Private Events

Celebrate life's many events at Ada’s on the River!

An homage to 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace, Ada’s offers panoramic Potomac River views and features wood-fired prime steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian fare.

The 260-seat restaurant includes 160 indoor seats, including a 32-seat private dining room, and 100 seats on the outdoor patio. The stylish interior provides a warm, modern feel with 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and inviting booth seating. A unique wood-burning grill is the central component to the open-concept kitchen, nestled under sweeping hull-like wood paneling, and accented with vibrant red tiles. Original art features Ada, her father, the poet Lord Byron, and other literary figures such as Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Emily and Charlotte Bronte.

Ada's talented culinary team, led by Chef Randall J. Matthews, has created a variety of delicious, made-from-scratch menus. Options range from delicious hors d’oeuvres to multi-course plated meals.

Event Space

private dining room

The 32-seat private dining room features a large tv screen for presentations, red wood paneling, a built-in wine rack, and flexible seating arrangements.

Restaurant buyout

A full restaurant buyout includes the exclusive use of the main dining room, private dining room, and patio spaces for up to 260 guests.

To learn more and book your next event, call 571-723-3369 or email

Docking at Robinson landing

Just in time for the summer Season in Alexandria!

Robinson Landing residents and restaurant guests can now enjoy stunning waterfront dining along Alexandria's riverfront - and the convenience of dock service. Panoramic views of the Potomac River are your backdrop for the Barca experience.

Pull up to Robinson Landing, where you will be assisted by the Robinson Landing dockmaster. All you have to do is have a great time on the riverfront!
  • Slips are available from 11 AM to 7 PM on weekdays and 11 AM to 9 PM on weekends. Slips are available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, we will hold a space for guests with reservations.
  • There is a small hourly fee for using the boat slips. To check availability, contact the dock by calling 703-485-5220.