Joshua Wilton House

4.9
685 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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burritoman
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were fantastic. I had the pan seared scallops and definitely enjoyed the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an experience! I went with 3 of my girlfriends since we did a close to home girls trip and we had an amazing time. We had the duck breast, salmon and scallops and everything, EVERY BITE was out of this world. We also had the best white bean chicken chili ever! The drinks were stiff and delicious. The service was impeccable! Highly recommend if you want to wow your date or your friends. Dress up and have a great night!

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! The mussels for starters, Filet, and the Lemoncello cake!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 4 with friends. Great service prompt service upon sitting. Not rushed & enjoyed a leisurely dinner with friend. Excellent!

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SteveF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night for us and we were not disappointed. The food, drink and service(ask for Jake) was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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HeidiS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. Met some nice people in the bar are before our reservation. Food and drinks were great.

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vipPattaylor22
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating a this historical venue... amazing dinner... duck and the salmon entrees... love mussels and this was probably the best mussel broth we've ever had...great homemade deserts... TOP NOTCH chef.
Staff very friendly and accommodating... romantic atmosphere... honorable mention to our server TOM who didn't miss a beat and made us feel like royalty. Can't wait for our next visit!

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JimB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time. It was a very good experience. We will go back.

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Mert
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big improvement from the previous visit two years ago.

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PetraH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere! Food was delicious. Will definitely go back again.

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AllenC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our daughter passing the bar. JW ended up being exactly what we wanted. We loved everything about it. Thank you to Sam for serving us so well. We tried almost everything on the menu and shared bites all around so we all got to sample a lot. The evening was pricey, mainly because we didn't hold back. We will return.

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LeeC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal with family at Joshua Wilton. Thank you to our server Summer as she did a fantastic job assuring us that our son, who has Celiac, was properly taken care of.

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Stanley591
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner at JWH. It was wonderful. The food was amazing. Highly recommend the duck breast. Dinner for 6 adults was just over $300. That included a couple appetizers, drinks and a couple desserts. Summer provided excellent service. It was a great evening.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake, our server was top-notch. He really knows what he's doing and knows how to develop good rapport with those he serves.
The food was second to none. My hats off to the chef and kitchen staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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michellen
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would 100% come back, sad we never got to try the pre-COVID tasting menu because I’m sure they would have been amazing based on what we had for dinner.

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christym
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful presentation, an amazing meal, and a relaxing upscale environment.

We will absolutely go again!

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jmubabs
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our evenings at the Wilton House. Our favorite place to celebrate special events.

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Eleanor
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. We would definitely return.

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HeidiS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening starting with drinks and the. A fabulous dinner. Doug was our server and did a fantastic job. Everything was too notch.

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DonnaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for all events worth celebrating. I’m never disappointed. Fabulous food, creative menu and very cozy atmosphere!

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vipIRISHEYES
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. From the service to dessert. Would definitely recommend the Filet Mignon, crab cakes, mussels as well as the limoncello cake that our waitress decorated for my birthday. Felt so special. What a gem amongst a lot of garbage fast chain selections available in the area. Sommer was a real sweetheart.

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Jemo
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience for Thanksgiving.

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SungcheJo
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff. Great place for a romantic dinner!

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StephenN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Food options provided good choices that my wife and I both enjoyed. Desert drinks are also amazing. We will be back again :)

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TrishK
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious. The wine choices were excellent and the service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were great! I sent a special request and they exceeded my expectations!!!! Great please to go!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was our waiter and he was just perfect! He was knowledgeable, polite, attentive and accommodating… The food was great! My husband and 2 daughters said best meal ever! It was truly great! We were celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday!

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KimS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, best bisque ever in my life! Sam was excellent server, whole experience was outstanding!

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Momof5
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every bit of our dining experience at Joshua Wilton House! The mussels’ sauce was THE best ever, the scallops amazing, and the crême brûlée perfect! Our server “Jenna” was friendly and took our celebratory dinner to the next level! We will be back at the first opportunity! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from Tom. Delicious butternut squash soup and scallops. A lovely birthday dinner to remember.

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JoseD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best! The ambiance was perfect for a date night with my husband!

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vipTraveling2
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!

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LindaP
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous atmosphere and history. Meal was delicious. Beautiful presentation and delicious. Serving sizes very appropriate. Prices were moderate and in reason with meal.

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KevinH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Special bday celebration place with my spouse who really enjoys this restaurant

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CosmopolitanDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JWH is certainly the most refined restaurant in Harrisonburg and vicinity, offering a limited menu of dishes that focus on the quality of ingredients and well-executed preparation. While these dishes are not wildly imaginative, they are perfect in their relative simplicity and wholesomeness, with just the right kind and amount of spices and condiments. The staff also displays the right amount of formality, without being overly fussy or showy. The whole dining experience is quite fulfilling for a price that remains quite reasonable.

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vipHoneyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation was magnificent. Service was splendid. It’s been a while where we sat for three hours and truly savored every moment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua Wilton House never disappoints. Excellent food and service! Best restaurant in Harrisonburg, in my humble opinion.

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vipnormd
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellet food and wine list. Great service. As one might expect a limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience began upon walking up to this beautiful mansion; a sight to behold. My husband and I were promptly greeted by the hostess who offered us a seat at the bar as we were slightly early for our reservation. The cocktails were masterfully crafted as we watched our bartender, Doug work his magic with enthusiasm; he really takes pride in his work and he took great care in my special request which tasted perfect! The staff was attentive, friendly,and informative, the atmosphere was so relaxing and comfortable. The food just about blew my socks off. I still can’t stop obsessing over how fantastic the duck was, I wanted to cry it was so delicious. And the farrow was cooked to perfection as well. I only wish this gem was closer to our hometown as we were here on vacation. But seriously, I would drive the 5 hours just to go back. Amazing!

FAQs

Joshua Wilton House is rated 4.9 stars by 685 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.