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“Wonderful food and decor, but a little pretentious” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Majestic Cafe

The Majestic Cafe
911 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703 837 9117
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Ranked #102 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Btw. Alfred & Patrick
Montgomery, Alabama
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119 reviews 119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and decor, but a little pretentious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Came here for lunch on a weekday with a friend. The menu was very exciting - everything sounded yummy and thoughtful. The iced tea was awesome, not your run-of-the-mill iced tea (can't remember the flavor, but it was pleasant and now overpowering like so many flavored iced teas can be). I had the fried oyster app and arugula salad; my friend also had the arugula salad and had a veal 'carpaccio' app. The food was really wonderful - even the bread on the table. Service was very attentive - almost a little too attentive. When answering our questions about the food, the servers were very knowledgeable, but with just a hint of pretentiousness. I would definitely come back (so much on that menu I want to try!).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, VA
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563 reviews 563 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
“Majestic is majestic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Another great dinner to celebrate a special occasion led to our rediscovery of the Majestic as a great place to dine. A more limited menu but enough variety to satisfy even a large, diverse party. Terrific apetizers (order the caesat salad created at your table) set the stage for the main dishes with creative approaches to every dish. Save room for deliciouis desserts that are tasty and large. We enjoyed the "Executive Special" with three courses for a reasonable price. Sundays are special with Nana's Sunday dinner, served famiy style. You will never go home empty-handed as the portions are large and doggie bags encouraged. A good wait staff with a full knowledge of the regular menu and the specials. Decent wine and beer menu with drink specials for the adventuresome. A popular place so reserve early to get a table.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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seattle
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Everyone in our group was happy and full”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The service was not snobbish and it was appropriately attentive. The bartender gave us excellent recommendations on wine, drinks and beers and chatted with us while we waited for our table. Our waiter answered our many questions with patience. We ordered the price fix menu. The portions were larger than our stomachs! And that makes it a good value. More importantly, every person in our group thought his/her meal was great.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Annandale, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food Deco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The tables are a little close together, and the decor is not frou-frou, but the service is invariably attentive and the food is beyond wonderful. The meatloaf and the calves' liver are menu highlights, and the sides (good for sharing) are local ingredients beautifully presented. Don't miss the home-brewed seasonal sodas. Inventive and delightful.

Visited March 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

it was our last night in Alexandria and we stumbled upon this place. It was busy yet had a quiet feel once inside. The food was excellent and the service was even better! The server had an extensive knowledge of wine, which is always a nice plus! It was a great way to cap off the trip.

Visited August 2012
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