Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria

4.1
1794 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes & talents, Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates a local connection. Here you’ll find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. With each visit as you take in the local flavor, we guarantee you’ll be hook in no time. Get hooked on the flavor.
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Nikki was great!

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RF
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service.... food was mediocre. Sent steak back for regrilling and came back loaded with sauce to cover blood. Staff was disinterested at the hostess stand when greeting guests to misinformed waitress that was overextended. Lots of managers walking around doing nothing. Not checking on guests refilling water or taking dishes. Lots of better places around that treat guests well for a couple spending 200 bucks. Poor value all around

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FA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoy the patio in the spring and all was just perfect. The service could not have been better. We liked the pick two choice menu too. But the California burger was my choice.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Poor service

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LV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was a little warm in the restaurant, seemed like the A/C was not working properly. I've been to this brunch before and always enjoyed it, but this time the food didn't seem "fresh", it seemed like it was all overcooked. I've gone in the morning, when it was better, maybe it is because i went after 12 noon and the food had been sitting a bit longer.

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F
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Musician was nice.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place for happy hour, good drinks and food with live music.

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service was not good this time. Nasty hostess and lazy waiter. They didn't sit our table for 30 minutes even WITH a reservation. But I love the food and atmosphere so I will be back on a different day.

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YS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Second time here. First time bomb. This time trash. Reservation ignored ..seated 40 minutes late. Entree came cold, sent back ...wrong entree came out the second time 🤷🏽‍♀️. A total bad experience....not sure what happened Unfortunate because I really enjoy this place.

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AJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

The location and venue are great! Definitely worth a dinner. The food was mostly seafood, which neither me nor my date are big seafood fans, but she found something she liked and I enjoyed the fish. The vibe is upscale but casual and right on the Potomac. We enjoyed our meal and the scenery. Service was slow, but was understandable for a busy Saturday night. Our night might have been skewed as it seemed it was also prom night.

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JB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

*This was not my first visit to this restaurant*
Our completely disinterested waitress (who disappeared for about 20min after taking our orders-- fortunately, we were able to grab other waitstaff) advised that the menu had been changed just two weeks ago. The french fly flight used to be one of those most fun apps on the menu! Nonetheless, we ordered mussels (very bleh) and wings for apps. Underwhelmed. Our entrees came and we were even more disappointed. The only saving aspect: the atmosphere. I doubt we'll return anytime soon...

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F
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Over priced, unprofessional management team, and poor service

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J
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Went for my graduation celebration dinner with my family of 4, the manager (Clifton? I could be wrong on the name), insulted me when I sent back my $40 incorrectly temp'd steak 3 times. I will not be going back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food was fare, the ambiance is best if seated outside, the indoors was very noisy and were shouting at each other for most of the meal. It was hard to hear any music. Because the bar is open and near the dining area, the sports fans cheers were annoying. The bathrooms were a mess and there was stalls without toilet paper-beware.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

What a disappointment! My sister, niece and I were so looking forward to our experience based on reviews that we read online. Regretfully we were seated at a very noisy table in the bar area even though we asked for a dining room area. We waited a few minutes longer than usual for a server to approach for us. We asked for water to drink and for a few minutes to look at the menu. After Perusing the offerings, we decided on our orders and ordered our meals, A bottle of wine and two glasses. 25 minutes later after watching other tables who had arrived after us being served drinks and bread we went to approach a manager. We were unable to catch the eye of our waitress. The manager assured us that everything would be turned around and we would have a delightful experience and then he left us and ran upstairs. At that point, when all of us were standing, our meals were brought to the table. We had asked for a side substitution and the incorrect side was presented to us that was different from the original side or the different one we had ordered. Additionally it was very evident that the salmon was well over cooked. The waitress told us she couldn’t find wine glasses, everyone was rather in a tizzy, and we decided that it was time to leave. Even when we left 40 minutes after we arrived we were told they could turn it around for a marvelous experience. Our waitress spent a lot of time with the large party to which she was assigned that we feel like really took away from our experience there. Fortunately we were able to go just across the sidewalk to the Chart House , we’re seated in less than 20 minutes and it was a lovely seat on the waterfront, The noise level was conducive to conversation, and we had a full delicious CORRECT meal less than 20 minutes later. WE turned our evening around!

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The food was okay, overpriced for the amount. The risotto with scallops and shrimp was $30 ... two scallops and two shrimp with a few bites of risotto. We ate after we left the restaurant because we were still hungry.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was amazing. The music was on point, we almost didn't want to leave because the music was so good. The food was really good. Our waiter went above the call of duty. We're definitely going back again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch!!

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EO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy dining at Blackwall Hitch. I took my mom and grandma for Mother's Day and we had a great time. Our waitress, Money, was outstanding! She was very attentive, personable, and she ensured that my mom and grandma had a lovely time.

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S
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My experience was wonderful and very pleasant. Food was delicious and my mother was very happy on this Mother’s Day.

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SJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great band was playing and the food was excellent. Though we loved the band, it was difficult to hold conversation.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed ourselves and loved the live music

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OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great time. Great service.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot. Planned a dinner here where I proposed to my fiancee. The manager was very accomodating in helping me stage the scene. Oh yeah, GREAT FOOD...

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We got a babysitter and wanted a nice dinning experience (another couple and ourselves). 3 of the meals were ok (not good, just ok), risotto was slightly undercooked. The service was terrible. An appetizer never came out, our food arrived before our drinks (the wrong beer was brought for one member). We won't ever be returning here.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

For a 30+ dollar plate dinner I would expect quite a bit more. There was no salad, no bread, you literally order your meal and a drink and that's it. Service was nothing spectacular. The view, if you sit in the right place is actually pretty. But, for the value and what you pay the view could be had from another many places along the waterway. I dont see myself coming back

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M
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a miserable rainy night but our waitress was so upbeat we forgot about it- food was done well - the risotto with shrimp and scallops was incredible- however the fish dish was a little overdone BUT our waitress replaced it quickly and the 2nd fish plate was perfect- The management has trained the wait staff right- they give Excellent customer 2 thumbs up!!!

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CF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch

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DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very loud. Food and drinks took long. Server could barely hear taking order. Large menus stayed on the table for the duration of our stay.

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A
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Food was great, the restaurant is incredibly loud and makes it hard to hold a conversation unless you are screaming. The waitress was lacking any enthusiasm and half of the cocktail menu was depleted for some reason on the Friday night that we were there. We’ve learned that this restaurant is a hit or miss depending on what night you go.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

There must be serious communication staff and the kitchen. I asked the waitress if I could get the chicken wrap without cheese. I do not eat cheese and was told I could have the wrap without it. After a very long wait for our food, it finally came. The wrap had cheese. I finally got the attention of the waitress and she said she was sorry and would replace it promptly. After another long wait, the replacement wrap came...ALSO WITH CHEESE. My friend had just about finished with her lunch by now and I have up as we had to leave. The restaurant did credit me for the uneaten wrap, but it was a very disappointing experience.

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EC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I've eaten at Blackwall Hitch before and had a great experience. I'm only basing this review on lack of information. My group arrived at 2:30 for our 3:00 reservation. We were told that the hours between 3 and 4 were used for dinner prep. During this time only drinks and appetizers would be served. We were celebrating a special occasion and would have appreciated advance notice in order for us to plan accordingly. Unfortunately, we did not stay and I would recommend that when making a reservation during this time, parties are informed of their options.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Food was terrible. One of the three meals served were OK. The rest were inedible. One of the taco meals actually had a full lime wedge (including the peel!) embedded in the taco. The fish special smelled so "fishy" it couldn't be eaten. The burger was fine. The 4th meal, while ordered with the rest, never showed up.

The beer served at the table was warm and flat. (It wasn't at the bar where the beer was fine - meaning the server left the beer at the bar for extended amounts of time.)

Unfortunately, while the ambiance and location are great overall - terrible experience. Stay away!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor deck with great views of National Harbor. Food is delicious and service is prompt and courteous.

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service by Carly was fantastic! She recommended the cheese and charcuterie board which was better than our meal.

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

They were out of several items on the menu. Did not even have the garnish for our mixed drinks. If you are spending $14 for a martini you should get olives. Food was ok.
Sadly not worth trying again!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and beautiful venue! Nice vibe ana plenty of space.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

our table was not ready for 1/2 hour after reservation

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service by Brianna and food was great too.

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