Restaurants in Fairfax


Fairfax dining is a significant part of The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel experience. Committed to providing a relaxing environment coupled with fresh and innovative cuisine the hotel offers a selection of restaurants in our Fairfax hotel, including family and fine-dining options. Experience regional specialities in Boxwoods, try the amazing buffet or relax and unwind in The Well Lounge and enjoy "The Fuzzy Gunston".

Other dining options can be found on the University campus by clicking here.


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. The Chef partners with area farms and vineyards to provide healthy and delicious choices.

Breakfast - Daily              6.30am - 11.00am           
Breakfast Buffet - Daily    6.30am - 10.30am

Lunch - Daily                   11.00am - 2.00pm
Lunch Buffet - Daily         11.00am - 1.30pm (except Saturday and Sundays)
Dinner - Daily                  5.00pm - 9.00pm

Please take a moment to view our menus:

Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Reservations are always suggested.  Contact us at (703) 865-4638 or at


The Well Bar & Lounge

The Well offers afternoon and evening cocktails and light snacks in a relaxed atmosphere.  The Well features an extensive wine and beer selection as well as mixed drinks.  It is a favorite for the Fairfax community and University get-togethers.

Our Bar serves a broad selection of affordable wines by the glass, fine spirits and a contemporary menu of small food plates.

Enjoy our signature drinks......

  • Masonade
  • Miss Mason
  • Virginia Vixen
  • Patriot Mojito


Monday - Thursday: 4.00pm - 11.00pm

Friday:  4.00pm - 2.00am (LAST CALL AT 1:30am)

Saturday: 3.00pm - 2.00am (LAST CALL AT 1:30am)

Sunday:   3.00pm - 11.00pm

Note: The Well will be open until 2AM (last call 1:30AM) when there is an event or concert at The Center for the Arts or the Patriot Center.

The Well Bar and Lounge Menu

The Well Library Author's "Hall of Fame": Join us for the next induction ceremony on March 28th at 6PM and meet a famous George Mason University author.  Who will be the next Well Library "Hall of Fame" inductee?.....Stay Tuned For Details! 

The President's Dining Room

The President’s Dining Room  is an exclusive option for private dining.  Guests may reserve The President’s Dining Room, a cozy and intimate room for special occasions with business associates, friends, or family.  Boxwood’s menu is available or guests may pre-order a catered menu.

Make your special reservation today by contacting us at (703) 865-4638

Catering Services & Special Holiday Menus

For group functions and special events the hotel offers a complete and full-service catering menu.

Click here to review our wide selection of Complete Meeting Packages, Day Meeting Packages, special menus and creative culinary options.

The Holidays Are Special At The Mason Inn

Enjoy the Holidays at The Mason Inn with a party, celebration or special event.  The Mason Inn and the entire George Mason University campus are decorated to celebrate the season with fun festivities for the entire family.  Walk the campus, attend a Holiday concert at the Center for the Arts or just dance the night away at your special Holiday event.

We can create a custom menu for your event or you can select from one of our amazing choices listed on our 2013 Holiday Menu.   Please book early as this year is going to be the year to celebrate.   Click Here to view the menu and let the party begin!

Please contact us with any questions about planning an event, social function or special holiday event at 703-865-4682.

Room Service

Available for in-room dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the times listed below:

Breakfast:    6:30am – 10am

Lunch:            11:00am – 2pm

Dinner:          5:00pm – 10pm

Enjoy a great selection and relax in the comfort of your own room.

 Well Library Author's "Hall of Fame" & Fall For The Book

The Well Library Author's "Hall of Fame" celebrates the renowned published author's of George Mason University who are leaders in their fields of study and education.  Authors are inducted into the The Well Library "Hall of Fame" each month during a ceremony that includes the presentation of a permanent plaque that resides in The Well.  In addition, the author's books are included in The Well for all guests of The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel to enjoy when they stay.  Guests borrow the books and learn about subjects as diverse as leadership, global politics, world history, the dynamics of family violence and many more.

Join us for the next induction ceremony and meet a famous George Mason University author.  Who will be the next Well Library "Hall of Fame" inductee?.....Stay Tuned For Details!

The Well Library Author's "Hall of Fame"

  1. Jen Atkinson
  2. Amy L. Best
  3. Courtney Brkic
  4. Alan Cheuse
  5. Paula Gilbert
  6. Stephen Goodwin
  7. Helon Habila
  8. Angie Hattery
  9. Todd Kashdan
  10. Sally Keith
  11. Meredith Lair
  12. Yehuda Lukacs
  13. Kyoko Mori
  14. Eric Pankey
  15. James P. Pfiffner
  16. Karen Rosenblum
  17. Susan Shreve
  18. Debra Lattanzi Shutika
  19. Peter Stearns
  20. Susan Tichy
  21. Toni-Michelle Travis
  22. James Trefil

Fall For The Book & The Mason Inn Join Forces To Celebrate Great Authors

Fall for the Book is a celebration of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and the great authors that crafted the words to capture our imagination.  When inducted into the Well Library authors receive recognition for their outstanding achievements.

Aside from offering occasions to gather and celebrate each other’s work, the ceremonies give visual evidence to guests of the intellectual life that is part of Mason. Guests are welcome to browse the selected titles to sample the university’s best writers and scholars.

To learn more about Fall For The Book click on the link:



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