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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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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Awesome

Very welcoming, cozy restaurant. The food was outstanding. Service was fantastic. Portions were just right. Quality of the food was the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Geanine
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Everything was good and some of the courses were frankly fantastic. 5 courses (3 as part of restaurant week and two as a bonus). Started with the pork belly terrine. Rich, fat melting perfectly over a crispy bread. Didn't feel greasy. Second, a smoked duck carpaccio. May have been the best thing I've eaten in a year. So complex and... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Four friends had dinner here during Alexandria’s Restaurant week and the Grill’s special 3-course menu has got to be one of the best values in town. Its onion soup is one of the best anywhere, enhanced with marrow. The pork belly tartine was a unique and very tasty starter. The salmon was simply and perfectly prepared as was the bistrot... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very welcoming, cozy restaurant. The food was outstanding. Service was fantastic. Portions were just right. Quality of the food was the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The gazpacho was about the best I have tried. The scallops and ahi were excellent, too. And the service was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend The Grille for a excellent meal.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visited this hidden restaurant, ensconced in a small hotel in Old Town Alexandria. There were four of us, on a family reunion. The place is next to a Greek restaurant, so it is easy to walk into the wrong place. Inside, the hotel is quiet and serene; the restaurant and bar are at the end of a hallway, and... More 

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Kaine G, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! My apologies the Golden Tile Fish did not meet your expectations. I'll be sure to share your feedback with the team. Look forward to having you back! More 

Nashville
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196 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant. My wife had the pork belly and I had the bison steak. Everything was so thoughtfully prepared, and the flavors hit really unique tones. The piano player provides just the right ambiance, and the small scale of the dining room makes it very intimate. Location is great, too. There are heavy french influences, but the... More 

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Kaine G, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind word! I will be sure to share them with Chef. You should come back and try dinner on the new patio soon! More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The atmosphere of the restaurant is splendid. It is wonderfully conducive to a classy, fine meal with family or friends. The service was wonderful. Frank the Bar tender was extremely friendly and accommodating. As well he is very knowledgable about the cuisine and large wine and liquor selection. Dani was a very attentive and helpful server. He took time to... More 

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Kaine G, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Angela, Thank you so much for your kind words! I'll be sure to share your review with our staff as we are only as good as the people who work here. Their passion is what makes our guests so happy! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We've lived in Alexandria for years and have never dined at the Morrison House. Always heard rave reviews. When we saw a TravelZoo promotion, we pounced. I honestly cannot say that we were "Wowed!" but it was pleasant, the food absolutely delicious, despite being modest in portion size for the price, and the environment was "old world" elegant. One of... More 

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Kaine G, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Wineaux, So glad you enjoyed the food! I'll be sure to share your comments with Chef. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the hustle and bustle of the wedding party but look forward to seeing you again on a quieter night. Come and have dinner on our new patio soon and try a flight of Rose! More 

Newport News, Virginia
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The Eggs Benedict were prepared just right. The bacon was crisp. The service was exceptional. The price was a bit high.

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Kaine G, General Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your breakfast with us. There is nothing better than crispy bacon first thing in the morning! More 

Arlington, VA
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The atmosphere is nice. We prefer the side room, but it was closed for a special event. We each had an appetizer: my wife had the beet salad and I had the pork belly. The salad had a balsamic glaze on the plate and had goat cheese and was delicious. The pork belly was served on slices of baguette and... More 

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Kaine G, Manager at The Grille at Morrison House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your dinner experience. I'll be sure to share them with the team. Sounds like you know your stuff about tea! 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 to 50
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?