Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mountvernon.org/inn
  • Phone: 7037800011x
  • 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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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)romantic (42)great for lunch (42)neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (28)scenic view (25)kid-friendly (23)fit for foodies (21)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • The food was tremendous along
    Brandonian
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    The food was tremendous along with the overall experience. Gift shop closed at 5 and that's a problem for dinner crowds. I'd go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service
    Smitty
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Most note able about the meal was the impeccable service. Food was outstanding. We splurged and had the tenderloin with crab meat. It was cooked to perfection. Based on an earlier review we tried the peanut soup as an appetizer. It was a delightful treat. Highly recommend it for the food and price, but it was the service that made it superb. Closes at 8 pm so get reservations and go early. Great for family meals and right next to the Washington attraction. Parking is not bad after 6 pm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would have been excellent, but.....
    historylover
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Our lunch there was excellent. Dinner, however, was a bad experience. They did not ask if we wanted to sit in the bar. The restaurant was not crowded, so there was a choice of seating; but they placed us right beside the bar, so close that the patrons were literally bumping into our table by the end of our meal. They were so loud that we could not even enjoy the excellent food! Although we had ordered a glass of wine while we waited in the sitting room, we are only very occasional drinkers and do not ever enjoy a "vibrant" bar. I could see the diners in other rooms and envied them their experience - similar, I'm sure, to ours at lunch. Please ask your staff to ask if diners if they want to sit in the bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply okay
    Ana86
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    The mgr was great but, the employees need to work on communication, dishes not properly cleaned, food looked great but tasted awful. What seems great to the eye is not the same for the taste. The chairs are too old & I felt as if I would break it & I weigh less then 145 lbs. Have the chef, have a separate utensil to taste test the food before giving to customers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first time eating
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    This was our first time eating at the Mt Vernon Inn Restaurant. We previously attended a reception in the Tavern. Everything about this restaurant was outstanding. On the web site there is a basic menu which appealed to us but when we arrived we found an expanded menu which caters to all kinds of tastes. The service, food, ambiance was great. My wife had the duck and was one of the best she had ever had. She is very critical when it comes to duck being prepared perfectly and this was perfect. I had the turkey with stuffing and I almost could not finish the plate. Add to this the historical nature of this area and you have a fabulous dining experience that is not pricey. We plan to return soon. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food at Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant is always a beautiful place to dine and we've always been fairly pleased with the food served, however this time, both entrees ordered, that included grilled salmon with a sauce and turkey, tasted as if they were prepared a couple of days in advance, pulled out and microwaved. They were edible but lacked in taste and appearance. I would have to rate the food in today's world poor but in a larger sense, from a 17th. century perspective it may be considered very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Day
    Barbara
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Mt Vernon Inn.we had 2 kids with us who really had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our family appreciates the
    thankful
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Our family appreciates the historical significance and beautiful atmosphere of Mt. Vernon Inn, and the food and wine are not only delicious, but beautifully presented. It is that special place where we can dress for dinner and yet feel relaxed. Maybe train a few children in good manners at the same time. Yes, Virginia, that is not only possible but still highly desirable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had been to the Inn previously
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    We had been to the Inn previously and had a reasonable experience, but the noise level during our dinner this evening was unbelievable!!!!! The food was just ok. We have never had such a bad experience at any restaurant in our lives.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An automatic favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    I truly love it here. Obviously, it's a bit unique since it's at Mount Vernon itself, but it's fun and it adds to the charm. I'm a local, so I got a kick out of the tourists taking pictures of their menus and the wait staff in period dress. The food is fantastic, and the fried Brie is an absolute treat. I'm also in love with their mint juleps. The prices aren't bad in my opinion, and the staff is on top of their game. Week nights here are relatively quiet, so it's a pleasant place to go for a nice dinner in the middle of the week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife got the duck and it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    My wife got the duck and it was as the bes try we have ever had. I got the game meat pie and it was more like stew but good. I would go back for the duck it was th as t good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic