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Joshua Wilton House

4.8
4.8
830 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 5 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 830 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Romantic

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Overall

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Food

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Service

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Shenandoah Valley

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  • Shenandoah Valley

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  1. L

    Lizz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  2. JB

    JonathanB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  3. SH

    SusanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  4. JS

    JonathanS

    Richmond

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service for our dear friend’s birthday. We enjoyed the puppy drumfish, and all the fixings. Highly recommended!
  5. 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
  6. W

    Weithouse

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheers! It was wonderful!
  7. j

    jayr

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent dinner with terrific service.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. R

    Rick

    Atlanta

    229 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    229 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. PG

    PartyGirl

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

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

    SHop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun night out for my wife and I. Pleasant atmosphere and very good food!
  25. A

    Anniversary

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paula took excellent care of us. She recognized this was our 51st anniversary. The food was excellent. Portions were on the small side. Taste was excellent. Coffee and cream Bruley were an excellent finish to the meal. Overall a really good experience.
  26. RM

    RandyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is ABSOLUTELY the best restaurant in Harrisonburg and the surrounding area. While I first visited this restaurant in 2006, I was slightly concerned that my pleasant memories of that earlier time might be ruined . Instead, the service, food and ambience have been heightened! Kudos to Paula, our server, who set the tone for our fine dining experience. The tables in our salon were very well spaced allowing for muted conversations, which met our need for safety and intimacy as we celebrated an anniversary. Each course that was presented was as eye-appealing as the beautiful watercolors that dotted the walls. Most important, the aromas and tastes left an indelible impression on the palate. My guests (the celebrating couple) were given a tremendous memory for their milestone event. I look forward to returning to this restaurant when I visit Harrisonburg in the future.
  27. WE

    WEJjr

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful..!
  28. TP

    TammyP

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary with friends. The food was excellent and service was friendly and all our needs were meet. We will go be sure to return.
  29. ND

    NancyDrew

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This is a beautiful old house that could be fabulous but we had an odd experience. We were given menus, ordered, got food and then were told they gave us the wrong menus and we would have to pay more because we weren’t staying there. Duck was raw and had to be sent back and we were argued with even though raw. Overall felt we were treated poorly. Appetizer was good.
  30. BP

    BillP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Visited 10/13/22, had res called ahead to alert to wife's b'day. Waitress acted as hostess and appears she waited on 15 tables. Drinks although delicious took 10 minutes. Ordered a second round before entree--- appeared after we were done. Oh, BTW, wife's b'day... no acknowledgement. Very sad for a nice place. Drop all the special cocktails, hire more staff. Same owners as The Local Chop and Grill. Both could have been better.
  31. OT

    OT123

    Charleston

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Another wonderful experience at Wilton House. Service was attentive, food was excellent, just what we expected.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Very attentive staff. Food was fabulous! Husband said his duck one one of the best he has ever had 😊. Definitely recommend!
  33. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were the best! The chef and waitstaff worked with my lactose intolerance with no problem at all.
  34. BC

    BrintC

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy place, well prepared not your typical dishes. Great service.
  35. GO

    GeorgeO

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and delightful with outstanding service.
  36. KK

    KevinK

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    21st birthday and family weekend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience- The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal! Made for a wonderful date and I would recommend this place to everyone!
  38. C

    Cupid

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The food is excellent. Very cool historic house. The wait staff was top notch but kitchen prep was extremely slow. We waited almost 2 hours after placing our order before entrees arrived.
  39. FY

    FrankY

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall, very satisfied. A bit pricy but I felt the overall experience was worth it. The server was a little over the top pushing the house cocktail. If your in Harrisonburg, VA, try it
  40. L

    Lobster22

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful house historic house. Waitress was very professional. Portion sizes very small for what they charge.

FAQs

Joshua Wilton House is rated 4.8 stars by 830 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 5 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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