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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.
Paris, VA 20130
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. Please note on holidays our hours change.
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.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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, & will make your private event special.
The Ashby Inn Ratings and Reviews
The service, food and presentation were all excellent. The sommelier is outstanding, he has a refined sense of humor and it is always a delight to chat with him. The waitress was world class, attentive, knowledgeable and polite. We enjoyed a wonderful cheese plate and pork belly appetizers. Our entrées were Halibut and the Lamb, delicious.
That said we noticed that, since our last visit, the portion sizes have been reduced to what I term” French cuisine portion” size. I would suggest the menu contain an amendment beside each entrée showing a price for an American sized portion.
It is still one of our favorite restaurants and we shall return.
Having dined at many Michelin Star restaurants, I can honestly say this is one of the great restaurants I have had the pleasure of attending. We loved the kitchens unique combinations of local produce (Pumpernickel and mint pea custard, smoked cabbage and nettle). The service (Teresa) and ambiance is impeccable. Everyone was very attentative to our vegetarian requirements. The sommelier listened to what we like and presented us with a delicious local red (Linden Estate Hardscrabble). A great experience all round, that is worth the drive and we will surely return.
A phenomenal dinner from start to finish! Start with a wonderful cocktail prepared by Jessica in the tiny tap room downstairs while you are waiting to be seated. Dinner was creative, fresh, sophisticated and seamless. The staff obviously take great pride in the dishes they place in front of you. Love all the amuse bouches! Fantastic wine list, including local gems. Go!
The Ashby Inn was a spectacular choice for my 40th birthday. We did the tasting menu (six courses for a reasonable $100) and loved every bite, from the amuse bouche to the dessert. The seasonal menu included several lighter dishes for spring, such as the most delicious blanched asparagus I've ever tasted, but also had a couple earthier, more decadent plates like duck. Our server was totally on top of her game and the atmosphere was quite relaxed compared to similar establishments. We enjoyed this experience more than our last visit to Inn at Little Washington (where we did my husband's 40th) and it was about 1/3 of the cost. We stayed at the Inn, which is just lovely, and the breakfast the next morning was just as wonderful.
Service was not good. Waitress kept telling us "that will take few minutes" when we asked for tea or tried to order. It wasn't clear why service was so slow because it wasn't crowded and we had made a reservation. And they ran out of spoons! How does that happen? Food was good, but it certainly isn't worth the drive. We'll try somewhere else next time we're in the area.
We enjoyed a Saturday lunch at the Ashby after travelling from NOVA to the Skyline Caverns and before continuing east to visit the wineries of Middleburg. The portions were large compared to other fine dining restaurants we've been to. I enjoyed the Beet tartar first then the shrimp and grits as my main. No room for desert but the options sounded delicious!
The food was excellent and the setting lovely. The service was just okay. When we arrived, I gave the maitre'd the reservation info. He asked if we would like to be seated outside. That was my request in the reservation. He led us to a room to sit for 20 minutes and told us about a shop next door that would kill some time. We were 20 minutes early. The tables were set and ready. Why not ask if we'd like to go to the table and start with a drink? We waited in the room after visiting the shop. A second person retrieved us after our reservation time (there were 5 pp total in the restaurant), led us to the tables and asked again if we would like to sit outside. We sit. The original guy returns and tells us that he is now our server. He takes our orders and returns to the table to pour spring water, which he spills all over the table and a little on me. He says, "At least I missed you!," to which I reply, "Almost," as he had not. He brings a napkin over to blot the spill and gives us another bottle of water. With all the empty tables, why didn't he move us to a dry table? Then a third server brings our entrees. We ask for cracked pepper, which she gets all over the tablecloth. When they remove our plates, it is everywhere. The man returns with dessert utensils, placing them down on top of the pepper. I ask if he would remove the pepper. He continues placing the utensils, then wipes the pepper around them. I ordered coffee with my dessert - French press at table, removed and never seen again. No offer of a second cup. A lovely day and meal but they need some service training.
The food, service, and view at the Ashby Inn is a perfect date night spot or special getaway dinner. I was staying in wine country with My Fiance and wanted a special dinner spot and this was perfect. Great wine list in addition to the food and the views of the countryside at sunset makes it a perfect night. The service staff made our special dinner perfect. Each course was meticulously prepared and delicious.
We have been going to Ashby Inn for nearly 20 years, though several chefs and both owners. This time the food was as good, if not better than we've ever had there. Elegant, reasonable sized portions, interesting without being over the top. Though we didn't go vegetarian, there are LOTS of first rate vegetarian options, including having a full 5 or 6 course tasting menu matched with wines. Also, this place would be great for people who have difficulty hearing. My father wears a hearing aid, and he rarely goes to restaurants any more due to the noise. Ashby, especially if you eat outside, is quite quiet. It is one of the few places he still enjoys going! Thank you as always for a lovely evening out in the country.
The restaurant draws a nice mix, too, of regulars coming for an end-of week meal, as well as those celebrating special events. Consequently, there isn't the tension and unreasonably high expectations and the 'attitude' that you get at 'big deal' restaurants like Komi, Pineapples and Pearls, The Inn at Little Washington. It is just a lovely place to go for one of the best meals you will eat in the year!
I love Ashby Inn....a special treat every time I go. This time it was in the spring and the weather was just right to sit outside and enjoy the lovely scenery. They had a guitar player as well that played at the right sound level that it was not disruptive of conversation but a nice accent to the outdoor space.
Now the food.... We all had something different. From the lamb, to the duck, and I had cauliflower as my main dish. All of it was cooked perfectly and accompanied by seasonal veggies.
Nice wine list...something for everyone.
It is worth the drive. A total gem!
We went for Sunday brunch. The bloody Mary's were wonderful, especially loved the blue cheese stuffed olives in them. The wild mushroom eggs Benedict was amazing! We even shared a desert. It reminded me of a light strawberry short cake, delicious! Visit the Paris Apothecary next door, what a treat!
This was our third dinner at the Ashby Inn. They were exceptional except for a few low spots at this, our third, dinner. I had a very tasty and attractively presented pork belly appetizer and my wife had chestnut soup which, unfortunately was not up to our expected standard for the Ashby Inn. The chestnut soup was a thick brownish-gray mixture that had the consistency of thick gravy and a very heavy mushroom taste. I do not know what role was played by chestnuts in the chestnut soup as any flavor they may have had was overwhelmed by the mushrooms. My wife could not eat this dish.
The main course was very good and met our expectations. I had a very tender and delicious beef sirloin while my wife had halibut cooked perfectly as she likes it. My only dislike was that the server asked if we liked the dishes but did not stop talking to allow an answer. Don't ask a question if you do not care to hear a reply. I thought this an opportunity to relay comments/ suggestions to the kitchen but the server obviously thought our potential comments inconsequential.
My dessert was disappointing. I expected the dessert to be exceptional, like the final crescendo of fireworks on the 4th of July. Unfortunately it was edible but rather dull.
Although this review may not give this impression, the Ashby Inn restaurant does, as a rule, serve wonderful food. This meal was an anomaly resulting from one inedible starter, lackluster desserts, and cursory treatment by the server.
I booked dinner at the Ashby Inn to celebrate my Wife's Birthday. We have been coming back to the Ashby Inn for the last 30 years for special occasions. The staff has always been very friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, professional as well as personable. The food was excellent. We ended the evening by staying at the Inn as well.
We went here after hiking in the nearby Sky Meadows State Park. Beautifully situated, with a lovely view of the surrounding hills, the food at Ashby is outstanding, and imaginative. Everything was topnotch, and the vegetarian options were especially intersting. I had chestnut and mushroom soup with celeriac mousse. The wine list was also good, with a variety of half bottles available, if you want to drink less or order more than one variety. The cost is also quite reasonable given the quality of the food.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ashby Inn. We were not too intrigued when viewing the luncheon on line, but were very pleasantly surprised when we were given superb food exquisitely presented. The service was friendly and informed and the wine choices were extensive. Fancy finding a bottle of Groote Post Cap Classique in rural Virginia...What an unexpected treat ! We look forward to our next visit which, if I have anything to do with it, will be sooner rather than later.
Head to this truly special place in the gorgeous Virginia countryside! From the time we started going to the Ashby Inn about 5 years ago, every meal has been a fantastic experience. The tasting menu was exceptional and we were thrilled that a new vegetarian tasting menu is also now available. The wine list is extensive and the sommelier and wait staff are extremely knowledgeable.
The Ashby Inn never disappoints! The bucolic setting, quiet elegance, outstanding service and excellent food make this a great choice for anyone seeking a memorable dining experience and celebration with friends, family and loved ones. They went the extra mile to delight us- and they always do. This remains my very favorite restaurant in the DC area and worth the drive, from wherever you live, stay or play. Thank you Ashby Inn for another great meal!!!
The Ashby never disappoints us! When I made the reservation, I did mention I had dietary restrictions, and to my surprise and delight, they presented me with a gluten and dairy free menu! It made my choosing 3 courses a breeze, and all three were fantastic.
The regular menu was fabulous, too, with locally sourced ingredients.
My husband and I are foodies, and this Inn is on point. Portions, ingredients, variety and freshness are paramount.
If you only dine at chain restaurants and do not have the palate for diverse and interesting food, do not dine here--it would be a shame for this cuisine to not be appreciated and savored!
Make this a stop for lunch on the Wine Trail..you won't be disappointed!
We've eaten outside on the porch, downstairs in the bar, the sun porch and the main seating area--all good!
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