The Ashby Inn
Country ViewsIt is a hike to get to Paris, VA, but the views in the Spring are worth the trip. This restaurant has wonderful service and ambience, but the food left a bit to be desired and is very expensive. Without wine, the bill per person is around $50. The food is beautifully presented in artistic plates, but some of our table were not happy with some of the dinners they selected. The choices are slim (4 ) for each category, so if you don't happen to like any of the choices, you are stuck. I did not have dessert, but everyone who did was disappointed. On the good side, the service was excellent and the servers were very pleasant. We were able to stay and talk as long as we wanted.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the tripAn hour from the Washington suburbs, the Ashby Inn is a real gem. The dishes are extremely creative and the wait staff delight in explaining where the ingredients come from (mostly local) and how they are prepared.
Expensive, but a very good value and a great culinary experience.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Mother's Day TreatWe went on Mother's Day and it was a perfect place. The food was delicious. We sat on the porch and had a view of the yard which was beautiful.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery creative chefWe have enjoyed eating at the Ashby Inn a number of times. The chef is quite imaginable with combinations that really stand out. The smoked pork shoulder with the black eyed pea polenta and candied pecans was tremendous. Do request to sit outside in warm weather.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food!The locally sourced menu was fantastic. A great wine list accompanies the great food. I think our server had an off night.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFOOD IS EXCELLENT IN TERMSFOOD IS EXCELLENT IN TERMS OF QUALITY, PREPERATION, AND PRESENTATION...VERY CREATIVE5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful Dining ExperienceMy wife and I had dinner at the Ashby for our wedding anniversary. Chef's Tasting Menu, 6 course paired with the suggested wines (plus some special surprises mixed in). The food was fabulous. We agreed that it was one of the top 5 meals we had ever eaten (and we've eaten at many top resaurants in the Washington, DC area, as well as NY, Vegas, and LA). We were thoroughly impressed with the creativity, flavor development, and presentation of the food. Highlights - Honey Candied Prosciutto; Razor Clam Ceviche with Honey, Buttermilk, and Mint; Mahi with Grits and Sorrel Yogurt; Whipped Cheese with Crustini and Rosemary Jelly; and an Earl Grey Chiffon with Chocolate Sorbet and Grenache. All beautiful. We will definitely return.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCountry GemThe Ashby Restaurant is a wonderful fine-dining establishment in the Virginia Piedmont. Dining on the patio made a truly memorable evening5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to AshbyWe have been going to Ashby Inn for about 25 years....the chef there is probably the best there is....very passionate about his work....Incredible.
Margaret Hirl3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful location, greatBeautiful location, great drive to get there. Over priced. food was good, but not worth the price paid. Errors were made by servers, food had to be sent back, service was slow.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVery relaxed feel. DinnerVery relaxed feel. Dinner and wine pairings were very good. Service was well-timed and friendly.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNestled in a scenic VirginiaNestled in a scenic Virginia Piedmont valley, the Ashby Inn is a distinctive destination that unpretentiously offers imaginative dishes mostly based on local ingredients, prepared with skill and artistry. The cocktails and wines have similar virtues.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit to AshbyOur second visit to Ashby and just as memorable. The food and service were fantastic. Amazing how much thought goes into each and every dish...every combination...every flavor and texture. And what results!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCHARMING bldg & grounds. EXCELLENCHARMING bldg & grounds.
EXCELLENT, friendly staff.
But the food does not match the price.
In fact, part of my meal was not edible (& this is not the first time, either!)
Where is simple food, cooked w less cream & fat & salt.
The one exception was an incredibly delicious salad.
Will not return.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful Inn. The goodA wonderful Inn. The good was great, service exceptional and overall experience a real treat. We will be back often.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM