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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1778 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 28 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 1,778 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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
  4. PL

    PattyL

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Just wonderful! The food is very good and the staff is extremely accommodating and of course the ambience is exactly what we wanted!
  5. TM

    TerryM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Disappointed. Compared to city tavern in Philadelphia, Smithsonian American Indian museum food court and restaurant at Pueblo Indian cultural center New Mexico, food offerings bland and unimaginative. Expected far more quantity small plates, more vegetable dishes, salads same as you can get at a denny’s or Applebees. No beer or wine tastings nor shrubs. No Washington grown fowl, lamb or pork or fish on menu. Only cornbread and hoecake using gristmill corn. Start of berry season and no cobblers, crisps or crumbles.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Mt Vernon, food and service was great!!
  7. SC

    SandyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for dining before the concert. Nice menu, good prices, good atmosphere, good food and very good service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our late afternoon meal at the Inn. Was a perfect respite after a long hot day. To start, we ordered Mac & Cheese Appetizer with steak topper to share. Was plenty for the two of us and served in a hot skillet so the cheese remained soft and yummy. Ordered two wedge salads w bacon, cherry tomatoes and a very good crumbled blue cheese. The lettuce was crisp and cold. Great on a sweltering day! It did not disappoint! We also ordered a filet mignon, medium rare, with mashed potatoes and and mashed sweet potatoes. Steak was high quality and done perfectly. Mmm-mmm on the mashes! Nothing is overly salted, which is appreciated. Always a pleasure, wonderful service, and not rushed. A great dining experience!
  9. SH

    SHEREE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I ordered the Turkey Pot Pie and was disappointed with its presentation and it tasted like it had been warmed over.
  10. PL

    PattyL

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love the history and the service is always excellent and the food does not disappoint! The servings are very generous and overall the restaurant is accommodating.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Good value and generous portions, so be sure to come hungry. Only down side was our appetizers and main meal came out at the same time and our drinks did not arrive till after the main meal arrived. But the food was good so we come back again.
  12. DL

    DanL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Place was awesome but looks like they haven’t dusted in a long while.
  13. L

    Lindsey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Not what we expected. Food good, however seated in what seemed like "overflow" seating. Noise level high and felt like cafeteria style. Expected historic, quaint feel.
  14. RH

    RichardH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was very good, but our waiter disappeared when we wanted to pay our bill. After asking two other waiters for our bill. over a period of about 20 minutes. a manager came and presented us with the bill. She said she had no idea where our waiter had gone.
  15. SB

    SybilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! We are from West Tennessee and it was an amazing day! The wait staff was very polite and knowledgeable.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Started with Fried green tomatoes and hoecake both were very delicious unfortunately we had to wait for appetizer plates so they were a Luke warm but still very good. Cocktails were very good Salmon looked delicious and must have been because there was nothing left. Jambalaya was very flavorful (living close to New Orleans the flavor was very good) the turkey pot pie was very delicious could have been a little hotter. The Brussels were D~LISH! And the club sandwich looked delicious and also must’ve been because there was nothing let!! So All in All ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  17. p

    pzadra

    New York Area

    138 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was very lovely sitting outside but we were a little surprised to have our food service in disposable containers. That detracted from the lovely setting.
  18. e

    eatmorefoodiefood

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined alone and it was so peaceful, quiet, beautiful and offered superb service. I was very impressed. Had the southwestern chicken salad. You can choose from grilled or fried chicken. Delicious and fresh. Prices are typical. Would highly recommend!
  19. PN

    PNM16

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I went to this restaurant after almost 10 years. at that time it was a great restaurant. but now it was big disappointment - both food and service. their signature items in the old days were peanut soup, cornbread, and bread pudding. but all 3 were big disappointment and the waitress didn't sow much interest. i dont think i will ever go there again!
  20. JC

    JenniferC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was good. Drinks were good. Wish they had more cocktail specials that included the whiskey distilled there, but there weren't even any cocktail specials with any whiskey - very surprising. Overall a good dining experience after a day of walking around Mt. Vernon.
  21. MC

    MaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Staff was very helpful. My husband has a dairy allergy and the waiter was very thoughtful and helpful in making sure he was bale to have something that was dairy free.
  22. JE

    JenniferE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried Green tomatoes unbelievable!!!! Best I’ve ever had!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a lovely dinner, celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary, at the Inn.
  24. BM

    BarbaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable lunch after touring the grounds and before our guided tour of the mansion. The location is perfect and the food wonderful! I highly recommend!
  25. AF

    AnneF

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Service needs improvement. After our food arrived, we discovered it was not what we ordered, but our server never came back to check on us. After several minutes, we were finally able to flag down another server to fix the problem. Despite the poor service, the food was delicious.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love The Mount Vernon Inn restaurant. It’s quaint and cozy with a wonderful atmosphere. Tonight we were in for our anniversary and we each had the Maryland crab soup as an appetizer. There was plenty of crab in it and the flavor was spectacular. For Entrees we had the duck which was perfectly cooked and not like most duck it had no fat or grease on it. The sweet potato mash is fantastic and spiced to perfection. Now I went a little adventurous and tried the Jambalaya. Not only was it loaded with chicken shrimp and andouille sausage, but it tasted like NOLA without overwhelming spice. We highly recommend eating there especially if you want to get away from the city.
  27. DW

    DawnW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped by on our way home Getting a reservation online was easy Our server Stephanie was amazing ! We enjoyed everything
  28. TP

    TammyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and so much fun!!! Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Alexandria. Good food and staff goes above and beyond. Shrimp and Grits is a favorite.
  29. A

    Amerscmp

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the fried chicken, fried green tomato BLT especially!
  30. D

    David

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting and tasty menu in relaxed atmosphere. Service was outstanding.
  31. m

    moi2

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent lunch - great food and a very attentive waiter. The restaurant was busy, but because it has several dining rooms, the noise level was low.
  32. SD

    SteveD

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service; unique menu; excellent recommendations from our waiter - shrimp and grits (made at the Mount Vernon grist mill); quality meal; in spite of tourist season this is a bit of an oasis, but definitely recommend making reservations. Also recommend it for take out.
  33. JH

    JoyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch right when they opened! We ordered a variety of items for the family and shared. Waiter was helpful and professional!
  34. JO

    JungO

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and large portion sizes. The food was good. We had the braised short rib- some parts was too dry, not enough gravy on the plate. It came with a lot of mashed potatoes but it definitely needed something on top. The kids cheeseburger and fries was really good according to my kids.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 7 y/o son’s very first time going to Mount Vernon, and we wanted to make it extra special for him by ending the visit having dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn.
  36. DW

    DonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was better than we expected. The Mac and cheese was some of the best. Food was very good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Fries cold, club sandwich dry, skirt steak tough, ham was good and so was peanut soup
  38. JP

    JordanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent atmosphere. I'll definitely go back.
  39. KG

    KristaG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parker, our waiter, was great!! We had brunch on Saturday morning at 10 AM before walking around Mount Vernon. It was perfect
  40. CS

    CarrieS

    Mexico City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food and coffee tasted good but were cold. The sever did try to make up for a few foibles and was attentive. Historical setting was nice and some of the Colonial food options were nice too.

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 1778 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 28 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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