Ada's on the River
Giant Crab Cake
jumbo lump crab, creamed leeks, pickled shallots, lemon remoulade
Brussels Sprouts VGF
pomegranate agrodolce, bacon, garlic labneh
chorizo vinaigrette, smoked paprika aioli, fingerling potatoes
Ada’s on the River is long overdue in Alexandria, it’s swank, classy, chic, snd elegant while providing a 5 star meal and the absolute best customer service!
Good was cold and arrive was terrible.
I've been to Ada's several times. With out of town visitors and just a table for two on my birthday. They know exactly how to make us and our guests special. The food, cocktails and wine selection is always excellent.
I really enjoyed the restaurant. Only issue was the steak was not that hot - temperature wise.
A lovely spot on the water with a charming team and yummy food! What more could you ask for?
Excellent food, great service, very tasty
Great food. The noise level made it hard to carry on a conversation.
The decor is beautiful and the restaurant has great natural light! Our waitress was super nice and very attentive! The food was ABSOLUTELY amazing!! We had the hash brown pave and I cannot recommend it enough! It was crispy, tender, and extremely flavorful!! The eggs benedict was one of the best I have ever had! Lastly, if you love cinnamon rolls, you won’t want to skip trying the bacon frosting cinnamon roll, unbelievably delicious!! This is a fantastic brunch spot with a stunning view of the river! Will definitely be going back soon!
My friend and I went here during Restaurant Week for a little ladies night. I’ll be honest, I’d heard mixed things and wasn’t sure what to expect—we were both very pleasantly surprised.
I ordered the rockfish and she had the hanger steak…both of them were great, but the steak was pretty special. Hanger steak is kind of a mediocre cut, but this was so perfectly cooked and seasoned that it was delicious. The mortadella was also great…which is surprising, because it’s basically just Italian spam.
The REAL star of the show was the service. Krystal took care of us and she was an absolute rockstar—the girl definitely knows how to make customers feel special. All around, great experience—would definitely go back.
Great food and great service
Best part of Ada's on the river is the location in Alexandria on the Potomac.
The food was disappointing. The steak tips were tough. Scallops were good.
The wedge salad was ok but hard to cut open.
Main room was very noisy between the patrons and the piped in music.
Service was very good and staff was alert to our needs.
Looking forward to dining outside in the spring/summer. The shrimp & avocado salad was nice, will definitely get the dressing on the side next time.
So I went back to Ada's after previously writing an unfavorable review and had a wonderful experience. As I said in my last review, the food is always good but the service we received when we went the last time was absolutely poor and not the level of service I'd received every other time I'd been to Ada's. I was so happy to see that everything was back to usual. Had great service, great food and a great time. Glad to see that my previous experience was just an off night. I'll be back again.
I almost don’t want to share how PHENOMENAL Ada’s is because it’s already hard to get into. But they deserve to be acclaimed, so here I go. The food is exceptionally tasty—well and imaginatively seasoned, perfectly cooked, and beautifully plated. They even make a vegan lasagna that tastes BETTER than omnivore lasagna!The staff are super friendly and concerned about your experience being pleasurable. The open kitchen with the fires and the grills is fascinating to watch. Great wine and cocktail lists, and THE VIEW!!!! Get ready for a memorable feast for your mouth and your eyes!
Everything was outstanding. Highly recommend for a nice evening out.
Hate to choose what to dine on from such an array of fine options. I opted for the seared scallops; friend got the octopus. We were both happy as a clam.
Excellent service, but very bad food. I had a pork schnitzel, which was tasteless pork drenched in cement. I've had decent food there before and this may have been an exception, but they should find another chef. Its real attraction is outdoor dining, otherwise not memorable
Poor quality of food … staff unprofessional
The food was impeccable service was quick even though the restaurant was nearly full. Drinks are also yummy, As well as aesthetically pleasing. The location is also beautiful since it’s on the water.
The customer service and food was both amazing.
We had 2 steaks - a NY strip and a filet mignon - with mashed potatoes and green beans we shared with a wedge salad we split as a starter. Standard fare orders for a steakhouse - but Ada’s is unlike any steakhouse we have ever dined. This was an experience - steaks cooked to absolute perfection over a wood file; loaded baked then mashed potatoes, and roasted green beans with more flavor than any ever experienced. Even the wedge salad was uniquely flavored. The whole dining experience was capped off by the apple infused beignets - a touch longer in the deep fryer than the New Orleans French Market version, but reasonably close.
The Ada’s experience ruined us for any other steak house in the future, but the Ada’s menu is sufficiently long to prompt return engagements before we ever need to repeat the menu. Similarly, the wine line isn’t extensive, but sufficiently varied to support lots of return trips.
Fabulous 5 star quality experience.
I started with the "On the Plains" Bloody Mary, which was excellent and I would recommend it if you like a spicy bloody. They offer the brunch menu on Saturdays; I was looking for more traditional "lunch" items and there really were only three choices. I ordered the Chicken Paillard - it was just ok - while the chicken and accompanying salad were flavorful, the texture of the chicken was a bit tough and chewy. However, the desserts made up for it -- the beignets filled with apple and the almond joy cake -- were perfect for sharing in our group. I will be back.
I made reservations for Saturday night, for a much needed date night, and by Saturday afternoon I noticed in my email, that the restaurant has switched my reservation to 10AM Saturday...and that time had passed. Why on earth would I accept a reservation change to 10AM on a Saturday, and why would the restaurant make this kind of change? I was so let down, and irritated by this.
I've dined here before and was happy to return. The drinks, and food were great. The service, meaning operations is not great. When we've dined here, the wait staff has been great...but whomever runs host desk needs improvement. In fact, now I am remembering the host / hostess the previous times I've dined here fumbling to figure out where to put us and just seemingly overwhelmed.
Our meals where very good by all accounts. Highly recommend Ada's, great location noise level very acceptable and service was very good. It is a little pricey in my mind for a lot of the menu items but everything was really good. Highly recommend the oysters on the starter menu.
The food was very good but I would not say outstanding. Service was pleasant and excellent. Wine choices are very good.
Always a good time - a neighborhood gem
Food, service A plus! It’s just beautiful
Got some friends together and had brunch. The weather was crappy but the service and meal was great. The music was also perfect. Our server Valerie was excellent. We can’t wait to come back and sit Outside in a nice day! Thanks!
First time going and went for brunch with friends. The whole experience was amazing. The food, drinks, service, and ambiance all amazing. Highly recommend and will definitely go back.
Great food. Great service.
Absolutely fabulous food and service!! Beautiful dining room with fantastic views of the river.
We loved the food and service. Roasted Oysters, Scallops and Cowboy Ribeye Steak all top notch.
Birthday ! First time! Look forward to goi g again
A little pricey but probably one of the top 5 meals I have ever had. Service was
excellent. I will defend ask for Elaina again
Ada's is a terrific new addition to the restaurants of Old Town.
Had a great time & great food
I made reservations for a friend and I to catch up before she left town. I chose this place as it has a beautiful view of the Potomac and great food. We split the eggs Benedict and the giant French toast. Both meals were plentiful and very flavorful. Our waiter was beyond friendly and kind. Our coffees and our waters never ran empty. I highly recommend their brunch, the French toast really is giant and to die for!
We enjoyed this restaurant - great service, nice ambiance and food was very good (steak, lobster Mac, cauliflower, spinach, chocolate soufflé) except one dish which was a huge disappointment - the crab cake -if you like a crab cake that tastes like tuna salad you will love it - it is mostly mayonnaise and you can’t taste crab (I kept feeling like I was eating tuna fish salad) - I know crab is pricey but why not serve this crab cake for a cheaper price and offer a real lump crab cake for “market” price?
I was disappointed in the food, we had a burger which had an overwhelming flavor of smoke and. Gnocci which were covered with a strange topping so it seemed like there were no Gnocchi
I don’t like the cooking smells that hit you when you open the door
Our server was great though.
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.
I have been at Ada’s a number of times & have always come away happy & satisfied. This time was no different. Chris, our server, was so awesome! Very attentive & so friendly. He is an asset to Ada’s for sure! We will be back!
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OpenTable ダイナー1307名によるAda's on the Riverの評価は4.6☆です。