The Majestic

4.6
1598 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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1598 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The Host was amazing, and our server was amazing as well. My girlfriend really enjoyed her bday dinner.

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FiorelaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to brunch last weekend. My husband and I absolutely loved it! The food was delicious, the service was really good and the ambiance so fun! We highly recommend

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MJJ431
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy brunch with attentive service and warm ambiance on a very cold day!

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Bruce
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is very good, and the Parker House rolls are amazing. Our hanger steaks were a little "chewy" but I guess that is to be expected. The restaurant is very loud at night. We were there on a cold Friday night and it was packed and noisy. The ambiance does not lend itself to intimate conversations....

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PhilC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit for lunch. Not too crowded and we could have a normal conversation. The food was excellent: well prepared, of reasonable proportions, and well presented, I should say the bread pudding dessert was the best I've had in a restaurant. Unfortunately, the fish selection was minimal (I've been told they had a broader fish menu in the past). Sadly, their tap beer is still served in a chilled glass and cold.

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vipFABULOUS
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite joint in Old Town. A real classic

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience! Started with fabulous craft cocktails-shout out to Sean. Food was excellent and our server was terrific. Highly recommend.

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JulietteA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Don was exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable and it was obvious that he cares about his job and takes pride in the work that he does. It is because of him that we will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time at majestic. The monkey bread had their own twist to it as it was not very strong on the cinnamon but it was delicious. We got a mimosa flight for a steal, very good. For entrée we got the short rib omelette and the brunch burger. The food was alright. Our server was very helpful but unfortunately told us they no longer have deviled eggs. Would come back!

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RickC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made a reservation and table was ready for us when we arrived. Our waiter Don was excelllent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hamburger!!

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GavinS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly staff made us feel like we were only people there. Service was outstanding. Food exceptional. My new favorite spot on King street.

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ScottS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The inside is very pretty. It is small, but not tightly packed. The Majestic has a nice bar area and a good drink selection. The menu is somewhat small but the food is very well prepared. We enjoyed our dining experience.

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ToddW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent food overall. The tables were a little cramped on top of each other given COVID, but I would highly recommend the hanger steak if you stop by. Delicious

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MutiR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my birthday and it could not have been better. The hostess welcomed us and wished me a happy birthday. Our waiter was personable and made suggestions from the menu, informed us that two cocktails, unfortunately, were not available, and allowed us plenty of time to decide on our drinks and dinner orders. I had the bone-in pork chop which was wonderful. My partner was a wee bit disappointed by the size (small) of his hanger steak which was dwarfed by a large number of fingerling potatoes. The Parker House rolls are wonderful but six is really too many for two people and the smoked butter - not so much.

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EdgardoC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was everything we wanted and more. The food was delicious and big amounts which definitely suprised me. Our waitress was awesome, helpful and nice. Would definitely be back.

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CourtneyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Hugo was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal and appreciated the ability to celebrate Christmas after a long day of work. We had been before, and will be back again!

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VincentL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Majestic is terrific. Food is wonderful and service is A+ . We went there for Christmas dinner and have a blast .

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vipWestEndFamily
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was offering a special prix fixe menu on Christmas Day...what a great idea! All the seasonal food selections offered were fabulous. Additionally, our server, Courtney T, was the best. Next time we're in town this restaurant definitely deserves a return visit.

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vipwilbur
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We went for Christmas dinner. Food was fine but service would have been more attentive at McDonalds. 25 minute wait to be seated despite reservations. We aren’t difficult or demanding customers by any stretch, but if you have to ask three times about the status of your order, it’s a bad sign. Not sure if the problem was the number of the wait staff or their skill level. Either way, it wasn’t the sort of special meal we were hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Christmas dinner and had a great experience. The food was great, the service was wonderful and all the staff made us feel very welcome

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ArlDiner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Dined here on Christmas Day. Some of the dishes were tasty, others tasted mass produced and something you would get at a wedding. Would not recommend their prix-fixe menu for special occasions. Server was very friendly but the restaurant was busy and it was difficult at times to get ahold of them. Restaurant may be better during normal business hours and ordering from the normal a la cart menu.

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doro
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Glad to be able to eat outside! The food and the service were outstanding!! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Christmas brunch.

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vipmorgan46
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Hugo made a special night even more special. Christmas Eve can be a tough night in the restaurant world but the Majestic touched all the bases. Bravo

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LGQ11
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living in Old Town, we have many options on where to dine. We always return to the Majestic because it’s one of our favorites

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benco
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Went for Christmas Eve dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server was very good but looked like there may have been only two working the first floor so we waited much longer on drinks, food, etc. Not his fault but a bummer for us.

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vipVegasDon
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had 2 “juniors” ages 4 & 2, plus 5 adults & all went well. They got the kids served 1st which was perfect than ours came out a little later. Great cocktails, solid entree choices & a fun evening!

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vipGregg
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. I will definitely make this a go-to spot when in Alexandria.

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PaulaH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, they graciously adjusted our reservation time. As we waited to be seated, a warm plate of monkey bread passed right by us, and the appetizer was decided upon! Do not miss it! We were seated at a table for four. They make good use of the space, as it looked full, felt cozy, and the staff had ample room to do their thing-which was top notch. Don was our server, and he was fantastic! Chicken Biscuits were so good, as were the Salmon Bennies. Mimosas and Bloody Marys rounded out our brunch. There was good music playing overhead, and the rest of the sound was table chatter. We will definitely brunch there again!

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vipJMike
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went thgere for Sunday Brunch. Very good selection. Prompt service.

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ElizabethV
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and overall service. Food was outstanding! Strongly recommend and will return.

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SteffieBz
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were promptly seated. Server was friendly and he, with the rest of the staff, were very attentive. The food was fabulous, better than we'd remembered; we had the steak, mussels and chicken salad. The cocktails were tasty - not watered down and not overtaken with alcohol. The decor is art Deco style and everything from the music to the decorations flowed with that style. The portions were standard sized, not too small and not too big. Perfect evening out!

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vipboaterbabe
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely brunch. The braised short rib omelette is to die for!

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KateW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great service. Will be going again in the near future.

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BorisM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, great food and service. Highly recommended

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Zipp
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food & good variety.

The Barkeep seemed to be extremely busy which meant it took longer than I would expect. Perhaps an extra Barkeep?

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vipNYFoodie
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I literally do not know where to begin. Please management/owner, get the bartender some help. He was very confused and extremely slow and did not seem happy at all. Our drinks were made 30 minutes after we ordered them. Some could not be ordered as the ingredients were unavailable. We watched wine ordered and not enough poured in the glass from the empty bottle, but another one forgotten to be opened and the order was not completed. Lots of empty liquor bottles…seemed the bar was not set up before service. Seated and asked to be put in a booth, only to be asked if we requested one. How would we know, as it was our first time, it was to be noted on the reservation? Extremely loud and hard to converse, not to mention very dark making it hard to see the menu or our food. We were trying to enjoy an early Christmas dinner with our daughter and fiancé and were quite disappointed. Our server was nice and attentive, and even he had trouble hearing, so some things got lost in translation. Food arrived cold to lukewarm at best. Left before having dessert because it was not enjoyable with all the things mentioned above.

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julied
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I like the majestic food ordinarily but these past two visits the noise level has been ridiculous and I cannot hear across the table. The service was mediocre last night. I had to ask for water twice, a wine order took over 30 minutes. However the food arrived quickly after ordering and hadn’t even finished my cocktail. The food was ok not spectacular. Hamburger Patty was small, French fries cool and over cooked. Will not be coming back anytime soon.

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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 4.6 stars by 1598 OpenTable diners.

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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