After spending the day exploring Mount Vernon, Keith and I thought we should enjoy the gorgeous day a bit more by grabbing a bite to eat near the water. We drove towards Old Town Alexandria and decided to give the Chart House a try. Despite the Sunday crowds, we were seated right away near the back with a view overlooking the water. We decided to share a bottle of 2014 Estancia Pinot Grigio from California. It was light, a bit grapey, but slightly dry and tasted great very chilled.
We also shared another cold starter of Chilled Lobster & Shrimp Spring Rolls. Rolled in rice paper with cabbage, cucumber, and cappellini, these hand rolls were served with a side of citrus chili sauce for dipping. I found the lobster to be very mild, but the shrimp had lots of flavor.
As a hot starter, we tried the Crab Tater Tots. More like mini crab cakes, these fritters were served with a lemon chipotle aioli. They were just OK, and not exactly what we were expecting.
Overall, we had a lovely lunch of wine and appetizers at the Chart House. I was happy we were able to enjoy the waterfront views without having a large meal or buffet. The service was just as accommodating and the ambience was pretty classy inside with amazing water views outside.
Total Rating: 4.05
Food: 4, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 4.5, Accessibility: 4