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Cedar Knoll

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9030 Lucia Ln, Alexandria, VA 22308-2700
+1 703-780-3665
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for something unique to celebrate a 70th birthday, we selected Cedar Knoll Inn, Mt. Vernon. It was superb with romantic subset vista on the Potomac, comfortable almost 'cozy' atmosphere and excellent menu selection. The wait service seemed a bit immature, but the cuisine more than compensated. The key lime strawberry dessert was a bit dry, but the lemon ginger... More 

Thank ArlingtonVaSonnet
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delighted that Cedar Knoll is back after a long absence and quite an improved menu. Beautiful view of the Potomac, attentive service, and delicious menu choices. My husband and I love this location on a warm weather drive out the GW parkway in our '66 Mustang convertible. For far too long the restaurant was under what seemed an endless renovation.... More 

Thank 390nancyv
Alexandria, VA
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Because of previous ownership and poor quality food, had not been in years. Heard there was new ownership and a chef preparing some fine food, so decided to try again. it has always been a notable place to be on the river. Food was excellent and wine list while not lengthy was well priced including a large number of "by... More 

Thank Southerngent67
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Located on a small bluff overlooking the Potomac River just a few minutes north of Mt. Vernon this place has easy parking, a quiet atmosphere and five star employees. The small bar area at the entrance is so comfortable and pleasant that we always seem to meet/make new friends. Customers range from rich and famous to locals and curious people... More 

Thank pjmalvaso
Parma, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had family dinner here after our candle light tour at Mount Vernon. The Food was delicious the staff was very attentive. Great wine selections. Quiet and calming, I would defiantly return on my next visit.

Thank Maria T
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A beautiful sunny day and we had lunch in the dining room overlooking the Potomac. Fun to watch all those walking and biking along the Potomac as we visited and enjoyed a delicious late lunch. Always a great view and dinner at sunset is spectacular. We met Andrew the owner and they are there to please. I feel certain they... More 

1 Thank Anne Z
Miami, Florida
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Step into early19th century home and enjoy first quality food and service experience , uncrowded and unhurried with delicious local food and quiet surroundings .Oysters served various ways. Rockfish was super fresh and a generous portion, my wife's filet excellent. Full bar and House french Pinot only $32.00 a bottle. Sinfully great dessert with merengue. Be back next DC trip.

Thank richard a
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I had heard that Cedar Knoll had really improved over the last year or so. It lived up to the hype today. With a fantastic view of the Potomac, we enjoyed a fantastic brunch (steak frites and artichokes and asparagus) and attentive service. The drink list offered a great mix of Virginia options for beer and wine and many other... More 

Thank Jane D
Washington, DC
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I was so excited to return for another dinner given that our first visit was outstanding. An attention to detail with staff who were excited about their jobs and giving us the best possible experience. Our first visit was presented like a ceremony with a special table moved in front of the main fireplace. I wish I could say the... More 

Thank Smithie83
Suitland, Maryland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was my second time to enjoy a weekend lunch at Cedar Knoll. However, on this occasion, I brought my visiting Midwestern mother, and like my initial lunch meal several months previously, our experience was equally delightful. The only change is that we elected to dine in the dark motif of the Presidential room. The clement weather still allowed us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9030 Lucia Ln, Alexandria, VA 22308-2700
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-780-3665
Built in the early 1800's, Historic Cedar Knoll Restaurant is located one mile from George Washington's Mt.Vernon estate. Cedar Knoll is known for its historic atmosphere and enchanting view of the Potomac River. With indoor and outdoor seating, fireplaces and a view of the river from each room, it is the perfect place for casual dining, a relaxing stop after a long bike ride, a romantic dinner, or an elegant wedding ceremony and reception all year round!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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