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

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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Virtue Feed & Grain reviews from OpenTable diners
273 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (130)neighborhood gem (116)fit for foodies (112)good for groups (96)vibrant bar scene (94)hot spot (70)special occasion (67)great for brunch (66)great for lunch (65)romantic (57)scenic view (50)notable wine list (31)kid-friendly (22)late-night find (21)Show More
  • A real Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My wife and I went here during Alexandria Restaurant week because we thought it sounded like a good place we should check out. Wow were we pleased. I grew up on a farm so the whole atmosphere had that rustic feel to it. The building has the feel of an old barn remodeled into something special. The whole layout had it's one charm. The menu even for restaurant week was great, just hard to narrow down a choice. Personally after just one visit this has probably become my favorite place to go. The service was superb and very friendly. I honestly can say that if your looking for a great experience in a great location of Old Town Alexandria I would certainly stop in here for a bite to eat, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place with good food
    capfan31
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We recently went to celebrate a career achievement with some friends and had a great dining experience. Our waitress was very imformative on the different beer options, foods that gluten free. Service was great, food came out perfect and I couldn't have asked for more. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere and tastes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This venue featured a unique setup and atmosphere fitting for any time of day. Specifically, the ambient lighting, furniture, candles embedded in the wall and the array of quality dishes made for a great night. The portions are legitimately generous, so plan to take home some leftovers if you would like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing, worth skipping
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was incredibly slow, no sense of urgency. The waitress was pleasant, but aloof and forgot to put our appetizer in. We received our entree first and then she said she could just not have it come out. It still came out (but was comped) and tasted more like a crab chowder versus a crab dip. Very disappointing. Everything else was average, although I will admit, they have a great bloody Mary. I think I'll only be back to Virtue if meeting friends at the bar, not to dine. I've really tried to like this place, because it's a really charming space in a great location, but has always failed me. Other reviews seem to reflect the same sentiments.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    jackVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had brunch on A Sunday afternoon and it was good. We had reservation and were seated promptly outside which I had requested. We would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Love the chefs day-of brunch creations from the local farmers market, and every single thing we've had for appetizer, dinner or brunch has been a home run. Attentive staff as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I made a reservation, but waited while the hostess sat two other groups ahead of us (neither of which had reservations). The interior is very cool, but the furniture is impractical. When we were seated, the bench seating could not be pulled out enough to sit; I had to kneel and scoot across the bench and then tuck my knees under. Awkward! The waiter in our section was frazzled. He kept forgetting about us and did not know the menu. I ordered ice tea, which was so watery, it was undrinkable. After hearing the table next to us, and the table behind us complain about the food (raw chicken, burnt chicken), we paid for my drink and left before ordering food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun in Old Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A great place to enjoy a lively scene! The eco theme of the whole place was carried out well, and it was very comfortable to be there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Food, Even Worse Servive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food here is poor and extremely overpriced. The service is terrible.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Reservations a Must
    NightOut
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was Restaurant Week so it was really busy. Make sure you reserve a table if you don't want to wait. The place is fun but be patient with your wait staff. We had the wrong drinks served repeatedly but it was corrected quickly. It isn't a place to have a serious conversation, it was really loud, like throat hurt when you leave loud.Food was served quickly and was delicious. Perfectly proportioned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    we LOVE this place! We started coming here after a friend recommended it and now we are the ones who recommend it to all our friends. The seating is so fun (we like sitting upstairs in the back so that we can look at the water). The atmosphere is energetic without being chaotic. The nachos are delicious and my favorite entree is the salmon. They always have delicious soups of the day (our favorites so far: broccoli and the garbanzo bean). We will definitely be back again soon. It's a nice place to take guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new favorite
    Exploringhome
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The atmosphere was so inviting, comfortable and hip at the same time. Upstairs lounge and dining area is one nod a kind. Huge seating lounge area upstairs. But, if not there for the bar scene and appetizers (amazing), head to the back of the resturants for a great view of the water. Gorgeous
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the chicken nachos!
    spfriedmanVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Loved the chicken nachos as an appetizer to share. They were really unique. Enjoyed the rest of brunch too - solid burgers and chicken and waffles. The house salad was a bit boring - just herbs with a dressing without much flavor. It needed something more substantial.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch on the Outdoor Patio!
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful brunch with friends and sat outside on the patio. Food and service were both very good, and we weren't rushed at all which was an added plus! Have not eaten dinner at Virtue Feed and Grain but plan to do so very soon. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    prep21
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went here on SAT for a date and had asked for a special table ahead of time. The house not only took care of us, but they did one better and gave us an even better table than I asked for! Amazing service, so considerate. Highly recommend! Oh, and the food is fantastic also!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good business dinners
    AResident
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I regularly take out of town business associates to Virtue and they never disappoint! Solid meal, Good beer and wine selection...and Tito's. All good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A treasure in a Old Town!!! Great for lunch meetings and lunch with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Foodgirlie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I chose this restaurant because of the great time I had for happy hour. I took my husband for his birthday. What a treat! The food was cooked to perfection and the service was superb. He really enjoyed it. Kudos.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Food
    JuneBugVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Took six for dinner to show four "foodies" from Atlanta Alexandria's restaurant scene ~ impressed with amibence upstairs, able to converse and had a wonderful waitess, who kept drinks flowing and was attentive to needs. Started well with starters and salads. Disappointed when 3 of 6 featured special entrees delivered ice cold ~ returned to kitchen, then arrived lukewarm and didn't taste so great. Asked for bread ~ 2 slices delivered by wait staff for 6 adults. Appreicate the many apologies from waitress when things went wrong. With many other restaurant options in Alexandria, will take some time to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food cant fix bad service
    PudgyBunny
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I made a reservation here thinking it would be a great place to bring out of town guests. Ive been to happy hour before and thought appetizers were great. But the table service is just aweful, our server was so disinterested in being there. The food (just burgers and salad) about an hour to come out and we literally had to go inside to find her when we needed more water or the check. There are too many other GOOD restaurants in Alexandria to waste time at this one ever again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Was really loud downstairs for dinner. Service was great but might want to ask for upstairs seating if you want to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    AbebabeVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent waiter who went above and beyond to accomodate my many food allergies. Food was delicious, equisite and allergen free!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Brian
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
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  • Nice meal
    julieringkVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unusual
    KbearVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still as good as Day One
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have never been disappointed in Virtue. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Town Hip Dining
    Jocelyn
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Outforfun
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Believe the hype!
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yumm!
    DosMasMarg
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    LouieNY
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Excellent Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time and I'll go Back
    Nuts4CoffeeVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Virtue, Feed, and Grain
    foodie4life
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Crucita
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    PuddlePirate
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good .... and yet
    Yumyum1
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    AlexandriaLocal
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    GoRavensVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This place has fantastic and creative food - definitely try the mac & cheese! The service was also phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.