Cedar Knoll can accommodate all your special event needs from intimate private dining events to weddings and corporate events. Cedar Knoll boasts beautiful Potomac River views from each dining space, customized menus and personalized event planning.View Private Dining Details
Cedar Knoll, since its reopening ~ 2 years ago under new owners, has become one of our favorite dining places. Of course it has the stellar view (especially when it’s nice outside and you can dine or relax afterwards on their lovely lawn), but the food that they serve now is SO much better than before the change. We haven’t had anything that wasn’t delicious, and we’ve purposely tried many items there. It’s great to have such a great place now have the great food to match its great location. Kudos to Andrew and Christopher.
Great time and excellent food with friends on St. Patty's Day. Very comfortable experience with great view of the Potomac River. Love how this is feels like a total local gem.
The food was wonderful and our waiter was great. He was very accommodating and kind. The atomosphere was beautiful and elegant.
This place is great - we've been twice in the past two weeks and I wish we had visited sooner. They have an interesting selection of oysters, all very fresh, and the main dishes were all great. Come with a big appetite.
So glad we discovered this place. The food is outstanding and very creative by DC standards. The atmosphere is so charming and cozy. Service excellent!
We had a table for 6 on a sat night so they put us in a separate room Not in one of the darker wood paneled romantic rooms, but It was actually great because we could talk and not worry about being loud. Could hear each other. Food is awesome. Pretty good serving size but not huge. Great service though not fast.
Never got our entrees after those arriving after us were served and finishing up.
Very disappointed this use to be our favorite place to go. Our last 3 times here have been progressively disappointing. The service here use to be very good and the food use to be excellent now we never see the same servers or the owners around the current staff seem to be inexperienced. The timing of the appetizer main dish and desert were not done well. It took 30 min for dessert and after the main course it was like they forgot about us and it wasn’t crowded. When are desserts did come the were suppose to be warm and both were cold. For a place where your main course can be $40-45 I expect far better. Sad to say but for the money I would rather go into Old Town. If they keep this up I don’t think they will be around in the future. We use to go here 1-2 times a month since the first opened. After the last few we went maybe 3 time in six months , but now it’s off our list until I hear that they are back to the level of quality and service we expect of a fine dinning experience.
The food was fantastic and the atmosphere superb. Got off to a rather slow start as we had to ask for a waiter and then things were a little confused with the wrong drink order delivered. However, Kadeesha stepped in and everything turned around. My Manhattan and the bride's Martini were PERFECT. The "Duck Three Ways" (served over a crispy outside/soft inside sweet potato pancake) appetizer was fantastic and would definitely order again, same with the buttermilk battered fried rock shrimp and red chillies and rice noodles in an Asian sweet and sour sauce. Could have ordered that all over again and called it dinner and walked away happy! Then came the mains... Crab cakes w/ a vinegar slaw served with herb mashed potatoes w/ an aioli and the crab ravioli w/ a crispy piece of prosciutto in a tomato cream sauce (very rich!) Both dishes were terrific and would recommend. Deserts were very good as well but can't remember what we had only that they were very good. The menu changes frequently so be sure to look it up online before you go. After dinner, we were greeted by the Manager Christine who gave us a brief walking tour of this true treasure of a place. Given her enthusiasm and attention to detail, I expect constant improvement and look forward to our next visit.
We went for a late lunch after visiting Mount Vernon. It was wonderful. The building is from the 1840s, and the food is delicious. That, and you have a lovely view of the Potomac.
Try the lobster ravioli! Fabulous. So glad that these new owners revamped this wonderful location. The food and the decor now live up to the view.
We took my niece for a milestone birthday and, as always, left feeling very satisfied. The menu is varied enough to cater to all tastes and creative enough to satisfy a gourmand. It is a treasure nestled between George Washington's Mt. Vernon and Old Town Alexandria. We try to go there as often as possible. In warm weather, it is delightful to sip wine on the outside deck and enjoy the beautiful Potomac River scenery.
Wonderful menu of delicious food!
We haven't been disappointed yet. Casual elegance. Creative menu, delicious food, great atmosphere and happy staff. High standards all the way around - their efforts and hard work show in the best way possible!
The price of the fixed-price Valentine’s dinner ($75 per person) was not consistent with the service and portion sizes. We had to ask for more water and more flatware when the main course arrived. The server could not answer questions about the beer selections. The table was not cleared appropriately.
We went to Cedar Knoll for Valentine's Day, the ambiance was amazing with the view of the Potomac. Every room has a fireplace, it is definitely a cozy, romantic feeling. The food was good but honestly not really worth the price. My salad was super salty and the steak was okay. It was nice for a special occasion but I'm not sure we would go back.
Went for Valentine's Day. Was wonderful as always. We were seated promptly (by the fire), every dish was outstanding. It was our second visit and we will be back. I wholeheartedly recommend this place to all my friends.
Beautiful place, great service.
Took my wife for Valentine's. It's a neighborhood restaurant we'd dined at several times previously and always had a good experience. This visit we had soup and roasted lamb and both were outstanding. Very friendly and attentive staff and they don't interrupt quiet conversations. We're lucky to have this very good restaurant within walking distance.
It was an ugly rainy day and yet it was very cheerful and cozy time for brunch in this beautifully sited historic restaurant. Brunch was very nice and a creative menu with a hint of Mt. Vernon (located right down the road) and yet hearty. Always enjoy and suggest you try it too.
I'm so excited to finally have a quality, local restaurant in Mt. Vernon. Beautiful ambiance, terrific views of the Potomac, great service and fantastic food. It's perfect for special occasions or date night.
Loved this place. I've always seen it as I've driven on the GW Parkway and have never been. I'd say Cedar Knoll is a gem right on the banks of the Potomac (overlooking the Parkway). This is a place for those looking for more an authentic institution outside the confines of Old Town. Worth the drive, the food was great, and the ambiance is quit, cozy, and comfortable. A great ate spot or a family brunch on the weekend.
Really liked how nice everyone was. The ambiance was pleasant; there was a lit fireplace in the room they sat us in. The tables were close together but we didn't feel too crowded. I would recommend not facing the parking lot window when seated (at night) as the headlights from the cars were very blinding (I think some shear curtains would help?). The food was good but perhaps it was trying to be too many things at once: classic, modern, fusion, ?? Overall, it was a good experience and I would like to go back and try their brunch -- I hear the view is amazing!
We were six for Saturday brunch. Food was excellent - enjoyed a sunny place next to the windows with a lovely fire roaring in the room. Service was wonderful - no rush, we enjoyed the time to chat. The brunch menu had a great range - I love poached eggs! Hot biscuits and pepper jelly were yummy. Definitely will return. Best view of the river for any restaurant around.
Lovely restaurant with great food. A bit chilly (old house) so consider a scarf or a cardigan.
Decent food, but a bit overpriced for what it was and not great service. Amuse bouche was plopped down with no explanation or description and we had to share a steak knife, as they ran out of clean cutlery in the middle of dinner service.
It’s a lovely place and the food and drinks were very good. My one complaint is that I made a reservation for three people and I even called to confirm, but when we arrived they had only saved a table for two. This meant that we had to wait for an extended time until they could seat us. They made it very pleasant, and we sat by a fireplace so in the end it was fine; however, it’s a good thing that we didn’t make any particular plans after the dinner or we would’ve been in a bad position. Overall, it was a very nice place.
The service (Saturday evening of Restaurant Week) was atrocious. We were left alone, with just water and not even bread, for one hour before we complained. The wait staff was inattentive to say the least. There was obviously a problem, but the only explanation was a $35 reduction in our bill. I cannot imagine ever going back there again, and the "word of mouth" from us will not be to the restaurant's liking.
Very very long wait between appetizer and entree (1.5 hours). Took almost 3 hours to finally finish the meal. Service was mediocre. Food was pretty good.
We had a great meal tonight. I’d been eyeing this place for a while and we decided to go there with my parents and our young daughter tonight. The food was delicious and the ambience was perfect. Service was a touch slow but it allowed us to really enjoy the meal. We will definitely be back.
The food was creative and very good. The service was excellent and the waitress was very responsive to our questions. The meal was at very leisurely pace and was a pleasant change to eat and not feel rushed and to enjoy the food and experience. The menu is limited but varied which made it suitable for most individual's palates. The serving size was just right and we would have loved to try a desert but we were sated.
Delicous food. Terrible service. It.was not busy, just bad service.
We hadn't been to Cedar Knoll for a very long time and were really pleased with our date night dinner last Friday. The food was terrific and the chef/owner Andrew Holden has done a great job bringing new life and energy to this lovely spot along the Potomac.
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My husband and I went to Cedar Knoll for my birthday. As a vegetarian married to a meat eater, I was hesitant to try Cedar Knoll because their menu has only one vegetarian option. When we arrived I was sad to see that the only option they had was a mushroom tart. Mushrooms are not my favorite, so when I was talking to my server, he said he would ask the chef if they could make me something special, and they did! They made me the best risotto I have had in a while, It was so great I suggested they put it on the regular menu. There is something to be said for a restaurant that makes every effort to accommodate their guests and their food restrictions ( I know they secretly hate doing it, I know, I worked in restaurants during college) Thank you Cedar Knoll, your generosity was greatly appreciated.
BTW: my husband loved his Venison, and we both absolutely loved the butter nut squash soup! We will definitely be back.
Very busy tonight. Great staff and a great place. Just a little overwhelmed this time. Will definitely be back.
The food was a bit disappointing, okay but nothing special, but the service and overall ambiance are very, very good. I particularly appreciated the fact that the noise level is low enough to allow real conversation.
The service has particularly improved since with this new iteration of Cedar Knoll. Food has always been good, though pricey.
This is the second time we have dined there. We live in the neighborhood and would like nothing better than success cause it is a great location. We were there New Years Eve for dinner and from the start the service was not good. Waiter did not come by for 20 mins to greet us or get our drink order. Finally a staff member came by and got them. It seemed clear that they were either understaffed or our server inexperienced. We never got our bread and when the meal came out mine was cold (Duck Wellington). When the server finally came back around I told him and he left to say he'd be back. He finally came back and got my plate, at that point my husband was eating his so it would not get cold. Another dinner was brought to me while hot, slightly under cooked but was not going to send it back. At no point did anyone from the restaurant come by to apologize or offer us anything which most places normally do. Because our first experience was good we will give it another try but only for that reason. As it was a holiday eve, I would have expected a lot better service and food.
food was cold. selection limited. overpriced dump. stay away