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The Majestic

The Majestic

American Restaurant$$$$
Old Town, Alexandria
  • Ranked #3 for American restaurants in Alexandria
  • The experts at Eater and Epicurious recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Epicurious
  • Jordan L.
    "Try the coconut cake, very moist and sweet -- huge slices."(5 Tips)
    Qianqian W.
    "Loved the chicken liver mousse and soft shell crab."(3 Tips)
    Maureen P.
    "fried green tomatoes and the calamari."(4 Tips)
    Washingtonian Magazine
    "part of Cathal Armstrong’s growing empire"(2 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • coconut cake
  • fried green tomatoes
  • creme brûlée
  • Caesar salad
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 29, 2011
    Under the guiding hands of Restaurant Eve's Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong, The Majestic is comfort food at its best. The Old Town restaurant has a Sunday night family-style dinner. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Lindy N.
    Lindy NeubauerJune 28, 2013
    From the warm bread with savory butter to the meatloaf and whipped potatoes, you won't be disappointed if you love comfort food! Top off your evening with some creme brule and you can die happy!
  • Briana V.
    Briana VelazquezNovember 29, 2015
    Literally the best burger I've ever tasted (Majestic burger). Also the fried chicken was to die for. Not greasy at all, juicy and tender and not too much breading Great experience for a out of towner!
  • kimberly
    kimberlySeptember 23, 2013
    Dinner was AMAZING! Service from Daniel S was 5 star! The mussels are out of this world! Seriously Id give this place PLATINUM SPOONS! We were talking about going back even during our meal. SIMPLY GO!
  • 4SqR Expert M B.
    4SqR Expert M BoudreauOctober 25, 2012
    Mussels with apples, cider, lardons and cider crème fraîche An autumn mussel dish at this Old Town New American evokes Normandy with its savory combo of apples, bacon and seafood.
  • Rosie J.
    Rosie J.October 14, 2013
    Try the Nana's dinner, served family style, on Sunday nights. The pork roast is very tasty, but a little tough to chew. Wish they had given us a little more cabbage with bacon.
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    This eclectic American cafe, part of Cathal Armstrong’s growing empire, features the same farm-to-table dedication as its higher-end sibling, Restaurant Eve, along with cocktails from Todd Thrasher.
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 14, 2015
    I always get the specials here. And I love to sit in the front window booth, watching everyone walk by.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 25, 2010
    Sunday supper is the highlight here - a roasted chicken or bbq pork is accompanied by a mountain of buttery potatoes... and be sure to save room for a whole pie (cross your fingers for banana cream).
  • Jordan L.
    Jordan LangdonMay 26, 2012
    Everything here is made in house. Try the coconut cake, very moist and sweet -- huge slices. The homemade bread that comes with the meal is tasty!
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    Billed as Rustic American, this is a simple and simply delicious dining experience. Nana’s Sunday Dinner is definitely a treat. Read more
  • Brian W.
    Brian WellsNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Even just sitting at the bar and having lunch is quite a delightful experience here. The bartenders really know what they are doing.
  • Heidi H.
    Heidi HessSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried Chicken Kale Chop Salad is awesome! Chicken not too heavy and great flavor. Don't let the kale scare you off. :)
  • Emily B.
    Emily BJune 9, 2014
    This is my first tip and all I gotta say is get the scallops for the love of god
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BennettJuly 6, 2010
    OMG THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!! best cesar salad ever, they make it table side for you and the main courses are all very good. If you go there get the coco van.
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    "One night The Majestic can blacken a local catfish with aplomb and another night can barely pep it up with an Asian-leaning vinegary sauce." - November 2012
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis MochMay 19, 2010
    Fried green tomatoes are a staple on the menu, but their preparation changes with the season (currently Spring prep with arugula and home-made creamy Italian dressing).
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    Ricotta dumplings take very kindly to meaty, sage-covered mushrooms, summer corn and brown butter-tinged onions. - November 2011 issue
  • Will M.
    Will MalpartidaDecember 6, 2015
    coconut cake is highly recommended. crowded and noisy on busy nights. mac and cheese needs work.
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis MochJanuary 24, 2011
    Try the Boris Karloff -- just added to the drink menu last night, 1/22 -- plymouth gin, Kafir lime syrup, whipped egg whites, and lime juice. Delicious!
  • Kat A.
    Kat AntinoriApril 4, 2010
    Away from the tourist end of Kings St this restaurant/cafe/bar is great for exquisite drinks, delicious appetizers and the best food on the street! Read more
  • Betsy M.
    Betsy MicklemAugust 20, 2013
    The vegetable plate is so good! Yum
  • Maureen P.
    Maureen PrattJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cocktail menu. Also be sure to try the gnocchi, fried green tomatoes and the calamari.
  • Rachel S.
    Absolutely wonderful restaurant; intimate setting and tremendously great food. It's a perfect place for a first date! Try the fried green tomatoes. :)
  • Randy S.
    Randy SistoDecember 4, 2014
    Whole grilled gish - meatloaf - fried green tomatoes. Awesome menu and service!
  • Vanessa F.
    Vanessa FrenchSeptember 15, 2010
    Best drinks ever. I love the effort the bartenders go to make each drink special. Try the flavored all natural vodkas.
  • Carol S.
    Carol SormilicApril 19, 2013
    Tried the Tim's yummy soup but far too salty for me, couldn't eat it. :-( onion rings my son ordered far too greasy. Bratwurst was excellent.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RussellMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The "tomato and potato" app is not to be missed! Delicious!
  • Deborah S.
    Deborah SimonMarch 13, 2013
    Amish chicken is amazing. Caesar salad made table side is delicious
  • Jessica Virginia W.
    Jessica Virginia WilliamsDecember 15, 2013
    in the summer, order a mint julep - they make the best in town.
  • William D.
    William DonahoeMarch 27, 2014
    Their Pork Confit with Clams is delicious.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraApril 25, 2012
    Try the Vanilla Panna Cotta - I blogged about this at:
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RoseJuly 24
    Good drinks great food. Very Art Deco.
  • Marcel H.
    Marcel HillieDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Sit at the bar and relax. Let Anna take care of you - she's the best.
  • Qianqian W.
    Qianqian WuAugust 6, 2013
    Loved the chicken liver mousse and soft shell crab.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmallJune 24, 2015
    A vibrant bar scene with an excellent menu.
  • Jill C.
    Jill CookSeptember 17
    Awesome vibe...bartenders are a lot of fun!
  • Sean D.
    Sean DaltonSeptember 21, 2010
    Short, but shockingly well-thought-out beer list here, with lots of beers that are hard (if not impossible) to find elsewhere around DC.
  • Angelica H.
    Angelica HuescaSeptember 19, 2013
    Awesome place for wine! A beautiful speak easy!
  • Patty L.
    Patty LeemanSeptember 13, 2013
    The Saturn is a great cocktail!
  • Nathaniel R.
    Nathaniel RussellNovember 25, 2015
    The short rib sandwich is so delicious!
  • Mohamed A.
    Mohamed AlnuaimiJuly 12, 2014
    The chicken liver Mousse is "OMG"
  • Kenneth R.
    Kenneth RobinsonApril 26, 2013
    Get a cocktail!!! Delicious.
  • Mohamed A.
    Mohamed AlnuaimiJuly 12, 2014
    Dont miss the coconut cake 💕
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 1, 2012
    Pair the retro Pupu Platter with the Wisdom of Pelé: Read more
  • Bud J.
    Bud JacksonNovember 4, 2010
    great cocktails and food - consistently. love it!
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PaireJune 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The cocktails Are Amazing!
  • Caren G.
    Caren GoldbergMay 30, 2012
    Chocolate creme brulee - wow!!!
  • Abbie V.
    Abbie VanieceJuly 13, 2014
    Fantastic guacamole!
  • Natasha H.
    Natasha HennessyNovember 25, 2014
    sitting at the bar
  • Carol S.
    Carol SormilicApril 19, 2013
    Super greasy. Son couldn't eat them.
  • Vanessa F.
    Vanessa FrenchJune 14, 2011
    Try to the coconut cake. It's heavenly.
  • Hypervisor
    HypervisorAugust 9
    Burger delicious
  • Paul C.
    Paul CortezSeptember 3, 2013
    Try the ravioli!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MilnorMarch 30, 2013
    Try the French 24
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MilnorMarch 30, 2013
    Try the Ravioli
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MAugust 18, 2014
    Awesome food.
  • Nicolas D.
    Nicolas DinataleJanuary 25, 2010
    Get the Chicken Liver Mousse and Coq au Vin.
  • Holly J.
    Holly JacksonJanuary 1, 2011
    Best coconut cake I've ever had
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 30, 2016
    So sad this closed. Hopefully it doesn't change much when it reopens
  • Heidi H.
    Heidi HessFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Red velvet cake is sick! Small portions too (not).
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