Walker's Grille in Springfield/Alexandria area
There was a groupon for this place a few months back which I passed on but I decided to try it, based on its menu. There's such a shortage of good places to eat in that area--near the INOVA complex off of Beulah, so I'm glad to see this place open. I've been for lunch a few times now and my friends and I have enjoyed everything we've had there. They have sustainable, locally grown produce/meats but I'd say along the lines of Mikes in Springfield. It's very casual, modern place. Things I'd recommend: duck salad (nice crispy skin), flank salad (tender, chewable steak), nicoise salad w/ salmon (fork tender), portabello mushroom burger, GREAT fries and quinoa salad. The next time I want to try the truffle mac and cheese and the crab cakes. If you're in the area, definitely a place to keep in mind.