Virtue Feed & Grain

4.6
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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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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of beer, nice variety of food items which were all delicious.

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AndrewE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second meal there & first dinner. Virtue feed & grain pleases me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
153 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve had in a long time. Sat outside with a view of the Potomac. Great food, great service and great ambience.

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DeAnnaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, from the food to the drinks to the service. Will definitely be back!

AK
vipAcaciaK
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger and tacos. Excellent waiter. Sat outside on a pleasant evening

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PeterB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Virtue is one of my favorite Old Town Alexandria restaurants. The food quality is high and the service too.

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vipBStokes
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so nice to get a table outside. The margarita is really good! Everyone’s food was great too.

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MrHandsome
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent and friendly staff. Great overall dining experience!!

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Cari
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never do reviews, but this place was amazing!!! From the food to the ambiance... I loved it all. The shrimp tacos were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and safe environment

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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vipSharonR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & cocktails amazing !
Love bourbon this is your go to spot -

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WillyG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was delicious. The duck poutine is fantastic; you should get it if you go. Overall, the food was terrific, and the brunch menu had some tasty options. If you have the option, sit upstairs by the windows overlooking the Potomac, excellent for the cool fall days coming up!

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KilaniC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we had a great fun , we had brunch. I ordered chesapeake benedict, and it was great. the crabcake was Delicious, the eggs were cooked perfectly. my friends ordered chicken fried steaks and also chesapeake benedicts too, we also got crab dip and glazed wings,the wings were little bit too salty. we ordered bunch of cocktails, we were seated outside and it was perfect,.. beautiful view and weather that day. It was fun to hang out there.

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AlexisB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Bestie had a great birthday celebration!!💜💕 thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, eclectic ambiance with amazing food and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I really wanted to like this place, but I can’t say we’ll be back. We were planning to be in the area with the family and wanted to enjoy a nice dinner. The reviews, pictures, and menu all looked amazing. When we arrived, we were told there would be a short wait if we wanted a table on the patio, but the table was ready in only about 3 minutes. So far so good! Then things started to go downhill. When we asked what drinks were good, the waiter described to me (female) a frou-frou cocktail, then turned to my husband and recommended a few beers. Um, ok, some big assumptions there, but probably accurate for half of couples. We asked for a two appetizers, and said we’d follow that with three entrees to share amongst the 4 of us. The appetizers came out relatively quickly, but then the three entrees came out within 1-2 minutes after that. We literally couldn’t fit that many dishes on the table and were holding them in our laps. So, only mediocre service (albeit very friendly). Now for the food. Fried green tomatoes: tomatoes were very crunchy and completely uncooked, although the breading was overdone. Just meh. The shishito peppers: I’m can’t say I trust these were actually shishitos! They were enormous, nearly the size of Anaheims, and relatively tasteless. A waste. Umami burger: definitely a highlight, we all thought it was great. The fries, however, were cold and leathery. Beef short rib: the meat was tender and delicious, but the mashed potatoes were quite dry and dense, and the broccoli was barely steamed and completely dry and unseasoned - could have used a quick pan fry with a bit of butter or broth and some salt. And the fish tacos: just meh. One small cube of sautéed fish in each of three large tacos that were mostly cabbage and thin guacamole. Moderate amount of flavor, but not what I would have expected. The donuts were great, but the waiter’s suggestion of a side scoop of gelato somehow turned into two scoops (and double the charge, of course).

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CaroleC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the steak salad. The portion was very generous and the steak was cooked perfectly. Just delicious!

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vipJulieM
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT as always!!

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EdwardT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This place has outdoor seatings, which is excellent. It’s only a block from the waterfront. There is a Ben & Jerry near by. We sat inside because of the long wait to seat outside. The waiter appears to rush us to order the main course. The fish and shrimp tacos we ordered were good, three per order. The restaurant used sword fish in the fish tacos that night, which we didn’t care for. We should have gone with two orders of the shrimp tacos. Next time we’ll inquire about the fish before we order. If possible, get the outdoor seats because the ambience is much better. We’re not sure if we’ll come back because there are other similar restaurants near by.

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DLB123
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pork barbacoa tacos! Delicious!!! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I took clients there for drinks. We had a reservation but requested to go outside and they found us a table. The drinks were great. The service was a bit sporadic at times.

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vipKateG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful location.

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Smitty
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first trip to Virtue Feed & Grain, and I was very impressed. We ate outside at lunchtime on a holiday, hence the noise rating. It was crowded, but everyone was aware of social distancing and the tables were appropriately spaced. The menu was interesting, but the delivery on the menu was fabulous. The food came quickly, despite the crowd, and was delicious. The service was perfect. Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cocktails and beer selection were great. Burger was solid, but not great. The other entrees (the French dip and short ribs) were really good.

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JuliR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful venue. Right in the water, food was delish with a variety of options.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was SUCH a beautiful night out. Their patio was open, properly social-distanced, and their precautions were great. The food was all delicious and will absolutely go again!

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KatherineH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The chicken sandwich and fries were reported by my son as very good. My spinach salad was also very good. However, the shrimp and grits were not at all good. Not even acceptable, really. The dish contained four medium to large shrimp. The texture of the few I received was poor quality--over-soaked in saline. The gravy was terribly greasy and lacked any real flavor. There was also far too much on the dish. It just ruined what was aimed to be a decent dish. I mentioned this to the person who swung by our table, who seemed to be one of the managers. She just said, "Oh, that's too bad', and took my plate away. No attempt to make it right.
We've been to Virtue dozens and dozens of times, and have always had a great experience. This one will make me question if we want to return again anytime in the next year or more. Quite disappointing.

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JulianF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, staff cares about the experience. What’s not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was my
Cousins birthday dinner. We had a good time and it was a nice day sitting outside.

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CharlesH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent. Both server and management were attentive and caring. Tables very appropriate for social distancing and every server wore mask and gloves. Very good experience and will be back again

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SHARONC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Our server took over 30 mins to take our order. He made it seem like it's unacceptable to order an appetizer as entrée and spoke with sarcasm throughout the night in different durations that was so unwarranted. When we finally had enough and asked for the manager, he at first tried not to get the manager. Only when I insisted did he reluctantly get the manager. The manager, Kate, said that she will make it right by saying "I will take care of you for today, I got you covered" but when it was all said and done still brought us the bill. Incredible how a restaurant like this can be in business. Seriously, such incompetent customer service. Ruined our Saturday night out.

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KylieT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Played the Derby and enjoyed it. They advertised it and we went. Sadly we were the o my ones who dressed up for the derby, but we enjoyed our time at the restaurant.

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JahleahS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing. We got our food within 10 minutes of ordering and thats almost unheard of. I mean it was so packed! I gave it a 4/5 stars though because it was our anniversary and I had a special request that they seemed to had overlooked but either way we enjoyed the restaurant where we took our engagement photos. Coming back 1 year later was very special to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipDee115401
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall food was good not great and its a great location with lots of options. Can't say I'll be returning anytime soon with so many options in Old Town

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome view, sat upstairs near window! Good food!

MD
vipMuleDiner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and had a wonderful experience. Service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

MD
MargaretD
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved our dinner at Virtue Feed and Grain! Our waiter, Joe, was really awesome and made the experience even better. The food (we had an appetizer, dinner, and dessert) came our really quickly and all of it was delicious. The peanut butter dessert is an absolute must for anyone who likes peanut butter!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and safe environment in complying with COVID safety distancing and sanitizing

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Virtue Feed & Grain offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 970-3669.

Virtue Feed & Grain is rated 4.6 stars by 2680 OpenTable diners.

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