Open Road Grill - Falls Church

4.6
591 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.

Support Open Road Grill - Falls Church during COVID-19

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 591 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Scott
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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vipGreat1stImpression
Baltimore
138 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
5 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
57 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
62 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
63 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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vipDrew
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
78 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.

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Masterofnone
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Casual, good for kids. Live music on the patio was great

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vipbetht
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is always good and service is usually amazing. Good place to get together with friends!

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Wayne
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The Open Road is a well functioning restaurant that is appealing for it’s menu choices, preparation & service. Eating is what it’s about & well worth your going there.

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vipkiyote22
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

I have been to Open Road many times and love it. Yesterday, I made a reservation on Open Table for 6:15 pm, showed up for reservation to find out that the air conditioning was not working on a 90+ degree day. Suggest that if this happens again, those customers with reservations are contacted prior to arriving.

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vipEddieP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Too loud!!!

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vipDruB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve eaten here many times with large groups (excellent for large groups ) and tried many menu items . Excellent menu offerings with unique twists on traditional food!

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vipesm1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

outside was very nice; food and service very good - indoors too noisy.

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LisaH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first visit to restaurant. Staff were friendly. The food was scrumptious and delivered quickly. Noise level was a bit high for us, but we look forward to coming back to check out more menu items. (So many appealing items on the menu!)

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded on June 21, 2021

We are so happy you found us and enjoyed your first dining experience, Lisa! Thank you for your support; we look forward to hosting you next time. Cheers!

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vipBethE
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful time as always! Great food and drink. The live music was so wonderful after a year of limited live entertainment. Always enjoy our visits to Open Road!

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Teacherdiner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was nice and engaging, the food was great, and loved the outdoor space. Overall a good experience.

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Mduprey85
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The experience was great but i order a Tuna salad to go and unfortunately the tuna was well overcooked.

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vipNancyK
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two of us had the small plate lettuce wraps which were delicious! Great place with great atmosphere!

Open Road Grill - Falls Church
Responded on June 9, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience, Nancy! Thank you for joining us, and we hope to host you again soon!

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dcwharfhilton
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great to be here.

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 591 OpenTable diners.

Open Road Grill - Falls Church does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.openroadgrill.com/gift-card/.

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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