Cruise Past the National Monuments: Candlelight Dinner & DancingNina's Dandy (Zero Prince St. Alexandria, VA 22314)
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- Check Availability $58.80 Fri, May 24 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
- Check Availability $52.80 Sun, May 26 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
- Check Availability $52.80 Tue, May 28 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
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- Check Availability $52.80 Wed, Jun 12 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
- Check Availability $52.80 Thu, Jun 13 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
Reviews & Ratings
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It was a lovely experience from start to finish. The food was excellent, much better than we expected, since we took the cruise just for the experience of being on the river. The food was as good as if we were at a nice restaurant. The only negative was that because of strong currents, we could not go up to the tidal bastion and cruise around the monuments. We also enjoyed the piano music during dinner and the dancing after dinner was a lot of fun. All in all a great trip and we will definitely do it again if we get back to Washington D.C.
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**Nice to do ONCE**
The ride was great, the crew was really nice, the night view was lovely, and my beau and I really enjoyed our evening - the overall experience was good. However, there were a few things that made it less than spectacular:
-The food was just okay (def not worth the money)
-There was no live music (we still danced though)
-It was cold on the boat (as in the thermostat INSIDE read 60 degrees). I wore a dress and I had to keep my coat on the whole time!
-A lot of hidden expenses. Extra service fees, drinks, etc.; also, expect to pay gratuity on the full price.
- The crew tried to charge us twice for the cruise; luckily we brought our Goldstar receipt to show we had already paid.
Bottom line - this was worth it (for the overall experience) to do ONE TIME. We won't be spending money on this again though. (We might try a different company at a later date.)
More Information About Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise
Dandy Restaurant Cruises is a fine-dining dinner-boat pioneer with more than 30 years of successful operating experience. They are world renowned for excellent food and service in an elegant atmosphere.
Dandy Restaurant Cruises are moored in beautiful, historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, only 15 minutes from the nation's capitol. They cruise past the national monuments to Georgetown and back to beautiful, historic old town Alexandria.
The Dandy Cruise Ships' menu features signature dishes that are prepared fresh daily in the ships' kitchen, using only the finest ingredients. The menu is always free of trans fats. Nothing is fried, and any sautéeing is done in olive oil (see an article about the ships' kitchen's commitment to healthy food). All dinner cruises are five-course, table service, candlelight dinners with dancing on the 464-square-foot marble dance floor.
You will pay on site for bar charges, taxes, fuel surcharges and gratuity, which will be based on the full price and are not included in the Goldstar ticket price. Menu subject to change. Substitutions may be made. Current at time of publication.
Fresh assorted fruits during the warm season. Lentil Soup or Creamy Seafood Chowder of scallops, shrimp and clams during the cool months.
Fresh Mesclun Mix Salad
Tender mesclun lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers tossed with a tapenade dressing of olives, fresh parsley, garlic, herbs, red wine vinegar and olive oil.
* Prime Rib
Slow roasted, perfectly tender. Served with baked potato, sour cream and butter.
* Stuffed Shrimp with Crab
Large shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served on a bed of fluffy rice and topped with fresh hollandaise sauce.
Filet of Cod
Served with white wine sauce and new baby potatoes.
* Poached Salmon
Served with fresh hollandaise sauce and tarragon, new baby potatoes.
Cornish Game Hen
Served with rice and wild morel mushroom sauce.
Basil Parmesan Chicken
Breast of chicken served in a fresh basil cream sauce, encrusted with parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Served with your choice of rice or egg noodles.
Bite sized pieces of tender beef in a savory burgundy sauce served on a bed of rice or noodles.
Phyllo pastry filled with spinach, sauteed onion, fresh dill and feta cheese, served with wild rice.
Penne Pasta tossed in vegetable garlic stock with fresh vegetables and topped with roasted pine nuts. Parmesan Cheese and Alfredo Sauce available upon request.
Served with seasonal vegetables and prepared with no animal products.
Fresh rolls and butter served with meals
All desserts are prepared on board and vary by season.
* May contain undercooked ingredients, which may increase your risk of foodborne illness
About the Ticket Supplier: Dandy Restaurant Cruises
Dandy Restaurant Cruises is a fine dining dinner-boat pioneer with over 30 years of successful operating experience and is world renown for excellent food and service in an elegant atmosphere.