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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mountvernon.org/inn
  • Phone: (703) 780-0011
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch:
    Sundays only: 11:00am-7:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm;
    Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm in Tavern Room
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Wallen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Catering Department is in charge of booking all of our private events, including Weddings, Corporate Functions, Baby Showers, Promotion Ceremonies, etc. Many of our Saturdays during Wedding Season tend to booked with Weddings, closing the Restaurant for the public. For more information, call our main number: 703.780.0011.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Public Transit: There is a Metro Bus stop at the corner of the crosswalk directly in front of the Restaurant. The Metro Bus stops at Huntington Metro, the end of the Yellow Line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is directly across the street on Route 235 North.
A word from Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
The charming Mount Vernon Inn restaurant serves lunch daily and elegant candlelit dinners daily. The Inn offers six intimate dining rooms, two with fireplaces, all with colonial charm, costumed servers, and delicious regional and colonial cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "New menu works, food was great, service could be improved"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the lunch we had. It was very good and everything was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful and made sure we always had refills on drinks. The food came very quickly and was hot and delicious!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went to visit Mount Vernon for several hours on our way up from Charleston, SC to New Brunswick, NJ to visit family. We stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites and truly enjoyed the tour and grounds of Mount Vernon. Instead of hoping back onto Rt. 1 and fighting the hoards of traffic, we decided to try the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. It is definitely where we would eat lunch again when visiting Mount Vernon. Food is good, service is good and prices are good. If anyone knows the Northern VA area, you know it is expensive, Mount Vernon Inn will not break your wallet. My wife enjoyed her trout, I engulfed my burger, and both my boys (10 & 8) enjoyed their meals."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Party of three Two ordered Shrimp and Grits entre, third person ordered lamb. All three meals arrived at same time. Shrimp and grits were cold--both plates sent back. Meanwhile, person with lamb ended up eating alone, waiting for return of other two meals. Result: very awkward dinner--spoiled the evening, which was a special occassion for out of town house guests. I live in the neighborhood and have patroned the Inn many times. Not good!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food is absolutely delicious. I'd hate to have to count calories because they spare nothing to obtain delightful taste."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "WE were very well treated, especially considering that some of our party arrived late.It was wind down Wednesday which meant there was a nice selection of bottles of wine for half price. We chose the Vouvray which was excellent. I had the Lamb duo as an entree which was superb. There's a kids menu too. Service was very attentive. Overall a great time as usual at the Mt. Vernon Inn."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a very nice lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn. The restaurant is beautiful inside and makes you feel as if you were stepping back in history. The food was very good and service was quick and attentive."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Mt. Vernon and the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant was the icing on the cake. My family thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and our experience. The waiter was great and so was the food."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had 5:30 reservations, but arrived early, and they were able to accommodate our party easily and graciously. Service was good and attentive, food was spectacular!, and I would enjoy going there again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Drink orders taken and brought in a reasonable time. Then, the waitress disappeared what seemed like forever (15 minutes minimum). She apologized because they had a staff meeting! Hoecake was disappointing. Salad was good, but granddaughter asked for the soup of the day (New England Clam Chowder), cream of mushroom soup. When we asked waitress about it, she said they ran out of the chowder. Two of us ordered the crab cake, and granddaughter ordered lobster macaroni and cheese. All of that food was excellent. However, due to the large lapse time when our waitress disappeared, and then blowing off the swapping of the soup, then the overall rating went down. Hostess was not in period clothing, which is why we decided to go there."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We made reservations and were seated promptly. Staff was friendly, courteous and efficient. The food was delicious as were the cocktails. Definitely plan to return to the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. It was a happy experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Even though we had reservations for the 4:30 father's day brunch, the wait staff had trouble finding us a table. Then we waited approx. 15 min. as our table did not seem to have a waitress. When we had been shown to the buffet, we returned to our table and still did not have silverware. Rather than wait for silverware, we obtained silverware from another table (all of them had silverware except ours). The food was good, but not great and my children's hamburgers were not completely cooked. The centers appeared pink and uncooked. I do not think the hamburgers were warm inside. The buffet menu listed a roasted pig and key lime pie. The pig was picked clean and the pie was gone. Would not recommend holiday buffets at this restaurant. Sorry."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have loved the Mother's Day buffet st the Inn for two years now. We were disappointed in the lack of vegetables in this buffet . Even vegetables can be grilled . The food -- grilled meats, bread , potato salad , cole slaw, Ceasar's salad and mac and cheese were all excellent . Would have liked to have had the option of healthier choices, too. Limited selection."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "When i made the reservation I did not know it was only buffet. I was a little disappointed but the item were very good"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We wanted to have nice quiet dinner and we got it! Freshly painted room, great service led by Judy and a lush meal. Fried green tomatoes were a great start, I had the grilled shrimp and scallops which were served over a yummy charred corn risotto with fresh green beans. My husband had the lamb grill and enjoyed it. The menu has been updated some and the quality improved since our last visit. The entire staff was friendly and it was a lovely summer evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our first time here; food was awesome; service was great; and making the online reservations was so easy. Nice ambience. Would highly recommend for anytime dining as well as that special occasion."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our server was excellent! The child's menu grilled cheese was mediocre (burned crust in places, looked and tasted like one slice of American cheese. The atmosphere was great and the adult meals, turkey pot pie and shrimp and grits were outstanding. Overall, I would recommend it. It is a good value for such a nice place."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "For the first time ever in our many dinning experiences we were served a bad bottle of wine. We felt bad about sending it back but could not drink, let along pay for such a bottle. Our server was nice about it but one of the hostesses (i'm guessing that was her position since she was seating people) came in the dining area we were in and stared us down with a scowl on her face for quite some time. We felt very uncomfortable and continued to feel that way through out dinner. We never got good service after that so were very disappointed. It was to bad because we were really looking forward to dining there. We will not go back or recommend."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary and birthday dinner! The waiter went beyond when several in our party wanted Cherry Pie and it wasn't on the dessert menu that night. He went to the kitchen and came back with three pieces of cherry pie!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent but the service was not. The waitress was very hard to hear and understand - in part from the extremely high noise level in the main dining area and in part from her whispering presentation. She kept repeating our order to us, meticulously writing it down only to confuse it in the end. We were a party of 4 - I had gone online to make a special request for one of our party which was totally ignored. Of the four, two of us received the first course we ordered and the other two did not - given the difficulties in communication, we did not bother to ask again - thinking that they would eventually arrive which they never did. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7:45 pm and there were only two large groups left in the restaurant. Service was good but a little slow in getting entrée. Otherwise, very nice dining experience. Sever told my spouse spoonbread was just offered for Lunch, but then brought him some anyway! Nice touch."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten at Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant many times over the years. This visit was our first time there since the menu has been upgraded. We could definitely tell there had been improvements in the kitchen. Appetizers, salads, and especially main entrees had been enhanced in quality. Ambiance retains the classic colonial flair of Mount Vernon. Prices have all gone up, as well, though still remain reasonable for the overall dining experience. For special occasions, or simply a delightful taste of colonial fare, Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is worth your consideration."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The new chef and director of operations have made a big, big difference. This is now well worth going. We tried the expanded happy hour menu with cocktails and 4 different main course meals, 2 desserts, 3 appetizers. Other than the fish being a bit dry, everyone gave everything 4 stars, a new experience at the inn. Menu had excellent variety and quite reasonable prices. Wine list should be expanded, in lauding by the glass options, but acceptable as it. Ax always fine atmosphere. Our waitress was very pleasant as was the greeter. Delighted to see the Inn has got it right. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Dining at Mount Vernon Inn immerses you in the historic significance of George Washington’s home, and step back in time to reflect on the founding of our great country as you savor the excellent cuisine."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My family and I visit quite often and are never dissapointed. Anthony is wonderful. His outstanding personality makes you feel right at home and comfortable. Need more bartenders like him. Fabiano is one of the best managers I have ever seen. He is absolutely wonderful and will for certain take care of you."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "overall a good experience with very good food and service. The only problem was that we were seated next to the bar and this night the bard was noisy at time. It calmed down about half way through, then it was fine. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Delicious menu. Great staff. Enjoyed the crab cakes so much!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I ate lunch here during our visit to Mount Vernon. We shared the best spinach and strawberries/pecans salad we have ever eaten. Also, the shrimp and grits was excellent, not what we expected from a tourist restaurant. It was a quiet spot (removed from the noisy gift shop). I have only 2 suggestions: please cushion the chairs for men with boney bums, and discourage the wait staff from upselling so hard. I failed to remember to take advantage of the $10 gift for joining, but that is totally on me."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I come to this restaurant very frequently, bringing all of my out if town guests. Usually, the food is absolutely outstanding. This time, I tried the Crab and Shrinp Louis Salad -- as did my guest. Very disappointing -- dry; little flavor to the fish... Generally a bust. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My family enjoyed a delicious meal, with great service, and a great atmosphere. After a day of walking the grounds of Mt. Vernon, it was nice to sit down to a meal at the inn. Take note that the grounds close at 5pm, as do the shops, so if your reservation is after 5 pm and you have children with you you will have nothing to do but wait in the sitting area out front or in the lobby area of the restaurant, because kids are NOT allowed into the bar."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I was planning pleasantly surprised to find the food so delicious. The hoe cake was creative and delicious!We wanted more. Three of our party had the crab cakes and ate all. I had the lamb chops and spicy sausage and they were perfect. We definitely plan to go back and take friends. So glad My. Vernon Inn now has a competent and creative chef!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our first visit was wonderful. Unfortunately, on the return trip the food was poor. My wife had turkey and I had Snapper, and both were dry. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I have been here several times with my wife and we have always enjoyed ourselves. Usually it is nice and quiet and the food is always quality. The roast duck is particularly good. Our server was outstanding. He was very responsive, and didn't hover. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent service, in a historical setting. Highly recommended after visiting Mount Vernon. Try the roast turkey dinner, and make certain to come hungry as there was plenty of food. Also consider the peanut soup, delicious."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This restaurant is a hidden gem. While visiting Mt. Vernon we searched for an alternative to the terribly congested food court. This quaint and delightful restaurant was tucked into the corner of the gift shop. Best spinach salad ever! We liked it so well that we went back for supper. We were glad we did. The crab cakes were superb and the duck excellent. Wish this little gem was closer to home so that we could visit more often. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This was the first time we attended this restaurant for brunch. This restaurant is located at the historic Mount Vernon, home of our first US president, George Washington. Some of the dishes were non-traditional, such as cornbread salad, which was quite tasty. We enjoyed the brunch and rustic feel of this colonial themed restaurant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was awesome, prices reasonable, portions just right, and great ambience too."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food. What a great way to end your day at Mount Vernen. Very family friendly and great service. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food and great service! Will absolutely go back if I am in the area again! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "After spending the day touring Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant was a welcome respite for our tired feet. It has a lovely atmosphere and the food was excellent. They have lots of regional specialties from which to choose. You don't see peanut soup everywhere."
    Dined on 5/6/2014