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Joshua Wilton House

4.8
4.8
847 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, American, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 434-4464

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tom French

  • Catering

    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.

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisonburg

  • Cross street

    Campbell Street

  • Parking details

    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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 847 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Overall

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Food

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Service

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Value

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Romantic

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  1. DS

    DonnaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and service were wonderful, and the food was cooked to perfection. Cocktails were interesting.
  2. TK

    TerryK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, this restaurant exceeded all expectations! My husband and I are still talking about how great it was the day after eating there. We were traveling from Delaware for our anniversary getaway and stumbled upon this gem! The atmosphere is romantic and cozy with an old school charm. Ben, our server, was extremely personable and knowledgeable regarding the cuisine. He treats his profession with the respect it deserves. The food was a gastronomic success!! I’m already dreaming of the wild mushroom bisque and the mussels!! Even the prices are quite reasonable for such a fine dining experience. So— there it is! Kudos to the chef!! Can't wait to go back. 20 stars!!! 🥰
  3. T

    Tripp

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service with outstanding food and drink, highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions!
  4. S

    Stephen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had some absolutely delicious food and our waitress was so nice.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner wasn’t hot but it was tasty
  6. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and setting. Staff was very attentive. Made our birthday weekend in Harrisonburg memorable. .
  7. B

    Babbo

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Summer and Tammy were exceptionally good servers. Thank you!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  9. J

    Janmustdine

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to have a special dinner.
  10. TB

    TriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dining experience, service was wonderful
  11. r

    royn

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joshua Wilton restaurant never fails to meet our expectations. Our wedding anniversary dinner was prepared and served with perfection. I recommend the JW for any special occasion, big or small!
  12. T

    Tenor1

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On arrival, we were greeted by personal names and enjoyed the placement in the dining room - it was just the two of us, and Ben was awesome. He took very good care of us.
  13. GN

    GrahamN

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for fine dining
  14. LP

    LizP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, service impeccable, the table next to us was really noisy because they were a large group. Other than that it was just perfect!
  15. j

    jmubabs

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Wilton House is our favorite place for special occasions
  16. P

    Pamy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The experience was wonderful, but, the overhead lighting was too bright. Some of the entree portions were too small, especially the butternut squash risotto. The featured cocktail was fabulous!
  17. L

    Lizz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a nice meal and our server, Paula, was fun and did a great job. We enjoyed our first time eating here and look forward to coming back!
  18. JB

    JonathanB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top-notch, and the food was incredible. Lauren was our server and she did an amazing job, very delightful and just made our experience so much better. Because the food is so pricey, we reserve the Joshua Wilton House for special occasions; anniversaries, date nights. Always a consistent, amazing experience.
  19. SH

    SusanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal at Joshua Wilton House was excellent! A very good value for a 3 course dinner. I always love the elegant atmosphere and historic surroundings.
  20. JS

    JonathanS

    Richmond

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service for our dear friend’s birthday. We enjoyed the puppy drumfish, and all the fixings. Highly recommended!
  21. KH

    KevinH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Joshua Wilton. I highly recommend trying this fine dinning
  22. W

    Weithouse

    Atlanta

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheers! It was wonderful!
  23. j

    jayr

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent dinner with terrific service.
  24. E

    Edgar

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at JWH! Rock fish special was delicious and presented beautifully. Our server Jake, was top notch as usual. Still the best food in Harrisonburg!
  25. PL

    PepeLePew

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Come here when you're ready to splurge. Everything is very nice and the food is excellent. But...very pricey.
  26. L

    Ling

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to sit and visit with friends. Well trained serving staff. Comfortable venue.
  27. JS

    JacobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! The food was nicely paced. Our server, Ricardo was great and very knowledgeable.
  28. R

    Rick

    Atlanta

    231 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    231 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, quiet, excellent food, and gracious service. This is a great place to go for a quiet, special occasion, or if you just want some really good food in a very nice setting. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
  29. D

    Dayaris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and attention! Food was delicious, we’ll definitely be coming back if we’re in the area.
  30. LK

    LKNYC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a terrific server. They have a good selection of wines. The food is good but nothing to write about.
  31. CD

    CraigD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening. Just the right amount of privacy and quiet. Our waitress Somer was excellent. She gave us a brief history of the restaurant. It was a nice balance of being there for our needs and letting us enjoy the quiet time together. Food was fantastic!
  32. GB

    GeorgeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was delightful and the food was great! Our server, Ricky was very attentive and did a fantastic job! My wife and friends will definitely come back to eat and enjoy a nice time and great food and deserts again!
  33. L

    Liindie

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Loved the ambiance of this historical house. Food was awesome and the chef was versitile enough to deal with special food requests as one guest was vegan and another has IBS with allergies to gluten, garlic and onion.
  34. S

    Saadah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and above the tip service. My wife’s birthday was made more memorable by our experience there!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn't have had better evening for or 24th anniversary. The food was presented well and was outstanding."Sommer" was great with the history of the property and telling us about the dishes. We can't wait to come back.
  36. S

    Samoht

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my wife’s birthday. What a delightful dining experience. Great food and wine selection. We will definitely be back the next time we visit the area.
  37. LP

    LindaP

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambience! We were about 45 min early for our reservation and they were very accommodating and were able to seat us early. Food was presented beautifully and delicious as well.
  38. w

    warren

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic visit. Maybe because it was a Wednesday it wasn’t busy? But, the service was great, the food well prepared and served on point. We stayed the night and had dinner, and can’t wait to return. For a 1979 grad of JMU this was a blast from the past and a great experience.
  39. BE

    BryanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. House cocktails are delicious. Food was top notch. Great ambience.
  40. PG

    PartyGirl

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A really beautful inn with a lovely dining room. Servers are attentive and food with nice presentation.

FAQs

Joshua Wilton House is rated 4.8 stars by 847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Joshua Wilton House

412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Campbell Street

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisonburg

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, American, French American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom French

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 434-4464

  • Catering

    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.

  • 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

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