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Review of The Warehouse

The Warehouse
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Ranked #1 of 763 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: So. Fairfax
Transit: Free Old Town Trolley - From King St Metro to Lee Street. Metro bus and Dash Bus stops along King Street
Description: Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, the Warehouse is one of the area's most popular restaurants specializing in prime aged steaks and fresh seafood. The superb food is served in a casual but elegant atmosphere that features caricatures of the local gentry on the walls of the historic building. Enjoy their Steak "Pontchartrain" or their famous all-lump crab cakes. Don't miss their very popular Sunday brunch. Enjoy a drink at their antique mahogany bar.
Kelowna, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent meal...”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Had the crabcakes as well, they were excellent. Had a great meal, great good, service very attentive but not intrusive. Great selection of wines as well. Certainly a great meal to be had....

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank amtiii
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in here before a tour and we were pleasantly surprised! Our waiter was very friendly and patient( we had a child who could not make up there mind). I ordered the special which was horseradish crusted salmon and it was to die for! Our littlest one had chicken tenders and even those were delicious! We will be eating here again next time we are in Alexandria!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank gnatc26
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Second best crabcakes ever!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were looking over the menu outside when a couple our age (50s) stepped out and raved about the crabcakes they just had (unsolicited). So we went in. It took a few minutes to be greeted by the host, but this was not foretelling the rest of the meal by any stretch.

Wife and I were seated right by the front window so we could people-watch while we chatted. Our waiter was the most attentive and informative server I can recall having (and we eat out 3x/week at various places).

We had a pinot noir from New Zealand that was very good (sorry, can't remember the name).
Wife ordered surf and turf from the regular menu which included a filet and crab cake. It's the 2nd best crabcake we've had ever (the best is at Shark in the Harbor, O.C. MD). Lots of lump crabmeat in it.
I had the seafood sampler (one of the day's specials) which included shrimp and scallop (in parchment), and a crab-topped lobster tail with seasoned bliss potatoes. It was excellent!
For dessert, we shared a slice of pecan pie. Also the best I've ever had...not overly-sweetend.

The restuarant has two floors (bathrooms upstairs) and the stair wall is covered in caricatures of folks I can only assume are locals (didn't recognize anyone's name). given our seats in the front of the house, didn't get to see what it looked like towards the back.

The cost was a bit high for what we're used to ($175 including drinks, tip), but considering the quality of the meal and service overall, well worth it.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank chas501
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our Favorite”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Warehouse Bar & Grill has never let us down. Excellent food, professional yet friendly and attentive service and ambiance!!!!!!!! You can't beat the location and the quality of food and atmosphere. Love it Love it Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited June 2013
Thank billmcl
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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Best of Crab”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

If you love Chesapeake crab any way you can get it, then this is a must visit. Start with the She Crab soup. Best anywhere! The crab cakes are big, meaty and delicious. And the soft shell crab I had was to die for. I eat at Warehouse as often as I can when I travel to DC.

  • Visited July 2013
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