Virtue Feed & Grain

4.7
2754 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.7
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vipCindy
Cleveland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mika was a wonderful server, and the blackened rock fish, absolutely awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance and our server Ashlyn was amazing and super friendly and hospitable even during these times. The food was really good and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our date night there. We will definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Birthday dinner and birthday brunch was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We came for Sunday brunch. The interior and decor was very well done. There were 5 of us. 3 of us had and enjoyed the chicken fried steak, the French toast, and the taquitos. Two of us had the avocado toast. Which, we found lacking in avocado. Half of the very dry thick bread had a smear of mayonaise like avocado spread the other half none. It was so so so disappointing. We showed the waiter and he brought out a tablespoon of the avocado mayonnaise for the 2 of us to share. The bloodymary was undrinkable it tasted like a whole bottle of tobasco was poured into it. But, we made the best of it and didn't let it ruin our day.

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SarahL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Ric picked the perfect bottle of wine to compliment the evening, ambience, and food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding, definitely an popular place with an energetic vibe

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vipAlyssa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience! We had only stopped in for drinks after dinner once at the bar (pre-covid) and couldn't wait to come back for dinner. So finally we had a perfect reason to make a Friday night dinner reservation with 2 out of town guests visiting us. Our server, Tom, was THE BEST! Super friendly and helpful - made us feel like we were all old friends. The drinks and food were delicious. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the place. Great ambience and beautiful view. Our main entree which was a special that evening was slightly disappointing in taste. The appetizer was delicious though. Service was fine. The drink special was quite pricy.

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vipMafOT7
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great service and great food. Vibrant ambiance.

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vipTES214
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining inside since COVID. We were recently married and supposed to be on our honeymoon in New Zealand, but the world had other plans. Initially we were sat in two other places (a bar top and then by the kitchen), but quickly moved upstairs when requested. To the hostess (thank you so much!! You handled my requests with grace, which I truly appreciated). Our server was lovely, attentive, and full of recommendations. Thank you for making our weekday date so enjoyable.

The food: shoshito peppers were amazing, the swordfish tacos incredibly filling and held up for a lovely next day lunch, the rockfish was a big portion (if I could make any comment it would be the rice:fish ratio was a little off).

Drinks: we had a flight and a seasonal cocktail - both good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The food and atmosphere here is always consistent and amazing. However when it comes to the service, there is room to grow. On two occasions now we have received the service of Jose, who consistently shows up in manner that is a bit off putting, especially in light of the fact that we are dining out even in the middle of COVID. Jose “phones” in his service and could care less about making the experience a good one.

We continue to come back because the food is great, however on our last visit, we now question whether or not we should come back at all because we have been made to feel not respected and not welcomed. This experience is extremely different from the five-star experience we received from Courtney - who was the first server we ever had there and made us feel welcomed and is the reason why we decided to come back and bring friends.

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JenC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food, we split a dish and they even plated it separately for us. We brought our dog with us and they got her water. The outdoor area was beautiful and it was an overall great experience!

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AmberD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food. Wonderful service. We have done brunch here twice and it’s been great both times.

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vipVivianJ
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the meal and had a great table. Waiter was excellent and checked on us frequently enough so we had what we needed when we wanted it. My order was delivered incorrect but the waiter rectified the situation after I made him aware of it

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RaeM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and got the Chesapeake eggs Benedict. It was priced well and tasted excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service! The French dip sandwich and calamari appetizer were delicious. The Dark Chocolate Manhattan cocktail was disappointing and didn’t taste like chocolate at all. Overall, nice place and good eats.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Those fish tacos are the best. Madison was a great and attentive server

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ShaunSP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall great. The soup of the day was microscopic though so the small portion was a large surprise.

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cindyg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virtue is my favorite restaurant of all time. Love it!

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KaraE
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks! My only recommendation would be to get an espresso machine to make espresso martinis!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good wings

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LauraA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience on the outside patio. Happened to be there for wine Wednesday and had a delicious bottle of Pinot Grigio for half price. Chose to have the sweet potato tacos which were very underwhelming. Will return for the salmon burger. :)

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Turbobert
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Social distancing was followed. Overall, thoroughly enjoyed dinner and wine in a safe environment.

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vipWendy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the ambiance and the service! Our first time and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Seated immediately after arriving at restaurant. The service, ambiance, and staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Food was good (lamb shank and lamb chops). Be aware that dogs are allowed inside the restaurant as well. Overall pleasant and good experience at this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great friends, great fun! This place is always a win no matter the occasion.

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SZMil
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, food is always solid, fresh but I don’t like the thick plates!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, but loud!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Virtue was very busy when we arrived, which is typically a good sign especially when you have reservations. We were seated promptly and our server was very quick with placing our order of food and drinks. The food arrived faster than I would have ever guessed on a day as busy as it was and was overall very good. The cocktails do not hold their $14 value, but was fine. Overall a good experience and grateful for Virtues excellent staff they have!

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. Great ambiance - there were lots of tables with little touches that made them special. Also, great window seating with views of the quaint Old Town area.
Great food - the steak and fries was to die for. It was a little on the expensive side, but the overall experience made up for it.

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vipashlobna
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly clean and everyone respecting social distancing .
The host was so welcoming and she knowledge our anniversary celebration .
Overall the server was on top of everything the whole time . It’s always amazing to be there

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed a girls night out here a week or so ago. The outdoor seating is a great way to feel safe while enjoying a night with friends. Both food and cocktails were great. Our server (I wish I remembered his name!) was friendly and added to the great experience. One of my favorite spots in Old Town.

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loriw
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another beautiful day outside and we had great service from Sam. Excellent contactless services: QR code for menus, masks worn by all employees, prominent signage for guests to wear masks.

Wonderful Caesar (with shrimp) salad, quinoa salad, shrimp & grits.

They always take care of their guests. Glad they are in Old Town, walking distance from my casa!

Remember to support local restaurants. Remember to tip. Everyone is working so hard during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food. Atmosphere is very nice even during these crazy times. I would recommend the shrimp tacos, Mac and cheese, crab dip, and duck fat fries. Awesome awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was great. Just felt food was a bit bland is all

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Thanks
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. The crab dip was great and the Virtue Burger was wonderful!

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Tweety
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Everything was very good...service ok, not exceptional

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dwdw
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice dinner...looking out over the Potomac...

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TQueen
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and the staff are awesome. Can't wait to go back.

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vipJGreens
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious fish taco I’ve had in a long time. Husband had a good burger too. We ate outside on a beautiful day, so the ambiance was perfect. Service a tad slow at first, but they made up for it when the food came out pronto. Highly recommend.

FAQs

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

Virtue Feed & Grain is rated 4.7 stars by 2754 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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