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About Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

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 29 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!

One Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Cross Street:
Union Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 684-5080

Website:
http://www.chart-house.com/

Parking Details:
There are several public parking lots on Union Street adjacent to our restaurant.

Public Transit:
King Street Metro Station

Executive Chef:
Jeff Paul Lewis

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

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Merry Christmas! Gather with family and friends around our table for tender steaks, perfect prime rib, fresh seafood & a magical celebration.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Goodbye 2017 hello 2018. Toast another Auld Lang Syne at Chart House, where tender steaks, prime rib & fresh seafood make a great celebration.

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Private Dining

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.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (167)
Scenic View (130)
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Good for a Date (87)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
Romantic (84)
Good for Birthdays (76)
Good for Groups (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Great for Lunch (44)
Casual (44)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Sunday Lunch (41)
Worth the Drive (41)
Cozy (39)
Great for Brunch (38)
People Watching (37)
Business Meals (36)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Healthy (27)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Fun (22)
Authentic (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Seasonal (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Disabled Access (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Music (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Chart House manager went above and beyond to accommodate our special birthday request. The birthday had her heart on brunch, but the menu started with lunch. The manager graciously had the chef make some French Toast!! Great outing. Thanks!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

They made the 50th bday celebration really extra special!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Quality of presentation of the food is slipping. Eggs Benedict had hard egggs on chunks of beef on stale muffins for our last visit. They have done better in the past.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We were seated in the lighthouse area of the restaurant, right by the window so we could watch the boats pass by. The room featured a ceramic fireplace, it really set the mood for a romantic dinner. Our server was fantastic, we tried the Mojito flight which was more (drink) than we expected, it was great. Our food was delicious and we left stuffed. I can't wait to go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Chart House is very good, but the food does not taste like it’s quite worth the money. I guess you’re really paying for the ambiance.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very much enjoyed our visit. Food was wonderful and with restaurant even though it was very was busy there.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Most of the order was very good. Oysters Rockafella, one of the best. Loved the Calamari. Few items were too creative, but overall was very enjoyable and great location and views

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spectacular view of the Christmas boat parade of lights

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was excellent and view was amazing. I was impressed by the inventiveness of the menu, some really unique seafood based options. The gazpacho was excellent. My spouse had the crab soup and that, too, was very good. Expansive wine options and the service was casual but attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, great price. There was a little miss communication about the server trying to split up our party with a different table that wasn’t close to the original table. It was corrected promptly and a good time was had by all.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife is gluten and dairy free. She had grilled chicken which she didn’t eat because it was so salty. I had clam chowder which had not taste. I also had the Cobb salad. That also didn’t have any taste. The chicken was bland and the blue cheese didn’t taste like blue cheese.

Our kids got us a gift card there for our anniversary. What a disappointment. The shrimp cocktail was good but the rest was awful.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 30, 2017

There were 4 of us. Three liked their dinners. Mine was the stuffed shrimp & it was overdone & dry. So I’m the only one who wasn’t happy with their meal. I’d have sent it back, but I wanted to dine with them.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service! Amazing food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Chart House in Alexandria is the favorite of mine and my wife's. We have consistently chosen Chart House in Alexandria for our special occasions, e.g. birthdays, anniversaries and we've welcomed the New Year in the Chart House every year for the past four years. We especially appreciate the service and particularly the greeting from Sarah, a manager, whenever we're there. The overall attitude and professionalism of the staff, as well as the selection and quality of the meals is wonderful!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The salad bar this time was disappointing. There were very few items on the bar and a lot of the items were not fresh. We traveled far to have the salad bar because the last two times we were there it was great. The only saving part of the meal was the mud pie.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent lunch, with great service by Mollie and Jorge.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We go to visit family in the DC area once or twice a year and have made Chart House a regular place to take them out. Seafood is fresh and well prepared with plenty of options for toppings and sides. Salads can make a whole meal. The wine list has our favorites. Noise level leaves room for conversation. The view is the best in three states (and the District)! Service (including hostess) can be a bit less than gracious at times, but that is our only complaint. It tends toward the pricey range, but considering the location, we consider it good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cesar salad was uninspired with lackluster romaine. Too big also for 1. Snapper Hemingway stole the show! Absolutely delicious.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Waitress was not focusing. Perhaps she has been working for long, but kept forgetting stuff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Although I’ve never eaten out on on Thanksgiving, ever, Thanksgiving dinner was terrific! Had the last available seating because I was picking up family at airport after traveling. Very nice ambiance and food was wonderful in the Alexandria Chart House location. No mess to clean up! Recommended!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Chart does a business on Thanksgiving. Wide range of options--seafood, beef, even chicken--including a tradition turkey dinner. I'd say the food was a little better last year, but that may just be my dinner (I had the same thing both years). The service last year was definitely better. Our main issue was that the hostesses told me our wait to be seated (we had reservations) would be "momentarily." When, after 20+ minutes of wait, I went back to the hostesses to point out this wasn't "momentarily" any more, they claimed we were already seated. In the waiting area, yes. At our table no. Otherwise, the Chart does a fine job, albeit with a full restaurant turning tables all night, on Thanksgiving.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This restaurant is superb. I only gave it four stars overall because the talking was a little loud which is to be expected nowadays.

The view was tremendous. Sunset on the Potomac is really nice.

The food was excellent and I believe a great price for the setting.

Although we went there for the Thanksgiving holiday, I would recommend this restaurant for the view and the service. Our waiter was superb; and, if you are on a romantic date, this is the place to go.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to the Chart House for Thanksgiving Lunch. The food was very good, and perfectly traditional. The view was outstanding, and the service was impeccable. It was a perfect setting for a special meal.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving lunch- everything was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I have made The Chart House in Alexandria a must visit. My daughter and I have celebrated Thanksgiving there for the last three years and enjoyed it each time. I have visited n business dinners as well and have never been disappointed. The menu has varied options without being overpowering. The Thanksgiving Dinner is excellent as well. I highly recommend The Chart House for all occasions, casual dining, or that special date or event. Kudo's to the staff there. I will be back soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We ate at Chart House for a birthday dinner the night before Thanksgiving. Delicious. Had a table overlooking Potomac with views of National Harbor, all the light across the river, airplanes flying by into Reagan Airport - great viewing. We all had seafood - red snapper, sea bass, stuffed flounder and everyone was happy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Staff, food and atmosphere all exceeded our expectations. Excellent experience all around.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Stuffed flounder was very good. A bit small, though.
Our waiter, Chris, was fantastic... we'll be asking for him next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We made reservations for a birthday. Although we indicated the special occasion in the reservation, the restaurant ignored it. There were a lot of parties in the restaurant on that day and we asked to move to a quieter table. This request was quickly accommodated. The Baked Crab Dip appetizer was good. My mother-in-law and I got the Farmer's Market Salad and neither of us would recommend it. My husband and his mother got the Cream of Crab Soup and they said it was too thick and filling. The Thai, Shrimp and Coconut soup was spicy and tasty. For the three of us, with no entrées, the total was nearly $100. Not a good value. I will try Chart House again for happy hour, but not for a meal.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. He made us feel welcome.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service an atmosphere is fantastic. Took the wife there on a date night. Our waiter Eric was very attentive and polite. Unfortunately for me that was it. Food service was quick but when I received my order it was cold. I was quickly served a new plate though but the taste to me was just average. My wife did enjoy her meal and she thought the food was very good. When I received the cheque, I noticed that I was charged twice for my meal and had to have one removed. To me personally, though the place is beautiful and has great service and ambience, it was not worth the price of the meal. Food was served basically warm and was average tasting to me. I will not be going back there.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A staple when traveling to DC. Great food, fantastic views and couldn't be more convenient for the water taxi.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our server Molly was on-point, efficient, personable, very knowledgeable, hospitable, engaging, helpful with suggestions, and all during an extremely busy night serving multiple large parties!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The Best Experience Ever!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our dining experiences at the Chart House in Alexandria, VA has always been 5 star. We love the atmosphere, the food, and the waiters are always spot on. Thank you Chart House.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service and staff were very accommodating. I asked for a window table and was given one. The food was very good except for the calamari which was drenched in a sauce that made it soggy. This was not in the description. Other than that the food was very good.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great visit to the Chart House. I’d like to especially thank our server Jesse for his good-natured humor and terrific service. He was a definite highlight of our dinner! The food was fantastic too!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant has a special place in my heart because I have celebrated many birthdays there with my other half. I usually ask for a table by the window and I get it most of the time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ww went there for the husbands birthday. They accomodated the reservation as requested. We had a great time. Just have a good credit card, and tip well, they do a great job.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our Anniversary meal at the Chart House and had a terrific time. Service was very good(Moses was his name) he let us enjoy our food and didn't feel rushed. Salad bar was fresh, my wife had the salmon and I had flounder stuffed with crab. Everything was very good and would certainly recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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