The Majestic

4.6
1024 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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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of food was outstanding. We had a great meal. This is my third time in 2 years having a meal here and I’ve not been disappointed. Definitely reaching its way to the top of my favorites here in the area.

FL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and we’ll definitely be back. Joshua P made sure to walk us through the menu, highlighting his favorites. Service was excellent, food was superb. So glad to have this neighborhood gem close by.

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bday ghggggggghhhhhhgggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed it very much. The waiter was new but checked on my dietary requests so that I could choose well for my particular diet. The prime rib special was medium rare to my specs and they substituted delicious Brussels sprouts for the potatoes without issue. The peppers appetizer was yummy. Nice booth to catch up with an old friend.

T
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The Good: Food was prepared well and tasted fine. Service was good.
The Bad: The noise level was so high it required yelling to hear your companion or speak to the waitstaff.
The Ugly: We could not wait to leave because of the noise level.

In summary: If you do not want to converse with anyone and you are immune to deafening noise levels go the Majestic since the food is quite good. If you want a relaxing enjoyable meal just reconsider.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Majestic is a very lively restaurant with amazing food. I caught up with a few friends here during restaurant week. The food was great and they had half price bottles of wine! If you’re looking for a more quiet ambiance, this might not be the best place, but otherwise, a very cozy and delicious experience!

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

We had a wonderful dinner for restaurant week on Wednesday eve. Because we were not able to be seated at our reservation time we were offered a cocktail on the house . And then when our table was ready, the delicious deviled eggs appetizer was brought to us for our patience .

We were so impressed that the staff cared and treated us so respectfully.
I have celebrated two birthdays here in the past and must say that the Majestic never disappoints!
The food is always amazing and the service is the best .
I recommend to all my friends and coworkers all the time

AK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Majestic is always delightful, but this meal was particularly wonderful! The food was incredible, and while our server was stretched a bit thin, he was so friendly, and the manager came over to take our drinks order as soon as we sat down. The Majestic is a neighborhood favorite, and we remain happy, full, and loyal!

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

Not a first date place, but definitely a date night. I went for restaurant week but ordered off the regular menu because the hamburger and coconut cake are my reasons for coming.

SP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for Restaurant Week for lunch, which was advertised but not offered. We ordered off the menu; Food was so so, not anything I’d come back. Service was good. Unimpressed.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Majestic! We go there often for special occasions. The food and service are always excellent, the best in Old Town. I just wish they would vary the menu a little more. They seems to have locked in the same menu with only slight seasonal variations. That is the only thing that keeps us from going back more often.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I ordered a hanger steak mid rare and it came out mid-well. Wasn’t expecting much but was expecting a little more then what I got and for the type of restaurant this is, the prices are a bit much.

MB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and wonderful as always! The chicken and waffles are the best we’ve had!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Very solid.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and atmosphere.

V
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing place, will be back.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a good experience at the Majestic. Rob was our server once again, he is so helpful in making good suggestions for what we might eat and drink. He helps to make the experience a very positive one! Thanks Rob!

NH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Majestic was delicious! I’d been for happy hour a couple times but not yet for dinner. We went for dinner during Alexandria Restaurant Week - SO good!

c
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant with history, noise level was not so desirable

HS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We are from out of town and searched the internet for places close to our hotel. The Majestic came up and we liked their menu. Upon arrival we were informed that it was restaurant week, so we had a choice between the regular menu or the special Restaurant week menu. We chose the special menu. The food was excellant and the service top notch. Portion sizes were perfect and we left completely satisfied. When we are in the area again we will certainly be back at the Majestic.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this spot. One of my fav old town spots to go. Great drinks and service. Their burger is amazing! One of my favs in this entire area.

AC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was simply the best and the food was great, as always!

KR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and the service was excellent. However, the tables are way too close. I enjoyed our own conversation as well as the ones on either side of me.

BR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit to Majestic and came away very impressed. Great mix of specialty cocktails/wines with appetizers and main course options. Recommend folks give it a try.

Note:5 stars must be exceptional and I rate few restaurants with 5 but don’t let my 4 stars fool you, I definitely will return.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prime rib was fantastic, and an amazing price. Can’t wait to go back.

MO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine! The sea bass and scallops were delicious! Nice ambiance and fantastic service.

MK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was better on our 2019 visit than this years. Perhaps it was an off night. However an off night here is better than most Alexandrian good nights.

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Super service and the food was great. Definitely loud on Saturday night. The young lady serving us was very helpful with our drinks and telling us everything about the menu and evening special. Very attentive. Only complaint was the small number of entrees. Basically one beef, chicken, fish, pork, etc... The starters and apps were not suffering from lack of selection. We in fact dined on those only, including the fabulous deviled eggs, beet salad (brought 2 us as individual salads) & PEI scallops were all fantastic.

D
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Saturday brunch. My wife enjoyed the flight of mimosas. The monkey bread is a great start (note big portion). Food was great, service perfect, and we enjoyed sitting outside.

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch selections as well as a very tasty bloody mary!

MH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Majestic is always awesome. We had brunch this time but we’v had several other menu items and they’re all great. The service was solid as well and you can’t beat the ambiance. We love this place.

AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming ambiance, excellent service, delicious menu, delightful cocktail menu. An Alexandria favorite.

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! Hard to choose what to eat! Great menu!

V
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

When I made the reservation, I informed the restaurant that we were celebrating one of the guest's birthday. I even told the restaurant on arrival at the restaurant. I was disappointed to see that no acknowledgement was made of the birthday.

A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique food, sometimes a bit too unique, to be honest with you. It’s hard to find a simple dish, but having said that, whatever the dish, it’s very good and very creative.

MY
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch experience here at The Majestic. The menu has old classics with trendy twists. The Avocado Toast with poached eggs was heavenly. Our server was fantastic. I will definitely be back for dinner.

LE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious meal, attentive service. Try the diver scallops or the pork chop.

AH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

For the food, I would recommend a visit. For the restaurant itself, I would recommend going when the weather is cooler. The restaurant does not have air conditioning. It was at least 85 degrees in the restaurant during brunch and was extremely uncomfortable.

P
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting food choices, love the duck breast and had to take a slice of the exceptional coconut cake home for my spouse. I like the vibe at the Majestic & the service is always attentive without being overbearing.

FF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great history and ambiance - food was excellent and great selection of drinks. Would definitely recommend for lunch and can't wait to try for dinner and brunch!

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