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Walker's Grille
Walker's Grille

Walker's Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.walkersgrille.com
  • Email: info@walkersgrille.com
  • Phone: (703) 922-6200
  • Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Chef Duane Keller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beulah Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Free parking
A word from Walker's Grille
Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm fresh, contemporary American cuisine. Our menu items are made from all natural, fresh products sourced from local and regional farming communities. Our vendors are all committed to ethical and environmentally friendly farming practices. The meat and poultry we serve are Certified Humane. Our seafood is sustainable from domestic sources. Our dishes are prepared by award winning chef Duane Keller. Chef Keller, a James Beard recipient, is held in high regard in the culinary world.

Committed to protecting the future of our local environment we are proud to be the first restaurant in Virginia to earn LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do.

Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together under one roof.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "IF only they could get their service right at Walker Grill. I live across the street, and have eaten here many times. THe menu and food have gotten MUCH better, but I keep waiting for the service to follow, and - as of this past weekend (I dined there both Saturday AND Sunday) I'm still waiting. The staff seems nice enough, they're not rude, just very inexperienced and disorganized. For this I blame management. Service is excruciatingly slow, wait staff walk by your table constantly without checking on you, and on Sunday, we started out with two waitresses who couldn't figure out who was doing what, and were both equally slow and unimpressive. Meanwhile, on my way out, I saw the manager on his phone, sitting in the corner...enough said."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our first time and it's basically walking distance from home. Walker's Grill has a contemporary look and feel. It is my understanding that it is in a LEED (Gold) building which is very cool. Everything was exceptional, the service, the presentation, and flavor. The menu is delightfully out of the ordinary. We finished our dinner sharing a cherry creme brulee, outstanding. I have had nearly 20 years in the food service industry and have had the best creme brulee all over the world and this was the best, hands down. This place is a gem and we will be regular guests. And no, I don't have any connection, or interest in Walker's Grille, just a pleasantly surprised new patron."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food and service. Appreciated the vegan accomodation for my wife."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Walker's Grill is in a business park so it can easily be overlooked. I've driven by it a number of times but never gave it a second thought until I saw it in Northern Virginia Magazine. Although it was too cold to eat outside when I went, I did see a nice amount of outdoor seats with good lighting and ceiling fans above. We made reservations and were seated right on time. The overall vibe is kind of quiet and upscale but not fancy. I got the gnocchi. It was really good, but I've had better. Kind of sweet but not as tender as I've had at other places. My boyfriend had the scallops. They were fabulous. Beware only 3 (large) come in a serving."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was good. We ahd fun. Looking forward to warmer weather to sit outside."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great for small and large groups. Excellent service and a wonderful dining experience. Can't wait until the patio opens!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I came for brunch with a friend. I ordered the waffles, and was a little surprised that what I got was exactly that. 4 quarters of a waffle, some diced fruit in a cup (at least it was fresh!) and a cup of syrup. I guess for the price it made sense, but it was rather disappointing. They were tasty, it just wasn't anything more than I could have put together at home."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We visited Walker's Grill for dinner on a Saturday. We made reservations for 7:30 and were seated promptly when we got there. However, service was not as expected. It took a long time to get water and a drink--out appetizers were out almost at the same time! The entrees were very, very good. I had the horseradish encrusted cod and the fish was prepared perfectly. Accompanied by lobster mash and grilled asparagus I was a happy camper. My date had the shrimp and grits. It was a different presentation and while he was expecting southern style I think he enjoyed it all the same. The drink special was a cherry blossom martini which I quite enjoyed. I will try them again but if service isn't better it will be the last time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If you want great food at a reasonable price and you are not busy, this is the place for you. Service was well paced but somewhat slow. Server gladly did separate checks for our group and 3 out of 5 were incorrect the first time. Server was willing to redo the tickets with no problem and had an apology for each of us."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is a perfect restaurant for brunch, lunch, dinner, reunion or dinner group. While it is a bit secluded in a business park from normal restaurant locations it ranks in my top five for the surrounding area. Great American cuisine with a few international dishes offered seasonally. Walkers gives you the feel of a 1st class restaurant with a casual relaxed style. We started with drinks and apps at the bar with a smooth transition to the dining area. We finished up with coffees and 3 orders of apple cinnamon beignets/ice cream. The food and staff are outstanding and Chef Duane Keller welcomed our party. Owners Sam/Jason are truly dedicated professionals. Turned out to be the perfect reunion for Army, Field Artillery friends of 25 years."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "it is a lovely spot, creative menu but with some traditional items. food was good and very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I took advantage of the 3d anniversary luncheon specials and was not disappointed. I had the mixed greens with grilled salmon and my friend had the Bison burger. Both meals were delicious! Keep up the good work & Happy 3d Anniversary!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Incredible dinner at Walker's Grille during their 3rd Anniversary! My guests ordered the special Anniversary menu with Prosciutto appetizer, Salmon with Bok Choy entree and chocolate pate' and Lemon Ricotta Cake for dessert. I had the Sweet Potato Gnocchi and spinach. Yummo! Their meals looked delightful and we all loved the food. Excellent service - Thanks Manoj. Amazing night!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Fantastic lunch w/BLT Sandwich, gathered greens w/salmon. Delish! Sat at the bar. Michelle is a awesome bartender!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Although WG is less than 5 minutes from my home I stopped my weekly visits two years ago. The food quality is unpredicable. Our entrees were brought out as we were less than halfway through our appetizers. The entrees were returned to the kitchen and returned 15 minutes later. Clearly kept warm and not freshly prepared. This was their three year anniversay. I will not return for the four! Too much turnaround in the kitchen, bar and waitstaff. Such a shame. So much potential and so little follow through."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My husband and I had yet another amazing dinner at Walker's Grille! My husband always has a hard time choosing between the pork chops, sirloin steak and fish and chips. This time he chose the pork chops and, as always, raved about them. I LOVE the salmon salad and almost always go with that. No one grills salmon the way Walker's does! We had the truffles for dessert and it was just as our server described it - "like heaven on a plate"! Looking forward to our next meal at Walker's!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Husband and I had brunch with friends and as always, everything -- food, service, drinks - was awesome! Walker's Grille is our favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went for a Sunday Brunch and it was amazing. I would recommend it as a Number 1, 5 star. Four of us has separate brunch items and all were fantastic. I have been for dinner and just about as good. A favorite eating spot!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was my first time in this place but I am 100% sure that it will not be the last one. Service and food are amazing! Love it! Thank you to all the staff!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "5-Star Restaurant. 5-star Chef. 5-Star Service. 5-Star Menu. Delicious lunch at Walker's Grille today. Haddock Reuben and Aunt Marianne's Carrot Cake.....this cake is unlike ANY other Carrot Cake you've ever had...EVER. Delicate, smooth texture and perfectly whipped cream cheese icing. Mmm Mmm! Top it off with Michelle's Rosemary Iced Tea and you have a perfect lunch. Can't wait until Spring when the patio opens."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "... very loud especially at happy hour time. Wife and I went for our anniversary but had to shout at each other in order to communicate. Dining room proximity to the bar is an issue if you want to go for a quiet dinner."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This is a really nice spot for a good neighborhood restaurant. Unfortunately all they have going for them is the facility. Food was mediocre but the martini was nice as was the wine from a very limited wine list. :) What was most troublesome was the drama taking place among the servers and the kitchen. Also, drama between the hostess at the front and her male "friend". What's up with that? Anyway let's hope for better days ahead - but we won't be back anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Once again we had a great meal and a great time. Thank You!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent restuarant; friendly, professional staff, excellent service, and quality, well prepared food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A little salt and pepper could go a long way to take the food from ok to great. The Calamari was tender, not chewy, but under seasoned & greasy. The Thai chili sauce was flavorful, but tasted like it was from a bottle. The pesto sauce had no flavor at all. The veal chop was perfectly cooked, but under seasoned. The turf, turf, turf. Again all three meats were lacking salt and pepper. The lamb had one note - rosemary. The chicken was very tender but lacked flavor. And the steak, although also cooked perfectly, lacked seasoning as well. The potato hash that came with the meals was greasy and not seasoned. We ordered a side of broccolini. Holy garlic! That is all we tasted, needed salt and pepper to brighten the flavors and add depth."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Loved Walker's Grill and will be back again for sure! DC food and service in the suburbs. We really enjoyed our meal and the service (Kara) was top notch!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner and they even provided ladies with a red rose!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was decent. My only complaint was how closeness of the seating."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here Valentine's Day and we were so pleased with the food and the service we plan to return. I think we've found a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "New to the area I saw a few reviews and decided to make a reservation for my wife and myself. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff was great, the setting was astounding, and the food was amazing. Perfectly portioned and delicately coordinated. We had the airline chicken, which was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I introduced 2 friends to Walker's Grille last night. Our group had the Crab, Bay Scallop and Shrimp gratin (creamy goodness!), Herb Crusted Cod (light and flavorful), Turf and Turf (prepared perfectly), Sweet Potato Gnocchi (delicious with sage and brown sugar), and lick-the-plate Lemon Ricotta Cake. Yummo! Manoj, our Server, was professional, attentive, and he suggested dishes. Walker's Grille has a special Valentine's week menu this entire week. Check out HH (Happy Hour), too! My friends loved the food and service, and they will return. Of course, I will too!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "This place is near the hospital complex off Beluah road. You've probably passed it 100 times and didn't realize that it's more than just a hospital complex restaurant. As soon as you up, you see the amazing patio and you immediate want to sit outside!! Once you walk in, you are greeted by friendly hostesses and you never have to wait to be seated. The drinks are great, the food is great, and the service is marvelous. I've been back a few times and it's nice to have a restaurant like this so close to home!"
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "We were a party of 9 people and everyone loved this restaurant. Everything from appetizers, entrees, dessert was nicely done and tasteful. The chef did a good job with everyone's dishes. They deserve the 4 star rating here. We all had a terrific family celebration with good eats. Our waitress was just outstanding with the right amount of attention without being overbearing."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Close to home with a great menu and delicious food. Attractive presentations (turf, turf, turf) with healthy portion sizes. I would come back simply for the Gathered Greens Salad. Tasty gumbo too!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We were all disappointed & wished we had gone somewhere else. Four staff to take care of 6 tables which would seem like a good ratio..but we seldom saw our waitress, in fact, she only came 3 times. Once to take our drink orders, once to bring the drink and take our orders, and once to bring the food. Then...we never saw her again--really. I had to ask another waitress to get our bill. No one asked how the food was...maybe they knew. My chicken crepes were mixed, one was good the other filled with gristle; the Courvoisier sauce was gravy-like. The "Crispy French Toast" was crispy because there were so many corn flakes on it they literally fell off in piles next to the bread. The eggs on the eggs benedict: one almost uncooked, the other over."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend for a birthday lunch. My husband and I had discovered Walker's Grille due to DC Restaurant week and enjoyed it so introduced it to my friend. We had a lovely time and the food/service was wonderful."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I selected Walker's Grill as the restaurant was near the hotel where out of town business colleagues were staying. I live in Great Falls, VA and used open table reviews to find a place in Alexandria close to the hotel. I was pretty disappointed overall- and this is very unusual for a highly rated open table restaurant. The server had no tact whatsoever and would immediately interrupt the conversation as soon as he got to the table. The sign of excellent wait staff is knowing when and how to interrupt diner's conversations. The food quality was mediocre at best. The lobster flatbread was overcooked and dry. The fish special of the day was okay. Fish was good, everything else on the plate was overcooked. Not really much positive to say."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "My dining partner and I go to Walker's Grille on occasion and we really like the new menu. I had the sweet potato gnocchi and my dining partner had the salmon. Both were fresh, well prepared and delicious. In addition the beat salad and gathered greens, both of which I believe were carried over from the previous menu, but slightly altered, were excellent as well. Don't let the slightly unusual location in an office building be a deterrent for going here."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I frequent this place and am never let down! They are always revising the menu items so it's never boring. The staff is friendly and willing to accommodate. Great alone or with a group."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Had steak frite. Steak was not as tender as usual, it was tough. Salad and soup was very good."
    Dined on 1/23/2014