Virtue Feed & Grain

4.5
2267 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Virtue Feed & Grain is a modern American dining room and bar located near the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria. Our menu offers an array of original recipe, flavorful, scratch-made dishes, along with extensive selections from the bar, like handcrafted cocktails, craft and small-batch beers, and an impressive wine list. The rustic elegance of our large, two-story restaurant provides a vibrant atmosphere for any dining experience, as well as private and semi-private spaces for private events, celebrations, weddings, business meetings, and gatherings of all types. The seasonal outdoor patio on historic Wales Alley offers views to the Potomac and a fun, casual destination.*

*Unfortunately we do not take advance reservations on our outdoor patio, but we will do our best to accommodate requests as space is available.
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DD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere and food is always good, service is a hit or miss based on who your server is.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time there and everything was wonderful...so it won't be my last for sure. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive without being disruptive, which is exactly what you want. The appetizer and meals were very good and for the quality and location I was pleasantly surprised with the prices. All in all a great evening and dinner

C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was very pleasant and the interior is rustic and charming. Both the food and service were outstanding. Will definitely return!

OO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was delicious and served hot, every thing was flavorful and no one didn’t not like their food. Even my kids were happy with their food.
That being said, the vents above the tables leak quite a bit of water due to a lot of condensation. The most delicious food and drink in the world can be ruined by drops of water in their meal. We had to be moved.
Our waitress was attentive and she kept our glasses full. The extra servers who pick up plates were rushing us and I had to literally tell them please stop, we are still eating. This happened with the same guy 4 times. Some kids take longer to eat. I certainly felt very rushed by him to give up our table which we were at for under an hour. The last thing I’m going to say is that the waitresses need to not smoke pot or any other vape substance in the bathroom. There were children in the restaurant and people with important jobs who do not want to inhale their waitresses and waiters vape smoke. They go into the bathroom stalls together and smoke and think that the vape smoke just dissipates in the air immediately. It doesn’t. It takes a while. Step out back to smoke.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Virtue consistently serves quality food and service. The food is fresh and seasoned perfectly. The service is outstanding from the time you walk in until the time you walk out. This is a no-brainier, just make your reservation.

WF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food her and appreciate that they have the friendliest staff around.

JS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great atmosphere, both inside and outside. Love the IPA's on tap and rockfish is my favorite dinner.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Food takes a little long to come out however.

RS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food looked good and tasted even better! Absolutely returning and will add this to my list of regular restaurant rotation.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The ambiance was great and in a great location. However, the food was not as I would have expected. I ordered the NY strip steak and my friend ordered the beef sandwich. Both dishes were not seasoned well at all. Even after adding salt, it still did nothing to give the dishes any real flavor. The waitress was nice and offered if we wanted to look at the menu to order something else but we declined. Unfortunately, we won't be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Ambiance and food were amazing as always. Server was sub-par and barely ever came to our table. We had to ask multiple times for refills or simple things like a steak knife for my steak. Aside from that, love this place and the other servers we have had!

KR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun night out. Sat inside (main level), which was SUPER loud. Could barely talk over the noise. Food was great, friendly server. But the noise was a big deterrent to a future visit.

FA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had to take our phone flashlights out to see what we were eating, the noise was not pleasant and we were seated at the kitchen despite being on time and making reservations three weeks ago.

TR
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Inside was very noisy and we opted to sit outside which was wonderful. People and dog watching was great.
Food was average but service was very good.

W
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was excellent l, Benjamin made us feel welcome and gave us excellent suggestions. Had crab cake sandwich, chicken blt, cheeseburger all with fries in duck fat, all excellent. Gets very crowded after 12 noon, def make reservations and def have cocktails all delicious

OT
Washington DC
172 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance are always spot on at Virtue. We ordered the Rockfish entree and salmon burger (no bun) with a side mixed salad. Many thanks to Scott (awesome sServer), snd Chef Aldo! As always, I’ll be back.

JH
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and excellent food. Staff was accommodating and prompt. Afterwards we strolled to the marina waterfront which is located in vicinity. First date experience was exceptional, thanks Virtue!

P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zoe took great care of us. Everything was just as expected and the food was delicious. We’ll be back.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was AMAZING. Everything that I ate was so tasty! I left there so happy and will definitely be back in the very near future!

p
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Food was...okay. My pork chop was really good, girlfriend ordered prime rib. They brought a prime rib sandwich by mistake. No big deal, they exchanged it and brought out what she wanted and even comped her sangria for the trouble! However, even I had to admit it looked a bit undercooked and tasted bland and under seasoned. Which brings me to the quinoa and mashed potatoes. Both of which were buttery. So buttery it's all I tasted. So those were a bit disappointing. We had the duck poutine appetizer and it was amazing. Not a great first visit, but I'd give this place another shot.

AS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

They were swamped for brunch and their orders kept coming out wrong

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at an outside table and the service was very good. The awnings kept the sun at bay and kept the temperature pleasant. The food was very good. Noise level was same as street level. (In the past the noise level indoors has been excessive.)

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Service and ambiance was great and the menu looks good. The biggest issue was that the eggs in all 3 egg dishes we ordered seemed to be powdered eggs. They didn't taste good at all, made food tasteless. The hush puppies were dry and sub par as well. Really wanted to like this place, maybe would try again for lunch but not breakfast.

HC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends from out of town and we had a great meal. A big thanks to Luke, General Manager who got us a great table in the quieter part of the restaurant and to our server Coy.

e
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best table in the house. Good service and good food.

AD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Either an off night in the kitchen or things are going down hill. Sweet potato tacos... soaked in something that was to spicy to eat, crab dip was always my favorite but this time it was bland with old bay sprinkled on top. Not typical for this restaurant so I will give it another shot.

SG
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salad was right out of the garden fresh. Prime rib sandwich. Wow!

TU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall Virtue Feed & Grain is a good place but this visit wasn't particularly good or representative of past experiences. Virtue Feed & Grain is in a nice part of town and has a good menu. This experience was less than stellar starting with the location of our table near the kitchen. It was loud which was expected but the kitchen was particularlly loud at point but you could still hear wait-staff gossiping about customers.

Our server was excellent though and he was quite prompt. Some of the food was good overall like the duck fries. That said, the wild boar burger which wasn't good from a flavor or texture standpoint. It may have been off since the burger didn't settle well and made my date sick. The calamari was good and would recommend. Would return but it will be a good while for that will happen due to this experience.

CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation and arrived early so went to the bar. Quite busy but the bartender took good care of us. Was surprised to be seated early as it was crowded but all good. Food came and it was delicious with just the right portion size. All went well until we finished dinner. Then we seem to have been forgotten. Next we knew we had the check without an offer of coffee or dessert. So we asked for coffee. That came and then we waited and waited and waited for the check. Folks on either side of us had different servers. Not sure what the deal was. Kind of a downer to an otherwise good evening. Other note, when I used OpenTable to make the reservation I put down Anniversary as the special occasion but didn’t hear anything more, even a congratulations.

MH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sit outside near the waterside for less noise. The appetizers are all great. Good beer and tasty habanero shrub margarita. People watching is good along with pet friendly atmosphere.

RG
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible customer service. Waiter accidentally waste beer all over my husband shirt and pants. While the waiter was apologetic, the Manager handle the situation terribly. We received a discount from the bill, however there was no offer to dry clean his Burberry shirt or pants. I will never go back.

JJ
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor patio with views of park and river. Good beer, wine and cocktails selections. Wide variety of options on menus from appetizers, sandwiches, burgers to entrees. Will be return if back in the area.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place. They have the best prime rib french dip in the city so i always come in for that. Service was awesome. Overall very Happy and Will keep coming back.

TH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AWESOME!!! You must try the Duck Putine.

CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We like activity and noise but there was a table next to us that was painfully loud. It was only lunchtime and it made it difficult to even carry on a conversation.

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was terrific- friendly, thorough and timely

K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great drinks! Must try the poutine! Tacos were delicious too!

RL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Coy was a great server who allowed us time to talk and make our choices. The food came to us quickly and was all delicious!

LC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seever

CM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The upstairs view overlooking the Potomac River is unbeatable. The building was unique in that it was industrial, yet still felt warm and intimate. Service was fabulous....we were a table of 3 there on business but had a lot of visiting to do. Our server, Aliza B, was attentive but never rushed us. The crab dip and calamari were excellent, but the tuna poke salad was to DIE for! Highly recommend Virtue!!

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