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“Phenomenal lunch, incredible view”
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Chart House
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Ranked #54 of 861 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Cross street: Union Street
Transit: King Street Metro Station
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited Alexandria en route to George Washington's Mount Vernon. We were looking for a restaurant that could accommodate 9 people in our group, without relegating us to a dark corner.
Mission accomplished at the Chart House.
I ordered the fresh salmon, with rice and vegetables, and it was amazing.
My cousin had the she-crab soup with a Caesar salad, and said it was delicious.
The bread was phenomenal, too.
This waterfront restaurant is off the beaten path, but is a hidden treasure.
We would love to return in the future.

Thank fshottsf
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We dined here for Easter dinner. At check-in we requested a window table and were very pleased with a wonderful view of the harbor. James, our waiter, provided excellent suggestions with the menu and drinks and was very attentive throughout the meal – much appreciated. An additional professional touch – members of the management team checking in with us and other guests to see if all was well and good.

Our meal was excellent. Mrs. had baked Mahi with coconut ginger rice and grilled asparagus – cooked perfectly. I had sautéed swordfish – perfectly cooked. Both fish dishes were fresh, using quality selections and were excellent. The veggies also excellent – gently cooked but still nice and crisp – very tasty.

We both had dessert – a slice of key lime pie and a selection of different flavor crème brulee.

This is a wonderful restaurant, located right on the Old Town Alexandria harbor. It provides an excellent vantage point to view boats pulling in and out of harbor, and lots of people walking about the docks. Excellent food. Reservations recommended.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Looking over the Potomac to dine is a pleasure in itself. Add to that good seafood and very pleasant serving staff and you have a lovely evening out to dine!

The salmon special was perfectly cooked as was the snapper. Nice accompaniments and wine made this a good meal. The shared dessert finished the meal nicely.

Alexandria is a quaint town with excellent dining establishments. A great place to stay when visiting DC.

Thank David M
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We went with a large group on Monday night and they accommodated both an extra person and a nice table near the windows - beautiful view. The waitress was really helpful and kind - we had people from 5 different countries and she was attentive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is very nice.

Thank Rhonda411
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Alexandria for 7 years and never went to the chart house. Now I know why. It sits high above the water touting great views and expensive prices. One would think good food would be included. The menu is lame at best. Seafood heavy obviously but poorly executed. The salad bar must hang out with Ruby Tuesday’s garden bar and take suggestion from their menu. Iceberg lettuce and veggies with a Waldorf salad. Come on chart house you are better than that. The crab cake appetizer was $16 for 1 crab cake! Ok I’ll look past the price and small portion of it was amazing...swing and a miss. It was room temp at best and served with cold crab and cold corn salsa making it essentially-cold. The mango avocado stack was equally disappointing. It was avocado, pico, mango, and crab (I think) stuffed into a tube shape served with...nothing. I used the free crackers to make this bland concoction suitable for consumption. You cannot even call the bottom layer guacamole as I believe guacamole would be personally offended to be compared to this tasteless paste. The 1 redeeming quality was a large wine menu that made this disappointing meal more palatable. We had 2 apps, salad bar, and wine for $100. I do not suffer from sticker shock, remember were in Old Towne. What I did have was buyers remorse. This restaurant seems like it needs a remix to stay relevant because they’re tune is over played.

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