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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1936 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 21 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 1,936 people are saying

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

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  1. A

    Alfredo

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We all had the Turkey Pot Pie. Not exactly a pie, more like a turkey stew with a bicuit in the middle. However, we all (4 of us) enjoyed it. The ambience is nice, noise level was acceptable and the service was friendly and attentive,
  2. MG

    MargaretG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at the Inn is always lovely. Great wait staff and really delicious food. Brunch is a real bargain too!
  3. D

    Diningguy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good was high quality and many good selections
  4. EG

    EllieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The atmosphere and food were great. We will be coming back soon!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant meal. Excellent service
  6. N

    Natalie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely place. Perfect lunch after visiting the estate.
  7. D

    Diningguy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food in a historic setting that is reasonably priced. Suggestion make reservations.
  8. AR

    AnnieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting the restaurant. The food was delicious and, the service was outstanding. I will return many times more, without any doubt.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by our server Steven, and wonderful food.
  10. CY

    CharlieY

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We've eaten at the Inn quite a few times over the past few years, and this was not one of our best experiences. Three of our four meals were not hot and two were so luke warm that we needed to send them back to be reheated. To be honest, this is the first time that we've had this experience, but it was upsetting since we had been telling our cousin's how good the food and service was at the Inn, and then everyone was disappointed. Even the service wasn't up to par. We will go back, and hope that yesterday was an anomoly.
  11. m

    michael

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    New Years Day
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The peanut soup is why we go, the rest is just icing on the cake! Always love going here - a little known gem of the area.
  13. MS

    MSP1977

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The Inn is more of a tourist restaurant than a place to go for a nice meal. The service was less than great. The food was ok (one of our entrees was good, the other was less good). Wine list was mediocre. Prices were ok.
  14. LW

    LoriW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Everyone at my table thought our dinner was excellent and flavorful. Service was very good as well. Highly recommend!
  15. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This was a lovely cap on a lovely day. The food was very good, nothing knocked my socks off, but it was high quality and large portions made for excellent leftovers. Service was very friendly, but a little slow and lacked some knowledge of the menu. Ambiance was very nice and well matched the rest of the Mount Vernon experience.
  16. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The cook needs to learn how to cook a steak. We ordered medium Filet Mignon and what came out was raw-rare in the center. We sent it back and then it came out well done and just about uneatable. The rest of the meal was fine. They give a good plateful for the price. As this was a birthday meal for my wife, I wanted it to be better. Additionally they were requested to sit us in a nice secluded table away from the bar and preferably near the fireplace. We got a two top in a separate room with a 6 top finishing up not near the bar, but also not near the fireplace. Will be more specific next time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The Inn itself is lovely, especially at Christmas. Wished we were given an option to request seating in the historic part of the building as it was we were placed in the large common room. The place was not crowded at all. The large room was drafty and uninviting. Why not use the spaces that are your best feature architecturally? Food was tasty and served promptly. Staff was plentiful and quick to address requests or to clear the plates away.
  18. s

    stephaniem

    Jacksonville

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our waitress was extremely kind and thorough. She explained things on the menu and let us take our time while ordering and eating. What we ordered was delicious and we will definitely be going back!
  19. DT

    DrThom

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love coming to Mt Vernon Inn anytime but especially at Christmastime. We had the whole place to ourselves for a while and very personalized service. Great meal and dessert! Merry Christmas
  20. q

    quietlady

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Generous proportions and very pleasant setting for rainy day lunch.
  21. DB

    DorothyB

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mount Vernon Inn has very tasty food and wonderful service in a lovely setting.
  22. KD

    KarenD

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun way to celebrate the holidays! Great food, beautiful historical decor, the piper was playing for us and we had a lovely lunch. Our service was amazing and highly recommend Mount Vernon for get together with friends.
  23. SP

    SteveP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Mt Vernon several times but not to the restaurant. We had a great lunch, very varied menu - one vegetarian in our group, one meat eater, one more soup / salad type. So we all got what we wanted. Enjoyed the atmosphere and fast, friendly waiter.
  24. MS

    MarvinSpy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traditionally great food, great ambiance, and great service.
  25. T

    Turkey12

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant experience when dining at Mount z vernon Inn.
  26. W

    Wynter

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Horrendous food. I had come here years ago and they served 18th dishes that were delicious. The management must have changed because there is no theme any more. We had a peanut soup that tasted like warmed-up Jiffy peanut butter, the risotto was meh and the turkey pot pie was a gluey mess. I can't believe Mount Vernon let the restaurant slide to the bottom. Yuck!
  27. d

    dickp

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, the menu was terrific and your variety of the Shrimp and Grits was one of my all time favorites…
  28. DM

    DordyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Don’t order the pot pie. It looked like and tasted like wallpaper paste with a few tiny vegetables. Couldn’t eat it.
  29. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I enjoyed my meal here. Portions are quite large and very tasty. I had the peanut soup, followed by the braised short ribs.
  30. V

    Visitor

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    The service was good- we had a friendly and attentive waiter named Andrew. The food was average and very salty in general. While the restaurant itself is welcoming and nicely decorated for the holidays, the room we were in was set in a way that you could hear the other tables’ conversations. It was oddly loud and distracting.
  31. PM

    PaulaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the appetizers, soups, entrees and mixed drinks , it was ALL outstanding! We will be back!
  32. SB

    StaceyB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lovely meal and charming setting. The food is good with nice portions. The service was ok, but attentive. The value is great for such a nice place. We enjoyed the specialties of fried green tomatoes and cornbread among others! Glad we have a membership to MV as we will definitely be back.
  33. OF

    OurFav

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    peanut soup was not as I remembered it- it was a little runny. Our kids loved the food and it was the first time we had been to the restaurant as a whole family of 5. The service was beyond outstanding.
  34. BZ

    BarryZ

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal, and we had much fun
  35. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC experience! Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Very festive atmosphere. The dining rooms are exquisite. The food selection outstanding and priced fairly. Everything was delicious. A must visit! Highly recommend.
  36. CH

    CarolH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Very cozy and warm.
  37. MV

    MVNeighbor

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server, LEILANI AL, was agreeably attentive, making for a pleasant experience.
  38. K

    Kira

    London

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A pleasant and atmospheric place to have dinner before doing the Candlelight Tour.
  39. FK

    FranK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were delicious. My husband had the pot pie. I had butternut squash soup and salad. Afterwards we enjoyed the footless cake…amazing!! The party beside us was rambunctious and noisy. Their behavior did not match the atmosphere of the restaurant. This was out of the staff’s control. We will be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly staff, and a happy atmosphere!

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 4.4 stars by 1936 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 21 times today
Google Map for Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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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