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About Joshua Wilton House
Located in an elegantly restored Victorian home in historic downtown Harrisonburg, the Joshua Wilton House is a bed & breakfast and fine dining destination. Executive Chef Tom French uses high quality ingredients sourced from the Shenandoah Valley to create a seasonal menu highlighting our local products . The full service bar includes signature cocktails, craft beers and an award-winning wine list. During the warmer months, seating is available on the outdoor brick patio. In the winter time, warm up in our lounge next to one of the original wood burning fireplaces and enjoy a cocktail before your meal. The Joshua Wilton House is also a private event and wedding venue, so please visit our website or call us for any special occasion you are celebrating!
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Contemporary French / American, American, French American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
JWH Catering Services provides off-premise meals and service for banquets, meetings, weddings or social events. Clients from all over the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia call on us for exceptional cuisine and impeccable service. Our staff can make your event or business function the talk of the town. Call and ask to speak to our Restaurant Manager Bill Daulton for further information.
Front and side street parking are the best bet. The Union First Bank lot is open for dinner guests use after 6:00 PM. After 5:00 PM there are open spaces in the municipal lot across Main Street at no charge
Private Party Facilities:
The Joshua Wilton House is a private event venue for any special occasion or gathering. Whether you are looking for a space for a business meeting, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration or to host a wedding, we have catering packages for any celebration. Visit our website www.JoshuaWilton.com and click on our private events tab to submit an inquiry, or call us at the restaurant during our normal business hours for any questions.
Private Party Contact:
Bill Daulton: (540) 434-4464
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Joshua Wilton House Ratings and Reviews
Food was amazing, I had the Duck and my wife had the Fillet Mignon. This was our second time coming and was much more impressed with the food than the first visit. Atmosphere is nice and quiet great for a date night. We will definitely be going back, next time will be to try out the brunch.
We went to the Wilton House for our anniversary. The service and settings were great. We had a great quail appetizer, followed by filet mignon main course. Fun and neat presentations, great cuts of meat, accompanying veggies great too! We were really appreciative of out desserts having "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate in chocolate syrup. The server was attentive and accommodated our needs expertly. We had a nice table with a view of main street! We will be back!
We go for Sunday brunch whenever we need a pick-me-up and the Joshua Wilton House never fails to deliver. The front-of-house staff couldn't be more welcoming and attentive, the wait staff are consistently outstanding and the food exquisite. Thank you for treating us as friends coming to your home to share a meal.
Absolutely wonderful evening of good food, good wine and good friends. Service was top notch. We had cocktails before dinner and the bartender, Ben, is phenomenal. We will continue to stay at the inn and dine at Joshua Wilton House whenever we come back to visit our Alma mater, JMU. Go Dukes!
We celebrated the 1st anniversary of our little boy, and couldn't find a better place for family dinner.
Everything - a cozy and warm ambience (including real fire place), excellent service provided by Jake, and of course a delicious food - was great, and deserts were just outstanding.
we will definitely do our best to return.
This was my first time dining at the Joshua Wilton House. I had heard great things about it over the years and they certainly did not disappoint! The atmosphere and jazz music was very relaxing. Our waiter, Jake, was very friendly and cheerful; displaying attentiveness without being intrusive. He was also very knowledgeable about the offerings as he described them. The food was superb. The a la carte pricing was perfect because, instead of being restricted to a strict multi-course meal, it was possible to enjoy multiple appetizer and entree offerings for a wide range of taste experiences. Lastly, it was nice to be able to eat and talk at our leisure without feeling like we were on the clock. From start to finish, the experience was top rate. A perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. Highly recommended.
Incredible experience. We make it to JWH once a year or so for special occasions and date nights and it never disappoints. Tonight, we got there a bit early and stopped by the bar prior to our table being ready. Both cocktails we ordered (Wilton Widow for my wife, Cane and Thistle for me) were spectacular: smooth, refreshing, and relaxing. I’d recommend both.
Our meal was wonderful. I ordered the butternut squash soup and it was tremendous: creamy, peppery, and a warm taste of autumn. We enjoyed a crisp, clean bottle of Pinot Grigio (on the recommendation of our outstanding server) with our entrees of scallops and salmon. Everything was perfectly prepared and delightful. JWH does not disappoint.
this was a great dining experience! My husband and I took my daughter, a student at JMU, here while we were in town for a game. Attentive service, pleasant staff, nice outdoor area to eat, (except for the customer who decided to come out to the patio for a cigarette) and absolutely fantastic food! Our waitress was attentive, professional and helpful. Would most definitely recommend! The filet mignon was outstanding as was the salad. And the desserts are not to be missed. A++!
With no prior knowledge we found a very nice restaurant being run by very nice people. We shared a salad with an unobstrusive yet flavorful vinaigrette - mix of cheese and pickled carrots came off very well. We both had venison tenderloin which was prepared to perfection and served with red cabbage, parsnip puree and blueberry gastrique. These items tastefully decorated the plate. But, most important, it all tasted good! Will return when in the area again.
We celebrated our anniversary and had a great time. The service , food and décor were just great. We cannot say one bad thing about the whole evening. I highly recommend the Joshua Wilton House. Fine dining at it's best. We plan on returning next time we are staying in the area.
We have been here several times before. I was a bit dissapointed with the menu selection again. What they advertise on their web site and their menu for that evening is always different. The service is great and the atmosphere is quiet. Not sure if we will return next year.
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