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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.
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: (540) 592-3900
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
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!
Went for dinner for a special date occasion. Made reservations late so early seating available on Saturday night. Not a problem, service impeccable, food outstanding, and met the criteria of making the occasion memorable.
While pricy it was actually quite reasonable compared to some places nearer DC that are way overpriced.
Quaint little Inn off the beaten path and well worth the drive for the Northern VA crowd who are looking for great food in a scenic slow pace atmosphere. Fit for foodies, with an extensive selection of wines especially from VA.
Highly recommend and will go back!
This was our second visit to the restaurant. It's a lovely place, full of character and an ideal place for couples. The valentines dinner however was disappointing. For some reason the starters hardly contained any of the scallops or foie gras that we had ordered. The main course was nice though but the cheese course was poor with the cheese being overly frigid and tasteless and then lastly the clotted cream served with desert was really a heavy whipped cream . The drink pairings were great! and we still enjoyed the evening as the place is lovely. But overall felt a little cheated !
I booked reservations for Valentine's Day knowing that we would be restricted to a special menu for the day and that the price was set at $95 per person. They also offered a very exhaustive wine list. After looking through the wines, we opted to do the global pairings which would add $55 per person for each of us. The food was delicious, the setting was elegant and there seemed to be ample enough parking. The wait staff were very attentive and courteous.
Issues: First, there were two wine pairings offered. The first was the global that I requested and their was a second that ran $67 per person. I was charged for the more expensive pairing, and not being a wine connoisseur and desiring not to bring myself embarrassment or my wife any hint that anything was wrong on our special night, I let it go without question. Whether or not we got the more expensive wines that we paid for I do not know. But it was clear that the bill did not reflect what I ordered.
Second, while I know that this restaurant has limited space for seating, the table at which we were placed was in an area between several service areas. We heard the clatter of dishes, the food line calling out for service, and significant conversation between the wait staff throughout our meal.
Again, the food was delicious. There just wasn't much of it. Had the price been $65, I would have felt it was a reasonable value. But $95 a plate, plus $67 for wine on top of it, with tax and tip, ran to nearly $200 a person. I've had meals that cost as much at places like Sam and Harry's or Mortons or other high end steakhouses that cost that much and more, but the quantity of food at those other places was huge compared to the portions here.
It might be worth a try at the regular menu, but except for very special occasions, this restaurant is just too expensive for what you get.
Did a tasting menu. Food and wine were excellent! Waiter was very good! Waiter spoke more an better about the wine than the Sommelier. Timing of the food was off. My spouse who is a chef suspects a kitchen staff shortage. Waiter acknowledged challenges with complementary after dinner drinks. Thank you!
We drove here for a nice Saturday night and ordered 3 courses. It took a little while to get waited on, and it was hard to get water refills. Otherwise, the service was good. The sommelier was very knowledgeable. The food was delicious. We both started with the little gem salad with a nice home made dressing and the salad was nicely dressed, not soaked with too much dressing. I ordered the trout with beet, fennel, and thinly sliced kumquats. Everything on the plate was so tasty. My husband had the sausage and mashed potatoes. He loved his dish as well. They brought a medley of vegetables to share. They were delicious, too - butternut squash, roasted onions and potatoes, and brussel sprouts. I had the cheese plate for dessert - nice small tastings of different cheese, and my husband had the sticky toffee pudding - sweet, sticky, and delicious. My husband had a port afterward. We enjoyed our wines as well. The only thing we did not like was the sweet butter made with honey. They kindly brought regular butter when we requested it. Our lunch with wine was $187. We would definitely return.
Staff were very attentive. Sommelier is excellent as are wine offerings. Bread is superb! Amuse Bouche are a sweet extra.
On the downside, beet gnocchi were dense and heavy ,a shame because all other components of the dish were excellent. We ordered two deserts, apple trifle and chestnut mouse which both used gelatin in preparation. The trifle was much too 'set'. The mouse used it to achieve a chocolate 'dome'. To me the gelatinous texture is off putting.
However I will return and soon 🤓
Amazing food. We had the shrimp salad, chestnut soup, cheesesteak, and rabbit stew. Every dish was excellent. Great flavors and beautiful presentation. The service was excellent, and the restaurant, situated in the main building, was cute and quaint. We will be back.
The right combination of fine dining in a small venue, off-the-beaten-path location, old building, and great service. Extensive wine list, attentive-but-not-bothersome wait staff, and a menu with good options. We had a great anniversary dinner there and will return. Next time we will likely also spend the night at the inn. Already recommended it to friends.
Such a shame. Beautiful place but the manager/wine guy was rude, slow and distinctly unpleasant - ruining a lunch we drive 50 miles to get to. The food has alas also slipped considerably from it's heights of the past.
Waitress was very pleasant and the Inn remains beautiful - but won't be going back after such poor treatment and a mediocre meal.
Amazing amazing amazing meal. The tasting menu looked superb. Chef Patrick is a class above. The hand crafted cocktails before dinner were a delight next to the fireplace and cozy bar. Intimate, beautiful restaurant that I can not wait to go back to. Ask for Nolan, she was a fantastic server. Michelin star type of place without the Michelin star prices.
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 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.
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