The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

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907 reviews
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*Due to the style of menu on all special events including Sunday Suppers and Holidays and the complexities involved with individual and specific food allergies, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions.* Sourcing food and fulfilling our goals of supporting small local artisan growers and producers and utilizing our farm as the chefs pantry gives us the opportunity to create an evolving menu that draws its inspiration from the seasons and in harmony with the earth. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm presents a venue with a breathtaking view and natural setting overlooking the Potomac River. Our farm to your table presents local, organic, seasonal cuisine. Dining Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening, Saturday or Sunday brunch, Sunday supper, a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate or special event – we strive to exceed your dreams. The chefs innovative and skillfully executed dishes follow the lead of nature, being mindful of the environment.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mothers hold a special place in our lives. Make her day extraordinary by joining us to celebrate "the mom(s)." A beautiful view and an exceptional menu will be a magical treat for her on her special day.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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BS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was perfect, perfectly presented and really creative. Best bloody mary I have ever had. Pricey, but worth it.

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P
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The location of the restaurant is excellent Internet foothills of the Blue Ridge, overlooking the Potomac. Quiet and lovely when you can sit outside. The food once five star quality has declined over the years and while the chef occasionally surprises with a unique dish, most are ordinary and unremarkable. The service is just adequate. I would recommend only for the view in the warm weather

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RT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect restaurant for a special occasion. My wife really enjoyed her birthday there. The service is not only great, but the staff really knows the background of the food and what creates the great flavor. I say it is great for a special occasion, because there are a lot of courses, so you have a nice time to talk. The food is out of this world. I have never had a oyster that was this sweet. The presentation of every course is unique, from the red buds to put on top of the first course to the steak cooked on a stone for the main course.

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SV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Birthday brunch with family, the experience couldn't have been better! From the personalized menus to the creative and delicious meal, we were blown away!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal and memorable dining experience which puts the other DC region tasting menus (pineapple & pearls, Volt) to shame. Lovely owner, rustic yet charming setting with memorable and well constructed courses with attentive and graceful service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and creative food

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Z
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It does not overstate it to say this was the most amazing dining experience that my wife and I have ever had. Flawless service, perfect food, delightful ambience. There need to be more places on this planet like Patowmack Farm.

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an excellent experience at the Patowmack Farm. The service was wonderful, the food was outstanding, and the wine pairing was perfect.
My only con would be that Potowmack Farm was very pricey. But I can blame myself for not looking at the prices prior to making reservations.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Norwegian-themed Sunday Supper very much! Excellent job by the chef, and the staff were wonderful. Also surprised at how good the cocktails were. My husband had an Old-fashioned and I had the Norwegian Forrest. Both were perfect

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s
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome experience worth the trip out there. A special night well done

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience. Will definitely be back. Food is top notch and wine pairings are perfect.

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CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch on a Saturday. Wow. Much better than I expected. Well worth the trip. Have heard from others that dinner is even better.

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RC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Patowmack Farm is a very special experience. Each morsel was tasty and unique, and the waitress carefully explained its contents and how it was prepared. We left fully satisfied, and in awe of the kitchen staff who created such wonderful tastes and treats.

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JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patowmack Farm is an exquisite dining experience. For anyone locally who has not tried this restaurant, you are missing out on an unforgettable dining occasion. The food and the service are one of a kind. The owner has truly outdone herself in the creativity put forth from the chef to the entire staff. Way to go Patowmack Farm!!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and innovative as usual!

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MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was probably one of the most memorable dinners we have ever had. The beauty of the food and the unique flavors from beginning to end were something I've never experienced before. I hope that everyone tries the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm at least once. We plan to go back each season to experience the variety of joy they have to offer.

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NK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here twice, and the food is outstanding, as is the service. Went for an anniversary and we had customized menus! All the food was flavorful and delicious. Will definitely be back!

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m
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent spot to treat yourself to a delicious, adventuresome dinner. But don't go in the dark for your first time. Driving there and back is a feat. Also we missed any views in the dark. Will certainly be happy to return in daylight.

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NN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful evening at the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. We were celebrating out 32 wedding anniversary and the meal could not have been better. We'd planned on dining there long before now and could kick ourselves for waiting so long. Can't wait to get back there and enjoy another marvelous meal.

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TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is fabulous! We had an early reservation and were first to arrive here. They made us feel welcome, the owner came and spoke with us and the service and food were excellent. We plan on many return trips!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun and a little quirky. More approachable and less pretentious than expected. Nice warm atmosphere with lovely views. Staff was welcoming and engaging. Food had very interesting ingredients and layers of flavor. Only minor critique is that the cornbread waffles were a little dry. Will definitely go back.

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CT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, intimate, exquisite, absolutely unique.

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W
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we enjoyed a wonderful brunch. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was outstanding. The presentations were unique. The dishes almost seem to go with the particular food being served. Flavors were terrific for both of our entrees.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, atmosphere, Everything!

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and wait staff. The view from the dining room and patio is amazing.

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DB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word ... AMAZING!!!

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OT
Key West
65 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each and every visit is a solid ELEVEN!! The food is incredibly creative and the tastes are phenomenal. Fun and creative course after course. Great for special events, as the location is beautiful, but you can comfortably go every month, as the menu changes with regularity. As good as it gets!

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MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, ambience and food were outstanding! Enjoyed the whole experience!

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FA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a dual birthday gift to our daughter and son-in-law (we were babysitting the children), so our review is based on their unsolicited comments: Incredible and inventive menu even with the Gluten-free restriction, the service was attentive and paced perfectly. A worthy Anniversary/birthday present.

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MS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall positive experience with a few negatives. Service was excellent and very attentive however, the wait staff stumbled thru the descriptions of nearly every dish and paired wine. The flavors of the dishes were varied and inventive. The way the dishes were served with different plates, materials, and vessels was also very interesting and inventive. Not much color in the dishes due to the winter season. Would like to come back in season for fresh garden produce. The worst dish was the scallop. The scallop had no sear on it whatsoever and was way over cooked and rubbery. It should be creamy inside. Also, some of the dishes were not very warm, probably due to serving from the outside kitchen. I did not feel that some of the paired wines complemented the dishes especially the sweet dessert wine with a sweet dessert. The extras like a personal menu and take home treat were nice. We really like the concept of the restaurant and what they are trying to do, but feel they are not quite there yet. Definitely not worth the $400 we paid. Maybe one day. 3.5 stars is more appropriate.

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r
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

2 people, 420 dollars. not what it use to be nor even close.

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TK
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! The flavors, combinations,and presentations were exquisite!
A perfect way to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary with the one you love!

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LP
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat... I’ve been looking forward to dining at Patowmack Farm for a while. Patowmack was one of the first “Farm to Table” restaurants in the US. True to their branding “They offer a rare experience with a breathtaking view and natural setting overlooking the Potomac River.” Every course was better than the last. If you’re looking for a wonderful dining experience, look no further. Here’s a quick peek at our brunch experience...

“Isle of Last Words” craft cocktail - Chartreuse, Lime, Luxardo, Talisker Storm, Lemon Verbena. 🍋

Bread service: onion bialle with sesame cream cheese. 🥯

Fennel Salad with sprouted rye berries, Aronia Vinaigrette, Pumpkin Seeds, and Tomme.

Pork Liver Parfait with hickory gastrique, mushroom dukkah, malted rye, and kale. 🥬 🐖

This was outstanding. I ate the whole thing!!! Stuffed cabbage with roasted chicken, lemon drippings, purée potatoes, dill, and bacon. 🐓 🥔 🥓 🍋

Grilled Pork Shoulder with pinto beans, country ham, wild rice, and a fried egg.

Hazelnut Mousse with chocolate Frangelico sauce, cacao, and toasted meringue.

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute gem in the middle of NOWHERE Virginia, but worth the drive, even from Capitol Hill! And very scenic, with a view of the Point of Rocks river and bridge. Every time we have eaten here the menu has offered something different, but always extremely creatively prepared and presented. Servers are knowledgeable and make good suggestions if you have a question about an item. Soups are always a hit, the rutabaga soup this time was amazing. Three of us ordered the crispy lamb, which was exceptional. Portions are extremely generous, I took a lunch-sized portion of the lamb home in a doggie bag. I do not have a sweet tooth but the couple who shared a dessert (something with hazelnut and chocolate) ate every crumb. This is NOT a "kid-friendly" restaurant in that there is no children's menu; still there were several babies in attendance this weekend and one very well-behaved 5- or 6-year old, although not sure what she ate. As our kids live 8 minutes away in Tuscarora, MD, this is our go-to "nice" restaurant in the area.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. We are so glad we came here for our anniversary dinner.

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ER
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, excellent service ... but this time the food (New Year's day menu) was not up to our previous experiences. It was uneven and, as a result, the meal overall a disappointment.

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KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Wonderful, creative food and beautiful setting. Definitely a favorite. And love, love, love their pistachio gelato!

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KK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch at Patowmack. The service was friendly and familiar, and paced nicely. We felt cared for and not rushed. The food was incredible- every person in our party was so impressed with the composition of the dishes and how delicious they were. The views can’t be beat!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, cocktails, atmosphere. Everything was exceptional

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food that really lived up to the hype without being over the top pretentious. Great place for a special occasion dinner.

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