The Majestic

4.7
1375 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 direction of Chef Nicholas Fulginiti. 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 seven days a week, The Majestic also offers happy hour Monday - Friday from 4 PM - 6 PM, weekend brunch from 10 AM - 3 PM, and an impressive wine and cocktail menu featuring both premium and locally made selections.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1375 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu was limited but everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and food

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DiannM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We found this restaurant by chance and have returned many times. The food is always delicious and the service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for Father's Day Brunch.

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Sahara
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my first time dining out inside a restaurant in 15 months. What a wonderful experience to kick off my return to normalcy. The cocktails were delicious. The broccolini caesar was amazing with the anchovy vinaigrette. The main courses enjoyed by myself and my friends were all superb. The trout, scallops and hangar steak!
I have really missed this restaurant and can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food was excellent and creative craft cocktails were a big hit! The entire staff went above and beyond. Highly recommend The Majestic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent drinks, friendly, impeccable service (thank you, Brady!). We had our 9-months-old with us, and the chef was kind enough to prepare mashed potatoes off menu, which the baby (and his parents!) loved. Thank you for the hospitality!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food, and fantastic service. Even better, this place is consistent.

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vipDClocals
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had Brunch at the Majestic, and the food was great! I had the sausage and spinach omelette, which was wonderful. Their fingerling potatoes were definitely a high point as well.

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BarbaraR
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was very good. The only problem was a table of very loud young women which made it difficult to carry on a cinversation

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible cocktails

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, great food, great wine, all per normal.

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Justinm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic food and drinks. Would highly recommend this place.

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vipMonchellaW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was awesome and host warmly welcomed us. The pork chop is to die for.

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KayW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Exceeded our expectations. Need to book in advance.

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vipAlwaysOptimisitic
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Worth a visit for brunch! Good service! Good food. I notice a bit too much salt (for my liking) in my eggs but they were still delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience2

Painfully loud. Excellent service and good food, but we were unable to talk to each other due to the noise.

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Impressed
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Reservation system was smooth, seating and service were excellent. Food was amazing and savory. Can't wait to return for another serving of their pork chop!

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milspoboymom
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal and great service. Cocktail, scallops, burger, and crispy brussels were all amazing and it was a cool date spot. We saw other guests in anything from T-shirts and sorts to business suits and nice dresses. All are welcome to come as you are and would have a great experience!

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vipCarlB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful historic lounge setting with a great selection of classic music. Great environment, staff are personable and knowledgeable about the food they are serving. A lot of great prepared foods made in house. Very well done.

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Satisfied
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely fantastic. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu and gave accurate descriptions of each item we asked about. Prompt service, excellent food that was out in good time and plenty of drinks to go around

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Not good for vegetarians or flexitarians very few options

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SusanH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful experience. Had fabulous service with drink and food suggestions. Would recommend 100%.

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OpenTableDiner19
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Overpriced and overrated. They made us wait for a table (with a reservation) for 20 minutes and sat us at a table that had been sitting empty for all that time. The scallops dish was overpriced for 6 scallops and a small side. Bread that came with mussels was burnt. They didn't supply a spoon for the broth either. We had to wait to get water for 10 minutes after we had been seated. Our waiter didn't have a face mask on either.

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scout112
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Had a reservation for 7p, but did not get seated until 7:45p. Service was slow, but the food was very good.

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vipsmcc
Washington DC
154 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

TJ was wonderful and we really enjoyed our evening including the wine, food, and ambiance. We hadn't been in the area for a couple of years, and it was really nice to be back and experience The Majestic in Old Town Alexandria again!

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vipOJDC
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Overall the experience was good. However there were a few things that were detrimental to us enjoying our meal. We had to wait close to 20 minutes for a our table but Sunday brunch on a holiday weekend could be an issue. But the hostess did not seem to be on top of the issue. And we got a table right in the middle of the dining room and it was extremely loud. Maybe it was folks going out for the first time in a while and being energetic. The steak tartare was nice as well as the crab benedict and short rib omellette. But all that with drinks came close to $150! At the end not worth the noise and expense.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server, Josh, was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious (I had the chicken biscuit, and it came with the recommendation of a nap afterwards haha). The monkey bread was not as saucy as I would have liked, but overall it was very good. Will definitely come for brunch again!

The Majestic
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for joining us for brunch! We're glad you enjoyed our dishes as well as the service. We hope to see you again soon.

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MonetW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, great food!! Would definitely go back.

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vipdcfoodie
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Slow service although it wasn't too busy. Food was okay.

The Majestic
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We want to apologize for the speed of the service as well as for the food not being outstanding. We hope you join us again so we can turn your experience around.

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Guds
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for brunch and it was delicious. Great service.

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Jessie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a great breakfast place in Old Town :) would recommend getting reservations prior.

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Vbusy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has good service and good food. I will return. It a priced within the normal upcharge price point of the area.

I do recommend

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Fantastic
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!!!

JM
vipJennyM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic music and our server, Josh, was great. We will definitely be back! Kale Caesar with Crispy Brussels Sprouts was to die for.

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vipCarrieS
Mexico City
17 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and experience as usual - but our table wasn’t ready at our reservation time. Not a big deal unless we would have been on a deadline. As it was my friend had to leave to change her parking g spot midway because it took longer than two hours. Might have regardless but the extended wait before dinner contributed to it.

That said - food and service were stellar, but please bring back the ricotta dumplings for all year round!! As always, love the rolls, amd the scallops and heirloom salad and beef tartare were amazing. The sauce the mussels are in was also fantastic!

Well done !!

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AMBD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Creative cocktails, and full wine list.

The Majestic
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your kind words. It's a pleasure to hear you enjoyed our restaurant.

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Merlyn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my overall favorite place to go in the DMV.

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zingo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a birthday dinner outside on a great weather evening. The drinks were great, the food and wine was great too. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience4

The Majestic is a lovely restaurant with great service and very friendly staff 😀 I wish I could remember her name but the hostess was a delightful young lady who helped me change my reservation but she was helpful and very sweet. Hunter was such a pleasure to dine with. He provided a smile the entire time, on top of refilling my water glass, very knowledgeable about the menu and the suggestions were great for my passionfruit mimosa. Great choice!!! While service was impeccable, our food lacked edibility and overall quality.
At first glance my husband's French Toast looked amazing. I damn near wanted to change my order. It was stacked well with creamed and syrup. I even made a slo-mo video. To my surprise it was completely burnt on all sides. Not JOKING!!! BURNT!!! It should have never been served. My chicken biscuit had potential to be great but when I cut my sandwich in half and took one bite, it was horribly undercooked. The chicken breast wouldn't even separate when I bit into it. Management was on it. Management was not happy and offered to replace it. By this point, taste buds were ruined. But he gave us his business card and assured us they restaurant would do better in the future. Great way to step up and customer service was spot on. We'll return but we'll probably get something different. Thanks again. 😊

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Majestic using the Order Online button. The Majestic also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 837-9117.

The Majestic is rated 4.7 stars by 1375 OpenTable diners.

The Majestic does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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