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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!

412 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, American, French American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch:
Sunday 10:00am-1:30pm

Cross Street:
Campbell Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 434-4464

Website:
http://www.joshuawilton.com/

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Tom French

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for a Date (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Scenic View (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

We had another great brunch with friends who are new to the area. The shrimp and grits special was wonderful.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was exceptional. Service was great although it took a while for drinks at the beginning of the meal and wine wasn’t brought until after the entree was served.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Wish I could eat here every day!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food for a great value. Best food I have had in Harrisonburg.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a wonderful experience; food, service and atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service in a lovely setting. Wide number of Handcrafted cocktails which we all found very tasty. Fish was outstanding as was the soup and the pork belly appetizer. A bit pricy but worth it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A third visit for my wife and I, and another great experience. It's rare when a place continues to meet expectations from past occasions, but JW did. Food, service, table, all was good. We will give them another try on our next visit to the Valley.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Very poor service. For a "fine dining" restaurant, they have missed this crucial component to the dining experience. We will not be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What a great Sunday Brunch! I went for a birthday and had such a wonderful time! Our waitress was wonderful and extremely helpful as there were dietary restrictions for one of us. The restaurant is so quaint and was definitely worth the trip!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My wife is non-gluten and dairy intolerant. They did an excellent job taking care of her needs!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Do not like music played at Sunday Brunch. Inappropriate & loud.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Can't say enough good things about this restaurant and hotel.. Loved it!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was a little pricey for the small portions, especially the venison dish. The service and wine was very good, Jake was our waiter.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This is a lovely old Victorian house in a quiet area. The service and food are what you would expect of a first class restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

As always the food was excellent and the service very good. This is the place to go for a special evening, or brunch.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The duck was excellent! The Wilton House is always a great experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Creative cocktails in the cozy bar was a great start to an evening with old friends. The food (especially the fish special) and wine for dinner were amazing, and Jake provided perfect service. JWH is always one of our favorite places!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had the best filet I’ve Ever had at the Joshua Wilton House! The ingredients of the entire meal were fabulous. I will be back the next time we are in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing as always! But please bring back the cinnamon rolls!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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++!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The only small issue was the portion size of my wife's entree. She had a venison tenderloin dish which would have benefited from at least one more medallion on her plate. All else was great! Our server, Cort, added to our nights enjoyment.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always fabulous food, service, atmosphere. Love this place. Have dinner every time we're in town to visit our child at college.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 12, 2017

A little pricey, but a great place for special occasions. Bartender and waiter were friendly and very professional. Food was quite good, but not outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We celebrated our 47th anniversary at Joshua Wilton House. Everything was perfect. Great evening and dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding!!!! Would rate one of our top restaurants ever!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food has gotten worse over the years and the duck was way to salty. Given the cost of the dish this is not acceptable. The other dishes were good, not amazing. For the price it is very over rated and not a very good value.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with fresh delicious food. The salmon was wonderful as were the scallops. The risotto was too wet. The steak was also perfectly cooked. The salad was excellent and the desserts were amazing. It was a most enjoyable evening.

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a relaxing and lovely atmosphere for dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Joshua Wilton house was a wonderful find. We experienced a delicious brunch in a beautiful victorian home with excellent service. It was elegant and refined without being pretentious. The food was exquisite!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is such an outstanding Resturant, second time here when in the area. The food and the service is top notch, you won't be disappointed.

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