OVERWOOD
OVERWOOD

OVERWOOD

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theoverwood.com/
  • Phone: 7035353340
  • 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.
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OVERWOOD reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)good for groups (34)kid-friendly (28)great for lunch (27)great for brunch (27)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (15)romantic (14)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everyone was very accommodating and helped make my friend's birthday special. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very very loud
    KathrynVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love this place, but avoid booking a table in bar area on Friday night if you wish to have any conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for food, comfort, value.
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is close to the main attractions on King Street, yet this is where the locals go. The food is great, and offers a great menu of choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it!
    Tamu
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Good food, atmosphere,pricing and service. Glad to have discovered it as weekend a brunch option.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only okay this time
    KNAlexandria
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We eat at Overwood a few times and year and generally are pleased with the food. However, that was not the case this time. The big disappointment was the catfish - very bland. The pork chop was better. I often have one of the big entree salads and have always enjoyed them.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So, so
    Nolafoodisbest
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had a fried catfish dish, which I had to add hot sauce to for flavor. The fillet was really thick, which meant that for catfish, it was tough. The veggies under it were really good. The key lime pie was very bland, and didn't really have much flavor. Edward's pies in the frozen food section in the grocery store are better. Food is not bad, just ok.
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  • Great menu for Rest. Week
    Jeanfromalexandria
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our dinner at Overwood was really good, especial the Rest. Week special of buttermilk fried fish with a great succotash! The porterhouse pork chop was very well done also. We each had their special side salad with black beans and corn and it was delicious. The only problem was the noise-we will ask to be seated in the side room from now on as we have eaten in the room by the kitchen and the main room and they are just too noisy for our aging ears.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A relaxing experience
    Shortcutrd
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I loved the quant neighborhood feels as we dined with other energetic patrons. Servicer was excellent and very knowledgeable of most dishes. I had the ½ rack of ribs and they were great, my table mates were not excited about the meatloaf or the pan seared haddock. Starters were great; fried oysters and lamb sausage flat bread, but the Key lime pie was missing that ‘bite-you-back’ effect if that’s what you like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • would not seek out
    Maybelle
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great menu - ok food. The restaurant week menu was uninspired. I ended up ordering the Friday special of seared scallops. Beautiful presentation followed by gritty scallops. My party said the food was fine but we all agreed we wouldn't return. Extremely noisy inside would not recommend for date night out. The decor and restrooms were clean and attractive but overall atmosphere lands at fair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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  • Service could have been better
    Discmann131
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We have been here a few times and the service was much better so I will put this off to an overworked waiter but it was real tough to get through your meal and get that refill of wine or beer. Had to literally stop him from running away on a couple occasions because we had no idea when he would be coming back our way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sophisticated southern food
    Alexandrialocal
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Fried catfish on succotash-- I love Southern food but even I wasn't sure about that. When it came, what a great surprise-- catfish crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, and the succotash was fantastic. Limas, but lots of other vegetables that I didn't expect, cooked just till tender, with herbs. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Monday Night Dinner!
    Alexandrian
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My dad came into town and took my husband, our friend, and I out to Overwood for dinner. We sampled two kinds of oysters, fried green tomatoes, buffalo wings, buttermilk fried chicken, the meatloaf, and the crab cakes. Food was delivered hot and fresh and fast, and there was no disappointment on the table (friend green tomatoes were our collective favorite). Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable, and was happy to accommodate our slower meal pace while we all caught up. All of the drinks we ordered were definitely up to par, I loved the decor inside, and will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    First time having brunch at the Overwood, always dinner. It was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was Great, Now Not so Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Been coming here four times a year for three years. Always ordered the Cajun ribeye. This time it was awful. Maybe they got a new chef? Not coming back for dinner for a while.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    FriendsNFood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and service was great. When making reservation online, the day before, asked for the room on the left when coming in (It usually is a some what quieter area).Meeting with 2 other couples. Ended up at a round table near the kitchen. Surprisingly, though busy and some what noisy, we could all hear each other across the table!! Had a great time!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food, service, and ambiance are always very good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration in Style
    Owens56VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The ambience was relaxing with an inviting decor. Our food was scrumptious from the fried green tomatoes to the parmesan crusted flounder and cajun ribeye. The desserts were delicious and great portions plus out-of-this-world sorbet too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were seated near the bar area and I asked to be moved to a quieter area. The hostess was lovely and had a table cleaned off near a window. While dithering between the Chicken Tortilla and Tomato Basil Soup, the waiter shared that the Chicken Tortilla soup was really good that night. He was right, the Chicken Tortilla soup was amazing!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Good selection and service. Save room for dessert... Elvis Pie and Chocolate Bread Pudding are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overwood is a Neighborhood Gem!
    hmccaffe
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Overwood has delicious food: towering tomato tower, crab cakes, wines and desserts. The service was exceptional, courteous, prompt, friendly and the server asked many times if there were any other needs that we had that he could provide. Thank you for the terrific dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    ColonelBC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    After the Alexandria Birthday Fireworks we were starving -- went on OpenTable and reserved late night seets at Overwood. Pretty good service, awesome hummus plate, and great dinners....We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but Not Great
    healthypersonthatdrinks
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It took a while to be greeted, get water, etc. Having worked in the restaurant industry for many years, if it is fine dining, or any place that takes a reservation for that matter, then I expect to be greeted and taken care of within 3 or so minutes of being seated. It was closer to 8, and since it wasn't a full restaurant, that bothered me just a touch. Waiter was alright. Not particularly warm or helpful in terms of the drink menu or food menu, but he did his job. My boyfriend ordered the crusted Flounder, I order the half rotisserie chicken. Flounder was on the bone, and not crusted like bread crusted as I had thought. It was super fishy. Not bad, but not really our cup of tea, lots of bones to spit out. Chicken was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food is cooked over wood which lends a smoky flavor.....even to their Big Salads! Too bad the waitstaff left all the dishes on the table durning our entire stay, making eating dessert was near impossible. Better luck next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful find
    HarleyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    GREAT restaurant and great food. Wide ranging menu was great to please many different tastes....every one a winner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always come back
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is where the locals go and yet it is so close to King Street. I think the food is great and everyone is friendly, the service is often inconsistent, but I have learned to speak up to!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food had great flavor and was perfectly cooked. Everything seemed very fresh. The service was great. She gave adequate time but we didn't have to wait. Next time I am in town it will be on my to do list.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Mitch
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Ribs were great. Skinny chicken was a real disappointment. The waitress seemed new and service was adequate. The table next to us had a problem receiving the correct order. Our order was almost mis-delivered to a different table. If I lived in Old Town, I would try again, but I won't make a special trip to this restaurant again.
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  • Great Service and Food
    Leslie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I setup a surprise birthday dinner for a friend last minute and I picked Overwood because I had eaten there before and remember it being pretty good. They were also the few restaurants who had availability for 8 last minute. The restaurant was very accommodating and even put us in a corner where we could have some privacy. My friend was an hour late but the wait staff were very friendly and patient with us. The food was amazing. I got the meatloaf with asparagus and butternut squash. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Casual Dining Experience
    coolerbythelake
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We had the best fried green tomatoes ever. Local fare, soft-shell crab and oysters were fresh and tasty. The only disappointment was toasted ravioli; it seemed breaded and fried. There is a good vibe here - more neighborhood than touristy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for brunch. Food was just okay. Great crab cakes for CC Benedict! French Toast was dry and overdone with spices - needed three bins of syrup to eat. Grand Marnier butter might have had two drops as it tasted like whipped butter. Burger was good but slightly overdone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day brunch
    Luv2dineinDC
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had a great time with the family and the staff was very accommodating. Our party included 5 kids under 10 and no one seemed to skip a beat. Great spot for family brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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  • Would Do It Again
    JRMGottaEat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Service was great. My wife and I wanted a nice, lingering meal on a Saturday evening. As the restaurant was not completely full, the staff was great about letting us take our time. There are a lot of interesting things on the menu. We both opted for a shared appetizer and then dinner salads, but felt we would try an entree next time and if we felt like salad we would get it on the side. We will be going back to try some of the other items.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OverWood Rocks!
    ColonelBC
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The team at overwood has a great fresh menu and a team that will help you deal with a hungry 4 year old.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    If you go here get the fish its outstanding. The drinks are top notch and so are the servers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little lunch/brunch spot
    AORO
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was our forst time at Overwood and we will go back. Food was great as well as the prices. Very affordable. Recommend both the tomato tower and crab frittata.
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but on par with others
    JandM
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Straight-forward food that showcases good ingredients prepared well. Scallops, steak, and even lobster all cooked perfectly. Menu is a bit "meat and potatoes" and therefore comes across a bit boring, but there is something to be said about cooking the same ill' thing really well. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EditorJS
    Atlvisitors
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our first visit ... A bit off the Main Street so really glad we used Open Table for suggestions. We were extremely pleased...the food was delicious & the service was great! A great memory for our anniversary & visit in the D.C. Area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliable and reasonable
    DCWahooVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Our service was timely and friendly. The food was tasty and the portions were generous. They accommodated my friends requests for changes, no problem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot off king st
    Maxeater
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Something on the menu for everyone. Had the ribs, you can share them. Really good. Salads were excellent. Large beer list and all around good restauran. Staff worked hard and you have to appreciate that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We reserved for a large group the day before and they were very accommodating. Had people of all ages and everyone really enjoyed their food (and the 21+ their mimosas!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate