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
101 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)good for groups (34)great for brunch (28)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (19)kid-friendly (19)special occasion (18)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (11)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Overwood is THE PLACE that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Overwood is THE PLACE that my wife and I go to regularly. The service is usually pretty slow but they are always pleasant and the manager is great. They took the scallops with lobster sauce off the menu but the manager was able to get the chef to make that dish for me (which is my favorite)on our visit. The best dessert is not their signature dessert. The Godiva White Chocolate Bread Pudding is absolutely amazing and should be a permanent add on to the menu. If the manager of Overwood sees this, take note. ; ) I always recommend Overwood to anyone looking for a great restaurant with amazing food and will continue to do so. Our New Years dinner was wonderful. Thanks Overwood!
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    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We went for New Year's Eve The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    We went for New Year's Eve The food was amazing, as usual, this was at least our fourth or fifth visit. By now, we've tried just about everything and it's all great!! Because it was NYE, it was busy and the server got momentarily tied up once or twice, which is the only reason I gave 4* for service, which is usually a 5.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this restaurant - the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2010
    I love this restaurant - the service is always good, the food is great and Tuesday is 1/2 price bottle wine night!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The host obviously didn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/21/2010
    The host obviously didn't read my request text, which was to be seated at a booth, because he brought me to a table. After I consumed my entree, the server brought me my check without asking if I would like anything else, like coffee or dessert.But the food was superb, so it was a mixed bag.
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  • Very good food. Monday steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/20/2010
    Very good food. Monday steak special is an excellent deal. Good, friendly waiters. Beer selection is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service was very
    Bluehen66
    Dined on 12/18/2010
    Food and service was very good. Not fancy food but consistently well prepared. Always a bit loud but not so you can't talk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very busy night but the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/18/2010
    Very busy night but the staff was very attentive. Appetizer selection was unique fried green tomaoes to clams good tasting. Main meal was nicely presented not over powering serving size. Waiter made sure details were addressed. Ordered no salad dressing on my salad - came out with dressing and he made sure it was taken care of. Dessert was a great ending to a special evening - plenty of chocolate on the menu plus bread pudding was mouthwatering. Would recommend the Overwood when going to Old Town with a small party!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great variety on the menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/18/2010
    Great variety on the menu. Food was really good. We had great service and a very nice meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bruschetta was the best ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/13/2010
    Bruschetta was the best ever -- actually wood-fired grilled, full of flavor. Monday all-day $9.95 steak dinner is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was awesome. We all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2010
    The food was awesome. We all loved our dishes. It was actually pretty quite when we went in the morning for brunch. I thougth that the restaurant was really cute and had delicious food. I can't wait to try it again for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and fabulous ambiance.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/11/2010
    Great food and fabulous ambiance. We had dinner and drinks and stayed for hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, a good experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    Overall, a good experience. We would go back and maybe look at the menu before we sat down for dinner so the service would be smoother. Our friends from Norway enjoyed the American cuisine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is one of our favorite
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for Saturday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2010
    We went for Saturday brunch and had a wonderful experience. The food was fresh and beautifully presented. The waiter and service staff were very attentive. Highly recommend the Bluebarry Pancakes and Lump Blue Crab Bennedicts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a great overall restaurant.
    NewIdeas
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    Just a great overall restaurant. Glad we found it.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are from New jersey but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    We are from New jersey but every time we find ourselves in the DC area, we head over to Overwood. It's a great restaurant for the family and the wood grilled vegetables and meats are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although the service was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/13/2010
    Although the service was very good and the salad appetizers were good, the entrees left a lot to be desired. My wife had the halibut special and the fish was ovedone. My cajun spiced rib eye steak was hardly spicy at all.
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  • This could be a great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2010
    This could be a great restaurant if they paid attention to a few details. The host took us to a table he thought was open only to discover that it wasn't. The waitress took quite awhile to get drink and food orders. The menus were confusing. There was the main menu, then there was the specials menu, then there was a wine list -- not to be confused with the wine list on the main menu. We thought that was the only wine selections until after we had ordered. For the food, it was just okay. The salmon was a small sliver compared to fair portion of hanger steak that another person had. Asparagus was sort of smashed into the potatoes. Bread pudding sounded delicious, but lacked much Godiva chocolate that was the appeal.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/3/2010
    A pleasant restaurant with friendly service. The food was nicely served and plentiful but was just 'okay'. Bread was not served with the meal nor offered. I would try it again.
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  • excellent all the way around.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2010
    excellent all the way around. good food, good service and nice atmosphere,
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant has a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2010
    This restaurant has a great neighborhood feel to it. The bar was lively and it certainly seemed like any minute someone was going to shout out a name to a newcomer. The food was good but not great. I had one of the specials of the day - short ribs, it was tough and grisly but the taste was delicious. My husband had the tomato basil soup that was the best item we had. I would go again and try something else.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was really not good (my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2010
    Food was really not good (my macaroni and cheese with artisinal cheese had separated into oil and cheese goop--was it reheated?). But they handled it well--did not charge me for the macaroni and cheese, and let my sister change her order to something else. Our waiter was very gracious about it. The rest of the food was adequate. Highlight was the pizza that was on the children's menu--fresh mozzerella, and a nice crust. I liked the front of the restaurant with the wooden floor. The back with the tile floor and view of the indoor shopping was not so nice. That said, it's very large, and easy to get seated. Seems like a decent neighborhood place if you're in the area, but not worth going out of your way for.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Standard American bar-type
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/28/2010
    Standard American bar-type fare. Nothing special, but a welcome respite from the tourists who refuse to venture off King Street. I went for lunch and took some out-of-town visitors who'd already been to Bilbo Baggins and wanted to try something else. Salad entrees, as I recall, were gigantic, though not necessarily the best I've had in the area. My chicken sandwich was a little dry, but still tasty. If I spent more time in Old Town, I'd go back(certainly for lunch. Can't offer a review/opinion on whether I'd go for dinner).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had slightly higher hopes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    I had slightly higher hopes for Overwood - loved the decor and the menu - but when it came down to it, they were seating/trying to serve far too many people on Saturday night, which ultimately ruined the experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I made the reservations for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    I made the reservations for a group of 10 and everyone was very pleased with it. The food was good and not too expensive, and the service was very good considering our large group on a Saturday evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I went and enjoyed
    Adam
    Dined on 10/22/2010
    My wife and I went and enjoyed the ribs. The Godiva Chocolate Bread Pudding was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have had great experiences
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2010
    I have had great experiences at Overwood in the past and have enjoyed their food. Having recently returned to vegetarianism, I was somewhat disappointed at the limited selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service and the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/16/2010
    The service and the food was simply wonderful! Loved the atmosphere and will dine there again when visiting the area.
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  • The staff at Overwood was
    RoxyhoneybearVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2010
    The staff at Overwood was very accommodating. We had originally made a reservation for 12 and there ended up being 16 of us; the staff was so friendly and made sure they could accommodate us. The food was very good; the menu had a decent variety (no real eclectic dishes, but a good assortment of options), which worked well since we had a large party and everyone was able to order something to their taste. If you need to find a restaurant in Old Town that can accommodate large parties I would definitely recommend Overwood!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Just average. Not to be recommended
    JuanjoVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2010
    Just average. Not to be recommended in Alexandria. There are much better places to go.
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  • Excellent server and well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2010
    Excellent server and well made food at a reasonable price in the DC area, imagine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a group of 10 for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/14/2010
    We had a group of 10 for lunch on a Friday. The restaurant was not very crowded. The food was excellent but the service was slow. One person's order of a salad wedge and Brussels sprouts came out last and was incomplete. The server explained the delay by saying that the menu was new and the kitchen was confused. Other then that, the food was very good.
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  • Sadly after 3 visits I will
    NativeDC
    Dined on 10/14/2010
    Sadly after 3 visits I will not be returning.I had the vegetable lasagna, decent, comes with a "crouton" a very dry and hard piece of bread, they should just serve bread and butter! The latest visit, lunch for my best friends birthday this past Thursday. Nothing was good. my friends fish was misrepresented on the menu and came out fried whole, not flavored well assumed it would be grilled "overwood" NOT. The cheesesteak my other friend had was bland. The best item is the french fries. Service was mediocre, when she asked how our meals were and I said my friend was dissapointed, the waitress just walked away! NO comment or any offer to compensate, it was her Birthday for goodness sake.They need to take another look at their menu options
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  • Our group of 11 convention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    Our group of 11 convention types from around the country had a memorable experience at the Overwood on a Saturday evening in mid-October, 2010. Great food, service and a lively dining crowd made for a great evening out in Old Town Alexandria.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was ok. server was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    food was ok. server was very pleasant and friendly but seemed overwhelmed as she had tables both inside and outside so as a result service was very slow. We were dining w/friends and wanted to chat so we were very happy to be in the quiet section of the restaurant. However the section w/tv was more like a sports bar - lively and loud if that's what you were after.
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  • Good food though the hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    Good food though the hostess did not acknowledge our Open Table reservation and seated us in the bar area which we didn't like.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our five-person adult group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    Our five-person adult group had a great time at OVERWOOD on a recent Sat. evening. Its location on the north end of Old Town Alex. eases the usual parking problem. We were seated immediatley at our 7PM reservation time. Our server, Liliya, brought our drinks right away even though the restaurant was packed and she was serving many other tables. At the same time she put in our appetizer order which also arrived timely. We tried the signature fried green tomatoes and mussels as our starters. The entrees we choose were crab cakes,grilled vegetable ravioli, veg. lasagna, and scallops. All were comsumed with gusto! A nice draft beer and some fancy mixed drinks are available. The ambiance was lively but not distracting. A very pleasant evening.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time here. Oysters on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/18/2010
    First time here. Oysters on the half shell and fried onions were yummy. Did not have too much of an appetite for a full meal this night, but the food was good and the place was not noisy. Good place to go for a nice meal and relax. Will definitely go again and try some of the other items on the menu.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Solid menu done very well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    Solid menu done very well with outstanding service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Overwood is the "Cheers" of
    BrunchtimeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2010
    Overwood is the "Cheers" of Old Town! What makes it so special -- in addition to always great food -- is the welcome feeling exuded by the staff. Not only are they happy to see you, whether a regular or neophyte guest, they also seem happy to be working together as a team.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic