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Chart House Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 769 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Union Street
Transit: King Street Metro Station
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The only Alexandria restaurant with a river view turns out to be an overpriced underperforming chain. The food is okay but there are much better restaurants in Old Town for the price.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful décor. Amazing salad bar, delicious food. Average drinks. Wonderful view of the river. Excellent customer service. We took a boat ride after dinner and had a delightful experience. Highly recommended.

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Thank Adia R
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stopped here for a late lunch while visiting Alexandria. We were seated promptly, and had a nice view of the Potomoc. Our waiter was efficient, but not overly friendly. We did not feel ignored and received everything promptly. Our family had the Blue Crab Sandwich, the Crab Cake sandwich, clam chowder and the Diner Burger. The food was wonderful! The Blue Crab Sandwich was the best! Next time we will definitely go for dinner.

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Thank Tmtee1
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been to the Chart House Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia a couple times now. I have seen reviews that dismiss its menu as pricey, and it is, compared to fast food, and lesser restaurants. Prices are not high compared to waterfront restaurants I have enjoyed elsewhere in the USA, and abroad. The food was excellent. My most recent visit was a business meeting. I had the seafood sampler, and was pleased with the choices presented. My colleague enjoyed her dinner as well. There was an excellent wine list, and abundant desert choices. The view is very nice from numerous window tables. The wait staff was attentive on the one hand, and unobtrusive on the other. I strongly suggest reservations. Although the restaurant declines making window table reservations on the web, the notation in my reservation was honored with a window seat. There is public parking nearby, although its location is a bit obscure. Regular street parking is very difficult, and short term. After dinner, take the time to stroll the Alexandria waterfront, and the adjacent Old Town. Larger groups should definitely reserve ahead of time.

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Thank TechnicalTraveler
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Three cousins and sig others had a memorial dinner at the Chart House during our recent family reunion! From initial greeting, to seating, ordering, meals and after were all enjoyable. The food selection was excellent, scallops and crab cakes taking the majority orders! The views of the Potomac were lovely in the evening.
A very nice dinner experience. Thank you.

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Thank ColibriSMA
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