The Warehouse

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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, fruit de mer, and veal porterhouse steak. Their Nola Brunch is a "must do" in Old Town. Come and try our hole-less donuts. Reservations are recommended for this popular meal.
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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sweet meal for restaurant week. Plenty of options and the food was delicious and there’s something for everyone. It was romantic and right in the middle of king street. Perfect spot for a date night.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The oysters were fabulous. The NY Strip Steak was medium as requested, just wished it was seared better and served sizzling hot. Everything else was just good. Enjoyed the ambiance .

TD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I went there expecting to get their French toast but at 11:15 am was presented only with lunch items. That was the only reason I selected this place. Our waiter was horrible. Served us cold bread and when we asked for it to be warmed or toasted he rolled his eyes. Never asked me if I wanted a coffee refill. I had to ask for it myself. We had been to this place before and it was great. Something happened since then. Too many restaurants in Old Town to go back there.

JN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I really enjoyed the food. The service was great. I only wish that the tables were not so close together. The couple next to us talked loudly and detracted from our conversation.

RK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Came for restaurant week. Got the she crab soup, surf and turf; and my husband had the beignets and cat fish. The portions were sizable but the food was very "blah." The servers came around to refill water but never really asked about our food or experience.

Not at all fine dining. If you want reasonable prices/ serving sizes, then this is the place to be. If you want a fine restaurant in old town, there's many other options on King St.

Forgot we had been here 2 years ago when we made the reservations. I think they've upgraded the decore in the past 2 years but I've never been impressed by the food.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week three courses for $35 was excellent value. It’s a bit pricey otherwise. High quality food and service.

LA
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week menu was great, and the kitchen created a special meal for one of us.

BC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience at the Warehouse. It was our first visit and will absolutely return on our next trip to Alexandria. An extensive selection of Seafood with a Cajun flair. Just happened to arrive during restaurant week and their special menu offered many of the restaurant's featured dishes at a great value.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

100% honest review: The food is amazing! But the service was fast and uncaring! They were extremely busy due to restaurant week, but no matter how busy a restaurant is the service still should be up to par. But from the regulars I have spoken to the service is always quick and uncaring. My wife and I really enjoy fine dining experiences; especially when the server tells you about the restaurant and the food specials that they are preparing that evening. The warehouse just says, “what would you like?” and “thanks”
That’s when I get at a fast food drive-thru!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed dining at this location over a decade ago, definitely a different menu, ambiance; yet equally enjoyable in other ways. That said said, the kitchen/chef seemingly used quality products to produce a delicious plates for our party of 4. Who are equally critical, this is a good thing for this review. As for the rest, it is moderately priced and worth the trip!

AK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup and salad at th bar. Soup was very good, service, too. We'll be back.

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service, outstanding waiter! Table too small for a party of four.

JC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual.

WB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food -- a little high priced -- service was great

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is dependably always good. They have a variety of specials for dinner daily, which is always an alternative to the menu. Their seafood is fresh and prepared correctly to order.

DF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.. Very friendly management and staff...

SR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service & great food!

KF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely dinner for our family, friendly waiter, and reasonable wait time. Delicious crab cakes!!

MM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place has the best She-Crab Soup in the area. I highly recommend it. All of us had an excellent meal, but there were not a lot of options on the menu. My daughter and I shared the Flat Iron steak. It was very tender, and they were generous to split our meal onto 2 separate plates. We all enjoyed the really nice atmosphere, but it wasn't anything exceptional. I would go again, especially for the wonderful soup.

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the atmosphere is always good and energetic.

TM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Although we had a reservation we had to wait about 10 minutes for our table. The wait staff was great. Food was good but menu is a little overpriced for what you get but overall good experience

AH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service at the Warehouse are Excellent!

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our third visit in the past year to The Warehouse, and the occasion was New Year's Eve. We opted for an early-ish dinner (7 PM) and while we had a short wait, a drink at the bar passed the time quickly. While non-seafood items are on the menu (and I imagine quite good), we prefer seafood. We split a starter of pecan crusted crab cakes, an entree of fried oysters, and an entree of pecan crusted salmon. The oysters were perfectly briny, plump, and fresh tasting. The crab cakes were very good, and the salmon - perfectly cooked. Two cocktails (the "sunburn" and a limoncello martini), and two glasses of a California cab, plus dessert added up to 138 dollars.

KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Crab cakes had a little bit of filler—for the price, should be all lump. Creamed spinach had a seasoning that some of us didn’t really like, so you might ask about that before ordering. The Asian spare ribs were excellent—meat fell off the bones—and salmon was cooked to perfection. Service was great—when a couple of things came out wrong, server immediately got them fixed. Cute place where you can dress up or down.

S
Washington DC
230 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the seafood gumbo! And the crab cream soup! Wow. So much flavor with a kick of heat.

H
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food!

j
Orlando
75 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent high quality of food and service Demi weed by wait staff. We had a nice holiday family dinner together with 11 people, which most restaurants will not accommodate, but The Warehouse will with gratitude. This is why this is our go to restaurant in Old Town Alexandria for special events.

JU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Excellent attentive service. We had a 3yr old with us who got a little antsy and our server did a wonderful job keeping him entertained!

OT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, I got the crab cakes. The waiters were very professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure dining at The Warehouse. My absolute favorite place!

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on a Thursday evening for dinner with family. Had reservations since we had 6 people. Everything was great. We were seated immediately, served immediately, and the food was great. Ambience is nice and a little upscale while still being enough casual that it’s not at all stuffy. Great for a romantic dinner for two or a family dinner for 6.

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service !

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My girlfriend's and I have go to dinner every Christmas Eve, just the girls. We drink, eat and converse. It's a great way to whind down the year and get ready for the new year. Although we had reservations we still ended up waiting 15 mins for our seat. Which was weird because ppl came in behind us with reservations and were seated immediately. Now, our waiter was very nice and accommodating but the hostess act d as if we didn't belong. It's was very tight as far as seating was concerned and meal wasn't so remberable that I am rushing to go back for the price we paid.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! It was a belated wedding 5th year wedding anniversary and celebration of 10th year together. They surprised us with a slice of amazing bread pudding dessert and candle. Service and food were fantastic even on a very crowded night.

NR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great and we had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner tarnished at the end by a stolen coat from the coat rack. Disappointing.

PS
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love the Warehouse the Food and service are always excellent and the dishes are creative with a nice Cajun flair that you don't see elsewhere in Alexandria. It's always a bit busy because it's very popular so not the best place for a quite dinner but if you want fantastic food and service it's great. They also always have great specials. We both had lobster dishes on Christmas Eve and they were incredible. It's in my top 5 of favorite restaurants in Old Town.

P
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Classic restaurant with a welcoming vibe. Interesting menu, our favorite is the Eggs Hussard on the brunch menu.

JU
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this old established restaurant in Old Town. It is our favorite place to dine. The signature crab cakes are the best I've ever tasted. The service is awesome as is the ambiance.