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Kenmore Inn

4.2
156 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Come enjoy a leisurely dinner downstairs in our Garden Room, Pub or beautiful sunken patio. A creative and seasonal menu offering American Fare with Southern Influences, created by Executive Chef Anne Johnson. See our website for details. www.kenmoreinn.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm;
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Phone number
(540) 371-7622
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anne Johnson
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Catering
We are a full service, nine bedroom Inn offering on site professional catering services
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lewis Street
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Parking details
Parking exists on Princess Anne Street, Lewis Street and Charles Street. Please mind the signs in front of Kenmore Inn for 'Trolley Stop'
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Public transit
Fredericksburg Train Station (Amtrak & VRE)
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Entertainment
Every Thursday in our Pub or our Garden Room. 7:30pm to 10:30pm
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Special events & promotions
First Wednesday of each month we offer a 5 course wine dinner. Each course is prepared by our Executive Chef, Anne Johnson. Each course is paired with hand-selected wines by our chef to enhance each dish perfectly. Reservations are required, One seating only. Please call 540.371.7622 or email reservations@kenmoreinn.com for more information, or view our website at www.kenmoreinn.com
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 156 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.5
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch, and the food was fantastic. First course appetizer was very tasty. The main dish was very well done, and the third course dessert was phenomenal. Almost too much to finish at a brunch, but it was all great. The craft cocktails were very, very good too. The setting is very unique and pleasant. Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was delicious. Drinks were delicious. Not pretentious but definitely fine dining. Staff was personable and prompt. Extra care was taken for Easter which contributed the extra special touches. Will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our family of 6, including a 2 year old, came for Easter Brunch. Food was delicious, wait staff were friendly, professional and timely. We sat in a beautiful room. It was huge, beautifully decorated, and even when it was full we could hear our conversations. Loved that they had an Easter egg hunt for little ones in the garden. Wonderful experience as always! We'll be back.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good atmosphere and location. Love the history behind the home. The food was a little overpriced for the quality. The pulled pork sandwich was very greasy. Overall it was a nice experience, but we probably will not be back for dinner. Maybe just to the bar for drinks

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good place for a date, small group, special occasion. Nice place. Good food. Nice atmosphere and good service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was our 27th wedding anniversary and we decided to go to The Kenmore for dinner. We were greeted warmly by all on staff. We were also treated to a complimentary bottle of champagne. We both ordered the filet and it was perfect. We throughly enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was absolutely wonderful and the staff were very attentive. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and couldn't have asked for better service.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was pretty good, but not great...had a hard time getting a water refill for a bit, once identified, that was a non-problem.

Someone else's drink ended up on my bill - problem corrected.

Ambiance was fantastic - we had a GREAT time. One person at our table thought their portion size was unrealistically small. I couldn't tell. Mine was fine.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was good but disappointed that they ran out of the filet.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Tremendous dinner. Every course was fantastic and the dessert was phenomenal. Great ambiance and service. Highly recommended. Worth the price you pay.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was really great. We had the crab bisque, filet mignon, chocolate strawberries, and tiramisu. Everything was amazing with only one exception, the tiramisu.

Our waitress was perfect, she always showed up at the right moment, but didn’t intrude.

The atmosphere was really beautiful, and quiet even though there is a bar in the next room.
We will visit again.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We were at Kenmore Inn to celebrate Valentine's Day on the day after. Food was excellent, and the service outstanding. They also had live music, and it was great!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I made reservations for Valentine’s Day. We were seated at 815pm and bread was brought to the table at 9:00pm. Our meal followed around 930pm. At this point we would have left, but it was Valentine’s Day. We ordered the filet medium. When it arrived it was very well done and hard to chew. They had no steak knives, not that you should need one for a filet, but it honestly was like a chewy roast. The carrots that came with the dish hadn’t been cooked and were very hard. For dessert we ordered the chocolate cake. I promise we are not difficult people, but there is no mistaking Betty Crocker brownie mix. I grew up on the stuff!

The couple beside us had sent their steaks back twice and had caused a bit of a scene. It was Valentine’s Day and we enjoyed our wine so I chose not to complain. I think it’s safe to say the place simply struggles. The meal came to $140 for the two of us. It simply wasn’t even close to that quality. Honestly, it didn’t reach Texas Roadhouse quality.

The house was very pretty and made for a nice atmosphere. I would suggest maybe getting a drink in the bar sometime if you’re visiting, but would say with everything in me, stay away from the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had an awesome Valentine’s dinner, but we don’t think the food lived up to its $55/person price tag. Also, the staff was super courteous, but the pace of the meal was a little slow for us, about 15 to 20 minutes between each course.

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1.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food to table after 40 minutes and was burnt when it came. Service slow to react to additional drinks. The setting is not conducive to a live band it was way to noisy

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a fabulous three course meal during restaurant week. The mussels were the best I have ever had. We both had the filet mignon entree and creme brulee for dessert. The service was also outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Best menu for restaurant week! Everything we ordered was delicious. Steak was perfectly cooked. Pulled pork melt was exceptional! Hope they keep it on the regular menu. And
although the service was slow for the number of guests dining, the wait staff were friendly, familiar with the menu choices, and were helpful with recommendations. We've always enjoyed great food at the Inn, and this most recent visit confirmed its still one of our favorites in Fredericksburg.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Kenmore Inn is a hidden jewel in a town otherwise barren for upscale dining.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Outstanding service and a wonderful meal during Fredericksburg Restaurant Week.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Meal was amazing. Kenmore Inn never disappoint.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a reservation & were seated as soon as we arrived. Our server greeted us & took our drink orders then disappeared. After 5 or 10 minutes, a group of seven arrived & was seated @ a table near us. They placed drink orders & WERE SERVED BEFORE US. We didn't order anything strange (I had the 'special' cocktail & my husband a beer), so this was really frustrating. My husband actually went over to the bar (our server was no where in sight) & we finally got our drinks. Our food order was taken & food was served, but I'm afraid our server wasn't please with us & she didn't apologize for our sitting @ the table drinking water (that our hostess provided) for TWENTY minutes (while the diners near us who arrived & ordered drinks AFTER us enjoyed their cocktails). We have always enjoyed this restaurant, but aren't planning to return.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Beautiful, and in-town location. The food is always delicious, and the courtyard gives the feeling of being in a European town.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Food was excellent and great service. Nice bar and tasty desserts. A must try.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent!

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Went for a wedding anniversary. Ended up being restaurant week. Very disappointed in almost every way. Nice ambiance and outdoor patio. Menu was lackluster and the food subpar, even taking into account restaurant week. Took 20 minutes to get a glass of wine when there were, maybe, 7 other tables. Will not be back

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

The scallops were very good and the salad was fresh. The waiting staff was a little sluggish, took a while to get our glasses refilled and to have condiments brought to the table. Beautiful setting and love the historic building.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

We were greeted at the door and escorted to our table. We enjoyed the tail end of a instrumental quartet. Our drinks came quickly. We had the opportunity to enjoy the restaurant week menu. We thoroughly enjoyed the grilled watermelon, prosciutto, arugula salad. The braised short ribs with green beans and mashed potatoes were fantastic. The trio of desert samples of key lime pie, bread pudding, and white chocolate mouse were perfect. We had attentive service that gave us time to enjoy each course.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2017

The inn is beautiful, our meal was delicious and our server was great.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2017

The restaurant is locatedin the basement. It is charming. The menu, while not extensive, is full of fresh ingredients and delicious. We had shrimp and grits and chicken with polenta. Both meals were excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

The Hostess, waitress, and chef/sous chef were welcoming, friendly, and attentive. The dishes we selected were some of THE BEST dinners we've ever tasted! The overall dining experience made our Anniversary Celebration that much more special. Many thanks to the Kenmore Inn staff!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Fabulous ambiance. Very good food; chef inspired. A treat.

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