The Majestic

4.5
808 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Majestic is all new, with Executive Chef Graham Duncan at the helm, offering diverse, seasonal, and vibrant, protein and vegetable-forward menus for Lunch, Dinner, and weekend Brunch. A contemporary upscale-casual American bistro style selections with ingredient-focused dishes showcasing quality olive oils, herbs, garlic, and other influences. A rotisserie for meats (and even vegetables) adds deep flavor and variety to the restaurants signature dishes.

The newly renovated 85-seat dining room features a comfortable and sophisticated setting of intimate booths, individual tables facing a high back banquette, and inviting contemporary club chairs in the single dining room. Extensive updates were made to the finishes, fixtures, and furnishings, and the newly hand-waxed walls are covered in salon-style collections of art, objects, and interesting images for a dynamic setting.
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed their restaurant week menu, it’s a great deal! The food was delicious! The ambiance was nice and the noice level wasn’t too high so we were able to have conversations at a normal volume.

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KS
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to The Majestic 3 or 4 times in the last few years. The food is consistently top end - unique menu options, flavors. Also, had a great IPA draft - Devils Backbone 8 Point.

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FP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service attentive.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved Majestic. The ambience was just right although later into the meal they turned up the wall sconce lights and it was a bit distracting since we had four people to my table and I was sitting right next to the light but they dimmed them as soon as I requested it. Food was outstanding and service perfect. It’s becoming my favorite place !! Never disappoints.

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NM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food but noise too high. Service helpful with suggestions. Wine ok but not memorable

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Great food and even better wine. Service is the best old town.

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VR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was very quick and food was great. So were drinks. Would recommend.

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LE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this place!!

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London
39 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would not recommend the restaurant for brunch. it was too noisy for our party of three to even carry on a conversation.

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MC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Majestic never disappoints. Smaller menu but everything tastes great. The monkey bread melts in your mouth. The mimosa flight is awesome!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent as always.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New hire welcome lunch.

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k
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always dependable; always delicious! Great staff and service. Lovely for a special occasion as well as a friendly neighborhood dinner. Love the deco bar!

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TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with exceptional food and drink, amazing staff and a great atmosphere

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the Majestic for New Years Day Brunch:
Was great, our server rocked! He was quick to make sure that our coffee cups were never empty and very pleasant.
you MUST get the Monkey Bread - DELICIOUS! Only critique is that the avocado toast comes out on a really really small piece of toast that gets cut in two and it doesn’t have much avocado, but it does have poached eggs with it

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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PS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars here now for some time. We went with friends for New Years Eve and of course it was fantastic. They are truly my favorite place in all of Old Town. When we have guest visiting this is are #1 choice to bring them to and they never let us down. They are also a member of the ARP (Alexandria Restaurant Partners) and all of the places that are members of ARP are awesome. They all seem to hire the best staff and best chefs and from our experience are consistently great. We have been to 4 of the 6 and plan to try them all. Thank you Melissa our favorite server for a fantastic New Year's Eve at the Majestic we always love when your our server and will return soon. Paul Jen Sean & Alison!

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year' Eve at the majestic was a wonderful experience - - excellent food and lively atmosphere with diverse group of changing patrons!! Will continue to return to the majestic

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LN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here several times, and each time the service and food were exceptional. This time was New Year's Eve (NYE) before a concert. We had their NYE platter special. People were waiting but my reserved table was ready and we had a great time. Thanks!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food, great service, but the environment was way too loud. Even after they turned the music down we had to speak really loud to hear each other (sitting at a booth) and even the waiter had difficulty hearing us.

If you ignore the excessively loud atmosphere it was overall a great dining experience.

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D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had brunch for 4, with our guests from NYC, and were all very impressed with the service and the food. I enjoyed the Eggs Shakshuka with Merguez Sausage - very flavorful and spicy with poached eggs in Moroccan chili-tomato sauce. Two others had the Poached Eggs on Avocado Toast. All eggs came exactly as ordered. We'll be back!

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CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was impeccable. Dry friendly, highly knowledgeable and spot on when we needed him there.

We will return!

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ES
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I went for dinner with friends on Christmas Day. The menu was fixed, but everything I ate was very good. It was busy and the noise level was moderate, but still easy enough to talk with everyone at the table. The place has a nice vibe. I look forward to returning to try out the regular menu.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Christmas dinner.
Wonderful.
We will be back again.

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RV
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We had been several times before and it was good. Unfortunately, we went for Christmas day dinner and the food was awful and overpriced.
Both my husband and I were up all night with digestive problems.
A real disappointment.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

It isn't great to go out to eat for Christmas. That is a given. The food was okay but the service was terrible. We had the Grinch as a waiter but fortunately the other wait staff stepped in. It isn't great when your own waiter has no interest in your table.

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A
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We've gone to the Majestic for Christmas dinner with friends for several years; this year, the friends got muddled about the time and arrived an hour late. Despite all the disruption, our waiter was wonderfully understanding and gracious, and somehow got us all back on track in spite of everything. Plus, the food was excellent.

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TW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 4

I have dined at Majestic multiple times and always enjoyed the food. The food was okay on this last visit. It was Christmas Day and there was a holiday menu with very few options. I have dietary requirements so it was a challenge. When I initially made the reservation I checked to see if there was a different menu but there was no mention of it on Opentable. I even called but there was no answer. Needless to say; I will stick to days that they have their regular menu.

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A
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh, the Chilean Sea Bass was excellent! And you cannot leave the place w/o a slice of the heavenly coconut cake!

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BG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved our Christmas Eve Dinner at The Majestic. The staff was friendly and hospitable and made every effort to treat us like special guests. The food was beautiful, complex and we so enjoyed every bite. Desserts were an extra treat and we indulged for the holiday and so glad we did. Thank you for a lovely family memory.

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TJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've had dinner at the Majestic several times - it never disappoints. The wait staff is great, the food is always on point and the bar makes a great cocktail. We have been by ourselves and with family including kids. For a family with pretty varying tastes (one serious carnivore and one accidental vegetarian) we always find something that hits the spot - and customization requests have always been granted. The desserts are NOT to be missed either.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas eve

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DW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my husband there for his birthday and he loved it!

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the old world feel of this restaurant! Great food and drinks!

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AD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service! Our table ordered two of the main dishes from the menu. The scallops were served with the unusual combination of wine poached pears, pine nuts, shallots with a fig balsamic. It worked well in complimenting the scallops, without detracting from the flavor of the scallops. The scallops were perfectly cooked. The hanger steak was tender and juicy, and perfectly cooked. The steak was presented as small cubed shaped filets, served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The waitress was very well informed on the menu items and how they were prepared. The wait staff all seemed very efficient and very professional.

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CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First timer and I will return. The food was good and the service was awesome. My waiter was fun, upbeat and very personable. His attentiveness made our experience so pleasant.

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j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Some of the food was quite good, especially the crab cake, but some not so good, the potato chip appetizer was soggy. The service was barely adequate. They seemed to be understaffed which was not understandable given that it was the holiday season.

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C
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good and we were there on wine Wednesday which meant half price. So that was great. It was so noisy that conversation even with the waiter had to be shouted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable evening. Really great service.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing!!

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