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Walker's Grille
Walker's Grille

Walker's Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Cant wait to go back. WOnderful food, service, atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Just good reliable and attentive service, food was very good and would certainly come here again."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Walker's Grill never fails to surprise me with an even better dining experience than the last time I went. The crab cakes were perfect, the salmon was better than perfect,the side dish vegetables were so fine in quality and taste they were a delight. Even the coffee was smooth and tasty when served black. We were seated outside and due to the layout a very nice light natural cross wind under the canopy keep us cool though we were dressed up and it was in the low 90's DC metro summer swelter. The quality of the service, the quality of the food, the selection of the specials, all rivaled those five star resturants I've taken clients to in New York, DC, Denver, Chicago and San Francisco. I cannot fail to recommend this establishment enough."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I normally rave about Walker's Grille. Not so on this occasion. The food was its usual very good self. Our waiter was good. It was the bar service and hostess service that was poor. The hostess seated us at the far end of the patio close to a very large and every growing party. There were only two other filled tables on the patio so there were a lot of options, but she placed us there. The large party was having a good time and it was difficult for us to have a conversation without leaning in. Some of the mint in my husband's cocktail ( a key ingredient) was brown and rotting. How can a bar tender miss that? Will I continue to go to Walker's Grille? Yes, but I will pay closer attention to the hostess and bar tender actions."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I don't usually write reviews, but my wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Walker's Grille and we couldn't have been more satisfied. The service was outstanding and the food tasted great. We were lucky to go on a day with perfect evening weather, so we really enjoyed the outdoor patio. We'll definitely be going back soon!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "5 Stars! My guest had Mussels followed by Apple Beignets, and I had a Caesar Salad with Aunt Marianne's Carrot Cake. Delicious food delivered with superior service - Awesome! Thanks Chef Duane, Sam, and Leyla!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We came here for my husband's birthday and had a wonderful time. He loved the duck that he ordered and the birthday lemon cake. Thank you for making a special day even more special."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "On a Tues night, the bar was plenty busy but we had the pick of most any inside table we wanted. One of our party needed a gluten free meal and a member of the staff checked 3 times on various dishes to make sure what was ordered was safe to eat. They appeared knowledgeable and diligent about it, although they admitted some of the items marked GF on the menu are incorrect. Enjoyed a quiet dinner with friends!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "One of our favorites when in the area! Outdoor dining area very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The restaurant has a really friendly atmosphere and great service. The outside dining with live music was great and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, although room was a little noisy. A bunch of senior citizens wanted to talk, but noise from bar and outside was too loud for normal conversation"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Enjoyable spot. Creative menu. So flexible to provide menu adjustments. Fish special awesome. Enjoyed gazpacho..a bit spicy but so delicious"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "By the bar, inside, or out on the patio, the Walker Grill is a local favorite. Our large group tried everything on the menu and everyone was happy with their selection. The special of the day salmon burger was yummo. Don't miss the glass of bacon as a first course--what a great idea! We enjoyed our lunch so much on Monday we came back for world cup happy hour on Wednesday."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Three of us went for Sunday dinner and sat outside. The outdoor seating area is fairly large, covered, and has several very large ceiling fans to circulate the air. Even though we got there at 6:30pm in late June, the temperature in the seating area was quite comfortable. The restaurant fronts Beulah Street, but you hardly know it because of the stand of tall, thick shrubbery planted as a buffer between the restaurant and the street. The food was outstanding. We ordered grilled tequila lime shrimp, horseradish crusted cod, and steak frites, and shared. Every entree was perfect! Because the restaurant is in a neighborhood rather than a touristy area, the prices are very reasonable. We plan on making Walker's Grille a regular hangout."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wonderful place to dine! Chill out on the beautiful patio this summer with a beverage, great food and superb service. Live music Thursday nights. Check out:walkersgrille.com."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Delicious food off the beaten path! Plenty of parking and easy to find. We had a group of 8 including kids and everyone was very pleased with their food! The menu offers a limited selection of meat, seafood and vegetable options based on locally available ingredients. Dishes were moderately priced. We all enjoyed our selections- steak, pork chop, salmon and scallops all cooked to perfection! The kids menu is what you would expect- but my picky 13-year-old ordered the pork chop off the regular menu and devoured it! I would definitely go here again- even though we brought kids, it could easily be a nice romantic date night as well. They have a patio with lots of outdoor seating too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Party of 7 ladies for a "farewell" night out (friend moving out of state)-- our server was lacking professionalism but otherwise everything was delicious (food and drinks)-- prices a but higher than I preferred to pay (each specialty drink was $10 each)-- all in all, great experience will definitely go back for another special occasion but would not make this site a regular visit (because of prices)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have gone for my birthday the last 2 years and I must say this year was the best. Our server was attentive and the support staff really was on top of things. I loved the live music. This time around was much better than last year where our server gave us our check early because she was done with her shift. Its nice to see how things have changed. Please keep up the great work!!! I have already sent my coworkers there"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Discovering Walker's Grille was like finding a treasure cove of precious gems. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is so delicious. The setting can only be described as PARADISE. We look forward to being regular patrons. Long live Walker's Grille."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Poor service, not very clean...typical diner. The food was pretty good though. I was under-whelmed. My cucumber vojito didn't taste good and had very little alcohol in it. Our waiter was only mildly friendly and the kids' butter pasta wasn't tasty."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised. My wife wanted to find us a new restaurant for fathers day. Since she doesn't like surprising anyone she sent me the info from Opentable. The menu has decent and pic were fine but I noticed it was in a business park. Well we found restaurants in stranger places so I was willing to give it a try. It blew me away. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Everyone ordered something different and it was so good everyone wanted to share so they could brag about their dish. Even my oldest daughter, who never ever shares, wanted people to taste her food. It was a joyful experience and now can't wait to be back for brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family went to Walker's Grill for Father's day. The appointment was for 2:30 p.m. When we arrived and were seated outside, our waitress said we came at a good time, since the morning crowd was gone. But the service was still slow to non-existent. We were there for almost two hours, and during that time I asked the waitress for water straws three different times. They never came and I finally gave up. I ordered steak and eggs and asked for the steak to be cooked medium. When the food finally showed up, the steak was extremely well done and tough. I didn't send it back because I didn't want to wait another long period of time for my food while the rest of the family was eating."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is delicious. Service is hit or miss. The absence of silver ware, long wait time from time orders placed until actually served is a challenge if you come to the restaurant hungry."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were very impressed with the brunch menu, and for Father's Day, as buy as they were, the service was great. Sitting inside though the noise level was very loud, and we had a hard time conversing at our table. This was our second time there, and the food was great both times."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at Walker's and we loved it both times. The service from hosts/hostess, to server, to managers and busboys was friendly, prompt, and personable. It is the best part of the restaurant. On top of the service, the food is delicious. Try the hummus/pita appetizer and apple turnover desserts. The main courses were presented beautifully, tasted amazing, and were huge portions. The only downsides were that the restaurant was a little loud, so conversation levels had to be taken up a tiny notch. We could not enjoy the patio because people were smoking cigars/cigarettes. Being non-smokers and one asthmatic, it was not possible to enjoy the atmosphere outside. We highly recommend Walker's and we will return."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Some of my friends and I meet atleast once a month for happy hour/dinner... Monday night we went to Walkers Grille. The food was amazing and overall we had a wonderful time. It started with half price bottles of wine, yes thats right, Half price!! The pint of bacon, prosciutto mozzerella and the Mediterranean flatbread were a great Happy hour selection. For dinner we had a variety from salads to the Tequila lime shrimp and Salmon. The perfect ending was the outstanding Apple Fritters and Lemon Ricotta cake.. I would recommend this place to anyone!!! It is a must."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Walker's Grille and we have enjoyed it both times. It has easy parking, amazing food, and a relaxing atmosphere. The staff is professional, personable, and attentive. The menu changes with the seasons and there is always something for everyone. Each course selection has been a treat and the portions are generous. We started with salads which were crisp and fresh and the dressings were light and refreshing. Each main course is a work of art! Presented beautifully and amazingly delicious. We still had room for dessert, and are so glad we did since the desserts are fantastic. Walker's Grille is truly wonderful from start to finish."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent service. Followed our server's recommendation for dinner and there was a six out of six satisfaction rate! Pleasant evening on the patio."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Lovely place...a neighborhood Jewel. The Crispy Rock fish was amazing. Thanks to all. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great place and a neighborhood gem! Delicious food, Excellent Service and the patio is open! Check out this restaurant. We had Gazpacho, Bourbon BBQ Steak, Salmon Special with Wasabi mashed potatoes and Broccoli Rabe, and Haddock & Chips. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We absolutely loved this place when it first opened. The food was good, and the waiters were great. The food remains quite good (especially for deep suburbia), and it is the only local place where you actually enjoy dining outside. I love the sustainable concept WG is promoting and its use of locally sourced products. But the service is SO hit or miss--and maybe it's just our bad luck, but for us it is almost always a miss. For the 3rd time in a row, we waited forever just to get our drink ordered. The waitress seemed completely uninterested. The manager ended up taking our food order. Other tables seemed to have better luck with their waitresses though, but this was the last straw for us. It will be a long while if we decide to return. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Service was excellent & it wasn't overcrowded for a Friday night. They have a great patio for dining! Scallops were delicious, but the cod & lobster mashed potatoes were bland. We will probably give this place one more try in the future. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Happy to have a big city-quality restaurant in the burbs. The food was excellent - though I did not give them 5 stars on this because one of our dining companions found his pork chop mostly dry and elsewhere, undercooked. We agreed it was the thickest pork chop ever seen, which was the cause of the uneven cooking - they would have done better to serve two thinner pork chops. However, otherwise all was superb. I had the swordfish, an easily overcooked fish that was moist & delish! Everyone was friendly and attentive, even though it was a busy Friday night. I don't recall who told them it was my husband's birthday but they brought our deserts out with a candle on his & sang Happy Birthday! Very nice touch, again on a busy night."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went on Mothers' Day evening, and staff had been working a long day. The restaurant was in "brunch mode" for the special day, so our usual favorite--burgers, weren't available. Nevertheless, our servers were cheerful and attentive. Our party of four enjoyed being able to sit outside, and the grilled lime shrimp was a terrific choice. (Unfortunately, French fries didn't receive good reviews from two of our group.) "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I walked in with a toddler and my hands were full of bags, and the hostess did not try to help me & open the door. I asked where my table was and she responded "Oh yeah, over there" in a rude manner. Our server was super nice but you could tell she was overwhelmed. The water was not served right away and our alcoholic drinks took forever. She took our orders then came back 10 minutes later and said someone had "thrown away" the piece of paper with all 14 orders. So we had to re-order. No bread to tie us over. "Prime rib" was NOT prime rib, it was sirloin. Wouldn't let my sister order from regular menu, but let my father in law order from regular menu. Salmon did not taste good. Risotto was too salty.Peach Bellini was made w/ cheap wine."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We took Mom and Dad there for Mother's day. I believe this was my third time there, and their first. They had a special menu for Mother's day but I thought that the full menu would be available too so I should have asked about that beforehand. They ran out of one of the first courses. It was good overall, but for the price, I felt it should have been alot better. I could tell my mom wasn't totally thrilled with her entree but she wouldn't complain. At least it wasn't full of screaming kids like a lot of places are on Mother's day. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Based on the ratings I expected more from Walker’s Grill. We attended on Mother’s day they weren’t that busy but the service was super slow and not to friendly. We set outside because inside seem so cramped up. This is a good pick and you’re in the area and don’t want to settle for fast food. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overall, I was very disappointed with my Mother's Day dining experience. The server was inattentive throughout the meal to all 5 of us in our party. The menu was pre-fixed due to the holiday so choices were limited. The potatoes served with the prime rib we ordered were too salty. My prime rib was noticeably smaller than the other 4 orders; both of the 2 medium requests were cooked well done after an extended wait period. When we finally received the checks (after having to locate him and request them), he attempted to pocket $42 in cash as a tip instead of applying it to the balance of the check. I had to correct that on the spot since he assumed the cash was for him and didn't ask. Correcting that mistake was another lengthy wait."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I love Walkers Grill but have to admit was a bit disappointed that they only had the Mother's Day prefixed menu/rates. I like to order ala carte and it wasn't an option. Otherwise love this place. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my second visit and I have to say I was less than pleased with the food. Mother's Day menu was filled with bland food and colorful garnishes that added nothing. My husband sent back his meal because there was just no flavor in the Prime rib. I must say the waitress was exceptional and did everything to accommodate our needs including replacing my husbands meal with a simple bacon, scrambled eggs and potatoes meal that was not on the price fix menu. This may be a better place for an afternoon cocktail outside and not a full meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014