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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

4.4
1042 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Lunch
Mon 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(703) 799-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Wade
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
George Washington Memorial Parkway
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Parking details
Parking is directly across the street on Route 235 North.
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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.
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Entertainment
Tv at Bar
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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
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

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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.

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What 1042 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Website says you need reservations, but you really don't at the time we went. Should change website description.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food & service!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great kid friendly stop for a nice meal after touring Mount Vernon.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Stopped in for lunch while visiting Mount Vernon with family. I really wanted to like it as it had great reviews.
The Good:
- seated promptly
- nice historic atmosphere
- man playing a fiddle walking around and interacting w/kids

The Bad:
- 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

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was excellent. Service OK. Food was delivered quickly but server was very slow getting back us afterwards. Waited a long time for check.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Charming, warm environment to meet with friends. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Service was very efficient and fast. Great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great restaurant! Lobster risotto was delicious! Cozy atmosphere with wood burning fireplaces!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Not exactly the place one wants to take a date given the level of noise.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and attentive service. Had a nice evening.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful as always! The staff is the best!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Best Bloody Mary I’ve ever had. Lobster roll was great!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

2 of our meals were cold and one order was missing part of the meal

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Impressed with the level of class in the management and staff, and delighted with the menu and wuality of the food. An unforgetable experience.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

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!!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Noisy but good food,, accommodating staff and a great gift shop.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent food, service, and surroundings. Price was fair, even better than I expected. Will return!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great as always, always returning customer. The food feels as if it was made specifically for me. All items on menu is delicious

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great place, tasty food and a very good service - we can definitely recommend the place

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Meet with a friend to eat and go to a book review at Mount Vernon.

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