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Chart House Restaurant

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1 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3235 (Union Street)
King Street Metro Station
703-684-5080
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 324
    Excellent
  • 337
    Very good
  • 143
    Average
  • 66
    Poor
  • 49
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Finer dining on the water

The restaurant has good food and a great location, but you'll pay for the views. We've been here so many times, and most experiences have been great. Once the AC was out though and it was the dead of summer... we should have turned around. We did take my wife here for her birthday though and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Graigrmansfield
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Crossville
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Truly a dinning experience you should enjoy. Ask for a table by the window and enjoy a evening. Server was outstanding and food outstanding.

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Thank James N
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant has good food and a great location, but you'll pay for the views. We've been here so many times, and most experiences have been great. Once the AC was out though and it was the dead of summer... we should have turned around. We did take my wife here for her birthday though and they really went above... More 

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Thank Graigrmansfield
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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148 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant is located by the Potomac River with a beautiful waterfront. Even though they have reservations, the tables by the window are not reserved ahead of time; one has to wait until arriving the restaurant to ask. We got there before our reservation at 1140 and we got a tale by the window. We went during Restaurant Week and... More 

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Thank Woodsnottraveled
Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I seriously can't undertand how this place received so many positive reviews. Just because you paid a lot of money for this place, does not mean it was worth it. When I walked in around 2pm on Saturday afternoon, pepole were leaving after a late lunch. Most of the tables were empty. To my amazement, my first greeting from the... More 

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Thank JustaPickyTraveler
Raymond, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Title pretty much sums it up. We went during restaurant week so they had a special menu for that. The food was delicious and the waitstaff were attentive and friendly. We had a table with a wonderful view of the river. I would love to return.

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Thank chelseab61383
Coral Gables, Florida
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457 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant the day after the everyone opened up after the blizzard 2016, so the place was pretty empty. Went early dinner. Liked it that's way because it was quite and relaxing . The restaurant is huge! The service was excellent. Our server, Costa, was very professional and friendly. We never had to wait for refills of... More 

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Thank joselito1959
Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequently walk down to eat at the Chart House. Lunch and dinner menus are both extensive and the food is delicious. The daytime view is a little more fun because you can sit at the window and watch bot boat traffic on the Potomac and airplanes coming in to land at DCA. I love a salad bar with caviar!... More 

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Thank GBS311
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I attended a small office party event at the Chart House, January 2016. There were about 20 of us at two long tables situated in a back corner. The waitstaff was very attentive but not intrusive. There was a prix fixe menu with choices in each of the dining categories which all sounded delicious. Everything we had... More 

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1 Thank CherylandPaul2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife an I came in for drinks and afternoon appetizers. We focussed on the seafood appetizers, choose both a tuna dish and calamari.Both dishes were large portions and exceptionally flavorable. Our waiter helped with the selections and his advise was right on. The service provided was exceptional, there when needed and not hanging around when not. Good drinks, great... More 

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2 Thank Kurt S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We often have a late lunch here. The view is great and we always have good food. It's always busy on the outside deck when the weather is nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3235
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-684-5080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?