Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

4.6
1586 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Friendly staff, delicious food, and great ambiance.

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JohnnyP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the Inn most enjoyable. The staff was courteous and attentive, the atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Thank you again for a delightful experience!

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JodyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with out of town family. It was quiet so we could actually talk and catch up. The menu had a wide variety of options for all of us and the service was superb! We will definitely go back.

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KaeN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wish we had been seated in the bar, which was quieter and more atmospheric. The big room felt like a huge and noisy dining hall. Food was good and service very attentive.

Too loud to hold conversation at our table.

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2togoNebraska
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was clean and pleasant. The waiter was efficient and helpful. The food was very good.

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SaraEM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and excellent service in an elegant yet welcoming and family or group friendly space!!

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Foodie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place to eat. Spent several hours and glad to have a nice place to eat,

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made our monthly MVI reservation through the Open Table app and requested Aisha if possible. We’d met her during the peak of the pandemic when the Inn was open but patrons were so few that we often had a room to ourselves. The wait staff is wonderful, and being slow back then we had the chance to converse with a few. We think of Aisha in particular as a dear friend.

The food is always high quality, fresh and tasty. Fried Green Tomatoes, Crispy Brussels Sprout Salad and the Filet Mignon entree are my personal favorites. The rooms with the best ambiance are the blue toile wallpaper room (four tables of four) and the far light Gray dining room with fireplace.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. The service was excellent along with the great food. Highly recommend it

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Breeze
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

One step up from a diner, service was horrible, hostess (black female) for outdoor seating was aggressive and dismissive AFTER she decided to get up, from the table where she was sitting a texting, to greet us. She actually sat there and looked us up and down and did not get up to greet us. We thought she was a customer who was just eyeballing other customers. Don't waste your money, this place is a joke.

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GreenDolphin
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We ate outdoors on the patio. The food and service were good, but the music was too loud -- big band music, with blaring trumpets and saxophones, and in-your-face Frank Sinatra vocals. It was very intrusive. Also, the food was served in disposible plastic containers with plastic eating utensils, like a fast-food restaurant instead of a fine dining establishment. Why can't outside service be more like the indoor service? We had a reservation for indoors - but not until 6:45 pm, so by 6pm, when the other facilities closed, we were starving, so we went ahead and sat outdoors. If we had not been so hungry, I would have waited to eat indoors.

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Mose
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I expected better. Food was average, service was slow. Waitstaff should have been in period clothing as the prices reflected the experience, ie a bit overpriced for what you got.

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NellieL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat when you need to recharge. Food is good. Srevice was great!

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Eggs
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Restaurant was almost empty, which we liked. Very affable waiter. Food was good but not great; the best item we ordered was the Shrimp and Grits. Limited menu, due to the pandemic. The best part of the experience was the peace and quiet; just out of town but it feels like you're out in the country somewhere. Here's hoping that business picks up.
Everyone should visit Mt Vernon, and have something to eat while you're there!

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AngellaM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The food was fantastic and the staff went above and beyond to make our daughter’s 16th birthday extra special. Our family will definitely return!

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khatod
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, historical ambiance, and terrific food! This is a must.

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CherylH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our food and service!! Aisha was our server and we loved her.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not worth the price, food was disappointing. Felt like a fast food restaurant. Ordering to check was 30min and bill was over $100 for 4 guests.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Beef tips were barely warm and not a good quality meat. Shrimp and grits were delicious. GW Rye whiskey was not to our liking.
Every server and guest had to pass through the small room we were in and it felt like we were dining in a hallway. Hostess was wearing a black tank top and black running shorts, hmm. Staff was friendly but loud in our small dining area.

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AdenS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One would think that Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant would be just another tourist establishment with so-so food. Not this place! We had dinner and Sunday brunch. Both times the food was excellent. I would highly recommend Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant as your go-to place for your Mount Vernon visit.

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MichelleJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always . I always stop by when I’m the area

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KateW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service, and the dining room is so pretty!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch. Excellent flavor combinations. Beautiful colonial period decor. Friendly knowledge service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for opening time. The greeting, seating, surroundings, service and food were perfect for Anniversary 45. We come here at least once a year. It’s worth the 1 hour plus drive.

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LorraineD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for lunch. Brussel sprout salad was delish. Peanut soup is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and the staff was amazing as always, and made it feel so special for us. The food was incredible! This is one of our favorite places to dine and to take out of town guests!

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Lucya
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice place to go. Also, very good happy hour.

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Foodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Did not expect hand painted walls and warm ambience. Had filet mignon, shrimp and grits and crab soup. All highly recommended.

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SharonH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional lunch AND dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn! Thank you!!!

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SharonH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS way to celebrate our wedding anniversary and birthdays with AWESOME food/bev and AMAZING atmosphere!

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DonC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Mt. Vernon Inn. The food and service were great!

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vipKate
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be back at the Mount Vernon Inn after so many months away! All staff were welcoming, professional, efficient, and kind. Thank you!!

Looking forward to our next visit!

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Bill
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mothers day

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SatisfiedCustomer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are moving from the area and wanted to experience Mt Vernon In. One last time. It was also a birthday celebration at the same time. The advice is always welcoming, helpful, and kind. Food was delicious and we are glad to see the full menu back!

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GaryZ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and staff very friendly and professional. Will be happy for the pandemic to end so people can get out and enjoy a trip to Mt Vernon Inn.

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JulieG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service here. I make it a point to eat here every time I’m in the area.

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AshleyG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We toured first and then had lunch. Celebrated a birthday and anniversary. Steaks and pork chop were delicious. Desserts were wonderful too! Attentive service and wonderful food! Would highly recommend!!

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WilliamS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both exceptional. Highly recommend.

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HarryM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Need some spoons on the table.

Nice waitress and atmosphere.

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Gigi
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place the service and food was excellent

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 4.6 stars by 1586 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.