Mother’s 73rd Birthday Dinner
Must have been a bad night because dinner was awful, service was poor, and the evening began with a near slip and fall on wet floor. The Manager was gracious in removing part of the bill and a free dessert.
Great experience, exactly how a restaurant should operate. Outstanding staff who were attentive and friendly, meals were on time and cooked perfectly. Definitely coming back with friends and family.
Food was delicious! Lobster roll for my and bronzine with mased potatoes was delicious. The young lady waiting on us was great!
We celebrated our anniversary at The Wharf and were treated to a slice of cheesecake after dinner, compliments of the restaurant. Nice atmosphere and great service, but expect to drop a chunk of change here.
Crab cakes were my favorite, bourbon pecan pie was delicious.
It was a lovely place to celebrate our anniversary.
Seafood, ambiance, and location is exceptional! We often come to celebrate special occasions.
The menu seems a bit more traditional. It seems like a menu you would have seen back in the 80s. This isn't meant as an insult just want to specify that this isn't meant to be cutting edge cuisine. The food was very good though, well prepared, and delivered nice and hot. Our server was awesome. The kitchen got slammed near the end and our desserts took a while to come out. The building is awesome.
Overall, we will probably go again, but we'll try some other restaurants first.
Our server went above and beyond. Even gave us sight seeing information! Wonderful!!
The Wharf is by far one of my most favorite places to eat while in Alexandria! The food and service never disappoints! I would definitely recommend making it a priority to go here. The crab cakes are out of this world.
There was a small rat running around. We ordered the stuffed lobster tail. It was ok - bland with not a lot of favor.
Great service, fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere outside. Enjoyable music from the street musician.
I would recommend this wonderful place to anyone who would like to soak up some Old Towne atmosphere and some amazing eats.
It’s not for those with a tight pocketbook, you may want to come prepared.
Branzino and stuffed shrimp were unimaginative and boring though well prepared. The appetizer sampler platter was quite skimpy for the price. However the raspberry bread pudding was excellent.
Love the Wharf! Been here many times on a date and also with family an friends.
My salad was very overdressed, supposed to have nuts and cranberries, couldn’t find any, my husbands meal very good
The seafood sampler was great. The waiter was outstanding. It was pricey, but the Wharf delivered on this occasion.
Always a great time at The Wharf. First time that I brought a few friends for brunch. I loved it just as much this time as the last. The food is quality and the selection is excellent.
Had a great time celebrating my best friends birthday! What a great little place and the food was AMAZING!!!
The food was fantastic! The service was great and we got our food quickly. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Leisurely Lunch gathering of old friends on a super hot Friday. We all had the two or three pick lunch special ($11 or a little more). Nice and quiet so we could hear each other talk...my half bbq salmon sandwich was tasty but plate was plain because my she crab soup (excellent) was served first and separately. We shared three desserts...bourbon pecan chocolate pie (very good but no bourbon taste), key lime pie, excellent, raspberry bread pudding (good). We would go back.
Great location and a good value! Our waitress was new and totally helpful if not overwhelmed but that’s to be expected in a new job. Loved the Maitre’d as he was so perceptive and aware! Wine choices were terrific!
We loved everything about our evening! Great food and experience.
This was a lovely spot. The seafood was fresh, the service was excellent. It was busy on a Monday night, but not too loud that we couldn’t have a conversation. We will be spending all our special occasions here!
Probably one if the best seafood restaurants in the WORLD! All of the food—fresh oysters, jumbo shrimp, Canadian halibut, and stuffed crabmeat local flounder was outstanding as was our server Naomi. We Will be back!!
Ask for a table upstairs or outside . Great location. Food was good, server was not. He was close to being rude - as noticed by everyone at our table.
The food, ambiance and service was top notch! Julie our waitress was so professional and friendly and made the best recommendations. Will definitely go again and tell all my friends to go as well!
We were totally underwhelmed by the quality of the food. The bread was a little stale, the fried clam strips were very chewy, the Wharf Seafood Platter was good but the Flounder stuffed with Crab was disappointing. The presentation was very much what you would get in a cafeteria. The thing that saved our whole experience was Julie the bartender. She was warm and friendly. She made a great suggestion for dessert. The creme brûlée was very good. Julie also made great suggestions of other places to visit. If we come back, it will be to see Julie in the bar.
The food was excellent, we had the she crab soup and the broiled mixed seafood platter, both outstanding, especially the crabcake!
I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because of the chocolate mousse which was poor (0 stars). It is not a difficult recipe to execute, desserts should be at the same level as the main course, it's important to end a meal on a high note! The service was good and the atmosphere pleasant. We enjoyed the evening very much in spite of the mousse. I do recommend this restaurant.
Although had reservations through Open Table, were seated on table by bar (more noise, no table cloths as in the dining room). Crab cake appetizer, as others have stated, was excellent. After that, main course was just mediocre, as was its presentation. Prices seemed high. Got the impression the restaurant was more of a tourist trap,rather than a good seafood restaurant.
Food was terrible!! My son and went to the Wharf for Father’s Day because we want to try a different restaurant. We ordered a crab cake with shrimp fried balls with sriracha sauce for appetizers. It has a very small shrimp wrapped on an IMITATION crab cake. What’s worst, it’s re-fried! For my entree, I ordered the soft shell crab. The one piece crab is okay but the side dish which is green beans is not freshly cooked. It looked it’s been cooked a day earlier. The rice that came with it is the store bought-ready to heat and serve. My son’s entree was a fried oysters Benedict, I didn’t tried it but it doesn’t look appetizing as well.
The first cup of coffee served to me was not hot so I have to ask for a freshly brewed one.
I didn’t complained with the management because I’m not after of getting a free food, I can always make a review.
This is the worse restaurant that we’ve been to using the OpenTable App!! My son and I always eat at different restaurants every weekend. We’ve tried almost all the restaurant in our area on the OpenTable App. We have a favorite group of restaurant though that we patronized a lot but it’s not on the OpenTable, but on Resy, it’s the Great American Restaurant group (Carlyle, Patsy’s, SweetWater, Mike’s, Artie’s, Ozzie’s, Jackson’s, Costal Flat, Silverado) - these restaurants are always the basis of my review, the service, the food, cleanliness...I always give them five stars!
Delicious food, great drinks. Informed wait staff, able to explain menu items. Very attentive!!!
Food was good. Service was great. Portions were just right to not feel stuffed nor hungry. Didn't need a take home container.
I was disappointed that the Bronzini isn’t on the menu anymore.
Food was very good, I wish there was more. Crab cakes were very good but small.
Two friends and I went to The Wharf prior to a Little Theatre of Alexandria performance. When I said that I was debating between the bacon-wrapped scallops and the filet, our waitpersons Oksana suggested the filet with two scallops on the side. Two of us chose that option and the third had the crab cakes. All of the food was well-prepared--the steaks being done exactly as we asked and the crab cakes having very little, if any, filler. The pace was perfect, and we were able to walk to Little Theatre. We would definitely go there again!
Wonderful seafood! Went there to celebrate my niece’s graduation. The food and service was exceptional as always. I stop in every time I come to Alexandria
Excellent place, the Tuesday specials were delicious.