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Joshua Wilton House

4.8
235 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, American, French American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch:
Sunday 10:00am-1:30pm
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Phone number
(540) 434-4464
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tom French
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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.
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Private party contact
Bill Daulton: (540) 434-4464
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Campbell Street
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 235 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service and food were excellent. Would recommend for special occasions or nice dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had another great brunch with friends who are new to the area. The shrimp and grits special was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was exceptional. Service was great although it took a while for drinks at the beginning of the meal and wine wasn’t brought until after the entree was served.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wish I could eat here every day!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was amazing, I had the Duck and my wife had the Fillet Mignon. This was our second time coming and was much more impressed with the food than the first visit. Atmosphere is nice and quiet great for a date night. We will definitely be going back, next time will be to try out the brunch.

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Farmers (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food for a great value. Best food I have had in Harrisonburg.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a wonderful experience; food, service and atmosphere!

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MikeD (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service in a lovely setting. Wide number of Handcrafted cocktails which we all found very tasty. Fish was outstanding as was the soup and the pork belly appetizer. A bit pricy but worth it.

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vipOT123 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A third visit for my wife and I, and another great experience. It's rare when a place continues to meet expectations from past occasions, but JW did. Food, service, table, all was good. We will give them another try on our next visit to the Valley.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We went to the Wilton House for our anniversary. The service and settings were great. We had a great quail appetizer, followed by filet mignon main course. Fun and neat presentations, great cuts of meat, accompanying veggies great too! We were really appreciative of out desserts having "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate in chocolate syrup. The server was attentive and accommodated our needs expertly. We had a nice table with a view of main street! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

We go for Sunday brunch whenever we need a pick-me-up and the Joshua Wilton House never fails to deliver. The front-of-house staff couldn't be more welcoming and attentive, the wait staff are consistently outstanding and the food exquisite. Thank you for treating us as friends coming to your home to share a meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely wonderful evening of good food, good wine and good friends. Service was top notch. We had cocktails before dinner and the bartender, Ben, is phenomenal. We will continue to stay at the inn and dine at Joshua Wilton House whenever we come back to visit our Alma mater, JMU. Go Dukes!

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Misha (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

We celebrated the 1st anniversary of our little boy, and couldn't find a better place for family dinner.

Everything - a cozy and warm ambience (including real fire place), excellent service provided by Jake, and of course a delicious food - was great, and deserts were just outstanding.

we will definitely do our best to return.

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ShawnR (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

This was my first time dining at the Joshua Wilton House. I had heard great things about it over the years and they certainly did not disappoint! The atmosphere and jazz music was very relaxing. Our waiter, Jake, was very friendly and cheerful; displaying attentiveness without being intrusive. He was also very knowledgeable about the offerings as he described them. The food was superb. The a la carte pricing was perfect because, instead of being restricted to a strict multi-course meal, it was possible to enjoy multiple appetizer and entree offerings for a wide range of taste experiences. Lastly, it was nice to be able to eat and talk at our leisure without feeling like we were on the clock. From start to finish, the experience was top rate. A perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. Highly recommended.

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2.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Very poor service. For a "fine dining" restaurant, they have missed this crucial component to the dining experience. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

What a great Sunday Brunch! I went for a birthday and had such a wonderful time! Our waitress was wonderful and extremely helpful as there were dietary restrictions for one of us. The restaurant is so quaint and was definitely worth the trip!

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

My wife is non-gluten and dairy intolerant. They did an excellent job taking care of her needs!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Do not like music played at Sunday Brunch. Inappropriate & loud.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Can't say enough good things about this restaurant and hotel.. Loved it!!!!

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Kcjz (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was a little pricey for the small portions, especially the venison dish. The service and wine was very good, Jake was our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

This is a lovely old Victorian house in a quiet area. The service and food are what you would expect of a first class restaurant.

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lajax2 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

As always the food was excellent and the service very good. This is the place to go for a special evening, or brunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

The duck was excellent! The Wilton House is always a great experience.

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vipSiciliano4 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Creative cocktails in the cozy bar was a great start to an evening with old friends. The food (especially the fish special) and wine for dinner were amazing, and Jake provided perfect service. JWH is always one of our favorite places!

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vipTraveling2 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

I had the best filet I’ve Ever had at the Joshua Wilton House! The ingredients of the entire meal were fabulous. I will be back the next time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Incredible experience. We make it to JWH once a year or so for special occasions and date nights and it never disappoints. Tonight, we got there a bit early and stopped by the bar prior to our table being ready. Both cocktails we ordered (Wilton Widow for my wife, Cane and Thistle for me) were spectacular: smooth, refreshing, and relaxing. I’d recommend both.

Our meal was wonderful. I ordered the butternut squash soup and it was tremendous: creamy, peppery, and a warm taste of autumn. We enjoyed a crisp, clean bottle of Pinot Grigio (on the recommendation of our outstanding server) with our entrees of scallops and salmon. Everything was perfectly prepared and delightful. JWH does not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing as always! But please bring back the cinnamon rolls!

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vipBetherp (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

this was a great dining experience! My husband and I took my daughter, a student at JMU, here while we were in town for a game. Attentive service, pleasant staff, nice outdoor area to eat, (except for the customer who decided to come out to the patio for a cigarette) and absolutely fantastic food! Our waitress was attentive, professional and helpful. Would most definitely recommend! The filet mignon was outstanding as was the salad. And the desserts are not to be missed. A++!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

The only small issue was the portion size of my wife's entree. She had a venison tenderloin dish which would have benefited from at least one more medallion on her plate. All else was great! Our server, Cort, added to our nights enjoyment.

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vipMiamiVisitor (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Always fabulous food, service, atmosphere. Love this place. Have dinner every time we're in town to visit our child at college.

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