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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1809 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–7:45 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:45 pm Lunch Mon 11:00 am–4:45 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 799-5296

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Wade

  • Catering

    Our Catering Department is in charge of booking all of our private events, including Weddings, Corporate Functions, Baby Showers, Promotion Ceremonies, etc. Many of our Saturdays during Wedding Season tend to booked with Weddings, closing the Restaurant for the public. For more information, call our main number: 703.799.5062

  • Private party facilities

    Just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., lantern-lit lanes, breathtaking Potomac River views, and exclusive access to the most popular historic home in American make Mount Vernon one of the most desirable event locations in the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Private party contact

    Mariita Campos: (703) 799-6865

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    George Washington Memorial Parkway

  • Parking details

    Parking is directly across the street on Route 235 North.

  • Public transit

    There is a Metro Bus stop at the corner of the crosswalk directly in front of the Restaurant. The Metro Bus stops at Huntington Metro, the end of the Yellow Line.

  • Entertainment

    Tv at Bar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,809 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RM

    RichardM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The receptionist kindly moved our table for five to a quieter room and the wait staff was very competent and helpful. Way above average, I believe. The wine was delicious and the food was quite good although not very imaginative. Home cooking, I would say. Servings are quite large and I had lunch the next day on my leftover fried chicken. All in all. ery good value for the money.
  2. CG

    CarmenG

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steven was an excellent server and the food was very good. We will plan to come again for lunch. The pot pie was excellent.
  3. MC

    MCCG

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Hello, we made a reservation for Saturday Aug 7 at 730P. We arrived and check with the hostess at 737P. We proceeded to our table and our wonderful server Zack came quickly to take our order. We realized there were only 3 table counting ours. We ordered drinks and appetizer and around 757P our great server (he really was nice, well versed, empathetic and spot on with dinner recommendations) advise us the kitchen was closing at 8p for us to order. 1. If kitchen closes at 8P remove the 730P reservation slot from Opentable. Last res should be at 7P. 2. Why the hostess failed to advise us that when we checked in we would have left Again our Server was wonderful much better than senior servers we had in the past. He asked for the Manager Keesha (another great Manager) she explained the situation again of why kitchen closes apologies and even comp the dessert. This situation tarnish our date night.. even with these two nice and efficient employees like Zack and Keesha the hurrying up to order etc. really??? Nevertheless Zack recommended the Duck for my husband which was magnificent and I always order the Fried Chicken which was delicious. Hopefully you'll update Opentable and the reservations Spots or do not open at night during the weekend.
  4. MY

    MikeY

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were tired after a full morning of touring the estate but were seated promptly and the service was efficient. We split the peanut soup and hoecake, then split a fried green tomato BLT. The food was tasty and the service was prompt. A nice experience overall.
  5. VM

    VeronicaM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!
  6. MC

    MarciaCall

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to be part of history. Despite the numbers of guests, the experience is always tailored.
  7. A

    Alpine

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal - steak and cheese sandwich and the wedge salad with chicken. Our server was very friendly. Nice to have a great lunch after touring Mount Vernon.
  8. MS

    MichaelS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere/ambince was great, the food was delicious and we had a very pleasant efficient server. It was a very enjoyable experience
  9. M

    Maggie

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful, but the portion sizes were very large, and might come with a warning so one does not over order. On such a hot day there was no way to take the lovely leftovers.
  10. LG

    LisaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were very good and portions where very generous. We could have split the salads and sandwiches. The quality and service definitely exceeded our expectations. We would go again and highly recommend if touring the Mount Vernon site.
  11. HF

    HistoryFan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excllent. We also enjoyed the ambience of eating at a themed site right on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
  12. J

    Jeff

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Food and service were excellent. Ambiance was that of a cafeteria - not what was expected.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch after our visit to the grounds. The food was top notch. Really enjoyed the whole experience.
  14. JY

    JoshuaY

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A place I would come back to most definitely definitely!
  15. RL

    RobertL

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional as always and so was the service. Our waiter Justin was very personable and knowledgeable regarding food and wine pairings. The thing that my wife and I love is the variety of the menu along with the fact the Inn is not offering appetizers, entrees or desserts that might have been prepared during George Washington’s lifetime. They have recently updated the menu and we highly recommend the fried Brie appetizer with the main dish of Chicken and Waffles.
  16. JF

    JosephF

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff bent over backwards to accommodate us when our reservation was mistakenly taken by someone else. We both had the Turkey Pot Pie. The taste was excellent and the portion was large. I would definitely eat here again.
  17. JJ

    JJEats

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was great but the beer menu selection was outdated and the beer available was limited. My family and I eat out every week and the service was average at best.
  18. F

    Flash

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a pleasant experience, as always, in a historic location, helping out a worthy cause...can't go wrong.
  19. CD

    ClariceD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Our server made us feel special. We loved the colonial atmosphere. If we visit Mt. Vernon in the future, we will definitely eat at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant.
  20. P

    Pete

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I ordered a Steak and Cheese sandwich, which was delicious except the cheese was missing. We did not alert the wait staff fearing possible retribution as is common in most restaurants. So we overlooked the error and enjoyed our lunch.
  21. LH

    LindaH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good service. Had lunch here prior to visiting Mount Vernon.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Unfortunately the food has declined post Covid. If you eat in the “private” room (where there are tablecloths) it’s quieter and much nicer. Our server was very pleasant.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, very very friendly service. Good portions. The Washington porter beer is very good.
  24. s

    sandrar

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew was great in dining experience! And a wonderful woman in gift shop helped me with selections and shipping to my home in Fort Worth! I’m so sorry I don’t remember her name… I am always going to visit Mount Vernon Inn during my travels…and the Library? Fabulous!! The grounds of mental sanctuary of President Washington? Amazing…on every level… Sandra Reid
  25. N

    Nfntnbynd

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Nice setting, second time returning. Our birthday girl ordered the filet mignon at medium. The first time it was well done, the second time it was blue as ahi.
  26. NF

    NatalieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried Brie was fabulous - it had a mixture of tomato and strawberries that was exquisite. Also, if you are there for brunch, make sure to get one of their Bloody Mary’s!
  27. DT

    DaveT

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Noise level very high.
  28. RB

    RaeganB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was good, service not so much. After main course was served, didn’t see server again until we were almost done.
  29. LC

    LauraC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had spent a very hot day at Mt. Vernon and were thirsty and starved when we arrived for dinner. Our server was awesome and the service was so fast. A++++
  30. MC

    MeganC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, try the peanut soup and the hie cakes.
  31. G

    George

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. My daughter commented that this was the best meal we had during our 3 week vacation.
  32. DS

    DonnaS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waiter was excellent. Good was good but a little too salty. The pecan pie alamode was outstanding. Ambiance was lovely. I'd recommend it.
  33. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered the cornbread which was wonderful and the hummus for appetizers which also was very good. My husband had the Mount Vernon Burger which he thought was very good and I had the butternut squash soup which was wonderful. We shared the bread pudding which was very good. Our waiter was very attentive.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, staff and location were awesome! Can’t wait to come back to try other dishes!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food ! Steaks are magnificent!!
  36. MM

    MaggieMae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was great. But it is fine dining so it is expensive
  37. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food5service4ambience1
    My wife and I are seniors who were seated next to a round table of eight people. The hardwood floors reverberate sound. All eight people were talking above normal volume. One man was continuously bellowing with an ear piercing voice above everyone else making it miserable. We ate as fast as we could to get out of there. Lesson learned be alert to where you are being seated as to who is around. Also be pro-active as to where you are seated.
  38. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to eat! Good food, and a nice atmosphere
  39. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a reservation for 3pm but got there early and they seated us right away. Great server, great food!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Turkey pot pie consisted of about a quart of gravy with maybe 2 ounces of diced turkey and 1/4 cup frozen vegetables. Can’t believe they actually serve this to people

FAQs

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 799-5296.

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1809 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22309

Additional information

  • Cross street

    George Washington Memorial Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–7:45 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:45 pm Lunch Mon 11:00 am–4:45 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is directly across the street on Route 235 North.

  • Public transit

    There is a Metro Bus stop at the corner of the crosswalk directly in front of the Restaurant. The Metro Bus stops at Huntington Metro, the end of the Yellow Line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Wade

  • Entertainment

    Tv at Bar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 799-5296

  • Catering

    Our Catering Department is in charge of booking all of our private events, including Weddings, Corporate Functions, Baby Showers, Promotion Ceremonies, etc. Many of our Saturdays during Wedding Season tend to booked with Weddings, closing the Restaurant for the public. For more information, call our main number: 703.799.5062

  • Private party facilities

    Just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., lantern-lit lanes, breathtaking Potomac River views, and exclusive access to the most popular historic home in American make Mount Vernon one of the most desirable event locations in the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Private party contact

    Mariita Campos: (703) 799-6865

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