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The Grille at Morrison House

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The Grille at Morrison House
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The Bottom Line

The Grille offers elegant dining in a warm and cozy atmosphere at the Morrison House, a small boutique hotel, located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Old Town Alexandria. This is an impressive restaurant and hotel with a beautiful setting for intimate dining and celebrating special occasions.

Pros

  • Fine American cuisine in an elegant and inviting setting
  • Classic piano bar with live music Thursday through Saturday nights
  • Great service
  • Quiet and relaxing atmosphere

Cons

  • Expensive

Description

  • Address: 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  • Phone: (703) 838-8000 and (866) 834-6628
  • Hours: Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7-10am, Sat-Sun 8-10am; Dinner: Sun-Thurs 6-9pm; Fri-Sat 6-10pm
  • Bar: Sun-Thurs 5-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am;
    Piano Bar: Singing starts after 9:30pm on Thurs-Sat
  • Prices: Breakfast entrees $8 - $14; Dinner Entrees range from $$29 - $37.
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Valet parking is $5 for guests dining at the restaurant.

Guide Review - The Grille at Morrison House

The Grille at Morrison House is an award-winning restaurant. The menu is creative and the dishes are artistically presented. Appetizers include items such as Arugula Salad with Orange Truffle Viniagrette, Quail Egg, Greek Olives, Jamon Serrano; Crab Cake with Leek Cream, Yellow Corn and Cumin Crisp. Main entrees include Halibut-Alaskan, Butter Braised Tagliateele, Buerre Noisette, Veal-Petite Rack, Roasted Tomato and Galic Pomme Puree, Veal Jus and Risotto-Roasted Pumpkin, Nutmet, Grana Padana. Top off your meal with Creme Bulee, Pumpkin Bread or an assortment of gelato or sorbet. The Grille offers a modest, yet unique selection of wines including some from local Virginia vineyards.

The Morrison House is a small luxury hotel with 45 guestrooms and suites, featuring 18th century-style furnishings such as canopied beds, mahogany armoires, and fireplaces. The first floor includes the lobby and elegant sitting rooms, the Parlor, the Library, the Piano Bar and the Grille Restaurant.

Reviewed January 2007 - Prices are subject to change

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