Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.6
9624 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 9624 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
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Sadly a great let down.
A nice spot and view
Drinks were nice
Food terrible. Tuna was like an old boot. Prime rib had zero flavor. Mashed potato was cold and sticky.
Overall highly disappointing and over priced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was an overall amazing experience. I certainly would recommend it.

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SybilT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved the attention to the COVID 19 guidelines. Felt very safe and sanitary.

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Sharon
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been celebrating holidays and special events at the Chart House - all over the US - for more than 35 years and we’ve never been disappointed. The food is always delicious, the views are fabulous, the staff is so nice, helpful, funny and always make our visit feel special. We will probably spend Christmas there again and I know we will have a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Thanksgiving with family

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Amazing
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my to go places .. love the food.. service .. view of the water

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vipNancy
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving outside socially distanced... great food, superior service - Jeffey!

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pgso300
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food, salmon was perfect, loved the view

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Great place. Wasn’t impressed with quality of prime rib

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LauraR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Two out of 4 meals were prepared incorrectly. Could not even correct one of them. Staff members were rude and made almost no effort to correct the problems.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Loved the view of the water.

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Japeyes
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience was perfect in that the social distancing of the customers was very good. The food was excellent in quality and perfectly timed between servings. Our seating was by a window giving us great conversation topics looking at the flow of foot traffic on the ‘boardwalk’ and the river view!

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ChristineJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so good! Awesome service, great food, beautiful view of the water. We loved it, and we’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super cute! Crab legs and lobster tail amazing!!!! Service was quick and the staff was on top of everything. Anniversary card and cake a super plus. Ready to go back and sit outside to catch the amazing view!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I took our Daughter for lunch on her 15th Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Very expensive but food quality not nearly as good as other Old town restaurants.

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JayneW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Birthday dinner. Requested reservations on Open Table a week in advance. Requested window view. Got table in center of restaurant, not window view. Waiter never brought bread. Asked to switch out cheaper dessert on combo meal with prime rib, could not do that and had to add key lime pie instead of lava cake that was included with meal. Server forgot bread prior or with meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve visited the Chart House on several occasions and the service, food and atmosphere is always great. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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IraP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great food but our waitress kept disappearing and we would have to ask the manager or other servers for things

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ShaneB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!! We had the fish tacos and burger. Also the spinach artichoke app and chocolate lava cake desert. All very good. The drinks were excellent.

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vipEnthralled
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a real treat to enjoy gteat food om the restaurant terrace on a lovely afternoon.

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DarrellyR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!!! The best calamari in town!

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StevenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Great for an anniversary dinner. We has calamari, crab dip, scallops, herb crusted salmon. All was excellent

DG
DonitaG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was a great place to celebrate my birthday! The overlook of the National Harbor was an extra bonus. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a birthday card from the staff and to see the Birthday Custom Happy Birthday on our menu.

Thank you for making my day memorable!

DD
DanielleD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As usual Chris and the service received from him is impeccable. Thank you!
Also, I was impressed with Sarah and how she hosted us earlier taking into consideration all of our requests. Thank you so much!

As far as the menu, we believe it needs more variety and we think some of the old items should come back. I had the tuna dish that said "spicy", but was far from spacy. The only spicy thing was the ginger on the side. Also, the coconut shrimp was way too sweet and there was nothing to offset it with because all sauces on the side were also sweet...

The meals are overpriced for the quality, in my opinion. Most meals on the menu are "some fancy fish with rice", as my teenage daughter put it:) Perhaps, they should cost no more than $20.

The music was off and very annoyingly beaty. We asked to be decreased. The carpet and atmosphere appear a little old already.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Truly followed social distancing protocols and we felt very safe. Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Foodie2020
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious along with the yummy cocktails. I love the personalized birthday menu and card. One of our items were a little cold but fixed quickly. It was even better the second day as left overs.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great night. Service was outstanding, friendly and made the meal a very good experience.

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Wjm5107
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this restaurant since 1981. Our server Cindy did an awesome job, the grilled halibut was wonderful and just a lovely time. It never loses its charm.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mr Le was great! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipTaster
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery with a perfect lunch!

CT
vipChefT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming to the Chart House and it will not be my last time. Everyone adhered to social distance and employees were in masks and wearing gloves, I appreciate the commitment to safety. Food was delicious, especially the crab dip! Service was OUTSTANDING!! Viktoriia made it a great experience, so personable and paid great attention to detail. Will ask for her to be my server on the next visit!

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folakea
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiteress was cordial and very polite. She made our experience great!

RK
RamonaK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Didn’t get my molten lava cake. It took about 30 mins per order. It’s was a bad birthday experience

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TevarM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dinning experience my date and I have had in the Old Town area. We are now customers for life! The food was excellent in its variety, taste and aww-inspiring presentation. Staff was superb from our first welcome thru our last goodbyes and did everything to make the dinning event an unforgettable experience . Lovely and tasty were the various seafood appetizers and main course, salads, and the Filet mignon we had was the best I have ever enjoyed . Since we attended the restaurant to celebrate, we are treated to a chocolate dessert that I can only describe as “heaven”!Alexander, our server, was a pleasure to be served by and his recommendations and attentiveness was superb and a treasure.

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vipkennethm
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table location great, service great, menu was wonderful. There were plenty of guests there even though it was only 5 pm. Great place to celebrate.

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to thank the staff of the Chart house for making our celebration dinner a very special event. Of course the food was delicious. But it was the extra steps the staff went to that made it over the top special. Thank you.

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EllaRae
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beautiful views on a sunny day. Sit by the window.

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DanA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent but pricey, though we got what we paid for - excellent food, service, and nice ambience - had a nice table overlooking the harbor

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DanielleS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Anniversary dinner They went above and beyond, personalized menu, card from the staff and a complimentary dessert.

FAQs

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 684-5080.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria is rated 4.6 stars by 9624 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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