The Majestic

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1064 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Majestic is all new, with Executive Chef Graham Duncan at the helm, offering diverse, seasonal, and vibrant, protein and vegetable-forward menus for Lunch, Dinner, and weekend Brunch. A contemporary upscale-casual American bistro style selections with ingredient-focused dishes showcasing quality olive oils, herbs, garlic, and other influences. A rotisserie for meats (and even vegetables) adds deep flavor and variety to the restaurants signature dishes.

The newly renovated 85-seat dining room features a comfortable and sophisticated setting of intimate booths, individual tables facing a high back banquette, and inviting contemporary club chairs in the single dining room. Extensive updates were made to the finishes, fixtures, and furnishings, and the newly hand-waxed walls are covered in salon-style collections of art, objects, and interesting images for a dynamic setting.
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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was nice.

JL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place and food but if you are looking for a quiet dinner spot - this is not the place!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Majestic. The ambiance and meal were wonderful and we’d definitely dine there again. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone.

PB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef and bartenders could run the most elite restaurants in NYC! The food was tremendous! The sea bass, calamari, tuna Poke etc was second to none!!!

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

TOO NOISY AND THE WAITER KEPT TOUCHING US WHICH WAS INCREDIBLY RUDE!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent butternut squash and steak salad! Wonderful service!

DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for lunch at noon on a Tuesday with 2 friends. The service was very good. Two of us had the crab cake sandwich, which was the featured sandwich of the day. The crab cake itself was good, however, it could have had more flavor. The real problem is that it was really dwarfed by the bun. Both of us removed the top bun. There was a small amount of tartar sauce spread on the top bun so we asked for a side of the sauce (again, could have had more flavor). The sandwich was served with a colorful and tasty coleslaw and excellent fries seasoned with Old Bay. The butternut squash soup was interesting, but too sweet for my taste. The deviled eggs were excellent.

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best food I've had in Alexandria in a very long time! The brussel sprouts, steak, truffled mashed potatoes and chocolate mousse were superb. The waiter was attentive yet not intrusive. The atmosphere is sophisticated and intimate. I'd love to go back soon!

R
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants over the past twenty plus years. Food was excellent: sea bass very well prepared, and the side of brussels sprouts was outstanding. Excellent service: our waitress guided my choice of wine for the four of us to an Alabarino, which was outstanding. Happy to be back at the Majestic!

OT
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. We got the chips and the burger. Both excellent. The drinks were delicious as well and the service was on point! Will definitely go again.

c
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I haven't been to The Majestic in quite some time so I was glad to check it out. The menu is good, plenty of options for diners. Our server was friendly, attentive, and helpful. We arrived 1/2 hour ahead of our reservation and did not have to wait for a table. All in all, a nice dining experience.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Customer service was wonderful, the atmosphere is great too. Everyone was very happy with their meal and the pricing was reasonable. Would recommend giving it a try !

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating a graduation with friends and family!

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! We went for the Wagyu and didn’t find out till after we ordered that they didn’t have it. Our waiter took the sting out of the bad news by offering dessert on him. Ordered the 32 day dry aged ribeye that was great!

P
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a very busy night, but the server was very attentive and even repeated things on both sides of the table. The deviled eggs are excellent, and it was crab cake night, so we had to have those too. Delicious. Friends really liked the spaghetti and the duck breast. Too bad we were too full for dessert!

C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner out

KL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I had a good birthday brunch. My server was very nice and the Lavendar mimosa was delicious!

WS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a delicious brunch here, beginning with fabulous cocktails and cinnamon bread to begin, and complete with delicious Prime Rib Omelet and Avocado Toast with poached egg. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. It was one of the best meals we had while in Old Town Alexandria!

KK
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service is a bit leisurely, which was fine for us but if you are looking for a quick brunch option this may not be your best bet. Great brunch drinks! I would go again.

C
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We live in OT and it’s one of our favorite places to eat!

BH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great vibes!! It’s classy but not too upstuck fancy if that makes sense. It’s a great vibe and my girlfriend loved the surprise. Incredible drinks, delicious food and desserts

C
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Friendly environment - we were greeted nicely and seated promptly. Our waiter, Josh, was personable and attentive. Manager was checking in on diners to make sure all was well. We were very impressed and will be back!

CM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with friends. We all had the spaghetti and it was delicious! The service was excellent too. Thank you!

OT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

First, let me say the service was incredible, our waiter was super attentive and friendly even on a busy night! The noise level is very loud (it was a Saturday night), but be prepared on a busy night for it to be hard to talk and if you prefer a quieter vibe this isn’t the place. The food was mediocre and over priced. Calamari was nothing to write home about, the steak was supposed to be a waygu strip it was fatty and gristly and the mussels were not special. The beet salad and coconut cake were the best things we had. Disappointing food experience! I will say the restaurant did take care of the lackluster steak and also added a free dessert and glass of wine.

C
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a last minute lunch at The Majestic for our 36th wedding anniversary. They gave a comfy booth and we had a leisurely, delicious lunch. Staff was lovely! Thank for a great first visit. We will be back!

P
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, cocktails were interesting. I wish you had a few more options on the menu for entrees as well as salads. It was a fun evening with my sister.

H
Baltimore
89 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lot of wonderful choices. Wait staff was very sociable and knowledgeable. I selected the Sunday night special, southern fried chicken, as did many other patrons. It was a three course meal at a reasonable price. The only down side was service was a little slow with some forgotten items , eg. no spoon for soup, no salt and pepper. The waiters seemed attentive but perhaps too busy for the number of staff. Nevertheless, I would recommend this restaurant and will look forward to returning.

M
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I like this restaurant and have been many times. This time, the brunch menu was a bit disappointing. Our server was great, doing every thing that she could to make me happy, including trading out what I’d ordered for something else when she saw I wasn’t thrilled with it. She was cheerful and eager to please. I’ll be back, although maybe not for brunch.

B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Majestic is becoming one of our favorite local haunts. Great food, amazing service!

BK
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I enjoy the vibe of this place and the cocktails immensely. The bar is a great casual hang out and the bartenders are skilled. The service is quick, attentive and knowledgeable. The only drawback is the central section has a tin ceiling and all the noise is reflected out to the sides. It can be very loud (not a problem unique to this restaurant,) so conversation in the dining area can be a challenge. The bar doesn't have this problem. I'm sure I'll go back.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious breakfast as always

KM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We generally love the Majestic but will not be going back for brunch. We had a reservation but were seated far back by the kitchen when there were plenty of seats closer to the front. It was very loud in the back and difficult to hear conversations. Our server took a very long time to take our order and check with us later for the check--the whole meal for just 5 people took about 2 hours. The breakfast potatoes were not very good - lots of seasoning but little flavor, soft, and mushy. :(

CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was poor as the restore t grew so busy and there didn’t seem to be e Pugh staff to serve adequately.

MH
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and a great ambiance in this restaurant. You won't go away hungry and the wait staff is very good about making sure you are taken care of. I will definitely go back.

SH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for an excellent meal. Quiet enough to have good conversation, too. Will be back!

S
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love The Majestic, we have a fantastic experience every time. This restaurant week dinner was the first visit for my parents and they loved the relaxed and unique ambience of the place and the creativity of some of the dishes.

The only tiny nitpick I have with my last visit is that I ordered a sangria and it came with some ice that diluted the flavor. Wish they'd asked about the ice thing beforehand. Otherwise, everything was amazing.

EF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as always. Sea Bass was great along with the Coconut Cake was wonderful. Service was good but not as good as it has been in past visits.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of food was outstanding. We had a great meal. This is my third time in 2 years having a meal here and I’ve not been disappointed. Definitely reaching its way to the top of my favorites here in the area.

LL
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool place, good food, good service. Some reviewers called Majestic upscale, i would disagree. Husband wasn’t blown away with his spaghetti, bisque was really good though.

FL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and we’ll definitely be back. Joshua P made sure to walk us through the menu, highlighting his favorites. Service was excellent, food was superb. So glad to have this neighborhood gem close by.

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