Ramparts Tavern

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A local Alexandria restaurant since 1978. Chef Jermaine Keys offers spectacular specials every lunch and dinner. Pair your meal with wine from our list of over 80 or beer from our list of over 100. Our brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday. We also offer a private dining room for any occasion. Come enjoy a great meal with us!
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Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a holiday cookie exchange brunch there and they had it set up nicely. Our waitress was great and the food was amazing. We look forward to hosting our next get together with them shortly.

BR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ramparts. I have never, ever gotten food there that wasn't excellent.
They have a knack for seasoning food to perfection!

S
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ramparts is a great neighborhood restaurant with very good food. It is a great place to have dinner with friends. The food is fresh with interesting preparations. The salads are great. The salmon is great. It's not too noisy, so a good place to talk.

EC
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We come often and it is always reliable. Food is good with excellent specials ! Our waitress Katie is outstanding and always remembers what our drink orders are !!

D
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ramparts has really upped their game on the past year. The food is excellent and the menu offers a great selection. The bar offers nice craft cocktails and an extensive wine list. Definitely will return.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Good service, pretty mediocre food.

QL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A lovely lunch, we all ordered the Jack Chop. We will certainly return.

s
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good meal and great service every time. I really enjoy my dinners here.

JH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

D
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ramparts has really ramped up their whole operation. The interiors ha ebern.ipgraded and modernized. The food is definitely several steps up than a year ago.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, friendly and efficient service, and quality food. A little noisy, but manageable.

GG
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance and service. I was disappointed in my fresh tuna which was quite ordinary.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Tim was our waiter and he was just terrific.

S
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love this neighborhood restaurant. The food is always very good to excellent - I had very good crab cakes this time. I usually order the salmon, which also is delicious. The service is good. It is a good place to socialize with friends over a good meal and good drink.

CG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Father's Day brunch. They had a nice, varied brunch menu plus the regular menu. Food was tasty and not overpriced, atmosphere is neighborhood-friendly, servers are friendly and helpful.

MD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ramparts was a low key Sunday brunch. No lines to wait in or traffic to fight. Our server was very attentive. The food was tasty and a good value- it’s always exciting to get breakfast potatoes and bacon with your French toast’

AP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tavern with excellent food. This is not upscale dining, it is really good food for a reasonable price in an environment that has a nice local tavern feel to it. And the staff/service seems to always be excellent.

ST
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took a friend for lunch. Everything was excellent. Great food, service and very tasty mimosa.

OT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another reliable, go-to, comfort food, neighborhood favorite.

MD
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Tiffany is the best!

TH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went for mother's day and was seated right next to front door on a cold day which bothered my 71 year old mother. We asked for another table for this reason prior to being seated for this reason but were told by the hostess that her supervisor assigned the tables and she could not change them. We didn't argue the point because it was Mother's Day but the restaurant never got more than half full and two identical booths to ours remained open and unoccupied next to ours the entire time we were there. I was a little perturbed a minor request like seating an elderly person one more both away from the front door couldn't be accommodated given the number of empty booths in the restaurant. Other than this, server was very nice and food was good.

MA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I have been a patron of Ramparts for over 25 years with my recent visit on 05.10.19. I ordered the salmon with cucumber sauce and brussel sprouts on the side. The salmon was good but the brussel sprouts were under cooked. My friend order a chicken wrap with a side order of brussel sprouts and her
brussel sprouts were undercooked as well. The waitress took care of the issue by replacing the brussel sprouts but they came after we had completed our entree. I would like to see more variety in the menu.
I'm hoping the chef can come up with some new options for their menu.

S
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Always a favorite neighborhood restaurant known for comfort food, particularly hamburgers and other sandwiches; daily lunch specials Are a good deal.

BO
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Terrific local pub restaurant. Homemade corned beef hash was excellent.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I love Ramparts, but I didn't love that they automatically added a 20% gratuity - for a party of five! I didn't notice and wound up tipping twice...and the service wasn't that great to begin with. Buyer beware!

JK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Easter brunch was pretty good. Set up was awkward but ok. Service... don’t go with a group of women. Won’t clear table, won’t offer refills, have to chase down for check. Guess they didn’t see $$$ signs when 3 older women came for brunch. I work in the industry and usually tip above the going rate.

r
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ramparts was perfect for our family special event. The staff was very accommodating to our ever changing needs. The menu was great and provided options for our teens, mothers and fathers.

MH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The French onion soup and the grilled vegetable wrap with Brussel sprouts was very good. They were out of some craft beer s on draft but they have a good selection of cans to choose from.

AN
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribs and house sauce delish! Steak salad was delicious with ingredients and seasoning perfect. Have always had great service and food at this restaurant!

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good selection. Exceptional friendly service. Great location with plenty of nearby parking.

BB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great for brunch! Friendliest staff in town.

WT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Local favorite

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and cozy atmosphere.

EC
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Sadly- husbands chicken wings were pretty cold an my meal was lukewarm. Late on a Friday nights, but they were not busy. Not been great recently

D
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was much better than I expected. Nice neighborhood gem.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Such a nice place with incredible food. Highly recommend the Jack Daniels Eggs and the Belgian waffles with apple pie topping--yum! And it was a reasonable cost for our large party of 14 for my son's sweet 16. I would definitely come again.

EC
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We go all the time- chicken special was very dry, but edible /

WC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Absolutely the best ribs we have had in the DC area. The place is very welcoming and friendly. It can be quite noisy as it is ver popular with locals. We are regulars and always look forward to returning.

JD
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Funny setup. Tried to put us at small table. Ate at the bar. Bar tender was great.

JG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good food and nice place to
Meet friends for meal....