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Reviewed October 3, 2022

We had been on a ten day road trip and Mount Vernon was our last stop. Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it was fantastic from the moment we stepped in. We sat in the bar and the service was excellent , the food delicious...and the pricing fair, Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022

I can’t say enough good things about our visit to The Alcove in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The restaurant is beautiful with chandeliers and upholstered seating. The treatment from our server, Dawn, was exceptional. She took care of our every need, was very attentive, and made...recommendations that were excellent choices. The food was beyond delicious! The chef excelled in preparing food with superb taste, appearance and delectability. For a real dining experience, not just eating out, I would highly recommend The Alcove.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Booked a two tier event; wedding rehearsal dinner and cocktail reception. The Alcove could not have been any better; food selections-excellent; food preparation-excellent; service/responsiveness-excellent; planning (Rae Ann Butcher)- excellent. What a gem of a place in very rural Ohio. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

First. This was my first visit since the change to The Alcove, I used to use The Alcove when I was based in Mt Vernon on Projects at the Rolls Royce/Siemens Plant. So...didn't really know what to expect when I visited. Second. Its really a...very lovely upgrade & all the staff I met are so so nice to this " Brit". I would like to thank all the staff Front of house & the chef for the great meal laid on for Jennifers Birthday. Looking at the menu I wish I could stay for two weeks to try out all the lovely items on the current menu. Sorry I could not stay any longer.Hope The Alcove continues to be The best place to eat in Mt Vernon & I was not paid to say this ...Ha Ha.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022 via mobile

Our experience today at The Alcove was outstanding in every way. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous after a multi-million dollar renovation and it shows in all the beautiful finishes and details. Staff from the welcome to the information about the town to the food service...was welcoming, friendly, and attentive. The food was delicious — french onion soup, Caesar salad, sea bass and salmon Oscar — all perfectly prepared. Cocktails were inventive and beautifully done. Creme brûlée for dessert — yum! The Alcove has it all together. Please don’t miss it. It’s a jewel in a lovely small town with a lot to offer.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022

We are new to the area and went to The Alcove expecting a gem. The ambiance and look of the restaurant is really lovely and our wait staff couldn’t have been better. The cocktails were good. The food was another story. The best thing we...had were the starter salads. I had prime rib and my spouse had the sea bass. The prime rib had that odd taste that hamburger has when you’ve left it in the refrigerator too long and you’re not sure if it’s still ok to cook or not. The mashed potatoes were luke warm and had very little flavor. My husband’s sea bass was rubbery and even though the portion was small, he didn’t finish it. The desserts we took home were also a disappointment. The cheesecake was just ok but the apple ‘crisp’ was awful. No ‘crisp’ was found, just a bunch of rubbery apples. That was a one and done for us at The Alcove. I would expect so much more for $125.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022

My husband and I stopped here last night for take out. It had good reviews and we figured for $15, a burger should be pretty darn good. We got a burger and a French dip and neither was edible. We live about an hour away...and could not return to give them their food back so we are out $40 and had to find something else to eat. The dogs got the burger and French dip, and we didn't even feel great about feeding it to them. That's how bad it was. I never leave a bad review unless I feel very strongly about how bad the food was. Don't know if they had an off night or what. My husband will eat anything and is not picky, him not eating a burger is a first.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 15, 2021

Our group of six ate at the restaurant last Saturday evening. The ambiance and décor of the restaurant was amazing. The service is very good. The menu has a variety of specialty items which make your choice difficult but excellent choices. Everyone except for two...commented on how great the entrées were, scallops, sea bass, and tomahawk rib eye steak . The two that ordered prime rib and both individuals commented on how tough the prime rib was. Both of us that had ordered prime rib have ordered the entrée in a lot of restaurants and have never run across a cut that was like the one we got at Alcove so I do not recommend the prime rib. The restaurant is worth the drive from Columbus and we would go back again. The restaurant has a full service bar available and on street parking only is available.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

Amazing ambience! Looks fresh, but period for the building. Wonderful cocktails… The General Washington is a must for the gents, while the Alcove Peach is one for the ladies. Thoughtful menu that changes with the the seasons. Steaks, seafood, oysters (Rockefeller were wonderful), salads, and...soups. Hanger steak is not found many places, but The Alcove has it. Excellent service all around. Pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 3, 2021

My wife surprised me with a two night stay at The Grand Hotel. She chose the Alcove for dinner. As we travel Ohio a lot, I was impressed with having such a great restaurant in a small town. Right from the start, the Hostess's (Grace)...professionalism, the waitress's (Dawn) attention to detail, the server's (Mason) delivering of our food made me wonder why the Alcove isn't one of the top restaurants in Ohio. The food, oh my, this was one of memorable meals that we have had in a long time. It was so memorable that we ate at the Alcove the second night. Positive words can not say enough about the Alcove. We live one hundred miles North of Mount Vernon, but we will try to eat here once a month.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021

My birthday was last week and when my husband asked me where I wanted to go and celebrate~I told him The Alcove (I had eaten lunch there once several years ago) but my husband had never eaten there. We had reservations for 6:00 but we...arrived a little early and they seated us right away. We ordered two appetizers~the shrimp cocktail which were huge and very tasty and the fondue with bread pieces and cut up veggies. Both were excellent! I ordered the prime rib , medium with a baked potato and salad for my sides. Everything was excellent! My husband had the scallops with brussel sprouts and he loved his meal, too. We each had a drink with our dinner (he a martini and me an amaretto with cranberry juice) and kudos to the bar tender for those good drinks!. Our waitress was very attentive and kept up with several tables around us as well. We enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere your restaurant gave us :)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 16, 2021

I am going to write this evening off as just a bad night for Alcove. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. We are from out of town and was meeting our family for a celebration dinner. We did have a party of 8, but that shouldn't...have made that much of a difference. The restaurant was full, but didn't seem overly crowded. 6 of us ordered steaks and the remaining seafood. Our reservation was at 6:30, but it was 8 before our food arrived. When the food was served, the seafood was cold and had to be sent back. Every steak was either over cooked or undercooked...I don't think that anyone at the table had a good experience with their meal. We did have to send the seafood back, but the rest of us ate what we could of our meals. We didn't want to send them back, because we didn't know if we would see our food again. Now I don't mind laying down $300 for a meal, but I expect a little more out of it when I do. After looking at other reviews, I am thinking that we were just there on an off night.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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DonovanCharles13, Manager at The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

I would just like to reach out and personally apologize for the experience you had. That is definitely not the kind of service and quality we want at The Alcove. We are actively working on increasing the speed at which our food is served, and...More

Reviewed February 28, 2021

We ordered carry out. It was delicious. They double-checked the order to make sure we had everything before we left. I would definitely order from there again.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 22, 2020

The Alcove decor is beautiful, the food and menu expansive and delicious, and the staff is always first-class and friendly. I'm a local and there's not even a close second when it comes to going out for a great meal and great time. The updated...menu has really kicked up the food choices. You cannot go wrong at The Alcove.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

We stayed at the Mt Vernon Inn and this is a quick drive from there. We ordered drinks and cheese fondue to start. Absolutely delicious. I had Blue Hole trout and wild rice. He had french onion soup and a salad. Dessert was apple crisp...w ice cream. Service was fantastic and we had a relaxing, enjoyable meal.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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It would be best to contact the restaurant. When we were there they were constructing a rear entry which is closer to the parking. The restaurant has its front entrance on the main street.
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Don't know, you have to ask them. They are closed for a while for renovation.
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