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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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 email@example.com for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Liz Olson: 5405923900x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Ashby Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
the food was overpriced and boring. Our ...
the food was overpriced and boring. Our waiter didn't care when we told him it was our 10th anniversary and proceeded to ignore us the entire time and spend a lot of attention on a larger family table of visitors from Sweden. I really wouldn't go back.
Fourth of July weekend brunch menu was a ...
Fourth of July weekend brunch menu was an odd pairing of savory appetizers more typical of dinner with sweet or semi-traditional breakfast fare. The service was over the top attentive - not in a positive way. The food was just ok. Ordered the ham/turkey sandwich. Spongey and uninteresting. Need to up the game.
Charming location, pretty grounds with o ...
Charming location, pretty grounds with outdoor covered seating, excellent wine list, outstanding food
We are new to this area. The Ashby Inn is quickly becoming one of our most favorite places to eat. Thank you for everything and we look forward to coming back soon!
Really nice restaurant that tries hard t ...
Really nice restaurant that tries hard to deliver high quality dining experience. The service is outstanding. The wine list is extensive and the som's recommendations solid. Prices of main courses are high 20s to high 30s, the portions are large by fine dining stds, and the taste is excellent. It is an excellent restaurant but just doesnt rise to my high "must return" standard.
I was driving in the area and saw a sign ...
I was driving in the area and saw a sign pointing to Ashby Inn - having heard about the restaurant, but not having been inspired to make an outing of it, I pulled over and checked Open Table, and there was a table available. I figured it was meant to be - and it was! Absolutely everything about the evening was wonderful. I usually don't sit outside, but the terrace looked so inviting and the table I was offered was in the shade, so I had a seat there. The view of the garden, and the mountains beyond, was incomparable. Every employee with whom I had contact was helpful and friendly and knowledgeable. But all of this would be besides the point if it weren't for the food. And that was exceptional. I had white asparagus tartare paired with vichysoisse for an appetizer, a steak for my entree (I surprised myself because usually I'd try something more creative, but that was what called to me), and a melange of a gazillion forms of chocolate for dessert. Add an amuse bouche of salmon mousse and a palate cleanser that looked like a piece of egg sushi but was actually citrus-based, and there was no reason to eat until the next day. And next time, I WILL make an outing of it. One of the best meals I've had in the DC area (broadly defined), ever.
Creative, locally sourced food (asparagu ...
Creative, locally sourced food (asparagus sald, both cooked and raw, as carpaccio), delicious lamb, superlative, well priced wine list. Unusual, home made rolls.
Only negative was that we asked to be seated on sunny porch, where all 2 tops were filled, and were told 2 larger tables were reserved. So we were the only people indoors, sitting at tables with hard wooden benches, while 2 outside tables were remained empty.
The review reflects the food and wine, not the seating.
I'm glad i finally ate there. We had t ...
I'm glad i finally ate there. We had the chef's table menu with regular parings. Chef allowed my s/o to exchange the meat selection. All the food and wine were perfect and delicious. The Wine sommelier came over and told us about a few wines and the difference between port and sherry. We stayed in the Victorian in the main house. Nice comfy room with a nice view of the church and garden. Only regret is we didn't eat on the patio. We didn't realize it was covered. It was a perfect evening out with no humidity. We will return.
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