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The Grille at Morrison House

$$$
Old Town
French, American, 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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    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
Outstanding food

Liked the food and the service. Grilled chicken and grilled salmon were perfect. Fresh green beans and oven roasted potatoes were exceptional. It is obvious the chef pays great attention to details. There was nothing I didn't like.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Ben D. C
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Liberty, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Liberty, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Liked the food and the service. Grilled chicken and grilled salmon were perfect. Fresh green beans and oven roasted potatoes were exceptional. It is obvious the chef pays great attention to details. There was nothing I didn't like.

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

Thank you Ben for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope you can join us again soon. More 

fairfax va
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was so disappointed in this restaurant--food was mediocre ,service spotty ,piano too loud décor boring too many great places in old town forget this one

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

Jeff, thank you for taking the time to give us the feedback. I am sorry that you left with such a negative impression. Please email me directly at michael.bryan@morrisonhouse.com as I would like to get some more details of the evening so that we can learn from our mistakes. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
237 helpful votes 237 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 

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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: French, American, 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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