All-Lump Crab Cakes
Our specialty! Broiled to perfection with mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Half a pound, spiced and steamed
Our signature version with cream and sherry
Excellent food, cooked perfectly with very good taste combinations. A tad pricey but the price matched the quality of the experience. I'd definitely revisit!
The food was absolutely amazing. The seafood was well prepared and delicious. Our server Danny was amazing and we will definitely be back. His recommendation for the coconut pie was on point. It was amazing. Great place for friend gathering. Professional dinner, or date night.
We went there with friends from out of town. Had the $85 two for Tuesday special. Very good for a reasonable price!
Excellent food, excellent service. Nice place for a little extra special meal.
Food was very mediocre. The seafood didn’t taste fresh and the pastas were bland. We also didn’t particularly enjoy the cocktails so ended up just going for wine. The service was ok - we thought it was strange that the server was carrying around a coffee pot like it was a diner rather than upscale seafood restaurant. Overall, definitely would not go back and do not recommend especially for the price. We were confused how this place had such good reviews.
Our party of 8 from Louisiana loved The Wharf! We were seeking good local seafood with spice. The Wharf did not disappoint. The ambiance, service and food selection were great. We made it to the restaurant in an easy Uber ride. I would highly recommend and we will be dining there again on our next DC visit.
Food was great and the service was excellent. Nice atmosphere inside the restaurant.
Had the rockfish which was very good but would have been much better w out leaving the skin on it. great fresh oysters & cool traditional ambience. Great Pinot noir wine special.
Personally, I believe it is expensive based on other similar options available. It may be the downtown location that puts a premium on the dining experience, but it is not fine dining in my opinion. The entree's main dish was flavorful, yet the sides accompanied by the dish were lukewarm and underwhelming. The highlight of the experience was the waiter who was personable.
The food and the service was outstanding. We will come back again!
The food was very good and the service great. One minor little problem, the table was upstairs and we had one person that was not expecting to climb steps
Great food, ambiance and service!
The food and service were outstanding! We will go back again.
Danny our waiter was fabulous !! Food was delicious !
We were celebrating my girlfriend's birthday and I wanted to take her to someplace special. After reading the reviews about local seafood restaurants I decided to make reservations - the reviews were spot on!
Note we are in our seventies and wanted someplace quiet and romantic with good seafood. Both of us were pleasantly surprised with this being our first visit. We enjoyed their scallops and rockfish.
It is also nice when the hospitality of the host and servers are genuinely felt!
The service was impeccable. Quick, yet they left me to enjoy my meal. I never had to ask for a refill on my drink, they brought it to me without asking.
One of the lunch specials was Tuna over succotash with crabmeat and cream sauce ... my husband really enjoyed it. On the recommendation of our server I had the Flounder Chesapeake ... there just aren’t words to describe how good it was! We shared a really great crab cake appetizer as well! This was our 4th and final day eating our way through the DC area, one seafood restaurant at a time ... we agreed we had saved the best for last! WOW!!
Not what we expected hoping for more than we got wasn't bad just wanted more
The food was top notch. Wife really enjoyed the crab cakes, yellowfin tuna and salmon were also excellent. Service was good. We sat upstairs, so not sure how it was downstairs. It's a very nice place to enjoy a dinner with family and friends.
Server seemed preoccupied but he was sat 3 tables at the same time so that’s a host issue. He recommended a bottle of wine that was good but he advertised it as a value. Stating that the wine would cost us $100 anywhere else. After googling the wine it was only a $10 bottle at total wine. We felt ripped off but we got over it considering we were going to purchase a much more expensive bottle before he gave his recommendation. I ordered a medium cooked filet and it came out well done. The lobster was delicious. My husband said his pasta was “ok”.
One of the best meals we have gotten in the area. The service was amazing and the food was really good. Highly recommend for a quiet date night.
Excellent food. Small quantities for the price.
Food was on the very low side of average. Calamari was rubbery, oily, and didn’t have enough flavor or breading on it. Scallops were very rubbery, crab cake had too much saucy filling and not enough crab. For the price point, this wasn’t worth it at all.
It was a little bit of a wait, but that was expected since it was Valentine's day. The server was very friendly and attentive, and the food was amazing. We both enjoyed our experience and plan on coming back
Food was decent but very overpriced for what it was. Since it was Valentine's Day and they were trying to cram people in, we were seated at what I can only assume is usually a waiter's station, as two sides of the table were against a wall. Very tight space and my wife was bumped by waiters going in and out of the kitchen several times. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable which was a plus. My wife and I were both disappointed with our experience and agreed we wouldn't be going back any time soon.
food It great, service was great! Just packed us in like sardines. Will have to try it on a weekday
She crab soup - great
Crab fritters - too much batter, over fried
Crab cakes - very good
Norfolk platter - very good
The experience was good, however I think the Warehouse is better for the same price range
Very nice seafood restaurant in the high traffic part of Alexandria on King Street. Menu focused on shellfish and steak. Food was very good and would recommend it, but it was a little pricey for drinks and it wasn’t the best steak/seafood I have had in the area at that price point.
The food was amazing. Our waiter was super friendly. Try the mango Martini
Waiter very helpful, efficient, and courteous. Crab cakes were wonderful.
I have enjoyed many dinners at the Wharf . This Thursday was not one for the records. Had the raw oysters,and she crab soup for starters. The soup was luke-warm and bland. I ordered the sea bass which was horrible.
The best thing about the dinner was the bottle of wine and the company.
Exceptional seafood -- soups, oysters, broiled seafood platter. Service from Donny was efficient, professional, and fun.
Thanks so much for the kind words! I'll make sure he knows he did a great job and I hope you'll come back to visit all of us again soon.
Familiar place, in Old Town Alexandria and one of the few that specialize in seafood in this "Port City". Very good meal with the Broiled Seafood Platter and accommodating on substituting the vegetable! Nice meal!
Thanks so much Alexandrian, gotta love some fresh seafood in our little port city! Hope to see you again soon!
We love this place!! The Waite staff are always so personal and attentive. Great food!!
Lobster was excellent, if pricy. The special seafood platter was somewhat disappointing - shrimp were overcooked, and I wasn't a fan of the sauce on the crabmeat. If everything on the platter had been equally well prepared, it would have been a decent value.
Service was excellent and it's a lovely old restaurant.
Hi there, thanks for providing your feedback! We strive to provide the best seafood and service in Old Town and I'm sorry to hear we missed that mark. I'll make sure our staff is aware of the preparation you experienced and trust that we'll do our best to prevent that in the future. Thank you again and I hope that we'll be seeing you soon!
Food was great location is premier old town service was outstanding I loved it.
Excellent dining experience and great service, as always!
Our server was so friendly.
The food is always pretty good! I wold recommend this restaurant.
The Wharf is rated 4.5 stars by 2520 OpenTable diners.
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