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Permanently Closed - Walker's Grille

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1014 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Lunch

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This restaurant is permanently closed. A neighborhood favorite since 2011, Walker’s Grille delivers on its promise of consistently delicious, American cuisine with fresh ingredients inspired by each season. Whether you are in the mood for a delicious burger, a contemporary salad, or a plate of perfectly seared scallops, Walker’s Grille has you covered. Perfect for a date night, a business lunch, or Happy Hour with friends, come enjoy our contemporary outdoor patio, comfortable dining room, or spacious bar… see you at the Grille!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(703) 922-6200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Jay Caputo
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Catering
We can cater any event up to 1,000 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beulah Street
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Parking details
Ample free parking in the parking lot, garage, or on street.
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Public transit
Metro Park Drive
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Special events & promotions
We can host any event, 2 semi-private rooms.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I had a great experience. The scallops dish included some creative ingredients, but it was very tasty. I just went on Saturday evening April 14, 2018. I hope this restaurant reopens soon.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and service as always. Only regret that we can't have one of everything!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

There were 5 of us, 2 of whom are food critics. Every dish was excellent, except the mash, which was cold, under-seasoned and bland. The atmosphere is chic, the space is roomy and quiet. The service was rather slow and forgetful, however, and annoying kids were running around screaming on the patio,

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Yummy food and mimosas for my birthday brunch! Great service from a young chef/hostess/server!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter brunch and LOVED their special holiday menu. They offered an omelet station, served by Tina who was wonderful!! Their $3 mimosas are hard to beat! I ordered the avocado toast (yum!), my husband ordered the omelet bar, but the sticky buns took the gold! Delicious! I definitely recommend this place for brunch, or lunch. Looking forward to the warmer months and enjoying their spacious patio!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food and staff are fabulous!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We ordered 2 different steak dishes, both medium rare. On the first attempt, they both came out well done. On the second attempt, they were cooked better, but the filet did not appear to be fresh. The outside was gray rather than a good sear, and the inside was dark purple instead of bright pink. We were comped for the filet, but overall, it was very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had a first visit to Walker Grill this week. It won’t be our last. It truly is a gem. Everything was delicious: appetizer, entrees, and desserts. Our waiter was great, attentive but not intrusive. Though we don’t often drink alcohol the wine list seemed extensive and the bar side of the restaurant was really busy. We can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

First time at Walker's Grill and it did not disappoint. We were looking for a place with an atmosphere of casual elegance and we were not disappointed. We were there for brunch and the menu options were varied and interesting without being overwhelming . Our server, Keenan, was polite, attentive, and accommodating. We were highly satisfied with our experience and look forward to many return visits to sample more of their delightful menu!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had done lunch there when I worked in the building. Sunday dinner this time with friends - started off quiet with a great atmosphere. as people arrived noise level grew. The food is eclectic and there is something for everyone. There are innovative pairings and what we ordered was done to perfection. Good Cappuccino and dessert also

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was not good but the service was great. Went for a birthday brunch and it was pretty empty so we were served right away.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

First time to one of their wine dinners. Loved it - small and intimate; great value. Will be looking for more of these

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The only complaint I have is the noise level was too high.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food at a good price. They pay special attention to food allergies and are very helpful in finding a solution

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went on Valentine's Day and I really feel like they weren't prepared for the turnout. Maybe they had workers call out and they were short staffed, either way we waited a really long time. The hostess, Analise, was amazing! I could tell she was stressed but she was very professional and friendly. My food was burnt and they remade it for me with no problem, but when I got it back it was med well instead of well. Overall I enjoyed the place and I will go back to see if they can get 1 or 2 more stars😉

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I have wanted this restaurant to succeed so I have given it several tries - unfortunately it is headed in the opposite direction. This last visit will be my last visit. The staff is nice enough but seems overwhelmed, the food is mediocre at best, and the dining room is loud. Not worth the prices they charge. Sorry....

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good, but very rushed. We were there for the Valentine's dinner special menu but the server hustled us through like it was Chili's or Applebee's. Until it was time for the bill, that took 20min.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Nicole was the person serving me (she was also the bartender) and she was on top of her game. The food was good (except the bread. They were trying a new recipe and it was not really good), but Nicole was the star here. Great place, looks really cool with outside seating options.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Visited for the first time during restaurant week. Food selection and presentation was amazing-- fresh, creative and delicious. We are looking forward to coming back especially when the outdoor patio opens up.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Came here for brunch and loved everything it. Our new favorite go to location for Brunch!

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Walker Grille has fallen on hard times. We brought another couple with us for Restaurant Week and would up embarrassed for suggesting it. Despite only 3 other couples in the restaurant on a Sunday night, the service was terrible. We sat a long time before finally asking the host who seated us if he was our waiter. Then we had to ask for bread, ask for drink refills, etc. With only 3 entrees on the Restaurant Week menu, they were out of one. Then they got the order wrong and one of the entrees was delayed 15 minutes.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We met friends at Walker's Grille for an early dinner. Since it was early, it was not crowded
and we had a lovely quiet dinner with an attentive wait staff and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a delightful lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday. It was Restaurant Week so we had a delicious three-course meal. Very good service.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Overall a solid place to dine. It's not for everyday dining, but good for dates and business meals. They could benefit from a more prominant cocktail menu (if one even exists). I only saw the wine list. The food was good. The waiter was a bit awkward at first, but warmed up as the meal progressed. Will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was just okay. The steak on my beet salad was bland. Another person at our table got the Steak Frittes and said his was bland too. The person at our table that got the chicken said the skin was seasoned well but it did not get into the meat. The bread in the bread basket was was either microwaved or stale because it was hard. We could have had a better meal for less elsewhere.
Service was so so.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been several times - food is usually good - menu changes to take into account seasonally available items. It is allergy/food sensitivity friendly. Waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We sat at the bar and had dinner in a casual format. The bartender Nicole couldnt have been nicer, offering great service and wonderful tips on what to order. It was a great evening.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We went for brunch and had a group of seven. There was only one service person so he had a difficult time trying to tend to all the tables but did his best and was very friendly. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Having eaten here three times prior to include Valentine's Day, I already knew it would not disappointment; this was, however, my friend's first time and she very much enjoyed herself. From the wine to the food, everything was great along with fantastic service who provided just the right amount of attention as my friend and I caught up since last time. A great place to enjoy an evening with friends, family, and loved ones.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Walkers is a good restaurant working on becoming better. I like the wine pairing dinner nights.

Where Walkers can improve is adding more refresh fruits, the orange juice should be squeezed not from a box. The menu should revamped it’s been the same a long while now. The chief should have specialties dishes daily. This is a good restaurant but can be so much more.

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2.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Poor service, poor food-they were out of several items on their menu-and what we did receive (except for the desserts) was not good.

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2.0Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was okay, did not have a lot of flavor. the calamari breading fell off in the bowl. The cobb salad had grissel pieces of the chicken in it, and the dressing did not really have any flavor (honey mustard).

It seems to me the food has gone down hill since it initially opened. It's a great location and has good ambience for the working and social crowd, but the food needs to improve for the prices charged.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This spot is a hidden gem. Once inside, or even on the patio, you will forget you are in a business park. Weekend brunch is great, it's a casual environment, very laid back. My poached eggs came out really overcooked once and they eagerly offered to correct it. Dinner during the week is usually beautifully quiet - and that's the best part.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful venue for my birthday celebration!

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious food and nice setting. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Narrow but great wine list. Could do with a better selection of craft beers

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We gather with another couple monthly and alternate who chooses the restaurant. It was our turn and Walkers Grill was the restaurant of choice. The food was fabulous...some of the best calamari ever...cooked to perfection! Having perfectly-sized entree portions was refreshing and naturally they are beautifully garnished. My husband and I had the scallops and they were melt in your mouth delicious! Our friends were equally impressed especially with the roasted Brussel sprouts with cranberries...an unexpected flavorful surprise. When the weather is friendlier, the outdoor seating is a must for happy hour and dining... making Walkers quite the neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect location for a family reunion!

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened. Service and food was fine. Menu has been degraded. Talked to manger who said restaurant will be renovated and refurbished in Nov-Dec 2017. We will try again in 90 days.

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1.0Dined on November 2, 2017

One of the worst meals I have ever had. One would think "fish & chips" to be pretty ordinary (i.e., safe), but the fish wasn't done, and the batter was soggy. It wasn't any better after I sent it back, and no offer was made to correct or amend the bill. Nor was I asked why I didn't finish my meal. The accompanying fries were limp and tasteless. They were out of two items on the menu. I hear that this restaurant might be closing - I think they should do us all a favor and just DO IT!

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I have been to Walker's Grille 2-3 times over the years (in their early years), but it's been at least 2 years since we've dined at the restaurant. I love the new booths and the ambiance is quite pleasant and not that crowded. Everyone who worked there was super nice. However, we were extremely disappointed with the food. The quality was not as good and fresh as we've had previously. The oysters were dry and unseasoned and the slaw they came in was too creamy. I did not like the olive oil mashed potatoes...it gave it an unfresh taste. Please use butter. And the steak (my husband's and son's) was underwhelming and under seasoned. The wines we drank were also on the cheap tasting side. My stuffed chicken was only okay, pretty dry. I think I like the frozen chicken cordon blue from the grocery store better. We also had dessert...The apple fritters. Again, okay...too sweet for my taste. We're wondering if there's a different chef, because Walker's Grille used to be a hidden gem in Springfield/Alexandria. Unfortunately, we will not be back.

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