Virtue Feed & Grain

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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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter! Amazing calamari and entrees! Table had sublime views of the Potomac River

BB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After having walked by Virtue Feed & Grain on many a visit to Old Town, we finally made a visit for brunch and to celebrate our anniversary. The decor was very cozy with old wood and brick. The food was quite awesome (the Banana-Bran Muffins, Duck Poutine {amazing}, Shrimp & Grits, Passion Fruit Mimosa and Donuts were among our favorites) and the service was truly excellent thanks to Jose Garcia (our server who kept the food and drink coming and even had the kitchen prepare an off menu dish) and Tom Gale (who greeted us warmly and managed to get us a Thanksgiving day reservation). Thank you Jose, Tom and team!!!

m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Xavier, our server, was very attentive. Stupidly, I left my credit card in the bill folder. He vigilantly tracked me down to allay my concern and held the card until I returned about two hours later. Many thanks!

TA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Great place to bring guests on the OT waterfront if you want a nice atmosphere and cocktails. The food is good, but the service is usually slow. We made a reservation but still had to wait over 20 mins for our table. The waiters take a while to come over to you, too.

MB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice place. Service was good not great. Made mistake with our order. Good food overall. Nice setting.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food2service3ambience5

I come here all the time for drinks and the atmosphere. This is one of my favorite places to come in OldTown. However the Southwest Caesar salad needs help.

TC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food and ambiance was great. The noise level was way too high. Too many people in too close of a proximity.

B
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was good, the service very friendly and it’s a pretty space. What’s not to like!

SP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a salad with grilled salmon that was cooked to perfection and my guest ordered a cheeseburger, which he inhaled along with the duck fat fries, so safe to say - delicious! Virtue never disappoints!

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was our first time dining here and after a great first impression with the hostess - the rest of the meal went downhill. Waiter was inattentive and didn't know how to open a bottle of wine and food was only average. We have walked by here for years and will likely continue to walk by in the future.

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Diverse brunch menu. The Chesapeake Benedict and Fish Tacos were excellent. Service was good, though we had to wait for seats to be moved to our high-top table. Back room has a great view and sound level is moderate. Great spot in Old Town!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls weekend brunch

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

everything was on point. Can’t wait to go back

l
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went for my birthday. Place was packed and super loud. Drinks were good and food was decent but the meal was very rushed. Seemed like they were more interested in turning over tables than providing a nice dining experience. We were seated in the bar area vs upstairs so maybe that had something to do with it. Not sure if we’d go back, but if so, would either sit upstairs or only go if we needed to be in and out quickly.

M
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A perfect neighborhood gathering place in a fabulous location!

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my go to restaurants, and my last visit did not disappoint. The food is always fresh and flavorful.

HS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service!

TS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have eaten here several times and it has become my favorite Old Town restaurant. My only complaint would be the noise. It is very lively and if you are on a date it's hard to have a conversation without putting some effort into it. But my gosh, the food is wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server, old fashioned was on point as usual, boar chops were incredible.

l
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was new & did an awesome job waiting on us. Food was excellent & big portions for value. Noise was loud but not a huge detractor. First time here but not our last

JL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hip American pub with gourmet takes on classic foods such as burgers and fries. Very loud and very crowded. Because of this, we had to wait over 30 minutes for our bill (but understandable with how busy it was). The steak and fries were not flavorful and the steak though undercooked was not tender. The prime rib french dip was AMAZING though. Zucchini was run of the mill boring. Duck fat poutine was also out of this world. Drink presentations were nice but a little too syrupy. Would still recommend to my more trendy friends.

OT
New York Area
283 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try the unique Duck Meatloaf dinner. It was flavorful and very satisfying. Blistered pepper appetizer was huge, as were all other plates. Quinoa salad was filling! Sweet potato tacos (3) were too large to finish. These portions are for football players, or for take home containers. Heineken on tap, huge bar. Everything reasonably priced.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Was noisy in the bar area - Music a touch too loud to be able to talk comfortably across the table.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were fantastic!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t good at all.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was fun

RB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Well to start off with this a was highly recommended by a couple of friends. When we got the we were sat and our waitress came out to take our order. We ordered and my wife’s pasta tasted like it came out of a can and my daughters chicken tenders were the size of McDonald’s chicken nuggets and to top this all off it was 76 dollars. No fault to our waitress she did an amazing job and did what she was supposed to do great job on that part.

E
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool, classy, lively place near the river in Old Town Alexandria. Two levels, we sat upstairs where it was a bit quieter. Excellent service, food, wine and beer selections were excellent. Highly recommended!

JR
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the location and environment and the food, trifecta. The prime rib sandwich was OUTSTANDING

EG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I loved the restaurant; however, we parked in an adjacent garage that proved to be very tight to get in and out of. The restaurant was 2 levels with plenty of room upstairs to have a casual gathering. I had the salmon that was cooked with mushrooms that may have not been the best dish for me. My husband ordered the wings that were tasty and delicious with some sort of soy sauce on them.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a brunch date

J
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting Tom! What a great ambassador of hospitality. Had a great table with an amazing view, and food and drinks were awesome. We love Virtue, and visit often, and always recommend it to our friends. You never disappoint! Thanks for turning a rainy Sunday morning into a great memory.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went to celebrate my wife’s bday. Noted this on our reservation and also mentioned it to the front desk as we checked in. No acknowledgement by any staff member. Was not even offered dessert, as we would have liked.

I would return, but not to celebrate nor recommend a special occasion for any loved one.

LD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, I had a wonderful experience at Virtue. I never felt rushed but our server was there when we needed her. Meal was great too! Still my favorite place in Old Town.

CO
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Jack was so helpful!
Gave good recommendations and helped with wine selections. Very attentive .
Love the ambiance. A bit noisier than we like but would go back if I’m the neighborhood.

P
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location and ambience here is amazing - it is especially great for a winter cocktail at the upstairs bar and seating area. The food is thoughtfully crafted and beautifully served. It is quite noisy, so it may be a bit challenging for an intimate conversation.

R
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Potato tacos were well seasoned but a little on the dry side, I think a little sauce would’ve remedied it. My boyfriend enjoyed his steak and fries. Restaurant had nice ambience but it was a little cold. No complaints about the waitress. I’d probably come back again.

GE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak salads were delicious. Outdoor seating was relaxing. Prompt seating for our reservation and pleasant outdoors. Relaxing with attentive service with no pressure to leave.

LS
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time As we always do which is why we keep booking and going to the restaurant. The food and service is always excellent

HE
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Will & Tom were very charming, very proud of their awesome Bourbon collection. Food was very good, Will quickly become our downtown go to place!

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