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Whiskey & Oyster, Alexandria, VA

Whiskey & Oyster

4.4
4.4
455 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Reservations are for INDOOR DINING ONLY! PATIO IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!!!!!

We ask that guest keep their dining experience to 90 minutes. Special event days, reservation will be limitedto 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

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 Mason

  • 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 455 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. JP

    JayP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Cajun fish is very tasty and the drinks are strong. I would recommend it for a family outing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very tasty! Staff was so pleasant! Service was quick! Will definitely be back.
  3. BC

    BrianC

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and food!
  5. RG

    RichG

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here. The fish was fresh and properly prepared. The service was efficient but friendly. The outdoor seating is perfectly set up. We’ll be back!
  6. KG

    KellyG

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food and drinks are always good here! But the service this time was not so great, it took 45min for our waiter to come take an order, he had stopped by twice to say he was on his way before that. We ordered all our food at once and drinks. Appetizers came out and we finished them before our drinks came out. Main course (oysters) came out after going to the wrong table first. When we were about 1/2 way done our waiter came to check on us and I ordered another drink. Last time our waiter came over we asked for the check… he never came back. I never got my last drink and eventually someone else came to check on us and brought our check. So always good food, but service was bad.
  7. DA

    DarleneA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The outdoor setting was nice. The food was good, but we were not alerted that the kitchen had run out of one of our entrees until a significant amount of time had passed, so I think the other two entrees ordered were prepped and sat for a while before being served. We understand that kitchens will sometimes run out of main ingredients, but we should have been alerted as soon as the order hit the kitchen. The pasta lajolla entree was a bit skimpy on the seafood as well. Additionally, partway through the meal, our wait staff changed for no apparent reason. Hopefully the tip we left was shared between them. All in all, an above average, not great, outing.
  8. G

    Great

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had the pleasure of dining at Whiskey and Oyster just for the lobster roll, but the experience was so great that we had to return for Father’s Day. This place is a hidden gem and everything we have ordered were superb.
  9. TW

    TayW

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Father’s Day dining with my son and husband. The didn’t have the lobster bisque I wanted. The oysters were not cleaned well. The shrimp and grits needed more Cajun spices. The crab cakes were excellent❣️
  10. SM

    SusanM

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific dinner last night! Raw oysters, blacken rockfish, salmon, seafood pasta, great Father’s Day cocktails, and the finale of bread pudding and beignets! Highly recommend!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service. Food was absolutely delicious (appetizers, oysters, salad and main entree).
  12. j

    jhart77

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was fantastic and the hospitality was felt. The service mechanics were a little off. Server was a nice guy just missed some steps. Nothing terrible, just some poor choices on verbiage. Will definitely be back.
  13. OT

    OldTownRegular

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whiskey & Oyster serves reliably excellent American seafood cuisine. I've been several times with friends and family and enjoyed the experience each time. Waitstaff is always friendly and accommodating, food is always delicious, and the cocktails are delightful. Plus, if you're looking for a quieter spot, it's away from the waterfront so you don't generally have to deal with big crowds. Quiet, cozy, and very metro-accessible.
  14. JJ

    JohnJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The decor was attractively ocean-themed, but the air-conditioning and fans running flat out left all of us chilled. The outside tables were all taken, and the inside booths, supposedly all booked at 5 pm, were mostly empty. Service was initially slow, and then adequate. The food was as advertised and good. Despite the lack of inside guests, the noise level challenged normal conversation. The cost for three, including one glass of wine and one draft beer, was $150 before tip -- during happy hour.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot to enjoy with ur date.
  16. RO

    ROBERTD

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. Outside is great in good weather.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fresh, cold & large oysters!
  18. A

    Alexfoodie

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Super fun place with a good selection or oysters and of course whiskey! I had the rockfish with coconut rice and it was delicious. Good outside atmosphere also!
  19. OS

    OSIMAN1016

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family get together
  20. L

    Lauren

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I have been here several times and really enjoyed the food, the service has been great, and overall I had a great time. Last night was pretty terrible. We had 4 different servers. They were out of some of the beers on the menu, the food did not come out at once but staggered five minutes between arrival. So my date's food got cold while he waited for my entree to arrive. The food is always great but last night the mussels tasted like they were cooked in only butter. We would have ordered more drinks but each server was hell bent on taking used plates and glassware from the table. I really like this restaurant and have never had an experience like this before so hopefully it was an off night with a call off or training new staff caused a trickle down effect.
  21. G

    Great

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where shall I begin? The food was AMAZING, service was spectacular and the entire dining experience was SUPERB!!!
  22. SE

    SEB72

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening on the patio. Food was delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing the food the service amazing. I will go back again.
  24. P

    Presidente

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fresh oysters and menu items were good: burger, lob roll, salmon burger, kung poa cauliflower was really good. Table really liked the corkscrew fries. Server was very good...right touch between attentive and relaxed.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I got a strawberry salmon salad I think. The appetizer shrimp were great. The hush puppies were not good at all. Chef should consider a smaller ball and a different recipe as there was no flavor in the balls.
  26. AA

    AzAz

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks. Really love the $1 Oysters special.
  28. a

    andyp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good crab cakes!! Drinks are expensive though.
  29. KL

    KellyLJ1

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful server, lovely table outside, excellent food! This was our first time but we will definitely be back.
  30. MP

    MamaPeach

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was slow - that’s not usually the case here. I assume they’re struggling with staff shortages like so many in the restaurant industry. However the food was great as always and the server was very kind. Love this place!
  31. JG

    JamieG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Can’t complain, overall. Staff was attentive, drinks were good, and appetizers were great! The main course (shrimp & grits) honestly left a lot to be desired. We sat outside and the overall ambiance was nice.
  32. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    We went for Mother's Day. Service was very slow even though there were only a few occupants in the restaurant. We had reservations at 7:45pm. They were out of 4 items and the desert we wanted. The food we were served was not cooked to par, including the appetizer. It was like we received the last of whatever food they had left. We won't be dining here again, not the best experience.
  33. T

    Todd711

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant for seafood and a few items for people who don't eat fish.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Got there about 6 mins before reservations. They seemed a little busy. Got to the table maybe 5/8mins after reservation. Ion like waiting.. that’s why I make reservations.. but it’s cool.. Food and drinks took a little time to get out but everything was good and hot when it did come. … wasn’t a fan of the butter wit the hush puppies but the puppies were good by themselves
  35. JR

    JoeR

    Washington DC

    191 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    First-time visitors. Food pretty good: clam chowder great, calamari overly breaded, fish and chips delicious. Drinks very good. Service mostly well-meaning, but hopelessly chaotic (post-pandemic staffing problems most likely). Don't know that we'd risk a second visit.
  36. C

    Carina

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Cute and clean Great service. Good food
  37. HM

    HollyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Adorable Mother/Daughter brunch event
  38. BR

    BrandonR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place… food is amazing.. drinks are tasty.. only problem I have is picking just one meal … this was my first time attending for brunch and they handled business as always… wish the weather was better.. I like the out door seating … but we will be back for 1oysters
  39. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Was a little disappointed that for a big whiskey/bourbon place they didn’t have the correct ice for whiskey/bourbon drinks. Instead of one big ice cube, we got a handful of tiny ice. Disappointing.
  40. OS

    OSIMAN1016

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and a friend had the full version of fish and chips and they were excellent! They even served "malt vinegar" with their orders. I had the crab cakes with grilled asparagus and both items were excellent. The crab cakes were two of the best I have had in years, as mostly, if not almost all, was crab meat, with no observable fillers. The asparagus was grilled perfectly with the right amount of oil and vinegar on top. The service by a younger (late 20s or early 30s) Hispanic female was outstanding! Resulted in an excellent tip for her too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.4 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Whiskey & Oyster

301 John Carlyle ST Alexandria, VA 22314

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

  • 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 Mason

  • 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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