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About Virtue Feed & Grain

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 winelist. 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.

106 S. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Vegetarian, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm
Late Night Menu 10-11pm
Friday 11:30am-1:00am
Saturday 11:00am-1:00am
Sunday Brunch 10-4pm
Dinner 4-10pm
Late Night Menu 10-11pm
Happy Hour
Monday-11:30am-7pm
Tuesday-Friday 4pm-7pm

Cross Street:
King St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(571) 970-3669

Website:
http://virtuefeedgrain.com/

Parking Details:
There are three paid hourly parking garages on South Union St. within 2 blocks of the restaurant: Republic Parking Systems, Central Parking Systems, and Parking Solo.
Free 2-hour parking is also available along many of the streets parallel to S. Union St.

For evening service Wednesday thru Sunday, Altman Parking next door offers a reduced rate. Park, pay $8 and then bring a stamped restaurant receipt to receive $3 back.

Public Transit:
King Street Metro
King Street Trolley

Executive Chef:
Dilver Mejia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Parties, Stunning Weddings & Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners with a view, Cool Cocktail Parties, or Memorable Meetings ~ Virtue has you covered!

We have everything you need to make a fabulous impression with your guests: fantastic hors d’oeuvres, great drinks, delicious food, a beautiful space, friendly staff, and a terrific atmosphere!

Contact Events Manager Emily Klassen to let us know how we can help with your next event! emily@alexrestpart.com

Private Dining

A contemporary American tavern with a dynamic atmosphere, stunning decor, perfectly crafted cocktails, delicious food, and exceptional hospitality. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, our expert staff will ensure your event is one to remember!

Virtue Feed & Grain Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (45)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
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Good for a Date (38)
Fun (28)
Comfort Food (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Waterfront (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (18)
Good for Groups (17)
People Watching (17)
Scenic View (17)
Authentic (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Cozy (12)
Healthy (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Business Meals (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Seasonal (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Great Beer (9)
Organic (9)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

If only the chef was working in a restaurant, not a bar. Noise level so bad that we could not even hear ourselves at the same table. Server either overworked or didn't care, as we were left for nearly 20 minutes when we first sat and had to call the server over more than once. Busboys walked by the table time after time, stopping to look at empty plates, but never took them. These are large bar spaces with a few tables stuck in as well, but too close and clearly an afterthought. Don't come here thinking you're going to be able to speak with your fellow diners. Perhaps carry-out?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great service! Really felt like they cared more about us having a good meal and time than getting our money! Server was Rob - fantastic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vegan, Casual, Authentic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Outstanding meal, service, atmosphere. I had the corn bread, prime rib (10 oz) and Bourdeaux. Excellent experience!

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2017

With a mostly empty restaurant on a chilly evening, the hostess seated us at the table closest to the door and brought over a portable heater. Needless to say, we asked to move within 5 minutes.....Our appetizers of spiced cauli and the hummus platter, along with main courses of fish tacos, bratwurst, and especially the braised port shank, were all well prepared and delicious. Dessert was also great. Prices were reasonable and service was outstanding.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2017

The Virtue Bloody Mary is one of my favorites in the DMV. I haven't had a dish on the menu that I haven't enjoyed, though I usually go for brunch. Sometimes the portion sizes run large, so come hungry or ask how big the dish is before ordering if you're not starved or want to share.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Second time we've been--still incredibly loud. Service was outstanding (again). We ordered the crab cakes which turned out extremely fishy. Everything else was still wonderful. The waiter was apologetic and offered to replace the dish also, which was very nice of him.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Always a great experience. My salmon salad was amazing; I will definitely come again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

They didn't have a lot of vegetarian options despite the fact that OpenTable highlights this as a vegetarian-friendly establishment.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Way too noisy. That's why I wouldn't go back. Food fine but not off the charts. Good location. TV's visible from all tables in our area.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Really loud, tables were too close to one another, & food was mediocre. Server was pleasant & attentive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Came in today for brunch with a friend. Great, attentive service!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Stopped here on way to airport. Fabulous food, I had the salmon, and great service. I originally went to lunch and left my luggage there to walk around the historic district right around the corner. When i discovered my flight was delayed I went back and had a cup of coffee and desert. Lovely

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Vegan
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Fish tacos were good, small but good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We generally like this place and have been many times. This night they were a little of their game. Service was slow and choppy. Then they tried to rush us out at the end. Very busy noisy and crowded. Food was good but service suffered this night. But we will go back. It's generally very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Originally had a 3 person reservation, but had to add 2 more at the last minute. For a Friday night at Virtue, I knew this would be an issue (especially given the inauguration/women's march weekend). but the hostess happily & promptly accommodated. Also was provided the prized area upstairs behind the scrim so the predominant high noise level was much lower than usual. Additionally, we had extraordinarily exceptional service: timing, tempo, menu-aware, gracious...a perfect evening for our out-of-town guests.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Always enjoy Virtue as the food is great and the service is pretty great too! Staff are always so helpful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2017

The Mezze appetizer was terrific - fresh and very flavorful. The kale roast chicken salad, however, was only OK. There was little flavor, and it was very cold when it was served. Had clearly been pre-assembled and kept cold. While some taste developed as It warmed to room temperature, there was little to recommend it except its large portion. The service was very good and attentive, but the noise level and the very dim lighting made conversation difficult.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Thank you for making a friend's birthday special and being so great to our kids! Our service and food was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

This was the first time we went for Sunday brunch and we will be back. It was great to see the restaurant in the daylight and to be able to talk at a normal volume with our friends, as dinner time is lively and not well-lighted. The Bloody Mary cocktails are superb and the entrees are delicious, all topped off by superb service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Great experience overall but they sat us next to the kitchen, which had a very bright and offensive light as well as high traffic. Not very relaxing or easy to talk to our friends. Expect this if we are walk-ins, but not when we have a reservation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Outstanding food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. Lots of room and good crowd. Great place to meet friends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was good, if anything our server was borderline over-attentive. However i had a difficult time holding a conversation with my dining companion due to the extremely high noise level upstairs -- despite sitting at a table on the far opposite side of the room from the bar & and raising our voices to try and be heard over the din. We were looking for a moderately energetic Friday evening dinner spot but this was too much. I suspect that the shape of the ceiling reflects all the noise back in an undesirable way and consequently everyone in the room ends up shouting. I have always sat downstairs on previous visits and the noise level is more reasonable in that area. I recommend requesting downstairs seating unless you're going out with your happy hour crew.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

This was my first time there and I chose it because I liked the look of the menu. I made a 6:00pm reservation for Friday night. We got there right about 6 and were seated immediately, which was great. The location is fantastic, and the restaurant has a great ambiance. I like the exposed brick and wood decor - it really fit the place well. I also liked the dimmer light, as it made it feel intimate and also seemed to fit with the historical feel. My friend and I both had the Virtue burger with fries. The burger was cooked perfectly, and the fries were great. The only way it could have been better is if they offered gluten free buns, as my friend is allergic to gluten. (But I will note that they do offer a couple gluten-free options.) It was my birthday, so I also had the chocolate flourless cake, which was divine. I will definitely go back. It's will be my go-to Old Town restaurant to take out-of-town guests to.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Great restaurant, have dined here many times, but was first time to be shown a table upstairs. the upstairs area is definitely a lot roomier with the higher ceilings, and there were couch/sofa seating areas as well as a nice long bar. Private area curtained off on one side. The downstairs is more noisy, and feels a little crowded, also children and families. There is a bar on the ground floor as well. Kitchen is on the ground floor, so service is faster than upstairs. The food has always been great here, no hit or miss. Edamame guacamole is great for starters, the jerk chicken which is very spicy was a great entree. Good selection of wines and mixed drinks. Mixed drinks a bit on the weaker side. Prosecco on tap. Good atmosphere and a lively date night atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Organic, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Virtue was recommended by a good friend of mine. I was visiting from LA and my friend was coming in from the VA Beach area, but we are both originally from neighboring PG County. I received a coupon redeemable for a 1/2 order of their grilled wings for FREE! Management came over and gladly accepted the coupon without hesitation. The wings paired well with our bottle of red wine. Our entrees came out at a timely fashion and our server was very attentive. I had the pork tacos and my friend had the boar burger. VERY tasty and seasoned to perfection! Great dining experience overall and will definitely come back for more. Looking to try out the happy hour as well. Thanks again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Food was very good, but the place is very loud. Go to eat, not to have a conversation!

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2017

We celebrated an anniversary with three generations. Everyone enjoyed the brunch menu. Portions were very generous. Service was delightful and attentive. We sat upstairs at a large table - very comfortable for five. We were thrilled with the peanut butter pie that we shared for dessert! Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

The wait staff was wonderful. The place was jammed packed, loud, couldn't hear yourself think. Good for a screaming and yelling kind of group, not for an intimate dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2017

This place was a blind guess for visiting Old Town, and we couldn't have been happier. We got a perfect table at 10pm on a Friday night, had amazing burgers (The Umami Burger is a must) and had some lovely cocktails. The service was great, and the noise level was sort of just-right for a bar/dinner: loud enough to feel boisterous, but we could still hear one another fine. Will definitely return on our next trip to the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Seems like the bar is better than the food. Pretty average options for a high price. I wouldn't recommend it for a nice dinner out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2017

My boyfriend and I recently moved to Alexandria and every month have a date night at a different non-chain restaurant in town. This has by far been our favorite. The atmosphere is very cozy with booth and couch seating and rustic decorations. Our server was very friendly and eager to recommend menu items. He also asked if there were any food allergies before even taking our orders which was impressive to us, even though we do not have allergies. The food was all very delicious and came out pretty quickly. I really enjoyed that they use all local ingredients which inhabited the "hole in the wall" experience. Absolutely will go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Service was quick and the place was pretty calm for a Monday evening. Had the lobster ravioli a dot was excellent. Wife had wild boar burger and I thought it was a little gamey but I don't like the wild meats as much. Overall great time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

My husband and I always visit this place while in the old town Alexandria. Great food and awesome atmosphere!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Waterfront, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

I look forward to coming back! Great food and service.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

It was surprisingly good for New Year's Eve. Everyone was clearly running around but we didn't have to wait long for anything and the food specials were very tasty. We didn't feel rushed to leave our table. I actually liked Virtue better for this holiday experience than on a regular day.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We have been going to Virtue and Grain for a couple of years now.. New year's eve was not a good experience at all. Music was very loud and hard to tell what they were playing. Food was really bad, their burgers are usually good, it was not this time. Cauliflower was not good at all either. Not sure what happened to take the quality down that evening. Hope it is not permanent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Come here often for HH, hit & miss with a friendly bar staff tho (not interested in getting to know you, your name, small talk, doesn't recognize you if you're a repeat customer etc) - food is awesome. Too loud for conversation. We came with another couple for dinner on NYeve...seated upstairs (BRENDA was awesome!, great service!) beautiful setting, but it was struggle to hear each other because the backaground music was unusually loud. I look around and saw everyone to be leaning over each other doing the same thing! Great food overall, tho I thought the fish tacos was way below par.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We absolutely loved the delicious, creative take on simple cuisine and the service was great! Very chill and friendly, yet knowledgeable wait staff. The atmosphere was perfect for an early romantic dinner date and New Years celebrations to follow too!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We got a last minute reservation and accidentally reserved for 2 instead of 3. They didn't question my error and still sat us at our original time. The waitress was super helpful and recommended great items from the menu. Would definitely return!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Always love eating here. Good fresh food. Also have the best kids menu. Real food just smaller portion. Thank you!

Tags: Seasonal, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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