The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.patowmackfarm.com/
  • Phone: (540) 822-9017
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Monthly Sunday Supper - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Reservations required

    It is imperative that we receive advance notice of any dietary needs due to our progressive menu. We will do our best to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies with advance notification. We are able to offer vegetarian and vegan options with prior notice. Please make us aware of your concerns when making your reservation either on line or by phone. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs. Thank you.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tarver King
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Special Events: Reservations required:

    Sunday, December 14 - 3:00 p.m. Annual Cookie Exchange

    Cooking Classes:

    Check out the new 2015 schedule on our website

    Sunday Supper:

    Due to the limited menu on Sunday evenings, and the complexities involved with individual and specific food allergies, we cannot accommodate special diets for our family style menu. Please join us on Thursday, Friday or Saturday or Saturday and Sunday brunch/lunch where we do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions communicated to us when making your reservation.


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt. 15 and Lovettsville Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Open, private lot.
A word from The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Sourcing food that satisfies the palate while fulfilling our goals of supporting small local artisan growers and producers and utilizing our farm as the chef's pantry gives us the opportunity to create an evolving menu that draws its inspiration from the seasons and in harmony with the earth.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm presents a venue with a breathtaking view and natural setting overlooking the Potomac River. Our farm to your table presents local, organic, seasonal cuisine. Dining Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening, Saturday or Sunday brunch, Sunday supper, a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate or special event – we strive to exceed your dreams. A contemporary style, our chef's innovative and skillfully executed dishes follow the lead of nature, being mindful of the environment.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (67)great for outdoor dining (65)special occasion (65)fit for foodies (63)romantic (43)great for brunch (29)notable wine list (18)good for groups (13)neighborhood gem (9)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • This place is unbelievably great.
    BeauxcrestFarmletVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is the best restaurant I've ever been to in decades of dining out. The food is incredibly imaginative and inventive. This is a farm to fork restaurant with something for everyone. You can walk around the property and see where the vegetables and herbs and fruits come from. Our server was so patient with all of our questions about the menu and the farm and so knowledgeable. The Camp Ash goat cheese dessert was so fabulous that I just wanted to be left alone in silence with it. Apologies to my dining partner. If you grow any of your own food, you'll be so inspired by this place; you will enjoy it in a whole additional dimension.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extraordinary
    frank
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Fabulous in every way. I felt like I was on Top chef. Perfectly timed, food was delicious, beautifully presented, not too much. Wonderful service, NOT PRETENTIOUS but FABULOUS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    greateating
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Outstanding food, service and setting. This is a one of a kind gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting
    FoodiefiendVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were well taken care of...with a personalized menu...and a lovely owner who took the time to share her story.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    One of the best dining experiences in the DC metro area. From the food, to the service to the ambiance. everything is outstanding..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Praises for Patowmack Farm
    Serenity
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was the first experience for my wife and I at the Farm and while we live just a few miles up the road; the view of Virginia meeting Maryland at the union of the Potomac River was breathtaking. One will be as equally impressed by the presentation of each course in addition to the unbelievable ways ones' taste buds are seduced and overcome with astonishing flavor and texture. Crimini Puree, Asparagus Babaganoush, Oyster Parfait , Ham Hock Risotto, Crab Dumplings, Pork Shoulder, Chamomile Sherbert and Pistachio Oil Chiffon were the incredible creations we enjoyed. However, since the menu changes EACH night; one can only guess at what wonderful surprises lay in wait. Just know that whatever is presented will amaze.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional evening
    GFallsFan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We celebrated my birthday with 8 friends and started with cocktails on the gazebo. The view and setting was gorgeous. The food is fantastic especially if you appreciate creativity. The meal presentation and the service was also outstanding. We enjoyed meeting the owner and loved the hometown feel. I highly recommend it and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RestonDiners
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had an amazing night at Patowmack Farm. Incredible views, the food was really delicious and the service was just the right amount of attentiveness and informational but not in your face the whole night so we could have a really nice romantic night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classy farm to table experience
    Luvtoeatlocal
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Our second time dining at the Pawtomack farm. What a gem just over the border between MD and VA. Everything was excellent from start to finish. We will go again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Place to Dine
    jpaulkVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My wife and I travel to The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm every couple months to enjoy a Sunday brunch. We have always had wonderful experiences (over the last few years) and look forward to any excuse to make the journey to Patowmack Farm. Chef Tarver King’s creations are amazing! The unique flavors and fresh farm vegetables and herbs please the palate every time. The views are beautiful whether sitting in the conservatory in the fall/winter or enjoying a meal under the outdoor tent in the spring/summer. This is hands down my favorite restaurant. The owner Beverly and the friendly staff make sure you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    Foodie23
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My first trip to Patowmack Farm was fantastic. The food was tremendous and the service was great! I recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Set Menu with no Changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Can't make changes to the prefix. So if you're not experimental this may not be the right place for you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rejuvenating
    MattVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was great. Not what I would eat every day, but not pretentious. The wait staff were fabulous. The views priceless.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graybeard
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The restaurant has an excellent view overlooking the Potomac river at Point of Rocks with both indoor and outdoor seating. The food is creative, well prepared, and artistically presented. The staff are very attentive and informative. We chose the pairing option for which a small glass of wine is matched to the plate for each course. Patowmack Farm sources most of the ingredients, and the remainder come from local establishments except the seafood. The owner, Beverly, participates in the daily operation and visits each table - we had a nice conversation about her history with the farm and establishing the restaurant on it. It was an enjoyable and interesting experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Healthy eating at Patowmack Farm
    VAwineLover
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Exquisite cuisine and very nice wine pairings for this price fixed menu of organic offerings. It was a wonderfully relaxed, nicely paced meal with a talented guitarist playing throughout the evening. They can even made delicious fare out of foods I don't prefer (liver on one course). I was pleasantly surprised how good it was with the light sauce served with it. Kudos to the chef! On request, the staff graciously provided us with the list of the wines that were paired with our meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Drew
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was easily one of the best meals we have ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding in every way
    ftailVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food, ambience, service - amazing. This is a fantastic restaurant! It's on a working farm and most everything they serve is either from the farm, local, or regional. Both the mixed drinks and food are creative and beyond tasty. And the menu varies daily! Not cheap, but worth it for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Fathers' Day treat
    Evansd13
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was our first visit. We arrived at 12.45 for a 12.30 reservation. Everything was beautifully set up in a very pretty tent overlooking the Potomac. It was hung with flowers and the view from our table was spectacular. The food was some of the best we've had. Locally sourced and beautifully, inventively cooked. I had turkey liver parfait followed by smoked beef loin. Both were spectacular. The portions are exquisitely sized and beautifully presented. The house cocktails are also part of their locavore appeal. Many can be made non-alcoholic. Our children loved the house made ginger soda, and the dish and "chips" on kids menu was by far the most beautifully prepared kids food we've seen. An outstanding experience all round.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
    VAFoodieHeaven
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is definitely a destination that is providing innovative farm to fork food in a gorgeous setting in Virginia. Beautiful, serene, and making food that will tease and satisfy the palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • John N.
    John
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food and Service were superb! A most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the drive
    niniVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This restaurant was a favorite of ours for the last few years. The menu now has totally changed from a la carte to 5 course progression which includes such delicious greens as ramp, nettle beer float plus foreign words to camouflage bacon (guancale) Espuma (foam) etc. You can go gather all these things on your own and not have to pay to have them cooked with pork. Not worth the price or the drive
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  • Always a great time at Patowmack!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We came for the guest chef dinner with Justin Severino from Cure. As always, the kitchen did not disappoint. Every course was wonderful, service was attentive, and the wine pairings were great. We look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely for foodies.
    JoeFromDC
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food - Absolutely incredible. The food is very complex and sure to please any foodie. However, even if you don't know what they're talking about it's still very delicious. All the food is grown or raised at the farm or sourced from local sources and you can definitely taste the freshness. The beef medallions were the best beef I've ever eaten, including almost every steak house in DC. Service - The wait staff is super knowledgable about the food. They explain every dish in great detail and literally run to the kitchen to get answers to any questions they don't know. Ambience - The dining area is set in a glass house on top of a mountain, overlooking a bridge that crosses the Potomac river. It's gorgeous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Special Place
    LoveLocalPlaces
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    If you are looking for a really special dining experience, this is the place. The dining room is full of natural light and the views are spectacular. This is just the backdrop of a really wonderful dining experience. The food is unique outstanding. You will eat things here that you have never had before and never will again, as the menu changes to reflect what's available at and around the farm.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion
    Anniversery38
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great place to go for a unique dinner on a very special day. The food was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No Ambience, OpenTable Errors
    Jmike
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The a la carte selections for both meals were great. The dining area and grounds did not meet the expectations for a restaurant rated so highly. Business attire should not be noted as required for this type of dining room. Roof leaked on our table during dinner. I wanted a reservation specifically for 14 May and OpenTable indicated there were no tables available. The waiter said that was not the case. Very irritating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful Mother's Day Lunch
    valentines
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful meal with excellent service on 5/11/14. Our only criticisms on an otherwise perfect restaurant were that the wine list could have benefited from additional selections and the servings could have been a bit larger. Since the dishes are creative it would have been nice to have a bit more than was provided, for all three courses. We would highly recommend The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm for all to visit to experience great food in a beautiful location, with a unique country view and highly professional service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience
    daisy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to brunch on Mother's Day. We all agreed (even my 20-something-year-old sons) that it was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Matoaka
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great presentation. Creative menu organization. Very lovely setting
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fabulous Culinary Experience
    TheZmanVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our first visit to this wonderful restaurant since Tarver King took over. We enjoyed his cooking at Ashby Inn and wanted to see him cook under the hyper-fresh, local sourcing philosophy of Patowmack Farm. We were ecstatic over our meals. It was a Friday, so we had choices of three tasting menus. We picked two and I had the wine pairings. All dishes were exquisitely presented and consisted of delectable combinations of ingredients, some of which were surprising and delicious. Since the menu/ingredients change often, there is no point in describing them. I will simply say we had one of the best meals we have ever had. We cannot wait to return. And that is the only downside. For us it is a 90 min. drive (Friday). Saturday next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night!
    Quattro
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Went for our anniversary. Great space, great waiter, great cocktails and wine, great food, great evening! Bravissimo!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional experience
    Suefoody
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The service and personal attention was first rate. The menu included our honored guest's name and celebration date. The four courses offered varied and enticing dishes. The scenery was beautiful; overlook quality. A truly unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I took my wife here as a surprise birthday gift. Everything was wonderful, especially the meal. We will go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect at Patowmack Farm
    MacnQ
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We were a party of 6 to celebrate two birthdays. The restaurant is located up a gravel driveway on a hill overlooking the Potomac River. It is a scenic spot that you want to take advantage of. Ask for a table on the "window" side. If you are there for Sunday brunch the Bloody Mary's are exceptional. If you like spicy order it! The menu welcomed by name the birthday girls. The menu is constantly changing and depends on what is available from the farm and local purveyors. The only thing that is not "local" is the seafood. The choices are complex and fun to hear about as your server describes the choices. I recommend ordering an appetizer, entree, and dessert. It's a special occasion, take your time, enjoy it. I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hmmm...
    Jonah
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Patowmack Farm is on a stunning piece of land with gorgeous views. Service was good albeit a little unecessarily snooty for such a quaint place. The real problem is the food is NOT good and the prices are laughable. I ordered a root salad and it had 5 pieces of carrot, about 5 leaves of spinach, and a few onions for about $12. It came in a giant bowl and took up about 1/20th of the bowl. The squid in the gazpacho was rubbery and bland and the soup had zero flavor. The carrot bread was bland and boring. This was a very disappointing meal. The owner was sweet and welcoming, but may I suggest a simpler menu the chef can handle. I'll pay $25 for a lunch entree, but it needs to be darn tasty.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • most enjoyable meal
    Andor
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    innovative food and great tasting too!...gracious service, sommelier and waiter very pleasant, unobtrusive elegant presence....would have liked a little more light to better appreciate the fine food presentation that the chef worked very hard to create. This was our third visit to the restaurant and it was interesting to see the evolution of the concept. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Fantastic Evening
    syb08
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have been dining at Patowmack for about 5 years now. The food and service is always perfect. Presentation of each course is always spectacular and the taste is fresh and clean with each bite. They also respect their farming roots and present the essence of the garden each bite. The location is hilltop with a view of the river and service is usually in a greenhouse next to the garden. We love Patowmack and look forward to many more visits.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 15th Anniversary
    shankapotamus
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had an excellent experience and would recommend this restaurant to our friends and family. We will go again to enjoy the food and presentation.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • localfan
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    this was our first visit to the Restaurant Patowmack Farms after hearing wonderful things about it since we moved to the area a few years I decided to take my wife there for her birthday from the minute we walked in the staff set the stage to make it a special night by wishing her a happy birthday, the service was attentive and informative when asking questions about the menu but not over bearing. the food was excellent and beautifully displayed. definitely will return a little pricy for anything other than a special occasion
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very special place
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This is a farm to table restaurant. The spectacular view from the dining room is like no other. It is well worth the drive to Lovettsville. Food is amazing. Service is warm and welcoming. They take much pride in the preparation of each meal. It is difficult to recommend a dish because the menu constantly changes based on what is in season and fresh at the time. They take sustainability to a new level. We highly recommend The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. This is truly a one of a kind gem.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.