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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
  • Address:
    3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
    Mount Vernon, VA 22309
    Neighborhood:
    Alexandria
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mountvernon.org/inn
  • Email: mvi@mountvernon.org
  • Phone: (703) 780-0011
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;
    Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm

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

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm 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, 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
  • "Well organized yet casual. Perfect for Easter brunch! No wait for seating based on our timed reservation. Not rushed to leave. Plenty of buffet food options including desserts. I've always had good food and good service at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant (despite it being a tourist destination), and the special Easter buffet menu was no exception. I would go back for Easter for sure! Book early it fills up! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went to the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant for Brunch on Easter Sunday. I was seated in a back room that was out of the way, which was disappointing. I would rather have sat within the main area. Brunch buffet was small, but sufficient. The food was not super fantastic or really unique, otherwise I would rate it higher. They had Salmon, which was good. Mac and Cheese, Roast Beef, Asparagus, and 3 different salads. Service was good. The waiter was always checking to ensure people had their drinks full. In addition, the service wasn't in your face. He was there if you needed him, but didn't interrupt often. This is a good place to go if you are looking for affordable brunch options on this day and a unique location."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Not quite a real restaurant. Basic elements of service missing - long waits for waiters and menus, who then hand you drinks instead of placing them. We sat down for Easter Dinner and waited about 10 minutes, then a busboy came and handed us water, then the waiter came and said "go on up to the buffet." No introduction and I guess assumed everyone would drink the tap water. With prompting we got a wine list of seven-eleven quality wines (most expensive on list is Santa Margherita). Good for tourists but don't go expecting a normal dining experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I went with a few friends for Easter Dinner. It was a good buffet with some nice choices. The service was friendly and it was a great place to spend the holiday. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a different place to eat and spend time with family/friends. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We returned to Mt. Vernon to experience the new Visitors Center and Museum. Our last visit was a hurried one and we did not get to enjoy the Inn. So it was a wonderful addition to this visit. We tried to fabulous soups- peanut/water chestnut and corn chowder. And the roast chicken was finger-licking good!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Celebrated 67 birthday with my husband by dining at the Inn and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return for another special occasion."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We REALLY enjoyed the good here. Way beyond our expectations. Reasonably priced, and it added to the charm and history of Mt. Vernon. We will recommend - and go back! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food...I had the Ribeye and my wife the scallops and shrimp. Service was prompt and friendly up to the point we recd our entrees. After that, our Server disappeared...literally. To get the check I had to ask the Bartender to find him. Total time without any contact was 30 minutes! An unfortunate end to what could have been a very good meal."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Everything about this place was great, the food, drink, service, atmosphere...all amazing. Our waiter was excellent and very knowledgable on pairings. The manager stopped by and checked on us. He stayed to talk about his staff and their backgrounds along with his experience at the restaurant. It was a great time. Highly recommend this place even for those not in the area for visiting the rest of Mt. Vernon."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a reservation! Place was 1/3 full. Yet we were kept cooling our heels for over 15 minutes while our table for 8 was 'being prepared'. No fun to wait for a table in a nearly empty restaurant. At our table, we waited some more. No acknowledgement, 10 minutes more to take our drink order, 10 minutes for bread and drinks to arrive. Once things started to move, the food turned out to be outstanding and service satisfactory, Among us, we had peanut soup, butternut squash soup, lobster bisque, roast duck, sirloin steak, the seafood platter and the kid's cheeseburger meals. Ambiance, American Colonial, with staff in colonial attire, is excellent. If this place can get its welcoming act together, it would be mind-blowing."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Friendly! Friendly! Friendly! Abiance was wonderful and the food was yummy. Service was very good."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Wonderful peanut soup and other entrees from days of old. Stick with the unknowns rather than the "safe" items... Everyday items that you can get anywhere are boring - go for interesting!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had three fried green tomatoes, wedge salad and calamari for our appetizers which were all good, and the duck, turkey and steak for our mains which were also good. We had to bring most of our food home because the portions were so generous. Had a great time and enjoyed ourselves. The manager came out to see how we were doing a few times which was nice, too."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "You would not think a tourist attraction would have great food. Their dinner menu is impressive from duck to shrimp and grits to steaks. Steaks had wonderful flavor and cooked med rare to perfection. Also gave us an anniversary card with a quote from Martha Washington inside it. Manager came and checked on us several times. Great food in a great historical spot."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Mt Vernon Inn is not just a tourist attraction. You can expect excellent food- hot, flavorful, fresh. Their chef has an excellent palate. Dinner service was prompt and the servers are pleasant but not hovering. Its a great location and the ambiance is wonderful. I believe its under new management and the menu is new. If you haven't tried it lately, you might consider revisiting it."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "we Love the Mount Vernon Inn. The food is delicious and the wait staff always so charming and helpful. and of course the location at Mount Vernon and the ambiance in the Inn is outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It is an interesting and fun dining experience with early American setting and food choices."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food at the Mt Vernon Inn was better than expected, given that we were thinking it was simply the only choice other than a food court. The shrimp and grits were as good as we've had anywhere, the turkey pot pie was good comfort food, and the Caesar salad with grilled salmon was tasty. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn was wonderful. Very quaint atmosphere. The food was wonderful, especially the corn bread with vanilla/honey butter and the Colonial Turkey Pot Pie. Our server was very polite and accommodating. All in all it was a pleasure dining at Mount Vernon and I would recommend anyone to stop in when they are in the area!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went for dinner prior to the NSO concert at Mount Vernon. The server was so friendly and very aware of our need to be done by a certain time. The service was exceptional. Food was great, never disappoints."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "It was helpful after a long, rainy day at Mount Vernon to be able to sit and unwind at the restaurant instead of grabbing something quick at the cafeteria. The food my family had was served quickly, warm, and was tasty. The menu items were upscale without being too pricey and the servers were dressed to fit the surroundings. Overall, I'd recommend to anyone who wanted to get a bigger meal after walking around Mount Vernon for a couple of hours and enjoy Virginian classics!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch at Mount Vernon Inn during our tour of Mount Vernon property. Food was wonderful & waitress was outstanding. Make a reservation if you plan to visit the area. Well worth it."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Keep up the good work, the food was cook perfect, quiet place, desert was excellent."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was just ok, tho cherry pie was awful: worse than frozen. Service was competent. Wish it had been outstanding, but is more of a tourist trap."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at Mount Vernon, and it was capped off by a fantastic dinner at Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Our server, Brenda, was very welcoming and attentive and very friendly. The food was very good. Overall, it was a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Ordered a steak medium rare but was delivered a medium steak. Waiter immediately returned the steak and brought out a new medium rare steak promptly. Service and attention from waiter and manager were great. I will certainly return for another dinner and am excited to try the new happy hour menu."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The meal we had at the Inn was outstanding. We are already planning our next visit."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent dining spot when touring Mount Vernon. The lunch menu had an excellent variety of food. The wait staff was dressed in period costumes and extremely courteous. The food was tasty and we'll prepared."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We showed up with a party of 7 including 2 babies and 2 seniors and the restaurant had a sign on the door stating 'closed'. Very frustrating especially because we tried to come with a large party one other time and our reservation was lost. We updated our reservation TODAY and we're not informed that it was closed? Very hard to understand why a business would operate that way, especially when you have access to our contact info via opentable."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Mt Vernon is an awesome place for a special occasion. They are very attentive and the rooms are small so you feel like you're in someone's dining room."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Mt Vernon Inn.we had 2 kids with us who really had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "Yes, thank you so much Open Table and Mt Vernon Inn for allowing us to make a reservation for last Monday and for so nicely confirming that reservation AND for allowing us to drive 50 miles into the snow-covered landscape to find the Mt Vernon Inn CLOSED. Yes, for us this restaurant would indeed be great for outdoor dining -- provided of course you bring your own food. The ambiance? Some might say it was cold...because we were OUTSIDE! And the food? Well, the nuts and leaves we were able to dig up from beneath the snow were scrumptious if not too tasty. And the noise level was oh so peaceful because there was NOBODY there ! I still haven't calmed down enough to call directly to the MVI. We don't think much of OT or the MVI."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times; all great. But, that night the staff just did not have their act in gear. We had to wait for a table even with a reservation. I had to sit in an add-on chair in the aisle. Service was slow. The salads and soup were forgotten and the entrees served first. These were returned for the salads and soups. New entrees arrived and mine was cold and rather a poor cut of beef. I had invited friends and was embarassed. I am a member of the Ladies of Mount Vernon and will not forget this failure."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The Mount Vernon Inn has a very reliable dinner menu. The service can be lax, especially depending on which waiter you get. If you want to be assured good service, ask for Elsie. I had the Shrimp and Scallops dish and I was impressed with how perfectly everything was cooked. My dining companion had a steak and it too was just the right temperature (although, this fascination with flavored butters and sauces for steaks is better left to more modern joints). The prices aren't cheap, but they are very reasonable. Have the bread pudding for dessert--completely worth the calories."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Just got back from our trip we ended It with dinner at Mt Vernon food was great I had the duck (wonderful). Great ending to a historic trip. Get there early and see the grounds first."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We ate here while spending a lovely day at Mount Vernon. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was quaint and cozy. I did notparticularly care for the hoe cake appetizer, but the pork barbeque sandwich was wonderful!! My husband also liked the "Hot Brown". We would definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Nice spot to have lunch after a day of touring. Food was terrific. I had the Cobb salad and my husband the club sandwich. Also, tried the Mt. Vernon wine was was good. Server was very nice but slow. We were not in a hurry so it didn't matter. Great lunch spot."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The ambiance is amazing! Very quiet, candle lit, and fire place going. It really feels like you are going back in time! The service was good and the food was great! I would definitely recommend going here!!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "My husband I went to the Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant Friday night for dinner. We were seated right next to the fire place which was fine with me. We had reservations but it was not that crowded. Our waitress, Judy, was great. The food was very, very good. I had the duck and enjoyed it very much. My husband tried the pork chop that we were told was new on the menu. He enjoyed it as well. We both said we will go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My wife and I recently had the opportunity to visit Mt. Vernon, and subsequently, the Mt. Vernon Inn. It was a terrific experience. As you might expect, the restaurant is themed for the period of the late 1700s early 1800s and the staff are dressed in period attire. The Inn provides an intimate setting and you eat over faux candlelight near wood burning fireplaces. The Deep Dish Pecan Pie was great! We would highly recommend the Inn, if for no other reason, than to say you ate dinner near the same place as our nation’s forefathers. If we are able to return to DC in the future, we will have the Inn on our list for a return visit."
    Dined on 3/4/2014