The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
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489 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Alcove Restaurant & Lounge.

We will be thrilled to have you dine with us!
Please call us at 740-392-3076 during our regular business hours to make your reservation.
In order to adhere to the best safety practices regarding COVID-19, we are unable to accept online reservations at this time.
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4.7
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BettyF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you very much Betty! We're so happy that you and your step daughter had a lovely time. Do come back soon!

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MichaelS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you very much for the wonderful review Michael!

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CaroleC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Alcove is a classy restaurant in beautiful downtown Mt. Vernon. Perfect for a special occasion. Staff, atmosphere, food and service are top notch.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you very much Carole!

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JamiB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, as always! Steak, shrimp cocktail, lamb. The cocktails are unique, and the restaurant is gorgeous!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you Jami for the great review! We hope to have you back with us soon!

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GARYB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for high end dining this is the place to be in the Mt Vernon area.

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Foodie
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you very much for the wonderful review! Please visit us again soon!

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dindin
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you very much Patrick for the wonderful review!

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vipDave
New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service

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andreap
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

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!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 18, 2020

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!

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vipPA20001
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

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.....

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 18, 2020

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.

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JimH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 14, 2020

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!

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vipGPSIG
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you very much for your review. The oysters are a favorite of ours!

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ElaineR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 6, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Hostess Hannah and waitress outstanding

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DavidB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you very much David. We hope to see you again soon!

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NewFoodie
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

May is awesome. Thanks May

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KelleyC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always so professional and the food is always amazing! Only thing missing is music. There is never any music playing.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for the great review Kelley!

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Pete
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxing dinner venue with excellent service and food!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you Pete!

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MarciaD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you Marcia for your wonderful review. We do hope to see you back again soon!

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OraS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service, and OK (but not real cheap) prices. Undoubtedly the best restaurant in town and the county.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you very much Ora! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Diana
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner here!! The sea scallops were delicious! The staff were very friendly. Will dine again!!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you Diana! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CoyaP
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words Coya. We hope to see you for your third visit!

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ShaunaZ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

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./

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on January 6, 2020

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!

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BettyF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 24, 2019

Betty, thank you very much for your understanding, your kind words and your review!

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MPG1
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you very much for your review MPG1!

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Atmosphere excellent for a visiting lunch where you want to hear everyone. Waiter was very nice. We were all very pleased.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you Barbara! We hope that you and your friends & family will visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service / excellent food /

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you very much!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on December 10, 2019

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.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thanks for celebrating with us Mike! Stop by again for the best birthday!

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Foodie
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 19, 2019

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!

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MELM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you Melm. We're looking forward to seeing you again!

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Jeanix
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Jeanix! We hope that you'll visit us again soon!

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MicheleR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 11, 2019

Michele, thank you very much for the wonderful review! We're looking forward to seeing you again when you're back in town!

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vipDave
New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 7, 2019

Dave, thank you for your review.

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JimD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed the relaxed ambience, informative wait staff, and exceptional quality of each entree. Will definitely return in the near future.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank your very much for the review Jim!

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RobertC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food is over priced for the quality of the entree’s.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 4, 2019

Robert, thank you for your review.

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vipdjonjko
Columbus
42 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff did a great job in making our evening a very pleasant one.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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Conways
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 4, 2019

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!

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HSBro
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much. Everything about it is great

The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thank you very much!

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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.

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