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“pleasant, good food, perhaps not best value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boxwoods at The Mason Inn - CLOSED

Boxwoods at The Mason Inn
4352 Mason Pond Drive, on George Mason Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, VA 22030
703-865-4638
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Price range: $12 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 123 and Braddock (on GMU Campus)
Transit: Take the Orange Line to the Vienna Stop. Transfer to the "Mason to Metro Shuttle" which will drop you right at our doorstep.
Description: Boxwoods is a full-service restaurant in Fairfax serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Chef’s innovative menu includes regional and American favorites prepared with the freshest ingredients. In addition to an a la carte menu there is also a buffet selection available. Our Chef partners with area farms and vineyards to provide healthy and delicious choices.Sunday Brunch is BACK at Boxwoods! Enjoy a feast for the whole family from 11am - 2pm each Sunday. You will enjoy the Waffle Station, Omelet Station, Assorted Pies and Mousses, and, of course, your favorite beverage. Let the good times roll at Boxwoods Sunday Brunch. Adults are only $21.00, Children 6-12 are $15 and Children 5 and Under are FREE. Come on……eat us out of “house and home”. Make the CHEF and General Manager run to buy more food! It’s only a PARTY if you attend and it happens at Boxwoods each week.
Oak Hill, VA, USA
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“pleasant, good food, perhaps not best value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I tried Boxwoods at The Mason Inn because it's close to the Center for the Performing Arts. It made a nice dinner before a concert.

The setting is pleasant, the decor like what I saw of the Inn, which is well executed but not distinguished. Service was attentive and pleasant, perhaps not very expert.

I ordered their crab cakes. Very nice: plenty of crab, well seasoned.

Dinner with a glass of wine and no dessert came to $50.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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205 reviews 205 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Great Service - good fresh food - breakfast is a winner here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Good value here. They have a la carte available, but for $12.xx, the breakfast buffet had all that one could need - fresh and preserved fruit, cereals including oatmeal, yogurt, a good variety of warm foods, pastries, and breads - plus if you are like me and you want fried or poached eggs vs. what is on their buffet, they offer the custom option... coffee quality is good, fresh juices and such are available, too.

The staff were very attentive and friendly, and were able to handle the conference groups and those of us on leisure stay very well. We really enjoyed our four mornings here - great value all around - good quality and consistency!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding Mother's Day Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

There were many, many food options to suit all nutrition needs. Fresh fruits and sweet desserts were delicious!

Visited May 2013
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Astoria, New York
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Average Food, but slow Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Staff are very friendly, but service is slow. Lunch and diner prices are average, but there is a buffet service if you don't want to wait.

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food, if a bit Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Once again the food at Boxwoods impresses, had the Crab Fritters (they are to die for) and the Shrimp Po'Boy. Food was still a bit pricy though, $70 for 3 courses (sandwiches as entrees) for two, no alcohol.

Visited February 2013
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