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About Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

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.

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22309
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Sundays : 11:00am-4:00pm
First Come, First Serve Based On Availability

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

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

Happy Hour:
Tuesday-Friday 4pm-8pm in Tavern Room

Cross Street:
George Washington Memorial Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 799-6800

Website:
http://www.mountvernon.org/inn

Entertainment:
Tv at Bar

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Wallen

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

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

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.

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (29)
Authentic (26)
Special Occasion (25)
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Comfort Food (24)
Cozy (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Scenic View (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Seasonal (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Healthy (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great choice! Our friends and I both agreed that we will come back! The staff is extraordinary, the food was perfect, the drinks were made extra stiff! We weren't rushed out of our table which gave us time to visit our friends in great length. We tipped our server extra for her patience, her kindness, and her professionalism! One classy place! Thank you.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Vegan, People Watching, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Incredible food and a great experience overall The service was impeccable and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2017

A frequent visitor to Mount Vernon Inn. The waitstaff is efficient and courteous. Dinner on current visit was the Caesar Salad with chicken and the pork chop dinner. Both were prepared as requested. Portion sizes are just right. In the past have enjoyed the soups, salmon or fish special, and steaks. All are excellent choices. Request seating in the Potomac Room, Betsy Ross Room, or Tavern for a more traditional ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We didn't try this restaurant for years because we assumed it would be "touristy." This assumption was very wrong. MV Inn is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. We love the atmosphere -- it's got a very comfortable and relaxed vibe (particularly the room with the bar). Food and service are both excellent too. Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We visited the Mount Vernon Inn during a family excursion to Mount Vernon.

Although we had a reservation and the restaurant was empty when we arrived, we were seated between two entrances instead of in the cozier room with the fireplace, which would have preferred.

Unfortunately, an otherwise pleasant lunch was ruined by the loud and obnoxious music being played which destroyed any potential ambiance the setting has. Different music would have elevated the overall experience immeasurably.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 7, 2017

My brother and I took our mother to dinner for her birthday at Mount Vernon Inn. It was all around an outstanding dinner from start to finish. Great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and we all had the 8oz filet mignon. In a word, outstanding. Probably best filet I have ever had, perfectly cooked to perfection and so tender and delicious it made my Grandma's eyes water. Seriously I could cut it with a butter knife. Fresh veggies, a spicy cup of Maryland Crab Soup, and garlic flavored mashed potatoes. Bread was piping hot out of the oven too hot to touch and served with sweet butter. Finished it off with a big scoop of chocolate ice cream and the night was complete. Amicable wait staff, we joked with them a bit as my brother used to work in the kitchen there many years ago when in high school. Make a reservation with Open Table app on your phone and get down to the Mount Vernon Inn for the filet mignon. There will be sparks flying from your silverware I promise it's that good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2017

The ambieance was very nice. Service was quick. Food was very good. Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2017

It was a delicious dinner and they took care of us and made us feel special for our 31st anniversary including making sure the flowers I sent in advance were at the table. Our server was Hector and he was outstanding. Great wine recommendations and the food was tremendous.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2017

We are from Pennsylvania and love to visit Mount Vernon during the Christmas Season. We shop in the gift area of the building for Christmas presents. Attached to the gift shop is the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. We are able to make reservations online and this really is convenient. The staff member calls you back to confirm the reservation. The soups are wonderful. The décor makes the dining experience something special. If you plan on going use the online system to make a reservation days ahead in the holiday seasons because you may not be able to just drop in for a seating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Alright the food was fabulous and the venue was beautiful, the service was abysmal! Water was late coming to the table, server kept delivering wrong food to our table. Handing wrong meal to each of us. Cleared silverware with second course and never brought more. Main course was delivered and still no silverware. Even though the waitress recognized we needed silverware. After 5 minutes, my wife was forced to go find the hostess to get us silverware. Any other occasion, there would have been zero tip but it was New Year's Eve.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was great but service could have been better. Felt very rushed and server barely acknowledged my wife.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Our New Year's Eve dinner at the Mt. Vernon Inn was beautifully memorable! The setting is lovely, the food was divine, the wine list was commendable, the wait staff was personable & professional. My husband remarked that we would absolutely be returning for our anniversary!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My wife and I dined here last night (New Year's eve). The food and overall atmosphere was mediocre at best given the price-point ($98 each + drinks). In all honesty, the food, presentation and atmosphere was not worth half that price. The bland taste of our food and zero presentation really disappointed both of us. Our waiter was friendly and engaging, which helped keep our dining experience from being a total disaster. This restaurant is probably better suited for what it does best (feeding tourists), rather than special occasion dining experiences.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I always feel special at Mt. Vernon. Every staff member is so anxious to make your experience memorable. The Food is excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Dinner at The Mount Vernon Inn was fabulous! I hadn't been there in years and was not disappointed. Their famous peanut soup -- delish! And their shrimp and grits was the best I've had. I will definitely be going back and I won't make the period between experiences as long this time. 😉

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Our server Austin was fantastic. Really, all the staff are wonderful. We enjoyed our holiday lunch at the Inn. The peanut soup was really good according to my husband and I could smell the peanutty goodness across the tables. The daily fish was trout, which my husband loved. We very much appreciated the ability to swap in a veggie rather than have mashed potatoes-helps with the diet! My scotch collups was quite tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We met friends for lunch at a reserved table, and were seated promptly. The server was knowledgeable and very helpful. The food was served in a timely manner, and we were all pleased with our choices. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Second time at Mt Vernon Inn. Both peanut/chestnut soup and butternut squash soups were excellent. Bread pudding fed all 3 of us-so wonderful. Loved the entire experience. Already planning return visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Special occasion of relatives visiting the area so before our touring of the beautiful house & grounds of George Washington's home at Mt. Vernon, we had early lunch by the fresh Christmas tree. Glad we did early seating as regardless of the mostly empty areas of the classic building/restaurant area - they keep seating the groups with little children next to us.
I don't object to families eating to seems like our area was the target children corner!
Server was great and food terrific. Just get the cornbread cause you can!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The Mount Vernon Inn provided the perfect conclusion to a day exploring the Washington home. The menu offered modern takes on colonial fare and everything we tried was excellent. The hoecake appetizer was exemplary–the perfect blend of comfort food, savory, and lush flavors. Our server was friendly, personable, and attentive. He helped make our meal a special occasion rather than just dinner after a long day. The Mount Vernon Inn is one of my new favorite places. We would go out of our way to visit again.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Our family gathered in Virginia for Christmas from several different states. We spent the afternoon at Mount Vernon, then the nine of us had a lovely dinner together at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. The food and drinks were delicious, our waiter Robert was fantastic and the hand painted murals on the walls made the room beautiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2016

As always it didn't disappoint. The new chef is the best thing that has happened to this restaurant in years.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2016

The food was outstanding and so is the service has always had a good experience this

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Awesome place for time together with our family 2 days before Christmas😍

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The hostess was the rudest woman I have EVER encountered at a restaurant!
We stopped in for a reserved lunch before exploring Mt. Vernon, and after a 3 hour drive. The hostess was a mean old woman who could hardly be bothered to seat us. She walked so fast to our table we lost her and she was clearly annoyed at us.
The food wasn't bad, but you're definitely paying for the location and atmosphere. The waitress was pleasant and the bar tender was fun to talk to.
After our tour of the estate we decided to see if we could get a table for dinner. It was 4:50pm and when I said to the same hostess as before "we don't have reservations but can we get a table?" She just told me to stand aside. Okay, I get it, reservations first. But she was seating people who had reservations for 5:30-6pm! She was rude to person and child that came up to her podium. Then an obvious manager or boss arrived and suddenly she was VERY pleasant to all the customers. When the manager said to her "they've been standing there for awhile" and pointed at us, she looked over the rim of her glasses and muttered to him "oh they have to wait" I never walked out of a restaurant so fast in my life!
Luckily, found a much better restaurant with better cocktails, better prices, and actually much better food.
Sadly, given their location they can almost get away with treating people so badly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Service was amazing! Sarah our server was just great. Food was ok. We ordered the hoecake appetizer for $10. It was grear but the size of a half dollar. Other food was fine but not great. I think we expected more since its the restaurant at Mt Vernon.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Wonderful evening. Food was exceptionally good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Beautiful traditional holiday atmosphere. Perfect for holiday gathering with friends.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Historical restaurant with great ambiance and good food. Some of the dining rooms have fireplaces.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Had a great time. Our server was Emily and she was outstanding. If you arrived early you could sit by a fireside or check out the excellent gift shop. One friend had a goat cheese salad and the squash soup. Two of us had burger and very well executed French fries. I had cherry pie ala mode and another had bread pudding served warm.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

it was a busy Sat. night with both a Wedding and Munt Vernon's Christmas Illuminations Event going on. However, the service was attentive and excellent. Food was very good and bought to the table hot despite the crowd. Menu had many selections and was reasonably priced for the venue. TPhe prime rib was aged and so good. the manager visited each table to ask about food and service - impressive. We will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Enjoyed the experience. The food was good. The wait staff were excellent. Coffee was only warm not hot. That is my only complaint.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Beautiful, historic, cozy, authentic in great setting, good food/service ambiance, value.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Our server gave us recommendations and we took her advice. We didn't regret it as the meal was amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2016

The ambiance here is fantastic....great place for a special dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2016

It was a wonderful,warm, quality experience. We have been there several times over the past few years. Our friends said we should meet there more often.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Ambiance is relaxed colonial, the peanut and hazelnut soup unique and delightful, the duck entree superb. Combined that with a porter and finished with the bread pudding a la mode. Great dinner and quiet enough for easy conversation.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Our waiter was phenomenal but sadly I don't recall his name. He offered wonderful knowledge on the murals done by Virginia.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Always a great place to have a meal. Service is always good and you can't beat the atmosphere.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Food was good and nice atmosphere. However the service was incredibly slow from being seated, to drinks arriving, to food being served.

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