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.View Private Dining Details
Noisy but good food,, accommodating staff and a great gift shop.
Excellent food, service, and surroundings. Price was fair, even better than I expected. Will return!
Great as always, always returning customer. The food feels as if it was made specifically for me. All items on menu is delicious
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.
Great place, tasty food and a very good service - we can definitely recommend the place
Meet with a friend to eat and go to a book review at Mount Vernon.
We arrived early and were seated right away ( we were expecting to wait) . Service and food were very good. Staff was very friendly.
Fireplaces all lit, beautiful and relaxing. Great food!
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!
We loved our night. The waitress was very sweet and accommodating.
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.
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.
Little loud in Bar area if you are wanting to have dinner and talk. But we enjoyed the time there.
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.
Absolutely fantastic service and delicious food! The pot pie was amazing.
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.
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.
Very comfortable, casual setting.....nice table and environment.....service was exceptional. Great afternoon get together for local residents.
Enjoyed the occasion with good friends and good food.
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.
The service was great, the food was great and we had a very enjoyable evening. Thanks
Very good restaurant
Amazing food at very reasonable prices. You are in an colonial style house and all employees are dressed the same.
The food is average and the price expensive but the place is wonderful.
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.
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.
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
Food was okay. I had the steak. Not much flavor and
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!!!
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.
The Mt. Vernon Inn is a charming place. Great atmosphere that transports you back in time.
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.
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