Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.3
10035 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 10035 People Are Saying
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RobertN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipWayne
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doing well post Covid. Salad Bar is not up yet but food and view are still great. Service was well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Grace, was PHENOMENAL! The food & drinks were amazing! Highly recommend!

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GrantG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, excellent food. Great dining experience.

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SMBrown
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Dreadful meal. Poor quality, taste and preparation

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tammyc
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience and the food and service were outstanding.

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vipGerryB06
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was seated at an outside table which gave me an unobstructed view of the harbor and the full moon. The food was excellent - Crab Soup, Spinach Salad, and Surf and Turf Pasta. The drinks were very good - Ultimate Margarita and Pomegranate Mojito.

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B1Pilot
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great location, very good service and horrible food.

Got a seafood pot pie... which turned out to be undercooked seafood leftovers and spinach with bisque base poured over the top and then a square of puff patty set on top. Not good not filling at $38. Wife's Mac hut magi was average at best.

Place does have a great view... waitress did an awesome job. Will probably only return for drinks but eat elsewhere.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was knowledgeable and professional. Food was delicious and looked splendid. Great place

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vipmjs27
Pinehurst
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful and memorable experience! The service was superb and the food.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Overall, very good. Very nice waitress. My only complaint was that the table was a little small for 6 people. We ended up being a party of only 5, so the table size worked out. However, a 6th could not have possible fit.

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MSDC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, cocktails, service, waterside view and the thoughtful birthday extras. I went for brunch and the Lobster Benedict was wonderful!
Service was just right and I will definitely come back. Great for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for Sunday brunch. The Kim chee calamari, fried green tomatoes and avocado toast appetizers were flavoral and appealing to the eye. The main course brunch items were lacking in flavor to include the shrimp and grits, chicken n'waffles and regular burger. Waffles were dry and burger was overcooked. Server was pleasant but made errors on food orders and wait time for main dishes was lengthy.

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JenniferT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Our service was very bad. I got entree before my salad, waited for our waitress way too long. Bathroom we so gross and dirty. This place use to be a gem but not anymore

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing! Except the lava cake.
Service was slow even though the restaurant was not that busy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and atmosphere!

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Novarockhound
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebration and nice that restaurant gathers all birthday groups in same quieter more intimate part of the building. We had lovely view over the comings and goings in the Potomac River as dusk was settling in. Food was great and service perfectly fine given the wait staff were probably stretched thin on a busy Saturday.

One warning that either allow plenty of time to find parking or use alternative transportation. We had to try 5 parking garages before finding one with spaces. Ended up being 15 minutes late to reservation but restaurant was very gracious about it.

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brittneyj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our time was lovely. Justis was absolutely amazing!

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Crabby
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I was there for my bday. The entire entree did not come out all together. We waited an additional 20 mins for mashed potatoes. I never rec’d my bday desert Also waited 15min for steak sauce after the steak was brought out. First time there, not a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an overall amazing time at Chart House. The food was perfect all around. We had the chart your course and the surf and turf pasta. Both were exquisite. For dessert we enjoyed the chocolate lava cake and the key lime pie, both of which I could have easily gotten seconds! Staff was incredibly kind and quick on the refills and service. Will highly recommend to any of my friends visiting the area!

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vipLoriA
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was efficient and nice. The food was excellent. One thing that needs changed though…if you’re putting on CNN at the bar, the other TV should have on Fox. Otherwise, put on two sport stations.

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jamesw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Services was a little slow for drinks. But overall the experience was very nice.

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TeresaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wish we could have ordered everything on the menu! Our 3 dishes were outstanding! Service was excellent and the window table at sunset was divine.

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vipReee
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I have eaten here many times and the food has always been great but this time the Caesar salad I ordered didn't look fresh. The majority of the lettuce was clearly from the stem area and nearly every piece had a brown color, likely due to not properly storing it. Apart from this the rest of the food was fine. The grilled swordfish was perfect.
What was not fine was the number of flies that continued to encircle the table. We always eat on the outdoor patio and near had this before. Evidently whatever they normally do to keep insects away was not done this time or they missed the area around our table.

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Mags
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, environment, and scenery was amazing! As well the server and staff we had made the experience much more better!!!

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vipcarolynd
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great but the service should had been better.

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johnk
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

never got drink i ordered. forgot our meal order, ordered twice

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Kate
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We met our friends for a drink at the bar before dinner. We went to our table next to windows which was very nice. Service was a bit slow getting drinks at the table and my husbands and mine were not what we ordered. Correction was made without much delay. Dinner was excellent.

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OsmanD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphare, delicious food. I highly recommend

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BmoreDineDiva1
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We were seated on the deck on the waterfront. Nice clear sunny day. Nice Breeze and they even were able to make frozen margaritas at request

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Sharon
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been celebrating important life events and holidays at various Chart House for over 30 years and have not been disappointed. For the last 20 years we've been going to the Chart House-Alexandria (VA) and the service and food is always outstanding.

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BobbyC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, service was ok, not enough staff, but very friendly, 40 min to get our desert, but overall very good food

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vipdcfoodie
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We came here for a friend's birthday. Unlike our previous visits, Chart House's food really went downhill. They had one server covering the entire bar dining area where our table was, and the wait time was god-awful. Even though he was super courteous, there are only so many tables that one server can cover. I wish they warned us ahead of time so we could have dined in their main dining room instead (where they clearly had more servers).

Their coconut shrimp appetizer was the one and only delicious dish that was done right. Kimchee calamari was awful - wasn't even a kimchee flavor and the flavor was a bit odd tasting. My friend ordered the turf and surf pasta. He did not know it was a cold pasta dish and the "thai cilantro garlic sauce" was mostly a sweet flavor, ruining his pasta experience. I ordered their mixed seafood grill: the lobster en croute cedar was OK, but both plank salmon and proscuitto wrapped shrimp were very salty, particularly the wrapped shrimp! The bartenders do not know how to mix cocktails - all of our drinks tasted pretty awful and they had no clue about proportion of the required ingredients for each drink. Other than the amazing scenery of the water from the dining room, we were quite disappointed and lost confidence to return here again any time soon.

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vipArthurH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and water view are all excellent and without question Mr. Lee (bartender) and Sara (manager) are the best in the business!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Cocktail de camarones - Shrimp cocktail is simple nothing to impress or to remember
Filet mignon- nothing to remember, plain as weds as the side potatoes
grilled seafood plate was better from the other three
The restaurant is very well located, nice view to deck and Potomac, but food is not that tasty, something I can do my own at home for less than half the price

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jordanv
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Dinner!

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nbrhoodfoodlvr
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nervous about eating out in a time of Covid resurgence, we 5 in our 70s and 80s were given a quiet and isolated corner in a bright airy room overlooking the water, and the service was caring, polite, cheerful, prompt and in every way helpful and accommodating. Thank you -- you made our special guest so happy on her birthday.

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ChartHouse
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a nice restaurant to watch the boats on the Potomac as well as the water view. We were celebrating a 90th birthday and they were very thoughtful in giving a card to the birthday person as well as a complimentary desert, which was very nice.
However, we were one of the first set of guests (12pm) at lunch time but the Caesar Salad that the four of us ordered with our meals was not fresh and looked and tasted like it had been made the day before or very early that day, where it was limp and the lettuce was very moist. The rest of the meal was good as was the service. One of the better on-water restaurants in Alexandria.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Very intimate restaurant with good food. Menu changes by season which gives you a variety.

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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria is rated 4.3 stars by 10035 OpenTable diners.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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