The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
In order to adhere to the best safety practices regarding COVID-19,
we are unable to accept online reservations at this time.
Please call 740-392-3076 to make your reservation.
We are so excited to see you!
Enjoyable evening with my step daughter. Our server, Brittany, was wonderful. Attentive while not invasive while we two chatted Away. The fillet and pecan crusted trout were both delicious! Peaceful, relaxing meal.
Thank you very much Betty! We're so happy that you and your step daughter had a lovely time. Do come back soon!
Our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions since our first date in 1986. Quiet, elegant and romantic.
The food is wonderful, and the servers make you feel as if you are in a fine restaurant in a big city, instead of Mount Vernon, Ohio. HIGHLY recommend it!
Thank you very much for the wonderful review Michael!
The Alcove is a classy restaurant in beautiful downtown Mt. Vernon. Perfect for a special occasion. Staff, atmosphere, food and service are top notch.
Thank you very much Carole!
We had a wonderful meal, as always! Steak, shrimp cocktail, lamb. The cocktails are unique, and the restaurant is gorgeous!
Thank you Jami for the great review! We hope to have you back with us soon!
If your looking for high end dining this is the place to be in the Mt Vernon area.
The Alcove is back! I do love this restaurant and was a little worried last year at previous experience where service was below standard. This experience was excellent. Server was wonderful as was the food. We took friends who had never been before and they also loved. Great job!
Thank you very much for the wonderful review! Please visit us again soon!
Amazing atmosphere and service. Food was just ... ok. My husband had the espresso rub ribeye and the rub tasted like straight coffee - no mixture of pepper and salt so it was quite bitter. Mac n cheese had a decent flavor but was very dry. All in all, not bad but would definitely rate as fair and not a great value given that each entree we had was about $35 each. Would recommend to others but suggest they eat off appetizers or lower cost fare and enjoy the outstanding service and environment.
Our group of 4 went to celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days late. All the staff was very very friendly. Atmosphere quiet and elegant. Prime rib and shrimp linguine was very flavorful and cooked to our desires. The Alcove meets or exceeds pleasant experiences at other high end restaurants without needing to leave Mount Vernon.
You shouldn’t be disappointed. We were not.
Thank you very much Patrick for the wonderful review!
This was our second time eating here, the first time was amazing: food and service. Second time around was a little disappointing. Everyone ordered steaks food medium and all of them were well done. Because it was getting late and we didn’t care to wait on fresh steaks, we did go ahead and eat them. Our waiter was extremely polite the entire time and gave us all complimentary dessert which was nice. Overall the experience was ok, the food wasn’t great, the service was amazing. We will probably give them another try at a later date since the first
Time the food was SO GOOD!
Andrea, thank you for leaving a review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. Every restaurant strives for consistency and we've been working very hard to achieve that as well. During your next visit we hope to help you re-live that first experience!
Overall a disappointing experience. The menu hasn’t changed much over the years and there was no special, which I found a bit odd. The food and service were both good however the checkout process was prolonged because they couldn’t print a ticket and we couldn’t use a credit card. I get it.... Things happen yet.....
Thank you for leaving us a review and for your feedback. We'd like to apologize for not meeting your standards during your visit here. We have been working to make several improvements to our service, food & specifically our checkout process. We hope that you will visit us again in the future and benefit from the many changes.
Stunned and delighted by the elegance and beauty of the restaurant. Add fresh flowers and you could be in Paris or dining in midtown Manhattan. I’ll be back. Next time, however, I hope the wait staff spends less time asking me “How does everything taste?” Very annoying!
Jim, thank you for leaving us a review. We also appreciate your feedback. We'll be sure to relay that message to our staff. Thank you again and we can't wait to have you back with us!
Excellent place to have a meal
.Had the special a lobster ravioli. One of the best oyster Rockefeller we have ever had. Oysters flown in three times a week
Thank you very much for your review. The oysters are a favorite of ours!
We had a marvelous time celebrating a birthday. Our server was spectacular. The food was delicious. We will definitely return. Thank you for making the day extra special.
Elaine you are so very welcome. We so glad that you chose to celebrate with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for the next birthday!
Great service! Hostess Hannah and waitress outstanding
The Alcove represents finer dining in Mount Vernon and we are thankful for having such a restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy, relaxing, and inviting. The food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.
Thank you very much David. We hope to see you again soon!
May is awesome. Thanks May
Staff is always so professional and the food is always amazing! Only thing missing is music. There is never any music playing.
Thank you for the great review Kelley!
A very relaxing dinner venue with excellent service and food!
Thank you Pete!
It was a lovely evening in downtown Mt. Vernon. The cocktails were delicious and our steaks were prepared as requested. One in our party ordered the vegetarian option. It was not prepared well and the waitress took the item off our bill. They were very accommodating.
Thank you Marcia for your wonderful review. We do hope to see you back again soon!
Great food, great ambience, great service, and OK (but not real cheap) prices. Undoubtedly the best restaurant in town and the county.
Thank you very much Ora! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Had a wonderful dinner here!! The sea scallops were delicious! The staff were very friendly. Will dine again!!
Thank you Diana! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
This was my second visit and, once again I was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the portions were more than ample service and ambience are wonderful. I highly recommend the Alcove.
Thank you so much for the kind words Coya. We hope to see you for your third visit!
We called the day of the reservation to cancel a couple who could not attend. They did not have our reservation. They had a table available so we went and had dinner as planned. Then we get an email later from you stating we no showed our reservation. That was not a good experience. However, we enjoyed the food./
Shauna, Thank you for leaving a review and we're glad you enjoyed yourselves at The Alcove. We do want to apologize for the confusion with your reservation. We'll look into our systems here so that in the future we can avoid this kind of experience. Thank you again and we hope you have a wonderful evening!
It was a busy restaurant crowd and our waitress was not as attentive as usual. Plus she forgot the birthday dessert. I had marked it on my reservation. Our meal was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Alcove is a favorite!
Betty, thank you very much for your understanding, your kind words and your review!
We enjoy the Alcove post renovation and the Cameron Mitchell influence. A great gathering spot for a either bar dining or a more formal dining experience.
Thank you very much for your review MPG1!
Food was delicious. Atmosphere excellent for a visiting lunch where you want to hear everyone. Waiter was very nice. We were all very pleased.
Thank you Barbara! We hope that you and your friends & family will visit us again soon.
Excellent service / excellent food /
Thank you very much!
I had a reservation and was not seated for 25 minutes after that time.
There was a loud party above the restaurant and the light fixtures were literally shaking from the noise upstairs.
The food was just not great. My outside of my ravioli was burned.
Laura, we'd like to apologize for your poor experience at our restaurant. All three of these issues will be addressed so that we can improve in time for your next visit. Thank you for your feedback and your review.
Food was great as always. Server was above & beyond. Polite, attentive but not pushy. Were celebrating a birthday and wanted to keep it at the table. Server brought us a lighter for a candle for cake. Will be back again!!
Thanks for celebrating with us Mike! Stop by again for the best birthday!
Usually very much a fan but slowly losing confidence in the Alcove as it has been one of my favorite restaurants. Service very slow. Food took 45 minutes to come out and steak was overdone. Waitress apologized and not her fault but no service recovery. I’m hoping things turn around.
Foodie, thank you for your feedback. We do want to apologize for your long wait and your meal being overdone. However we are making some changes internally that should alleviate some of the stress around those issues. The next time you stop by we're sure that things will be much smoother. Until next time!
This was our first time to the Alcove. We live about 45 minutes away and will be back. It is nice for a quiet evening. The food was delicious.
Thank you Melm. We're looking forward to seeing you again!
Great downtown location, beautifully restored restaurant, great service, great food, great value. Outstanding for almost any occasion from a business lunch or dinner to a romantic evening with a special person in your life.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review Jeanix! We hope that you'll visit us again soon!
We were visiting our grandson who is attending Kenyon College and the wonderful ladies in the antique shop next to the restaurant recommend that we take him there for dinner. We used open table to make the reservation and we are ao glas we followed their advise. It was a wonderful dining experience and he thoroughly enjoyed the Prime Rib! We will be back on our next trip from California!
Michele, thank you very much for the wonderful review! We're looking forward to seeing you again when you're back in town!
The sea scallops with the corn risotto was excellent and the double bone in pork chop was outstanding. Service was very good, but their wine pricing was certainly high for Mount Vernon Ohio.
Dave, thank you for your review.
We all enjoyed the relaxed ambience, informative wait staff, and exceptional quality of each entree. Will definitely return in the near future.
Thank your very much for the review Jim!
Food is over priced for the quality of the entree’s.
Robert, thank you for your review.
The food was excellent and the staff did a great job in making our evening a very pleasant one.
Thank you for the great review!
This was our first visit to the Alcove and we were stunned at how good absolutely everything was. Celebrating our anniversary we usually go into Columbus, say the Top or Ocean Club, etc. Friends from the area told us we wouldn't be disappointed and we were impressed with the photos and menu online. This exceeded all our expectations in every facet. The place is gorgeous, food and drink excellent and staff the left combination of professional and friendly. Really can't express this enough, as we are used to some fabulous food around the world, and never thought something out here could compete. We were so wrong! Go try it. Really.
Thank you very much for your review! We're so glad that you had a wonderful time at our restaurant. Please let us know when you'll be visiting us again!
Love this place so much. Everything about it is great
Thank you very much!
The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (740) 392-3076.
The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.