Joshua Wilton House

4.9
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537 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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ClaudetteC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and was impressed by the staff, ambience and delicious food. We both had the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection.

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vipWonderful
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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MoweryT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a delightful restaurant. The food, the wait staff, and the ambiance are all wonderful.

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Phil
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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Sonia
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with exceptional service.

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Siciliano4
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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MarthaS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, memorable dinner.......tasting menu with wine pairings.

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RobertaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDanO
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for vacation, staying at a nearby resort. Joshua Wilton House was excellent! Worth a visit for sure.

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Dana
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RandyH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

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

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jayr
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect exowrience. The food, the service the amboance...the best in central zvirginia.

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Foodie
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always! The service was excellent, the menu was great during Taste of Downtown, and the food was delicious!

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CharlesW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarleneL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and place. We eat here when we are passing through this area.

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Speedwell
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!

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ValleyTravels
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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David
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Joshua Wilton, first time time there. Splendid time overall. Planning on returning for another meal.

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RobertP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and fresh. Pastries were excellent. Presentation was great. Service was right on the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The service was fantastic! Will be back soon

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GeoffreyD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and good service. There is no corkage if you also buy a bottle of their own wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, beautiful place. Occasionally service can be slow in the bar but definitely a favorite place.

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DawnK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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NChiker
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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vipJonathanS
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious date night dinner with wonderful food and elegant, high class service. We will return often!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was nicely paced. Food was absolutely amazing ❤️

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time. My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. I absolutely loved it. I’m going back next year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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WaydeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very courteous. The service was quick and the food excellent.

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GabeFredd
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGHRN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine and amazing.

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vipMichelleL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CaseyE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service and timeless fashion. I would definitely recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far best of Harrisonburg which holds well with Richmond’s best. Great service and extremely friendly. Beautiful evening.

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CurtisN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Joshua Wilton House is rated 4.9 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.