Great food. Great service. Worth the drive, and I cannot wait do visit again. How did I miss this restaurant before?
Lovely brunch for Father’s Day.
We had brunch and our meal was awesome! Our server, Austin, was very attentive and did an excellent job.
Fantastic food and friendly service. Everyone made you feel like you were the only patrons in the restaurant.
Excellent food and our server was outstanding!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Wonderful service and food. Hidden gem in Mt Vernon.
Food and service are very good! Worth the 42 mile drive ! 4 time in 3 months I’ve been there !
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.
Great food, great service and very accommodating staff.
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.
The food was wonderful and our waiter was outstanding!!
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.
Gorgeous decor, excellent entrees, excellent service.
Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere
Delightful and delicious as usual. We try to stop once or twice a week.
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.
The occasion was Easter and we were not disappointed. We dine about twice a month at the Alcove and have never been disappointed.
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.
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.
It was simply wonderful. Our waitress was really nice, and was very prompt.
Very pleasant experience. Everyone from the hosts to the servers were very friendly and accommodating.
Good food in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Had 4 male college students with us and they went away satisfied. Very friendly service.
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.
Great service, great meals. Everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed their meals.
The service is really what stood out. The pecan encrusted trout was delicious!
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.
Such a wonderful place to have in Mount Vernon. Delicious food - wonderful service!
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.
Very accommodating to our large party seating request.
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.