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Foster Harris House
Foster Harris House

Foster Harris House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fosterharris.com/dining/our-dinner-menu.htm
  • Phone: (540) 675-3757
  • Hours of Operation:


    Overnight inn guests only


    Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm seating

    Sunday - Thursday: Private parties only
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, French
  • Executive Chef: John MacPherson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are happy to host your private dining event. On Fridays and Saturday nights, you must book all 10 seats for a private dining experience. On Sunday - Thursday nights, we can host private parties of 6 - 10 guests and can customize the menu to the needs of your group.
  • Private Party Contact: John and Diane MacPherson (540) 675-3757

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 211 / Lee Highway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Foster Harris House has off-street private parking in our private gravel lot next to our inn.
A word from Foster Harris House
The Foster Harris House is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, minutes from Shenandoah National Park and a short hours drive from Washington, DC. We invite you to enjoy the seasonal culinary delights of our country inn here in beautiful Rappahannock County Virginia and experience a five-course meal in our intimate, 10 seat dining room. Our prix fixe menu changes weekly and highlights local, seasonal ingredients. Chef owned and operated, the Foster Harris House serves dinner to the public on Fridays and Saturday nights by reservation.
Note: Because of our extremely small size and prix fixe menu, we're unable to accommodate dietary restrictions. If you have a food allergy, we're happy to let you know whether or not that ingredient is included. If you're not able to dine with us because our current menu doesn't fit your needs or preferences, please keep an eye out for future menus, since we'll be changing it up often!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Chef John and wife Diane comprise the staff at Foster House. They do it all. Sitting is limited to 12 in the dining room of their home. It does get any more intimate. Food was delicious, each course a success. Wine pairing very acceptable. None of the pretense of the Inn at Little Washington. We will come back again and again"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We found Foster Harris House almost by accident, and consider it one of the luckiest finds we've ever made. The food is, of course, a major draw: expertly chosen, fairly priced (its a fixed price, set menu) and perfectly cooked, everything tasting as if it were just delivered from the farm and combined into an ideally balanced mix of flavors. But it's the graciousness of the hosts, Diane and John, that really makes the evening glow. They're relaxed and funny and seem to love what they're doing, and their joy is contagious. And if you think dinner is great, and it is, book one of the incredibly comfortable rooms so you can also experience breakfast."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place is simply outstanding. I wish I lived in the neighborhood so I could dine there every week. We went based on trip advisor reviews and definitely were not disappointed. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This 10-seat restaurant in scenic Rappahannock County is truly a hidden gem. John and Diane are delightful hosts who understand and appreciate good food and wine. We selected the wine-paired prix fixe menu and were very pleased with their selections. It is clear that John and Diane love what they do. Overall, an excellent meal and dining experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at Foster Harris House - incredible food, special wines, and very warm hospitality. Try it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Little Washington to celebrate our one year anniversary early. We originally planned to go to the Inn, but when we moved up our plans I felt like something more low-key and moved our dinner reservations at the Inn for the fall. I am so glad we did, this was the best meal we have ever had! It was quite intimate, with only enough seating for 5 couples. There were 4 courses and each one was done to perfection. Dianne and John are so pleasant and made us feel very welcome. We had a great time talking to them and even talked to one of the couples sitting by us for a bit. I can't imagine how wonderful staying there is and we definitely hope to stay there in the future to try their renowned breakfast!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Definitely worth another visit. Everything was highly enjoyable. Treat yourself."
    Dined on 2/15/2014