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Virtue Feed & Grain
Virtue Feed & Grain

Virtue Feed & Grain Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://virtuefeedgrain.com
  • Phone: (571) 970-3669
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm;
    Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Sunday Lunch: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub
  • 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

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Very disappointing. Fish overcooked to the point of being tough and chewy. Bar service slow and provided incorrect bottle of wine. The correct wine was unavailable and the second choice arrived at the end of our meal. Profuse apologies appreciated but how about comping dessert or offering credit for next time? Decent apps, excellent location, attractive decor not enough to overcome faulty food and poor management. Will not repeat."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food at Virtue was very good, but the menu was a bit limited. Also don't care for the fact you aren't entitled to a slice of bread when you order an entree...this is a trend I find irksome."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Virtue. We were seated upon appearing on time for a 730 reservation. We had beers (good selection) and wine (medium selection). We had the white fish ceviche which was very tasty. Some of us had burgers which were not too fat and not too thin, cooked perfectly according to temperature ordered. I had Not your Momma's Chicken Dinner which was NOT fried thank goodness. I also had the wedge salad with blue cheese which I loved. Grits alongside chicken were a bit dry but overall the chicken was juicy and the meal was good. Service was a little frenetic but I can't complain since the server did run out side with my forgotten shopping bags after the meal."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I've been dining at Virtue since they opened, and I still enjoy it as much as a I did the first time - and in some areas, they've improved! Cocktails are a little more subtle, more sophisticated. Food is more evenly prepared. LOVE the Hushpuppies at Brunch! Team service ensures that you're taken care of without too much hovering. The space, especially upstairs, is airy, interesting and lends itself to your dining experience. We'd requested outdoor seating, and were originally shown towards the back - it was a warm day and smells from the "alley" area made us ask for the front. Not to mention you can only see the river through various chain link fences and a parking lot. Perhaps they should consider building an elevated deck?"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed in Virtue. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Saturday night at Virtue was loud and lively. Almost too loud for my guest and I. Outside dining would have been quieter. We found the food to be good and well presented but not outstanding - burgers were delicious, salad overdressed and too oily. Based on reputation I expected more healthful options, more dinner salads and more vegetables. The menu was very protein based. I always want to make at least half my plate vegetables and it wasn't possible at Virtue."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I had loved the interior of this place when I'd seen it a few years ago. Very cool vibe. However we went this weekend and ended up eating outside. The weather was great so that was good but overall I just felt like I was eating on the sidewalk with people looking at my food, etc. Lots of people with toddlers and babies so it was not as romantic as I'd hoped. The only real food option to expensive entrees were burgers. No chicken, sandwiches, or even decent sounding salads. I wouldn't say it was bad overall, just not great and not as hip/fun as I'd imagined. Maybe if I'd eaten inside I would have had a better feel for the ambience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was the best meal I have had all year. Seriously. We started with the deviled eggs and chips with sour cream dip. Fantastic. My friends loved the cocktails so much; they kept ordering different kinds, each one better than the last. I had the chicken and biscuit. This simple meal is easy to mess up. Many chefs over complicate and add dumb elements, when really, people who order it, and just want a chicken and a biscuit. Delicious. I had the C.M.P. and it made my top 5 dessert list of all time. HOLY MOSES! I swear, by the time I was done, I had completely stopped talking and listening to people at my table. It was just me and this ridiculous Sunday. If you go to Woodbury Kitchen, SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had a great Sunday Brunch on the patio. Daniel, our Server, was excellent. The plates are familiar with a modern twist so there is something for everyone! We will be back... And often!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our second visit, we went to brunch the first time. This time it was dinner with friends which included an elderly woman. The Maitre D was unbelievably accommodating and made sure she was comfortable. The service was great and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had a great dinner at Virtue on Saturday evening. Service provided by Luke was phenomenal. The entrees (skirt steak & pan seared salmon) were delicious. The quinoa salad was an absolute let-down though. I believe that item should be removed from the menu or completely reworked with different ingredients and a more balanced ratio of quinoa to other items in the salad. We ate outside on an unseasonably cool July evening (79 degrees!), which was perfect. The inside of the restaurant was incredibly loud and likely would have been a far less satisfying experience ambience-wise. I'll definitely be going back, but I'll wait for another perfect weather day so I can dine outside again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've wanted to try Virtue ever since they opened. I made the reservation and it was early dinner on a Saturday night. Actually worked out perfectly as we were able to get the open porch area on the second floor with a view of the river. The menu is just right and offers wonderful choices but I went with the Chef's Seadfood Selection for the evening and it was wonderful. If I had anything to be critical about it was the service. Our waiter was more attentive to the table of young women behind us, he left the dishes on the table long after we were done and only checked on us once during our dinner. When I return he will not be our waiter. Also, food temp was not what it should have been because it had been waiting a while to serve."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant offers a rustic atmosphere and nice farm to table food. You'll enjoy time with friends either inside or outside. The patio offers many available tables with umbrellas."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First time visitor. Overall a nice experience. Next time I will invite more friends because it is excellent for groups and after office gatherings. Kudos to the service! They made us feel special."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I took my friends and their 10 month old baby here, nervous that it might not be child friendly... boy, was I wrong! A reservation for 5:30 on a weekday was perfect. We got the full dinner service and we were one of 3-4 tables with babies/kids. Everyone had a good time and we didn't interfere with the young single professional crowd enjoying themselves at the bar upstairs. As always, the food and drinks were great and I will certainly be eating here again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We did have to send back an entree because the tomato sauce on it was too salty to eat. Additionally, the entrees were slow to arrive. But, the crab dip and the hummus are worth a return visit. Truly delish. Swordfish was superb--very fresh. A bit noisy but they gave us the quietest possible table, as requested."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Really had a great time, service was excellent, food was exceptional, loved the lively scene, wish we could have stayed all evening."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This place has fantastic and creative food - definitely try the mac & cheese! The service was also phenomenal."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I've been to Virtue Feed & Grain twice for brunch. Good food with nice presentation. I had the chicken and waffles which were well flavored and light. My eating companion indicated the crabcakes were good though pretty small for the price. The ambience is casual chic with movable booths, two floors both with bars, tvs, and curtains for a little privacy on the second floor. Service is good too attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This place is always busy with a really long wait if you don't have a reservation. My friend and I got the Mac & Cheese to share which was really good. It's on the menu as an appetizer, but would be better as a side. It's filling. My friend got the skirt steak. He expected it to be a little tough as skirt steak usually is, but this was chewy. He gave up after a few bites when his jaw was tired. I had Not Your Mom's Chicken Dinner. Very tasty, but extremely salty. Asparagus was cooked perfectly. No room for dessert."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Wonderful place to bring new friends and visitors to DC. Ask for Mara! She is great!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great location, fabulous food...too loud, wouldn't go back unless I sat outside. We visitied on a Saturday night and although we had reservations, we waited for a very nice table. The restaurant was packed, primarily with a younger crowd. The restaurant has a wonderful rustic decor, however, the surfaces are all hard with nothing to soften the noise. There are many other great restaurants in the area with a lower noise level and that's likely where you'll find me in the future. Too bad, as I said the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The cleanliness was poor: dirty floors with broken glass and trash under our table and seats; flies in abundance -everywhere; dirty glasses, etc. Service was slow and not friendly! This was a birthday celebration, which I noted in my online generated reservation, and the hostess and wait staff acted as if they had never heard of birthdays. The humus appetizer was not properly made, so the waiter took it back to the kitchen and smashed avocado slices into the remains in the dish instead of remaking the dish. The waiter never checked on us, and we had to flag him or others down in order to get service. Poor service!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Delicious and delightful. If you haven't been to Virtue yet, you need to fix that."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great dining at Virtue Food and Grain. Food was good and the energy is great. The service can be a little slow because they are always crowded. But the managers always step up and take care of you. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nicely decorated but put at a table that had little space and it was hard to get in. Food was good and good service. Like the fact that they use only fresh local food. Restaurant was very noisy (bad acoustics) and had to yell to be heard by others across the table. Might be better for drinks."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "A very pleasant space in a great location in Old Town Alexandria. Service was spotty, though (long waits for beverages), and the food was mediocre (and some of it arrived cold, although there were only four in our party). Aimed at tourists, I assume, who just need to be lured in once, not convinced to come back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Virtue, first time for brunch and again we weren't disappointed in the food or service. I had the chicken and waffles which was delicious! My husband had crab benedict and bloody mary and enjoyed both very much. When we needed to make a quick exit as our 20 month old was starting to melt down, our friendly server quickly gave us and processed our bill so our wild animal could roam free."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our waiter was great and the food came out hot. Came for an outdoor lunch."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We just love Virtue Feed and Grain-we've never had bad service and have always enjoyed what we've ordered."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We eat out frequently and live in the Old Town area so we've eaten at Virtue Feed & Grain before and the service was good when there aren't many patrons. Our last experience was probably the worst service I've ever received. We sat for over 15 minutes and still did not have our beverage order taken, let alone order our lunch. Could not get our server's attention many times when he was near. We were not impressed so we left and will not be returning. The staff in general has a rather tepid approach to customer service and there are too many other restaurants in the area that do know what service is supposed to be."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Had a Bloody Mary with lunch and it was astoundingly good. No mixes here, they make it themselves from whole food. Like the rest of the menu, there is wonderful attention to detail. I haven't had anything here that wasn't amazing."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had the lamb and skirt steak. Both were outstanding. Very cool buildout of an old building. We also got out of there for $66 + tip! Very reasonable."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Chose Virtue for dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in awhile. Got seated right away Server showed up, but was gone for a bit before first drink was able to be ordered. Food was excellent, as well as timing of food. Was NOT happy with seat location at the last table, along the brick wall, on the 1st floor. I was in the chair seat on the aisle. The restaurant was extremely busy and noisy. I was so close to the serving station, kitchen and outside doorway, that it was distracting and annoying. I had to lean in to even hear anything. Needless to say, seat location ruined the meal and the visit. Mentioned to the manager when asked how dinner was. Was told they needed to build a lonegr wall."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I've been here twice, and the food was amazing both time. Their crab dip is to die for and I'm really partial to their fish tacos. The second time I was there they were serving "bottomless" bloody marys, which were outstanding. They also have a great list of local beers on draft. The upstairs tables next to the windows are great. I haven't sat outside, but their outdoor tables are always bustling. They do get busy, but the wait staff is very pleasant."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We went there for a post work event. Everyone loved it! Great food and service. I will be back for sure"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Ordered the veggie burger. Quite spicy but didn't indicate so on the menu. Disappointed with my choice."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great food (try the Braised Short Ribs Rostadas - dreamy good, as was the Heirloom Tomato Panzanella). Awesome beer menu. Service was spot on - she seemed to always be there when we wanted something but never was when we didn't. Professional all around, everyone on the staff is friendly and helpful. Also, they did an amazing job of converting the old bookstore into a gorgeous space of their own. I can't think of any negatives to give you - this place is really terrific, and we've been here about a half dozen times, so we have fully tested it! We don't normally like to come outside the city if we can help it (traffic reasons), but Virtue is always a draw for us."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food was great! Excellent feel to the place! It was a shame the upstairs was closed to a private party because that's the best part of the restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "a little loud due to the wedding reception on the second floor., but otherwise a great experience"
    Dined on 6/21/2014