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Boxwoods - The Mason Inn
Boxwoods - The Mason Inn

Boxwoods - The Mason Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themasoninnva.com
  • Phone: (703) 865-4638
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am – 10:30am
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am – 2:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

    The Well Bar and Lounge: Bar Menu offered Daily during designated hours
    Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm*
    Saturday & Sunday 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm*
    *Hours subject to change

    In Room Dining:
    Breakfast: 6:30am – 10:00am
    Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Nguyen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Mason Inn offers a variety of unique event venues for weddings, social events, receptions, celebratory occasions, formal dinners, and holiday parties in Fairfax, Virginia.
    The surroundings are aesthetically pleasing and conducive for creating lasting memories for not just weddings and special events, but for any special occasion.
    The hotel will offer many options to highlight social events: Chef’s table, Themed events, Specialty teas and luncheons, Cocktail receptions, Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah, Company outings, Anniversaries, Reunions.
  • Entertainment: Join us at our lounge, The Well, to root on your favorite sports team! FOUR flat screen televisions. Try our Cheesy Bacon Fries, Mason Wings with three different sauces, and hand pressed Angus Burger. 5 draft beers and over 15 bottled selections.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Valentine's Day 4 course dinner with Champagne $114 per couple
    Easter Sunday Brunch --- call for detail
    Mother's Day Brunch --- call for detail

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 123 and Braddock (on GMU Campus)
  • Public Transit: Take the Orange Line to the Vienna Stop. Transfer to the "Mason to Metro Shuttle" which will drop you right at our doorstep.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited Covered Parking Available
A word from Boxwoods - The Mason Inn
Boxwoods offers a superb dining experience, including the highest level of service, seasonally changing food and drink menus, and a wine list featuring local Virginia wines. Based on our core belief, we utilize sustainable, eco-friendly, and organic foods and beverages. It is our pleasure each day to offer our guests innovative and imaginative cuisine, presented with traditional values and unsurpassed care. In addition to our daily features, our menu highlights signature dishes such as New York strip steak, sea bass, and jumbo lump crab cakes. We believe in using the freshest ingredients, sourced locally, and presented tastefully, while retaining the natural flavors and character that nature has instilled. Open daily to the public for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Just a hotel restaurant. Over priced just like they all are. Very poor wait staff. Nice enough just not trained :-/"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great restaurant, wonderful staff and the campus is absolutely perfect for a professional, but, relaxing working meal and fellowship! Food was excellent, wait staff attentive and gracious, price is perfect and with free parking and easy access, a true gem for business and fun related activities."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was looking on Open Table for a place to dine before attending an event at the Patriot Center. This restaurant received good reviews so we decided to give it a try. Usually I'm leery of "hotel" restaurants. Boxwoods was a pleasant surprise. The menu was reasonably priced and they had a nice dinner buffet that offered great value for $18. I had the crabcake sandwich, which was very delicious with a side of mixed fruit. One person in my party ate from the buffet and enjoyed his food and the other person had a burger. This restaurant is out of my usual neighborhood and a little far to just stop by. But I would not hesitate to return the next time I'm going to the Patriot Center."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We came in for lunch before walking over to the Patriots Center for the Lady A concert. Service was fast and the food was wonderful. Portions were huge. Everything was fresh and presented lovely. Would eat here and stay here again!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Convenient for events at GMU, but that is all. I had shrimp with grits which were not well done at all. My husband had crab cakes and said ones out of a box tasted better. Caesar salad was very good. Only one other table had diners; we ate our entrees in an empty restaurant. Apparently, the word is out on Boxwoods' mediocrity."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "With the exception of schools in an urban environment, Boxwoods is by far the best restaurant on a university campus where I have dined."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went on a Valentine's date…it was okay but I the menu to be limiting. The waitstaff was very professional and friendly and didn't do anything wrong, but they came to our table a lot and it made it awkward, too many check-ins. The food was okay but not worth what we paid. I had the lobster and you could tell that it had been frozen before cooking. The chicken skewers had a little bit of a strange flavor, and the caesar salad had too much dressing. I liked the tiramisu for dessert. The wine list was also ok but had a lot of wines that you typically find at the grocery store. I would be fine with that if I wasn't expecting an upscale dinner!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We only had some sandwiches before a George Mason Performance, but Boxwoods didn't keep our reservation. We had a 1:45pm and were late for it, so Boxwoods sent everybody home. When we arrived, the lady at the bar rushed to get us something to eat prior to the performance. I give her a lot of credit for her hussle and they made great sandwiches. Have been here many times with family and friends, but didn't expect them to shut down on me. In either event, I'd come back because when they are open, the food is pretty good and the service is quite good."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Good food, very good service, but there was only one other group the entire night in the restaurant. They're closing in June, and the air of defeat pervades."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "7:00 reservation; found the place EMPTY except one other table. Service was very attentive and polite, but the "dead" ambiance really detracted from the experience. About halfway through the meal our sole neighbors departed and a couple with two very loud and demanding toddlers came in. Ambiance was completely shot from there, as the parents inconsiderately let their young ones carry on in the otherwise dead-quiet large dining room. At around 8 the staff started scurrying around the too-brightly-lit room reconfiguring tables for the morning breakfast service. Sorry, but this was tacky, and dashed all illusion that this is anything more than a conference/lodge amenity.... I trust the breakfast buffet in the morning is lovely. Avoid."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The staff was good, young, but pleasant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The buffet lunch was nicely displayed. The salad bar and dessert bar had a very good variety of food which were tasty. But the main dishes were average."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great place to brunch...is closing in June so go there while you can!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "First time to Boxwoods. Will likely return to try Sunday Brunch. Service was excellent and staff made you feel welcome. Food was good, not outstanding. Enjoyed that it wasn't overtly crowded at the time we were there so we could talk, visit the buffet, and just relax. Parking was easy and restaurant was open and bright."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Excellent dining location for a Thanksgiving Brunch. Food variety was quite good offering both the brunch and menu option for diners. The semi-casual atmosphere provided for comfortable dining for all, service was exceptional."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We went on a night when there was a Keith Urban concert at the Patriot Center and a huge Paul IX fundraiser at the Mason Inn and we were able to find parking quite easily. Try that in DC! Alexandria, or Arlington. The restaurant has a contemporary decor and the menu and wine list are comprehensive. My wife and I had the very tasty Creole Salmon. A large portion of salmon sat atop of Louisana grits and spinach. I am not a huge fan of Virginia wines, but I always wanted to try an offering from Prince Michel vineyards. Their Cabernet Franc was outstanding. The Open Table reservation system worked as advertised. We will be back."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "This restaurant is located in George Mason Univ. Away from busy street, easy parking. Natural lighting from large windows. Great place for brunch. Champagne is included. I wish dessert cakes are smaller slices so I could try all of them!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Lots of choices, lots of outstanding set-up both for breakfast and lunch eaters during the Sunday Brunch offering. The service is good and unassuming and the location - inside Mason Inn is quite nice. There are too many hectic brunch places around and this is not one of them - as the restaurant sits right off Rt.123 and is easily accessible from Route 66."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I was meeting a friend, she suggested brunch, I had been treated to lunch there for my birthday in April during the week, but had never been there for brunch. With fingers crossed I told my friend about Boxwoods. What a varied selection of both breakfast and lunch items, hot and cold. The fresh fruit was displayed nicely. You couldn't possibly go wrong! Then there were the desserts which all looked very tempting! We tried the peach dish which had something crunchy which looked like tapioca, not sure, but it was touched with a cinnamon flavor and pretty good. My friend had the white cake with a white mousse filling and I settled for the carrot cake. We were not disappointed in our selections at all."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Boxwoods has stepped up its game -- at least when ordering off of the menu (didn't try the salad bar or lunch buffet.) Fresh, grilled salmon was tasty, nicely seasoned and nicely served over a bed of steamed fresh spinach. Servers, mostly GMU students, are cheerful if not quite 4-star polished; you forgive them as you're not paying 4-star prices and they're clearly doing their best. In the past, it's been not worth the price, the effort or the time to bother with Boxwoods. I've been told that their Sunday brunch is now quite good, and, at least lunch mid-week, their kitchen has worked out its issues (both food turnover and preparation.) I'm looking forward to going back soon..."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We've been to brunch before at Boxwood, so we knew to expect a good time. The brunch menu is amazing. From made to order eggs to salmon, steak, chicken and Mac n cheese. And then there's the deserts. It all tastes great. Service is good. Staff is pleasant. The restaurant like the hotel has a modern flair. It's well lit. The brunch buffet is a bit pricey."
    Dined on 10/13/2013