahi which was delicious. I ordered the surf and turf pasta which I was disappointed with. For dessert, the lava cake was just fine. We enjoyed the Fleur D’Lis and the Monarch Margarita drinks. I would dine here again, but would order a different entree!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Lovely place to sit in. Lovely waiter. Awful food and smallest wine pours ever
  17. M

    Mrhungry

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Food was not good. Tasted old, soggy and stale! However, server and service was excellent!!
  18. LB

    LynnelleB

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Carolyn was a phenomenal server
  19. NO

    NilO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and sat on the patio looking at the water, the food presentation was lovely, our waiter Justis was really nice and professional; please give him our thanks! He was attentive, answered all our questions, and gave us some suggestions for wines. The ambiance felt calm and relaxing. My husband and I would definitely come again in the evening to overlook the sunset.
  20. TB

    TimB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the menu and specials of the day. He was very personable, outgoing and genuine.
  21. CS

    ChristineS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Waiter was ok, the person that delivered the food was horrible! Her attitude and mannerism was quite off putting. I asked for a bowl to put my empty shells she barely responded to my request and needless to say never came back with the bowl. Will not be returning at least not to that Chart House.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Nice setting. Pleasant overall.
  23. S

    Sonya

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Reservation was for 8:45pm and we checked in at 8:20pm. The hostess explained they were seating on time and I acknowledged we were early and that was ok. 8:45pm comes around and I walk back to the front to ask and she tells me they would be calling me soon. I gave them my number to text and sat back down. After another 20 mins, it was 9:15pm and she said we still had 2 8:45pm reservations ahead of us, which made no sense. Finally at 9:32am we were called. Almost there 1hour after the reservation. They were out of one of the appetizers I wanted so I ordered the shrimp, avocado, mango tower and it had 90% mango salsa and 10% total of the rest. We didn’t receive any bread and our drinks(non alcoholic) were watered down. It took a while for our food to come and it wasn’t hot. Just lukewarm. My food was flavorless. The waitress disappeared at at 10:45pm we finally found her. I’ve come here in the past but will never come back unless they are able to go back to the quality service and food they’ve been known for.
  24. K

    Kevin

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I expected so much more for the price. The oysters were not fresh and later caused me to get sick. The entrees were average. Also, my order was changed without telling me. waiter and staff were nice considering the bad food experience.
  25. J

    Jason

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Celebrating 20 year anniversary. Reservation for 7pm. The hostess who took care of us was OUTSTANDING. Knowing it was a special day, she made sure to get us a nice table overlooking the harbor. The place was very busy, but she was getting it done. Very professional and obviously very skilled at her job. Then we were seated and the troubles began. Waiter, Gabe, was not at all personable. He seemed nervous or distracted, or maybe just overwhelmed. Service was slow for drinks and food. The ahi app we ordered was very tasty; just the right amount of spice and plenty of wasabi to kick it up a notch. I ordered the spinach salad next. I wish I could tell you that is was equally delicious, but it never arrived. Our mains arrived. I had shrimp (over cooked) and scallops (underwhelming) the size of the scallop were very disappointing; almost like one scallop was sliced in thirds to make the portion. Each was only about a quarter inch thick. The best part of the entree was the accompanying barley and roasted vegetables. The micro greens were an appreciated bit of freshness. Ordered more drinks and waited and waited for them to arrive. When they did, so did our bill. We were planning on dessert and coffee. I asked the waiter why he brought the bill. His response, "usually when people have to wait so long for me they just want the check." Disappointed, we decided to just pay and leave. I looked at the check and no surprise, there was the spinach salad that i never received. I pointed it out and Gabe went to take it off the tab. He returned and stated it was taken care of. I gave my card and he ran it. When he returned for my signature, I looked and saw that the missing salad was still charged. At this point I had to go find him. He then brought me a new receipt for the correct amount. But now my concern is that I will have two separate $200+ charges on my card. Will have to wait to see what posts. Hostess was a rockstar. Food and service were not worth the $ or the frustration
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Just okay. Definitely has gone down over the years. The entrance is very disorganized. No place to stand without being in the staffs way. What once was a buffet/salad bar is now empty sitting in the middle of the restaurant, such an eye sore. Food was decent. Won’t visit again.
  27. D

    Derek

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a special occasion like birthday or anniversary celebration. Drinks were very good and not diluted. Service was outstanding. Would highly recommend prime rib with mash potatoes. However, caesar salad was very plain and nothing special.
  28. s

    shoppergirl

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were early and were told to sit in the bar but no one bothered to let us know when the table was ready. Service was also lacking they were short staffed.
  29. RJ

    RJONES

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impromptu dinner with the family. Made a reservation for an hour out and made it in the knick of time. Finding parking was a bit challenging. However, once seated, the views were spectacular. We were indoors (outdoor seating is offered, but couldn't reserve on OpenTable). The staff was great. The vibe was chill. There did not appear to be a dress code though I'd suggest business casual. Three of the four in my party had the salmon and they all loved it. I had chicken and, although tasty, I've had better.
  30. P

    Pookie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Boring good and too dark. Ambiance flat. Waiter was nice. Dislike the giant bar environment!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We went there for our anniversary. They welcomed us and congratulated us as this was in our reservation.We checked in for our reservation and took awhile for seating. We sat down and quickly ordered mojitos and crab dip. We waited. After about 30 minutes waitress returned so we ordered meals. Still waiting for crab dip and mojitos. About 20 minutes later got crab dip. It was ok. The mojitos came about 10 minutes before we got our meals. Only three tables were occupied in the big room we were in so not sure why mojitos took nearly an hour. Food was ok, but service was slow but pleasant and bill was wrong so we ended up getting charged for extra drink which we had to have manager remove. Guess they don’t do anything special for anniversaries. View was nice, but plan to be there for awhile and maybe call in your drink orders before you arrive, if that is possible,as you could be waiting an hour. A bit disappointing for what the restaurant could be and for such an occasion.
  32. BK

    BethK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress Toni was a doll and took great care my friend and me! The food was delicious and we enjoyed everything we ordered. The only issue was that the menu said our entree came with broccolini and potatoes. We got the potatoes (delicious sweet potato fries!) but no broccolini. When we asked the waitress, she checked with the kitchen and she was told the entree only came with one side. Either the menu should be updated or the wait staff needs to let customers know. In fairness to our waitress, she didn’t know. Otherwise everything was great and I would highly recommend Chart House! And the setting on the waterfront is fabulous!!
  33. r

    robp

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very bad customer service and food food was served cold, no water refills, never will recommend and won’t return
  34. d

    dkelley

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Wonderful spot on the Alexandria waterfront; window tables have great views. Service: Usually excellent, but some mistakes last visit. But recognized...
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Go for the view not for the food and drink. Stale bread, ends of romaine for salad, overcooked chicken.
  36. CG

    CaviarGirl

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We went on Father's day so I can understand it can a busy day for the servers. We were seated at a table for 6 but there was 4 of us. The settings was not cleared so we had alot of extra plates and glassware on the table that was small to begin with, bread came with no condiments, appetizer came before the drinks (15 mins after we were done), entrees were salty, no steak sauce or steak knives, took 30 minutes to get any service (me waving my arm like a crazy person) so the steak was cold by the time the knives came. Lobster tail was never delivered and after a gentle reminder I was told the tail fell to the ground and they are remaking it. I kid you not, the lobster tail was not cooked when it finally arrived. Another 30 minutes before our plates were cleared and another 30 minutes for dessert to come and I gave the server my c/c so we can pay the bill and leave this terrible experience...45 mins later she tells me the computer is down and could not charge my card. I mean I really don't have words to express the disappointment. Dinner took 3.5 hours. We watched the restaurant close up. My 85 year old father was sleeping at the table and my young daughter was half sleep walking. Extremely terrible dinner for $375.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    We had a okay Father’s Day experience there! Lobster tails were over cooked but all other food was good! They ran out of the dessert which was on set menu for Father’s Day but they did give us something else that wasn’t on the menu which turned out to be very good. We all had a pleasant experience with our food in the end and there was a very nice view. The service was lacking, we asked many time for water that sat empty for over 30 minutes after asking for more which seems very odd for a place this nice. It was very hard to get the waitress to the table as she never seemed to be inside. But it was a very nice setting with a great view so it turned out to be a very peaceful evening there.
  38. CW

    ChristopherW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I’ve never had a worst experience at the chart house. First no one told me when I made the reservation that there was a limited special menu. When we got there they didn’t have half of the items on the very limited menu. We didn’t receive the bread because there was no butter. The lobster that I payed extra for was not completely cooked. We didn’t receive our drinks until after we received our dinner. Service was horrible to say the least. They ended up taking $90 off of my bill.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great. She really took great care of us.
  40. D

    Debra

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First, we do not recommend going to The Chart House on a Holiday. It took 30 minutes to find parking, lots were full and flat rate was $20 in the one not full parking lot where you exited later by a narrow ally. Wales 9 blocks which was fine. Got to the restaurant early. The Welcoming Committee was that the right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing. Was told to follow Hostess and we had to come back because the table had already been given out. One nice fellow recommended sitting upstairs and there was a window view. Later told no availability upstairs. Didn’t get the requested table near a window. Not a big deal. We didn’t have a waiter come to our table until over 20 minutes later when I saw what looked like to be a manager. Called him over. He served us water and got us some bread. Finally, a server who said he was asked to wait on us came over from another section. We quickly ordered apps and our food from the pre-fixed menu ($68 per person) figuring it would take forever to get our meal. It all came out. All was pretty good except the main person, my husband’s Prime Rib had little flavor. Getting steak knives 15 minutes after getting our steaks was a bit late! One guest at another table had to get up and get his own water, pouring it from a pitcher. Sanitary? After $550 for 4 people, No, I would not recommend The Chart House in Alexandria.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria is rated 4.2 stars by 9916 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Google Map for Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

1 Cameron St Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Union Street

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    King Street Metro Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 684-5080

  • Private party facilities

    The Alexandria Chart House is a quintessential waterfront location for hosting private events including luncheons, business meetings, holiday & social events. Our private dining room overlooks the Potomac River with views of the U.S. Capitol and can accommodate groups up to 80 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Amanda Hendrix: (703) 684-5080

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