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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BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second visit to VF&G and it is always a pleasure. Service is good, food is good, can't say anything bad about it. Love the area too.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent experience at Virtue. Tried brunch for the first time and it did not disappoint. Everything from the drinks and food to the comfortable and relaxing patio ambience was fantastic!

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Cocktails need a lot of work.

H
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. It was a little loud.
Wait staff was excellent.

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Virtue Feed & Grain. The first was for a friend of the families baby shower, the second for our anniversary. In can say in both case this restaurant was chosen for these two special occasion's because the ambiance, the management, the staff, the food and service is something special. We definitely will return sometime soon in the near future.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great service, great food, great atmosphere, would definitely recommend and will be going back soon!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place!!!!

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an enjoyable lunch, sat at the bar and the bartender did a superb job of keeping an eye on us and making sure we got what we needed. Happy to be a repeat customer.

B
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Beautiful venue with a friendly welcome long staff. Underwhelming food & service.

CW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Staff and Vibe was amazing! Plus they are so Pet friendly too :-)

T
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was the friend that got referred and it was perfect for my first date.!

TM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had very poor service. Our waitress was not attentive, made mistakes on our order and spilled water onto one of our party and into her entree. The waitress didn’t come back to wipe up the water and we sought out help from the Hostess and seriously no one moved on our request, nor was an offer of a new plate of food made. Eventually the waitress did come back and said it was only water. Very disappointing.

V
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming here. The food is incredible. The service is always spot on. AND they have a dog menu which makes this my go-to restaurant when we're in Old Town with my pup. Also they buy local and that's important to me!!

m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Delightful to sit outside

The burger was very good.
Southwest Caesar salad was a disappointment. No significant Southwest ingredients.

Hostess Maureen was exceptional at her job.

We would return when next in Alexandria

KI
Washington DC
170 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was knowledgeable about the menu, answered our questions, and when asked helped make a choice between two items. We enjoyed our food and the side window were all open to the patio letting in the perfect weather that day. But it was totally packed and very noisy, so those looking for quiet conversation should be alerted!

CW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fresh, innovative. Service is on top of things. Management is friendly. I've never had a bad meal here, and we go here often. Nice wine list. Great outside dining. They often have specials, which I also appreciate - need to shake it up once in awhile! They had a wonderful grilled-peach-over-greens salad this summer! Occasionally, too, they dream up a new dessert, often using fresh, local ingredients. There's something for everyone here - even my vegetarian kids can find something they feel good about eating.

M
Adelaide / SA
53 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a nice place to meet a friend for lunch and the people working there are very pleasant and helpful.

A
Washington DC
122 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed outdoor seating on their patio.

The kitchen team is good but could be better if more attention was given to important details.

PS - Parmesan crusted onion rings are some of the best we've had!

t
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good. The crab dip is overly creamy. The mushroom crusted salmon was excellent. The wait staff was very careful with ensuring the nut allergy was viewed by everyone in the kitchen. The lighting was dark so it was hard to read the menu.

G
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Place, food was sooooo Yummy!!! And EVERYONE form host, to manager to I think He was the owner to server was very friendly and helpful...really just a joyful place!

MD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem in Alexandria. One of my favorite brunch destinations and the area is great for a walk or retail browsing. The management is spectacular, the team is awesome and the food is woooonderful. They made my fiancé’s birthday brunch absolutely perfect and laid out the red carpet for us. Thanks so much!!!

NR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took the kids to brunch. They waiter was charming and so accommodating to all of the special requests we made. The atmosphere is terrific. A little bit loud, but it was crowded, so we took that as a good sign. Food came out hot and exactly as we ordered.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great setting and location. The food is only average. The appetizers were better than the.main dishes. It is more upscale pub food and go for the burgers etc. The higher end stuff disappointed. The short ribs disappointed as did the pasta dish.

DL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and liveky

MG
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was okay nothing special, I had the stuffed flounder. The server was nice but not overly enthusiastic to wait on us. It was nice to sit outside in the beautiful weather on the patio.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and dining experience for the most part.I was a little turned off by how many servers were petting dogs that were seated (with owners) on the outside patio area. I had to ask my server to make sure everyone washed their hands.

f
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

nice place, great location. Absolutely terrible food.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but not better than I could make at home. Ambiance and location were the best part of the experience.

J
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It took over 10 mins for a server to greet us. We left and went to mai Thai .

JH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance, but mediocre food. I had a southwestern chicken salad - it was of the same quality as a chic-fil-a salad. My date had the steak frites - the steak was flavorless and the fries were average. We split the shishito peppers and they were the worst I’ve ever had. I would not recommend this restaurant unless you were only in the mood for drinks in a cool setting.

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere...a tad loud. Wonderful waiter, good menu, good food priced appropriately! Would recommend to others!! Excellent overall!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Too noisy. Not only difficult to converse but challenges wait staff to understand orders - she persevered and did great job despite noise.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Food and service were both outstanding! Get the mac and cheese appetizer and the peanut butter pie! You won’t regret it!

JO
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We felt like we were having an intimate shared meal at our dining room table. Scott's attention and service was remarkable. My water was always full, he was super nice, and my food came out great (and pretty quick). The ambiance was probably the best part and you can't beat the location.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very loud and difficult to hear the group at the table and wait staff.

WH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Noise level was ridiculously high. Had to shout to be heard across the table. After just one hour, we were exhausted. Felt like we’d done a marathon while lifting weights and fighting a zombie hoard. Just stupidly loud.

Our table had been squeezed into a much-too-small space. Like flying on United Airlines, but with better service.

This nonsense might fly with the twenty-somethings, but not us. Good luck.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the family together for brunch with out of town friends and were seated upstairs in the top section. Between drinks and delicious food- even my mom didn't have a complaint. It was truly a terrific experience- as Virtue always provides. Been one of my fav restaurants the past 4+ years and I'm glad to know it's still equally as fantastic. Thanks!

DD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere and food is always good, service is a hit or miss based on who your server is.

RF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The location and food are great. However, the beer was warm and some items are a little overpriced.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time there and everything was wonderful...so it won't be my last for sure. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive without being disruptive, which is exactly what you want. The appetizer and meals were very good and for the quality and location I was pleasantly surprised with the prices. All in all a great evening and dinner

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