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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.4
7692 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront (133)
  • Scenic View (124)
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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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Cuisines
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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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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Neighborhood
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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 7692 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBooboo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day 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!!

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TanayaT 
3.0  Dined 3 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.

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Kate (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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vipDCLocal (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 4 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."

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mynamejeff 
5.0  Dined 5 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.

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joiseydiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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BernardA 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Overall good experience

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

Great food and great service

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

Great! Food amazing

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

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

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

First off I was celbrating an anniversary and when I made the reservation I was told they would write this on the menu. I did not request this but thought it would be a nice touch. They reconfirmed this when I checked in. They did not add this to the menu. The employee at the counter was in a huge rush and pushing menus out as fast as possible....Not the kind if service you expect when our dinner for 2 set me back $300+ with wine. Our waitress was polite and provided mediocre service while hardly coming to the table at all. BUT, the food was to die for. Excellent Prime Rib and Salmon Rockefellar ! Food was worth the wait. Great view from the table as well!

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

Valentine’s Day buzzkill.

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Number26 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

CH is always our Valentine's dinner reservation of choice. Seven out of the last eight years. Last year we switched. That will never happen again! Great drinks (sangria), great appetizer (calamari), great meal stuffed shrimp, prime rib/crab cake, and great service!

FANTASTIC!!

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ramblinmen (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Reservation for 6PM only to be told there was a 20 minute wait to be seated. Is this a doctor's office? When we left (8PM) there was little room left to stand anywhere near check in. Ordered medium rare Prime Rib and it was exceptionally dry and tough ($43) and was obviously the end cut subjected to a constant heat lamp for a very long time. The salad bar ($10 with entree) was lacking 5 items and we waited 20 minutes for it to be replenished to no avail. I understand that Valentines day will be crowded but these restaurants seem to way over-book on special occasions and the clientele suffer for it. Table service was exceptional but understaffed particularly bar service which took about 20 minutes per (glass of) wine order.

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ColemanM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We tried to upload a much better photo, however i feel we had a comfortable, very extraordinary experience overall. The stuffed shrimp, steak, potatoes and mushrooms were cooked to par.
For this Wednesday date, we were celebrating my birthday, Valentine’s Day ‘18 & our one-year-anniversary.
Thank you for sharing your lovely river view, and for making our night memorable!!

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vipDelighted (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day- exceeded expectations

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Foodie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was excellent. We went on Valentine's Day so it was probably busier than usual. The only thing we didn't like was that we had to wait for about 10 minutes for a server to visit our table. I'm sure inhrh spring/summer its beautiful with the boats on the water.

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vipJTGarcia2 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was valentine's so they were packet full. Service was good but food was ok. We've been there with much better food before . Will go back, just not on a holiday!

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JamesT 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was outstanding Salmon Burger was out of this world. My waiter was very professional. Could not keep my wife from the salad bar is was very clean.

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

It was a bit disorganized it took a while to get a server. I didn’t receive everything I ordered. We were approached by 3 different servers all polite but didn’t know who was our server. The last server was very attentive but he wasn’t the one who originally took our order so that is probably why I receive my full order.

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

Overall experience was great. Some of our food did not have much flavor

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Clarence (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server, the food, the view, and ambience were all excellent.

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vipLordLyman (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service. She-crab soup good but lacked spice. Sweet potato fries were excellent. Would like to have seen better selection of fish-dishes. The river view would have been delightful were it not for the junk in the river (not the restaurant's fault). Seating was perfect for river watching.

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CMMR (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great date night ambiance! The food could be better (variety of oysters, proper steak temperature, etc.)

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a great date night but we were sat right in front of a very large and loud group. Service was a bit slow in the beginning. Food was delicious as alway!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great service, wonderful ambiance. Food was excellent; not too impressed with crab & shrimp stack appetizer, but stuffed flounder was amazing. Service was great. Beautiful view. It is very pricey, not the best value, but worth it for a treat once in awhile.

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jjtbayb (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the ambiance and view. Salad bar is always great. Bar table service was not great but dinner table service was great.

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