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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
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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, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Nicely suprised after a long time not visiting. Excellent value for money.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
MikeD56
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Delicious high tea! Sandwiches were plentiful and delicious. Service was outstanding and we were able to take our time and maximize our visit. It was a delightful way to spend my birthday. Thank you once again for a wonderful experience!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The food, service, atmosphere, and location are all outstanding. I would encourage visitors to spend the night, too. I had my rehearsal dinner here.

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Louisa, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food at the Morrison House is delectable, but it's not an every week affair. It's an expensive, upscale but business casual place. Morrison is one of the Kimpton Hotels in Alexandria. I recommend going there as a treat. If you've been to Eve, then Morrison House will be a joyful respite from Eve. You'll feel pampered but not stuffy.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Grille is a small restaurant. We met friends for brunch. Need to make reservations. The ambiance is nice. We were conversing so did not mind the wait; however, if we were on a time schedule, it would definitely have been an issue. The food was good but not great. It was a good restaurant.

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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
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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?