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The V Restaurant and Brewery

3.7
255 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

"The V", Virginia's Social Eatery & Brew House, prides itself in providing a diverse menu featuring the freshest ingredients and many locally grown, raised, or made products. With a focus on craft beer, many from Virginia, our bar also offers a full bar and wine list. The elegant yet comfortable dining and bar areas will enhance your visit with us. We are open seven days a week. We serve dinner every night as well as a late night menu in the bar. Try our new exciting lunch menu Monday -Friday 11am-4pm featuring new items like our Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad or Truffle Wild Mushroom Mac 'n Cheese. We are open for Dinner every night, if you have not tried the Ribeye, well, let's just say you need to get here. We offer a full Brunch Menu Saturday and Sunday with great items like Brie Stuffed Challah Bread French Toast, Chicken and Waffles, Shrimp Grits. We offer live entertainment on a regular basis please check our schedule as it varies.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
11am to 11pm Monday thru Thursday
11am to 1am Friday and Saturday
10am to 11pm Sunday
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Phone number
(703) 723-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
The V Social Eatery offers two distinctive rooms for your special event. We have a private dining room that can seat up to 70 people for a formal sit down meal, a perfect setting for a client dinner, wedding rehearsal dinner, showers or large gatherings. On the other side, our Back Bar area, offers the finest room in all of Virginia for Happy Hours, casual Birthday parties, after Wedding parties, or a casual business dinner buffet. The back bar features its own sound system, two full size flat screen TV's, Beer keg bar stools, and other casual seating in a very sophisticated bar setting
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Catering
The V Social Eatery & Brewhouse offers a wide variety of catering options, from extensive appetizer buffets, buffet dinner, plated luncheon and dinner options form our menu. Or let us create a custom menu for your special event. Please contact us regarding your specific needs
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Loudoun Co Pkwy
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Entertainment
Wednesday : Live Music with Andre Fox 8-?
Sunday Jazz on the Patio 3-6pm
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Special events & promotions
Wednesday Nights with Andre Fox 8pm-?
Sunday Afternoon Jazz on the Patio with Steven Williams & Friends 3-6pm

Upcoming Events
Monthly Cars & Cigars Meet May 28th 3-6pm
DJ Karpediem June 4th
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.7
ambience
3.4
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

This was the first and last experience. We had reservations for brunch on Mother's Day for 12:45pm. Upon arrival, we were seated but no one came to serve us - not even take out drink orders! My young niece and nephew (both under 8 years of age) were with us as well. We reached out to other servers and they all kept telling us that our server would be right with us. On top of all of this, people were sat after us, and were being served. This went on until about 2:00pm, and then when we decided to leave. There's no reason it should take an hour just to receive a drink order for a total of 5 people. You can get a drink at a crowded bar faster than that. We told the hostess upon leaving that we were not served and all she said was "oh I'm sorry". Ridiculous! That was the most unprofessional place ever. I will never go back there and I will not recommend it to anyone.

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Soccermom (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Appears restaurant was overwhelmed with Mother's Day Brunch crowd. Ran out of glasses, switched food on menu to french fries when ran out of french toast. Very disappointed.

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Steiner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

I've been here several times with my family. It's relatively new and, surprisingly, not very crowded even during peak times. It's a spacious restaurant with 2 bars and lots of patio seating. We've enjoyed the food and found the pricing reasonable. The service is friendly. The only gripe we've had is that the service seems a bit disorganized at times--e.g., we came on Sunday for Mother's Day with a 10 am reservation but had to wait around for about 10 minutes after opening for the staff to set up an outdoor table for us. (This may be just because the wait staff is quite young and the restaurant is new so they're not 100% up to speed yet).

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Tuliplady1234 (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

This was the worse restaurant I have ever eaten at. The humus wasn't even real. It tasted like it was made with a powder mix. It also had no flavor. The calamari was presented o.k. but also tasted bland. The beer was the only thing that tasted good.

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Scotsmon (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on March 26, 2017

Made a reservation, but the place was closed when I took an Uber to the restaurant. Not good. I did however enjoy amazing Indian Food near by.

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vipFrequentdiner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on March 16, 2017

The food is always consistent and pretty good. BUT, the service is horrible every visit. On every single occasion there has been a error with our bar order and/or our food order and the wait staff is VERY slow to check on you. This past visit we waited 20 minutes for a to-go box and our check and we NEVER saw a manager....

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

The restaurant was closed even though I came at the time of my reservation. The doors were locked. Very frustrating experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was just okay. Long wait for food.

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vipMICHETEXAS (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Usually in a larger table, had to put multiple tables together to accommodate my group. Service OK, a litle slow.

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vipVW49 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Although the V is somewhat more brewery than restaurant, we go for food because it is conveniently located for us. Service has really improved on our last 2 visits from the past when it was a bit off. Prices are a bit on the high side but the pork pops, Greek steak salad, burgers and tacos are reasonable.

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FritzEats (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Great restaurant. The service was ok but could be better with more experienced servers. I will still go back. :)

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vipJake (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food and Melvin our waiter was awesome with recommendations and knowledge of the menu!!!

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leejay (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

We wanted something with a brunch menu and the three dollar bloody Mary's were a bonus. When we arrived at 11 it was so quiet we weren't even sure it was open.
We had a table of 7 so had reservations. But definitely didn't need it. Our server was less than enthusiastic. I'd read reviews about it being slow and it was definitely that.
The food was ok. My sons complained the fried chicken in the chicken and waffles was soggy on the underside. My breakfast burrito was good but the fruit with it was almost all melon and 4 pieces of strawberry that I didn't eat because they were brown.
My chief complaint was that refills of coffee were slow even when we asked and in a whole new cup instead of pouring in a refill. Seemed like a lot of dishes!
So nothing major but wouldn't go out of my way to return for brunch.

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SteakLover (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Service sucked. Meal was just "ok". Won't be back anytime soon. :(

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Angie (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

I've been to V a number of times for brunch. The service has always been good and the food delicious. That was the main reason I suggested it for our get together for brunch. Unfortunately this time was not the same. The service was absolutely horrible! I made a reservation for 6. Three of us showed up and told the hostess we had a reservation. She asked if we wanted the bar or a table. Why would we make a reservation to sit in the bar? Once seated it took forever for the server to come to the table. She asked for our drinks and I asked for a pomegranate mimosa. She said they didn't have those. I was immediately confused since V is the only place I've had them. I checked the website and sure enough the brunch drinks listed it. I showed it her and she replied the website hasn't been updated in a long time. When we asked if it was possible to have one any way she said she didn't think the bartender would know how. Umm what? It took forever just to get water. Once the food came (which didn't take very long) she disappeared. She was very nice but her service was terrible. Thankfully the food was just as delicious as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Wait staff blows. The manager on the other hand was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

Best traditional fried Cajun rubbed wings ever!!! Servers are all very nice and I'm always treated great.

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vipJudi (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

Three of us had dinner at the V and each of us really liked our dinner. The waiter was a little slow particularly since we were the only people in the dining area. The bar was quite busy but he seemed to have no duties there. I had wild mushroom risotto with shrimp which was outstanding. My mother in law really enjoyed her fries and burger. My husband had steak and fries, also delicious. The restaurant is located in a strip mall next to a hotel so there's not much ambiance but it is very convenient to Dulles Airport and the food was great. The service was OK and I'm betting if it had been busier it would have been better. I would definitely return if staying in that area again.

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FOODIE7 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2016

Our large group was very pleased with the items we ordered. The service was spot on-no complaints at all. Food was great, fresh and cooked perfectly. The bruchetta appetizer was so beautifully displayed it was a shame to eat, but glad we did. The pork pops were almost a meal in itself and falling off the bone tender. The chicken wings were gourmet large with a crispy outside. The risotto is a must have-some of the best I have ever eaten. All in all a wonderful special occasion dining experience. Oh and we loved the local craft beer selections. We will be back!

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vipHungry (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

My ratings are lower than they probably should be. My food was excellent. Our server did her best. BUT she was apparently working alone so although she was good, she was also scarce. I rated the ambience low because we were frickin freezing all through the meal, food was cold immediately, and our shivering prevented us from enjoying the event.
2 servers in the house and a 5 degree boost on the thermostat and I would have rated everything higher.

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vipCynJohn (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 23, 2016

The food is great but the service is always terrible and super slow.

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April (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2016

Steak was excellent! The place looked like it's a happening place especially in the summer.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

My family and I went there for my brother's birthday dinner. He really enjoys a good beer and he likes their variety. The food was fantastic, the service was awful. The girl that served us made it very obvious that she was not happy to be doing so. She was really rather rude.
Despite the lackluster service we had a good time. Everyone loved the food they ordered. The appetizers were great. We were a group of 8.

I highly recommend the hummus, calamari, and the soft pretzel as appetizers. The dinner portions are large so maybe think about sharing. Great food.

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vipTerrell (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Thank you so much for such a delightful restaurant. The service was great. The manager called that as soon as you made the reservation to make sure that we had everything we needed. The food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

We took my mom here for her birthday. The food was good but the service was terrible. We ordered drinks which took at least 30 minutes to get. In fact, we ordered appetizers a few minutes after we ordered drinks and the appetizers came well before our drinks. When we ordered a second round of drinks, they were never brought to us. We finished our dinner well before the waiters ever noticed we didn't get our drinks. They did have a party that night in their private party room, which they sat us right next to, but all of their attention went to that party and the other diners were a second thought. The food was good, but all-in-all it was quite a disappointing experience, especially when we went there for a birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

My girl and I sat at the bar and that was awesome. The bartenders are good and the foods was delicious. Been there a couple times now and I'll go back for the beers alone. Good hummus and the Red Snapper was tasty.

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Dave (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Food was great, beer (great of course) - can't complain. Service was a bit lacking. I think it might have been attributed to our seating arrangement (felt disconnected from the wait-staff) and our plans to take the food to go. About the only time we saw the wait-staff was taking the order, receiving the food, and getting the bill.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

My husband and I came later at night (9:30) for dinner. We both got the risotto. It was cooked well, but the butter overpowered the dish. All I could taste was butter. Also, I the website said that it had many local beers, but we found the beer list to be quite limited. We would have loved to have seen more local beers available on tap. We sat inside (which had a great feel to it) because it was quite humid outside, but I thought that the patio looked like a great place to sit and enjoy a meal and/or some drinks with friends, when the weather gets a bit cooler. I don't know that I would quite recommend The V over other restaurants in the area, unless a friend was looking for somewhere to go later at night. If the beer list gets bigger, and the food quality steps up a notch, then we'll be back with friends!

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Cavewoman (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

It was a nice warm w evening they had a gentleman on the patio playing and singing great songs. They have plenty of seating and a nice size patio to kick back & have a few beers or dinner if you choose. We enjoyed our first visit.

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