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About Walker's Grille

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!

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

Cuisines:
American, 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/

Catering:
We can cater any event up to 1,000 people.

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

Public Transit:
Metro Park Drive

Executive Chef:
Chef Jay Caputo

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

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

Walker's Grille Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Casual (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful venue for my birthday celebration!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect location for a family reunion!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Came here on a Sunday morning for brunch as the restaurant opened. Service was great, server was new and did a good job. Restaurant was nice. Food was okay, not amazing but enjoyable. I thought the pancakes were a bit overpriced at $13, as there was just a stack of pancakes and only a couple pieces of fruit. Outside area looks nice. Overall 4/5 stars.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We have had dinner to celebrate birthdays with a group of friends and have never been disappointed. The service & food are excellent

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Patio is very lovely.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were presented a menu that was not available. Several items from previous experiences were missing and not replaced with the same base ingredients (octopus, crab cake)
Some of the price has significantly changed.
They do a good job on appetizers we can;'t say the same for the entrees or sides.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a lovely dinner on a Sunday evening. The half price bottle of wine was a nice plus, but the food was superb. The service was first rate and lots of personal attention. The outside patio dining was exactly what we wanted. The only detractor is that the patio adjoins a parking lot, but it was well done and cozy. A great place to hang out.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had a great dinner! Love the new menu too!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food wasn't great ! The service was good, my son left his phone at the outside patio and they called us letting us know it was at the Restarunt ! Love that honesty , just for that we might make it a happy hour Restarunt on our list !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I've been here several times, almost all very good. This time, which I would describe as less satisfying, was atypical. The crab cake entree lacked a variety of textures , needed more of their outstanding vegetables, less crab cake.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent outdoor dining area with overhead heaters for cool evenings. Half price wine on Sundays and Mondays a great value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Menu is nice and so is the food. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Concept is better than the execution. Service was particularly disorganized and ineffective. Several standard items on the menu were not available and the servers didn't seem to know about it. Food preparation was uneven, somethings being quite good, others not so much. Rockfish was excellent, but risotto cake was very dry and not a good combination of tastes. Trout wasn't evenly cooked. Enjoyed having a flatbread as an appetizer for the table. Been here several times and always wished the food and service was better than it actually was. Service and food preparation need to take a step up.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was decent, not super special. Chicken was a bit overdone on my chicken and waffles. Wife’s hanger steak was done to her liking. Not busy on the weekend, so service was good and attentive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I took my Mother out for an early birthday lunch after she travelled all day. We ordered the oysters the were over cooked but ok, for entrees she had a salad and I had the seafood pirloo and that was pretty good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was good but not great in the sense that I've had better versions of nearly everything we ordered. The service was very good and we really enjoyed the outdoor seating.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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