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  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theoverwood.com
  • Phone: (703) 535-3340
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Catering: OVERWOOD is available for Catering. Please contact Joe Chapman at 703-535-3340 for more information.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from OVERWOOD
Located in the heart of Old Town in the historic Crilley Warehouse, OVERWOOD is a wood-fired American kitchen and bar featuring modern interpretations of traditional classics. As the name implies, our kitchen is built around hardwood-fueled cooking (grill, oven & smoker) and we will use only the freshest and finest ingredients in every dish.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We find Overwood to be a reliable place to bring friends for a nice, but laid-back meal."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had the roasted half chicken that was poorly prepared. The dish was not freshly prepared. It appeared it had sat under a light which lead to the chicken being overcooked and dry. My only regret was that I did not complain to the management while I was there - I did register a complaint to my waiter."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We recently went here for my birthday. We had a group of people that included singles, couples, and children. Everyone was extremely satisfied with there food and experience. They made everyone feel comfortable and welcomed including the kids. Our food was delicious, and even though they were busy they never made us feel rushed or hurried to leave. They even gave me a free birthday dessert, which many restaurants do not do these days. We even had last minutes additions to our reservation and they accommodated us with no issue. I was more than pleased with our experience, and would suggest this place for any occasion or celebration."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was very good, may be the best calamari i have ever had. The staff was friendly and attnetive. Overall very good."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great ribs cooked 'over wood'. The only drawback is the small dining room to the left upon entering - extremely loud. We couldn't carry on a conversation. I initially asked the hostess if we could change rooms due to the noise and were flatly told no! My wife and I put our coats on to leave and the other hostess was very nice and accommodating. We were seated in the right side dining room that was very quaint and much quieter. Overall, a great evening!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I don't know why more people haven't heard about this gem, but we always win when we take people here. This time I just went with my wife for a date night. She loves the green tomato tower, best in MD-DC-VA she says. I had the toasted ravioli which was so good my wife wanted to steal them from my plate. Her pork chop was generous, although only mildly seasoned and slightly dry. My ribeye was about the best I've had short of going to a Ruths Chris or Morton's. We skipped on dessert because entree sizes (plus appetizers) were large enough to fill us. Service was top notch as our waiter was extremely attentive and patient with us. Our experience here varies, but only from good to great, never poor. We're patrons for life."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Waiter forgot to put my entire groups dinner order in. Waited 40 minutes before he acknowledged his mistake. Then waited another 30 minutes before ifood was finally delivered. Manager stopped by to apologize but when we got the bill we did not receive any compensation for the bad experience. Poor customer service and professionalism."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "How many restaurants can say that! The scallops were cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Zack the waiter tried but got no support from the kitchen or bar. Mixed drinks diluted, wine pours short, food cold and the toast served with lasagna so hard it reminded us of a hockey puck. Menu looked great but poor implementation."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had some friend in town being tourists that finished their day on the national mall early (I was still at work) so sent them to wander King Street and enjoy the Torpedo Factory and made us reservations at Overwood. Great location, easy to explain to them how to find it, tall booths allow conversation even if crowded and wonderful food in a great assortment to please everyone. Our table enjoyed the portabella and mozzarella appetizer with some oysters and a great assortment of drinks (Cider and beer on tap, wine and mixed drinks) Entrees included seafood stew, pork chops, beef short ribs and meatloaf. And the Sorbet dessert was AWSOME. Don't forget the brussle spouts, best in town."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Not comfortable giving a full review with only one visit. I have to say that the meal was not that good. I ordered the BBQ shrimp and grits (because I am from Louisiana, and I like to try Louisiana cuisine whenever I can.) The grits were not prepared properly, and though they had some cheese which made them have a creamy texture, properly prepared grits will reach their own creaminess -- an they needed salt. The shrimp had BBQ sauce on them, and though alone they would have been fine, great flavor and good size, the BBQ flavor doesn't go with grits. A grilled or sauteed shrimp woud have been a better pairing. The onion rings were a nice touch."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Simply the best ribs I have ever had. They are so good that I can't bring myself to ever try anything else on the menu!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Overwood consistently delivers on a great dining experience with delicious food at decent prices in a nice atmosphere. I always look forward to meals at Overwood."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Been there 3 times since December and was disappointed this last visit. Service was spotty and the workers are not happy, it shows. We have a new waiter every time though we sit at the same table. Do they have a turnover problem? The manager wouldn't honor a coupon for a free appetizer. They don't accept Discover Card. Heavy steel chairs partially block the handicapped entrance. No one available to assist."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Really, really unsatisfying experience. We won't go back"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I went to Overwood for brunch. I was pleasantly surprised with the size, layout and decor of the restaurant. It made me curious about what kind of happy hour or nightlife they have. I might go back for that, but I won't be going back for brunch. I got one of the specials, the Chesapeake Frittata. It wasn't anything to write home about. The rest of my party was not impressed by their food either. It was at best average. What surprised me, was that there were absolutely no brunch drink specials. A Mimosa was $7.00. If the food isn't A+ quality, any establishment that serves brunch had better have drink specials on their Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Overwood hit neither of the marks of a good brunch."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "the food was delicious and the service was great. Best part of brunch was the bloody mary!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Beautiful and cozy place with wonderful food and drinks!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our son and daughter in law took us there a few years back and I found it to be a reasonable priced restaurant with very good food. I have now used it for company luncheons."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Decided to go to Overwood for a birthday brunch. The staff accommodated a group of 14 people easily, plus two very young children. Our waiter was very attentive, and the food was great! Looking forward to going back and trying out the rest of their menu!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This one of our favorites. The food is great and it simply a comfy place to go. You will find that this is mostly frequented by locals."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I was a little skeptical at first when I arrived realizing my group was the only blacks in the enitre resturant. But once we were seated we felt great and the food was even better. I'll definitely be back"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Friendly staff, great food, choices for all tastes, and very clean facilities. In my opinion, the best restaurant in Old Alexandria, VA."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went there for my birthday, nothing too big, all we wanted was decent service and it was bad. Waiter forgot about our appetizer and brought it 3 minutes before our main course. The chips were all small fragments from the bottom of the bag. Specifically asked for a single candle in my dessert and he forgot! Terrible"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had dinner with girlfriends, for one of our girlfriends birthday. They had great wine, great dishes. The waiter was awsome, super nice and friendly."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I ordered a glass of wine first. He left & came back for food orders. My BF & I each ordered an app and a specialty entree. Time went, no wine but the apps come out. I ordered calamari, but over half the plate was fried onions w/ a tiny amt of the thickest marinara. I separated & placed all the onions on a side plate and was left w/ a very small amount of un-crispy calamari. Asked the waiter for a diff sauce. He never brought it so I used the sauce from my BF's app. He removed the half eaten apps & still no wine. I asked again & he brought it out right before dinner. I don't have space to describe how mediocre the food was but all the sides were cold and my BF's steak was overcooked. He doesn't like to complain so he wouldn't send it back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal and was able to get a booth on such a busy night (we did have a 9:15pm reservation). We were right next to the kitchen and it could be very loud at times, but it did not really interfere with the night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had dinner at Overwood recently and really enjoyed it. The menu has a wide variety and you can't beat the price. They also have a good beer and wine selection. We've been in the area for a few years and have been looking for a place just like Overwood, somewhere that is affordable, good food and great atmosphere. Definitely will be going back often."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went there for Valentine's Day. It looked like they had brought on extra staff to handle the anticipated rush but our waiter was not particularly knowledgeable about the menu. Even so we had a nice if not exceptional dinner and can see this as a good choice for groups especially when we have kids with us. The menu offers enough variety for almost anyone to find something to choose from."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overwood offers a menu of standard beef, pork, chicken, and seafood prepared in a simpler manner but very well. If you want a tasty meal at a reasonable price in Old Towne Alexandria, Overwood is a good choice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A group of us went on Valentine's Day and had a really nice time. Great selection of wine and starting with the sweet potato gnocchi is a must. Good variety on the menu. Only catch is that if you want bread you have to ask for it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went there for an early afternoon Valentine's day meal. It was all good. Fairly quiet, even though almost all the booths were occupied when we arrived. We've dined there before and returned because of prior positive experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had much higher expectations for visiting Overwood my first time. I thought the ambience would be a little more elegant/romantic. I thought the presentation of the food would be a little more like fine dining. I thought the meme was going to be a little more excentric. It wasn't any of those things. It was very basic America dining. Kinda like a typical America steak house. However, it was good and the service was pretty good. Great wine. Go for a casual dinner or with friends. Have fun!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been dining here since it opened, and the quality of food and service has been consistently good all along. The menu is varied and there are always nightly specials. Thursday is a personal favorite for the prime rib, but any night is good. Rather than entertain friends at home, we tend to bring them to Overwood, where there is something on the menu to please everyone."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food is always amazing. Service is great as well."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always enjoy Overwood, visit every time in Alexandria. Could use some different options on the Menu!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I stayed in Alexandria for NYE and Overwood was nearby and on our way to our next destination. I totally expected the Lunch menu, but instead it was brunch. I can understand, it was NYD. Anyway, the food was pretty good and our server was nice, attentive, but didn't hover. I'd come back - I really wanted to try the lunch menu."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Four of us ate; all loved their meal. Each had a different app and entree, all very good. Nice consistency from the kitchen."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I had the ahi-tuna salad. The lettuce seemed like it had been doused with salad dressing for hours. The lettuce was wilted and almost all iceburg. The tuna was good."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This restaurant is off the beaten path in Old Town but that just adds to the charm of the place. Solid wine and decent beer selection - great food specials and excellent menu staples. The atmosphere is homey, casual and bright. The acoustics of the place lends to a louder atmosphere - but it adds to the life of the place. I no longer live in the DC-metro area but when I do come through town and catch up with good friends, I love this place for its easy feel off of what can be the kitschy/overstated/self important Old Town feel. Parking right around the corner (and across from Momo Sushi and Bilbo Baggins). Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014