The Warehouse

4.6
2355 reviews
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Alexandria's Finest Dining - The Warehouse has consistently been highly rated by the nationally known "Zagats Dining Guide" and is one of the most popular restaurants in Old Town. Specialties include their famous All-Lump crab cakes, Lobster Linguine Pasta and their huge 20 oz Grilled T-Bone Steak. Their Sunday Brunch is a "must do" in Old Town and reservations are recommended for this popular meal.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Bread pudding was delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Food was awful; Ash our server was outstanding

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

Open seating and we were placed right next to the cold draft from the door. Reseated upstairs with no issue.
Food was on time, but sat ready for a while, while we finished our appetizers. Mashed potatoes were firm and asparagus wilted & cold. Swordfish was good, but tasted flat.
Not my first choice if heading back to the area

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch. Everything was great. Started with gator bites. I had the seafood omelet that was very well done, I really enjoyed it. My buddy had the shrimp and crawfish etouffee, which was also amazing. Bloody Mary’s were real spicy and I like it hot but it was almost too much.
Would highly recommend this place

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Underwhelming and rather tasteless.

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CT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. I would definetly recommend a friend.

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c
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at The Warehouse for Saturday Brunch - the food was excellent, I had the seared crabcakes with vegetable medley, hubby had the steak and eggs - both were absolutely delicious, we wanted the chocolate mousse for dessert, first they thought they were out, but our waiter managed to find one for us back in the kitchen - service was excellent, champagne and strawberries a wonderful addition for brunch. I also had a Peach Sangria that was one of my favorite drinks. Definitely coming back.

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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice experience with great breakfast

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A
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at the Warehouse and it was a treat! I have seen instagram photos of their offerings and they tasted as scrumptious as they looked! Staff was on point, available but not too much, We will definitely be back!!

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AS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Staff was very friendly and professional! Definitely would recommend this place to anyone.

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RC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best crab cakes and the shecrab soup was excellent.

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RC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with our very first time to dine at The Warehouse. We'll be back.

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B
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere was upscale and the ambiance was refined; however, if you are looking for New Orleans inspired creole food, this is not it. Seasoning was not robust. They opted to fry the catfish instead of blackening it and rice was not dirty. The crabcakes lacked seasoning as well. The basics are there; however, the restaurant appears hesitant to commit to the cajun genre. Disappointed.

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BF
Memphis
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great but the gumbo and veal were heavily salty. Others in the group had the rockfish which tasted great.

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PB
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful she crab soup! Always just right.

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FD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My date and I had a wonderful time at Warehouse. We arrived at our reservation time and were seated immediately. Our server was very courteous and completely focused on our enjoyment of the dining experience. The scallops with chips appetizer was exceptional. We fully enjoyed our main courses which were the crab cakes and salmon. We will definitely return.

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

Great food and great waiter-Roberto!

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Warehouse, excellent food and great service!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good experience! Will go back.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. She crab soup is my favorite.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Louisiana and have missed the southern cuisine desperately. The Warehouse deserves 5 stars all the way around!! The sauces were excellent, the fish was fresh, and everything was prepared perfectly. We will definitely return !

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

ordered drinks, 1 out of 3 were wrong,
ordered two appetizers. one was uneatable and sent back
ordered four entrees. a medium rare was, cooked well done. sent back
were given a drink on the house for miscues

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for my mother's birthday, would've loved if a complimentary dessert was offered to her, but overall, an amazing experience

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C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch wa exceptionally well prepared with popular southern dishes like eggs Hussard and fried catfish and grits. An overall great experience.

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SF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the service and the food was excellent.

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TJ
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is terrific, well prepared and presented. The staff is extremely cordial. We have come here before for lunch and it is ALWAYS enjoyable.

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A
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar service, outstanding meal!

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KL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my mother's birthday at the Warehouse with brunch. Service was wonderful, food was delicious, atmosphere was sophisticated yet warm and not too loud for conversation.

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N
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed everything about The Warehouse. We were running a few minutes late for our reservations & received a courtesy call to make sure we were keeping our reservations. Once arrived we were seated right away. The service & the food was excellent. We also had a beautiful view of King Street. I can’t wait to go back with friends!!!

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service was prompt and courteous. The dinner menu offers New Orleans style seafood with several of the fish entrees including crawfish, and meat entrees that are very large portions of beef with few vegetables. I do recommend the Warehouse as the environment is so pleasant, if you like crawfish, shellfish and steaks.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end...food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. I’ll be dining here again.

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LD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my open table reservation, I added a comment that we would have one diner using a motorized chair. I was concerned with the need to accommodate storing it out of the way of diners and staff during dinner. The restaurant provided us a table with room for the chair nearby. We then enjoyed excellent food, in a quiet atmosphere where we could hear each other.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great! Server was amazing !

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Best crab cakes ever. Charming location, wonderful service.

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MD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. I lived in Louisiana for 6 years. This food is 100% authentic. The gumbo is the best I’ve had outside LA and the seafood is seasoned perfectly

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DN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here early (5:30) on a Sunday night during a holiday weekend. It was pretty quiet when we got there but filled up quickly and was relatively packed by the time we left. The dining room is a cool large first floor of a townhouse/brownstone with a small bar in the middle, and the kitchen seemed to be upstairs. Service was excellent throughout, both quick and attentive, yet perfectly unobtrusive for our quiet date night. The food was great, as well, and I ordered completely off the specials menu, which is unusual for me but worked out very well. Fried alligator appetizer and braised short ribs for me, surf and turf for my wife (the surf is crab cake which is awesomely DMV), and everything was done well and tasted great. The menu had a lot of range, leaning towards Southern/Creole seafood, but there were plenty of other options if that isn't your scene. Based on this experience, I definitely want to go back and try the crawfish etouffee, fried catfish, and pasta jambalaya, as well as to see what other specials might be in store. Honestly, the only changes I might have asked for in a perfect world was to dim the lights and turn up the background music a little bit for ambiance, but I think that hardly counts as a complaint.

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KB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too loud and much more casual than we expexted, but overall we enjoyed it.

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KD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we visit family in Old Town we head to The Warehouse for the crab cakes and this week they were as delicious as ever — both times!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Valentines Day this weekend in Alexandria. Wonderful experience! Food was excellent!!

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