Maplewood Grill
Maplewood Grill

Maplewood Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maplewoodgrill.com/
  • Phone: 7032810070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Kuchler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer private catering as well as food to go. Please contact Chef Paul for any of your catering needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Maplewood Grill is available for parties from 15-100people. Set menu required. Call for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Kuchler 7032810070
  • Entertainment: Maplewood Grill offers live piano entertainment Monday-Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple Ave
  • Public Transit: The Vienna metro is a 5 minute cab ride to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We has ample parking year round.
A word from Maplewood Grill
Maplewood Grill is an American restaurant in the heart of Vienna, 5mins from Tysons and Wolf Trap. Maplewood Grill sources local, organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. We feature piano bar six nights a week and offer six very unique draft beers.
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Maplewood Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)great for lunch (27)fit for foodies (26)vibrant bar scene (19)special occasion (19)great for brunch (14)romantic (14)good for groups (11)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Could be better
    JTMDVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Porkchop was underdone. Server was very nice. Had heard better things about this place. Maybe just an off night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RiversongVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I really wanted to like this spot more, but the food was inconsistent, and on a Sat. night, the bar wasn't able to get our drinks out till half way through the appetizer. And it's not a big place. Our waiter really tried hard, he was so nice! At least there was that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low key dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoyed our recent dinner here. I ordered the pork chop and my husband had the wiener schnitzel. Both dinners came with deliciously grilled asparagus and a second side: mashed potatoes for him and mac & cheese for mine. Nice to have a dinner where everything doesn't have to be ordered a la carte. The atmosphere was relaxed and service was attentive but not overbearing. We'll definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oktoberfest!
    KatherineInVA
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is the second year we've enjoyed Maplewood Grill's delicious Oktoberfest buffet. The selection was terrific and every dish was good. My favorites were the beef goulash, the bratwurst, and the pretzel rolls. The whole experience was quite enjoyable and we will be back (not just for Oktoberfest). The only complaint I have is that there was a robust list of German beers available but a pretty limited selection of German wines. Since there is a wine shop right next door to the restaurant, there was no excuse not to beef up the selection for this special occasion. The usual piano music was augmented with an accordion player who was quite good, but too loud when wandering the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible experience
    mikaamma
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've eaten at Maplewood Grill 6 times. At all times, the food has been quite good. This time, the food was mostly good but the dining experience was awful. There were four of us and the bill was almost $200. Nonetheless, we were charged extra for substituting a vegetable (being served with other meals) for mashed potatos. And the vegetables were two (2) asparagus spears, overlooked and bland. The "extra cost" refrained was repeated for salad dressing and other items. It became a running joke - everything was extra. Beer sampler was served in warm glasses and the beer was warm in just a couple of minutes. I think the server was embarrassed to keep telling us the same refrain. All in all, very disappointing and we won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experirence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The service and the food were excellent. All five of us ordered different things and we all enjoyed every bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellence!
    jlbn
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    excellence in service, ambiance, and mostly excellence in food!....plan to return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • German influenced excellence
    easterner1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Four food-critical diners had dinner and enjoyed everything here. The salmon and the veal were especially good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Defisinado
    Lovegnocchi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I expected a little higher quality experience for the prices. Dining room seating a little noisy, wait staff friendly but inexperienced, forgot our drink order and was overconfident in ability to explain dishes, the food was good not great. They have an Oustanding sing along Piano Bar. Overall its a unique neighborhood restaurant with good food and a great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Maplewood Grill has great food, creative presentations, and great entertainment. Nice place to bring friends and have an enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Sunday evening
    ArlingtonDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was my first time at Maplewood Grill, and I chose it due to the good reviews. Overall, I'd say our experience was good, with a couple of exceptions. I ordered the short ribs, which came with a delicious risotto, but the meat itself was not the melt-in-your-mouth consistency that I associate with short ribs. My companions enjoyed their filet mignon, which looked like it was cooked to specification. I liked the wine list, both for its selection and prices. The only real hitch came with our after-dinner cappuccino, which arrived not just lukewarm, but really cold. I don't know if they forgot to heat the milk, or what. We asked them to warm it up in the microwave (even though they offered to replace it with fresh cups), and it was fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    CompdocVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Many exotic foods that I do enjoying as well as you will be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pre-Wolf Trap Recommendation
    marmaduke
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was our first time to Maplewood Grill and we would definitely return. The featured local market salad was excellent, as were the desserts. The main courses were good; the sweet potato fries as a side were especially good. The accompanying glasses of wine enhanced the meals; next time we'll try a beer from their extensive list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience
    LongTimeFansVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Poor food and service. Would not return to this restaurant or recommend it to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect find in the DC area
    Judy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I took a chance based on prior reviews, and was thrilled! The varied menu choices were very interesting. Chipotle braised short ribs w/risotto and the heirloom tomato salad w/pistachio crusted goat cheese were incredible. The gentleman playing piano throughout dinner interacted with the guests - not in an intrusive manner at all. His talent was a welcome addition to our evening. Our waiter never once included himself in our dinner by asking whether "we" were enjoying everything. That's a pet peeve of mine. In general, this was the perfect spot for a "reunion" dinner with my cousin. Our two hours spent there represented the best part of my day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very good food, with a diverse menu. Never let's us down
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite as expected
    KandG
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    After reading all the excellent reviews, we were looking forward to something pretty special for a local neighborhood gem. Everything was okay, but nothing outstanding. My boyfriend had the schnitzel and said it was OK, but he wished he could have chosen his own sides. I wound up switching my sides for his. I went for the lobster roll which was good, but eating mashed potatoes as a side was not my first choice. I was expecting more from our evening out than was experienced. However, the notable part of the evening was discovering Norm's Beer and Wine store next door as we left. Now there's a find for some unusual beverages to take home and enjoy!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lobster Fest
    Rich
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have been here many times before and went for the Labor Day weekend lobster festival. The food was a great as ever. Most of us ordered from the special menu, but the regular menu was also available. The waiter was on top of things, the drinks were perfect, dishes arrived promptly and were well prepared, and the entire evening was enjoyable. The lobster rolls were the largest I've ever seen, including in Maine. The Southwestern Lobster "Chowda" was amazing. I hope they consider making it available on a regular basis. The only thing I missed is that they did not have butter knives -- it's one of the few restaurants in the area where I've seen them and they added a nice touch of class. This time they weren't on the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a delicious meal, the service was exceptional, and the noise level nonexistent. I would recommend this place highly. They have a piano bar also, which is often hard to find, and they hold various specials. If you like beer, they have quite a lot of offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strip Mall Gem
    4bestfriends
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Dined with 3 friends. We all ordered the daily special because it sounded different and tasty. We all ate every bite. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oasis in a Strip Mall
    jmleary
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Maplewood Grill is a welcome retreat in the heart of downtown Vienna. Tucked away in the corner of a strip mall the restaurant is cozy and the staff is warm and friendly. The food is terrific and the wine list is reasonably priced. Try the specials - the fresh trout was outstanding. It's great place to get away for a quiet lunch or a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We keep going back!
    Rozzie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Maplewood Grill is a true neighborhood gem-great service & super food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but few disappointments
    Drtchris
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Stopped in for dinner before wolf trap, conveniently close. My hubby had trout special and enjoyed every bite. I am an oyster lover and went with the fried oyster po'boy. The oysters were superb crisp not greasy and way fresh. The remoulade sauce was spicy and perfect. That said the onions were too juicy and made a soggy mess of the roll which was not up to New Orleans standards as it was. Disappointment number 1. The accompanied fries were not crispy but undercooked and limp and the potato salad was the worst, tasted old as if leftover a day or two and past prime. Disappointments 2 & 3. The bottle of Malbec was good if overpriced by a few dollars. Service was top notch. Would go back and give another shot...maybe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LJON
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we went back for our 32nd anniversary dinner! The food and service were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uneven food and service
    greg
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    There are few acceptable restaurants in Vienna, the Maplewood Grill is one of them. The bar is a good meeting place and the entertainment before, during and after a meal is reminiscent of past days as portrayed in old movies. On the other hand, the food and service are spotty and uneven. We've had dinner and brunch and the service is usually slow at best, and uneven. By uneven, I mean they either hover or you don't see the server once dinner is served. The food mimics the service: some quite good and other entrees not so good. Even the same entree ordered over time will appear different when served. Salads are especially worrisome: wilted greens, etc. All in all, while not consistent, it is okay.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was a great find!! We will definitely go back. And, you must have the shrimp and crab poppers!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    DougW
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Another visit for us and again a very pleasant experience. We are surprised every time we drive into the plaza that this gem is tucked in the corner. Solid service combined with excellent meals and reasonable pricing. Of note, the burrata mozzarella salad was fantastic. Short ribs and salmon both very nice. One of these trips we will plan to stay for the live music. This ones stays on our regular list when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better and better
    thebestVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Each time we come to Maplewood it gets better and better and Ivan is our favorite waiter!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    londongirl
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I chose the Maplewood Grill on a total whim based off of Google and Yelp reviews. Everyone else seemed to like it so I figured I'd see what all the hype was about! The location is a little strange, but as soon as I walked inside I was impressed. The staff was wonderful - very friendly and welcoming. Now, I'm very into steak and I'm incredibly particular about how I like it cooked. The chef at Maplewood was totally spot on. And the crab cakes are absolutely devine. It's a little on the pricier side but COMPLETELY WORTH IT! Great for a date night or with a small group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining in a casual atmosphere
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Truly enjoyed the quality of food. A relaxed casual atmosphere with very good food. Options for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Broad menu and well prepared food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was our first time at Maplewood Grill. It had a good broad menu -- alot of good choices. Food was well prepared. A med-rare steak was delivered medium to well done but a new one was prepared correctly at our request. Our meal was finished before the piano player arrived so I'm not sure how much that would affect noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jared
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The restaurant is pretty hidden in the back corner of a strip mall, but what a good find! The food and service were great. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    JoanneVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first time going on a Saturday night; and while it may have just been this particular night, it was quite noisy. There were babies/toddlers yelling/crying and the woman sitting next to us was particularly loud in her conversation. It was a little disconcerting. That being said, however, in all other respects we enjoy going to the Maplewood Grill. The food is consistently good, and the waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The gentleman who sits at the front (the owner?) is always pleasant and very nice. We will definitely keep coming back but perhaps switch back to Sunday evenings.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Experience
    GV1995
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Maplewood Grill has become our primary dining spot whenever we go to see a show at Wolf Trap! The food as always was excellent and the service was outstanding, as we have come to expect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food and wonderful live music at the bar. Always a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place but POOR service
    Greg
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was a Friday evening at 6:45 PM, not too busy. We informed the server that we have a show to get to and need to leave the restaurant by 7:45 PM. We ordered our meals at 6:55. 3 of the 4 meals arrived at the table at 7:45 PM. UNACCEPTABLE!!! And, 3 of the 4 meals were salads with grilled meat; the fourth meal was fried oysters. I would give this place another chance, though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A jewel in Vienna, VA
    RMGI
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful and informative. The appetizers of artichoke and crab on brushetta, shrimp and crab poppers, and 4 cheese flatbread were delicious. I love liver and onions and rarely order it, but our waiter recommened it and believe me it is the best and most tender I have ever had. Our Tanqueray and tonics were perfect. The ambience is very comfortable, almost clubbish. Don't be deceived by the mall entrance. Inside is a real jewel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Bucky
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This is my new go-to spot for lunch. The menu has many appetizing surprises. The menu holds some good stand byes and always some excellent specials. I like that it's not freezing in the Summer .... not too cold and not too hot. I've never been at a table where an air-conditioning vent is blowing down on me. The waiters are knowledgeable and friendly. It's a great spot for dinners, too. I like that I can make reservations on-line. Maplewood Grill is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mfoconnor@cox.net
    Michael
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Always consistent and fabulous... A great gem in Vienna!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, quick stop
    Et183394
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were looking for dinner close to Jammin Java before a show. Just pulled up the closest thing on Open Table and it was very good. Excellent service. The lobster ravioli was average, the Maplewood Seafood trio of crab cake, shrimp and fish was much better. Overall very good and a reasonable price for the quality of the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 303 reviews are from the Maplewood Grill reviews archive.