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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

986 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Sundays : 11:00am-4:00pm
First Come, First Serve Based On Availability

Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour:
Tuesday-Friday 4pm-8pm in Tavern Room
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Phone number
(703) 799-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Wallen
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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
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Cross street
George Washington Memorial Parkway
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Parking details
Parking is directly across the street on Route 235 North.
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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.
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Tv at Bar
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Special events & promotions
The Inn hosts many special events for our guests throughout the year. Check out a list of events on our webpage.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 986 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing food at very reasonable prices. You are in an colonial style house and all employees are dressed the same.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 5, 2018

The food is average and the price expensive but the place is wonderful.

vipMarlaC (Washington DC)
Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a great experience at this restaurant especially during the holidays.
Holidays decorations are beautiful and food and service is exceptional. Definitely recommend this restaurant during the holidays.

vipZia205 (Washington DC)
Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was not as good as in years past. The peanut soup was still outstanding but the pot pie was bland and flavorless. Somewhat disappointed as this was our family outing for the holidays.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on December 29, 2017

We were very disappointed in the food & resultant consideration. Within 5 minutes of placing our salad & dinner order the waiter brought our dinner. We told him our salads had not even come yet. He did a humph sound and went and checked the order. The waitress was coming in with the salads and said something to him. Later, when the dinner came, it was obvious it had just been kept warm. My wife's pork was dried out, and brussel sprouts burnt. My duck was dry and the mashed potatoes were so dry they were falling apart. We got down what we could, but at least half of each of our plates was left. We told the waitress and the manager appeared. Being as we are not desert eaters, he gave us a gift card for what would not even cover one meal. Afterward, it hit me that it was not a pleasant evening for a special occasion. And, the card was almost an insult. Two bad meals and the comp stipulates we must purchase 2 meals to get $20 off! Great ambiance, very good waitress, food, bad. bob romano

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was okay. I had the steak. Not much flavor and

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 28, 2017

A delightful place to go eat, then browse in the lovely gift shop. Wonderful ambiance. Peanut soup excellent! But somewhat limited in lunch options, and no famous Virginia ham sandwiches. Unsalted honey butter was not good, and hoecake was oily. We had to ask for bread ; other newly seated people were brought water and bread much sooner. Previous lunches there were better for both food and service.

vipDCDiner (Washington DC)
Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was fantastic from peanut/chestnut soup, Ceaser salad and a most delicious shrimp and grits. My guests enjoyed the cocktails and their meals which were generous. The room was a bit chilly for me as the outside temperature was very cold, however I would come again, just for the shrimp and grits!

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a superb meal. I have marked down one star purely because the medium steak was well done, but still delicious. All party members enjoyed their food, the service was excellent, and the setting beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Melody (Washington DC)
Dined on December 26, 2017

We’ve eaten here before and the food was beyond amazing. This time it was only so so. Ambiance, holiday decor, service amazing. They were totally out of Crab and shrimp which blew my mind but I can understand with the holiday season and perhaps they couldn’t get any in because it was right after Christmas. However my husbands dish was great Steak. My Mom, turkey pot pie she was okay and appetizer was crusted so much you couldn’t taste the tomato. Mine, it must be a matter of taste but my stomach didn’t care for it. Scallops in orange juice with garnish, eh! I did eat scallops because that’s what I paid for but all I could taste was orange juice in a rubber piece. It was rough and totally disappointing.