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The Grille at Morrison House

Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703-838-8000
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Ranked #89 of 642 restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $19 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: King Street
Transit: King Street Metro
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Brunch for family (5) at Morrison House Grille on Easter Sunday was poor and definitely not worth the price of about $50 per head. Upon arrival table was not ready (waited 30 minutes or so) and service throughout the meal was very slow and incompetent (had to ask for things like water, butter plates, etc.). Menu was set piece with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I went there for the Easter Buffet with my wife and son. The $50 set price came with coffee or tea, appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The place was not crowed at all. The atmosphere was very pleasant and they had a piano player providing some background music. Once we sat down, the waiter took our orders pretty quickly, but it... More

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Patrick M, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

I am sorry for the experience you had on Easter. I can assure you that those are not your standards and I feel horrible that we failed on your easter brunch. I would lvoe to invite you back for dinner as my guests. Please email me at patrick.mcnally@kimptonhotels.com if you would like to return for dinner! More

Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Located inside a Kimpton hotel, we attended a private birthday celebration in one of the many dining rooms in this historic building. The sweeping staircases leading up to the front door of the building is a portend of the elegance of the attentive service and delicious food. Located in the charming Old Town section of Alexandria, it was a delight... More

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Patrick M, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your experience and the Morrison House and The Grille. We hope to have you back again real soon. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary at the Sunday Brunch at the Morrison House. We will definitely be going back. The atmosphere was intimate yet not stuffy. The customer service was superb beyond expectations. We were able to chat with the manager and the chef about everything from the historical architecture to food preparation. With the first scrumptious bite, we could tell... More

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Jumpin' all over the world
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband took me to the Grille for my birthday. The dining and bar area is small -- maybe a dozen tables and ten bar stools. They squeeze in a piano and the evening we were there there was a pianist and guitar player, plus several people who rotated singing. The music was nice, but it made everyone speak more... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I only had yummy lemon brioche french toast for breakfast one morning, but will definitely try the High Tea if I'm back on a Saturday.

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WashingtonDC
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340 reviews 340 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Some friends and I went to The Grille for brunch, and overall, I felt that it had the foundation for a good brunch, but there wasn't enough diversity in the food they offered. To be honest, I hadn't really heard of this restaurant before my friend suggested Morrison House for brunch, but I'm always up for trying new place. The... More

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Patrick M, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you Jason for you review and response. I am always happy to have feedback so we can learn what to do and what not to do. To be honest our brunch is rather new for us and we are moving in directions to better the experience. I know this is not an excuse and I am not trying to... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

went to the Grille for Sunday brunch with a good girlfriend of mine and the service was just lacking. We arrived separately and neither of us were greeted when we entered, no hostess was at the reception area, and we each had to wait to figure out what was going on. When seated it took 5 requests to get coffee,... More

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Patrick M, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

I am truly sorry for your brunch experience. We are in the infancy stages of this brunch and we are still working out some issues. Although that is no excuse for the service. You should not have to be asking for any of those items they should just have been offered to you at the start of your dining experience.... More

Kirkland, Quebec, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Small, quaint, personal with great food is the experience at The Grille. Outstanding breakfast at a more than reasonable price! Tasty dinners and a Sunday brunch you'll remember for some time!

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Sanaa, Yemen
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here recently when we were staying at the hotel. The wait staff was very attentive and very helpful. Indeed, they prevented us from making bad decisions on the menu. The bartender was a real pro and makes a wonderful dry martini. We had the French onion soup and Amish Chicken and both were excellent.... More

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