Great for date night as well
Great for date night as well as pleasing visiting family.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and lively
We love this restaurant, the service, and especially the food. The steak, garlic-smashed potatoes, and asparagus paired with a glass of Loosen Bros Reisling is divine. The noise level at this visit was so loud you can hardly hear yourself think, especially because the table we were seated at was next to the bar (and there was a big birthday group of 12 right next to us). Definitely a nice place to dine, good food, and located conveniently in Old Town Alexandria.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a surprise birthday
We had a surprise birthday party of 14 on a Saturday evening and they were great! The service was excellent and the food was outstanding as usual. Many of the guests had never been to Overwood before so they were very impressed and said they would like to return. We have been going to Overwood for years and they never cease to provide excellent service and outstanding food!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great fresh salads and the
Great fresh salads and the Roasted Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts were well above average, I'm going back soon
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for my birthday
Went there for my birthday dinner and couldn't have been happier! All their desserts sounded delicious and I was quite satisfied with the Elvis pie. While the food and drinks were exceptional, it was the service that really went above and beyond. I would gladly go back for another meal.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is or second timing dining
This is or second timing dining here. A few notable points: service was attentive and our server was really pleassant; green tomato appetizer was really tasty; they had a party of about 12 and had set up a nice table for them in an enclosed open area right outside the restauant which i thought was really nice.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good service, nice place, but loud! Above average food. Ribs were tender but bland once you got past the sauce. Streaks and meat loaf were quite good.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, great location
A very good restaurant in the heart of Old Alexandria, two blocks from Potomac River. The food is great, the service very good (also a bit slow). Besides it is not expensive for an Old Alexandria restaurant.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
To substitute Mac & Cheese
To substitute Mac & Cheese for asparagus, we were charged a $2 up-charge, despite the fact that both items are the same price on the menu. We found this annoying. Also, they serve what appears to be a delicious pepperoni pizza, but only children are allowed to order it. These rules seem arbitrary, capricious and completely unnecessary. The food we ordered was delicious.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I dine at Overwood
My wife and I dine at Overwood at least once each month. On Mother's Day we enjoyed the lunch buffet. The restaurant provides an excellent assortment on their occasional buffets and everything is fresh tasting and well prepared. On other occasions, entrees are delicious and their fire singed brussel sprouts are especially wonderful
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Going back to Overwood
This was about our fifth or sixth meal there, and we are looking forward to our next visit. The grilling is excellent, steak, ribs, chicken, and salmon, and I especially love the Port City Porter. It is a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere with people and kids and (outside) dogs.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always the food was good! We took some visitors there, and where a party of 6-and everyone was pleased with the food! Our waiter was nice and made sure we had what we needed! We had both fish and meat and we got it coocked the way we wanted it and she also had good recomandations:)
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good neighborhood staple but NOISY!
The food is good and the service is just fine. We like going there and it's always our default place. However, it's extremely noisy in there. The acoustics are terrible if you're trying to talk to the person(s) you're with. You wind up having to scream the whole time. A lot of families also come, which at times unruly children add to the already noisy environment. That's our main complaint. It's too dang noisy.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Really Good Restaurant!
We've been to Overwood now for a couple of times, and we are really happy with it. They have a good menu, delicious food, good service, and nice surroundings! Everything that we've had has been delicious. The only thing the don't have is parking. That can be quite a challenge.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed Our Business Lunch
We have enjoyed many business lunches here and appreciate the consistency from the time we walk in till we leave.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
We have been to Over Wood many times. Food is good and a good value. It is not a quiet place. Very loud and lots of families.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where the locals go
The food, service, location, and value is simply superb!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good dining experience every time!
My wife and I went for brunch and the food and service were great. The bloody mary was a nice touch also! They are great with gluten allergies as well, which we really appreciate. We'll definitely be back.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would recommend this place to anyone. Food, service, and atmosphere were perfect. The lamb chops, to-die-for. Near the waterfront. Wonderful experience.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overwood is lovely
Attentive service, well prepared food. Not an "oh wow" place, but a really nice neighborhood spot that we will rely on when in Old Town.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service, parking
Good food and service, parking a challenge. Must try the Elvis Presley Chocolate Banana Pie.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, low key vibe
We enjoyed a well prepared dinner with good service on Saturday evening. We arrived a bit early and were able to talk easily -- but noticed as the place filled the room became rather loud. However, we will happily return for a good dinner at a fair price. The efficient service was also appreciated.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are regulars
A reliable, nearby restaurant that my wife and I regularly visit. By and large, very satisfactory dining, atmosphere, and service. Worth walking a few quiet extra blocks to get away from the crowds on King Street. Service is generally good, although occasionally we feel a bit rushed: when our orders arrive, they are too often placed perfunctorily on the table and the server sails off to his/her next duty.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Crab Cakes
There were four in our party and 3 ordered the crab cakes - all of them loved it. I had a very good mahi mahi which was on special.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Left a wonderful taste in my mouth
I love the food at this place. I had the Hanger Steak and Bonnie had the Scallops. The steak was so tender that a knife was not needed. The French fries were thin hand cuts with the bottom of the stack sitting in the juices of the beef imparting a wonderful beefy smokey taste. The scallops were a wonderful blend of spice along with the sea food. It is my favorite place to eat when visiting Old Town Alexandria.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have made it to Overwood several times since we discovered it last year. We've only ever come for brunch, which is the best around. Their brunch items vary from the traditional eggs & bacon to the uncommon crabcake Benedict and crawfish frittata. Something for everyone. And alway delish!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was planning to get the Wednesday Surf & Turf special but when I arrived they told me they no longer had that special. Since I had seen it on their website I notified them to make the change. I selected the Scallops & they were absolutely the best I ever ordered anywhere. My husband had a steak he enjoyed.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was really friendly and accomodating! Love to go here with large groups for brunch.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch menu had several selelctions. Our group had several different dishes. Everyone was in agreement the food was delicious! We had small children and the waitress was very helpful in bringing their orders earlier than the adults.
The waitress was very attentive, cheerful and answered our questions concerning our selections.
The group commented on wanting to return to the restaurant in the future for dinner.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
An all around great evening!!!!!!!!
We met an old friend at OVERWOOD for dinner the other night and was pleased with the service. Our server was honest to her tastes when we asked about a certain dish that was not her favorite. She also was helpful getting is small tasters of beer and cider to make sure we would be pleased with our choice. When our entrées arrived, the food was excellent. The winner at the table was the SKINNY CHICKEN. The flavors were so layered and delicious! I know OVERWOOD is known as a steak place but this chicken is my new favorite! Well Done!!!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the moon at Overwood
Loved this restaurant! The drinks were made well, the steak was cooked to perfection and sides were delicious :)
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off King Opportunity
this restaurant is a great opportunity off of King Street. A lot of times, it's easy to get stuck at the same places on King Street. This location is not that far off the beaten path but has great food great ambiance and is perfect for any occasion.this was my first time here but I would definitely go back; great beer and wine selection.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went to Overwood during Alexandria'
Went to Overwood during Alexandria's Restaurant Week. Everything I tasted was pretty amazing. The chicken satay appetizer was simple but tasty. The entree was the Woodgrilled Twin Filet Medallions - cooked to perfection, and paired with really good grilled asparagus and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Again, simple, but very tasty.
I would definitely return. Service was good. I expected a nicer ambiance/decor, but the cheap looking wooden tables would not keep me from returning.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overly Busy But Enjoyable
My first time experience at the restaurant was good. It was very crowded but the service was good. My only negative was the seating arrangement. Did not care to be in the very front of the restaurant.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, amazing salads, they call them "big salads" for a reason! Everything was fresh, beautifuly prepared and tasted fantastic. Great service, nice atmosphere and oysters!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Old Town's Best Kept Secrets
This was my second time at Overwood. The menu has a nice variety of entrees. I had their ribeye and it was cooked perfectly and tender! My two friends had their pork chop special. Both raved about it (and it looked delicious). For appetizers we shared a beet salad, green tomato tower, and fried oysters. All were equally yummy. The beet salad included both red and yellow beets! Yummy! For dessert, we shared two brownie sundaes. Delicious! For a cocktail, I recommend their specialty one that is similar to a lemon drop martini but made with grapefruit juice. A definite keeper! Go!
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, lots of noise
If you want to go somewhere you can eat and visit, this may not be the place. It is one of the noisiest restaurants I've bee to recently. The food is good and the service was good, but the noise level was awful.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were treated like royalty. Very attentive and friendly service. Excellent food
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 6 on a Sunday. We went after 1:00 and it wasn't crowded at all. The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive. Good menu.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of 8
We were set in a back dining area and at first we thought maybe the waitress didn't know we were there....but then she appeared and was awesome for the remainder of the evening. We were in and out comfortably in Bout 1.5 hours. The steak salad, meatloaf and butchers steak were the highest rated dishes for flavor and presentation. The beer and wine list does not disappoint.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at Ovenwood for several ocasions, and in each of them found excellent service, food, and ambiance. Wines, beers and cocktails are very ggod and prices even better. The food has always been the best. As a matter of fact, the NY steak is one of the bests i ever had. Service is what complements the whole experience. Waiters make you feel special and confortable. They are easy nice people that are there to please you.
I trully recommend Ovenwood for any ocassion. Look at daily specials!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
An underappreciated, solid player..
I really enjoy Overwood and take every opportunity I can to encourage friends and colleagues to visit. It meets the needs of so many different people: I'm just as comfortable taking my family there as I am going their with my wife on a date, as I would be going there on a first date if I was 10 years younger. Few restaurants offer that and it's important we have high calibre places like that in our community.
My ONLY complaint to the Managers: families like to eat together. That means, if I order an item from the kids menu, don't assume I want it brought out 10 minutes early. Despite my explicit pleas to waitresses, kids items come out early far too frequently. Please fix this.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seafood and Brews
Three first-timers had dinner on a recent Sunday night. Salmon? Wonderfjul. Oysters? Tons of options, we had the fried oysters and they were outstanding. Also had the 3-meat meatloaf, which was sliced and grilled. It looked like steak and it was terrific. Also, a very broad selection of draft and bottled beers.
Kinda quiet on a Sunday, which was fine by us.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent as always
This wasn't my first time, I'm always impressed by the food and the cordiality of the staff.
Great place !!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Over wood has been a favorite for a number of years. It has a lot of variety on the menu, something to satisfy everyone. All food is consistently excellent. Beer and wine options are good, with a decent number of craft beer taps (8-10)... Ribs are always great, good oysters, fish, etc. just really a nice consistent restaurant... Also, the noise level is very moderate and makes this a great place for a quieter evening or to take older family members...
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu is diverse. We had everything
Menu is diverse. We had everything from fresh oysters, baby back ribs that slid off the bone, great fish. Large salad selection and sandwiches for those who want something lighter.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a going away lunch for one of our employees. Overwood has a room behind the host stand which is not totally private but good for a small group. Luckily we were the only people in that space which was good for our conversations. The food was delicious and the service was terrific.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful time with friends. The food was great. The portions are quite hefty and the appetizers were just enough.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fiancé said it best, "I had high expectations for brunch and they exceeded them."
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where the Locals Go!
I love Overwood, it's food, staff and menu! I have never been disappointed!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM