We were wowed by the food and service. Every part of our meal was delicious. Our server was attentive and even anticipated our needs. We have already recommended and will definitely go back.
We thought we would be sitting in the dining room and specifically asked for a table in the front dining room. The website shows photos of the "dining rooms" but apparently all restaurant dining is in the basement. Not the atmosphere we were looking for. Should be clearer in the description.
Also, service was very slow. 45 mins for an appetizer, another 30 for dinner. There were no other diners in our room so it did not appear they were busy. Had to get up to find our server at one point to get a second glass of wine.
We has been here for a company Christmas party a few weeks earlier and had a very nice impression of the place. Maybe better for events than as a restaurant.
We found this place by searching on Google for a restaurant in Fredericksburg. What a gem we found. Cozy atmosphere, excellent food, exceptional service and a great cocktails. The scallops were huge and cooked to perfection. The men got the short ribs and pasta and loved it too. After our meal, we sat at the bar and tried different cocktails which were all really good. The people here are very friendly. We will definitely come back and also tell our friends.
The food was very good but the service was exceedingly slow especially for early on a night where the restaurant wasn't busy. The patio was nice but the mosquitoes were bad. Overall a bit disappointing.
Kenmore Inn is a hidden jewel in a town otherwise barren for upscale dining.
Loved the setting. The food was subpar though. We had high hopes and were underwhelmed. The watermelon salad looked like it was just thrown on the plate, the gazpacho had very little taste and the filet mignon was overcooked (although it was a nice cut of meat). We didn't get dessert given we weren't impressed with the meal. I would recommend going to the bar or sitting outside for a drink but for the price, there are better tasting restaurants in the area.
Although we knew that we would be eating on the lower level, we never expected the restaurant to actually be in the basement. Even with a wall of windows, it felt dark and dungon like. It would be better suited to serving bar food.
My mother, sister, and I were hunting for a quiet but special place to have dinner, since we were only reunited for one night and had a lot of catching up to do. Being last-minute on an extremely busy Saturday night, we went to several restaurants and were turned away. We stumbled across this gem, and what a wonderful experience it was! Sit outside - the atmosphere is quiet, cozy, and charming out there, and the live music can still be enjoyed, without it being too loud for conversation. Would definitely visit here again!
Blown away by how good this place has become. Food is fresh and wonderfully delicious. They source ingredients from local farmers. The tomatoes reminded me of the ones my grandma in WV would grow. Can't wait to go again!
We ate in the courtyard, because the inside dining areas were quite noisy. Glad we did, as the weather was just wonderful and the ambiance delightful. The choices for Restaurant Week were very good-- 4 of us each got a different entrée, and all of them were delicious.