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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

7694 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(703) 684-5080
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeff Paul Lewis
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Cross street
Union Street
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Parking details
There are several public parking lots on Union Street adjacent to our restaurant.
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Public transit
King Street Metro Station
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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

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.

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What 7694 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 18 hours ago

I took my sister to Chart House for her birthday. It was our first time there. The food was EXCELLENT EXCELLENT and plentiful. So plentiful that we got full off the appetizers. BEST calamari ever. The lava cake was just sinfully delicious! The other person in our party had been there, and she had nothing but good things to say about Chart House too. Ambiance was excellent. We sat next to the window that looked out over the water. Our server was friendly and attentive. We ended up leaving her a 30% gratuity.

vipBooboo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful mean and great service from Crystal! Sat outside on a beautiful day while in town for a conference. Had the gazpacho, which was one of the best I’ve ever have had. Have traveled to Spain and this beat there’s! Ordered shrimp tacos that were blackened. I like my tortillas soft and these were slightly hard but still wonderful. Then we splurged on our diet and had the trio of ice cream. Apple/Brandy, home maid strawberry and blood orange. All were wonderful and presented in a way to cleanse the palite! Thanks and will definitely visit more CH’s, haven’t in a long time.. Great Job!!

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I booked online and stated it was our anniversary but I just wish it was something special added to the dinner. It was not so I was a little disappointed.

Kate (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Everything was delicious! Our service was great. I would highly recommend the Chart House in Alexandria.

vipDCLocal (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was respectable with a heavy nod to seafood. The service was good. The dining pace was appropriate. Nice view of the river. However, the overall experience was diminished based on being seated at a table that was too small for the size of our party. It was not a fluke. A quick look around indicates it's by design. So beware if you have a party of six (especially if any diner is not svelte) as they just cram a chair on each end of a 4 top. I am sure they would call it cozy. I call it trying to maximize your dining room seating and create incremental profit by placing a low regard on the comfort of your patrons. The person who sat us just shrugged her shoulders and said: "I don't assign the seating."

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My fiancee' and I walked by it many times and talked about going, so we finally made a reservation for Valentine's Day weekend. The food was delicious, the view was gorgeous, and the service was outstanding. Pricey, but definitely worth it.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

It was enjoyable. Lunch was good and service was nice.

joiseydiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The service was a slow to start, with appologies; OK later. Our view was good. The food for all at the table was fantastic!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. The Chart House is where we go for special occasions and it never disappoints us!

5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Chris was an exceptional waiter. The food was phenomenal! From start to finish it was by far one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The Chart House really made it memorable for my wife's birthday by personalizing our menu! Chart House Manager (Sarah) sealed the deal by visiting our table a few times and ensuring the very best service and experience was served that night! +10 rating with the best reviews all around.

vipDCN8tiv (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had a delightful lunch at Chart House today! Two of us shared three appetizers: crab cake, coconut shrimp and fried artichokes, then shared a large spinach salad. Since we were celebrating my birthday, they surprised us with a slice of mud pie. The crab cake and coconut shrimp appetizers were particularly delicious, but everything else was also excellent. The whole experience was enjoyable and was enhanced by Porscha's exceptional service and the beautiful, sunlit fire room.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Overall good experience

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great service

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great! Food amazing

Therestaurantcritic (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Host staff....unpleasant
Servers... AMAZING
Food.... AMAZING