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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

4.5
1083 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 1083 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Hector was great server.
The Peanut/Chestnut Soup was outstanding.
Serving size ample.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great as always. One of my favorite spots for special occasions and for lunch after Mt. Vernon.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great meal and great atmosphere. I've lived in the area my entire life and I never thought of this as a local restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Good spot to visit on vacation to Mt. Vernon. Food was good and setting was realistic to the era portrayed on site.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent service, price and food. We have been there many times and keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Another wonderful dinner at the Inn! Everything was perfect...service, food, and ambience!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The lovely colonial ambiance makes this a great place for sharing with friends or family. The famous peanut soup was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Celebrated my parent's 55th wedding anniversary. It was lovely and the special treat was the dessert on them!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Our server was phenomenal. A real pleasure and an asset to the inn!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Very pleased as always.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Terrible service and over priced mediocre food. Cool ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Risotto was to die for, so good. I cannot wait to go back and try something else.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Thank you!

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

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.

Lynn

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great Mt Vernon atmosphere to add to memorable historic visit. Friendly staff, good food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was a bit pricy, but the portions are large, and the food is wonderful! The filet just melts in your mouth.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great customer service, creative menu & pleasant atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Anniversary! It was a lovely evening spent with my husband!

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