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The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Alcove Restaurant & Lounge.

Founded in 1911 as a small ice cream and candy shop in the heart of downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio, The Alcove Restaurant strives to serve the finest in dining experiences in Central Ohio. Using the finest of ingredients, our diverse menus including steak and seafood favorites, delicious salads, and our signature Prime Rib of Beef, you will be sure to find something you enjoy! Join us in our spacious dining room today to Experience Casual Elegance!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday: Lunch 11am-2pm Dinner 5pm-9pm
Tuesday: Lunch 11am-2pm Dinner 5pm-9pm
Wednesday: Lunch 11am-2pm Dinner 5pm-9pm
Thursday: Lunch 11am-2pm Dinner 5pm-9pm
Friday: Lunch 11am-2pm Dinner 5pm-10pm
Saturday: (Brunch 11am-2pm) 11am-10pm
Sunday - Closed
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Phone number
(740) 392-3076
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brock Leach
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 208 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great food, great service and very accommodating staff.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We have dined at the Alcove on many occasions. The food is always excellent.
The service has always been outstanding. The wait staff are always very courteous and helpful. We have our favorites but all the staff is very good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was wonderful and our waiter was outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Could not have asked for a better 30th wedding anniversary dinner!!! The food was outstanding.

Sarah waited on us and she did an outstanding job. We will be back and I will ask to be seated in her area.

Thank you for the dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Gorgeous decor, excellent entrees, excellent service.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Delightful and delicious as usual. We try to stop once or twice a week.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had a very pleasant lunch with friends at the Alcove. The food was superb. The staff was friendly and efficient. We definitely hope to dine here again when we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The occasion was Easter and we were not disappointed. We dine about twice a month at the Alcove and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The facility is beautiful and the food excellent. Such a gem in a somewhat dreary downtown. Hopefully the area will continue to grow and the downtown area will find some new life. Would definitely eat here again if we visit Mt.Vernon...worth the money.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The Alcove is one of the best restaurants in central Ohio. Brock and his staff go above and beyond with service, presentation, and cuisine. Best Prime Rib I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

It was simply wonderful. Our waitress was really nice, and was very prompt.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very pleasant experience. Everyone from the hosts to the servers were very friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good food in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Had 4 male college students with us and they went away satisfied. Very friendly service.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had dinner in the bar for more of a casual night out. The food is usually very good here but the buttermilk chicken sandwich was a disappointment. The coating on the chicken did not adhere to the meat making it very messy. Th pickles on the sandwich were placed on the bottom half of the bun which made it soggy and falling apart also. I ended up eating it with a fork and knife which is not a desirable way to eat a sandwich.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service, great meals. Everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed their meals.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The service is really what stood out. The pecan encrusted trout was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We went to the Alcove for our very first date more than 30 years ago, and usually return every year on our wedding anniversary. This year, however, we were a bit apprehensive because the restaurant had undergone a complete renovation and menu change since the last time we were there, and we were concerned that our "special place" might no longer be so special.

We needn't have worried, as the owners did a WONDERFUL job of remodeling, while maintaining the same quietly elegant atmosphere. The new menu is wonderful. I ordered the ribeye, listed at 14 oz., I believe, and it was thick, tender, and cooked to perfection. Much larger portion than typically seen for a 14 ounce steak in other restaurants. Similarly, my wife had the salmon, and it was an extremely generous serving, and she loved it. Our side dishes were also excellent, as were the freshly baked rolls.

Consequently, we really were too full for dessert, but since I had listed on our reservation that it was our anniversary, our server convinced us, as dessert would be "on-the-house". We ordered a strawberry mousse/ice cream concoction that we intended to share, but our server returned with TWO portions. It was delicious, and nicely marked with an edible chocolate "Happy Anniversary" piece of candy on top.

We were absolutely thrilled with the new look and their new menu, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious. We hope to be dining there at LEAST once a year for several more decades and recommend it most highly.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Such a wonderful place to have in Mount Vernon. Delicious food - wonderful service!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

No bar seats available. Taken up by children. Odd ordering an appetizer for two and receiving only three pieces. Service was slow with too many tables per waitress. Entrees were good, nice cocktail list. Feel it was a bit over priced.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very accommodating to our large party seating request.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Was good food. Not sure it is worth a premium price. It lacked a “wow” factor. We will be back from time to time as there is no other place like it in town.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A nice surprise out in rural Ohio. We will be back for dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great atmosphere. The Alcove is a classy place. The Gourmet Cheeseburger is our favorite, but the menu has something for everyone. We always enjoy our evening!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing!! The best seafood I have experienced in years. The service was fantastic from start to finish!!! We will most certainly be going back and bringing our friends and family. So glad we found this little gem....our new favorite place for sure!! Can't wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We enjoyed ourselves. The food was good and the service was really good.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great dinner, variety of meals ordered, everyone raved over the food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was lovely as always!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Incredible food. Live music. Fantastic atmosphere for a special night.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As always the Alcove food and atmosphere was amazing. We went for Valentine's day so it was very nice. My only gripe was i never got my drink i ordered, which I was kinda disappointed about for the level I expect out of the Alcove which is perfection. I never said anything, just had water all night. Everything else was amazing of course.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Beautiful! Love the Alcove but miss the signature rolls & asparagus crab soup!!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We were very impressed and can't wait to return . Everything was perfect the server's the food was great also we have never received a more fresher salad then this very crispy and the dressing was just great . Difenitly have recommended this place to several of our friends.THANK YOU .for making us fill comfortable and special .

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

As always, The Alcove is the best in our area. We are so fortunate to have such an elegant restaurant. I had the scallops, done to perfection. Thank you again for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Our server Bridget was excellent. Food was also good.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Another great experience. Top service, delicious food, (salmon +), loved the pecan chocolate ice cream dessert. + table setup, rooms provide a great venue for family or social group gathering.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

After seeing this restaurant listed on Open Table’s monthly top 10, we decided to try it. The Alcove is a pleasant surprise, elegant yet casual. The food was delicious, the atmosphere very tasteful and the service was great! We will certainly return.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful meal, although our visit got off to a bad start. The hostess said there was a short wait and told us we could wait in the bar. We ordered drinks, finished them and, after about a half-hour, still hadn't been seated. I finally went back to the hostess to ask about our table and she had forgotten about us. She apologized and seated us.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been to the renovated Alcove several times and have been very pleased. This evening, however, we were seated at a round table for five, with only four of us, which made it inconvenient for talking and service. Our dinners were very good, especially the Oysters Rockafeller- so delicate and delicious. My friend and I also really enjoyed our Bookworm cocktails. Food wise, I would say the rolls are the weakest point-not memorable at all. Our overall experience was good except for our seating, which was made with a reservation for four.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

This was a real find! The food was great, the service was attentive and friendly, and the price was very fair. We intend to re-visit often.

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