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!View Private Dining Details
Join us at Virtue Feed & Grain on Mother's Day and indulge in delicious special dishes such as Strawberry Salad, Shrimp Dip, Fettuccini Alfredo, Smoked Salmon Benedict, Surf & Turf, and Honey Lavendar Cake. Cheers to you, Mom!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The reservation staff were thoroughly confused. Kept misinforming us, table wasn’t ready when it was ready we kept waiting as they had forgotten to inform us. The server was excellent which was the only thing that was good about this restaurant. We were told birthday reservations get a free dessert however, even though they brought out our cake, we were not given a dessert.
The restaurant also had very loud music so it was hard to have a conversation. The food was also nothing to write home about! Overall very disappointed.
Virtue Feed and Grain came highly rated. We were disappointed to arrive and find the location loud and hot. We were at a table of 4 and we could not hear each other even at a yelling voice and we could not hear our waitress.
Really enjoyed the venue and a wonderful evening with a dear friend. Highly recommend.
After the initial confusion about our reservation, we finally were seated together in a cozy, semi private space upstairs. The downstairs is rather noisy far more than the upstairs. Service was so so, i. e I was waiting for my companion upstairs while she had been seated downstairs and had been told that I was not yet there. I told the server that I would go down to check, he offered he would do it, but I was never informed by him whether he had found her or not. Finally I I lost patience and went downstairs myself and indeed she was sitting downstairs and getting upset. Later in the day I was contacted by open table and accused of hot having honored the reservation!!! Apart from the indifferent service and the confusion about reservation, we enjoyed the food (delicious) and the unique atmosphere of the place.
Had a very nice evening with my girlfriend here. Lighting was dim, table was somewhat in the center of the downstairs so a little loud but not too bad. The beer selection here is pretty good and the food was very tasty. Spent about 60$ with beers on dinner and they offered me a military discount after noticing my ID. Very polite and will be on my list of go to’s for old town!
As always, the food was exceptional. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant is usually very busy so a reservation is a must!
Virtue never disappoints!
great location but insanely loud. could not hear the person next to me, let alone across the table. service was very good. food okay, not stellar.
The food was wonderful. It is an excellent location. The restaurant is hip, fun, and has a great vibe.
The service was unusually strange. Our waiter was never around. Many other staff had to help us and seemed put out. We’ve been here many times before so this is not normal. Definitely had us scratching our heads wondering what was wrong.
Food and service were good but the noise level was awful on a Tuesday night. Had to practically lip read to hear my friend 2 feet across the table from me.
Delicious food, big portions, high quality service. The cocktails were also yummy.
Our food was great and the service was excellent as well. Good wine suggestions! Sat outside on the patio as it was a beautiful night.
It was a crowded Monday night, and we were seated in the bar area by the kitchen- with full view of the very ugly area as there was no door. Music was way too loud for a dinner crowd. Food was so so- not what I expected from the reviews on Open Table and recommendations from friends. With all of the choices in Alexandria and DC, I would have a drink here, and dine elsewhere.
Waitress spilled a glass of iced tea on my husband...no compensation in the bill. Walked out with a wet sock and shoe. BBQ rib tips were salty. Crab cake was average at best for $18. Fish tacos had one little piece of fish per taco. Pecan pie serving was small. Best part of the meal was the icebox cake. Would only return to enjoy drinks upstairs. Second time here and it was like being at two different restaurants.
I was on a date, and we really enjoyed our time together and at the restaurant - great ambiance!! I had been there before, but he had not. There was some confusion with our reservation. I had put in for a table for 4 only to reserve us a spot. I called Virtue Feed and Grain to explain myself on Sunday night after making the Monday reservation on Open Table for 4 people. They said it would be fine for 2 people - that they would make it work. When my date arrived, it was troubling for him to experience some confusion. I arrived a few minutes later, and he did have a table for 2-4 people, and it was just perfect - up on the second floor. I spent years as a business meeting planner, so I know how tough communicating anything can be. I would give the rating outstanding if we had not had that small snafu in the beginning. My date said he did not feel they were as welcoming as they could have been. I do know that when we left, there were security for some dignitary, so perhaps the staff was on edge with that party coming in. I had my back to the room the whole time as did my date, so we wondered who it was that was there :) We were well-protected with all the security - that was kind of fun. Thank you, Open Table. I hope this helps. We were there only for appetizers and a glass of Reisling. The appetizers were good - the best was the mac and cheese! The wine was great, and I have eaten entrees there before and loved them. It is a great place!! It reminds me of a place in Nashville!!!
Beautiful venue, excellent service. Add a few healthier options and it would be 5 Star.
The food was delicious. Everyone at my table ordered something different and each dish was better than the next. The atmosphere was comfortable and the servers were very friendly. Overall, it was a great experience and I will definitely be going back!
We had family from out town that wanted to go out for a nice brunch. Everyone ordered different things off of the menu and we all loved what we ordered. Prices were fair and service was always around without having to get in your face. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who was looking to get brunch or lunch in Old Town!
We had an 8pm reservation, but when we arrived were told it was running 10-15min late. After watching people getting sat around us 30 min later I went up to ask and they said they called me. I then pulled out my phone with no missed calls. Funny thing is we were standing in front of the host stand, why didn’t they just let us know as they did others? When we were sat we were put at a high top table in the bar section. Not a great first start. Server was great and the food was pretty good. Just hard to enjoy after being seated 30 minutes late.
Not impressed. Food was so-so and service subpar.
This was my 2nd time here. The service was great. Eddie was our server and provided us with excellence service. He listened and provided us with suggestions for our meal. If you are a meat and potatoea person try the Porterhouse steak meal. It was awesome. For appetizers either the crab dip or the calamari. We will be back.
I made a reservation for dinner last week (4/7/18) and was disappointed when I came in and had to wait for a while. In other words, the hostess said she would call me but I didn't receive a call. I had to come back to the restaurant after 20 minutes to ask her about my reservation and she sat us immediately. But I had to come back and remind her about my reservation.
Great food, attentive service and good quality. The chicken wings are worth the mess! Made reservation on Opn Table and seated right away on a busy Friday night.
Excellent food with fantastic service. Our server was very helpful and patient with us. He was extra careful because a member of our party had a nut allergy. It was a crazy busy Friday night and he was warm and very professional. We will return again. It is a favorite!
I've been coming to Virtue Feed & Grain since it opened, and it's a very solid destination. Good food, good ambiance, great location!
Packed to capacity with a line. Everything was delightful including service. Thank you.
Vacation. Great place, great food, great service.
Great experience all around. Scott, our server was top notch. Additionally the manager Brian (or Ryan?) was attentive and friendly and saw us only because he was checking and welcoming customers like us.
First timers at Virtue Feed and Grain, staying in Alexandria, on our way back to New England. Food was good, but not exceptional. My husband and I had martinis, but they were very meager. We had dinner at a lovely restaurant in Savannah the night before, and cocktails were twice the size for the same price. Virtue was quite loud for a Sunday night. We would probably choose another restaurant in Alexandria, if we return.
Service was great & food was amazing!
Even though we had a reservation we had to wait over 20 minutes for our table.
“Energetic” is not the right word for the noise level. It was distractingly loud. The food was fine. Perhaps the hype about the restaurant raised our expectations too much, but we found the food, well, just...fine.
Food and service was excellent. Loved the ambiance and vibe - would be great for a date night. Only negative was the noise level - so loud that it was difficult to have a meaningful conversation.
Neat atmosphere and our waitress was very nice. The food was good but not outstanding. They got my order wrong, and it was expensive, but overall good experience.
This was my first time here and I absolutely loved it! The food is delicious and the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. Location is awesome as well, right by the water and lots of cute fun shops around! I’ll be back for sure!
Our server was amazing. He made our day special! Highly recommend this place. The burgers we fantastic
The ahi tuna salad was about the best salad I’ve ever had! Blood orange memosia & strawberry dessert lmaginative & great. Thanks
We were excited to try this place because of all the positive reviews but my experience was just okay. Started with a very wobbly table, rustic is okay but wobbly is just annoying. We ordered from the happy hour menu and order crab dip, fish tacos and chicken Caesar salad which was pretty good. The signature cocktails, green tea spritzer was refreshing & the Blackberry rye mule was ok but the flavors were lost by the overpowering rye whiskey. Now to dessert, we order the “strawberry cobbler” with vanilla ice cream and received a assorted berry shortcake with chocolate and whip cream in a cup. We asked our server about the strawberry cobbler & this didn’t match the description in the menu & she was very nice to take it back to the kitchen & exchange with the pecan pie instead. When she returned with the pie she informed us that the chef told her, “that was what strawberry cobbler looks like”. Really? I think menu descriptions should resemble what comes out of the kitchen. No mention of whip or chocolate on what we order but that’s what we were served. If the dish was mind blowing delicious then a chef might get away with making snide arrogant claims of his/her creations but this was not even close. Our server apologized & blamed the confusion on the many recent menu changes. Oh, the pecan pie was similar to a grocery store quality, average at best.
I love the décor upstairs! The curtains hanging between the tables are lovely! I felt like comfort food and had your mac and cheese. It was delicious!!
The food was perfectly fine but nothing to write home about, nothing extraordinary. We all had salads, the crabcake sandwich, the duck meat loaf, and the fish tacos. Nothing to complain about but nothing innovative or wow about it. The bartender did not know how to make a classic Manhattan and I had to return my drink twice only for the waitress to bring the same drink back saying that she did not know why the bartender would not make it. When she brought my second “non-Manhattan”, which I thought was to replace the first one which I didn’t finish, when the bill came I was charged for both. Fun place but probably would not go back.