Sandy
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 2, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3
 
 
Sandy'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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ok, but not what it used to be food-wise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have loved Virtue since it opened, esp its unique Irish dishes created by Cathal Armstrong.
Now I get that the average tourist doesn't want to try bone marrow, but the menu has become too pedestrian with the usual sprinkling of burgers, crab cake sandwiches, etc. My crab benedict for brunch was fine except for the overly salty potatoes. But as a convivial and relaxing place to hang out with friends and for special occasions, the place still has it. Love the openness & spaciousness of the 2nd floor, the sheer curtain dividers, the cozy multi-sofa seating for guests in the center and the large, long tables for families and groups. Glad the servers don't have to wear grey workman shirts anymore; they used to look like plumbers. We'll still go to Virtue, we just wish some items were better and the food more interesting. The host was very friendly and came around twice. I didn't want to make him unhappy by airing my food thoughts, so here they are instead.
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Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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The charming Mount Vernon Inn restaurant serves lunch daily and elegant candlelit dinners daily. The Inn offers six intimate dining rooms, two with fireplaces, all with colonial and delicious regional and colonial cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
lunch at a country inn
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Located besides the entry to the Mt. Vernon estate of George Washington, a stop here for lunch keeps your 18th century experience going in a country inn with wooden floors, fussy wallpaper, and servers in period costumes. I enjoyed the turkey "pye" (turkey pot pie) which was a smallish bowl of firm vegetables and tasty turkey morsels - comfort food. Hubby enjoyed grilled shrimp in Caesar salad. good solid fare, not trendy. you don't come here for trendy. locals as well as tourists favor this place and its friendly, attentive service."
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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