Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.4
9989 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 9989 People Are Saying
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Dined I’m on MLK night for my fiancés actual birthday. I haven’t been back in years and he wanted king crab. We started off with clam chowder and I really appreciated how it was served at a hot temperature because the place was freezing! Granted it’s 20 degrees outside and inside felt like 60 degrees. I kept my jacket on the entire dinner so dress warm if you plan on coming in winter. The Caesar salad looked like it came from the express bag from the store. King crab was average at best. I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed the service, clam chowder, and king crab. The coconut shrimp and blackened mahi fell short. The service made up for the shortcomings.

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JolishiaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was awesome! Good service,drinks and food!

KO
KimO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner, food was excellent.
staff friendly and professional
Our waiter was execellent.

MG
MayaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A little cold but great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick was a great server. The food was amazing!

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vipPricey
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent and was tipped very well but the food was average at best.

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Summer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful place to go! The ambience is nice, perfect for a romantic date. We went for a birthday and they gave a card abs even had the birthday persons name on the menu! The waiters and staff are so friendly! Overall amazing time here!

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vipWashingtonDCdiner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

We've been to The Chart House many, many times. The menu is starting to get old; we'd like it better if it were freshened up.

The service was slow, no doubt due to staffing shortages related to the pandemic, and that is totally understandable.

If we have one beef, it is with the volume level of the "background music." It was simply too loud. I had to strain to hear other people at our six-top, even cup my ears, which isn't very comfortable. I asked the hostess if she could lower the volume. Her reply? "No, it is set by corporate policy." Well, corporate policy, in this case, is just dead wrong. No one should have to strain to hear others at a small table. It spoils the dinner. As the baby-boomer generation ages, and as others get into their 50s, hearing becomes more and more of a challenge. Unless Corporate hq. wants to cater just to 20- to 40-somethings, they need to make a change and lower the damn volume!

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StacyH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was simply amazing and the food and drinks were too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and nice atmosphere. Food is great. Recommend you take your spouse here.

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Sindy
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food selections limited as they no longer offer crab cakes or scallops which is very strange for a seafood restaurant very disappointing. It’s the only reason we came here. I ordered calamari to start which was very good but the surf and turf pasta was not good at all pasta over cooked and not seasoned well basically very bland. It also was my birthday ( it was notated in reservations) and still didn’t receive a complimentary dessert like other establishments. Bummed to celebrate my birthday here should’ve went next door. Beautiful views though

KC
KC4Dinner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alexandria our server was very nice and thorough in her description of the menu and suggested items. The bartender (I did not get his name) was attentive and made helpful suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time

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StephanieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Victoria was a delight. She was pleasant, attentive and very knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the view was awesome.

MD
vipMichaelD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The waitress was very pleasant, professional and helped make the experience enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful Birthday celebration. I love their Chocolate Lava Cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience! We were seated right on the water. Our server was very sweet. She made sure we had everything we needed. The food was great from start to finish. I would definitely recommend the crab dip for a starter!

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RoRo
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. The ambience and scenery is amazing

MD
MacDaddyNavy
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was Ehhhh just okay , They currently have a very limited menu these days, and the entrees and sides are very expensive for Ehhhh food ! Place smells greasy. Its our second time eating at this Chart House location and we would not return . Server was pleasant. Parking is a nightmare for this location. Trying to find a parking spot locally on streets among all the homeowners and others dining out took 45min ! Then we still had 5 blocks to walk ..

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JoyceD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was very good. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. I made reservations and told them it was our anniversary. They had our names on the menu wishing us a happy anniversary.

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Skip
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was fantastic, very attentive and patient. We gave him over 25%, for his tip. We got a window side, riverfront view, which made our grand New Year's Day lunch, very atmospheric. Live the Chart House, where we routinely go, to mark nice milestones and occasions.. Steven Diatz, Alexandria, VA.

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TIAARAQ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our visit was amazing! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and very nice. We had a window seat and my fiancé and I was able to see and watch the New Years fireworks from our seat! Chart House made our New Years experience beyond amazing! Forever our best New Years!

CM
CourtMav
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our late night dinner at Chart House on NYE. Hostess was very friendly and helpful on such a busy night. Wait staff did an excellent job and food was delicious. We enjoyed the Kimchi Calamari and both of our steaks were cooked to request.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

They had a special menu but was looking for crab caked

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DaniV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, food and services are really good. We had a great time! We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Good atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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KasandraH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service. Amazing food. Breathtaking views. Chart House has the perfect recipe for an impressive dining experience.

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SarahO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I made an early dinner reservation for my daughters and myself on New Years Eve. The restaurant was serving a fixed price menu for $65.00 per person. We were seated promptly but it went downhill from there. Our waiter wasn't particularly attentive and we had to constantly wait. Wait to order drinks, wait to order an appetizer, wait to order our meals. Most of the tables seated after us were eating their salads while we still waited on drinks. When our entrees arrived, two of the orders were wrong. We immediately told the waiter. He went back to the kitchen only to return and insist we had the right food. We argued with him so someone from the kitchen then came to the table to talk to us. They realized we did indeed have the wrong food and said they would correct the order ASAP. While we waited the manager came to our table, apologized and said our food would be out soon. It took forever though. My one daughter was done eating by the time we received the rest of the food. The food itself was disappointing for the cost. I spent approx. $300 for a subpar dining experience with mediocre food. I expected more since I dined at this establishment in Florida. The most disappointing thing about the whole experience is the restaurant didn't really seem to care. They did nothing except offer insincere apologies.

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RandyD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

They only had a New Years Eve fixed price menu. No where on the website or the hostess made any mention of this. Not a happy customer.

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vipFlavorful
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

New Years Eve

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BobbyL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall my dining experience was excellent, customer service was good.

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ACAlex
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Mark, was awesome!!!!! Great energy and awesome service!!! We will be back! You all need more Marks!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner; Great food & service. Lovely atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good evening dining with my sister

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

Food was disgusting. Drinks were good. I think they mixed tuna as filler for crab dip. Everything was salty.

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russ
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chart House(s) always excellent and nice settings. This evening was great.

JK
JodiK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere, I would recommend!

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Susu
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was horrible and took too long

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

No outside dining on a gorgeous day. Area restaurants all had outside tables. All on the waterfront. This was for brunch day after Christmas. Not busy but short staffed? Or just extremely slow. Waiter forgot part of my meal . This was our 3 rd time at this particular location, which has a stunning view ! But everything else is very average ( I’d give it a c minus). Won’t be back.

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You can order delivery directly from Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria using the Order Online button. Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 684-5080.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria is rated 4.4 stars by 9989 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 reservations at the moment.

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