The Majestic

4.6
1292 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall, our experience at The Majestic was superb. The server gave us excellent recommendations and was very polite. The food was outstanding—highly recommend the burger! The ambiance was perfect for our anniversary dinner! 10/10

The Majestic
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We loved reading about your dining experience with us and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We are honored by your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipEvan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Majestic is our go-to restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. Nothing beats it for ambience and service. The food is always changing and adapting to keep it tasty and interesting, and the bar and craft cocktails (and whiskey selection!) are unbeatable.

The Majestic
Responded 3 hours ago

Hi, Evan. Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved reading about your time with us and we are completely honored. We are thrilled we are your go-to restaurant and we always look forward to your next visit!

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Seamless service.

The Majestic
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you so much for the amazing review, Justin! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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James
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu and accommodating our food allergies! The ambience is perfect for a special occasion and their prices are reasonable. Get the pork chop or burger!!

The Majestic
Responded on 23 February 2021

Thank you for the amazing review, James! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we loved reading what dishes you enjoyed the most! We hope to see you again soon.

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ZahraK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very romantic vibe. Waiters and Waitresses were extremely catering to needs. They checked on you frequently. Food came out fast, hot, and absolutely delicious. My fiance ordered the burger and I order mussels. We also order the dumplings as an appetizer and they were so delicious! Highly recommended restaurant for a quiet, romantic night with your loved one.

The Majestic
Responded on 23 February 2021

Hi, Zahra. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you and your fiancé enjoyed your time with us and we loved reading what dishes you enjoyed the most! It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipCBentley
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I truthfully had one of the best meals in my 3+ years. As always Daphne is the best, cocktails were excellent, table side service from Eddy was excellent. So happy my neighborhood bar and restaurant is back open.

The Majestic
Responded on 23 February 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! We will share your kind words with Daphne and Eddy and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipElisabethA
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely belated Valentine's dinner - the Valentine's prices fix menu was delish! This isn't our first visit to the Majestic and its won't be our last!

The Majestic
Responded on 23 February 2021

Hi, Elisabeth. Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your Valentine's dinner with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SaraD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar and the bartender was excellent! The NY Strip was incredible and everything was super clean.

The Majestic
Responded on 23 February 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Sara! We are so happy you enjoyed the NY Strip and we hope to see you again soon.

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TerranceB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Restaurant! Menu Options were limited but the food was outstanding. Staff was very knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. Would definitely dine here again when I come back to the area.

The Majestic
Responded on 23 February 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

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Lkhutt
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always great service, lovely atmosphere, and their steaks are always on point!

The Majestic
Responded on 23 February 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the service, food, and atmosphere. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipKatieb
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Our meals -?sea bass and scallops tasted a bit salty. The beet salad was good.

The Majestic
Responded on 23 February 2021

Thank you so much for your honest feedback, Katie. We do apologize about the Sea Bass and Scallops and have shared your feedback with our culinary team so we may work to improve. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you!

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Rachael
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

We were underwhelmed, specifically by our waiter. Our drinks took almost 15 minutes, my husband was given the incorrect beer - twice - and we didn't feel take cared of. The food was okay but I think we would have felt better about the experience overall if we felt more attended to, especially for what we paid. Overall, "meh".

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vipKarinaS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!!

The Majestic
Responded on 11 February 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Karina!

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viptvrs388
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice cozy yet distanced atmosphere. Drinks were awesome, try the LaVidaLoca if you like spice.

The Majestic
Responded on 11 February 2021

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

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came for my 28th birthday brunch and it was amazing ❤️❤️❤️

The Majestic
Responded on 11 February 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Melissa! We are so happy we were able to celebrate with you and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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PatNY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and drinks. Nice atmosphere

The Majestic
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and drinks and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

I was disappointed with the eating environment so we carried out. The food was excellent. The prices are high.

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vipJillC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a cool vibe place! Great for sweet Old Town...

The Majestic
Responded on 5 February 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Jill! We have listened to your comments and will work to improve. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipAndreaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately the food was extremely salty and almost made it inedible. HOWEVER, my friends who ordered something different did not experience that so maybe it was just the quiche and the salad.

The Majestic
Responded on 26 January 2021

Thank you for the honest feedback, Andrea. We deeply apologize for your dining experience with us. We take great pride in the quality and flavor of our food and we are disappointed that this fell short during your dine. We have shared your experience with our culinary team so we may work to improve. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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vipMamaPeach
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
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 on 19 January 2021

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
Washington DC
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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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vipScottH
Washington DC
3 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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vipJessicaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
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
101 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
11 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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The Majestic is rated 4.6 stars by 1292 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 reservations at the moment.

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