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The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge

) #1 of 56 Restaurants in Mount Vernon $$ - $$$ American, ,
116 S Main St, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3387
+1 740-392-3076
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (11 reviews)
“prime rib” (8 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
116 S Main St, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3387
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've worked in Mount Vernon for about 6 years. My first visits 6 years ago the Alcove was lacking in just about everything - warn out look, warn out menu, warn out food. But they have renovated and have become my favorite for lunch. I...More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A big awning out front is the only clue you get to the gorgeous restaurant that lies within on this nondescript city block in Mount Vernon. Ate here with my daughter one evening as we were visiting Kenyon College and the food was excellent. I...More

Thank CountZeroCt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice decor. Great happy hour cocktails. Dinner was cooked perfectly. Highly reccomend as a place to stop for a drink and a really nice dinner.

Thank futureknave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My most recent experience at the Alcove was our anniversary dinner in June. Our meal was the BEST, from the ambiance to the service AND MOST ESPECIALLY OUR FOOD! The scallops were the amazing, and the generous portion of lamb chops was prepared to perfection!...More

Thank Geri D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several visits over the years. Newly remodeled. Good bar scene. Good Dinner, lunch, appetizers, beverages and Sunday Brunch.

Thank Jwilleke
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Bexley to Mt Vernon to eat at the Alcove. It was delicious! The Bookworm cocktail was amazing! I had the Caesar Salad and Salmon. Everything was so good!! I tried the Apple Crisp, Chocolate Cake and Creme Brulee- all were fabulous!! We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time we got to this restaurant. We went with some friends who go regularly. The food was great,I had the shrimp linguine and my wife the egg, bacon grilled cheese. They are a little bit on the more expensive side, but...More

Thank nmyrda
Reviewed 18 June 2017

More formal than most in Mt Vernon, excellent date or meeting place but they accept people in shorts. Both visits were for lunch, they forgot the chicken on my chopped chicken salad, but made me a new one when they discovered it, and the salmon...More

Thank Readontheroad
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Was a favorite before the renovation, food wise, although the decor needed help, since the renovation love the decor, but the food is not as good, fat and gristle on the lamp chops, not cooked correct, ordered mid rare, was barely rare, baked potato was...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

A friend had told us about Alcove, said it was fantastic. We drove from Gahanna to Mount Vernon and were extremely impressed at the service, quality of food and cozy atmosphere! We had specialty cocktails at the bar, chatted with the bartender then got our...More

Thank lparzero
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19 December 2016|
Response from JvanF | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, you have to ask them. They are closed for a while for renovation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Main St, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3387
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 740-392-3076
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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 Italian 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!
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