Boxwoods - The Mason Inn
Group ExperienceNine of us had exceptionally good service. We had four or five different menu items, all of which were acceptable or better. Given that we enjoyed a fair numbe of items from the bar, prices were reasonable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a Review for Outdoor DiningI probably wouldn't like the inside as it was very "hotel-looking," -- It is an Inn after all, but the small outdoor patio was absolutely perfect. My parents were in town for graduation at GMU, and I wanted a nice place to introduce them to my boyfriend. This place was perfect as my graduation was at the Art Center, and we had an early dinner at Boxwoods. The outdoor seating was comfortable with trees and except for a little noise from the road, it was pretty quiet. Perfect for all the introductory conversation.
Service was alright, food was quite good, and overall it was just a very nice, outdoors early dinner (5pm) place. If you have stuff to do on campus, this is a good option, otherwise I can see why people might choose elsewhere..5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday Brunch BuffetQuality of food and ambience are very high. Good variety. Great place to bring guests with different tastes. Egg dishes were particularly good as were the "appetizer" foods (smoked salmon, tomato & mozarella, olives, etc.). Good variety of desserts. For us, it has become a Mothers' Day tradition (book early).5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunchExcellent brunch! We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent with enough healthy choices to keep everyone happy and full. Our server was pretty slow but other staff helped us when we asked, not bad enough to keep us from returning! Will be going back for another Sunday brunch!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Mother's Day BrunchWe made reservations at this restaurant because of the good reviews on Open Table. People were right!! In the first place, we did not know this Inn was even here on the GMU campus. The variety at the brunch was extensive. There were seafood items (shrimp, mahi mahi,) breakfast items (crepes, fruit, eggs, sausage, bacon) an omelet station, a Belgian waffle station, a salmon/roast beef station, endless mimosas, coffee, tea. And two tables of desserts ranging from mini cupcakes to cakes, pies, and strawberry shortcake, for instance. The wait staff was superb and attentive. The price, considering it was Mother's Day, was very fair. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a delicious Sunday brunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch PlaceWent here for Mother's Day brunch. It is in a hotel / convention center so I was hoping that it wouldn't be bad. I was pleasantly surprisef. The food was great, it was clean and the service was good. I will definitely try it again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch at BoxwoodsLunch at Boxwoods is relaxed and to an extent understated and although located on the campus of George Mason University, off the beaten path. The menu is modest but complemented with a buffet which covers a wide range of items. But the lunch has excellent and with healthy choices for those who must watch their waist lines or return to work. Good wine list and prices are modest. And the service is great, never fawning over you and allows one to eat and converse at their own pace. I've never had a feeling of being rushed. In closing, a great luncheon venue that I look forward to returning time and time again.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch with FriendsMy fellow teachers and I were given an opportunity to leave school for lunch during Teacher Appreciation week. We chose the Boxwoods. The service was great. The food was fabulous. Though we did not choose the lunch buffet, we did check it out. The theme was Greek. The food on the buffet smelled wonderful and was like looking at artwork. We totally enjoyed our lunch out. What a glorious treat that was.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice. It's certainlyVery nice. It's certainly nice to have a good restaurant on the GM campus.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe server was very attentiveThe server was very attentive and worked with the needs of our group. The food was fast and enjoyed.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but open-table glitchThe restaurant was great but Open-table really messed up (although it worked out fine). We wanted reservations at 6:00 and open table only offered reservations for 5:45 or 6:15. We took the earlier to give us time prior to an 8:00 concert. Boxwoods called us to alert us that they were only having a buffet because of a charity event. When we got to the restaurant it was empty and only three other tables eventually were taken by 7:30. When we told our server he mentioned that all their reservations that night were for 5:46, which seemed strange so it must have been an open-table glitch. That said, the food and service were great, the atmosphere was wonderful and we even had a a beautiful sunset. We will go back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM