Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.4
10042 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 10042 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLovetoeat
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A key part oF our dinner was p the great service of our server Claire - she is highly professional ‘😉

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience, great service, and great food. As most classy restaurants go, high priced food that doesn’t match the portion size. Good for a date night.

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Mark
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, expensive but you are paying for the venue

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4square
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Chart House. Our server, Clair, was so helpful and made sure that we had everything we wanted.

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LoriI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the shrimp cocktail (very large), Caesar Salad, Halibut, and Stuffed Shrimp. Everything was delicious. Our server was amazing. We will definitely return.

JM
vipJMike
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took some family for dinner for the first time in 18 months. The service was great. We had a table with a great view and everyone was happy.

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vipArthurH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!!
Sara is the best manger in the business.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan our waiter was extraordinary! He was very nice, kind, attentive and he greeted us each time he came to the table with a smile. We sat on the patio. It was nice and perfect weather. I would live for him to serve my table when I go back. I will request him.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We made a reservation for 8:30. When we arrived, we were seated immediately. After browsing the menu, we ordered drinks and 2 appetizers. When the appetizers arrived, we’re informed that the kitchen was closing and we needed to place our entree order immediately if we wanted dinner. If the kitchen was closing at 9, perhaps they shouldn’t have taken an 8:30 reservation. Our dining experience was rushed. They even turned on the bright overhead lights before we were finished with our entrees. If we had known the whole night was going to be so rushed, we would have chosen another restaurant.

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NiaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a awesome experience for my girlfriends birthday dinner. She was pleased and we had a fantastic experience. Thanks to the staff for making her bday dinner so memorable!

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AngeliqueV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The service was horrible they opened up to full capacity but was clearly not ready they where under staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebration of our Granddaughter’s 20 birthday.
Excellent food and the service was sophisticated but not intrusive.
Will definitely go back and recommend to friends.

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vipOHSResident
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service, great view. The food was very good, not great and the inside could use some updating and TLC.

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Christina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was cold, table was soaked with water from the appetizer being placed over ice. staff was rude & didn’t speak.

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SteveT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome views, excellent service, would recommend.

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Linda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Food was fine, our server was very nice. They sat us next to a busser station and at one point some sort of sauce splashed all over our table and on one of us at the table, which left a stain on her clothes. They changed the linens but didn’t comp anything.

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BobT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

New server not properly trained made frequent errors , very high sound level on Saturday night, food decent but nothing special

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KeithN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. The delicious food in the area. Great customer service. Will come again.

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vipNANCY
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The kitchen clearly added the same hot slices to EVERY SINGLE DISH, which was not noted on food descriptions.

Menu is severely limited and overall quality was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I was greeted promptly upon my arrival and shown to my table with an amazing view. The staff was kind and the food was ABSOLUTELY amazing. Our waiter seemed distracted and too busy for us but overall did a good job. I will certainly return.

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ResearchFirst
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient reservation system. They honored my request for a table by the window for lunch with a friend. Front desk quick to seat us even though we arrived a few minutes early on a Saturday. Ryan, our waiter, was prompt, helpful about menu items, pleasant and professional. Signature Chart House appetizer of crab meat, mango and avocado was attractively presented and generous enough for two to share. Manager also stopped by. Hope to see the chain's famous Coffee Ice Cream Mud Pie dessert reinstated as a menu choice soon. Tables well spaced and location on revitalized wharf offers great views.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Great location and views, but food had little to no flavor and

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Cork58
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Nice location (aside from the giant ferry blocking the view of the open water), really great service, and above average food, but vastly overpriced. We've been to other Chart House locations around the U.S. and haven't seen prices this high.

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vipValerieD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Many of the signature menu options are, unfortunately, missing.

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EugeneG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite “special” place to eat. Although we thought our server was overloaded with diners, she never missed a beat while providing an excellent dining experience for us.

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vipmzellars1
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for birthday celebration it was amazing!!! Food and service was amazing, my friend cannot stop talking about it! She was visiting from out of town.
Great value for the price. My friend has a special gluten free diet and they accommodated her with a special birthday dessert. Loved it!

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Ollesor
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Very delicious. The only thing that prevented me from giving it five stars is the waiting time. I think we waited for like 30 minutes before our order was taken then another 30 minutes for food to arrive then another 30 minutes for the dessert to be served. There were only my wife and I. Maybe they were just really short-staffed
that day.

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PaulB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic prime rib.

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KostandinaG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Chart House! The food was perfect and our server took very good care of us.

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vipArthurH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Wedding Night Ruined. This was my first visit to Chart House and I chose it to celebrate my one and only wedding night. The service was awful, our waiter just stopped coming to our table and only the backwaiter attended to us. I suspect he stopped coming to our table because we weren't spending enough, he knew we would have an autograt anyway. He was curt all night and didn't say congrats or anything when he handed me the check. Thank goodness the girl back waiter was attentive because we saw the other waiter talking to all his other tables all night but not us after we made our initial food order. We ordered apps and I bet the waiter took too long after our apps to fire off the full order.

The AC was not working and me and all my guests were dripping sweat the entire time, ruining my wedding look and photos. Dinner took almost 3 hours, and not because we wanted that - it was hot an uncomfortable but the food took forever to come and the server was never around to move things faster. I complained about the temperature to the manager and he just said "thanks for your understanding we have a broken AC". Well, I don't understand why I wasn't called when the AC was broken and alerted to that so I could dine elsewhere.

The hostess was rude when we checked in and made sure to tell us she didn’t know who we were even though my friend had been there 1 hour before and checked in and decorated the table. She made sure we knew she was in charge by saying “i don’t remember you so you need to check in and I’ll seat you when it’s ready”. It was embarrassing to be dressed down by a hostess for no real reason in front of my guests on my wedding night. Why not be friendly and ensure we are happy, as is part of a restaurants job??

The coconut shrimp - $12 you get 5 shrimp and for $26 you get 7 shrimp and a little rice. $14 for 2 extra shrimp and rice (that was overly sweet and couldn’t be eaten)… rip-off.

I wrote a request to corporate to contact me and still no word.

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JohnJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent, as always, at the Chart House. Four orders of grilled fish were very good. The service was attentive and friendly. We have never has less than outstanding meals here. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Keyon
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extraordinary! I will come back You can count on it!

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imissneworleans
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Treated us very well for 21st birthday celebration -- window table and birthday card. Food is always consistent. Love the view the boats and the river.

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GiovannaM
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We have dined here before and had great food and service. This time steaks were not great and mine was dry and well done when I asked for medium. Crab cakes were delicious.
Our wine came after we finished dinner.Service was very slow.

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KER17
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the newly hired Amanda provided excellent service! The Chart House always delivers!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good except my boyfriend didn’t like the crab dip. The chips was stale and the dip was a little salty. Otherwise everything else was good.

JM
JandM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We went for 20th anniversary lunch...and let them know. We ordered a french dip to split. Although not stated on menu, the sandwich had a horseradish spread. When the waiter was asked about this, he checked with manager who said that was their special take. Problem-- one of us does not eat horseradish. No correction was offered. Similarly the mule cocktail seemed to have a "diet" sweetener flavor. And on menu is a lot less calories. When we asked, told not so. So, while appetizer stack of crab/shrimp/mango/avacado was excellent, we had a disappointing experience.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and everything was on point. We will definitely be back and will highly recommend this restaurant to all of our family and friends. The waiter was very knowledgeable and professional. The food and drinks were to die for. Can’t wait for the next visit.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is worth the price and the view of the water is lovely. My husband called the Maple & Ginger-glazed King Salmon the best salmon he's ever had. The stuffed shrimp & crab dip were also big hits!

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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria is rated 4.4 stars by 10042 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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