Virtue Feed & Grain

4.5
2088 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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. Setting amazing. Would like larger portions but that’s only because I have a 15 year old boy to feed. 😊

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RG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and was seated at a 4-top even though I was a deuce. When my colleague called to cancel, I asked to be moved. It was a little chilly outside and I knew the dining room would be crowded. I took a high top at the bar. The service was terrific. My French Dip sandwich was great. My wine was comforting.

Who could ask for anything more?

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QJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Virtue Feed and Grain is working hard at being unique which they may be pulling off, put they are missing the fundamentals; check on food when its delivered, refill beverages without being asked, when asked don't forget to do it; on the food side, please taste what you are delivering - if entrees with wine based reductions still taste like alcohol.....the reduction isn't done. Very busy spot so others don't seem troubled but dropping $100 for a meal that's not excellent and service that is well off the mark....won't be doing that again.

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FA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, was my first time and I would go back

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h
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The upstairs dining area is the best section of the restaurant if dinner conversation is important to you. Good selection of vegetarian options as well as meat dishes. They were very accommodating for requests to omit onions etc. Great service & food.

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OT
Washington DC
167 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish fish tacos.Service is always consistently great and spot on. My guest had never been to the restaurant and enjoyed himself immensely. He even ordered dessert first! Thanks, Scott!

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RH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food usually is good but all three of our prime ribs were not good.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to celebrate my birthday! I can’t wait to go back!!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambience great; food mediocre. Banana muffins amazing. I’d go there for a drink but not so much the food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Patio service was slow and items were forgotten multiple times.

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TB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Hosted a client from Chicago. The server’s name (Jayln?) was utterly amazing. It was her first night and she did so well. She was friendly, warm, and prompt. Everything was brought out timely and she checked on us appropriately. Very impressed with her work ethic.
The food was a bit on the salty side for my taste. The jerk chicken was all salt and not enough sauce. My client enjoyed her steak and fries.
Overall good offerings and environment.

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CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambiance and crowd were pleasant. The food was prepared well. A little loud but on a Friday night that is expected.

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CZ
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem! For aviation fanatics this is the place to go, plus you get to enjoy a delicious 3 course meal! Service was top notch! Will definitely go back!

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff were great. I was meeting some friends and I had never been there. The waiters gave great recommendations for drinks, appetizers and entree’s.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott our waiter was great.

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B
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and beautiful presentation. Service was impeccable. The ambiance of the upstairs dining area was rustic and chic. Would recommend this venue highly.

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the ambience of the restaurant. We had a party of 10 and was seated at a private area in the upstairs portion of the restaurant. This is a recommended restaurant for out of towners. I like both of the bar areas. Upstairs is an area where you can sit on a couch and drink and dine as well. Excellent place and very modern. Will visit here again

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently great as is the service.

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J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When Virtue first opened years ago I was not impressed...Went back with a group and Have been back many more times!!! Beautiful place, great food and drinks, friendly knowledgeable staff!!

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, yummy cocktails! Ambiance was just what we were looking for!

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SD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We just happened to be in Old Town Alexandria on the first day of spring breakout. As we had never been here before, we took a gamble on Virtue Feed and Grain for dinner and we were not disappointed. It was good we had a reservation because the wait time would have been an hour and a half. We requested seating in the outdoor sidewalk patio as the noise level was much less than inside. The food was superb and the service was exceptional.

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We each enjoyed the Duck Meatloaf. The order came out very quickly and was hot! The brussel sprouts were a little too salty. The server was kind and attentive. The owner/manager worked as hard as anyone engaging with us twice. The place is loud and we had a little trouble carrying on conversation as a couple. Do try!

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BC
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

First, our server was fantastic. Friendly, pleasant, prompt, personable. A+ there. However.
1) coffee was lukewarm (wasn’t a one time fluke because refill was as well)
2) online there’s a brunch menu but nowhere does it say that there is no brunch on Saturday’s. Disappointing to say the least
3) boar burger- on the one hand, cooked correctly -medium rare On the the other hand, 1 side of the burger was absolutely charred and felt like every bite was full of burnt boar. I’ll give benefit of the doubt and assume normal chef was out today.
4) Tuna poke salad- dressing and nuts were good, not much flavor on the poke


The table next to us got the tacos- those (at least from our vantage point) did look delicious.

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the hostess, to the servers, to the food, everything was top notch! Would definitely go again. Ryan was my server and he was great and he was training another girl who was also wonderful.

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a
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant!! The food is delicious - and great menu choices for vegetarians and non vegetarians. It is in a beautiful old warehouse right on the water and across the alley from a new book store, so a great place to wander around. A good choice for locals or tourists.

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LW
Richmond
63 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed lunch here during our sisters and mom reunion week. Our server was friendly, fun, and competent. The food was delicious. Two of us had fish tacos (so good!), another had the prime rib sandwich (and she loved it), and Mom had the duck meatloaf (unusual and very good). We’ll definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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JN
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was appealing as soon as we walked in. Heavy wood construction with high ceiling and comfortable seating. The food was amazing, interesting and delicious and our server Mark B was on point!

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k
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was definitely above average. I wish I had her name, so I could offer a “shout out”. Everything else was good too. The brunch menu was rather limited, but what we had was well-prepared and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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R
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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 on March 23, 2019
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 on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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HJ
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fish tacos and sangria were amazing, we had both the red and white.

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OT
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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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