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Whiskey & Oyster, Alexandria, VA

Whiskey & Oyster

4.2
4.2
855 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Good for groups

Reservations are for INDOOR dining only! We do NOT reserve our Patio, it is first come first serve.

We ask that guest keep their dining experience to 90 minutes. Special event days, reservation will be limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm

Taco Tuesdays 11am-10pm

Whiskey Wednesdays- 1/2 off whiskeys from 11am-10pm

$1 Oyster Day- Every 3rd Monday of every month

Fresh Oysters. Rare Whiskeys. The latest concept from the HomeGrown Restaurant Group brings an exciting new dining experience to Carlyle.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 567-1533
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Randall Jones
  • Neighborhood
    Alexandria
  • Cross street
    Duke Street
  • Parking details
    Free garage parking after 5:00pm. Monday- Friday / Curbside Pick Up NO patio reservations- Patio First come first serve
  • Public transit
    King Street Metro
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 855 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Seafood

855 Reviews
  1. Angela

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved all we had except the kale citrus Caesar needs some help. Dressing is thick and like a heavy mayonnaise. A citrus vinaigrette maybe? Thank goodness they forgot to dress the salad and it was brought out on the side. Fried oyster deviled eggs, poached lobster tacos are outstanding. We will be back

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  2. KW1976

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from Julian. Everything prepared as ordered and delivered on time. Nice lunch.

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  3. JenSDav

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always it was GREAT! This was like my 5th time since April which was the first time I was there. If you’ve never been, try it. I think you wi like it!!!!

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  4. ViolaNYC

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early and decided to sit at the bar . I think they were understaffed because she didn’t greet us straight away even though she walked by a few times. Must’ve been in the weeds . For a Saturday afternoon it seemed quite slow . I’ll definitely be back because their was so many items in the menu I’d like to try

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  5. norm

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great menu, waitstaff, service and food! i’ll be back very soon!

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  6. JoeH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    When we walked in the door, the hostess seemed annoyed that we were there. She showed us to a table that had not yet been cleared off. Once we sat down, it was almost 15 minutes before a server came to take our order. While the restaurant didn’t seem busy, the staff seemed overwhelmed. We ordered drinks and appetizers. The drinks came out surprisingly quick, but weren’t very good. For a whiskey restaurant, the Old Fashioned was mediocre and the Martini was terrible. At that point we decided to pay for the drinks and appetizers that we ordered and we would head to a different restaurant. Lighter note, the coconut shrimp and Caesar salad appetizers that we ordered, were great! Based on other reviews that I’ve read, I’m will to say that this was just an off night but it left a bad impression. Not sure if we would come back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very slow. Food portions had shrunk.

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  8. ChristineF

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly I brought friends here for what turned out to be uninspiring food. Service- they triedhard but were clearly very inexperienced. Even the coffee after lunch was so weak my friends took one sip and stopped drinking. Nice room, nice concept but food doesn’t deliver

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  9. SwarthVader

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    In the past I would rate my experiences here as excellent, but this dinner was unusual. It was their $1 oyster night and I’m sure it was very busy earlier, but our reservation wasn’t until 8:30pm so there were other diners, but it wasn’t packed. The place looked nice as usual. The AC and fans were in inside, but it was unusually humid for some reason. We were seated and ordered our drinks, which came promptly. Our waiter was nice and initially attentive. We ordered fried calamari and a dozen raw sea salt oysters as an appetizer. We later ordered our entrees. Approximately 30 minutes later the fried calamari came out. Another 10-15 minutes later the entrees came out. One of the pasta dishes had already started to cool by the time it got your table. The other three entrees were at a good temperature. About 10-15 minutes later the oysters finally arrived. Four of the dozen were clearly not the same type as the others. If they had to make a substitution due to availability I would understand it, but they should have explained it. Also, a dozen oysters should come with three different sauces, two lemon wedges, and two packages of oyster crackers. There were only two sauces, no lemon, and no crackers. Everyone enjoyed the taste of their meals, but the slow service, the humidity inside the dining room, and the incomplete oyster presentation, we were less than pleased with the overall experience. Please note that this is unusual for this restaurant- things usually go very well there. Also, I still tipped the waiter as I would have if everything went well, as I don’t think that all of these issues were his fault.

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  10. Awesome

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoy the dollar night oysters! Vibe is always good - service is wonderful!!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Whiskey & Oyster using the Order Online button. Whiskey & Oyster also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Whiskey & Oyster also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 567-1533.

Whiskey & Oyster is rated 4.2 stars by 855 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Whiskey & Oyster

301 John Carlyle ST, Alexandria, VA 22314

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Duke Street
  • Neighborhood
    Alexandria
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free garage parking after 5:00pm. Monday- Friday / Curbside Pick Up NO patio reservations- Patio First come first serve
  • Public transit
    King Street Metro
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Randall Jones
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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