Open Road Grill - Falls Church

4.6
604 reviews
$30 and under
American
Open Road is inspired by American culture — our passion for music, our love of the outdoors, and the spirit of the open road. Come as you are — suit or shorts, loafers or flip flops. Our kitchen team sources the freshest ingredients to create quality seasonal food. Our beer list celebrates local craft breweries. We have an extensive whiskey and bourbon collection, and we feature handcrafted cocktails that change with the seasons.

At Open Road, we honor the tradition of a cold beer, live music, and fresh food with friends and family every day. Stop by and make yourself at home!

Our Dining Room and Patio are Open!
Reservations are only available for the dining room. Patio seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Visit openroadgrill.com/keeping-you-safe for information on how we are keeping our guests and team safe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 604 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Love2eat
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Seated immediately and fun ambiance

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you for your rating! We look forward to your next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, really attentive wait staff.

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded 5 hours ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for your review!

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ReesF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our table was ready upon arrival, staff was friendly and food came out quickly and correctly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Just Too loud. Needs barrier between bar and dining room.

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. You’ve provided some valuable information and shown us where we need to improve. I will certainly share this with the team. Kindest Regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

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Marlyn
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Service started out a little slow but server became a little more responsive.

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Vinobeans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING HAPPY HOUR AND POPCORN. 100% WOULD COME BACK AGAIN.

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DonnaL
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Get the jambalaya! It is unique, with a light creamy sauce. The rice is also light, like jasmine rice, and there wasn’t too much of it. The dish had chicken, butterflied shrimp, and pieces of spicy, crispy sausage. The sausage was awesome!

They bring a basket of popcorn when you arrive and had live music, which started earlier than most places. That’s much appreciated!

Our server was very attentive and we were served quickly.

Great atmosphere, food, music and service. We will be back soon!

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded on November 12, 2021

Hi Donna, Thanks for your glowing review of our Jambalaya! It is certainly a fall favorite. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to host you again soon. Kindest Regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded on November 12, 2021

Thanks so much for your rating!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there around 2 for lunch, and things were quiet. I really enjoyed the Ahi special sandwich! And the Brussel sprouts and blue are always good.

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you so much for your support! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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BruceU
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very pleasant lunch, good food, casual dining atmosphere with TVs over the bar. Waiter was very attentive.

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vipGreat
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Happy Hour Place! My husband and I have started going there on Monday nights to take advantage of happy hour and the $3.00 off burger night. Good way to start the week!

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Great! Thank you so much for your rating. That does sound like a terrific way to beat the Monday blues! We look forward to hosting you again next week! Kindest Regards, Maggie (Brand + Community Manager)

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vipAdam
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place to hang outdoors watching games and grabbing a drink and food… a lot of kids interestingly so maybe not good for rowdy people more interested in a more sports casual atmosphere but fun for all ages enjoying themselves.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

It was good. Fun vibe. Would go there again. Service was a bit slow but that is to be expected these days. Hostesses were great.

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MaryBeth
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

food was excellent. service was slow when trying to pay our check. everyone was working hard so maybe just due to smaller staff? overall great brunch and we'll be back

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DebraF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was great. Noise level was too high. Device was ok. Our waitress took a while to take our order and pick up our payment for the bill.

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NancyW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect ending to movie and dinner night. Fish tacos were delicious...just enough kick to be interesting. Old Bay wings just right. Lively atmosphere but not overwhelming. Tables were well spaced for COVID protocol. Nice touch when manager stopped by. Wait staff attentive and efficient but not intrusive.

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KenyaL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. Good food and excellent service. I was surprised that they even provide popcorn for free! Would definitely go back.

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Chuck
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We've enjoyed our lunches each of the several times we've been there!

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vipVeryReliable
Baltimore
139 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This was my first meal @ Open Road. I chose it because it's on Open Table and is conveniently located.
The service was great, as was the meal. I had the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I met a coworker there for lunch. We had a lengthy conversation and never felt rushed to order or pay the bill.
Should I return to Fairfax I'll certainly return to Open Road.

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bethc
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Just bad overall. Confusion about outdoor reservation- actually they do not take outdoor reservations online but don't tell you this until you arrive. Unclear policy about how to get a table outside- one staff said there's no way to get a table out on this night due to a group reservation, other staff and the manager suggested getting on a wait list. In the empty dining room, we were seated at a round table at the kitchen entrance. I suggested moving to an empty booth and the host tried to cram 6 of us at a 4 top with extra chairs on the ends until i moved a two-top to the end to seat us appropriately and leave room for food and drinks. Had to ask to order drinks, for paper menus for kids, for silver wear, water, for side plates, ect. Everything brought was just deposited at the end of the table for us to pass out ourselves.
Food was slow to come , was lukewarm and limp. Steaks were confused and we had to trade plates. Tiny pour of wine from the bar that was traded for a beer instead. It was just a meal to be endured and getting the check and leaving was the best part of this sad dining experience. Will not be back and I hope that this restaurant is one of the next covid casualties.

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Renee
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I love the chicken bites. They are crispy and not dry. I have never had a bad meal at Open Road. Atmosphere always great.

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AnthonyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Deafeningly loud, slow service, no attention to detail, food was subpar.

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vipBethE
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, wonderful staff, great atmosphere. Always feel welcome and love the live music too.

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Ariel
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

First time. Solid place. Food was pretty good and service was fast!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Sat outside which was not CE. Service just ok.

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ShanaMay
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was good. The service was not good. It took time to place our order. We had to ask for water and beverage refills. I had to ask for a container for my mussel shells. . The waiter was clearing the table while I was still eating. Most unpleasant.

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LinP
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to meet and discuss business in a relaxed atmosphere!

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Justagirl
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Our office group arrived for our 4:30 reservations. It wasn’t that busy. Hostess was rude. Server was inattentive after initial order. Food and drinks came out SLOW. We didn’t want to stay much longer.

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Rabbitt530
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, great ambience contributed to a fun evening and first step out since Covid!

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vipVinyardbound
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great music on the patio, excellent pizza and good libations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Nice dinner. First time our son visited. He loved it!

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vipChrisc
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu with large portions of tasty food. Great drink selection.

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vipTracy
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This is our second time in 2 wks., and we’re coming from Maryland. The food was excellent and the service was pretty good also. Their Brussel Sprouts are the best I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back for more.

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BrAC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Half a dozen TV's on the outside patio, and I couldn't see the Nats game on any in my field of vision.

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Drew
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The service is good, menu offers a fair variety and the location is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is only my second time, but the food is always wonderful! It’s a few steps above “bar food” but still holds that taste and experience. The burgers are charred perfectly and so flavorful and the fresh fries are perfect. Very nice staff. Will continue to bring friends here to have a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good was great, ambience was perfect!

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vipMichaelU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice variety of items on menu. Open Road burger was very good. Iced Tea was also very good. Good service.

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vipkenneth
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Open road still has the best grilled shrimp anywhere. The blackened salmon was excellent and their wines by the glass are great.

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MercedesC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The evening went pretty much as expected, food, drinks and service consistent. I like to have girls night at Open Road, fun ambiance and good food. My only note is that the waitress engage more explaining the drink options. Once I requested the paper menu I could see more in detail the offers.

FAQs

Open Road Grill - Falls Church offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 395-4400.

Open Road Grill - Falls Church is rated 4.6 stars by 604 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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