The Majestic

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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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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our food was great and our server mark went above and beyond to make sure we had a nice meal. My mom
Is very allergic to shellfish and they accommodated her allergy and were very careful about about cross contamination

BR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is excellent all around. Incredibly food, service, and atmosphere. Don't hesitate to come here for lunch or dinner.

TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend because of the quality of the food and service...with a caveat that the noise level is a problem.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner. A little loud and service was a little slow but as long as you’re not in a hurry, worth the wait.

MJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, fantastic cocktails!

BG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Everything was great except for noise level.
Bring back regular Caesar salad made at the table. Miss it so much! I stopped going when it was taken off the menu.

g
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Tonight the food was as good as always at the majestic, but the service was unexpectedly slow - perhaps understaffed.

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my work team to Majestic for dinner and they all really liked it. Menu was interesting and fabulous.

CG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the first Monday in January, we were not anticipating the high-level of professional service and the delicious food we experienced at The Majestic. We were wow-ed!

FP
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun drinks. Varied menu. Great service. Would return.

SF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great service!!

OT
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another rock solid ARP location. I love going on 1/2 off wine Wednesday. The food never disappoints. Service is always spot on. A must for an Old Town resident or visitor.

MB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was good, solicitous but not overbearing.

J
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were seated right away, we ordered quickly and we were off to a good start. We ordered a Tuscan bottle of red wine, we received a Malbec instead, issue resolved but it took awhile. We ordered an appetizer that was never delivered ( my husband really wanted to try the appetizer so he was disappointed), we didn’t say anything because we noticed the table next to us received their appetizer with their main course, so we thought maybe we’d get the same. I must mention the place was very busy and our server I think was overwhelmed. We received our soup but then we waited for 45 minutes before anything else arrived. The food was good but not fabulous and perhaps it was what we ordered. I loved the decor in the restaurant , very warm and welcoming. I’d definitely go back but try a different dish. Our server was very apologetic for the long wait for our food

M
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For the second year, we traveled to Alexandria for a few days after Christmas and for the second year, we chose to have dinner here. The menu is interesting, food is great and so is service. I’m not sure if the buzzy, loud vibe is year round or just a holiday thing, but this is not the place to go for a quiet dinner, although it is the place to go for a good one!

LR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always good..love the Art Deco ambiance. Waitstaff has been slow of late though. Maybe due to Holiday time.

JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little loud but overall Fabulous!!

AW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go-to place for a nice evening. The food is always excellent - and interesting flavors put together well. The service is also top notch. We'll be back!

C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was average; a little too salty for my taste. The wait staff was very good and it had a nice feel to the place. It was Very Noisy!

ER
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom there for Christmas dinner. The staff was VERY attentive. Food was outstanding and was presented beautifully. This was a GREAT place to enjoy the holiday evening. Staff is really outstanding and actually are making sure you have everything one needs. No rushing you from your table when you are done..just a great place!

NL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food. My husband and I will be making this a Christmas Eve tradition.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was phenomenal. Dinner for me was the duck and the sea bass for my brother. If you’re a bourbon drinker, do go for the Black Manhattan (our waiter was very educated on their drinks). The truffle mash changed my life. I don’t even like apple pie, but it was absolutely delicious. This is my second visit since I moved here, and nothing about this place has disappointed me.

s
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was lackluster. Waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged at the table. Took a long time for drinks to arrive. Starters didn’t come until the main courses arrived. No check in during meal to see if everything was ok. Check was dropped at the table before we even had a chance to order dessert. It was Christmas Eve so realize they were busy but the service really put a damper in our holiday celebration.

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Susan, we appreciate you taking the time and leaving us a review. We are saddened to hear you had a less than stellar experience with our service during your Christmas Eve dinner. We will make sure to pass the information along to the team as a learning experience and we hope to see you again in the future.

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LB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Weren't sure what to expect when we arrived. Found a great venue with excellent food, service, and ambiance. Definitely on our short list of places to dine.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful! I love food there and definitely visit there next time

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good points- I like the location and room, local feel, Dishes are generally good, staff attentive. Calamari is very good.
Could be better: Duck is way overpriced and I left hungry. Drinks ok but pricy. Room can be noisy. Servers recommendations were all of the highest priced items.

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review! We are happy to know you enjoyed our Calamari just as much as we do and will make sure to pass the information along to the team. We hope to see you again.

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SC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is fair.

TK
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic spot for good food & drinks in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Met an old friend for dinner, we both had two great meals including Chilean Sea Bass & Waygu Pork Chop. Waiter was friendly & knowledgeable about the food & wine menu. The Majestic is a great place to keep going back to.

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Tom, thank you so much for the kind words! We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to have a little date night. The cocktails were yummy with a nice kick and the Monday night special was a 10/10. We were both extremely satisfied with all aspects of our meal!

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time and leaving us the kind words! We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful time on your date with us and look forward to having you again soon.

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WG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Majestic has always been a favorite and this time was no exception. Good service and good food.

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Wiley, thank you for taking the time and leaving us the kind words! We are thrilled to know you had such a great time during your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ended up going to the Majestic to celebrate our engagement again. Place down the street we went the day of had poor service and lackluckster food. Decided to try our luck again and the Majestic never fails to disappoint. Great food and a fun atmosphere. Thank you Majestic!

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time and leavings review! We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Also, congratulations on your engagement!

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J
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with a fun vibe. Didn’t care for the location of the first table and they were very polite and offered another table within our reservation time. Food was delicious and the drinks were great.

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleagues and I enjoyed our annual Christmas get together here. The staff are very nice and the waiter was excellent Food was delicious.

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Christine, we appreciate you taking the time and leaving us a review! We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful time during your annual Christmas get together and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated for our reservation

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time and leaving us a review! We will make sure to pass this information about your service along to the team. We hope to see you again soon.

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BH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service ! Everything we ordered was very good. Cool ambience.

The Majestic
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for the kind words, Bridget! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, the service, THE FOOD... this place had it all. The scallops were amazing!

GM
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the only place open at 10am with vegan option! Win win

OT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and excellent brunch menu. Inventive items that are true upgrades from the originals. Great service too. We'll be back!

The Majestic
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our brunch options and look forward to hosting you again.

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