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About Kenmore Inn
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
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Dinner Sunday: 5pm - 8pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Thursday in our Pub or our Garden Room. 7:30pm to 10:30pm
We are a full service, nine bedroom Inn offering on site professional catering services
Parking exists on Princess Anne Street, Lewis Street and Charles Street. Please mind the signs in front of Kenmore Inn for 'Trolley Stop'
Fredericksburg Train Station (Amtrak & VRE)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or view our website at www.kenmoreinn.com
Kenmore Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Easter Sunday brunch with reservations and a moderate crowd, the wait time for the food was unacceptable (1.5 hours). The food ranged from very good to excellent. Of the three desert items offered, two were very good and one was uneatable. The Macaroons were so hard, they could not be cut with a knife .
Overall experience was good. Will return, but will be much more selective with menu selections.
2 of 3 entrees were unsatisfactory. Fried chicken seemed to be dredged in as much salt as flour. Did not eat the coating. Ordered ribeye was well done not medium as requested and portion was small for the price . Salads ordered were the size of side salad and priced at what a full salad would cost at similar restaurants. Kitchen is very slow. More than 30 minutes elapsed between end of first course and serving of second (entrée) course. There are better restaurants within walking distance of this one in F'bg VA.
We dined with two other couples. We arrived early and went to the bar. Very quaint and friendly atmosphere. Specialty drinks were delicious. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. When all arrived we moved to the dining room. Service was exemplary and food wonderful. A salad was forgotten and it was brought out free of charge so our dining experience would be complete. We would highly recommend the Kenmore Inn!
Was awkwardly silent for half of our meal until they realized that and turned on some music, which was country rock, and didn't really fit the mood and atmosphere of the place. I found the food to too expensive for the portion sizes and overly salted. The server was very sweet and attentive, but the only real value of this establishment is to go for a good cocktail at the bar and for the civil war history behind the place. It's unfortunate because I feel that it could be so much more! Did not have that down home comforting vibe you would expect of a B&B. Again, would only recommend for cocktails. I left feeling hungry if that gives you any idea of the portion size.
We love the Kenmore Inn on live music nights for an al fresco summer evening date. The patio, while small, is lovely; it's below street level and partially covered with a tree canopy draped in white Christmas lights, with a bubbling fountain in the center to complete the picturesque intimacy. The inside dining area (also quite small) is too chilly and loud for our tastes, but out on the patio, the music volume is just right and the temperature comfortable when Mother Nature cooperates. The service is outstanding, and the food is very good and fairly priced when you factor in the free entertainment. The only real criticisms we had on this particular visit were the lack of a sauce or salsa being served with the tacos, and the lack of salt and pepper shakers on the table or an offer of fresh ground pepper for our salads. Both issues were quickly and graciously resolved by our servers, and the food was greatly enhanced by those minor additions.
The Kenmore Inn is somewhat of an institution in Old Town Fredericksburg, so we're very sad to see it in such a state of decay. Dinners at the Kenmore Inn have been relegated to the basement, both literally and figuratively. The main dining room is beautifully decorated, but seems to be used only for breakfast now. Dinners are served in the basement ( in a refinished garage), adjacent to the bar - which, thankfully, was fairly quiet the night of our dinner. Our server was woefully inexperienced, pressing for our dinner orders even before he could find us a wine menu! Dinner menus were printed on plain white paper, and were slightly wet -- as our server had to borrow from other (empty) tables to find two copies. The wine was expensive -- $60 for a bottle of chardonnay with a twist-off lid. Our salads tasted fine, except for the croutons, which were burned on one side and tasted vaguely like gas. Our main course was fine, as well, but the crab cakes should have been called "crab medallions," as they were very small. Overall, it wasn't a horrible experience -- we had the whole basement to ourselves -- and the classic-rock music on the speakers was at a modest volume -- but this isn't the same Kenmore Inn that existed even five years ago.
Waited an hour before the food finally arrived; all dishes were cold (not even warm), despite telling the server/manager we do not want cold food before ordering. Requested medium rare steak was cooked to well-well-done (shoe leather well done). Sent food back, and new ones came out in 15 minutes (which is good). One wonders why did it take an hour the first time around??
Server/Manager had an attitude - she proceeded to throw the chef under the bus and offered no apologies whatsoever to us. Other restaurants would have either comp the meal or provide a discount - not this place. Will never go back again!!!!!
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