Overwood is a popular restaurant in beautiful Alexandria, VA. This family-friendly eatery offers guests both indoor and outdoor seating. The interior is decorated with trendy brick accent walls, a large wooden bar, wall-mounted TVs, a variety of lighting styles, huge wine racks and comfortable seating. Outside, customers of Overwood are welcome to dine on the quaint and welcoming patio.
Overwood offers patrons an extensive menu of traditional American cuisine and breakfast dishes. Menu items include beef and veal and pork meatloaf, wood oven salmon salad and fried green tomato tower. There is also a full bar menu for visitors to choose from and enjoy.
We thoroughly enjoyed not only the food and wine but the staff was great. I highly recommend Overwood to anyone and everyone! Enjoy!
Good food from an interesting menu. Terrible coffee for some reason.
We went to Overwood because it is easy to get to and it has something on the menu for everyone. The atmosphere is casual and the food is always good.
Loved the ambiance, loved the food, excellent service!
We had a reservation for Saturday evening for 4 at 7. Upon arrival, the hostess waws no where to be found. We were seated by the kitchen next to a booth with a screaming baby. Our unfriendly waiter was impatient and kept preesing us for our order. The humus appetizer was accompanied by cold pita sliced into pieces. My scallops were cold , rubbery and salty. This was our 5th trip to Overwood and so disappointing.
The food is excellent and the drink menu did not disappoint. My husband and I went for a lunch date so it wasn't getting busy until we were leaving. The wait staff was prompt and knowledgeable about the menu. I will definitely be adding them to my go to list.
Terrific food; great service !
A friendly neighborhood spot that offers an excellent array of fresh & interesting dishes & daily specials -- grilled over wood !!!!
Family of four enjoyed a nice meal; two steaks cooked just right; delicious sea bass; adequate jambalaya. Nice pinot noir by the glass: Angeline.
Variety of selections an specials on the menu, prepared very well, with reasonable prices compared to other places in Old Town. A great find off King Street!
The food is amazing but the service was deplorable. We were ignored for 10-20 minutes at a time and when it came time to pay their "computers were down" and that became a debacle with me receiving three separate follow up phone calls from them because their incompetent waiter did not write down my card # correctly. No free drinks or anything were offered while we were waiting either.
Went here for restaurant week. Food was good, not the best I've ever had but definitely satisfying. I would come here again.
6 for dinner at 7 last night. We had a wonderful time, the service was spot on. This is an American open kitchen restaurant that treats its customers well and has perfected American food. Everyone was pleased with their entrees and drinks. Glad we stopped in and will be back.
We were looking for a new, never-tried restaurant for Restaurant Week in Alexandria. I saw this one and liked the look of it - the reviews were decent and I thought we should try it. My other 3 friends agreed and we were very pleased! The food was yummy, we were served well and we totally enjoyed ourselves.
I met a friend for Alexandria's restauraunt week and happy hour. We sat at the bar which wasn't very busy. To my surprise on Tuesday they have half off wine too (I ordered a bottle and it was a better deal than happy hour!) We enjoyed the fried ravioli and truffle oil fries, both were delicious! Next we ordered from the restaurant week menu. Two Cesar salads, the catfish with succotash and the bacon wrapped meatloaf with mashed potatoes. The portions were large and we had enough to take home. Overall a good experience.
This was our first time in Overwood. We went during Alexandria Restaurant Week with the goal of trying a new place. The food was not bad, but the portions were tiny. I am not sure if this was because the restaurant was keeping the portions small to offset the lower price we were paying or if their portions are always so small. We were given four ribs as an appetizer to split between two people and our steaks were about 5 small bites. While we both asked for our steaks to be medium rare, mine was somewhere between medium and well done. Restaurant Week is a chance to attract new clients. Overwood would be better off being more generous with its portions and paying more attention to quality control during Restaurant Week.
Cute and cozy, yet rustic atmosphere. Service was not over the top if that is what your looking for. Server was not rude nor overly friendly, but did appear to be very busy. Although, Sometimes I don't mind this type of service; adequate to meet our needs and non smothering. Ribs were delicious; very tender and falling off the bone. Filet was cooked to order and tasted very good. Much better experience than last year. I have not ate here since last Aug 2014 since I had very poor service and extremely dry salmon. I told my husband I would never come back. Since I live around the corner, I wanted to give this restaurant another shot and glad I did. I'm still scared to try the salmon and non seasoned rice though.
I came across Overwood while searching for Alexandria Restaurant Week deals; it was one of only 5 places offering a 2 for $35 dinner meal so my boyfriend and I decided to check it out for a date night. Even though it was a Saturday evening toward the end of summer, the restaurant was not packed and it was quiet enough to easily have conversation without yelling or getting distracted by other diners. The restaurant was very clean with private booths for diners that made it more romantic. We were very pleasantly surprised with the amount of food we received in the deal. We had the blackstrap molasses and rum baby-back ribs appetizer to share, we each had the black angus steak entree, and for only $4 more we shared a slice of sweet potato cheesecake for dessert. ALL of the food tasted wonderful. The ribs were not fatty and had amazing flavor, the steaks were cooked exactly as we ordered them, and while I was very hesitant about the cheesecake (I'm not much for sweet potato), the spices made it taste like a mix between pumpkin pie and cheesecake, yum! Overwood also has a decent selection of beer and wine, very fairly priced. Only a couple blocks from the waterfront and a couple blocks off King Street in Old Town with great service to boot, this restaurant is definitely worth checking out!
For a restaurant that claims the "Best Brunch in Old Town", there were only 3 tables occupied at noon on Sunday. After our server claimed the corned beef hash was the classic style, finely chopped, flattened to a crisp, she brought a sample which contained large chunks of corned beef and cubed potatoes in some sort of sauce. Lastly, I ordered the filet Benedict. I sent it back due to the over cooked poached eggs (not funny at all). When they brought it back, it was obvious they did not bother to make a new hot plate of food but rather just replaced my eggs. The steak was well done and cold at this point. I sent it back and asked not to have them make another. I won't be returning nor recommending.
My friend and I have lunch at Overwood frequently. Food is consistently great, servings substantial, Tuesday half-price wine is terrific, and the service is always outstanding and especially friendly. Most importantly, Overwood has always been a comfortable place to enjoy lunch, their menu is very varied, and to me, I find it to be "user friendly". I frequently recommend Overwood to my friends, or surprise them by treating them to lunch there. It's a gem of a place
It's bery tasty home cooking. They have a five day a week special. Monday was steak. Wednesday's is unlimited Mussels! Thursday's is prime rib. They have homemade key lime pie very delicious. The menu is not fancy but basic with a touch of flair. The chef is doing a good job on the dishes he serves. Their starter salads very delish using ingredients like arugula, beets and very light dressings but tasty.
our appetizers, drinks, dinner and desserts were delicious! However, the noise level in the back room was loud and made talking difficult as well as painful to our ears. Wait staff are usually good but tonight was not the case.
Met friends at what used to be one of our favorite places...and the food still is great. Unfortunately the service was lousy. We met at 7:30 on a Friday evening. Old Town. Literally, we were 4 of 8 people in the place. We stayed until close to 10pm. The bar was empty, tables empty...what's going on? Our food took 45 minutes to come out and the server wasn't able to place the correct dishes with the correct people. C'mon dude, your night was not at all busy! Then about every 90 seconds he was hovering...needlessly. And then tried clearing plates before we were finished. Huge disappointment. The food-yes it was well above average. Our group had a few beers, beet salad, meatloaf entrées, pork chop and crab cake. Then a piece of Key Lime pie for dessert. Sadly, my gut feeling is that Overwood might be over the hill.
Upon arriving, my party of 4 was escorted to the back room despite many open tables in the main dining area. When leaving, none of the many waiters and hostesses lounging at the front acknowledged us or thanked us for dining. Rude.
While my burger was awesome and my waiter great, I got the sense from the "hostesses" that our patronage was not appreciated. Won't be back.
This is our go-to neighborhood restaurant when we want something nicer than fast casual, but not pretentious. Great steaks, ribs and chicken. Steak salad is fantastic with fresh vegetables, healthy amount of cooked to order steak and nice portion size. Fried onion straws are perfect side. Delicious and large deserts. Service is professional, friendly and prompt. Reservations are helpful for better tables, but as a neighborhood spot, they can generally find a table within 5 minutes. Nice beer and wine selections
I met a group of friends here 6/24/15 and had asked for a quiet table as one member of the group had hearing issues. Overwood sat us in a side room where we were the only ones eating which was quiet and we were able to hear one another. The wait staff was attentive and helpful to make menu suggestions as this was the first time for a couple of the group of 8.
Our food was good, loved the falafel and soft shell sandwich (I shared meals with one friend).
I only gave the ambience a "good" as this side room is not as attractive as the main part of the rest. but it certainly met our need for a quiet table.
In town for a few day for a big convention. Me and my party of 6 were all from different cities throughout the US and I was tasked on finding good eats, at great price and good charm. Found Overwood on open table and it was a HIT! Great atmosphere, in awesome part of Old Town Alexandria away from corporate settings, Every dish delivered had character and taste amazing. All in my party approved. Will definitely be back on next trip any near DC area!
8 friends got together on Tuesday evening for 1/2 price bottles of wine night . We had a wonderful time. The food was really good. Our waiter gave us excellent service and kept returning. It was a very relaxed environment for us, we thoroughly enjoyed being there and will certainly be returning and recommending the restaurant.
Our group of four enjoyed an early mid-week dinner. Our server was informal and attentive. Everything came very quickly from the kitchen except dessert (?!). The most interesting aspect of the diverse menu was the appetizers, including the St Louis style crispy ravioli and the devil led eggs. The entrees were competent but uninspired. The meatloaf with mashed potatoes and asparagus was an ample portion, but seemed typical of something right off the Sysco truck (at $16.). The linguini with clam sauce on the other hand came in a huge bowl that showcased the scarcity of the clams and even the linguini was sparse. A nice bar scene, though with a decent wine and beer selection.
We both ordered one of the specials - the Parmesan crusted flounder over mashed potatoes & served with asparagus. It was fabulous!! And the service was terrific. (My water glass was continually refilled, which is so important to me and appreciated. Sometimes waiters only notice if your wine glass is empty.)
I love their crab cakes with remoulade sauce! They have plenty enough crab meat, and the price is very reasonable.
I have enjoyed other entrees here too. I am a fan of the Blanhattan, their special spin on Manhattans.
Good food and atmosphere. Great service! We will be going back and taking friends.
My favorite brunch spot in Old Town!
The wood-fired kitchen puts out very tasty dishes. There is a great selection of very good draft beers and good choices for wines by the glass. This is one of our go-to choices for restaurants in old town Alexandria.
The back dining room can be noisy when it's full of people. Very echo-y and a bit unnerving.
Great place to enjoy a good meal in Old Town, Alexandria!
I had high expectations, but when my colleagues and I went for lunch, we were very disappointed. The restaurant was not crowded, but the server took 15-20 minutes just to take our order. We watched him stand at the front host stand talking to other staff the whole time, and even had to ask two other staffers if we could order. Once served he barely came to check on us. My colleague found broken GLASS in her salad. We think it was a few small pieces of broken plate, and she fished them out of her mouth after taking a bite. When we showed the manager, he barely apologized and while he comped her salad, we were taken aback at how little interest he seemed to show in the situation. Our other food was okay and nice atmosphere wise, but we will not be returning.
Food was very good. My steak was cooked perfectly! Great spot for Mothers Day dinner. We will return.
I had the woodfired ribeye and asked for it medium, just pink inside. The steak came very welldone. the mashed potatoes sitting under the ribeye were gummy and obviously overwhipped. My wife ordered the half chicken and it to was so overcooked it was dry and flavorless. They need to get control of their kitchen.
Delicious dinner entrees and just the right portion size. My cosmopolitan was so-so. Heavy on alcohol and not enough taste. Will have wine next time.
Living in the area for so long, I am used to the Old Town brunches. I don't know how I missed this place. It is a few blocks off of King which takes it away from the heavy crowds and tourists. The inside was very nice and much bigger than I expected. I went for Sunday brunch with a few girlfriends and was happily surprised. We shared the fried green tomatoes which were delicious and I will definitely go back just for that! I had the quiche Lorraine and a friend had the smoked salmon benedict. The meals were all delicious, cooked perfectly and large portions. Mimosa's were also the icing on the cake. I will definitely be going back to try all of the other options on the menu.
Some fantastic dishes, like the salmon appetizer, but the rest is just ok. Kind of feels cold and like a chain restaurant.