The Majestic

4.7
1531 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Established in 1932, The Majestic and its iconic neon sign storefront has been a landmark of Old Town, Alexandria, VA dining for more than 80 years. The Majestic currently offers an upbeat and exciting dining experience under the culinary direction of Chef Nicholas Fulginiti. The contemporary bistro-style menu is perfect for a date night or relaxed dinner with the family and offers an array of seasonal selections that are carefully composed yet rustically simple. Open seven days a week, The Majestic also offers happy hour Monday - Friday from 4 PM - 6 PM, weekend brunch from 10 AM - 3 PM, and an impressive wine and cocktail menu featuring both premium and locally made selections.


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
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Enjoy an incredible three-course prix fixe feast from the kitchen at one of Alexandria’s favorite dining spots. Start the meal with a Christmas Relish Tray and then choose from specials like our Duck Campanelle, Seared Halibut, Baked Cheddar Mac & Cheese and more! $69/person. Available Dec. 24 & 25.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Enjoy an incredible three-course prix fixe feast from the kitchen at one of Alexandria’s favorite dining spots. Start the meal with a Christmas Relish Tray and then choose from specials like our Duck Campanelle, Seared Halibut, Baked Cheddar Mac & Cheese and more! $69/person. Available Dec. 24 & 25.

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vipJefferyG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visited here with a group of seven for dinner, we had reservations and were seated right away. Our server Joan J was very friendly and explained the drinks and meals with specials. I ordered an Old Fashion and it was really good and there was no lacking of whiskey. For my meal I had the Bone in Pork Chop and it was really good, very tender and flavorful and the size of sweet potatoes had a nice kick to them and went well with the pork chop. My wife had the Scallops and really enjoyed them. I tried one and it was tender and had a great sauce. I also had the bread pudding for dessert, it wasn't great but not bad either. The restaurant was very noisy and on the dark side, but we had a really good time.

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bkerr32
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Interesting but limited menu for dinner … but sometimes that’s good to focus on particular things. Hoped the salmon from lunch menu was available for dinner but not this time. Very loud. Very loud. What? I said it was very loud. Good service. Good food.

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viplovestoeat
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food expensive service just okay

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Faye
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Majestic never disappoints! I love that the food is always perfect. I am gluten-free and some of the dishes can be modified.

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RobertD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, unique food and great service. One of our favorite places in Old Town.

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laurine
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving day feast was excellent. 3 courses, good options for all. The halibut was fabulous. Not sure you need 2 sides on top of 3 courses but it was good take away! Service was perfect. We had a lovely meal and enjoyed our time at the Majestic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner with my mother - we arrived early , enjoyed drinks at the bar. The holiday menu was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Majestic was a great place for Thanksgiving dinner. The historic restaurant has an excellent ambiance and the staff was professional and efficient. The food was also amazing. It was a fixed menu for the holiday. My husband, 2 boys and I all enjoyed our meals and the experience we had.

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goodeating2
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The restaurant was packed and loud the food delicious although it took 40 minutes to get our entrees. The waiter was friendly but forgot several items ( side dish and coffee) and water was not refilled. Other tables had a bottle of water but he did not bring one to our table

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre-Thanksgiving meal with family in from out of town.

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RobB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service and nice design. Dining room was a little loud but not bad. I thought the menu was somewhat limited and overpriced. Wife had the shrimp bolognese which was bland. I had the chicken sandwich and I found the chicken stringy. Our server was wonderful but overall I find the value low. I’d rather spend that kind of money elsewhere.

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vipPooka
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Room was way too noisy. Like A Lot. Service was poor. Too much food; so wasteful, and it wasn't great anyway.

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vipDMVDineAround
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Majestic is a go-to spot in Old Town for me. Hadn't experienced brunch, til this visit. It's gooood! Warning - don't fill up on the super-tasty fingerling potatoes which come with a lot of dishes, or you might not be able to finish your omelette or eggs or amazing French toast.

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vipSambo
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Little loud. Everything else great. They had to substitute our first wine choice but made a great recommendation. The smoked butter with the Parker Rolls was intriguing and surprisingly delightful.

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vipKimP
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We literally can't say enough about the Majestic. Our brother took us out to dinner there and everything was spectacular. We had to wait an extra 10 minutes to be seated and they comped us a glass of wine. The waiter was nice and very professional and knowledgeable. The manager is outstanding and hostess was also so nice. The pork chop was out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious brunch!

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Blake
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the Majestic a handful of times. It's a gem. The only thing better than the food is how their staff treats you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Particularly appreciated host paying our cocktails to make up for delay in getting our table. Slightly noisy but to be expected. Just not ideal if someone in your party is hard of hearing.

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danaz
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great night. Food was good! Ambiance perfect - waiter made us feel a little rushed & when two of the drinks ordered were not as expected - I had to ask that they be removed from bill - he wasn’t interested to offer. But other than that we all will definitely be back!

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vipjosephh
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Restaurant was too loud. My wife is vegetarian. Your website lists sides of vegetables but they were not available. Server was very good. Menu for my wife was very limited. If sides of vegetables not available should update website menu.

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vipLyndon
San Antonio
177 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old staple of Old Town that just gets better with time. Having moved away a few years ago, I was excited to come back and try an old friend. It did not disappoint. While the menu has been updated, the great food, service and atmosphere was still there. I can't say enough about the staff. Very warm and friendly. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very underwhelmed with the food experience… cocktails were amazing and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Atmosphere and brunch cocktails were excellent. The food was just ok - the omelet was over cooked, avocado toast was under spiced, and the fruit plate tasted a bit old. I would try it again with different menu choices.

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Noel
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent brunch and excellent service. Perfect location for a Sunday full of activities.

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KristinD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food! The best whiskey sour! Amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The restaurant has a nice ambience and is in a great location in Old Town. It’s a great place to bring out-of-town guests or have a fun weekend brunch.

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Oneuh2
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charming atmosphere -- the restaurant decor is vintage and very artsy! The food was good -- the service was excellent - unfortunately the noise level made conversation a challenge. Good brunch with yummy mimosas and bloody mary's.
Be aware that if you are expecting some reduced occupancy to allow more social distancing, this location will not provide it -- outdoor seating is an option, though, if the weather is good.

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BEats
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice, responsive server; the food came quickly, and it was all delicious!

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MollyH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! We had a reservation at 9:30 and weren’t seated until 10pm, however we were a larger group for such a small charming restaurant and they were very busy on a Friday night. Totally understandable. Once we got seated, they gave us a bottle of sparkling on the house, and it was simply a joy from there. Fantastic staff, fantastic menu, and fantastic cocktails. A wonderful place for a group of old friends to gather for a special birthday celebration. Depending on what you’re looking for it is obviously popular, obviously smaller, and therefore obviously very loud when it’s busy. Will definitely be coming back and making this a regular spot!

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious as well as the drinks!

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Streamside
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Majestic is always comfortable. Service was very good. One entree was excellent, two disappointed a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place for brunch! The food is incredible, the service is great and it’s a beautiful restaurant. Hugo really went above and beyond to take care of us, and he had a great energy!

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food. A go to place

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MaryC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time eating in majestic for brunch, and it did not disappoint me, the food was very good, no complaints. The service was PHENOMENAL make sure you guys asked for HUGO, best server! He will make you laugh. You don’t only get to dine in and eat food you also get to laugh.. 100% recommend!

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Jennifer
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a friends get together and enjoyed sharing lots of apps and sides. We brought in a bottle of champagne and the restaurant doesn’t have a corkage fee which is nice. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful.

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vipLaurenH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing burger!! Will definitely be returning. My
Mom liked the hanger steak, too. It was a busy night and our server did their best to check in but was also handling a few other tables and the bar was backed up so at times we had to wait a bit for drink refills. Not his fault, and his service was otherwise fantastic.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Scallops entrée was very good. Old Fashion cocktail was tasty. Informed our server to tell chef that steak tartar appetizer was way too spicy with cumin. It simply overwhelmed the dish to point of being uneatable. Sadly, no follow-up from kitchen or management. The is a favored neighborhood spot for us so we will visit again, but
management should take heed. What is actually coming out of the kitchen is a key to survival. Prices are in a mid-range, but do not deliver a full measure of value compared to other Old Town locations.

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vipLp2987
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, especially the monkey bread! Highly recommend this place!!

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter provided excellent service. Manager welcomed us twice which we appreciated. Great meals. Wonderful place. One of our favorites

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time but that was only because the tables wouldn’t get up. When we sat down the service was so great that it made up for it. Our waiter Don was next level. One of the best waiters I’ve had. And for our wait, they comped us our dessert even though it wasn’t their fault. One of the best experiences I’ve had at The Majestic.

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You can order delivery directly from The Majestic using the Order Online button. The Majestic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 837-9117.

The Majestic is rated 4.7 stars by 1531 OpenTable diners.

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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