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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
  • "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
  • "We've been several times, and every time we walk away very happy. The service is great, which is one of the real standouts for us."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We get together to celebrate our birthdays and we like to go to different places around the city. The Inn is not far from where one of us lives. It's been ages since any of us had visited the Inn at Mt. Vernon. It was delightful."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The atmosphere is so romantic, and elegant! Fantastic music that adds to the ambiance, and the food was delicious and portions were very nice. I will be back again as soon as I can! Love it!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Let me preface this that we went for dinner twice this month. The food has been excellent every time. However, the service is inconsistent. The first trip the service was outstanding. The server was knowledgeable about the wine and we were in and out in a timely manner as we were attending another event onsite. The second time we sat a full 15 minutes before the waiter came to get our drink order and another 15 min before the wine appeared. We ordered the fixed price meal and the salad materialized in another 15 minutes. Basically it took us over an hour and a half to get our meal. We had to rush through dessert and finishing our wine. The food was very good and hot but the service was remarkably slow. Trip #1 needs to be the norm"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This is a great special occasion restaurant. Although the menu selection is limited is does offer choices that should suit every diner. Unfortunately a group of 4 older regular diners came in sitting at a table near us and where rude, loud and inconsiderate with loud outbursts and all seemed to be talking loudly at the same time. Take note when you are in a fine establishment as this that there are other diners who are trying to enjoy a quiet dinner and the world does not revolve only around you. An otherwise enjoyable dining experience with well prepared and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food is simply unbelievable! I've never had better tasting food ever. We ordered the filet and crab cake, duck, and Salmon. The fried Bri was great too. It's a great place to eat and relax."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I visit this restaurant often with friends or family while they are visiting and everyone loves it. It combines good food with a quiet and historical ambiance. Their roast duck is excellent as is their dessert menu."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have dined at Mount Vernon numerous times, including Thanksgiving with family, some celebrations, and just in search of a good evening meal. We have moved from the area, but always look forward to going back. Our most recent experience was excellent from wait staff to our meal. We recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We come to this restaurant a lot, since it's very near our home. Had a new server assigned to our table Sunday night. Her name was Judy and she was very attentive, super nice. A real gem! Made the whole night better!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We always enjoy dinner or lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Their food is high quality at a great price. We love the ambiance and the service is outstanding. Thank you for maintaining the high quality we expect."
    Dined on 2/16/2014