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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

4.4
1048 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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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Lunch
Mon 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
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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 Wade
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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
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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. www.mountvernon.org/inn
Additional
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

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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 1048 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Noisy but good food,, accommodating staff and a great gift shop.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent food, service, and surroundings. Price was fair, even better than I expected. Will return!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great as always, always returning customer. The food feels as if it was made specifically for me. All items on menu is delicious

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The scallops were too sweet, and the fried tomatoes did not taste like fried tomatoes, as they were overwhelmed with other, too strong ingredients.
The grits with the shrimp were the best food on the table.
Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great place, tasty food and a very good service - we can definitely recommend the place

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Meet with a friend to eat and go to a book review at Mount Vernon.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We arrived early and were seated right away ( we were expecting to wait) . Service and food were very good. Staff was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fireplaces all lit, beautiful and relaxing. Great food!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Bundled dinner at Mount Vernon with a tour of the home and museum. Nice little bar area in a corner of the restaurant area. Fireplaces in several rooms. Cozy, not too loud. Great place for a dinner date. Good wine selection- some of it from local VA wineries. Food was good, and well-prepared. My steak was a touch tough, but the duck my date got was excellent. Surprised veggies didn’t come with the main dish, but plenty of food in the dish. Overall we had a great dinner, and would go back in a second!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We loved our night. The waitress was very sweet and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love the real wood fireplaces alight near the tables keeping the cold winter outside and the warm ambiance inside. Great food, great service, good price, and close to home.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I took my little brother here for his birthday, it was a cold rainy day in February so I thoroughly enjoyed the real fireplace in both the waiting area and the dining room. Excellent ambiance and quiet atmosphere. Food and service was top notch. A little pricey but it was worth it. Food portions very good size, I took home leftovers for lunch the next day.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Little loud in Bar area if you are wanting to have dinner and talk. But we enjoyed the time there.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Elsie was a great server! Brussels sprout salad is big enough to share and FABULOUS. Pot pie was good and filling. Rock fish nicely done. Reasonable wine list. Complimentary bread is so white bread bland that it detracts from meal.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Absolutely fantastic service and delicious food! The pot pie was amazing.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is historic Mt Vernon Inn restaurant. They now play current era music (Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, etc) throughout the restaurant which completely takes away from any ambiance of the site. The menu is also barely anything close to what it used to be with more classic meals. The entire restaurant has changed for the worse over the years and barely resembles anything about the historic history it should.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I looked up menu online prior to booking and we'd picked out our meal choices prior to arriving. Husband wanted the shrimp and grits... When we arrived restaurant was set up for valentine's day (2/13) and no other menu options were offered. We were eating at this restaurant MT VERNON/GEORGE WASHINGTON for the historical/authentic menu offerings - which we absolutely were unable to receive. There should have been a notice online when I booked about the VALENTINE ONLY menu available. Another couple came in after us and they asked the exact same thing - this is the only menu available??? Disappointing, expensive & inflexible.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Very comfortable, casual setting.....nice table and environment.....service was exceptional. Great afternoon get together for local residents.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Enjoyed the occasion with good friends and good food.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal to celebrate my fiance's birthday. Our sever Elsie was amazing and personable. The food was fantastic, had an amazing time beginning to end.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The service was great, the food was great and we had a very enjoyable evening. Thanks

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Very good restaurant

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Drinks, Brie, and Lobster Bisque were awesome!The duck was over cooked on the dry side, but I didn’t specify a temp so maybe that was on me.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

My husband, adult daughter and I traditionally have dinner at the Inn during the Christmas season and then we go drive around looking at Christmas lights. I read the reviews and will admit I was concerned by the number of negative comments. I was pleasantly surprised that we did not experience any one of them (bad food, noisy table location, poor/slow service). Our table was in a quiet room (even though there were about 6 other tables in that room), our server, Megan, was knowledgeable of the food and was very attentive and the food was delicious! Because of the number of less than favorable reviews, I thought it was important to let the manager know of our very positive experience. He was very thankful that I took the time to let him know.

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3.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Love coming here but our groups was disappointed that it felt like we were being rushed. Apps and salads pretty much came out at the same time and maybe a minute after finishing our salads the entree came out. My group even said we never had a minute to breathe between meals. Very disappointing

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We found the place charming and a wonderful place to celebrate our daughter's visit home. We were happily surprised with the quality of the food and the care of the wait staff. Professional and friendly! This is a destination stop!!!!!

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

I had house side salad w/ bleu cheese, dressing had no flavor and very little bleu cheese, greens were fresh and crisp....wife had Caesar side salad and it was very good. I had halibut special, fish did not taste fresh or flavorful...Brussels sprouts were very good. Wife had sirloin steak w/ mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy. It was very good. Seafood does not seem to be their strong point as I have had several subpar seafood dishes here. Ambiance is good and wait staff is courteous and fairly attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

The Mt. Vernon Inn is a charming place. Great atmosphere that transports you back in time.

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

We were very happy with our dinner. Only down side was the traffic we encountered to get there. It took us an hour and 45 minutes from Gainesville. We will try to avoid rush hour next time.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was wonderful.. the duck was somewhat over cooked and the burger was dry. I was hoping the restaurant would be a little more decorated for the season in the area we were seated in. Otherwise it was an enjoyable evening and good food

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