Joshua Wilton House

4.8
266 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 266 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Very nice out if the way dining with great food and services. Will absolutely return. Not good for children.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a very enjoyable Sunday brunch. Food and service were excellent.
Appreciated that hostess put us in a quiet room near window.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The food was fantastic! The service was great. It can be pricey though. I recommend going on a Tuesday. They do a special date night. Appetizer, entree and split a dessert for $35 each. The food is definitely worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food service and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Joshua Wilton never disappoints - always a consistently excellent meal and service.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I excellent restaurant for a date with soft lights and quiet room. Great food and service. Experience fine dinning diners will absolutely love the experience.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Took my wife here for our anniversary and was blown away. From the cocktail in the lounge to a wonderful dinner and great service it was well worth the price for a special dinner. They even wrote happy anniversary on our dessert plate which ended the night perfectly. Thanks to the team at Joshua Wilton house!!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary...it was just perfect! Wonderful service with special touches. We’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

I think that this is a great place for a dinner our. Great food and great service

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Our server was friendly and helpful! Tables were very close together, so while the setting was intimate in a nice way, we also heard all the details from the conversation of the couple on a date seated beside us.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

This is the third visit to Joshua Wilton House. We have consistently enjoyed the food and service. The menu is limited , The food is prepared excellently

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We love this place. We’ve never been disappointed. If you’ve never been, give them a try.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Perfect night out. Food was more than fantastic. Execution of food was the best. Quality of food top notch. wonderful sauces. Best duck ever ! So tender and flavorful.

Service impeccable. Pleasant server who was very informative. Always there for you needs and not over solicitous.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing. Well worth every penny we spent and looking forward to the next visit to Harrisonburg just because of this Inn.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was the third time I've been to the Joshua Wilton House, and each time has been a wonderful experience. The dining rooms are beautiful, and the bar is cozy, the service discreet, warm and efficient, and the food is delicious and creative. My favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food and good service

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service from Jake was phenomenal as was each dish he brought out. My wife and I went for date night and they made us feel special and gave great recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Upon visiting our Daughter for Easter we wanted a nice place to go with our family for Easter Brunch and this was a great choice. Friendly and efficient staff and delicious food for a fair price. We will be returning in the future!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Really nice place. Great food. Impeccable service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Terrific food and service as usual

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Visiting our son in college, took our other children & 2 of his friends to restaurant on recommendation from a friend. Found it to be truly lovely. Food was delicious, a little higher priced than we usually do, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience & felt it was worth the splurge.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

My wife and I had excellent meals here last week. It was Date Night, which meant we could get a 3-course meal for $35 each. I had the pear salad and filet, my wife had the house salad and scallops, and we both had the flour-less chocolate cake. A great meal in a classy, quiet setting with great service. Perfect for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had lovely evening. It is definitely a place to dine and enjoy the evening. The food and service were superb

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent service and food. Jake provided excellent services, as usual!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Once again, dinner at the Joshua Wilton House was outstanding and we had a wonderful evening. The food was prepared perfectly and the wine was excellent. Service was superb.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We saw this place when visiting Harrisonburg several years ago, and so when we found ourselves staying over after a weekend visit to the mountains, we made a reservation. It is a beautiful and well-preserved old mansion on the town's main street with several intimate dining rooms. We sere served by a charming and very knowledgeable young woman. The menu was reasonably creative and there was am extensive wine list (but with few Virginia wines). We each had opening courses, a mushroom bisque for me and mussels for my friend. They were excellent. The entrees were a bit disappointing. My filet mignon was rather tough and served with a gluey potato dish best left off the plate. She had a duck breast, nicely prepared and served boned and whole but with a chewy, undercooked topping of kale that, too, would best have been left in the kitchen. With the help of our waitperson we found a good red wine from a nearby producer. Without other drinks or desert we paid $135 plus a tip.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This wasn’t our first time and won’t be our last. Excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Unbelievable service, delicious unusual cuisine. Always fresh and presented beautifully.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great meal and excellent service!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Still the best food in Harrisonburg. Would have given 5 stars again, but our server was a bit lacking this night. Forgot the amuse-bouche to start the dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wish I could eat here every day!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a wonderful experience; food, service and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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