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
Very period-correct inn on George Washington's estate. Attractive, very good menu and food, and excellent service. My wife and I had lunch there. There is a food court next to the inn, along with an extensive gift shop. It was very nice, however, getting to sit down to a more leisurely meal after the tours of the mansion and grounds. Wonderful place for lunch or dinner.
We were on vacation touring Mount Vernon and ate lunch at the restaurant. It was a welcome respite from the 125 degree heat index that day. The food was fresh and tasty. I had the Portobello sandwich, my husband had the tuna and my sister had the turkey club (which was huge). We also had the cornbread for an appetizer; it was wonderful and the waitress gave me a copy of the recipe. Excellent service, very polite and attentive. Would definitely eat there again.
Our server was very sweet, but she was unable to tell us anything about the wine selection. We ordered 2 cups of the peanut soup, and got one, which we shared. It was delicious, but I’m glad we only got one cup. The side salads, one Caesar and one house, were the same as you would get at any chain restaurant. The one entree that did come, the salmon with citrus sauce was perfect, and the Brussels sprouts were tasty, but a little overly charcoaled for my taste. My husbands oder never came, so, in orderedto eat mine while it was still warm, we shared it. By the time the wait staff came to say, there had been an “accident” in the kitchen, we had finished the salmon. We wanted to cancel the other order, because we were already full, but she insisted it was almost done. We ended up taking it to go, as well as ordering a bread pudding to go. No accommodations were made for the mistake. The shrimp and grits were delicious, and so was the bread pudding, the next day. I thought this would be a fun place, with people in period costumes, etc, like in Williamsburg. I’m not sure I would recommend it if you are looking for exceptional food and an interesting experience. Just okay.
Toured Mount Vernon for the day and had lunch at 11:30 at the Inn to avoid huge crush of teenagers in the alternate food court. Excellent food, service, and minimal obnoxious 8th graders that swarmed the rest of the Mount Vernon Estate.
Hector was great server.
The Peanut/Chestnut Soup was outstanding.
Serving size ample.
Good food in a restaurant by the entrance to the home of George Washington. It is a good setting. A specialty at Mount Vernon Inn is the peanut soup.
Great as always. One of my favorite spots for special occasions and for lunch after Mt. Vernon.
Great food at a good price. The atmosphere is very colonial, which is on of the reasons we eat at the Inn. We had a great waitress, she was entertaining and infomative; Elsie was her name and we felt right at home with her.
Great meal and great atmosphere. I've lived in the area my entire life and I never thought of this as a local restaurant.
We loved Mount Vernon Inn. Everything about it was excellent -- the food, the service, the ambience, the value, the menu variety. The Food Court is the only other option at Mount Vernon, so this is the best choice if you want a sit-down meal and great experience.
Good spot to visit on vacation to Mt. Vernon. Food was good and setting was realistic to the era portrayed on site.
Our evening was to celebrate an anniversary and the evening was great. Warm and friendly and very kind and apologetic of our wait.
Thank you for a nice evening.
Excellent lunch and the service by Ampon was perfect! They were very accommodating of us given that the Mt Vernon grounds were crowded with school groups, making it hard to be on time for a reservation.
Excellent service, price and food. We have been there many times and keep coming back.
Another wonderful dinner at the Inn! Everything was perfect...service, food, and ambience!
The lovely colonial ambiance makes this a great place for sharing with friends or family. The famous peanut soup was delicious.
Celebrated my parent's 55th wedding anniversary. It was lovely and the special treat was the dessert on them!
Our server was phenomenal. A real pleasure and an asset to the inn!
Very pleased as always.
Terrible service and over priced mediocre food. Cool ambiance.
We were visiting Mount Vernon and enjoyed a lovely lunch. We were fortunate to have a table on the front porch which made it even more enjoyable.
Food and service was good and they were sensitive to our time schedule.
We were attending the Re-enactor Weekend at Mt. Vernon, and came to dinner in our 18th century clothing. We were made very welcome in the beautiful room, and service was very professional. Our dinners were exquisite. The shrimp and grits were lovely. We will be back with friends.
As always, the menu was superb, the food prepared to perfection and presentation beautiful. The lovely lady who served us, made the visit well worth the drive from southern Maryland. No
Risotto was to die for, so good. I cannot wait to go back and try something else.
Mt. Vernon Inn could be a true gem in an area of Fairfax that has only a few good restaurants, but it is not. It is good and apparently the management does not want to bother taking the necessary steps to make it excellent. The happy hour chicken wings and crab cakes are tasty as is the main menu's duck. Service is always slow, but the servers usually have a big smile and are friendly. Prices are a bit high for what you get, but not outrageously so. If you live nearby or are visiting the Estate, it is a good option, but not worth a trip if you are not in the area.
My only problem was that the salmon was accompanied by about a dozen Brussel sprouts. Due to traffic I was late; the waitress made my dinner enjoyable. Will be back.
Birthday luncheon was wonderful. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate guests. The menu is varied and very good. We had cocktails and they were amazing. Five stars!
It's a beautiful historic establishment designed to impress particularly visitors, but we were somewhat disappointed in the service and the noise which made it difficult to talk.
We've been coming to the Mount Vernon Inn since 1985 through several management changes. The current regime is certainly a winner. The menu is varied and ambitious, and the results are excellent. My sliced duck was superb, and the other members of the party were very happy with their shrimp and grits, crab cakes, and pork chop. The dessert menu is small, but effective. Thanks again for a wonderful evening.
The food was, as expected, excellent. The quality of the ingredients used in the dishes comes out in each dish. We enjoy our luncheons each time we visit MtVernon!
Excellent food. The duck was excellent and I highly recommend it. Decent wine list and good service. I was however, disappointed with the ambiance. They were playing pop music when in the past they had era pieces such as Vivaldi, etc. I have nothing against Justin Timberlake or Imagine Dragons, but they are not fitting music for the Mount Vernon Inn.
Great Mt Vernon atmosphere to add to memorable historic visit. Friendly staff, good food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend this restaurant.
It was a bit pricy, but the portions are large, and the food is wonderful! The filet just melts in your mouth.
My wife and I had dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant after spending the day at George Washington's Mount Vernon. The food was excellent, and the wait staff were friendly and helpful. The dining experience fits right in with the 18th century experience while touring George Washington's estate. I can highly recommend the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant!
Mount Vernon Inn is wonderful! We started off with drinks and apps in the tavern, which was a great way to being our celebration. We then moved to our table in the dining room. I wish I could remember our waitress' name, she is absolutely wonderful and has been at Mount Vernon Inn for years. The food was delicious, the service impeccable, and the ambiance warm and relaxing. Prices are extremely reasonable as well. The stuffed meatloaf was fantastic, and the addition of Brussels sprouts was the perfect side dish. Cornish Hen was the special, and a couple of folks in our party chose that and said it was delicious. The fried chicken is a half a chicken, moist on the inside, crunchy on the outside. We were too stuffed for dessert, unfortunately. We had a great time!
It was perfect. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The ambiance, service and, food was just fantastic. We enjoy celebrating our special occasions there. Just wish they still gave the free glass for special occasions
Great customer service, creative menu & pleasant atmosphere.
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.
Anniversary! It was a lovely evening spent with my husband!