The Majestic

4.7
1412 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.


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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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What 1412 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jeremiah
Chicago
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were expecting us and knew it was our daughter’s birthday. Made the girls strawberry mocktails and brought a dessert tray. Mark was excellent and gave great recommendations and treated us like royalty!!!! Would recommend and cannot say enough great things about this gem of a restaurant.

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JoeT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waiter ,Josh, were excellent!! Could not have been more pleased!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The lavender Mamosa was extremely good

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JillB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter was a very attentive and friendly server with great suggestions and personal attention to detail. Had a lovely birthday brunch on Saturday . Thank you!

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SusanneM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Majestic is consistently outstanding!

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KaityH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, love the drinks and love the food!

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Miriam
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too noisy, had to shout. The menu has changed, I liked it better before. My guests liked it, but I didn’t enjoy it as I had in the past.

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BrittH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow. There over an hour and only 1 refill on drink. Even though my drink on end of booth table empty staff member after staff memberwalked past and did nothing. Very noisy group along couch wall that was border line obnoxious and no effort to ask them to lower their voices. I probably wont return. I was expecting a bit more refined atmosphere. Got the opposite.

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vipsillydad
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was excellent, got have the Monkey Bread!

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vipChuck
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fine meal and the bourbon was very good, too. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great retro vibe. Entre staff focused on delivering top-notch hospitality. Food tasty and interesting, not forced experimentation.

JC
vipJeaneC
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I've been to Majestic several times, but hadn't visited since Covid restrictions were in place. The service was lacking on this visit. The server brought Monkey bread to our party of 3 with no saucers. I asked that the water bottle be left on the table so we could refill ourselves and moments later another server removed the bottle. My toast was delivered to the table with no butter, and I had to flag down a server to request butter. When it was brought to the table, it was a cold block of butter that wouldn't spread. Restaurants typically have soft butter for spreading. Finally, we had to flag the waitress to get our bill and pay. Food was tasty, but service needs improvement.

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vipStingaree
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but it was so noisy my ears were ringing and I couldn’t hear the person next to me. Probably won’t go back.

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vipBARCA
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Majestic is and has been my go-to joint in Old Town. Warm and cozy dining room with serious food and drinks. Majestic has been around forever - and with good reason1

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good experience. Roasted Chicken was excellent. Chicken sandwich was ok. Coconut cake was excellent.

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sheryls
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Majestic is a nice restaurant to do Brunch at. It was my family and my first time there.
It would be best to make reservations for the brunch meal. We had the crab cake benedict and the fried chicken sandwich. The meals were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a vibe. Great food and service. Will definitely return.

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EricK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

SJ
SabineJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, cozy atmosphere

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MarkP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for dates and after work get togethers. The burger was amazing.

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TedraR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at the Majestic and thoroughly enjoyed it! The service was amazing and the food was delicious!

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KeithI
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and mixed drinks, excellent service, date night done right...

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vipDavidC
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try and get a booth when you come here, but great staff, fantastic food, and a wonderfully unique decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time and we had breakfast. The food was okay but the location was great because we were able to walk a few blocks to shop. We will go back to try dinner

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SammiP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch at the majestic - the Crab Benedict was amazing! Great service and everyone was really friendly. We’ll definitely be back.

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Kate
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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sclucky
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server, Mark, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and bourbon selection. We enjoyed the great service and topped off our meal with their famous coconut cake!

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AppreciativeDiners
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy, yet casual. Extraordinarily excellent! Our waiter, Ryan, was very attentive and knowledgeable of the drink and menu options. His recommendations were spot on. The manager, Eddie, was engaging and genuinely cordial. The drinks, hors d’oeuvres. entrees and desserts were unique and exceptional. This was a special occasion for us: our anniversary. Dining at The Majestic made it extra special. Highly recommended for any occasion!

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vipabt703
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's great to see that the Majestic didn't lose a step during its Covid sabbatical. The atmosphere remains warm and lively, the service is as enthusiastic as ever, and the food and cocktails continue to surprise in good ways. We had Sunday brunch and the only flaw was slightly too long a wait between courses. I suspect the kitchen still isn't quite up to staff. But allowances must be made for such minor issues when the overall experience is so fun and rewarding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible evening, phenomenal atmosphere, our waiter was very knowledgeable on the wine selection and a absolute pleasure!

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CaitlinK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. At one point our server accidentally forgot to get one of our drinks. He ended up putting it on the house for us. I will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful. We live 2 hrs away and I want to drive to Alexandria for the day just to eat at the Majestic again.

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vipCarrieS
Mexico City
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time seeing a friend in five years. Josh was fabulous. Mussels are amazing.

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BrandonM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was Subpar. The waitress clearly didn’t want to be there and it reflected in her service.

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pfra
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fine place: can probably be a little noisy (they turned down the music volume at some point: much appreciated), and menu selections could be greater. But the food, service and look of the place were all excellent. Fairly priced.

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JeffreyD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was very diverse and intriguing! Of particular interest was the Black Manhattan ... Outstanding!

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vipsandy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I sat outside and had cocktails and their hanger steak entree with a side of their carrots. Every morsel and sip were absolutely divine!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu was limited but everything was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food

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DiannM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant by chance and have returned many times. The food is always delicious and the service excellent.

FAQs

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 1412 OpenTable diners.

The Majestic does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.

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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