Virtue Feed & Grain

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$30 and under
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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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LW
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hit happy hour. Was delicious food. HH wine was meaahhh
Great evening :)

SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had booked this restaurant for “Restaurant Week” as it was listed in the Alexandria Restaurant Week guide. When we got there we were presented with the standard menu and no mention of any Restaurant Week menu was made.
Nonetheless, it was a very pleasant experience with excellent service.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My only real complaint is how close the tables for two are. My husband I wanted to have a romantic evening out. It seemed as though we were basically sharing our meal with the couple's on either side of us. The food was phenomenal, I loved the atmosphere, just a little too tight as far as I'm concerned.

PM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service staff needs to be more attentive, slow service!

MC
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We celebrated the bday of our friend which we added on our open table reservation. Our server was not very attentive we had to keep calling him. I ordered the rib stew which was the special it had a wonderful tastes but I only received 4 pieces of rib tiny pieces a lot if potatoes and onions. For $25 I believe I should have received more ribs. I ordered side of mash potatoes completely bland. Our server never acknowledge the birthday and didn’t comp the dessert. Very disappointed with the service and customer ser vice

S
Washington DC
212 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Brenda for perfect service and for all the help with the special requests! The barbacoa tacos were so flavorful, as was the chicken Caesar salad.

CS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fun drinks, great service. Only complaint is it’s loud

NS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ate was delicious including the corn and crab chowder, the scotch eggs, fish tacos, beans and rice, and the duck meatloaf.

D
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our last stop on the whirlwind NoVa tour on a Saturday. The food was good. American fare with some unique twists. Had a great habanero margarita and finished the night out with my favorite combination of chocolate and peanut butter in pie form.

We had a later reservation (8:30) so it was a bit loud when we got there. It was difficult to have a conversation. There was also a band playing upstairs which probably didn’t help the noise level.

It was a good place for a cocktail and dinner.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, the drinks and food never fail to impress.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have dined at Virtue a dozen (if not more) times. Antonio, our server, was amazing! Food and service was great.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very disappointed with my experience, lunch with a friend. There was a wedding reception upstairs and given the open staircase we could hear the loud music from the DJ and could hardly hear my friend talking. Voice was sore as if I had been at a Concert after lunch. I highly suggest either not having a wedding/event with live music or shutting down the restaurant.

C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

AS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Fresh and interesting! Great location on the Potomac. Great place for meeting friends!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday dinner on Jan 2nd. Started at the bar with apps and cocktails and finished upstairs for dinner. Everything was wonderful! Thank you to Micaela (our hostess), Taylor (our waitress) and the manager (so sorry we didn’t get your name) for a fantastic experience!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and attention to serious drinks.

VD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit! The food from starters to dessert was fabulous!!! Great service & the manager visited our table when we had a question. Generous pour for our cocktails. Can’t wait to return on a Wednesday for half-priced bottles of wine.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had visited Virtue, for lunch, two weeks ago before Christmas and had a really good experience. Unfortunately, our second visit didn't go so well. We were seated upstairs on New Years Day. Our table was watered by our server and then we did not see her for the rest of the time we sat waiting to have our order taken. Roughly 20+ minutes. After waiting for over 20 minutes, we got up and left. We were there early, so the restaurant was not yet packed. I've worked in the industry, at Husk restaurant so I know how the industry works. What I found most disappointing is that even managers seemed to be on the floor walking around - but yet no one was aware that our table was sitting for more than 20 minutes. Again, it was not BUSY yet - no one at the bar - and still empty (available) tables. It was not a stellar visit. And no one even noticed that we got up and walked out.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there for New Year’s Eve the ambiance was perfect and we could see the fireworks! The food was very good. Good value for money

DS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always great to dine in Old Tiwn Alexandria. Great ambiance. Crab and Corn Chowder was light and filling. Mahi Fish tacos were excellent. Expected more Gluten Free options.

DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful ambience, reasonable prices and stellar service. Looks like they have a great whiskey selection too!

JK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place to go for any occasion with family or friends.

PB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal, awesome staff, very cool environment. Loved the different options on the menu and the drinks were perfect. Highly recommend.

J
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant, food, ambiance and service was fantastic

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Happy hour is incredible there! Great prices for drinks and food.

CR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our family for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meals and our time there. Unfortunately we were seated by the kitchen, so the noise level and hustle behind our seats was a bit more than we had expected, but that happens in most establishments when you are seated next to the kitchen. We will definitely be back, as have visited since they first opened. But we will request not to be seated so close to the kitchen!

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was spot on and made it a very special Christmas dinner for my family. Thank you.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to for our Christmas dinner! Friendly and efficient service and awesome food.

S
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The best restaurant in Old Town

JM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious crab cake sandwiches and accompanied salad. Perfect fried green tomatoes and tasty crab dip.

OT
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Came here with our family, including two yound children, before the Christmas Eve Santa and Grinch water show. Will definitely be back. Chip and dip platter was a hit and my fish tacos were very good along with the rice and beans. My wife didn't care for her quinoa salad, but the salmon topper was big enough to be its own meal. Our waitress and the view from the second floor windows were both great!

Definitely recommended for families.

JG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific service, courteous and attentive staff, and good food.

LM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Super cozy atmosphere. Fairly priced. An absolutely fabulous experience overall!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation for brunch, but we were rushed through our meal and given the check without asking for it. We were jammed in and it was so noisy that we struggled to have a conversation. I wouldn’t go back.

EC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Virtue and we loved everything about it!! Our waiter (I regrettably can't remember his name) was incredible. He was so friendly and helpful, and really made our evening so special. We started with drinks. I got the smoky paloma (but asked for salt on the rim, it came with sugar) and my husband got the spicy margarita. Both were very good. We had the calamari and the tuna takitos as appetizers and they were both delicious! Easily the best calamari we've ever had. For dinner, I had the salmon with harissa and creamy quinoa, and my husband had the wild boar chops with broccolini. We loved both! Neither was super heavy, but still filling and delicious. For dessert, I got the pecan pie with hazelnut gelato, which was divine! My husband got the peanut butter pie, which he completely finished.

Overall an amazing experience and we will definitely go again!

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The boar chops were flavorful, but a little tough-chewey.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were bummed to find they only serve brunch on Sunday. Menu was diverse, food and service was good, but nothing to rave about.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The server was poor quality

SG
Washington DC
178 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with outstanding service and a great time is always what I experience at Virtue. My colleague and I had tuna taquitos, shrimp and beef tacos, rice and beans, fish tacos. Everything was delightful. You can count on their freshly prepared menu offerings, cozy and rustic ambiance with a waterfront view, and attentive service.

Virtue is consistent in their service, F&B, and delivery every time.

W
London
36 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really good meal and excellent atmosphere. Service very good but main course came too soon when starter not quite finished. Therefore food felt a bit rushed. Beer fantastic choice. As before will be back but need a little space between courses.

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