FoodieWannaBe
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    April 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 25, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
FoodieWannaBe's Reviews
 
Virtue is a modern American tavern located near the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria. Our menu offers an array of farm-fresh food and refreshing cocktails to please your tastebuds, and a vibrant atmosphere to make for an enjoyable dining experience at any time of day! Housed in a historic feed & grain warehouse from the late 1800s, Virtue's stunning rustic modern decor is sure to impress.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love this place!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great food (try the Braised Short Ribs Rostadas - dreamy good, as was the Heirloom Tomato Panzanella). Awesome beer menu.
Service was spot on - she seemed to always be there when we wanted something but never was when we didn't.
Professional all around, everyone on the staff is friendly and helpful. Also, they did an amazing job of converting the old bookstore into a gorgeous space of their own. I can't think of any negatives to give you - this place is really terrific, and we've been here about a half dozen times, so we have fully tested it!
We don't normally like to come outside the city if we can help it (traffic reasons), but Virtue is always a draw for us."
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view
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A large percentage of our Chef driven, seasonal menu is sourced from local and regional farms. Pairing great beer with unique dinners, cheeses or appetizers enables us to elevate the growing culture of craft beer here in Washington, DC.<br /> In our continued efforts to maximize quality and sustainability we make every effort to source the highest quality of food we can. Whenever possible, we reach out to our local farming partners located in Virginia, Maryland and even right here in DC for everything from produce to meats. We feature an eclectic contemporary American menu, but appeal to the masses with choices from around the globe as well as a wonderful selection of Vegan and vegetarian items. <br /> We focus 100% on American Craft Beer with a strong emphasis on local and regional brewers. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always a reason to come back
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"You'd think that a brew pub would have a mediocre menu. But it is the food as much as the bar menu that keeps calling us back. I recently had the salmon with bok choy and quinoa. Yum. Oh. The spring risotto is also delish. So are the burgers. Etc. just go and start dabbling with the extensive beer menu and anything on the food menu. we haven't been anything but delighted so far."
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Scion Restaurant is excited to open it's second location in Silver Spring, Maryland in April 2013! Construction is complete at 1200 East-West Highway and we look forward to opening day!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great local place
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The first time we tried to go Scion was closed for a private event. We went back a few days ago and are glad we gave it another try. They have a nice beer and wine menu from which to choose. Happy hour prices are a great deal. My duck ragu was outstanding. My husband's risotto was good enough that he'd have it again, but he agreed my meal was stellar. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, happy, and knowledgable. No complaints - definitely worth the short walk from our apartment."
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Rustico is the quintessential neighborhood pub on the edge of Old Town Alexandria. The menu features seasonal, hearty American fare from a wood-fired oven and grill, including pizzas and rotisserie meats, along with other rustic cuisine using the freshest local ingredients available. There’s also no mistaking Rustico’s love for barley & hops! The bar’s focal point is a custom galvanized inverted T bar with 30 brilliant taps book-ended by two massive coolers holding more than 250 different types of ales, lagers, ciders and stouts.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great service, great food!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The only bad thing about this place? It gets pretty darned noisy. If you are prepared for that in advance, you'll have no issues because everything else about Rustico is outstanding.
Rustico has an amazing beer list - they need a notebook to capture all of your options. My White Alagash was perfect for a very warm April night. Our dinners were also outstanding (we had pizza, pasta, and fish - all were amazing but the fish was soooo flavorful and moist that I would get it next time).
Best of all was the service. From the huge smiles when we were greeted to our friendly and knowledgable waiter. I only wished Rustico was near our home in upper NW so we could come here more regularly!"
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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