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About Joshua Wilton House

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!

412 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, American, French American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch:
Sunday 10:00am-1:30pm

Cross Street:
Campbell Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 434-4464

Website:
http://www.joshuawilton.com/

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Tom French

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

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

Joshua Wilton House Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (30)
Special Occasion (28)
Romantic (23)
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Good for a Date (22)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Cozy (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·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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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·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++!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (Miami)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

A little pricey, but a great place for special occasions. Bartender and waiter were friendly and very professional. Food was quite good, but not outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We celebrated our 47th anniversary at Joshua Wilton House. Everything was perfect. Great evening and dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding!!!! Would rate one of our top restaurants ever!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food has gotten worse over the years and the duck was way to salty. Given the cost of the dish this is not acceptable. The other dishes were good, not amazing. For the price it is very over rated and not a very good value.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

With no prior knowledge we found a very nice restaurant being run by very nice people. We shared a salad with an unobstrusive yet flavorful vinaigrette - mix of cheese and pickled carrots came off very well. We both had venison tenderloin which was prepared to perfection and served with red cabbage, parsnip puree and blueberry gastrique. These items tastefully decorated the plate. But, most important, it all tasted good! Will return when in the area again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with fresh delicious food. The salmon was wonderful as were the scallops. The risotto was too wet. The steak was also perfectly cooked. The salad was excellent and the desserts were amazing. It was a most enjoyable evening.

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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food4
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a relaxing and lovely atmosphere for dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Joshua Wilton house was a wonderful find. We experienced a delicious brunch in a beautiful victorian home with excellent service. It was elegant and refined without being pretentious. The food was exquisite!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary and had a great time. The service , food and décor were just great. We cannot say one bad thing about the whole evening. I highly recommend the Joshua Wilton House. Fine dining at it's best. We plan on returning next time we are staying in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We have been here several times before. I was a bit dissapointed with the menu selection again. What they advertise on their web site and their menu for that evening is always different. The service is great and the atmosphere is quiet. Not sure if we will return next year.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Known primarily as a bed-and breakfast, it features excellent dining accommodations in a Victorian-style setting. A real hidden gem in the Harrisonburg (VA) area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent Again. Our second visit during one of our occasional trips to the Shenandoah Valley. Worth the drive again. Service was good, the food very good, and the pricing on the "date night" menu exceptional. One of these days, my wife and I will stay at the B&B part of the house, too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This was the second visit during our trip to Harrisonburg, VA. Again, we were pleased with the food, wine selection and service. Price? You pay for what you get.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Best place to eat in Harrisonburg, VA. Would highly recommend it to my friends and family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband and I had an amazing experience here. It's definitely upscale. We felt very special. My husband and I are both craft cocktail drinkers. Being pregnant means that I, of course, cannot partake. The bartender was kind enough to make me a really delicious mocktail while we waited for our table. The host anticipated our desire for a date night and asked if we were interested in waiting a few extra minutes for a table in one of the other rooms, as the table we were originally meant to have was in a room with a larger (louder) party. Our waiter was fun and extremely knowledgeable. He was so willing to make suggestions based on our preferences. And the food! It was utterly fantastic. I had the fish special. I can't wait to have the chance to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The house is lovely, but there is very little to look at in the dining areas --nothing on the mantles, walls are plain. Given the age of the house some historic art and artifacts would have been nice, and maybe a history of the house on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. Local authentic food with a classic French twist!

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very enjoyable evening and delicious food!!!! The only comment for improvement would be timeliness of drinks. Wine came after meal, but we were ok with it. Wonderful atmosphere and very attentive wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our 1st year anniversary here (10 years together). We had dined at this location once before and was unaware of making reservations. So this time we did it right. Very nice set up, quiet table by front window. I had the Filet and she had the quail, both delicious choices. Plan on $100 for two to eat, but, well worth every penny if you want to enjoy fine dining.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

An absolutely wonderful experience. The food is on par and in some cases better than many of the NYC restaurants we've been too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very good service and good and interesting food. Expensive but worth it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I went by myself and felt very welcome. Jake was very attentive and the food was amazing. I had the scallops over some tomato/ mascarpone cheese risotto. Yummy!!!!!!! I started with the fried oyster ceaser salad-----delicious!!!! For dessert I had the lemon-blueberry torte which was also delicious. Some of the best food and service I have ever experienced. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a great meal with a fabulous oyster appetizer followed by delicious scallops, filet mignon, and tilefish. Topped off with their famous crème brûlée along with a lovely peach specialty dessert.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We stumbled upon this restaurant and so glad we did. The best food we have ever eaten! We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 12, 2017

What a beautiful setting, with lots of history and atmosphere. Wonderful staff and fabulous food!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We had a delicious and enjoyable brunch with friends!
Great food and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food is always excellent. This visit wasn't quite as enjoyable as in the past as our server lacked the personality that most of them had and we sort of felt like we were a bother versus the restaurant being glad that we chose to dine there. Have always experienced excellent service and food, I was dining with my granddaughter and we still had an excellent evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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