The Majestic

4.5
1250 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since 1932, the Majestic has been a fixture on King Street in Old Town Alexandria. Step inside and you’ll feel like you’ve taken a trip to yesteryear. There’s jazz in the air and cocktail shakers at the bar, famous for its selection of unique whiskies and spirits. Dine in for a sophisticated lunch, open a bottle of wine from the extensive list, gather around the bar with friends old and new, or cuddle up in a booth for a romantic dinner.

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NeverAgain
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Terrible Thanksgiving dinner here. First of all, they were out of turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving?!? Yet had no problem taking our reservation the week prior. Terrible planning on their part.

Drinks were flat, food came out at weird times, first course pasta dish was exactly the same as the side course Mac N Cheese they later brought out. Prime rib was terrible, cooked very poorly and an extremely fatty cut. Desserts were frozen and not even thawed before served. Panna cotta was like soup with an ice crust. Wouldn’t recommend going here based on our experience, which was over $150 for a thanksgiving dinner for 2. Others around us appeared to have a similar experience.

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Turducken
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Disappointed, Family’s Thanksgiving Dinner out with no Turkey

The Majestic
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your honest feedback. Despite our grandest efforts, we don’t always get it right, and Thanksgiving was one of those days. No excuses, just a sincere apology, because we let you down, and we are sorry. We have already started to think and rethink better processes and we hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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vipDTMT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Went for Thanksgiving—no turkey. If the “duck confit” had any duck, it was barely noticeable. Management asked if we would accept our dessert frozen. Stuffing was cold and soggy. Absolutely terrible experience. Never returning.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ate here on Thanksgiving day. Props to the staff for managing the crowd given the oven crisis. Had it not been for COVID I have to say I would have walked out and here is why. I booked a reservation for a price fix menu however, when we ordered we were told that side vegetables were extra. I am still curious if I misread the add or of something changed however, the meal was good. I didn't realize an oven broke until I read on FB.

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KarenJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at The Majestic was fabulous. A four course meal, with enough options for each to make everyone at the table happy. Wonderful service as well! And the line around the block for take away let us know we were in for a treat as we entered.

The Majestic
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, Karen. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon.

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Terry
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was great and the food was served while very hot.

The Majestic
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Terry! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was mediocre. Service was very good and quickly corrected an incorrect order.

The Majestic
Responded on November 23, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your honest feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed the service but are disappointed to hear that your experience with our food was mediocre. We do take great pride in the quality of our food and will share your feedback with our culinary staff to ensure every meal is satisfying and enjoyable. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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viptrnsndnt
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! This place is a real gem and a true Old Town institution. Highly highly recommended

The Majestic
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinning experience!

The Majestic
Responded on November 17, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Appetizers

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. We eat plant-based (vegan) and had several options and apparently will have more in the future. Definitely recommend!

The Majestic
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the vegan options and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food is amazing, ambiance is romantic, decor is nice. A true gem in Old Towne.

The Majestic
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and ambiance. We hope to see you again soon!

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StevenAJ
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the value. Old school decor gives you a 1940's, 1950's diner feel. Great establishment for dinner with friends or date night.

The Majestic
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi, Steven. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first time at The Majestic. It had a nice ambiance and a creative menu. We are looking forward to going back again. The menu is not large, so we're hoping that it changes on a fairly frequent basis.

The Majestic
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Unfortunately, we have had to decrease our menu size due to COVID-19, but as time goes on we will be able to keep increases our menu size. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipElisabethA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so excited The Majestic is re-opened. It was the prefect remedy for a very stressful week - thank you!

The Majestic
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi, Elisabeth. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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novaellen
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The signature hamburger was excellent. Perhaps the pimento cheese on top makes the difference. My husband had the hanger steak and was pleased as well.

The Majestic
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi, thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed our signature hamburger as well as the hanger steak! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Menu too limited. We had appetizers and drinks but went to another restaurant for main course. Felt bad leaving.

The Majestic
Responded on November 6, 2020

Hi. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We understand your frustration on our limited menu. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we had to restrict our menu items. We will slowly begin to expand our menu as time goes by, of course. We apologize for the inconvenience and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the appetizers and drinks. We hope to see you again in the future when our menu has grown. Thank you, again, for your feedback.

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Havin
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food, great service.

The Majestic
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Havin! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DiploDoll
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

I love The Majestic, but this most recent trip was a bit disappointing. The meat in my friend's hanger steak salad (panzanella) was so tough she couldn't eat it, and the wait for dessert (bread pudding, presumably ready or nearly ready to serve) was very, very long. (The dessert was waiting to be picked up, and we suspected it had been there for quite a while) I imagine the kitchen and wait staff are a bit stressed, which would explain all this, but I also think it's important for the kitchen and management to know that things are not running as smoothly as usual.

The Majestic
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are so sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. Please know that we take all feedback very seriously and have shared this with our culinary team directly so we may continue to improve. Thank you again and we do hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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RonaldK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revised menu, new chef and absolutely terrific food! The service was outstanding too!

The Majestic
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Ronald! We are so happy you enjoyed the new menu as well as the service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Bpark678
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish- our experience was great. Added touch.... every staff member wore gloves in addition to their masks!

Would visit again next time we travel to the area.

The Majestic
Responded on October 19, 2020

Hi, Bpark678. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience dining with us, from start to finish! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

The Majestic
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu has been slightly updated but the food as just as great as before. Staff was warm and friendly as always, and is one of the reasons this is a favorite restaurant of ours in Old Town.

The Majestic
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your brunch experience as well as the service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DinerX
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good time overall. However, I was disappointed that they cut back on their menu options (the online menu is outdated), probably due to the pandemic. Look forward to dining at the Majestic again if/when they bring back the regular menu.

The Majestic
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hi, DinerX! We are so happy you had a good time dining with us and we appreciate your feedback on the menu. We hope to see you again soon!

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BradH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend for a nice date good drinks good food & good service

The Majestic
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Brad! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipDoyleB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great they are back. Interesting and excellent new menu.

The Majestic
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Doyle! We are so happy you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RyanT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night out and having outside seating is great!!

The Majestic
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Ryan! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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GeorgeD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy the Majestic is back! My favorite.

The Majestic
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, George! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipGREATFUN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always! Happy to go and support local restaurant in Alexandria.

The Majestic
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for the kind review and for supporting local!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was awesome. Thank you Josh. Food was delicious!

The Majestic
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind words!

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vipDouglasC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience. I definitely will go back.

The Majestic
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review, Douglas!

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BrianF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cuisine, attentive and knowledgeable staff.

The Majestic
Responded on March 16, 2020

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

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JulieP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, the portions could be just a bit smaller. Good music, great service.

The Majestic
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind review, Julie! We hope to see you again soon.

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Seafood
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband's scallops were delicious and my Chilean Sea Bass was the best I've ever had.

The Majestic
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the kind review!

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vipJeanetteC
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Majestic. It's one of our favorite spots and we always enjoy our meal.

The Majestic
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the lovely words, Jeanette! We hope to see you again soon.

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KristaW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a party of 11 and they were very accommodating. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Alexandria by far. We ordered 6 different appetizers and they were all AMAZING! Definitely going to be on the list of "MUST eat there restaurants!"

The Majestic
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hi Krista, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to be a favorite of yours and look forward to having you again soon.

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JasonP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is good but pricey. Bar drinks a tad watered down but good whiskey list! One of the best values on King St.

The Majestic
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the review and feedback. We pride ourselves on the quality of cocktails and have shared your feedback with the bar staff and management team. Thank you again. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend!

The Majestic
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipd2eberle
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our server was great, and the cauliflower appetizer and tuna poke salad were delicious. However, the burger was a huge fail. It was raw inside. Not just undercooked, but raw and cold inside. The fries were soggy and cold. The server was gracious and took it off our bill.

The Majestic
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We take all feedback very seriously and will be sharing this information regarding the quality of your dish with the team. Thank you again and we do hope you will give us another try.

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vipWhitacreJM
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasantly surprised. Stopped in because we liked the marquee sign and the restaurant was close to out hotel. We very happy with the clubby decor, the food, and the wait staff. Would definitely go again.

The Majestic
Responded on March 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the lovely review!

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The Majestic is rated 4.5 stars by 1250 OpenTable diners.

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

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