The Majestic

4.6
907 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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Make your reservations for Easter at The Majestic to enjoy your favorites, or try our holiday specials! Chicken & Biscuits, Smoked Salmon, Short Rib Hash for Brunch, and Rotisserie Prime Rib for Dinner. Cheers!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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BB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I went with my wife and some friends for brunch and the food was amazing. We had the monkey bread to start, and that was delicious and great for sharing. My friend and I had the prime rib omelette and it was really good and super filling. My wife had the croque de Monte Cristo which was also really good, but very heavy. The prices were very reasonable too. My only complaint was that the service was a little slow. It took 20+ minutes to get drink refills. Also, yelp says it's good for kids, but I'd disagree. It's small, noisy, and we weren't offered a kids menu.

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KF
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch. We made reservations because once before we couldn’t get in without them. Was well worth it.

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A
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service and food. Short ribs were great. Scallops okay but too many ingredients. We would return and recommend it. Apps all good too. Coconut cake great!!

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MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, arrived for 6:15 res, felt rushed by hypervigilant waitstaff- food very good
Definitely want a booth for small party-

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing! My drink was terrible, and service could have been better. The waiter was a little slow.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed the Majestic. Great food and service. Loud but not bad; we beat the rush so we could still have a good conversation.

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r
Jackson Hole
28 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven't been to the Majestic in years, and it exceeded expectation. Great service and the burger was outstanding! Loved it and will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food and service!

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will not be disappointed the Majestic. Food is carefully crafted and really every single thing on the menu is delicious.

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a great menu. Must try in Old Town, we will be back.

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b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I brought our 3 year old for an early dinner. We were greeted warmly and seated in a booth (perfect). The food, cocktails and service were terrific and my son particularly loved the macaroni and cheese. We will return!

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G
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Majestic was a great spot for lunch on our trip to Old Town Alexander on the way to Mount Vernon. Food was prepared well and Kitchen was accommodating to my special request. Even correcting a mistake I made. A fine experience.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is "clubby" and charming although extremely loud. We had the Wednesday special, rotisserie lamb. It was tasty but a little tough. We liked the 1/2 price wine served on Wednesday. The servers and service was professional, polite and a plus.

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E
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing. They have a good blend of local flavors and adventurous ones. My only problem was service - I tried calling because two of my party could no longer attend. The phone rang out five times over the course of an hour at the beginning of service. Then when we got there, the staff was a little huffy at the decreased size of the party and not as attentive. But when we did interact with our server, she gave good recommendations and was efficient.

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F
San Antonio
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place with delicious food and entertaining service.

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f
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Manager even fixed us scallops though they weren’t on the menu.
Heavenly coconut cake

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ZA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a great place to go for brunch. Although, it was noisy in the beginning, that went away when a large party left. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent.

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were fantastic! Our server made wonderful suggestions.

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MW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, Jennifer our server was wonderful, we will be back.

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LD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated really well and food was fabulous

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y
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance
Service was excellent!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food. We had the Mac and Cheese appetizer, seared scallops and pork loin. Dessert was the fantastic moist coconut cake. Service was spectacular. Definitely would come back to try more of the menu.

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CE
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. Tables were so close together and it was so loud we gave up trying to talk to each other.

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MR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere especially as connecting with an old friend who looked as great as ever.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good service and very accommodating to our needs. I will definitely go back in the future.

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R
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place lives up to the hype! Great pick for foodie. The short ribs and chicken were both fantastic.

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TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great art-deco atmosphere. Very good service and food.

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and environment. The service is amazing and it lends itself to a great family friendly environment.

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OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We love Downtown Alexandria. This place was not bad but we won’t go again. The noise was so LOUD, not music, just people talking over everyone else. My boyfriend ordered the duck and I had the chicken. The duck was fine, the chicken was dry. Other than the noise, the ambiance was nice.

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OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You'll love The Majestic. The food is great and the ambience is fun but not too loud. Definitely order the homemade chips with blue cheese and bacon app. Delicious!

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B
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved celebrating my birthday here. Delicious food. Attentive service. Two vegetarians and one non-veg and we all found great choices. A gem.

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N
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful family dinner midweek for a special occasion. The food was great and very reasonably priced as compared to other Old Town spots. Jen was a very attentive and professional server. It was our first time to the Majestic and we will definitely be back!

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PW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress that night was excellent and the food was great, i will return soon and will pass the word around.

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and delicious food! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday in such an elegant and special way!

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T
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the dishes that our party of 7 got for brunch were great. 1 order of monkey bread was enough for the whole table to try

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best braised short ribs and mashed potatoes of my life. Great service and vibe. Will visit again the next time we are in town. If you have the choice to dine here, you should do it!

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S
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pretty great, close-quarters restaurant. Definitely noisy, but almost in a good way - you can talk to the person across from you without worrying about the people next to you hearing clearly. The food was very good. We had deviled eggs, Chilean sea bass, and the scallops. The sea bass dish was terrific and the other dishes were very good. It's definitely a good spot to visit in Old Town.

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d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch!

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t
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Majestic is a bustling, busy, neighborhood place on a King Street with a fun buzz. Our server, Daniel, was fantastic, with attentive service and good starter and wine suggestions. However, three of our four entrees were so salty, they were almost inedible. Two worst were sea bass and the third was what tasted like a brined pork chop. (The Duck was good, by the way.). When the over-salted entrees were mentioned to our server, he apologized, spoke to the kitchen staff, and comped a round of drinks. But no explanation or substitution was offered for the saltiness of 2/3 of our order. Weird. We probably won’t return.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The server turned down the music but it was still difficult to hear. Also very dark.

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