Virtue Feed & Grain
Virtue Feed & Grain

Virtue Feed & Grain

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://virtuefeedgrain.com/
  • Phone: 571-970-3669x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:30am-12:00am, Friday 11:30am-1:00am, Saturday 11:00am-1:00am, Sunday 11:00am-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Santiago Lopez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: Private Parties, Stunning Weddings & Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners with a view, Cool Cocktail Parties, or Memorable Meetings ~ Virtue has you covered!

    We have everything you need to make a fabulous impression with your guests: fantastic hors d’oeuvres, great drinks, delicious food, a beautiful space, friendly staff, and a terrific atmosphere!

    Let us know how we can help with your next event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King St.
  • Public Transit: King Street Metro
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are 3 parking garages on South Union St. within 2 blocks of the restaurant: Republic Parking Systems, Central Parking Systems, and Parking Solo.
    Free 2 hour parking is also available along many of the streets parallel to S. Union St.

    For PM Service Wednesday thru Sunday- Altman Parking next door offers a reduced rate. Park, pay $7 and then bring a stamped receipt to receive $3 back.
A word from Virtue Feed & Grain
Virtue is a modern American tavern located near the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria. Our menu offers an array of farm-fresh food and refreshing cocktails to please your tastebuds, and a vibrant atmosphere to make for an enjoyable dining experience at any time of day! Housed in a historic feed & grain warehouse from the late 1800s, Virtue's stunning rustic modern decor is sure to impress.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Virtue Feed & Grain reviews from OpenTable diners
254 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (116)neighborhood gem (107)fit for foodies (104)good for groups (93)vibrant bar scene (91)hot spot (67)great for lunch (65)special occasion (61)great for brunch (55)romantic (47)scenic view (45)notable wine list (30)kid-friendly (25)late-night find (16)Show More
  • Not the Same Virtue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    First thing we noticed was the changed menu. "Where's the weird stuff?" We ask the server. "The ownership of the restaurant has changed," Oh. While our server was pleasant, the service was slow--and we were the first ones in the dining room! We had to ask the server for bread. We had to ask the server for catsup. We had to ask the server for forks to go with our dessert. We had the linguini with kale and clams and the lamb. They were okay, not great. My kids didn't like the French fries--what kids don't like French fries? The cole slaw was bland. So disappointing. We won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited choices
    Grantwood
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    This was my second time dining at Virtue. I had such a good experience the first time I thought I'd take my partner here for our anniversary. We shared the fried pickles and the onion rings. Would have like the rings to have come with some sort of dipping sauce. My disappointment was the selection of entrees. I was swayed to the linguine with clams and thought the portion was small, for the price, and it wasn't linguine but a heavier spaghetti. The intelligencia at the next table had the burger which looked like a better value and food for the money. The pretzel crust and the bourban pie, were both good choices. Again great apps and small dishes but I just think they need a few more entree choices. I would still go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    lislenlawVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Sat downstairs in view of the bar and could barely talk because it was so noisy. The burger was very good but the fries were soggy and unappealing. The rest of the food was not good. I will not return, though the service was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good service, crazy loud
    Deafened
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    You can't deny how popular Virtue has become. Perfect location and they did a great job rehabbing the space. Just don't take a family there for dinner and expect to have a conversation. The place is ungodly noisy beyond any reasonable level. The wait staff can't hear you and you can't hear them either. The food was good and well prepared as well as timely. No complaints there. There are ways to mitigate the noise and the owners should think about some sort of abatement. I would definitely go again for the atmosphere and for the food, but the noise makes it like being in a yelling contest. I'll stick to lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, poor service, poor food
    DJHorkVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Loud. Packed six people around table for 4. Served five orders; forgot sixth person's order. Leave it for the tourists and bar happy hour folks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud, poor service, poor food
    DJHorkVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Feed & Grain is appropriate as they treat you like cattle. Packed six people around a tiny table that should seat 3 or 4. Asked for different table; said that was largest table. It was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think. You had to talk/yell so loud to talk to person next to you. Food was slow; finally delivered five dishes, forgot the six person's order. Food was so-so, but lost appetite after horrible experience and just wanted to get out of there. No plans to return; leave it for the tourists.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Owner/Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We recently went to Virtue, which was one of our favorite places in Old Town, and found that the menu had changed due to new ownership. While the ambiance and draft selection was still great, and some menu items remained, the new options were unimaginative. Overall, while the execution was decent, the food was very boring and lacked the special (and unusual) touch it had before. As well as the portion sizes were absolutely tiny. While I got the clam linguini with kale, and found the sauce to be quite delicious, I was only given 5 small littleneck clams, and the pasta itself wasn't anything to write home about. Also, my mother in law got the salmon, which was a tiny piece, and not wild, but farmed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is terrible
    NovadinerVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Virtually everything on the menu seems to be fried. Nothing was memorable at all. Not much of a selection. I really was shocked and disappointed. Good beer selection I'll give them that. Very dark and cold inside. More like an Irish pub than a restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I thought the food was unremarkable. Nothing wrong, just underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing
    meanina
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I have visited other establishments owned by the current operators of Virtue Feed & Grain, and I have raved about all of them. I was looking forward to eating at Virtue Feed & Grain for Mother's day and I was very disappointed. The mother's day cocktail was very week, which was surprising considering the that drinks at the other establishments are phenomenal! The complimentary biscuits were very dry and no amount of butter/jam could save them. The calamari and the surf and turf were amazing, but I was surprised that the kitchen was out of salad. Who runs out of salad? I will go again, because I love the other establishments and I hope this was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised by Poor Food
    Tiniwink
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The waiter was cool and the beverage selection is great. The calamari which was average. It was regular fried calamari with a sweet sauce on the side. I think the sauce was described as being spicy and sweet, but it was just sweet. I had the chicken Caesar salad and my friend had another salad. She had a huge piece of chicken on top and I got only a fraction of that piece. She said her salad was o.k. and my Caesar salad was tasteless. I couldn't tell there was a homemade dressing on it, tasted no anchovy, and they offered no fresh pepper. The chicken had no flavor. Also, my 8 month old son sat in a highchair and it felt like it was never cleaned. It was sticky and gross.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fail
    DinetteVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Virtue was never amazing but it is now horrible. Driest chicken ever, poor service, empty at 8:30 on a Friday night, uninteresting menu, cheap wine. Much worse after the change in management. Chadwick's or Hard Times are serving equivalent food and drink.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could not hear my guests
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    We love Virtue, but have not dined there in the evening until this week. We had an early reservation (5:30) and our server was great! The food was amazing...I had the swordfish special and everyone's dinners were equally enjoyable. Unfortunately, even though we were a party of 5 sitting at a cozy table, I could barely hear my mom and dad over the overly loud music. We were also fairly close to the kitchen, but the music was all I could hear the entire evening. I also know we were very near to the bar, but again, all I recall is that loud music. Our server nearly shouting at us could also not communicate well at the table attempting to speak over all the noise. Cut off the music, the dining room is lively enough!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Option
    Kimberly
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    If you are looking for a good place in Alexandria to meet for lunch, this is your place. The menu has a great variety, the food is good, good value for price paid and the atmosphere is conducive for conversation. Lots of natural light and good energy vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, average food
    Townley
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    We had brunch at VF&G as a break in our Sunday bike ride. Service and food are good, bloody mary very good! Brunch menu items centered around primarily eggs, which is okay, but not alot of variety in the brunch menu. Cool spot and ideal location in Old Town Alexandria, close to all the shops and fun walking around activities.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change in direction
    DCregulars
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    We used to love this place with its original menu- there was always something unique to try. NOw they have moved to more "American fare" with chicken wings and burgers. The chicken I got was good but the change has not helped. I'm sure the owners wanted to make more money which they will from the tourists, but not from us local folks. Sad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great. I had
    DaGoods
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Everything was great. I had the NY Strip and she had the duck and we both loved them. The only thing that wasn't perfect were the leather benches, which were cumbersom to get in and out of and sat low to the table. Pricey, but definitely worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs Work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Virtue may be suffering from an identity crisis as they move people in and out. Advertise for things the new chef does not support! Detail still must be worked out to get this establishment on the right track. The food was good (maybe a bit less salt), but variety was lacking. Just not sure what the restaurant theme may be or if the intent is to have one? I will go back in a month or so to see how things are going! More to come........
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a fabulous Birthday
    BigDeb
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    We had a fabulous Birthday dinner for six. We loved the atmosphere and the servers made all of us feel welcomed, as if we were family. Every dish was served to perfection -- the duck contif, burger, claims and linguini, mussels were all delicious. And the nice birthday dessert was a special treat. Service was perfect and the wine was superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Virtue is worth a second return
    Florence
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    I went to Virtue with a friend for dinner. We didn't try another of their drinks because we are both pregnant but they had a very substantial beer and wine menu. My friend ordered the chicken wings and the mussels she loved her wings but found some sand in two or three of her mussels. I ordered the frickles (fried pickles) and they were great, very delicious and I got the cuban sandwich. I would not order the cuban again the bread was all wrong for a cuban and the edges of the bread were hard and stale. The sandwich was overall dry. I think other then the Cuban though the food seemed good and all generously priced. But I think Virtue is worth another visit and probably will go again. The staff is super friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place in Alexandria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    Food and service were outstanding. Casual bar-like atmosphere in historical building was very well done. Lots of competition in the DC area and this holds up very well - highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bomb!
    BronxYankeeVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Poor!!!! Table by the kitchen was very brightly lit by the kitchen. Waitstaff constantly bumping into each other, almost amateurish. Food was disappointing, cannot believe any association with Restaurant Eve!!!! Cesar salad dry and wilted, mussels, artichoke dip, salmon and French fries all cool to the taste upon arrival, Rosemary Chicken had no rosemary! VERY loud inside! May give them another chance,to be determined
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for beer and snacks-
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Great for beer and snacks- limited options for meals and nothing is meatless.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Take themselves way too seriously.
    CapitanSourceVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Take themselves way too seriously. Greeters had a real attitude. Had to wait even though we had a reservation and there were open tables. Not the first time this happened. We won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small menu, bad food, good beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The food took way too long and was really sub-par. Went with a group of 4, we had the salmon, virtue burger, cuban sandwich, and spinach salad as our entrees, not a single one was good. The frickles and fries were great, but seriously if you fry anything it will be delicious. The beer menu was huge, but I wanted a sizable food menu to match. The two vegetarian entree options, which were both salads, were not labeled consistently and there's no key on the menu. I had to ask for clarification on what else was vegetarian, which is nothing other than appetizers. Really surprising, considering their whole vision is about being eco-friendly and progressive. We definitely won't be back here for food, maybe for drinks and patio time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but over-rated. Limited
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Good but over-rated. Limited menu but what they serve is good to very good. The atmosphere makes it sort of special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic