Dinner was great
we had a great dinner, nice service and a comfortable table.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The lobster roll was very
The lobster roll was very good, also the slaw. Fried oyster appetizer = above average. I liked the variety of beers on tap, had the sampler. Would go back for the lobster roll.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very inventive menu done well
We were looking for a restaurant near enough to Wolf Trap, and decided to give the Maplewood Grill a try.
The Avocado Soup with Shrimp, the Thai Shrimp Salad with Peanuts and Noodles, the chopped salad, the lamb lollipops, and the Smoked Salmon Quesadilla with a basil sauce were all terrific.
Set in the corner of a strip center, was very un-imposing, but the service was very attentive, and the options inventive, and they pulled it off with aplomb.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, our meal was outstanding! The fried oysters, however, were over breaded and over cooked. Would not order them again. Our entrees were delicious! Service was friendly and efficient.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I dined here on a Sunday evening. There was no need to make a reservation, as many tables were available. it was a quiet night, no pianist. I ordered a seared scallop entree with a bacon/corn/potato/? hash that was delicious -- very tender scallops. My husband ordered a trio appetizer that he said was quite good. We shared a carrot cake/pecan ice cream dessert, and this is where I dropped the fifth star from my review. Sometimes this restaurant doesn't know where to stop. Expecting cake and ice cream, the plate also included sliced strawberries drizzled with sauce AND a (vanilla?) sauce over the cake AND a dollop of whipped cream. Sometimes less is more!!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is very good, and it is a great place to meet with friends. It is definitely a place to come back to. Another reservation has already been made!!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food were very good...the atmosphere was pleasant. This was our second time and it was even better then the first.
Don't let the fact that Maplewood Grill is in a strip mall effect your decision to dine there. To us this is a great find and we will be having dinner there again, soon!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's American menu is very
It's American menu is very good but I would not recommend European dishes. The 3 items we ordered - escargot needed more herbs, french onion soup -okay, and outside batter/coating on Weiner Schnitzel was on the greasy side
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maplewood grill a welcome addition.
Very nice place for an early dinner and conversation with friends. Dinners and salads were excellent, tasty, and beautiful in presentation. Good, non-intrusive service. Nice to have specials menu printed instead of the long spoken litany that is all too common today.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dropped in for a bite after a concert at nearby Jammin Java. Nice that they are open late for dinner. Happened to be Open Mike night. We were far enough away from the piano bar that we would hear but not be overwhelmed by the talent--or lack thereof, lol! Our server was new, but extremely attentive and eager to please.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu, food and service
Really enjoyed this little place ( bigger than it looks). Food was so good, menu was really good and the service was superb. We will go back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Husband and I enjoyed our meal very much. The place was clean and decor very nice. Service was outstanding. Food was great, although I don't think my lobster roll had 1 and 1/4lb lobster. A little on the small side for $25.00. Husband had surf and turf and loved it. My brie appetizer was awesome! Great presentation. Overall loved it and highly recommend.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth Seeking Out
We showed up a 1 PM for a late lunch and had no trouble getting seated. The service was attentive and the food was fine, with intriguing specials featuring fresh ingredients. Definitely worth a return trip to sample additional menu items.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saw some great reviews so thought I would give it a try. Went with another couple and were not disappointed! They were from out of town, are world travelers and have eaten in some renowned restaurants. Their verdict--"we have go to come back here." Two of us had the rockfish--delicious. I had the short ribs--better than what I make, and mine are killers! Plenty of food--we did take home some. The only thing preventing a 5-star was that the white wine we ordered was not chilled. But our server apologized profusely and said that they had run out of the chilled wine. They should have planned better! We will go back, and very soon!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Meal for a Reasonable Price
We've visited Maplewood Grill several times and this time as usual we had a solid meal for a reasonable price. The wait staff is pleasant, professional, and attentive without being overbearing. The seating is a little tight and close, but it is a small venue so this isn't unexpected. The noise level makes conversation around a table for 6 difficult, but if you are talking to the person next to you or directly across it is OK.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found the Maplewood Grill
We found the Maplewood Grill on Wolf Trap's website, listed as a Hospitality Partner. It's located 3 miles from WT and a great spot to eat when bad weather rains on your picnics plans.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonder food and great live music!
We have really come to enjoy this place for dinner. The quality of the food is excellent, the service is cheerful and attentive and the live music is outstanding!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent appetizer recommended
Excellent appetizer recommended by server. We enjoyed burgers that were perfectly cooked. Fine service would recommend for folks in the neighborhood or on their way to Wolftrap
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth the trip
In a strip mall, but don't let that dissuade you. Nice bar with an interesting selection of microbrewery beers on draft. Food was very good. Nice find.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Find!
Passed the place several times, and finally visited. A surprisingly great find - food was great, service even better. I will return!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only the second time we have
Only the second time we have been here, and the décor has changed. It has a very pleasant ambiance and food was quite good. There were four of us in our group, and each had a different selection from the menu. All were quite good. Service was very good. Prices were a bit higher than other local restaurants, but overall the experience was good and I would certainly go again.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Maplewood for both lunch and dinner many times. It never disappoints. That is a big plus for me. I feel confident about inviting friends because I know they will have a good experience.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our favorite when it was the French restaurant. We were worried the quality would change when it became Maplewood, but the food is just a great, with a more diverse selection.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wasn''t sure if the quiet neighborhood resturant experience was going to work with out of town family visitors & the 2 picky eating grandsons we were watching for the night.. It worked! The service, the food, etc. Everyone had a great time.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We saw this restaurant listed as a good restaurant near Wolf Trap & thought we would give it a try before a recent concert. We found the restaurant without trouble, but I was skeptical as we pulled up & it was in a strip mall. Once we got inside, it felt more cozy. We sat in the main seating area between the bar & other rooms. The server was nice & attentive as the restaurant filled up during our meal. My wife likes local beers & we learned that they were having a VA tap takeover that weekend so she had a taste of a summer pale ale that she enjoyed. The food was great - we started with the poppers. I had the rockfish & she had the salmon. For dessert, we wanted chocolate so we had the chocolate candy bar & weren't disappointed. Good place.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for Sunday lunch
Went on Sunday for lunch (and also in the fall on a weekday for lunch). On Sunday you can choose brunch or lunch items. It was quiet and the food was good. I got the chopped salad. Loved the bread, too. This is a nice restaurant in a small shopping center in downtown Vienna. Very pleasant. It was more upscale than I expected it to be. Really like this place. There is a bar, but have not tried it.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner Before Wolf Trap
Located just 6 minutes from the Wolf Trap parking lot, we had a wonderful dinner before the show. Our steaks were done exactly as requested (med rare) and the accompanying big flavors were delicious. Our companion's fish dish was tasty as well. The menu is well balanced for every taste, and very reasonably priced. Service was attentive without being too obtrusive. The atmosphere is comfortable-casual. This is a great addition to the Vienna dining scene.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place because you can hear others talk--not loud and noisy like so many other places.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the steak salad!
Really enjoyed this place. Best part was the live piano music. The steak salad was amazing. The waiter was very nice. Good wine list. I will go back just for the steak salad.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service
This place was a nice surprise..excellent food!! There were four of us and everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was great too.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and music go together!
The menu had some great selections. Heirloom tomato bruschetta divine. Might be hard for pure vegetarians, but losts of very nice salads etc. live music was great mix of jazz and older pop. Not loud - just perfect. Looked like a really pleasant bar scene - a comfy neighborhood mix. We'll be back !
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a meal
We had a large group and didn't have a bad meal at the table. It was much talked about the next day.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was excellent. The
Dinner was excellent. The Gruyere mac and cheese should be skipped as it was very dry and then overwhelmed with bacon and onion. Everything else was super!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming and Great Food
The service was great. Our waitress was very good, attentive, polite and accurate with our meals. The restaurant was excellent for conversation and catching up with friends and colleagues. The food was excellent. The shrimp appetizer was tasty and unique. This coupled with an excellent salad, it really started the night off great. Everyone had a different entre with steak, salmon or chicken. All were reported as delicious and portions were appropriate for late evening dining. .
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant. Food is pretty
Nice restaurant. Food is pretty good and servers are nice too. I Iike coming here for lunch.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a bad meal
We have eaten here many times and have never had a bad meal. This dinner was outstanding. The menu is always interesting and changes with the season. Seems there is something for everyone. Service is always friendly and more than competant. So glad we have this reliable restaurant in Vienna.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Maplewood Grill a lot. Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's good. This night it was good. The food is always good or better and the service is always very good. A little more personality from the owner would be nice but hey, you can't have everything.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great location. Just a few mins from home, and it's a nice restaurant. Food was excellent and service was too.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Service great. Little slow
In the kitchen but they make up for it
with everything else. A little smoky where we sat
Parallel to the bar so not great for non smokers.
Needs to have someone warm and welcoming
at front desk to reflect the warm hospitality
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why did we wait so long?
We've been hearing about Maplewood Grill for a while, and finally had dinner there with friends onSaturday evening. The food, service and ambiance all were excellent. It was upscale in a friendly, comfortable way. Also, it was quiet enough for great conversation without any straining to hear. The bar area is adjacent but somewhat separate, so although there was a lot of action in the bar (live singer), where we sat (toward the back), conversation was not problem. The food was exceptional - I had the onion soup, which was nicely done, and grilled shrimp and scallops over a salad. Others had crab cakes, salmon and short ribs. We all agreed the food was excellent and nicely presented. We will certainly return now that we've checked it out!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our mid-week dinner out. A perfect place to go before a show at Wolf Trap since it is only 5-10 min away. Something for everyone on the menu. Husbands had hamburgers. I had the scallops/ shrimp salad. Very good. The piano bar was being set up when we got ready to leave. I would love to go back and sit at the bar and enjoy the entertainment.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food in a casual relaxed styl
We love this neighborhood restaurant in Vienna. Don't let the strip shopping area deterr you. The piano bar is a plus and the quality of the food is excellent. A great place to unwind after a long day and enjoy quality food, service, and ambiance.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly, you can occasionally find a very good restaurant in a neighborhood shopping strip and Maplewood is exactly that. We were impressed. The chef is trying hard to offer some imaginative and creative dishes. We ordered the pumpkin ravioli (it was very good but a tad salty), the Pork Cordon Bleu (it was a little over done but pretty good), 2 orders of the Shrimp Pasta (it was outsanding) and an order of the Beef Brisket in Old Dominion Root Beer (it was delicious). We had some very nice soups beforehand including an outstanding Mexican soup. Desserts were raved about by all at the table.
This place is definitely worth another look. It is a little light on the wines by the glass but overall I would recommend this spot.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old World experience
Old world design and service like it used to be - this place acts like they care that you are there. Good menu and execution Great live music and bar scene on a Thursday night. Hidden gem in a small strip mall next to a fresh foods grocery. Lovely.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden in a strip mall but
Hidden in a strip mall but very popular with a full house was no surprise- a winning combination of great food ambiance and live music
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
MWG has a nice menu selection at medium level prices. The food quality is always good and the service excellent. The ambiance is nice and they have an excellent pianist that plays most nights. The only downside at all is their drink prices.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a party of 4 for Thanksgiving, and most of us are pretty hard to please, particularly on Thanksgiving. We arrived early and they were able to seat us right away, service was prompt and cordial. Food was very abundant, and delicious. Our only disappointment was partially our own fault .. we chose 5:15 reservation, and last reservations were for 5:30 pm. Dessert selection was a bit limited by the time we got to it. Everyone at our table was very pleased with service, food quality, and quantity. Leftovers were brought home to be enjoyed the next day!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wondeful Thanksgiving Meal
This is the second time we let The Maplewood Grill do the cooking for our Thanksgiving Holiday and we have no regrets - there was a wonderful, homey atmosphere, the place was full of people celebrating the holiday and they had a wonderful holiday menu. While my wife and I did the traditional turkey dinner which was served in generous portions with all the trimmings, there were a number of other great entree options on the prix fix menu, and fantastic appetizers! I had a seafood trio appetizer which was outstanding - a fired oyster in blue cheese cole slaw plus a shrimp popper and a grilled scallop! This restaurant is a cozy neighborhood gem, and they always have a great and varied draft beer list of craft beers.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back here soon! Great food friendly people ....funny location though
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
great group lunch
We are a bunch of 6 old men some with hearing aids. Our table in a corner allowed us all to converse. Good food. Great service.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM