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Ada's on the River, Alexandria, VA

Ada's on the River

4.7
4.7
3385 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Built around a custom wood-burning oven and featuring stunning panoramic views of the Potomac River, 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 101 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 638-1400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive 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 Street 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, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Great for scenic views

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Most Booked

3,385 Reviews
  1. PatriciaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food. Makes for a nice day on the river in Old Town Alexandria!!

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  2. Lmac

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This was not the best experience at Ada’s. Two things led to this conclusion - first being sat in a back room with no view and no ambiance. We were celebrating birthdays and the room was a disappointment. Second, drink list could use some work. The French rose was ok but not a lot of choices either for Provence rose or the beer list. We wanted something cool and refreshing and there wasn’t much. The food overall was good. The burgers were very rich.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and the atmosphere at Ada’s. Can say enough how delicious the food and the cocktails are!!! Staff are extremely professional and go out of their way to make you comfortable!

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  4. MikeWinz

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’re down in Alexandria for a long weekend and choose to dine here for our first meal. The drinks and food were outstanding as was the service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ada’s was awesome. Our server Julie was absolutely delightful as well. Really great food and ambiance. The drinks were awesome as well. 5 stars across the board!!

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  6. TanishaW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and ambiance, very pleasant interaction and service from the mgmt and waiter staff. I was just saddened that there's a backlog in getting the beignets in, really missed that this time. This was my 2nd visit, we look forward to coming back again!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. The view is amazing. We sat indoors but if it wasn't so hot we would have sat outside.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ada’s on the River is the first time me and my partner met, so we go here often! Always such a pleasant fulfilling experience!

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  9. Neighbor

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat outside and enjoyed the river vista on a warm breezy night. Food was fresh, inventive, and delicious. Service was top notch. A new favorite.

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  10. JustinTerawood

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious foods with impeccable and friendly service. Sit outside; it’s gorgeous!!

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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 4.7 stars by 3385 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 101 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ada's on the River

3 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Duke Street 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • 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
    Santiago Lopez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, 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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