Joshua Wilton House

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$30 and under
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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fantastic meal.

LM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wine dinner, the first we have attended at JWH. As always, the food was wonderful, the wine was good and it was fun to sit and chat with folks we had just met. The chef and manager were able to accommodate my husband's shellfish allergy at the last minute. We'll do this again for sure!

RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant to have dinner.
Everything was outstanding from start to finish. I would go back next time we are in the area.

SH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as always.
.We have been coming for the past few years and have recommended to several friends as well. Our fav date night spot for sure :)

J
Philadelphia
200 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outdoor courtyard. Partner had mushroom soup and filet - both excellent. I had red pear carpaccio - dressing made it. I also had scallops - properly seared. Server was efficient and personable.

BW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch as always!!! I highly recommend the bees knees drink!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner out. We always enjoy the intimate cocktail lounge before dinner, and the food was delicious! We also always enjoy the the casually elegant ambience

e
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning. Probably among the best dinners I have ever had... and I travel the world constantly. Fabulous wait staff and clairvoyant sommelier. Impeccable presentation.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely treasure of a spot. My husband and I were delighted to eat out on the porch. The cocktails the wine and the food was so outstanding. We were so happy to have found this place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Harrisonburg. Well worth trying

C
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JWH is a very lovely place to go for a special occasion, or even on a regular basis if you're well heeled. We hadn't been for a long time, but everything ... food, service, wine, ambience .... was really perfect. Even lucked into (with our server's recommendation) an incredible Old Vine Zin for a very reasonable price ($32. as I recall). So we joined their wine club, which means we'll be going more often. YAY!

RG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

Noise level and music selection not appropriate for "fine dining"!!!

TG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy Victorian setting /background music did not match this atmosphere

We tried the pastry basket in which there was a nice assortment that included a biscuit, herb biscuit and other delicious items..

The Eggs Benedict was delicious with the right amount of Hollandaise sauce according to my spouse. I tried the sausage links with the goat cheese infused vege quiche and small salad that was tasty (not necessary to order the sausage). One guest tasted the French Toast that he very much enjoyed

LB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready for us upon arrival. All of the staff were most friendly and courteous. The decor and ambiance were most pleasant. The food was excellent. The service was attentive, but not rushed. We had a nice, leisurely, celebratory meal.

PA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dinner in a beautiful setting! Look forward to our return.

EE
San Antonio
44 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to Joshua Wilton house was just as great as our first visit. Excellent service and food along with a beautiful environment. This made for an excellent dining experience.

LG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Limited menu but food was excellent. Good service. Have been there before several times had 3 courses. Steak tartare. Gnocchi and filet mignon. And dessert creme brûlée berry dish.

TD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to the Joshua Wilton House to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. All three courses were superb. Our server, Mary, was very well informed about the menu and daily specials. She is both friendly and professional and made our dinner very enjoyable on a special occasion.

J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fabulous as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bartender was great , very nice & attentive .
Disappointed right away that you were out of the rack of lamb... Was looking forward to it. Will try again but felt overall a little underwhelmed ?

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been enjoying this gem for years. It’s even the venue where my parents rehearsal dinner was! Totally spectacular and always unique!

WS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. The date night menu is the best kept secret in Harrisonburg. The front room is too quiet. Everyone can hear each other's conversation.

DB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Excellent food and servers, plus it was very peaceful.

CR
Richmond
89 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice experience.
Food was nicely prepared and service spot on. Not far from a 5 star rating.

S
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a charming place for dinner. My two companions' main dishes were excellent; my salmon was so-so. My principal complaint is that for a restaurant this high-scale, they should have citronella candles or some other method of deterring the mosquitoes for outside diners. They provided us with bug spray but it was far too late and we were not the only table of diners being attacked by mosquitoes.

C
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first opportunity to enjoy the Joshua Wilton House. Everything about it, made this a special evening. We look forward to coming back on our next visit to Harrisonburg.

S
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a romantic evening. Lights could’ve been turned down to increase the ambiance and set a more romanic tone but otherwise it was awesome!!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the best meals I have ever had. Classic and creative for both the culinary options and cocktails. A great experience for a nice evening out or special occasion.

EY
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My stay at Joshua Wilton was superb, as usual!
I've stayed there at least 4 times previously.
Special attractions: the beds are very comfy, and the dinner
was truly a gourmet treat!

Evangeline

BB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 42 wedding anniversary. Wonderful food and service will defiantly return.

F
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This always a winner. If you’re looking for fine dining in Harrisonburg, look no further. Great food, great companion, nice wine list, as well as Jake and Bill. What more could you ask for on a Saturday night?

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a wonderful setting. A very nice wine list and great service made our dinner wonderful. Highly recommend.

TH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience of the year including Hilton Head Island, SC, and Jekyll Island, GA. Thank you.

SJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new #1 restaurant in Harrisonburg! Excellent service, great food and enjoyable atmosphere in garden area. Wished us Happy Anniversary in chocolate script on our dessert plate. Nice touch!! We’ll be back and a hearty recommendation for anyone looking for a quality dining experience.

M
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wife and I went out for our Anniversary. Best Old Fashion I every had. Food and service OUTSTANDING. The only small missed detail dining room could use some high and low cleaning.

l
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, food and service are flawless at Joshua Wilton. Lovely location for an enjoyable meal.

SW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I came here as part of a weekend getaway and we loved it. The food was fantastic, the staff was wonderful, and there is a nice lounge and bar to have a drink or two before or after dinner, if you like. We'll definitely be returning.

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect dining experience! We chose the mid-week “date night” menu which included an appetizer, entree and shared desert. With a bottle of wine, the bill was $100 for first class service and food with wonderful ambiance. We will return!

AA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

As to our Date Night Tuesday (Anniversary), the best parts were the beginning and the end. In the English club cozy bar we had Sidecars, the best at least since Harry’s Bar in Paris. Our bartender was knowledgeable and charming. We shared a dessert—Crème Brulée—again, as good as any iteration we have had in a long time and we were pleased the sugar had been torched to candy glass.

As to dinner, I had the (so hard to find on this side of the pond) Steak Tartare for an appetizer and Duck Breast for the entree, while my husband opted for the PEI Mussels followed by Sea Scallops. It was all quite good, but his may have been a somewhat better choice given that the beef and the duck were both, in and of themselves, a little blander than I would have liked. The presentation of all the food was excellent. We also shared a bottle a Sauvignon Blanc, which we thought a good value, but I wish we had gone with the Prosecco.

CD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding;. I enjoyed the special cucumber gazpacho that was the best and so refreshing for a summer evening as a starter. Service was excellent and we felt welcomed into a celebratory and intimate space. Look forward to the next time I can celebrate a special evening there.

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