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The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge

4.8
226 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
Aaron Abrams
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 226 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Great service. Worth the drive, and I cannot wait do visit again. How did I miss this restaurant before?

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Lovely brunch for Father’s Day.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had brunch and our meal was awesome! Our server, Austin, was very attentive and did an excellent job.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food and friendly service. Everyone made you feel like you were the only patrons in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent food and our server was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Once again The Alcove surpassed all my expectations. The oysters on the half shell were fresh and delicious. I had the prime rib chili for one of my sides and it was awesome. I also had the 16 oz prime rib that was cooked to perfection and so very tender. My wife’s filet mignon was also cooked the way she likes it and was perfect. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday so the threw in a free desert, my wife chose the creme brûlée and it was great. Love this place, it’s the best restaurant around

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was amazing and my guest from the east coast was very impressed with the whole dining experience. The service was excellent and the food and drink were both a great value. I’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Another great meal at the Alcove! Jennifer was our server who was personable and did a wonderful job! We look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We were two couples celebrating two wedding anniversaries (46 & 48 years). Our first plan was to find a nice restaurant in Columbus. My wife suggested The Alcove. We could not have been more pleased with The Alcove. The atmosphere, food taste, quality and wait staff were excellent. We spent almost two hours at our table and had a wonderful time. Pleased to have The Alcove in Mount Vernon and will return for another delightful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

For lunch meetings, quick turnaround of ordering and service is critical. I find the Alcove excellent in appreciation of time. We were able to meet, eat, and conduct the business within time we had allotted for this occasion. There are no loud distractions in holding conversations, while the servers were attentive, they caused little interruption. Much appreciated. The atmosphere, the brightness, and the exquisite décor is just perfect in contrast to the romantic atmosphere at night which is just perfect also!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Tuesday night and not very crowded, when the waitress said tomato bisque was soup of the evening I ordered it. Love that soup. She then came back later and told us they were out. Prior to telling us that we were served clam chowder, hmmm. Although, they did give that to us “on the house “. Very nice place, will not hesitate to go again with colleagues.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

My husband and I both had the twin lobster tails and my oh my was it good. I also had Green beens, mashed potatoes and chocolate cake for dessert. The service was great. Thank you Andrew. The food was great. Thank you chef. It was our first time out to eat alone in 3 years. It was truly a pleasure. Thanks Alcove. We will be back and it won't take 3 years.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our first brunch experience at The Alcove. We were pleased to have the same terrific food, great service and terrific, relaxing experience we have come to expect for dinner. This is a gem in the Mt Vernon downtown. A wonderful Mother's Day.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

So glad we were able to once again dine here. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and Mae was such a fabulous server. Can't wait for our next visit!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The Alcove is romantic, quiet, and simple. The staff is outstanding and very detail oriented. The drinks were amazing, and the best part about the experience was my boyfriend noting "it is so quiet, I couldnt even guess where the kitchen is!" The smooth jazz and the amazing food were the best combination along with a romantic atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful service and food. Hidden gem in Mt Vernon.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food and service are very good! Worth the 42 mile drive ! 4 time in 3 months I’ve been there !

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Menu is perfect, not overwhelming, yet something for everyone. This was our second visit, and both times my steak was perfect. I'm looking forward to trying the porkchops next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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