Nina's Dandy

Nina's Dandy Fine Dining on the Potomac River

Nina's Dandy is a fine-dining dinner boat with over 35 years of successful operating experience, and is world-renowned for excellent food and service in an elegant atmosphere. We are moored in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, and sail on the Potomac River past our Nation’s majestic monuments. Escape the traffic and make memories that will last aboard Nina’s Dandy. There’s so much to experience! Walk the same cobble-stone streets George Washington did before you board the vessel; gaze upon the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington Monuments as you dine and enjoy live music; and dance the night away while experiencing the outstanding service of our wait staff and crew. We look forward to serving you; whether it's during cherry blossom filled spring, beneath the astounding summer Fourth of July Fireworks, the crisp days of fall, or the magic of holiday winter cruises. ​ Remember, a Night On The Water Beats a Night on the Town®!

Payment Options:   Amex Discover Mastercard Visa

Price Range: $$$

11/07/2018
King George High School

King George High School

Mr. Schaefer is here to tell you about our Veterans Day fundraiser on Friday!

Nina's Dandy's cover photo
01/02/2018

Nina's Dandy's cover photo

New Year's Eve 2017 Sometimes the stars align and all is well with the world. New Year's Eve 2017 aboard Nina's Dandy wa...
01/02/2018

New Year's Eve 2017

Sometimes the stars align and all is well with the world. New Year's Eve 2017 aboard Nina's Dandy was one of those nights. One hundred and fifty-four guests and twenty-two crew members began their evening together in 2017 and slipped into 2018 under a canopy of fireworks. Couples - young and old; families - immediate and multi-generational; friends - new and lifetime, remembered the good and the not so good while looking forward to sharing the same in 2018.

The cruise we entitled our "Farewell Alexandria Firework Cruise ?" was a reminder of why we do what we do. Why the challenges of running a floating restaurant, and living up to the expectations of our guest, who have entrusted us with their touchstone moments, for 38 years are worth it. You look around and know it doesn't get much better than this. We've been a thread in the fabric of countless people's lives for years - many of whom celebrate with us year after year.

After much contemplation and prayer the family of Nina Wilson went into 2017's New Year's Eve cruise having decided we will not go silently. As a family of Greek immigrants we are calling January 1, 2018 our "Oxi Day" to the City of Alexandria: we remain docked at the Strand Street pier.

We call upon the City of Alexandria to honor the promises made to us, and the public, when they passed Ordinance 4749 specifically naming Nina's Dandy as having a place on Alexandria's waterfront. To express your concern regarding our eviction, concerned patrons may call (703) 746-4500 or send a group email to the Mayor and City Council members: https://www.alexandriava.gov/Council

Cordially,

Maria Cohilas Ross, President

History of Oxi Day: http://www.oxidayfoundation.org/the-story-of-oxi-day/video-the-oxi-day-story/

12/31/2017

It’s not to late to book out New Year’s Eve Cruise! Ring in 2018 under a canopy of fireworks, sailing by our Nation’s Most Majestic Monuments. Call (703) 683-6076 to make reservations! 🍾⚓️🎇

For more information, visit: https://www.ninasdandy.com/holiday-cruises

#ninasdandy #finedining #nationalharbor #dc #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #igdc #newyearseve #newyear #rivercruise #fireworkcruise #fireworks

Merry Christmas and gratitude to Nina's  Dandy staff and crew. Thank you for making Christmas Eve brunch a day of joy fo...
12/25/2017

Merry Christmas and gratitude to Nina's Dandy staff and crew. Thank you for making Christmas Eve brunch a day of joy for our guests and for your years of loyalty and hard work. We remain loyal to our promise to do everything we can to save your jobs.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Just picking up this weekend's floral arrangement.
12/15/2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Just picking up this weekend's floral arrangement.

12/03/2017

We regret yesterday evening, December 2nd's, departure time was one with which we could not be flexible due to the fact guest were paying to see the Alexandria Holiday Boat of Lights Parade. The parade begins promptly at 5:30 and if Nina's Dandy did not leave at that time it would be impossible for us to position ourselves on the river to allow those, who were on board on time, to see the parade in its entirety. Unlike applying breaks and opening the doors of a bus to allow someone to come aboard, stopping a vessel that has already secured its pier, removed its ramp and untied its lines for departure is a much longer process. To reverse this process to allow for the safe boarding of guest and redoing the process for safe departure of the vessel would have caused all guest to have missed the parade of lights, not just those who arrived after the departure time. We will gladly reschedule any guest who missed the cruise.

As a thank you to those who have served our Country, Veterans sail FREE on our Dinner Cruise in the month of November, i...
11/11/2017

As a thank you to those who have served our Country, Veterans sail FREE on our Dinner Cruise in the month of November, including Thanksgiving! Visit the link below for more information. 🇺🇸🎉
https://www.ninasdandy.com/holiday-cruises

Date night aboard Nina's Dandy... Thanks for sharing your anniversary with us! ♥️🥂#ninasdandy #datenight #younglo...
11/05/2017

Date night aboard Nina's Dandy... Thanks for sharing your anniversary with us! ♥️🥂
#ninasdandy #datenight #younglove #love #foodie #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #thingstodoindc #finedining #
#Repost @arii_relizzz
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It’s Monday, wishing I was at home still in bed with you ❤️
Highly recommend @ninasdandy dinner or lunch cruise it was a great time and they made our anniversary so special 🍽🥂
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🎊FLASH SALE!!🎊 Receive 25% off the base price of this Sunday night's Dinner Cruise, (Nov. 5) when you call and men...
11/02/2017

🎊FLASH SALE!!🎊
Receive 25% off the base price of this Sunday night's Dinner Cruise, (Nov. 5) when you call and mention this post! Don't miss this great deal; we look forward to you sailing with us! ⚓️🌊🎉
For reservations, call: (703) 683 6076
#ninasdandy #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #dc #finedining #foodie #thingstodoindc #datenight #nationalharbor #wasingtondc #potomac #igdc

Birthday Celebrations! 🎉 🎊 {📸: @schafer_i_barely_know_her }#ninasdandy #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #finedi...
10/24/2017

Birthday Celebrations! 🎉 🎊
{📸: @schafer_i_barely_know_her }
#ninasdandy #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #finedining #celebrate #potomac #potomacriver #rivercruise #dc

Nina's Dandy
10/18/2017

Nina's Dandy

Lookin' Sharp! { 📸: @juan1974chef }#ninasdandy #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #nautical #finedining #potomac #potom...
10/16/2017

Lookin' Sharp!
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#ninasdandy #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #nautical #finedining #potomac #potomacriver #rivercruise #dapper

Beautiful sunsets over the Potomac ⛵️🌅PC: @kimpoke5#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #nautical #finedining #potomac ...
10/11/2017

Beautiful sunsets over the Potomac ⛵️🌅
PC: @kimpoke5
#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #nautical #finedining #potomac #potomacriver #sunsets

Great picture of our Sunday Champagne Brunch by @ananda.robinson 🥂⛵️#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #nautical #fin...
09/25/2017

Great picture of our Sunday Champagne Brunch by @ananda.robinson 🥂⛵️
#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #nautical #finedining #alexandriava #rivercruise #potomacriver #potomac #brunch #breakfast #yummy

All smiles for a brand-new week. Happy Monday! ⛵️ #ninasdandy #potomac #potomacriver #rivercruise #finedining #nauti...
09/18/2017

All smiles for a brand-new week. Happy Monday! ⛵️
#ninasdandy #potomac #potomacriver #rivercruise #finedining #nautical #oldtownalexandria #alexandriava #mondaymotivation

True story . . . This beauty said our Sunday Brunch Mac and Cheese was as good as her Grandmother's. Little did she know...
09/08/2017

True story . . . This beauty said our Sunday Brunch Mac and Cheese was as good as her Grandmother's. Little did she know we convinced her grandmother to share it with us years ago! ⛵️🌊
#ninasdandy #sundaybrunch #potomac #potomacriver #finedining #rivercruise

What a nautical idea! 🌊#throwback to this Bridal Brunch aboard Nina's Dandy. 🎉💘{📸: @linzzertorte}#ninasdandy...
08/04/2017

What a nautical idea! 🌊#throwback to this Bridal Brunch aboard Nina's Dandy. 🎉💘
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#ninasdandy #bridalshower #bridalbrunch #finedining #oldtownalexandria #alexandriava #washingtondc #nautical
#Repost @linzzertorte
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This girl is getting married! Love ya @bbauckman ❤️ what a great bridal brunch! #lastsailbeforetheveil #soontobeblt #bride #wifedup #imonaboat #ninasdandy

So proud of our Alexandria First-Responders who were honored at the White House yesterday! Thank you for all that you do...
07/28/2017

So proud of our Alexandria First-Responders who were honored at the White House yesterday! Thank you for all that you do.
Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

#alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #alexandriavapd #ninasdandy

AWARD :: Three officers from the Alexandria Police Department received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor yesterday, in recognition of their heroism during the June 14 shooting incident at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. The Medal of Valor is the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers in the United States.

At a White House ceremony, President Donald J. Trump presented the awards to Alexandria Police Officers Nicole Battaglia, Alexander Jensen, and Kevin Jobe, along with U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner. President Trump also recognized personnel in attendance from the Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications, Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, and other partner agencies who responded to the incident.

Congratulations to all!

Shopping for summer blooms @traderjoes 🌷💐🌻#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #traderjoes #alexandriava #finedining ...
07/19/2017

Shopping for summer blooms @traderjoes 🌷💐🌻
#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #traderjoes #alexandriava #finedining #potomacriver #flowers #summer

Happy #nationalicecreamday 🍨🍦We're on the hunt for a sweet treat, and of course found it; while at the same time s...
07/16/2017

Happy #nationalicecreamday 🍨🍦
We're on the hunt for a sweet treat, and of course found it; while at the same time supporting another #smallbusiness! @popsicecreamco
#oldtownalexandria #alexandriava #ninasdandy #sweettreat #icecream #supportsmallbusiness

Soaking up beautiful sights along the Potomac! We're so grateful to be located in an area as rich in culture as D.C. is....
07/13/2017

Soaking up beautiful sights along the Potomac! We're so grateful to be located in an area as rich in culture as D.C. is. 🛥⚓️ @kennedycenter

#ninasdandy #rivercruise #potomac #kennedycenter #potomacriver #finedining #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #washingtondc

Missed the Rocket's Red Glare aboard Nina's Dandy last night? Don't worry! You can still join us this Saturday, July 8th...
07/05/2017

Missed the Rocket's Red Glare aboard Nina's Dandy last night? Don't worry! You can still join us this Saturday, July 8th for Alexandria's Birthday Firework Cruise and watch the display over Oronoco Bay! Call 703-683-6076 for reservations; we can't wait to see you! 🇺🇸🎉🥂
https://www.ninasdandy.com/firework-cruises

#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #finedining #potomacriver #fireworkcruise #potomac #alexandriava #rivercruise #patriotic #godblessamerica

07/03/2017

Special Delivery! 4th of July goodies came in the mail for tomorrow. There's a few spots left on our Independence Day Cruise; don't miss the best seat in the house for our Nation's firework display on Nina's Dandy, as we anchor in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Call 703-683-6076 for reservations! 🇺🇸⚓️🥂

Absolutely loving this photo of our vessel captured by @jkayephotography! Can we all just take a moment to appreciate na...
07/02/2017

Absolutely loving this photo of our vessel captured by @jkayephotography! Can we all just take a moment to appreciate nature's beauty? 🌿 #ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #potomac #potomacriver

RepostBy @jkayephotography:
"Sailing through the week...Tag someone you'd like to sail away with! Happy Tuesday! 🛥






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Today is the first peak day of the DC Cherry Blossoms!  Despite the cold, many of the beautiful buds survived, and will ...
03/19/2017

Today is the first peak day of the DC Cherry Blossoms! Despite the cold, many of the beautiful buds survived, and will be at their peak until March 22. Call now to reserve your spot on the Nina's Dandy, for a view of DC's beautiful blooms that's unlike any other!
For more information on the Cherry Blossom Bloom Watch, visit www.nps.gov/subjects/cherryblossom/bloom-watch.htm

Counting down to this Sunday's Champagne Brunch.  Reserve your spot by calling 703-683-6076.
02/28/2017

Counting down to this Sunday's Champagne Brunch. Reserve your spot by calling 703-683-6076.

Rise and shine with Misha's! ☉☕ We love exploring Old Town and promoting other small businesses! @mishascoffeehouse ...
02/24/2017

Rise and shine with Misha's! ☉☕ We love exploring Old Town and promoting other small businesses! @mishascoffeehouse #oldtownalexandria #coffee

Flower shopping for this weekend's cruise @traderjoes #ninasdandy #traderjoes #thinkspring
02/17/2017

Flower shopping for this weekend's cruise @traderjoes
#ninasdandy #traderjoes #thinkspring

Flower crowns + a gorgeous gray/blue hue = on point bride squad style! See more spring inspo here: http://ow.ly/m0wk306Q...
12/11/2016
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Flower crowns + a gorgeous gray/blue hue = on point bride squad style! See more spring inspo here: http://ow.ly/m0wk306QKzN

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Share the anticipation of Christmas Eve's promise or the celebration of its fulfillment on Christmas Day aboard Nina's D...
12/06/2016

Share the anticipation of Christmas Eve's promise or the celebration of its fulfillment on Christmas Day aboard Nina's Dandy. For reservations please call 703-683-6076.

10/12/2016

Nina's Dandy is offering FOR NEW RESERVATIONS a $15.00 off per person for the dinner cruise on 10/13; 10/14; 10/15; 10/16; 10/21; 10/22; 10/23; 10/28 & $7.00 off per person for the lunch/brunch on 10/16; 10/18; 10/21; 10/23. The discount will be taken from the bottom of the bill. The discount is not valid with any other offer or discount. The same discount applies for children age 4-12. Additional charges will be for tax and for the fuel charge (the fuel charge is $5.00 per person). Additional at the end of the cruise will be for gratuity & alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, their tax and their and gratuity. Please call 703-683-6076 everyday of the week 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM and mention "FACEBOOK DISCOUNT".

Writing and delivering a very good wedding speech is not easy – and even less so if you are not used to speak in front...
10/07/2016
Make sure to write the best wedding speech

Writing and delivering a very good wedding speech is not easy – and even less so if you are not used to speak in front of a lot of people. How do you get past that? How do you “hide” your stage fright under the carpet and give a speech that will bring emotion and beauty into everyone’s hearts? Here are some tips to help you with this:

https://dandyrestaurantcruises.com/2016/10/03/make-sure-to-write-the-best-wedding-speech/

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#givingperfectweddingspeech, #weddingspeechtips, #weddingtoasttips, #writingperfectweddingspeech

Writing and delivering a very good wedding speech is not easy – and even less so if you are not used to speak in front of a lot of people. How do you get past that? How do you “hide” your stage fri…

What are the latest trends in wedding reception table décor? We have some fantastic ideas for you – so read on and fi...
10/05/2016
Gorgeous styles for your wedding reception tables

What are the latest trends in wedding reception table décor? We have some fantastic ideas for you – so read on and find out more.
https://dandyrestaurantcruises.com/2016/09/27/gorgeous-styles-for-your-wedding-reception-tables/

Searching for a wedding venue that speaks about uniqueness and style? Come visit Nina’s Dandy Potomac Party Cruise! With our venue booked on your wedding day, it is guaranteed that you will have a truly fantastic time celebrating your love! Your guests will never forget the amazing event you planned!
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Your wedding reception tables should be more than beautiful – they should be filled with personality, uniqueness and style. After all, these tables are where your guests will spend a large part of …

On October 7, World War II era aircraft, including T-6 “Texans”, will soar in formation down the Potomac River. The ...
09/28/2016

On October 7, World War II era aircraft, including T-6 “Texans”, will soar in formation down the Potomac River. The Potomac Flight over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery is in honor of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and pays tribute to the services and sacrifices veterans have made to secure our nation’s freedom. Get a one of a kind view of this ceremonial formation flight from Nina's Dandy outer and upper decks. Call 703-683-6076 to make your lunch cruise reservation.

Your wedding guest book should be a reflection of your wedding – and, ultimately, it should be a reflection of what yo...
09/24/2016
Top trends to creating a wedding guest book

Your wedding guest book should be a reflection of your wedding – and, ultimately, it should be a reflection of what you believe in as a couple. Considering modern weddings offer plenty of room for creative ideas, you will definitely want to make your guest book be the most unique one your guests have ever seen.

https://dandyrestaurantcruises.com/2016/09/19/top-trends-to-creating-a-wedding-guest-book/

Searching for a venue that’s both unique and truly sophisticated? Come visit Nina’s Dandy Potomac Party Cruise – you will be charmed by our elegance and originality!

#guestbook, #guestbookideas, #uniqueweddingguestbook, #weddinguestbook

Your wedding guest book should be a reflection of your wedding – and, ultimately, it should be a reflection of what you believe in as a couple. Considering modern weddings offer plenty of room for …

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0 Prince St
Alexandria, VA
22314

Metro System to King Street Station on Blue & Yellow Line Then take Old Town Alexandria's Free Trolley or DASH Bus to river's edge.

Telephone

(703) 683-6076

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