The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

4.9
1170 Reviews
$50 and over
American
www.patowmackfarm.com
*Due to the style of menu on special events including Sunday Suppers and Holidays, because of 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 venue with a breathtaking view and natural setting overlooking the Potomac River is spectacular. Our farm to your table presents local, organic, seasonal cuisine. Dining Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening, Saturday and Sunday brunch/lunch, Sunday supper, a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate or special event – we strive to exceed your dreams. The innovative and skillfully executed dishes follow the lead of nature, being mindful of the environment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course of the meal was excellent. The textures and flavors of the dishes were unique and outstanding.

The service was excellent and the view was superb.

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customer
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. The wait staff seems a tad disorganized. We were there last month and never offered coffee or tea. This time we were so I just learned they forgot it last time. On this visit, they were confused as we got two desserts - not complaining there. The food was great and the owner comes and speaks with everyone. This is our second trip there. Another thing is I called in asking for low sodium but I don't think they accommodated my special diet request as things were a tad salty.

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KathyT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience ! The post-Covid kitchen is led by a creative and skilled chef who is incorporating the local produce into the menu in delightful gastronomic treats that satisfy the palate and aesthetic soul. The patio has a wonderful valley view and full sight of Point of Rock Bridge in the distance. Service was attentive, well informed about the menu, and unobtrusive. The wine pairings for our dinner were well chosen! 5 stars plus experience.

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vipstephenb
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous location, well paced service for the most part. We went with the progressive dinner which obviated the need for menu choices! Dishes came with detailed explanations of each course and we had a visit from the chef which was appreciated. A couple of dishes - soup and pasta - were less than stellar, bout otherwise eating excellent. Minor quibble - service fell off later in the evening as the went on and the restaurant …. Big plus - separate menu for my lactose intolerant wife

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Best spot in Virginia.

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gregm
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The setting is intimate but with beautiful views of the distant valley. The grounds were a no frills - perhaps reflecting the farm that it is. The opportunity to share the nearby herb garden and some colorful perennials adjacent to the entrance and terrace could be taken to enhance area. The main seating on a flagstone terrace holds about a dozen tables spaced out under a large tent. I can see how the spaces between stones could catch a chair let (or a high heel) and should probably be reset (this was not an issue that affected my rating).

The food was unique and eclectic - full of delightful surprises and piquant flavors. Modest portions were spaced out to be enjoyed in an unhurried manner. While not a 3* experience the food was delicious and nicely presented The service was attentive without being intrusive offering interesting explanations without being pretentious.

I would definitely bring foodie friends and others seeking great food in an impressive setting.

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vipbeeindc
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a big anniversary we couldn’t have had a more special evening. Food was amazing, service spectacular and the view !!!!

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vipelizabethmcdonough
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely worth the drive! Fantastic brunch. Scenic views.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. We are very delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best. Produced supplied on grounds or near by. Beautiful place from ambiance to meal presentation!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank. you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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vipKennethC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Repair buckboard driveway into parking area.

Make website more intuitive and info easy to find.

Tell visitors about the limited Summer seating choices...outside in the heat in a tented rustic area or inside a poorly cooled greenhouse.

Seems like when it's hot you're hot or when it's cold you'll be cold dining here.

The furnishings in the tented area were basic and uncomfortable...it was hot and required many more fans to provide ventilation than were present.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for your comments. You are right that the driveway needs to be graded. We have an appointment - waiting for the contractor. I was surprised that you did not enjoy the gorgeous view. We will heed your advice about the fans, although I thought you sat inside. The conservatory is heated in the cool weather. We appreciate you coming and are delighted that you enjoyed the food and drink. Please accept our humble apologies that we did not meet your expectations. Beverly, Owner

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ErinF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! I loved how the chef used locally sourced ingredients in all the dishes and everything was so thoughtful!! We can't wait to go back!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

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dan78
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was distinctive with a diverse array of subtle flavors and textures. The house made crackers and spread to begin were excellent; the tomato salad was outstanding with freshness and enhancing dressing. The minestrone soup was bursting with flavor. Each of the courses was presented in dishes that were unique and appropriate. The servers were efficient and friendly; it was a special treat to have the owner refill our water glasses and tell us something of the history of her establishing this organic farm.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We sincerely appreciate your kind and gracious comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner. Food was unbelievable. Fantastic view from the patio. Staff made it all that much more enjoyable. Wine pairings were well done. Can’t wait to go back.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for the fantastic and kind review of our restaurant. We appreciate YOU and look forward to seeing you again. So happy that you enjoyed your overall experience. Beverly, Owner

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KimG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular experience! Can't wait to go back! The patio was perfect for a summer evening.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate you and are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you again. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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BrianN
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm several times and it has always been outstanding.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. Always a pleasure to have you at the restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again, Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becca was amazing. Knowledgeable, attentive but not TOO attentive, friendly, funny… all around fantastic. Service was impeccable. The food was, as always, absolutely gorgeous and delicious! We appreciated the chef taking a few minutes to come out and say hello as well. What a nice touch. Overall beautiful experience.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I will certainly pass the information on to Becca. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to see you again in the near future. Beverly, Owner

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AdamS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative and delicious. Wine pairings went well. View was amazing. Service was very friendly.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank for you for the kind review of our restaurant. We are very happy that you enjoyed your overall dining experience. We hope to see you again in the near future. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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MiriamE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt the progressive menu flowed very well and the construction of flavors and cooking techniques for each course were well done. The wine pairings were complimentary to the food served and heightened our enjoyment of the meal. The late summer afternoon, the view from our table, and attentive service, all made it a memorable meal. We felt our experience ranked well with meals at several Michelin-starred restaurants.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for the very kind review of our restaurant. We truly appreciate it and look forward to seeing you in the near future. We are delighted that you enjoyed your overall experience. Stay well and all the best, Beverly, Owner

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vipNaptownFoodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best restaurants in the region. This visit was particularly inspired. We felt the platings were stunning and the food was tremendous as always. If you have the opportunity to go, I couldn’t recommend the experience more highly.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thank you so much for the very kind review of our restaurant. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We welcome you and appreciate you! Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Restaurant!!! Food was wonderful!!! I am a good cook and enjoy cooking but when eating out I want something to WOW me!!! This is the place!!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. Glad we were able to meet your expectations. We appreciate you!! Beverly, Owner

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viptweetydog1
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place. Food was fresh and oh so yummy. Presentation was amazing, from the time you were seated to when you paid your bill. Can’t wait to go back.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you at another time. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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John
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Earth to table has never been so good. Beautiful location, view, and no pretense, to start. The drinks and each course were special. Did not feel rushed or overwhelmed. 9 courses including a specially prepared farm egg, the spinach, tuna tartare with an edge, risotto, chicken and grits, a strawberry lemonade palate cleanser (calling it lemonade does not do it service), and then three way blueberry dessert (macerated, sorbet and fresh). All local and everything picked before dinner. Wine pairings also worth it. Weather was perfect which also helped as dining outside with that view clearly enhances the experience. Great service. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Well worth the hour drive from DC.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for the very kind and incredible review of our restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your entire experience. We appreciate YOU!! We look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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SueR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal on a balmy summer evening in a magical setting with views of the Potomac and fireflies after sunset.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thank you for the very kind review of our restaurant. I hope we will see you again. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food well presented rustic comfortable staff friendly

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope we will see you at the restaurant again. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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vipCeciliaP
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and excellently prepared. The kitchen accommodated gluten intolerance without skipping a beat. The service was top notch and the meal was paced very well. Kudos to the staff and the chef.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you had a great experience with our gluten free menu. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Beverly, Owner

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MarianM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Patowmack Farm provides a wonderful dining experience. We enjoyed our Father's Day brunch and loved the family style dining for that day.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to seeing you again. Always a pleasure, Beverly, Owner

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vipjlup
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father's Day themed-musical selection, family-style "Sunday meal" with all the flavors, panache and wonderful service ... what more can one ask for? As always, The Restaurant did not disappoint and, once again, they're extra attentive for those who have to be careful of gluten (which no one would have really realized sans a side of orzo) if it was not specifically called out by our server.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 27, 2021

So great to see you and have you join us for Father's Day. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you for the kind review. We truly appreciate you taking the time. Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Innovative and delicious. Each of the nine courses was a revelation. Fabulous setting and all the staff are friendly and enthusiastic. It isn’t a cheap night out but for a special occasion it is a good value when you compare it to The Inn at Little Washington or Minibar in DC. Could not recommend more highly.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you for the kind and generous review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time and look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

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vipJeriD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience -- a fantastic creative locally-sourced menu, terrific wine list and pairings, warmly attentive staff, and amazing natural beauty. Highly recommend! We look forward to going again.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you reviewing our restaurant. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We also look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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Bucky
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting, the service, the food and the value were excellent. What more could you ask for. Perfect!!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 27, 2021

Many thanks for the kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. All the ingredients and dishes are hand crafted with a lot of thought. The service and staff are amazing and friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful setting. Great wine parings. Everything was delicious. A wonderful place for a special occasion.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to see you again in the near future. Beverly, Owner

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jamesb
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan was a fantastic waiter. Food , drink and ambiance was wonderful. we will definitely be back. Jim

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate you and will pass the information on to Jordan. We look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

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vipAnushina
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove from Baltimore per friend’s recommendation and had a very good experience.

We went for brunch rather than dinner on a Saturday. The weather was great and we were seated outside. The view was great! The place is on the hill overlooking the mountains and the river.

The service was great and the restaurant is quite upscale for the location.

The menu was very short and it was somewhat difficult for my partner to choose a meal since he doesn’t eat pork and steak very seldom. The portions were very small but the food and presentation were exquisite.

We enjoyed the dining experience a lot and wool be back for dinner.

For those who drives sports cars or other low vehicles, you might not make it up the hill because the road is not paved and incline is about 10-12%.

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Scott
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the rain, the experience was fantastic. The staff / chef accommodated my pregnant wife’s dietary restrictions and the alternatives were perfect. The food and win pairing was incredible and very unique / creative. We will certainly be back soon.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our special annual celebration that never dissapoints with a new, seasonal menu each visit. Ambiance and service is delightful. I overheard someone's apt assessment that: the quality is so good without any pretentiousness. We will be back!

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ChelseaR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, experience, food, everything was amazing!!! 10 outa 10 for us! Want to come back when menu changes. Servers were ALL wonderful,helpful, new their knowledge on everything. they even put my boyfriends name on our menu for his birthday. It was over all the best experience. Cant wait to go back!
Thank you all!
Thank you chef!

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FredLocal
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A flawless special-occasion dinner spot. Menu is extremely well thought out and freshest ingredients used. The view is amazing. Sit outside in the covered dining area. Service extremely attentive. They were very accommodating to dietary restrictions. This is a gem on top of a wooded hill. Not to be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing meal and overall experience. Stunning view of the mountains and river

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience. Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time! Great food and great service!

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Dubaigary
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon - beautiful setting overlooking Point of Rocks Bridge on the Potomac. Really very close to Michelin star service and presentation. Innovative dishes, solid wine list, well trained server (Michael). Locally sourced ingredients done extremely well. Book well ahead of time!

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is rated 4.9 stars by 1170 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.

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