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About Walker's Grille

Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm to table fresh, contemporary American cuisine. Our menu items are made from all natural, fresh products sourced from local and regional farming communities. Our vendors are all committed to ethical and environmentally friendly farming practices. The meat and poultry we serve are Certified Humane. Our seafood is sustainable from domestic sources.

Committed to protecting the future of our local environment we are proud to be the first restaurant in Virginia to earn LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do.

Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together.

6909 Metro Park Drive
Alexandria, VA 22310
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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

Cross Street:
Beulah Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 922-6200

Website:
http://www.walkersgrille.com/

Entertainment:
Bands Thursdays 6-9

Catering:
We can cater any event from 2-1000 people.

Parking Details:
Ample parking in the either the parking lot, garage, or on street.

Public Transit:
Metro Park Drive

Executive Chef:
Chef Scott Perry

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can host any event, 2 semi private rooms.

Walker's Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vegan (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Was not busy at all but it had amazing service with a specialized menu so would not recommend adult menu to kids at all.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Lovely dinner date with my husband. The food was delicious, the wine selection was broad,and the company was wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Walkers Grill is consistent with great delicious food and great service. I could not recommend
any higher! Always a good choice for a nice evening out!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I decided to go to Walker's Grille based on the reviews. I'm very disappointed with my experience here. First, I had a reservation but upon arrival was told we had to wait 20-25 minutes to be seated. After we were seated, we were told that they only offer the prix-fixe menu for Father's Day. At no point when I made the reservation or called to confirm the reservation was I told about the limited menu. After we placed our order, we waited for a little over 30 minutes just to get a salad. Now on to the food, it was the WORSE food I have EVER had in a restaurant. No one in our group enjoyed their food. The best part of my meal was the bacon (can't really mess that up). We let our server (Nicole) know that none of us liked our food but she did a great job at serving us. I would not go to this restaurant again nor would I recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was good, but my scallops were cool, not hot. The hash was delicious! Also, they don't make frozen drinks.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I had a very enjoyable experience at Walkers Grille for my wife's graduation lunch. Everyone was so nice and accommodating to my party ensuring the overall meal was pleasant. Walkers Grille is a diamond in the rough that many may not know of at this time but will find out soon enough. The food was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great service and yummy food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Fantastic restaurant located right between Springfield and Alexandria, Virginia. We met with friends for our quarterly get-together to reminisce and enjoy some fine wines.

We sat in the bar area, and Nicole took care of us, and she did great. We started with soup and salad, then went along to our dinners.

It was a Saturday night, and I'm surprised the restaurant wasn't busier than it was. My scallops were fresh and enhanced by the flavors of sweet potato and curry. My husband ordered the duck gnocci, which wasn't "gamey" at all. Our friends ordered the pork. We were stuffed by the end of our meal, so we didn't get to enjoy any dessert.

We've been to Walker's numerous times and will definitely return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent food and service. Only complaint was my guest had seen crab cake sandwich on the menu on the web site, but in the restaurant there was a crab cake topping a salad, only. Our waiter asked the kitchen if a sandwich could be fashioned, and the answer was "no". Guest ultimately got the crab cake, but on the salad - poor execution in the kitchen.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We had a great time our server Jaxx was great as was the bartender Nicole. They did outstanding answering our questions. It was busy but we never felt forgotten. The food was outstanding and whole staff was friendly. The manger was telling us they do wine dinners def coming for that next time. She was very friendly and stop to talk to us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Outstanding selection of wines with 5 separate courses, a monthly event on the last Wednesday, truly enjoyable, 7-9!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Nice place, great food, good service. To much noise from the kitchen.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I met a friend for lunch there ,we sat outside under the ceiling fans which I love. With all the landscaping you don't even know you're in a parking lot. We both had salads,I had salmon and my friend had shrimp .... both done to perfection done to perfection. Every time I go the service is wonderful and I'm never disappointed With my meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Really liked our meal but service was slow and sometimes a little inefficient..

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I have been to Walker Grill several times, and always have dinner in the Bar Area, it is never crowded, quick service, and I never fill rushed. I can count on there to be space at the last minute.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Took my wife there for Mothers Day Brunch. The value was $40/person and no real option for vegetarian who wanted to have eggs. I understand the idea of prepping early but there should be a way to modify and keep the integrity of the food menu. As for the menu, the ideas were well presented but I think a little more could've been added for variety. 1 soup containing meat/fish ingredient - 1 menu item as entree without modification - it could've been a tad better.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Have had good experiences here for dinner in the past. But the prix fixe mother's day meal was very underwhelming for the price. They also forgot to bring our first course and we had a really long wait for the final course. Will probably not come back for special occasions.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is the second Mother's Day we spent at Walker's Grille. The atmosphere, food and the service are excellent.

We plan to make this a part of celebrating Mother's Day, every year!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Nestled neatly among busy office buildings, a few blocks from Franconia Metro Station, and down the street from Springfield Mall, this gem of a restaurant lives quietly off the beaten path. The service staff is attentive, efficient, and pleasant. The owners are gracious and anxious to greet their guests. And, the ambience is just perfect for either an intimate occasion or family dining. The food is well prepared and tasty. Take a trip away from the usual bustle and relax on the outside patio.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Barratta with tomatoes and pesto was five star! Everyone's dinner was excellent except the porterhouse porkchop was tender and possibly underdone. Location was difficult to find and one member of the party described it as "meh".

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent food at reasonable prices.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I ordered the chicken and waffles. The waffle was tough, cakey, and tasteless and served luke warm. The chicken was pieces of breast meat, which was not bad. I could not eat the waffle and the meal was removed from the check without even asking. That was pretty good customer service and Nicole, our waitress was very nice, however she did not check back with us once our food was served to see if we were OK. My friend's shrimp and grits were excellent he said. I would go back and try something different since they did remove the chicken & waffles from the check.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 2, 2017

The chef even made us a plate that was not on the menu. He was very accommodating and the food was excellent. Service was excellent as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

It's a nice place, I just don't care for the menu selections.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We love Walker's Grille and the food is outstanding! Try to leave room for dessert. The night we were there, many of the tables were reserved for a wedding party and the group next to us was extremely loud. Because of the booking, we were not able to move to a quieter table. Fortunately, they left after about half our meal and it was very pleasant after that. We have experienced before that the acoustics are not great and it tends to be quite noisy. Still very worthwhile and would highly recommend. If you go on a nice night, you can sit outside which is very pleasant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We were a party of 9 women, most had not bee there before. Everyone was very pleased with the food and service. Can you believe a group of women this size and no complaints. That says a lot for Walker's Grill. We all loved it and will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Nicole our waitress at the bar is great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The server made a very inappropriate comment to me, when I ordered a second mimosa: "off the diet, are you?" And something else about the particular dish I ordered. Seriously?! Plus, it was a warm day and it was way too hot in the restaurant to enjoy the meal. We had always chosen this place for nice meals out, but not anymore.

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

Selected this restaurant over others at least 10 times and have always recommended highly to friends. Meals were very good today - as always. Unfortunately the service was not.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Great brunch menu & outdoor seating! The prices were very reasonable which made the experience even better. Had a really nice time at Walker's Grille!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

They recently changed their menu, and while we've always enjoyed this restaurant, the food is now some of the best we've had in this region. They have a new chef and the food is amazing. Also a wonderful location to bring dogs on their outdoor heated veranda. Very friendly service as well. Highly recommended!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

BLT, shrimp & grits both good. $3 mimosa special. Outdoor seating both casual and traditional tables would be nice in good weather

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 30, 2017

We had a party of 9, and Keagon (our waiter) was outstanding. HE was polite, friendly, and on top of everything--drink running low? He's there. Need anything? He got it. He was available without being intrusive. Well done

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Lunch was very good but a little heavy on the garlic. Service was excellent with a nice friendly atmosphere. And it was quiet enough we could carry on a conversation (yay).

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Wow!!! First time but definitely not the last (just made another reservation). Fava bean Risotto is out of this world! Apple fritter dessert is worth the calories (work out ahead of your meal). What a gem and so close. My friend had fish stuffed with Maryland crab and my small piece melted in your mouth. Service from Phil was outstanding. Can't wait to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great neighborhood spot with solid service and good food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Ordered trout...not sure what it was but it was pale pink tasted like salmon and was way too salty. Very disappointed because I love trout.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Good food with really nice presentation. My wife had the rock fish which was really nice and my mom had the lamb shank which was also cooked well. There could have been more veggies and less beans with the lamb. I got the ribeye which was the special and it tasted like it had been frozen. Never a good idea to get steak specials. It was seasoned well and I liked the sides but not a great steak. The waiter was great, brought bread and the kids food out right away. They also have coloring pages and crayons. Great for the kids.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We arrived at the tail end of a snow storm. There weren't many people out or working due to that. We were greeted by Nicole. She was both our waitress and our bartender. She was very welcoming. The ambiance was mellow and relaxing. Nicole took very good care of us. We had no idea that they were closing early. They never made us feel rushed in any way. I can't wait to return when it's warmer to enjoy their excellent outdoor seating area. And Nicole makes a VERY nice cucumber martini. And my husband said that was one of the best Long Island Iced Teas he's had. Thanks so much for adding to our twenty year anniversary in such a positive way.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great food at a really great price, super affordable brunch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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