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The Grille at Morrison House

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Old Town
American, French, Contemporary
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116 S Alfred St, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (King Street)
King Street Metro
(703) 838-8000
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Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Warm Elegant setting but the food was disappointing

The Grille Morrison House Hotel is a lovely, upscale hide-a-way in old town. Beautifully decorated, warm and elegant with a surprisingly cozy feel. We went to the bar area where they have large, comfortable, leather chairs and amble seating. They also have a long bar with at least 15 bar stools... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Margaret H
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Grille Morrison House Hotel is a lovely, upscale hide-a-way in old town. Beautifully decorated, warm and elegant with a surprisingly cozy feel. We went to the bar area where they have large, comfortable, leather chairs and amble seating. They also have a long bar with at least 15 bar stools. On the weekends they have a piano playing making... More 

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Michael B, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you Margaret for the feed back. I am glad that the service you received was excellent and that you enjoyed the ambiance. I am sorry that the meal did not meet your expectations and I want you to know that I have shared your feedback with the Chef. The new Spring menu will be launching in the next 3-4... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I sometimes dread the limited menu offered during restaurant week but I need not have worried. The escargot starter was stellar and my beef fillet was excellent. We split a bottle of wine. All of this was very affordable compared to their usual prices. A few things that really stood out: we were not "pushed" at all (which is rare... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We recently visited the Grill at the Morrison House. We had not eaten there in over 10 years and were pleasantly surprised. It used to be separated into 2 dinning experiences, a fairly formal restaurant and a more informal "Grill". It now appears it is just called the "Grill". The quality of the food was high, The wine list appropriate,... More 

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Michael B, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you Mike. I am glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I hope you come and dine with us again soon. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went during Restaurant Week because it's a little pricey for me. Wonderful experience from wine to food to atmosphere to attention paid to us! Very quiet on Monday night. Valet parking if you eat at the Grille. Delicious!!!!

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Michael B, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you Karen for the kind words. I am ecstatic that you enjoyed your dinning experience. I hope to have you join us again in the future. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was not there long enough for more than a breakfast but it was delicious. They have good room service, on time and excellent food!

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Michael B, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you Pam for your kind words. Hopefully next time you visit you can join us for dinner. There is excellent live piano music on Thursdays,Fridays,and Saturdays. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Grille at Morrison House is an adjunct to one of the great little lodges in Old Town. It features a dining room and a piano bar, which was quite raucous the night we went there. We really enjoyed it. I can't remember what I ordered, it it's a place for a special occasion -- Valentine's, New Year's -- and... More 

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Michael B, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you William for you kind words. Unfortunately there is no longer sing along nights at the Grille but we do offer wonderful piano players on Thursday,Friday, and Saturday. Hope to have you in again soon. More 

Springfield, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I am a real fan of the Kimpton brand. I've stayed at this hotel but have never eaten in the restaurant. Although I would stay there again, I won't eat there. Ever. The ambience is very bistro upscale with formal settings and few tables, probably not more than 20 covers. There were two occupied tables when we arrived. We ordered... More 

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Michael B, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies for a breakfast that sounds like it was more than disappointing. I am more than a little embarrassed that you had this experience. I have brought your concerns to the attention of the Chef to insure this doesn't happen again. Please reach out to me at michael.bryan@morrisonhouse.com so that I can apologize personally. More 

North Carolina
Top Contributor
320 reviews 320 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I had breakfast at the Grille. The food was fine; but service was unpolished. This was very odd as all other services at the hotel were very high quality.

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Michael B, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the food at the Grille. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the "unpolished" service you experienced to make sure your next time dining with us shines. Please contact me directly at michael.bryan@morrisonhouse.com. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My guest and I had a most-enjoyable evening dining at The Grille. We went on a Thursday evening and asked to be seated in the dining room. While service was a little slow, we didn't mind at all as we were not in any hurry and enjoyed the leisurely pace... We happened to be the only patrons in the dining... More 

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Michael B, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your experience at the Grille. Please come and see us again next time you are in the area. We have piano players Thursday,Friday,and Saturday nights, who are excellent, that I think you would enjoy. More 

Accokeek, Maryland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have been to the Grille a few times. The food and service was consistently above par. We always chose to dine in the dining room vs. the Grille. On the weekends they have live music and we prefer to dine in the dining room so we can hear the music and each other The menu is always changing and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 S Alfred St, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
    (King Street)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (703) 838-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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