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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    July 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm 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. Our dishes are prepared by award winning chef Duane Keller. Chef Keller, a James Beard recipient, is held in high regard in the culinary world.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do. <br /><br />Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together under one roof.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
An off night for service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I normally rave about Walker's Grille. Not so on this occasion. The food was its usual very good self. Our waiter was good. It was the bar service and hostess service that was poor. The hostess seated us at the far end of the patio close to a very large and every growing party. There were only two other filled tables on the patio so there were a lot of options, but she placed us there. The large party was having a good time and it was difficult for us to have a conversation without leaning in. Some of the mint in my husband's cocktail ( a key ingredient) was brown and rotting. How can a bar tender miss that? Will I continue to go to Walker's Grille? Yes, but I will pay closer attention to the hostess and bar tender actions."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Mike Isabella opened Kapnos along the Fourteenth Street Corridor in July 2013. Isabella draws inspiration from Northern Greece to create a menu of spreads, breads, vegetables and other small plates, including his signature wood-grilled octopus. Two wood-fire grills with rotating spits and a large oven for stone-baked flat breads service the 160-seat restaurant. Guests enjoy carvings from whole animals that have been spit-roasted all day, including lamb, goat, duck, chicken, and suckling pig. Kapnos is open for dinner seven nights a week.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
So Much to Choose From!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Overall, a delicious and memorable meal complimented with tasty and original cocktails. The menu boasts many more appealing choices than the average "small plates" restaurant. The presentations are works of art. At the top the list is the suckling pig - moist, tender, smoky ... honestly, I am still thinking about it. It was that good. The pork is followed closely by the octopus, full of flavor and so very tender. My one food complaint is the grape leaves. They are served a bit too cold making it hard to appreciate their flavor. The restaurant is also noisy, but hopefully you'll be too busy eating to care."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies
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