Restaurant of the Week: Cedar Knoll Restaurant

Cedar Knoll Restaurant features sweeping views of the Potomac River, acclaimed American – French cuisine and a fun atmosphere. The menu is modern and innovative while the furnishings are true to the historic Mount Vernon roots.

The restaurant is built around a log cabin dating back to the 1800s and on land that belonged to George Washington. The management of Cedar Knoll Restaurant was acquired in 2015 by Andrew Holden, his brother Chris, and business partner Charlie.

The dining rooms and patio are now open, but reservations are required to allow for appropriate social distancing. For reservations, call 703-780-3665, email or visit the website

On-line ordering for carryout is still an option for customers, and orders may be placed at and then picked up at the restaurant.

When ordering online, choose from classics like steak or crab cakes, or try the BBQ. They have wine to-go at 20% off menu price. Put together a mixed 6-pack of craft beer for $15 or order specialty or classic cocktails. Make it a complete meal by ordering appetizers and desserts, too.

In the dining room or on the patio, the menu of French and American cuisine features starters and main course dishes like lobster, shrimp, fish and scallops along with steak, pork chops, and delectable vegetarian entrees. The desserts are just the right combination of unique flavors and satisfying sweets. All food is made from scratch in the restaurant including desserts.

Cedar Knoll offers a full selection of libations which can be enjoyed at the restaurant or ordered “to go.” There are specially selected craft beers, champagnes, and wines. A menu of specialty cocktails pleases every taste.

During the Covid-19 pandemic Cedar Knoll began emphasizing its grocery service for those wanting quality groceries from local sources. “The Joy of Eating” provides a selection of fresh groceries for the home that can be picked up at the restaurant Thursday afternoons or delivered within a five-mile radius from the restaurant for a small fee.

Groceries include a variety of fresh meats, vegetables and fruits. Local honey, eggs and fresh milk is also available. Some pre-made salads and restaurant sauces are available with fresh focaccia bread and Cedar Knoll desserts. They even offer sanitation supplies and toilet paper. Order groceries by phone or email and find the weekly list posted on the website.

As social gatherings resume, Cedar Knoll Restaurant has room for larger events such as weddings, business retreats or family gatherings. For events, guests may reserve the entire restaurant for larger groups as well as each room and the patio individually as options for smaller groups.


9030 Lucia Lane

Alexandria, VA 22308


Open 6 nights a week for dinner

Tuesday to Thursday 4-8 pm, Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 11-9 pm, Sunday 11-8 pm