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Cedar Knoll

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9030 Lucia Lane, Alexandria, VA 22308
+1 703-780-3665
16:00 - 21:00
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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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank TeutonFlyboy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been twice and the service is still not good. The staff is not efficient and lack personality. The food is quite good and well presented , although a bit pricey. The atmosphere is also good so the main area for improvement is the service.

Thank Bob M
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

What a difference! We lived in the area nearly a decade. We went to Cedar Knoll once and - despite the beautiful view - never went back. Food was so-so, and the place smelled of damp carpet. I'm so glad we went with our friends this weekend. What an improvement! The autumn soup was delicious, as was duck two ways... More 

Thank Julie B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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199 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The restaurant has been recently renovated and has a nice atmosphere. The River view is spectacular, especially at sunset. The food is not bad, may offering patterned after colonial dishes.

Thank dcfiread
Fresno, CA
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Beautiful setting on the Potomac. Good food, well prepared. Very tasty, if a bit expensive. We would go back again and again.

1 Thank AJGR
Mount Vernon, Virginia
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

From 8pm until just after midnight we had a wonderful time with great food and a 12 piece band with vocals. The menu is attached for reference. I had the venison as my main course that was more tender than a filet mignon cooked medium rare as the waiter suggested. I have now been here five times since this restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

When I visit Alexandria to spend time with my brother, we usually avoid going out to eat. We decided to try Cedar Knoll on my last night here after we drove by this afternoon enroute to Mt Vernon. Our family has dined here on and off over the past several decades, until it fell into disrepair. Our experience tonight was... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Cedar Knoll is fit for foodies, unfortunately not for much else. Owners have done a fantastic job refurbishing this amazing location. The problem is that the menu is generally inaccessible to most neighbors. The items on the menu are floriferously described with alliteration and extremely detailed descriptions, almost recipes. However, I'm unfortunately concerned that the neighborhood cannot supply enough foodies... 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
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 Lane, Alexandria, VA 22308
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?