Virtue Feed & Grain

4.5
2058 reviews
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Contemporary American
Virtue Feed & Grain is a modern American dining room and bar located near the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria. Our menu offers an array of original recipe, flavorful, scratch-made dishes, along with extensive selections from the bar, like handcrafted cocktails, craft and small-batch beers, and an impressive wine list. The rustic elegance of our large, two-story restaurant provides a vibrant atmosphere for any dining experience, as well as private and semi-private spaces for private events, celebrations, weddings, business meetings, and gatherings of all types. The seasonal outdoor patio on historic Wales Alley offers views to the Potomac and a fun, casual destination.*

*Unfortunately we do not take advance reservations on our outdoor patio, but we will do our best to accommodate requests as space is available.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cocktails were too sweet but ribs were excellent and vibe is hip.

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R
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. You definitely need a reservation for dinner and brunch, especially on the weekends.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very Disappointed! We made reservations at 5:45 pm on Saturday evening. We arrived slightly early. The person seating us asked us to follow her upstairs and attempted to seat us at a small table approximately 12 inches from the top of the staircase. The chairs for the table were positioned so that you were forced to watch everyone walking up and down the stairs. There was not enough room to reposition the chairs so that you could enjoy a conversation. I have never seen a table placed so close to the stairs and found the placement odd and unappetizing.

We did not sit down because people were leaning on the chairs which were basically in the standing room only of the bar area. We asked for another table and were told we would need to wait a considerable amount of time. I have had a previous experience with Virtue Feed & Grain when they set us over 30 minutes late for our reservation.

We expressed our frustrations at the front desk and left!

We had a wonderful dinner at Urbano 116, great food and service!

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f
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot. Fascinating and creative decor that doesn't detract from the ambiance or eating experience. Great place to watch the game, meet friends for a drink, have brunch, go for date night, or hold a function. Just make sure you make a reservation to avoid a wait! Every time we've gone with a reservation, they have taken us right away.

Food is great. Classic combinations done with care and often a little twist to make it their own. There are also a variety of different cuisine options/food styles without overcrowding the menu. Loved the chicken and waffles for brunch and the French dip for lunch/dinner. Looking forward to returning to try out the rest of the menu!

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GH
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was amazing!!! Food & drinks is fantastic! Will definitely be back!

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OT
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service at a former granary with a rustic ambiance. The duck meatloaf was wonderful as was the wild boar burger. It was a great place for lunch.

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CH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Mostly good. Noisy atmosphere. Dark downstairs. Service was courteous and timely. Half priced wine bottles on Wednesday is a nice perk.

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J
Berlin
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is innovative, the food beautifully prepared, and the service is outstanding. Love the interior design. The prime rib sandwich is insanely good, and the fish tacos are outstanding. I’ve also had the duck meatloaf - it is amazing. This place just keeps getting better!

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S
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful dinner. Great place to take the college aged kids while home in spring break.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here in a while but my wife and I are planning on making this a more frequent destination. Nothing fancy but very satisfying. A nice variety of menu options.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday lunch

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great service and food, but yes noise level is very energetic!

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G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was oily.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second visit here. Excellent food and very good service both times. There are no bad menu options and something for everybody. Nice location on Old Town waterfront. Prices competitive for area it's in.

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KB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food is was ok. The restaurant is extremely noisy. We were seated right next to the entrance which meant we were next to a constant line of people checking in and a very busy thoroughfare for the wait staff.

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M
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun evening! Great burgers and beer and the staff was excellent!

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prime rib French dip sandwich was amazing!! Great spot for dinner!

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, good variety on the menu - easy to eat glutine & dairy free, very import to me! It’s a bit loud but not overwhelming - & it was a Friday night & very busy!
I’ve been there several times over the past 4-5 years and never had any experience that was not fun & a great dining experience! Do yourself a favor and GO!!

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CW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky enough to sit in the back of the upstairs, with a view of the water. Our waiter was excellent, gave us enough time, no rushing. The food is always good. We celebrated with very good wine.
We will go back, probably weekly!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Date night with my husband and we had made a reservation. Table wasn’t ready when we arrived, but grabbed a drink at the bar - no big deal. 20 minutes go by, nothing from the hostess so I go check. She looks at me like I’m crazy for a second, says that our table has already been sat (it was just the two of us, so, no) but they get us a table downstairs.

The waitress comes over once and we do have our drinks from the bar, and we order food immediately. She does not come over again - even though our glass had been empty - until we had literally almost finished eating. I had to go get her to tell her we wanted to order another round.

Seriously disappointed as they were definitely catering more to the tourists than a local couple. I love this spot, and you have a great wine list, but definitely wary to come back

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great, and love the upstairs ambience!

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YH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I was treating two of my friends who both had the same dish (salmon) got sick.

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W
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Great experience. Great service. Great food. I had the pan seared salmon. Moist, not overcooked. I'm going back.

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Third time there and it did not disappoint! I would definitely recommend it to others.

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I
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall this was an extraordinary restaurant. The food was amazing. Best Mac and cheese appetizer. Had fish tacos and rack of ribs. All extremely tasty and well prepared.
Downside was it was too dark. Our table was in a corner and it was impossible to read the menu or see your food.
When I made the reservations I requested that it was my daughters birthday and was assured it would be acknowledged. The waiter had no knowledge but the manager did take care of it. Thank you

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location and atmosphere. Service was outstanding. A tad pricey, but given the location.....expected. Would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for an enjoyable lunch/dinner.....or just a couple of drinks at the bar. I'm coming back!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Ordered a Burger and Duck Poutine for lunch. Burger was not seasoned and just bland. Poutine was decent but not amazing - it was what I mainly ate since the burger was so flavorless. Service was mediocre at best, provided little to no direction when I asked about the menu. I had higher expectations for Virtue Feed & Grain after researching restaurants, made a reservation for lunch based on my research and was disappointed. I travel to Alexandria often and wouldn’t put this on my revisit list.

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Pleasant atmosphere. Great location. Reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Virtue!! Top notch service with a very exciting and diverse menu.

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JM
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack was our wonderful, attentive waiter. Love Virtue!

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SQ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and great service, food was nice size portions

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JB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for brunch. It was crowded (as always). The server was fairly MIA. We didn't get refills of drinks, she put in the wrong appetizer order, never came to check on us and took forever to get the check. We were visiting with friends so we were fine not being rushed but my son was starting to get antsy/ want out of the highchair. The space for the table/ high chair was also not ideal as he was getting into the walkway and people kept bumping him. On my reservation I asked for a high chair so it was disappointing we weren't put at a table that was more accommodating for this. Overall food was good although I didn't like the hushpuppies, they were too mushy for me.

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved our service and our waiter! Virtue is our favorite place to go for Sunday brunch. My husband and I always get the Chesapeake Bendedict and the Chicken and Waffles. However, Virtue has stopped using an English muffin on the bottom of their Benedict. Instead, they replaced it with a piece of bread that was soggy, mushy and broke apart before it got to our table. It was not appetizing and was not a true Benedict. Disappointed in this as it has always been our favorite place. Hopefully this was just a one-off instance.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is excellent. A tad bit noisy, but not an issue overall. A little disappointed that the Valentine’s Day menu wasn’t available, even though online, it said it would be available through Sunday. Nevertheless, food was superb and Ryan was on point. We will definitely be back.

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good, the ambiance is lovely. My complaint is that we had made a reservation, came about 15 minutes early to the restaurant, and were still seated 20 minutes after the reservation time. We didn’t mind waiting until the reservation time, but did mind the additional 20 minutes given we did arrive early for a reservation made weeks prior.

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I liked the place,food was good and ambience was nice. Took my husband here for his Birthday. I put a note in the reservations through open table, I would have liked them to at least acknowledge we were celebrating his birthday, or something to the fact since it was in the notes. If the notes don’t get read then what’s the point of having that field there to add the occasion.

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AC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, excellent service, friendly and very nice servers. Could not ask for a more lovely place.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to virtue plenty of times for their great happy hour and always enjoyed it. They really stepped it up for Valentine's Day dinner though. We had excellent service throughout our visit and the food was delicious. The char-grilled oysters were the best we've had since we were in New Orleans. Let's hope they add them to their regular menu. My New York strip was cooked to perfection and my wife loved her swordfish. Great service and great food will keep us coming back.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bit noisy and tables close together. But other than that it is great.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. I ordered the boar chops and the wife ordered the salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly and highly recommend. I received two chops. One boar chop was tough and grisly. The other was tender and tasted great. Not sure what happened between chops.

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