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Ada's on the River, Alexandria, VA

Ada's on the River

4.6
4.6
1639 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Built around a custom wood-burning oven and featuring stunning views of the Alexandria waterfront, Ada's on the River draws inspiration from the ingenuity of Ada Lovelace, one of the greatest mathematicians of the 19th century.

Ada's menus feature a selection of wood-fired prime steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian fare, in addition to an extensive beer, wine and cocktail list.

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Booked 93 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 638-1400

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Santiago Lopez

  • Private party facilities

    An homage to 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace, Ada’s offers panoramic Potomac River views and features wood-fired prime steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian fare. ‍ The 260-seat restaurant includes 160 indoor seats, including a 32-seat private dining room, and 100 seats on the outdoor patio. The stylish interior provides a warm, modern feel with 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and inviting booth seating. A unique wood-burning grill is the central component to the open-concept kitchen, nestled under sweeping hull-like wood paneling, and accented with vibrant red tiles. Original art features Ada, her father, the poet Lord Byron, and other literary figures such as Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Emily and Charlotte Bronte. ‍ Adas talented culinary team has created a variety of delicious, made-from-scratch menus. Options range from delicious hors d’oeuvres to multi-course plated meals.

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Town Alexandria

  • Cross Street

    Duke St and South Union Street

  • Parking Details

    There are several public hourly parking garages within two blocks of the restaurant, and hourly street parking is also available on adjacent streets.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Mini Black Brioche Loaf VUS$9.00

    charred orange butter

    • Seared Tuna*US$18.00

      avocado mousse, citrus, pickled fresno chiles, green onions, sesame seeds, blood orange soda

      • Grilled OctopusUS$21.00

        chorizo vinaigrette, smoked paprika aioli, fingerling potatoes

        • Wood-Fired Chicken ThighsUS$15.00

          turkish flatbread, dijonnaise, marinated greens

          • Moules-FritesUS$18.00

            blue mussels, harissa-tomato broth, shallots, garlic, herbs, thick cut fries

            • Coal Oven Fired OystersUS$19.00

              chorizo-garlic breadcrumbs, cheddar cheese, pickled shallots

              Salads

              add wood fired meats: chicken breast 8 / tri-tip* 13 / jumbo shrimp 9 / salmon* 13

              • Charred Gem LettuceUS$15.00

                garlic-anchovy vinaigrette, grated parmesan, rustic croutons, coal roasted tomatoes

                • The WedgeUS$15.00

                  iceberg, bacon vinaigrette, roasted tomatoes, lardons, whipped blue cheese, corn bread croutons

                  • Grilled Shrimp & AvocadoUS$19.00

                    bibb lettuce, radish, citrus, preserved lemon, almonds

                    Entrées

                    • Coal Oven Half ChickenUS$26.00

                      roasted root vegetables, garlic yogurt, salsa verde, herbs

                      • House Ground Prime Dry Aged Burger*US$21.00

                        wood-fired onions, bacon, lettuce, house pickles, horseradish-russian dressing, raclette cheese, thick cut fries

                        • Roasted Scallops*US$36.00

                          brown butter-cauliflower purée, apples, bacon jam, hazelnuts

                          • Braised Lamb Shank GFUS$38.00

                            roasted grits, root vegetables, swiss chard, natural jus, horseradish gremolata

                            • Smoked Swordfish GFUS$34.00

                              coriander & black pepper, brussels sprouts, pomegranate agrodolce, smoked mustard cream sauce, herbs

                              • Seared Salmon*US$32.00

                                harissa vinaigrette, coal roasted cauliflower, smoked tomatoes, pickled shallots, herb salad

                                • Giant Crab CakeUS$46.00

                                  jumbo lump crab, creamed leeks, pickled shallots, lemon remoulade

                                  • Seared ScallopsUS$36.00

                                    brown butter-cauliflower purée, apples, bacon lardons, hazelnuts

                                    Vegetable Entrées

                                    • Charred CauliflowerUS$19.00

                                      rice pilaf, harissa vinaigrette, pine nuts, coal roasted tomatoes, herbs

                                      • Coal-Fired Mushroom LasagnaUS$21.00

                                        house made pasta, roasted mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, ricotta, coal roasted tomato sauce, lemon aioli

                                        • Smoked Ricotta GnocchiUS$24.00

                                          vegan sausage ragù, caramelized leeks, crispy shallots, herbs

                                          Wood-Fired Custom Aged Prime Meats

                                          Served à la carte with garlic maître d'butter

                                          • 10 oz, 45 Day Aged, Tri-Tip*US$28.00

                                            • 14 oz, 75 Day Aged, NY Strip*US$52.00

                                              • 18 oz, 60 Day Aged, Bone In Cowboy Ribeye*US$69.00

                                                • 8 oz, 30 Day Aged, Filet MignonUS$49.00

                                                  • 18oz Grain Fed Tomahawk Veal Chop*US$59.00

                                                    • 14 oz, Wagyu Ribeye*US$89.00

                                                      Sauces

                                                      Each - $4, Trio - $10

                                                      • House Steak Sauce

                                                        • Garlic Chimichurri

                                                          • Béarnaise

                                                            • Brandy-Peppercorn

                                                              Signature Sides

                                                              • Lobster Mac & CheeseUS$24.00

                                                                campanelle, lump crab, old bay mornay, white cheddar

                                                                • Honey Glazed CarrotsUS$12.00

                                                                  garlic labneh, almond dukkah, herbs

                                                                  • Coal Roasted MushroomsUS$14.00

                                                                    anchovy vinaigrette, garlic bread crumbs

                                                                    • Creamed SpinachUS$12.00

                                                                      chipotle morita, aged cheddar, nutmeg, shallots, garlic

                                                                      • Charred CauliflowerUS$12.00

                                                                        harissa vinaigrette, pine nuts, smoked tomatoes, pickled shallots

                                                                        • Brussels Sprouts V/GFUS$12.00

                                                                          pomegranate agrodolce, bacon, garlic labneh

                                                                          • Thick Cut FriesUS$10.00

                                                                            garlic labneh, ada's seasoned salt, horseradish-russian dressing

                                                                            • Hash Brown PaveUS$10.00

                                                                              potatoes, smoked paprika aioli, coarse salt

                                                                              • Coal Roasted Green Beans GF/VUS$12.00

                                                                                walnut vinaigrette, charred scallions, mint, basil, chile flakes

                                                                                • Baked Whipped Mashed PotatoesUS$12.00

                                                                                  bacon, aged cheddar, gruyere, chives

                                                                                  Last updated: February 22, 2022

                                                                                  What 1,639 people are saying

                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                  4.6
                                                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                                                  • 4.6Service
                                                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                  • 4.2Value

                                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                                  • Washington, D.C. Area

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                                                                                  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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                                                                                  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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                                                                                    susanh

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined today

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                    We arrived 30 minutes early but the restaurant was able to seat us promptly anyway, in a seat with a fabulous view of the river. The server was very friendly and knowlegeable. She recommended the swordfish and it turned out to be a huge piece of fish, cooked perfectly. We also ordered the seared scallops, which turned out to be 4 small scallops and a pile of gourmet coleslaw. It was tasty, but not worth the price. We some Washington State Syrah and sparkling rose with our meal -- both were nice. We'll definitely go back and next time, we'll only order items recommended by the server.

                                                                                  2. E

                                                                                    Ellie

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                    This was our first time having dinner at Ada’s. I had been once before for lunch. We had hoped to sit outside, but the weather didn’t cooperate. We found it very noisy indoors. The service was very good, though we had to ask for w wine chiller for our bottle of white wine. Not the end of the world, but the server should have brought one as a matter of course. The oyster appetizer was mediocre, and the flavor of the oysters was overshadowed by the chorizo breadcrumbs and cheese. My entree of seared scallops was very good, as was my husband’s swordfish. It was not the best meal We’ve ever had, but we would go back, especially to sit outside. It’s a very picturesque setting.

                                                                                  3. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                    Friends getting together to chat. We ate mussels outside. Airplanes noisy, but still love being on the river.

                                                                                  4. K

                                                                                    Kimorn

                                                                                    Charlotte

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Food and service was fabulous. Great ambiance and location.

                                                                                  5. H

                                                                                    Hungry

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The food is ALWAYS GOOD AND THEY cook it exactly as you want them to . Love this place ….. expensive but if you order wisely you can have an affordable and delicious meal while allowing for a robust tip for the attentive service

                                                                                  6. J

                                                                                    Jefe

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                    Good food - not inexpensive. Excellent service. Too much AC but manager very accommodating.

                                                                                  7. BB

                                                                                    BobbiesBytes

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    58 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    58 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                    Ada's has been a reliably enjoyable dining experience from its beginning. One of the few restaurants along the water, it's a delightful setting when able to sit outside; the interior is upscale modern with high ceilings that can lend itself to a lot of chatter. We started off by sharing a generous portion of a tasty wedge salad with wonderfuly cornbread croutons, kindly split in the kitchen before serving. Following was a perfectly cooked dish of scallops atop brown butter cauliflower puree, accompanied by bits of apple, bacon jam the hangar steak not known for its tenderness lived up to its reputation. Sides are definitely in shareable portions having enjoyed the lobster mac n cheese and the creamed spinach. Out of brioche bread, we were served a satisfying grilled sourdough with orange butter. Rounding out the meal were awesome beignets gobbled down with gusto! Wine accompaniments were very good at reasonable price points.

                                                                                  8. AB

                                                                                    AnitaB

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The food service and view were great. So was the price!

                                                                                  9. TB

                                                                                    TraceyB

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                    overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                    I think our experience would have greatly improved if we had a better waitress. Our server was NOT attentive and we had to constantly grab another server to assist our table (which was a table of 3). However, one of the persons we grabbed, was MATT. He was EXCELLENT! He was not a server, but he was helpful, nice and cheery. The food was good, but good food and good service go hand in hand. I will come back and try Ada on the River again, but my first time was underwhelming.

                                                                                  10. T

                                                                                    Tracy

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The food was amazing and the service was prompt and friendly.

                                                                                  11. E

                                                                                    Evangeline

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Excellent service and outside setting, except for airplane noise. Nice touch recognizing a birthday

                                                                                  12. t

                                                                                    tdog

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    27 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    27 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Wonderful Saturday dinner. Had swordfish, gem salad with chicken, seared cauliflower, creamed spinach. Excellent beer. Service was impeccable

                                                                                  13. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                    overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                    We asked for a table outside because the acoustics inside were bad. The hostess put us at a table in the back with no view, even though there were several tables right by the water. We declined the rear table and asked for one of the tables up front. The swordfish was good but the tomahawk veal chop was fatty, stringy and hard to chew. There are no sides offered so we tried the mushrooms and the fried oysters. Those were okay but the overall price to quality was not good enough that we would go back. PS: If you don’t like smoke flavor in every dish, don’t go to Ada’s.

                                                                                  14. WT

                                                                                    WorldTraveler

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Everything on the menu was fantastic! All the starters were excellent and the food was cooked to perfection. Highly recommended!

                                                                                  15. RE

                                                                                    RaeE

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Every time I have eaten at Adas everything had been superb. I don't understand any reviews that were not positive, especially in regard to service since I have always had service at least as good as or superior to other restaurants. I come here for special occasions and plan to come more often. And, in case anyone is interested, your reservations will be exactly as requested, including a table request if available when you make your request.

                                                                                  16. JA

                                                                                    JenA

                                                                                    Richmond

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great service; good food. Drinks on point. Brunch menu is extensive and we will return

                                                                                  17. CB

                                                                                    CharlesB

                                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Ate at one of the outdoor tables. Beautiful views of the river. Great service and food. Will certainly come again. Parking is easy and directly adjacent.

                                                                                  18. AT

                                                                                    AnnieT

                                                                                    Richmond

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Absolutely high class service and food was on point! They even made a point to wish us a happy anniversary and gave us a dessert on the house. Beautiful restaurant location!

                                                                                  19. F

                                                                                    Foodie65

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                    Celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day. We had to wait quite a while for the hostess, but finally got seated.The waiter was very nice, great service and recommendations. Followed up and came by to check that ewe where doing fine and enjoying the food. Food was very good! Can absolutely recommend this place.

                                                                                  20. CH

                                                                                    CarolH

                                                                                    Toronto

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Absolutely delicious swordfish and smoked mushroom lasagna!! Our server was cheerful, attentive, and energetic! Loved our spacious booth overlooking the Potomac. We had requested sitting outside, but a storm earlier in the day left the rope chairs wet.

                                                                                  21. f

                                                                                    formerciti

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                    Excellent, well seasoned food. Took a while for anyone to see us and to give us menus after we had been seated but our server was exceptional.

                                                                                  22. V

                                                                                    Vivi

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                    Brunch menu very limited. One in our party asked for the lunch chicken sandwich and fries, not the brunch version. Server said it shouldn’t be a problem. He was served brunch version without first being advised he couldn’t get lunch version. We had to ask another server for the fries as we never saw our server after our order was taken. We all had finished our meals before fries were served. The French toast was gigantic as advertised but dry as it had a smattering of syrup that had been already drizzled on it. Sausage very spicy, beware. Lovely waterfront view but overall, over priced for the quality of the food and the service.

                                                                                  23. JW

                                                                                    JeremyW

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

                                                                                  24. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Scooping out my birthday brunch spot this was amazing

                                                                                  25. SK

                                                                                    StacyK

                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    This was a GREAT pick for brunch! We had a table with a beautiful view of the waterfront. Our server was friendly and the food was delicious, especially the smoked bacon. It was a lovely way to start a day of sightseeing.

                                                                                  26. P

                                                                                    Patty

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Food is excellent, the whole experience is wonderful it is very pricey!

                                                                                  27. o

                                                                                    oldtowner

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                    While I had been to Ada's before, I had not eaten inside, mainly due to the pandemic, so I felt as if it was the first time experience. I was delighted by the menu and the ambience, even if it was a bit noisy. I liked the open kitchen concept, where one can see the chefs in action. Service could improve. We had to ask for empty plates to be picked up and it took a while for the waiter to pick up payment. We dined on avocado and citrus salads -- they were unevenly dressed and the dressing needed a bit more citrus; oven fired "fries" -- excellent! -- catsup should be one of the dipping sauces; and oven fired oysters on the half shell -- outstanding. The Albarino we ordered was too citrusy; the dessert, which was, in effect chocolate cake -- was outstanding although the description of the dessert was misleading.

                                                                                  28. g

                                                                                    gfwareagle

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                    Service very slow at start

                                                                                  29. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Great atmosphere with good view

                                                                                  30. BY

                                                                                    BartY

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Ada/s provides an overall pleasant ambiance, casual and also professional. It also benefits from a very nice location almost literally on the Potomac River's banks.

                                                                                  31. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The food was to die for for!

                                                                                  32. A

                                                                                    Abby

                                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                    Nice view and ambiance. Luncheon menu limited but salads very nice.

                                                                                  33. KM

                                                                                    KathleenM

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Outdoor dining at its finest. A delicious, memorable lunch!

                                                                                  34. EL

                                                                                    EddyLFC

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                    Ideal for both business and social lunches. The ambiance is welcoming and relaxed and at the same time classy. The staff is welcoming and ready to help. We were there for lunch on a sunny but slightly breezy day with a slight chill in the breeze. We were sitting outside and the staff was considerate to offer to bring down the umbrellas if we wanted to get more sun. A seemingly small gesture but much appreciated.

                                                                                  35. M

                                                                                    Megan

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Really nice lunch menu. The crab cake salad was wonderful. Fish sandwich was great as well. Lemon tart for dessert was the way to go! Our waiter was excellent. He made great recommendations.

                                                                                  36. M

                                                                                    Michelle

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The food was amazing and the staff was attentive and friendly

                                                                                  37. AG

                                                                                    AG2017

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                    Brunch was just so-so, nice server!

                                                                                  38. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Mothers Day Dinner

                                                                                  39. GU

                                                                                    GreatUltimate

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                    I thought it was really on the river. But it's near the river. We didn't really go there for the food because we've been to lots of fine dining restaurants already, but we went there for the ambience and views. However, the food (starters and entrees) there is nothing out of the ordinary. The cocktails are also nothing out of the ordinary. The lighting is too dim. People have to use flashlight on their smart phones to read the menu. We requested great seats for better viewing, but ended up getting seats next to an exit door. It seemed like it was a table that nobody wanted and they gave it to us. After the meals, we had to wait for a long time to get the check. Once we've got the check, we had to again wait for a long time before the waiter came to get it. Then we had to wait for a long time to get our credit card back. So, it's just not a good experience for us. Coupled with strong wind and rain, it's not anywhere near to what we expected to get out of the high-priced dinner.

                                                                                  40. B

                                                                                    Barbec

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    32 reviews

                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    32 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food2service5ambience3

                                                                                    Loud music continued after 3 complaints. Mussels dry, sauce never touched most of them. One piece of toast burnt and never replaced. Wedge lettuce absurd and impossible to eat. Very little dressing. Seared tuna good but expensive. Fries dry but good

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                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                  You can order delivery directly from Ada's on the River using the Order Online button. Ada's on the River also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 638-1400.

                                                                                  Ada's on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 1639 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                  Google Map for Ada's on the River

                                                                                  3 Pioneer Mill Way Alexandria, VA 22314

                                                                                  Dining areas

                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                  • Cross Street

                                                                                    Duke St and South Union Street

                                                                                  • Neighbourhood

                                                                                    Old Town Alexandria

                                                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                                                    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm

                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                    American, Seafood, Vegetarian

                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                                                  • Dress Code

                                                                                    Business Casual

                                                                                  • Parking Details

                                                                                    There are several public hourly parking garages within two blocks of the restaurant, and hourly street parking is also available on adjacent streets.

                                                                                  • Payment Options

                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                  • Executive Chef

                                                                                    Chef Santiago Lopez

                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                    (703) 638-1400

                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                    An homage to 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace, Ada’s offers panoramic Potomac River views and features wood-fired prime steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian fare. ‍ The 260-seat restaurant includes 160 indoor seats, including a 32-seat private dining room, and 100 seats on the outdoor patio. The stylish interior provides a warm, modern feel with 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and inviting booth seating. A unique wood-burning grill is the central component to the open-concept kitchen, nestled under sweeping hull-like wood paneling, and accented with vibrant red tiles. Original art features Ada, her father, the poet Lord Byron, and other literary figures such as Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Emily and Charlotte Bronte. ‍ Adas talented culinary team has created a variety of delicious, made-from-scratch menus. Options range from delicious hors d’oeuvres to multi-course plated meals.

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