The Henry Family welcomes you to Mount Vernon Restaurant
John Henry was just 18 when he arrived here from Ireland in 1935. He was a young lad in his 20's when he started the Mount Vernon Pub on the site of the Somerville Meat Company. Henry led his family through the Great Depression and went on to expand and build the Mount Vernon Restaurant into the landmark that it is today.
There's an old saying "Somerville begins at the Mount Vernon Restaurant." The Mount Vernon is real Somerville... and just like Somerville, it has many different faces. There is the pub with 14 draft beers on tap and central bar with plenty of booths on either side of the room. There is the front room with upscale natural wood, as well as a fireplace. There is the back room with more tables and a laid back atmosphere. Then there are function rooms that range from large to intimate. There are also the folks who work at the Mount Vernon, many for years.
The menu still reflects John Henry's style of a good, old-fashioned tavern that serves an eclectic selection that is based on years of success with local palates. Overall, the food is hearty, delicious, and ranges from plain to intricate.
John Henry died in 1998, but his family continues to keep the range fires burning brightly in his honor. His son, Marty, started working at the Mount Vernon when he was 14 years old, and he is still working there today and holding court to all the many friends he has made. Marty's son Brett, is now the managing force and you will find him on duty moving room from room on any given day or night.
John Henry's kind ways, smiling eyes, and he, with a bit of brogue, will be remembered for many years to come.
-- by Ross E. Blouin, as featured in The Somerville News
Gift Cards are available in any denomination and are accepted at both the Mount Vernon Restaurant Somerville and the Mount Vernon at the Wharf, Revere.
Keywords: appetizers, cocktails, wine, beer, lamb chops, pork chops, chicken, turkey, fine beef: sirloins, filets, London broil, steak tips, prime ribs, prime sirloin, lobsters, famous Twin Lobster Special, scallops, haddock, schrod, salmon, shrimp, fried clams, roast beef, chicken saute.