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Cedar Knoll

9030 Lucia Ln, Alexandria, VA 22308-2700
+1 703-780-3665
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“oysters” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9030 Lucia Ln, Alexandria, VA 22308-2700
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Reviewed yesterday

Sept 9, 2017 Our heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Cedar Knoll for making our birthday dinner on Sept 9th so very special. It was a wonderful way to celebrate Herb's birthday (Sept 8th) and my upcoming birthday (Sept 14th). Our family loved the location,...More

Thank Seeall50states
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enter to heavy musty odor. Greeter:Sloppy mini, mini skirt,holding tarnished coffee server. Seated in President' Room. Decor uninspiring, with tarnished silver everywhere. Tawdry pub-like feeling. If the food was good, it was overpowered by the mustiness of old room and filthy Oriental Rug.

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely location to enjoy drinks and appetizers on the patio overlooking the Potomac. However, the flies were out of control. We mentioned this to one of the very attentive servers who told us they sprayed 3 times a week. Seems daily might be in...More

Thank bbh8324
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday birthday lunch for a party of five. Excellent crab cake, and excellent variations on eggs benedict. The restaurant has been very nicely renovated, and there are several dining areas, in addition to the outside patio overlooking the Potomac. This has one of the best...More

Thank erikg70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very near Washington's Mt.Vernon estate. It has had a past history of turnover in ownership and management. So, since we hadn't been there for a long time, we decided to give it a try during cocktail hour (4-6:30). We opted to sit...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant not only has good food, but the service is great and the view is GREAT! No charge for parking.

Thank Seeall50states
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been going to Cedar Knoll for many years through several changes in menu/management, and the current incarnation is pleasant, friendly, and satisfying.

Thank TomUSNA1969
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Cedar Knoll has been around for a long, long time. Many have tried to make a go of it, and many have failed. This reiteration deserves support. We were there on a pleasant, sunny weekday afternoon. We sat in a sun room that used the...More

Thank ChipCarver
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The ambiance is lovely and our bartender was wonderful. We arrived a bit before 4 pm and were told we could not come in until 4. When we entered we were told that they could give us a water but not a drink because it...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We decided to go out for lunch to celebrate---nothing, just to enjoy a nice sunny June day. We selected the Cedar Knoll a fine, traditional restaurant on the Potomac River just north of Mount Vernon. My wife and I had been to the Cedar Knoll...More

Thank John W. C
Nearby Restaurants
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
739 reviews
1.86 km away
Proud Mary
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3.67 km away
146 reviews
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Nearby Attractions
George Washington's Mount Vernon
3,702 reviews
1.82 km away
National Colonial Farm
12 reviews
1.96 km away
Fort Washington Park
100 reviews
3.47 km away
George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill
222 reviews
5.60 km away
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Questions & Answers
Will C
19 December 2016|
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Response from Andrew H | Property representative |
Hi Will, We do have a happy hour menu from 4-6:30 Tuesday through Friday. Happy hour is a great time to come with a group of friends. We have large sofas in the log cabin room where the large fireplace is and it is great... More
8 January 2015|
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Response from Stateseer | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have had the same experience. In true Cedar Knoll fashion, there is a sign outside that one can see in daylight that says "Open." It certainly appears closed. I suspect it might be changing hands, which might be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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
  • E-mail
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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