The Majestic

4.6
1271 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Established in 1932, The Majestic and its iconic neon sign storefront has been a landmark of Old Town, Alexandria, VA dining for more than 80 years. The Majestic currently offers an upbeat and exciting dining experience under the culinary and service direction of Corporate Executive Chef Brandon Whitehouse. The contemporary bistro-style menu is perfect for a date night or relaxed dinner with the family and offers an array of seasonal selections that are carefully composed yet rustically simple. Open Wednesday through Sunday, The Majestic offers happy hour from nightly, weekend brunch and an impressive wine and cocktail menu featuring both premium and locally made selections.


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What 1271 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMamaPeach
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely restaurant! We went for the first time last night and had a really nice time. We will be back for sure! Super impressed - A+ all around.

The Majestic
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your night with us! It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon.

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NenetteD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just love this place! Food was great and well presented. Great COVID protections in place and service was wonderful.

The Majestic
Responded on 12 January 2021

Hi, Nenette. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you felt comfortable during you dine with us and we loved reading about your experience. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Monkey bread was comped because it took longer than usual. The staff immediately let us know they would comp us and the chef brought us another appetizer to have in the meantime. I thought that was overall an excellent experience and was not expected. The monkey bread was worth the wait. Keep up the great service.

The Majestic
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy we were able to satisfy your time with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we are thrilled you enjoyed the Monkey Bread. We hope to see you again soon!

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William
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Majestic has been a favorite restaurant of mine for many years. It was a fantastic to have a special celebration there the other night, everything was perfect | drinks were outstanding, food delicious as ever, and the evening was so well done. Thanks for being strong through the pandemic Majestic, we will be back again soon.

The Majestic
Responded on 7 January 2021

Hi, William. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy we were able to celebrate with you and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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SLSL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

eggs benedict was overcooked, fried chicken sandwich was dry

The Majestic
Responded on 7 January 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and we are disappointed that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! Will be back. Cute atmosphere too.

The Majestic
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Elizabeth! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, from the food to the service, and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipMARIO
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really my favorite joint in old town. A real favorite and a very long term restaurant. And for good reason! It’s cozy and clubby with excellent food and service. You won’t be disappointed

The Majestic
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thank you for the great review, Mario! We are honored by your kind words. We are so happy you have enjoyed your time with us, from the food to the service, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipFrequentDiner
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service were both good and enjoyable. It was a busy evening, but it was well managed and service attentive. My only pause in rating Majestic 5/5 is the noise level which forces people to speak louder to be heard or lean in a lot; in a COVID indoor seating situation, no or lower music levels would be more suitable.

The Majestic
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and the service. We greatly appreciate your feedback and will share it with our management team so we can work to improve. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

This is one our favorite places to eat. The service has always been great and it didn’t disappoint this evening. My wife and I had the mussels. We were told they were the last servings they had of them and it was only 6:00 pm. They were awful. They were slimy and stuck to the shells to the point we struggled to get them out of the shell. We also had one of their “Buy local” discount cards. Either they didn’t know what it was or didn’t know how to apply the discount. Either way, the manager made us feel like we were trying to rip them off for $20.00. We will be back but won’t order the mussels.

The Majestic
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are sorry to hear that the Mussels fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and we thank you for giving us another opportunity to impress you.

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Julianne
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went during Happy Hour, the burger was amazing. It was so juicy and had so much flavor. The drinks were delicious. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend.

The Majestic
Responded on 29 December 2020

Hi, Julianne. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your burger. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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AnneMarie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to The Majestic and we loved it. The menu was a limited Christmas Day special, however, it was great. Our server, Josh, was professional, friendly, and fun. Loved the ambiance; we're looking forward to returning.

The Majestic
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi, AnneMarie. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us, along with the Christmas Day specials. It was a pleasure serving you and we will share your kind words with Josh. We hope to see you again soon!

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ScottH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Majestic! The food is great, the wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. You’ll not be disappointed at The Majestic!

The Majestic
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi, Scott. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, from the service to the food, and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Josiecoop
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Majestic has re-captured its glory and divine food reputation! Two of us ate there on Christmas Eve and it was outstanding! The waiter could not have been more attentive and more well-versed in both the menu and in excellent pairings with wine and cocktails. Very impressive! Don’t hesitate to go— it was romantic, it was delicious, it was lovely!

The Majestic
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We loved reading about your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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JessicaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service.

The Majestic
Responded on 28 December 2020

Thank you for the great review, Jessica!

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vipShar
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve dinner. Love the atmosphere. Food was delicious although menu was limited. We enjoyed the staff and always save it for a special $$$ occasion!

The Majestic
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Ginger
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Server was terrific - knowledgeable and just the right balance of service. Had an opinion about both wine and food which was helpful, liked his confidence. Ambience was great. Food was very good - not off the charts, but very good. Coconut cake always fabulous.

The Majestic
Responded on 22 December 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, from the service to the food, and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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JeffR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from the greeting to the waiter (Hugo was great!). Interesting cocktails, the two appetizers (rolls and parsnip agnolotti) were superb! Nice romantic ambiance. HIGHLY recommended.

The Majestic
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi, Jeff. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we loved reading what dishes you enjoyed the most. We will share your kind review with Hugo and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipKarenL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a good brunch and our bartender Daphne was amazing! My only complaint was that my food could have used more crab meat w/ a smaller English muffin and my food was cold 🥶
The manager came over to say hello which added a nice touch as well.

The Majestic
Responded on 15 December 2020

Hi, Karen. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We deeply apologize about your food and we will share your feedback with our culinary staff to ensure that this does not happen again. We will share your kind words with Daphne and we hope to see you again soon!

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JCPOT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was in Alexandria for a wedding and saw wonderful reviews for The Majestic. We had a tasty brunch, a bloody mary and mimosa with excellent service.

The Majestic
Responded on 10 December 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your brunch experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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HollisD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beat Bloody Mary in Alexandria! Or maybe in Virginia!

The Majestic
Responded on 10 December 2020

Hi, Hollis. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your Bloody Mary and we hope to see you again soon.

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NeverAgain
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Terrible Thanksgiving dinner here. First of all, they were out of turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving?!? Yet had no problem taking our reservation the week prior. Terrible planning on their part.

Drinks were flat, food came out at weird times, first course pasta dish was exactly the same as the side course Mac N Cheese they later brought out. Prime rib was terrible, cooked very poorly and an extremely fatty cut. Desserts were frozen and not even thawed before served. Panna cotta was like soup with an ice crust. Wouldn’t recommend going here based on our experience, which was over $150 for a thanksgiving dinner for 2. Others around us appeared to have a similar experience.

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Turducken
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Disappointed, Family’s Thanksgiving Dinner out with no Turkey

The Majestic
Responded on 30 November 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. Despite our grandest efforts, we don’t always get it right, and Thanksgiving was one of those days. No excuses, just a sincere apology, because we let you down, and we are sorry. We have already started to think and rethink better processes and we hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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vipDTMT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Went for Thanksgiving—no turkey. If the “duck confit” had any duck, it was barely noticeable. Management asked if we would accept our dessert frozen. Stuffing was cold and soggy. Absolutely terrible experience. Never returning.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I ate here on Thanksgiving day. Props to the staff for managing the crowd given the oven crisis. Had it not been for COVID I have to say I would have walked out and here is why. I booked a reservation for a price fix menu however, when we ordered we were told that side vegetables were extra. I am still curious if I misread the add or of something changed however, the meal was good. I didn't realize an oven broke until I read on FB.

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KarenJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving at The Majestic was fabulous. A four course meal, with enough options for each to make everyone at the table happy. Wonderful service as well! And the line around the block for take away let us know we were in for a treat as we entered.

The Majestic
Responded on 30 November 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words, Karen. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon.

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Terry
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bartender was great and the food was served while very hot.

The Majestic
Responded on 2 December 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Terry! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was mediocre. Service was very good and quickly corrected an incorrect order.

The Majestic
Responded on 23 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your honest feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed the service but are disappointed to hear that your experience with our food was mediocre. We do take great pride in the quality of our food and will share your feedback with our culinary staff to ensure every meal is satisfying and enjoyable. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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vipMARIO
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always! This place is a real gem and a true Old Town institution. Highly highly recommended

The Majestic
Responded on 19 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dinning experience!

The Majestic
Responded on 17 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipPaulSeymour
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the reopening since Covid and as expected from all ARP group restaurants the Majestic was fantastic. I have said it before and it remains very true this is one of the best run restaurant partner groups in Alexandria. Can’t wait till the new place on the waterfront opens but if you want to be sure of consistent great dining any ARP restaurant is a good choice and the Majestic is one of the best!

The Majestic
Responded on 22 December 2020

Hi, Paul. Thank you so much for the great review! We greatly appreciate your kind words and we are so happy you have enjoyed your dining experiences with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Appetizers

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. We eat plant-based (vegan) and had several options and apparently will have more in the future. Definitely recommend!

The Majestic
Responded on 10 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the vegan options and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place, the food is amazing, ambiance is romantic, decor is nice. A true gem in Old Towne.

The Majestic
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and ambiance. We hope to see you again soon!

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StevenAJ
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food for the value. Old school decor gives you a 1940's, 1950's diner feel. Great establishment for dinner with friends or date night.

The Majestic
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi, Steven. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our first time at The Majestic. It had a nice ambiance and a creative menu. We are looking forward to going back again. The menu is not large, so we're hoping that it changes on a fairly frequent basis.

The Majestic
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Unfortunately, we have had to decrease our menu size due to COVID-19, but as time goes on we will be able to keep increases our menu size. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipElisabethA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are so excited The Majestic is re-opened. It was the prefect remedy for a very stressful week - thank you!

The Majestic
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi, Elisabeth. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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novaellen
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The signature hamburger was excellent. Perhaps the pimento cheese on top makes the difference. My husband had the hanger steak and was pleased as well.

The Majestic
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi, thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed our signature hamburger as well as the hanger steak! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was very good. Menu too limited. We had appetizers and drinks but went to another restaurant for main course. Felt bad leaving.

The Majestic
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We understand your frustration on our limited menu. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we had to restrict our menu items. We will slowly begin to expand our menu as time goes by, of course. We apologize for the inconvenience and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the appetizers and drinks. We hope to see you again in the future when our menu has grown. Thank you, again, for your feedback.

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Havin
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, great food, great service.

The Majestic
Responded on 3 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Havin! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DiploDoll
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food2Service2Ambience5

I love The Majestic, but this most recent trip was a bit disappointing. The meat in my friend's hanger steak salad (panzanella) was so tough she couldn't eat it, and the wait for dessert (bread pudding, presumably ready or nearly ready to serve) was very, very long. (The dessert was waiting to be picked up, and we suspected it had been there for quite a while) I imagine the kitchen and wait staff are a bit stressed, which would explain all this, but I also think it's important for the kitchen and management to know that things are not running as smoothly as usual.

The Majestic
Responded on 28 October 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are so sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. Please know that we take all feedback very seriously and have shared this with our culinary team directly so we may continue to improve. Thank you again and we do hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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