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
Originally planned on going for dinner, but went for lunch instead. No difference because the menu was the same for both. Selection was typical for a southern restaurant. Cornbread, fried chicken, meatloaf, etc. The food was somewhat bland, but passable. Good size portions and not terribly expensive so it was reasonable. Disappointed with the service. Had a waiter that was barely interested. Took orders and then others brought food. He was mostly missing for the entire meal. At the end, we had to seek the assistance of 3 other staff in order to get the check. Not sure what he was doing, but we were the lowest priority to him. It somewhat spoiled the experience.
Glad to have Met Vernon Inn nearby. Decent food and prices are not outrageous. Dinner was good. Brussels sprouts salad was great, as was calamari. Shared between 2. Fried chicken was crispy but a bit dry. Salmon was more than medium done but crust was tasty. One major complaint: Stop serving this terrible white bread. We keep hoping it will get better and the only thing that saves it is the butter. It is such a disappointment.
Website says you need reservations, but you really don't at the time we went. Should change website description.
Great food & service!
Great experience. Nice way to wrap up a day at Mount Vernon. Yo can visit without touring Washington’s estate but best if you can do both. Highly recommend.
Our server was very rude and brought one glass of wine over and walked off with the other two to another table instead of giving all the guests our wine. Additionally acted like we were bothering her. The wine continually took a while to get delivered from the bar both trips. We ordered red velvet cake, but it was declined because apparently it was bad and dry that night. However we then ordered colonial bread pudding which was great!
Overall, it was a very nice restaurant and a good experience. It was clean, the waitress was friendly and relaxed, the food was very good, and the dessert was delicious. The ambiance was casual and romantic and quaint. I would say that it was quiet overall, to the point that you felt like either not talking or talking very low for fear others would hear your conversation. I don't know how you can improve that, which would be very desirable, that is, to have a conversation.
Great kid friendly stop for a nice meal after touring Mount Vernon.
Relaxed atmosphere. Courteous wait staff. Specialty cocktails and extensive wine list. Menu has good selection. My choice was vegetable risotto. Rice was creamy and healthy portion of vegetables. Family friendly.
Delicious food and great service. I wish they had a rule against children watching videos on tablets/phones without headphones. Also, their dress code is a very loose suggestion; we saw people in sweatpants and t-shirts seated near us.
Stopped in for lunch while visiting Mount Vernon with family. I really wanted to like it as it had great reviews.
- seated promptly
- nice historic atmosphere
- man playing a fiddle walking around and interacting w/kids
- Long wait for waiter
- Waiter did not tell us about the specials
- Food was ok
- cornbread was a little dry but butter was good
- flatbread was almost cold
Probably will not come back
Food was excellent. Service OK. Food was delivered quickly but server was very slow getting back us afterwards. Waited a long time for check.
I just love this place. I’ve been several times for lunch and dinner and have had wonderful service a d good food. And, there’s just something special about eating at such an historic location.
Aged hostess seemed overwhelmed and flustered with only two parties waiting to be seated. Waiter was distracted and often disappeared for extended periods. Surprising since the dining rooms were less than half full.
Charming, warm environment to meet with friends. Thank you!
The Mt. Vernon Inn is OK, made better by being in an area with few alternatives. Cosmopolitan Grill (7770 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306) is much better, but nobody wants to eat in the same place all the time. The food at Mt. Vernon Inn ranges from OK to good, with the duck being one of the best choices. Many of the dishes are over salted, so you may want to ask your server to tell the kitchen to avoid too much salt. Prices are a bit high for what you get, but not outrageously so. Service tends to be slow and it is hard to get your server's attention if you want another drink or anything else. Management could work on training the staff better.
Service was very efficient and fast. Great atmosphere!
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, and the atmosphere is great especially with the fireplace being on a cold day.
Great restaurant! Lobster risotto was delicious! Cozy atmosphere with wood burning fireplaces!
Fantastic, as always. We come here a lot, but this was the first visit for our German friends, who were visiting. Can always count on this place!
A really great space, especially seating at the bar or by the windows near the bar.
Ryan is a friendly bar tender. Our waitress was attentive.
Best part? The value. We ate a lot. Everything was tasty. The price was very reasonable.
This was not our first visit and we will definitely return.
Not exactly the place one wants to take a date given the level of noise.
Staff welcomed us so nicely! After a very cold day we were so happy to be near the warm fireplace and staff took a picture of us by the mural—-food was excellent! We will be sure to come back — made our vacation memorable. Thank you!
As always, we were very happy with our dinner on Thursday evening ... this time we brought two other couples who had never eaten at the Inn, and they were delighted! Service was unusually slow compared to other visits, even though it wasn't terribly busy. But it wasn't a problem as it allowed for a very relaxed evening!
Great food and attentive service. Had a nice evening.
Wonderful as always! The staff is the best!
Best Bloody Mary I’ve ever had. Lobster roll was great!
I was not expecting much, it is after all a pretty touristy destination, but it was charming. They had two dining rooms with wood fireplaces, so rare to see now-a-days, very cozy on a cold March night. Their selection of wines was interesting, much better than I was expecting. And the food was very good, well prepared and a couple unique offerings. We shared the fried brie. it came with a raspberry sauce that was perfect. Not too sweet. My friend got the pot pie and she ate the entire thing, I got the New York Strip with burratta and black truffle - asked to substitute mashed potatoes for the grits. I was not sure what I was going to get, topping a steak with cheese was a new concept for me, but it turned out to be REALLY good. the steak was cooked perfectly. And it was only $24.00. For 10 oz.! I have lived in Alexandria for 30 years, and this was the first time I came to Mt. Vernon to eat. It won't be the last.
The food was excellent. The server was great, but she did accidentally give me the wrong information regarding the daily special. She said pork chop with mashed potato, red wine reduction gravy, mushrooms, and brussel sprouts. While the meal was DELICIOUS and I have no complaints, the meal was actually pork chop with white grits (and cream & cheese I believe) with red wine reduction gravy, mushrooms, and asparagus. Thankfully I have no allergies and still loved the dish. I think perhaps confirmation/written specials would help servers coming into their shift understand the daily special a little better. Otherwise, our flatbread and drinks were fabulous! I had a whiskey pomegranate drink that I will definitely be trying to recreate at home.
2 of our meals were cold and one order was missing part of the meal
A long-time friend came to visit; it was a quick turn around so I thought the Inn would provide a good meal in a historical setting - and it exceeded my expectations. My son, DIL and 5 year old grandson joined us. The staff was incredibly pleasant, service was excellent as was the food. We're not that far from the Inn and plan to be back frequently. My son and DIL noted how inviting The Tavern section was and have put it on their 'place to meet friends' list as well.
Service was naive. The ratatoulle fid not enhance the filet mignon. The Brussels sprouts slaw was enormous and delicious. The lobster roll was good, too.
Impressed with the level of class in the management and staff, and delighted with the menu and wuality of the food. An unforgetable experience.
We have never had a bad meal at Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant ... the service is great, the atmosphere cozy and warm, the food delicious! We eat at the Inn any time we have spent the afternoon in DC, rather than fight rush hour traffic back to Manassas. It is a delightful drive out to the Inn, when we get there early enough we can also take in the museum or the gift shops ... and we alway eat there after a visit to the mansion itself! Just lovely!!
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.