Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

4.5
1532 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Savor the flavors of early America at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, located just footsteps from George Washington’s historic estate. Conveniently located 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria and 16 miles from Washington, D.C. at the southern end of the George Washington Parkway. One of Washington’s best- kept secrets for romantic evening dining.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LivinginDC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early brunch and had a dining room to ourselves. The service was great and the food excellent. We could not have been happier!

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vipRKTZLN
Denver
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Mt. Vernon in is a must-dine venue if you go to Mt. Vernon or the surrounding area. A special treat every time we visit. Our most recent visit found the menu greatly reduced with several of the traditional outstanding choices were missing. All COVID related. Excited to go back when these restrictions are eliminated. Staff warm and attentive. Atmosphere is delightful.

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NancyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice anniversary luncheon. The food was delicious, as always, and the wait staff was very efficient.

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Rosemary
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location. Good service. Food not quite as varied as in earlier times.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could visit regularly but I live out of town.

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JuliaG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soup was fantastic. Loved their Brunch Menu served only on the weekends. Good value!

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Joey
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding with a friendly smile

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DarceyW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Pretty dining room, good food choices. Fried green tomatoes are a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, accommodating Staff. Food was exceptional. Sat on patio outside and greatly enjoyed my time.

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vipJaneE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice place fir lunch after taking in Mt Vernon. I enjoyed my salad and the crab cakes were great.

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SharonJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great good and the people who waited on us were very considerate.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jambalaya was the best I have ever had. The atmosphere was quiet but respectful for an afternoon lunch. The service was very courteous and pleasant. I would not hesitate to eat there again.

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DonnaBR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice historical feel. Limited menu due to COVID, but expected. No HH even though it was still posted on the website. Overall definitely worth checking out, good southern VA type of cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and quick, ambiance was lovely. Our family enjoyed it very much and hope to visit again!

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AmyT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic wait staff! Very pleasant! DELICIOUS brussel sprouts!

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StanS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mount Vernon Inn restaurant has top-quality, top-notch food served by the best servers who just make eating there the best experience ever I want to keep going back!

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Beautiful place, delicious food!

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PatN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

OMG where do I start. Peanut soup came out ICE COLD. Brussels were cold too but I didn't tell the waiter. Worst salad I ever had in my life, steak was so tough I could not chew and it sat on top of a huge pile of old arugula. The tomatoes were on the side. Sirloin that friend ordered was tough enough to resole a leather shoe and both meals were cold. Then we took a risk, no sure why, on dessert. The pecan pie was very runny and carrot cake was literally MELTED. It looked like soup. I was going to try to be polite and eat a bite when I got a fork full there was a hair in it. UGGGHH. What a huge waste of time and money. I was telling a friend and she reminded me that the last time I went it was so bad I swore I'd never go back. Not sure how I forgot that but I will not forget it again. NEVER GOING BACK. Disgusting. But the waiter was really nice.

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Crazycat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place for a lunch, relaxing. Get the hot cider with brandy even if it’s warm outside!

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patg
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I met a friend on a Saturday morning before enjoying Mt Vernon mansion/grounds. Very good service & although limited brunch menu, it was a great place to start our day.

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Greenfiend
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Great service! Awesome Crispy Brussels sprout salad with Salmon. Excellent time at Mount Vernon Inn!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday out of town date

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Shilohdawg
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food, always good service.

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SHEREE
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service! Will visit again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service at a really nice location. A+

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Linda
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first, we were the only table in the room so it was pleasantly quiet. A few minutes before we finished, 3 more tables were seated and the noise level raised enough to make conversation more difficult. Considering that the tables are spaced far apart for social distancing, I think the noise situation could be improved. Our waiter was wonderful! Very kind and offered good service. I tipped him heavily for my part of the check.
I really love this restaurant and would gladly return again. Regrets that I leave over an hour away and won't be able to visit as often as I'd like.

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vipGlenB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We've eaten at Mount Vernon a number of times over the years and always enjoyed it. This visit was disappointing. We had the George Washington's Birthday menu, and found the food underwhelming. The service was weird too -- they were clearly trying to rush us out of there for some reason. . .we had 6:30 reservations and were the second to last party to leave. Our entree came before we finished the soup, and our dessert came early too. I would just order off the main menu in the future. They should scrap that menu for the future.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely friendly. My wife had the crusted salmon and I had the pork chop. Both were very well prepared and quite tasty. The presentation on the plate was nice and the green beans crisp.

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JenniferH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed my birthday dinner, wait staff was exceptional, food delicious and atmosphere perfect!

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KristiChevy
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was delightful, the food superb! We loved our experience and can’t wait to go back soon!

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CarolynC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location, charming staff and the food was delicious. What more could you ask for!

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed a nice lunch as part of our day at Mount Vernon. First time trying the peanut soup and hoe cakes and they were nice. Service was great.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!!! Had been trying to go for years! The food was unbelievably good and the service was great! Can't wait to go again!!!

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great location, tase of food was realy good but a bit cold.

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GillianW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Beautiful surroundings . Very good service . Just wish we'd been in a different room .

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KittyBlu
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I miss the cornbread. They don't have it any more. GW is rolling in his grave. Other than that, a bit pricey but good food.

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MartinW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good restaurant; excellent service. Restaurant was not very crowded on the day we went due to the Covid-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience as always.

DC
DCSV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not up to par in fact it was disappointing

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SpringfieldGourmet
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet mignon and grilled brussel sprouts were perfectly prepared.

FAQs

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 799-6800.

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.