The charming dining room of River Bend Bistro showcases the menu of local chef Caroline Ross, who owns the restaurant at 7966 Fort Hunt Road with her husband Bill Ross.
Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce
River Bend Bistro offers a comfortable restaurant experience with simple, good food and quality wine, all a part of the menu of local chef and owner Caroline Ross.
The menu features an array of local comfort foods, enticing entrées, refreshing salads, and specials that are sure to impress. For libations, you will find a full bar, beer selections, and an international wine list with wines by the taste, full glass, or bottle. You can even purchase bottles of wine to go.
Chef Caroline worked and made a name for herself in local restaurants for more than nine years before she was awarded a scholarship in 1990 from Les Dames d’Escoffier, philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality, to attend the Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, France.
After working in many respected American, French and Italian restaurants over the past thirty years, Chef Caroline’s menus at River Bend Bistro showcase her American comfort food with Mediterranean influences.
Opened in 2013, River Bend Bistro is owned and operated by Caroline and Bill Ross, both having deep roots in the Mount Vernon area. Caroline went to Fort Hunt High School and worked for many local restaurants before opening River Bend Bistro in the Hollin Hall Shopping Center, 7966 Fort Hunt Road. where there is plenty of parking.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, reservations are only accepted for groups of four or less. Call 703-347-7545 or visit http://riverbendbistro.com/ to make reservations online. Eat in the charming dining room, enjoy outdoor seating, or order carry-out with curbside delivery.
The restaurant receives the highest ratings on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook and other rating platforms. Chef Caroline has also been a consistent winner in the George Washington Birthday Celebration Cherry Challenge in multiple categories.
River Bend Bistro is the “Restaurant of the Week” from Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce. Restaurants are an industry deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Support local restaurants and help retain the variety of wonderful eateries in our community.