About The Ashby Inn
The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is fully committed to supporting the farmers and artisans that live and work in this region. Our menus represent the freshest, seasonal products that can be sourced locally from sustainable operations. The offerings will change daily in concert with what our local farmers and nature provide. Our pledge to you is to provide a quality dining experience founded on food and drink from sources we know and trust.
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm; The restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Route 50 & Route 17
$31 to $50
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Live music on Friday evenings during special summer hours on the terrace. Please check our website for details. www.ashbyinn.com
Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.
Private Party Facilities:
The Inn has gained wide reputation for its weddings and wedding receptions. An ample covered patio, landscaped gardens and spectacular views offer one of the most beautiful settings in Northern Virginia. Our kitchen staff is both talented and imaginative--and enjoys working with clients to create special menus, ranging from country buffets to more formal dining. Please contact Liz Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Liz Olson: 5405923900x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Ashby Inn Ratings and Reviews
Overall the food was excellent. But the ...
Overall the food was excellent. But the service was marginal. Water was only filled at request, wrong food delivered twice, and long periods of time went by without a check up from the waiter. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food.
We anticipated a wonderful evening, but ...
We anticipated a wonderful evening, but it started badly when we stood at the door unacknowledged for 5 minutes while the hostess passed us twice before even speaking. Felt a bad vibe in the dining room amongst the servers, although our server, Nolan, was certainly pleasant. Food was "okay"; rabbit stew en croute was flavorless, had to ask for salt and pepper; breast of duck was tasty but a little tough; venison osso buco was tasty but dry. Had a really nice bottle of wine, but we were annoyed when the wine steward poured at the end of the meal without asking if we wanted more. Overall disappointment, wouldn't bother to return, much better dining experiences in the area.
Delicious food and wine. The flavors wer ...
Delicious food and wine. The flavors were amazing and paired well with the local wine we chose. Very accommodating to vegetarians and vegans. We were seated next to a fire place which was wonderful on a chilly evening.
We all enjoyed the warm and friendly wai ...
We all enjoyed the warm and friendly wait staff. They could not have been more knowledgeable about the dishes and wine pairings. The selection of appetizers and entrees was fantastic. The hit of the evening was the rabbit stew appetizer and the deer osso boco. The mixed vegetables were superb as was the duck breast.
We will be back many more times.
Thank you for a most enjoyable evening.
This is my 6th visit to the Ashby, and d ...
This is my 6th visit to the Ashby, and despite being under new management and a different chef, it continues to amaze me and my family. I brought my relatives from New England here and they loved it. We love the local ingredients and the attention to detail. The sunporch is beautiful, but we actually sat downstairs in a tap room which was awesome, too. My feeling is that if I'm going to spend money on dining out, I want it to be quality ingredients and with a staff that understands the gem they have there. Can't wait to come back again!
We love The Ashby and returned here for ...
We love The Ashby and returned here for a special event to celebrate. The food was wonderful and always innovative. We wanted to do a wine tasting before dinner, but Stuart the sommelier, was busy. We highly recommend the restaurant (and inn) and will return here whenever we can from PA.
Food was terrific but service was highly ...
Food was terrific but service was highly disappointing. 11:30 Sat lunch reservation but the restaurant did not appear to be ready for us - they told us they take reservations at 11:30, but we didn't get any real service until almost noon. We waited to be seated, and did not get menus and water for about 10 minutes. Took a while for the server to come check on us despite having no other tables and spilled water on the chair as she filled cups (just gave us a napkin to put on the chair in stead of offering to change it). Server volunteered that a particular actor was a regular at the restaurant, but then when we jokingly asked if he was a good tipper (we were clearly not expecting a serious answer), she chastise us for asking saying that she could not reveal private information about customers. Then she followed by saying that all the customers tip very well at the restaurant. She freely admitted that she did not know what a particular menu item was and would have to go back to the kitchen to watch it being made so she could learn more about it. We ordered three adult entrees with the intent of dividing it among 2 adults and our two little ones (not asking the kitchen to divide it). The server again chastised us by saying, "let me tell you how we do things here" saying that we had to indicate who was ordering which dish so we artificially said that one child was ordering nothing. Server then proceeded to put the wrong entree in front of one of the other members of our party. Later on only brought two dessert menus for the table although we had 4 adults at the table who were not sitting next to one another. At every turn we were given the impression that we were inconveniencing her. We loved the setting and the food was outstanding, but had expected better and more professional service from a Washingtonian top 100 restaurant. It somewhat soured what was to be a nice 74th birthday celebration for one and 75th birthday celebration for another member of our party.
This was one of the most pleasant surpri ...
This was one of the most pleasant surprises we've had in the Washington area. Patrick Robinson and his staff and colleagues are putting this restaurant on the map. From the beginning, we were greeted by one of the most knowledgeable sommeliers with one of the nicest, longest and most reasonably priced wine lists I have seen in the Washington area. The cauliflower tempura, charcuterie, crab cakes, trout were has good as we would expect to find anywhere in Washington if not better. In fact, as we sat at one of the antique banquettes, surrounded by artwork, in an old inn with superb service and continental cuisine with a local focus, we could not help making a comparison La Columbe D'Or in St. Paul de Vence. Just no Chagall's and Picassos. Yet.
This was an exceptional surprise, and turned a delightful autumn day in the foothills of the Blue Ridge into a magical experience.
We stayed at the Inn and had dinner ther ...
We stayed at the Inn and had dinner there that evening as part of our "babymoon" weekend. The meal was outstanding - best food I've had in a long time - and our server was a delight. I am vegetarian and he isn't and we both found the menu options to be great for both of us. We were seated in the tap room, which initially I wasn't thrilled about, but found it to be intimate and lovely. We highly recommend.
My husband and I went for lunch to cele ...
My husband and I went for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. He had the crab cake over fried green tomatoes appetizer. To accommodate my food sensitivities, the kitchen made up a special gluten- and- lactose- free garden salad with duck prosciutto. My entree was brook trout with trumpet mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. The trout, a delicate fish, was perfectly prepared and the accompanying vegetables, especially the succulent trumpet mushrooms were delicious. My husband had the shrimp and grits which he pronounced excellent . Dessert was a deconstructed vacherin, thin rolls of meringue over orange cake with mango sorbet and a custard sauce my husband practically licked off the plate. The sommelier was attentive and knowledgeable and his suggestions good. We dined on the patio on a perfect October day looking out at the garden. A lovely experience all around!
Always enjoy dining at the Ashby Inn sta ...
Always enjoy dining at the Ashby Inn starting with the scenic location accessible to but miles away from the busy DC suburbs. Capitalized on a warmer than average mid October day and dined outside with a great view of surrounding hills and trees. Food as usual was very good. As main course I enjoyed the lamb and my wife the steak. Lots of wine selections, including several by glass to accompany meal. Banana Napoleon dessert was great, too. Service was strong and as expected on a mid week early evening noise level was negligible.
2nd time visiting. Exceptionally balance ...
2nd time visiting. Exceptionally balanced flavor profiles. Virginia wine pairing was quite good as well. Service very engaging. As quite the carnivore I never thought I'd say this but the greens/flowers/garnishes at Ashby Inn are unbelievably flavorful, truly farm to table benefit.
Presentation was well presented...flavo ...
Presentation was well presented...flavors were outstanding...quality of food was top notch. Was charged $2 for a cup of ice!...outrageous. This was a deal breaker. Prices were high enough to absorb the cost of the ice. We have done this since being short changed on the amount of liquor, disguised by the ice.
We had a late (8:45pm) dinner reservatio ...
We had a late (8:45pm) dinner reservation and there was a large party being accommodated in a private dining room, so service was slow. The waitress compensated by providing us with a complimentary cheese platter and dessert which was nice, but we would've preferred not being inconvenienced since we had a long drive home after dinner.
This is our third time over the years to ...
This is our third time over the years to the Ashby Inn- and the chef has changed. While it was good before, we had a fabulous meal this time, I think even better than before. The dishes were well prepared, tasty, interesting menu and beautifully presented. Loved the duck fat rolls - outrageous. They also had one of the most impressive wine cellars I have seen. The Sommelier was great and recommended two outstanding wines within our prescribed price range. We ate downstairs in the Tap room, cozy and private but it does get warm. Would most definitely make this a destination.
We went to the Ashby Inn for Sunday brun ...
We went to the Ashby Inn for Sunday brunch this time and enjoyed it as always. We have also stayed overnight at the inn and eaten dinner and breakfast. The food is outstanding and worth the hour drive from our home.
After a year's absence (due to our busy ...
After a year's absence (due to our busy travel schedule) we returned for lunch @ the Ashby Inn. We were delighted to see the new menu format. Ala carte appeals to us because we try to avoid desserts. We were also thrilled to see RdV wines offered because we are members of that winery's friends & family club. The charcuterie & crab cake appetizers were delicious despite the Barbie sized crab cake (diameter of a silver dollar). I would love to rave about my BBQ short ribs but they were very tough, and no steak knife offered. The taste was great but short ribs are supposed to be prepared low & slow so that they fall off the bone. Barry's cobia was tiny so he was disappointed. We also loved the new chairs in the sunroom. Updated (which they need to apply to the chintz drapes). Strolling the garden is always a treat. Hope to return when the weather allows patio dining.
We have been to the Ashby Inn twice. Th ...
We have been to the Ashby Inn twice. This time we took my sister-in-law from Atlanta. Our server, Lynn, was friendly and efficient. Stuart paired our wines and he was very attentive and informative. In fact, he was better than Goodstone or Barboursville. The food was fabulous and my sister-in-law commented the best meal she ever had. We will be back along with others.
Very happy with our choice to celebrate ...
Very happy with our choice to celebrate our wedding anniversary at The Ashby Inn. It is a beautiful setting and the food was superb. Our server was new and was not able to readily answer my questions about the menu but she was still terrific. I look forward to going there again sometime.
My husband and I had dinner at Ashby thi ...
My husband and I had dinner at Ashby this past Saturday evening. We arrived on time for our 7:15 reservation and our table was available but it took some time to get seated because the staff was busy attending to the many diners on the front terrace. Once seated the manager introduced herself and informed us that she was new and that if there were any issues that we should let her know. That was good to know because it ended up there were issues.
Our cocktail order was taken immediately after being seated but it was 20 minutes before the drinks were delivered to us.
For dinner we ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. Cut to 40 minutes later and we had not gotten our first course nor had we seen hide nor hair of our server since she took the order. It was 8:40 and I was hungry so I made a beeline for the kitchen door to see if I could get fed. Just as I got to the kitchen another staff member (not my server) intercepted me and I explained that it had been 40 minutes and we had not yet received our first course (gazpacho). I was told that the gazpacho was too salty for the chef's taste so that it why it had not been served. I went back to my table and within a minute the soup was served with apologies for its late delivery. The server turned to leave but I had to stop him and ask him for a spoon in order to eat the gazpacho.
Shortly thereafter the manager came to the table and I recounted to her our experience that evening and she apologized explaining that they had taken far more walk-ins than they should have. Then our original server (who we hadn't seen for almost an hour) arrived to offer her apologies.
The soup was delicious as were the remaining courses and wine pairings which were served in a timely manner.
The restaurant did not charge us for one of the dinners which was a nice gesture that we appreciated.
We had an unfortunate experience Saturday night but I am hopeful that ours was not the norm.
The food is just amazing. Love it every ...
The food is just amazing. Love it every time. They had some smoked potatoes that were so full of wood fire flavor and smell it was just fantastic!!!
The only bad thing is the server we had. She was not very nice and acted as though we had no clue about anything. Will ask for a different server next time!
Best rib eye I've ever had. My husband w ...
Best rib eye I've ever had. My husband would go back just for that. Live music outside was a welcome surprise. I was cold and asked for a throw blanket. They went in search of one and couldn't find one but turned off the fans. That was all I needed. That gave them an A+ for attentiveness. Beet salad was delicious as well as the crab cake. I would skip dessert even though that usually never is heard of from me. They are pretty but lacking in curbing your after dinner crave. There was a musty smell in the dining area so I would recommend outside seating. The view is phenomenal. Bring a sweater ladies!I am glad I ate here.
What a wonderful dining experience. The ...
What a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious as well as beautiful. Loved the cucumber gazpacho.
Our waiter was excellent. We had mentioned amongst ourselves that it was chilly and wondered if maybe they could turn down the a/c. We never had to ask; he also felt it was a bit chilly and asked if we would like it turned down.
We will be back for sure.
Gorgeous setting. Service was not best, ...
Gorgeous setting. Service was not best, we had to wait too long for everything, server might have been drunk? He forgot things. Food was good and beautiful. Establishment tried to make up with an additional dessert.
Menu offerings were varied and well pric ...
Menu offerings were varied and well priced. The server knew the food and gave good advice when asked to suggest one item over the other. The sommelier suggested three wines at different price points that would suit the diverse selections we made.
We knew we would be passing by The Ashby ...
We knew we would be passing by The Ashby Inn just about brunch time on our way home from Washington, and that is too great an opportunity to pass by. We had a marvelous dinner a few weeks earlier so we wanted to give brunch a try. The $38 three-course meal was just a bit too much food but we went for it and were not disappointed in any way. The sommelier (Stuart) recommended a half-bottle of Virginia sparkling wine ($29) to go with the meal, which was perfect as we had a couple more hours of driving yet to go.
The bucolic setting of Paris, VA is hard enough to leave without the additional burden of such exquisite food. I wanted to stay for a nap then have dinner too, but I must settle for finding a reason to return.
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