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“Good food and waiters, bad hostess”
Review of Wharf Restaurant

Wharf Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Transit: Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
Description: History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks and chops. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations. Our 2nd floor Dining Room is perfect for Banquets and Private Parties. Can seat up to 60 people.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I went to The Wharf Monday to dinner, the food was great, delicious scallops wrapped in bacon and a couple good wines. Our server despite is young was very attentive and helpful. that night I guess it was busy cause our food took 30 minutes after the appetizer, it was delicious and enjoyable. the unique things made us uncomfortable was the hostess, this gentleman showed us RUDE attitude after we were waiting 15 minutes for a table, we think he need learn some more about costumers serves and being polite to people.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We managed to snag an online reservation for Friday night during Cherry Blossom Festival time the first weekend of April. Old Town was crowded!!! We were delayed waiting for the trolley to take us down to the Wharf so we just called and they moved our reservation. We still arrived 5 minutes late, but they seated us right away, while the line snaked out the door into the cold. We had great service (thanks, Miguel) and nice salads (house and the arugala, radicchio & pecan). I enjoyed the crab cakes and my husband had the Triple Norfolk Combo, followed by a deadly chocolate torte - yum! A worthwhile choice in Old Town.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Staff was knowledgeable and friendly...lump meat crab cakes were outstanding...seafood chowder was best I've had

Thank mark k
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Went here on Tuesday for lunch. Our server, Gerard, was excellent. The atmosphere was cozy. The seafood was great. The raw oysters were very fresh and the flounder stuffed with crabmeat was out of this world. I really liked the lemon sauce. I would eat here again.

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Thank verybigv
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Enjoyed the location, decor, food. A little problem arose when we thought the server said lobster was $20/pound and so I said "then a one and 1/2 lobster would be around $30, right?" and the server agreed. In fact, the lobster was $28 per pound. Oh well... Otherwise, a perfect evening.

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Thank BBBBTravel
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