Joshua Wilton House
potato gratin - asparagus - red wine jus
cauliflower puree - citrus glazed belgian endive - golden raisin - pine nut - curry oil
parmesan - baby arugula - truffle oil
My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at the Joshua Wilton house. We each had the mussels as an appetizer. They were over steamed and the broth was salty. My husband ordered the fried flounder which was salty and heavily battered. I ordered the filet mignon which was cooked and seasoned perfectly . It was paired with roasted potatoes which were delicious however the tomato zucchini medley it was paired with was not to my liking . Our server was friendly but the service was very slow. I expected more from a “fine dining “ establishment.
The restaurant recently transitioned from fine dining to bistro style. This resulted in a menu that is fairly unremarkable and found at many other places. There is nothing seemingly local or regional about the cuisine or ingredients. Drinks were inventive but not all that well executed. Staff is kind and enthusiastic, outdoor seating is pretty.
This is a delightful restaurant. The food, the wait staff, and the ambiance are all wonderful.
The adjustment and care taken to meet COVID-19 regulations for dining outside were evident. The staff was conscientious, careful, and also so happy that people had returned to dine out. Diners wore masks to their table and if they had to use facilities inside. Staff wore masks, and gloves and changed the gloves regularly. It was lovely outside and the food was delicious. It was a great way to resume eating out for us! Toward the end of our meal, the owner came out and thanked people for coming.
Excellent food with exceptional service.
We love the new bistro menu and are so happy you are open again for outdoor dining! The pan seared scallop risotto, lobster roll (CT style), frisee salad, truffle fries, Prince Edward Island mussels and steak frites were excellent! The wine, beer and cocktail menu offer wonderful options and the chocolate mousse is definitely worth every calorie. Everything was delicious and we can't wait to come back!
This was a curbside pickup meal resulting from the need to close the restaurant to seated dining. So much of this survey is irrelevant. But my wife and I had reservations for tonight to celebrate our anniversary and we wanted to support a fine local establishment in these unique and trying times. We’re looking forward to an in-house dining experience when normal times return.
Wonderful, memorable dinner.......tasting menu with wine pairings.
Joshua Wilton House was very understanding about our decision to use the take-out option given the situation with the Coronavirus. The food was excellent, as well as the curbside delivery. We look forward to dining there again some day soon!
We were in town for vacation, staying at a nearby resort. Joshua Wilton House was excellent! Worth a visit for sure.
Fantastic as always! We are never disappointed when we eat at the Joshua Wilton House, the food, beverages and service are consistent and top notch!
Food was good, but very small portions. Atmosphere was for doctors, lawyers and college professors, not ordinary people. Have gotten better service at several local restaurants that didn't cost nearly as much
Always a perfect exowrience. The food, the service the amboance...the best in central zvirginia.
Amazing experience as always! The service was excellent, the menu was great during Taste of Downtown, and the food was delicious!
One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Very classy. Excellent service. If you want a fine dining experience then this is the place. Finest restaurant in town.
Great food and place. We eat here when we are passing through this area.
This is our third visit in the last 6 months and each meal has been innovative, well-prepared, and delicious. The wine pairing for Restaurant Week was very successful. The decor feels staid, but there is a great art exhibition project in place. Lastly, the service is excellent. JWH has hit its stride again and it is the best restaurant in town. Please stop in and bring a friend!
Beautiful place with excellent food and service. It is high end and expensive as Harrisonburg restaurants go, but it is well worth it for a special occasion or just to treat yourself. We’ve always enjoyed the Joshua Wilton House.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Joshua Wilton, first time time there. Splendid time overall. Planning on returning for another meal.
Food was delicious and fresh. Pastries were excellent. Presentation was great. Service was right on the money.
The food was fantastic! The service was fantastic! Will be back soon
Very nice atmosphere and good service. There is no corkage if you also buy a bottle of their own wine.
Great food, beautiful place. Occasionally service can be slow in the bar but definitely a favorite place.
Always a delight to dine at the Joshua Wilton House. It never disappoints. Food and beverages were delicious and the service was outstanding. We will return again soon!
We had a delicious date night dinner with wonderful food and elegant, high class service. We will return often!
Service was nicely paced. Food was absolutely amazing ❤️
This was my first time. My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. I absolutely loved it. I’m going back next year.
Very nice environment. Service was outstanding and the food even better. Best restaurant in Harrisonburg. Daughter goes to JMU and we’ve been to every restaurant in the town over last four years. By far the best
The staff was very courteous. The service was quick and the food excellent.
Awesome setting, fabulous food and excellent service. Our server, Jenn, was super attentive but not smothering. Food was superb but not overly pretentious. Ambiance was excellent but our only complaint was that the background music (oldies 50's-70's) was a bit too loud for this venue. Unquestionably, the best restaurant in Harrisburg.
My husband and I have been lucky enough to go to some of the best restaurants in the world. The food at Joshua Wilton is right up there with these restaurants. The service was outstanding and the ambience - lovely. We can't believe that this little gem in hidden in Harrisonburg, Va.!
Divine and amazing.
We come to the Joshua Wilton House to eat whenever we are in Harrisonburg. The place is lovely and the meal, drinks and service never disappoint. To my knowledge this is the only fine dining restaurant here. I highly recommend it
Extraordinary service and timeless fashion. I would definitely recommend to others.
By far best of Harrisonburg which holds well with Richmond’s best. Great service and extremely friendly. Beautiful evening.
I am never disappointed in Joshua Wilton's wonderful food, excellent service, and ambiance. If I want to share a special moment with my wife or family, Joshua Wilton is always considered first. A must visit if you are in Harrisonburg.
As a Valentines Day present to my girlfriend, I brought her to Joshua Wilton House. I had been myself over the years and was familiar with the high quality. This was my girlfriend’s first time. I couldn’t have asked for a better introductory experience. From the cocktails in that wonderfully cozy lounge to the food and ambience of our meal. She said her filet mignon was the best she had tasted.
Wow, what a great experience. We loved every aspect of the experience. The food is phenomenal and he staff was spectacular. I highly recommend this place to everyone.
Joshua Wilton House is rated 4.9 stars by 536 OpenTable diners.
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