Joshua Wilton House

4.7
428 reviews
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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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RG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

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

LB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LG
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

CR
Richmond
87 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
14 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.

MM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place with awesome food , service, ambiance. Totally recommend to my friends and others.

J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Joshua Wilton has been our top choice to celebrate special occasions for 30 years! It never disappoints and continues to provide an exceptional culinary experience. We love that they keep the menu and atmosphere updated and competitive with today's culinary trends. We now enjoy their date night specials every Tuesday. Why wait for a special occasion?

MI
Atlanta
78 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful “date night” special that is offered on Tuesdays. The food was delicious! We both had the $35 3-course special and split a dessert. The mussels were delicious and the sea scallops were beautifully presented and yummy, too. The chocolate dessert was decadent so we were happy it was small and we split it! Will definitely be back.

G
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our Wedding reception here 31 years ago. We just celebrated that. Fantastic for 31 years!

JP
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service is very attentive but not hovering. Steak was cooked to perfection and the chef's fish special was a wonderful combination of flavors. The restaurant and bar also have an excellent wine selection. Highly recommend this restaurant if you want an amazing meal.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I chose Joshua Wilton House to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. The service was excellent, with both the waitstaff and hosts consistently making sure everything was to our satisfaction. Our meal was excellent, and even included local ingredients. I was very impressed with the wine selection, as well. Joshua Wilton House is an excellent choice for an upscale, yet down-to-earth, dining experience.

PH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Are experience was top notch. The food well prepared, and the service was attentive

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner in a year.

SE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food; friendly service but slow. Overall a delightful evening

HC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very tasty and presented well. Portion sizes were good and prepared to perfection. Waitress was helpful and made informative recommendations base on conversations of likes. Would definitely visit again.

LH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. I had the sockeye salmon and was so impressed. The waiters are very knowledgeable and the wine was good enough that we joined the wine club!

SS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was attentive but hurried as the dining room got busy

JL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. The food was prepared to perfection. The service was professional and not overbearing. The attention to detail unmatched. Thank you for a great evening. We shall return and recommend to many others.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a special place to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday and the first time seeing her brother in many years. Joshua Wilton was perfect! The environment was classic but relaxed. The server Niko was delightful and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was excellent- we truly had an evening to remember! Thank you!!

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