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About The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Sourcing food that satisfies the palate while fulfilling our goals of supporting small local artisan growers and producers and utilizing our farm as the chef's 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 chef's innovative and skillfully executed dishes follow the lead of nature, being mindful of the environment.
Lovettsville, VA 20180
American, Contemporary American, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Monthly Sunday Supper - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
It is imperative that we receive advance notice of any dietary needs due to our progressive menu. We will do our best to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies with advance notification. We are able to offer vegetarian and vegan options with prior notice. Please make us aware of your concerns when making your reservation either on line or by phone. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs. Thank you.
Rt. 15 and Lovettsville Road
$50 and over
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Open, private lot.
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
January 21 - Sunday Supper - Appalachian Cuisine
February 11 - Sunday Supper - Iceland Cuisine
February 14 - Valentine's Day Dinner
Due to the limited menu on special events and Sunday evenings, and the complexities involved with individual and specific food allergies, we, unfortunately. are unable to accommodate special diets during these events. Please join us on Thursday, Friday or Saturday or Saturday and Sunday brunch/lunch where we do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions communicated to us prior to your reservation.
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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm Ratings and Reviews
WOW! A gastronomic delight. The 8 course prix fixe menu with wine pairing was well balance. Preparation and presentation can matched any restaurant in the Washington, DC area. An item of note was the poke weed soup - outstanding and unexpected to the point of shocking. The wait staff was attentive, helpful and well informed of our dietary issues. The hilltop view of the Potomac river was awe inspiring with a full moon rising.
We will be back; especially when the Fall foliage is at its peak.
I really wanted to love this place but there were a couple of issues that makes me not want to go back ...
Our waiter was very condescending. Every question was being answered by another question. It was to the point that our friends whom we had taken to this place were "afraid" of asking him questions.
As far as the food I got the fish. And it was lovely! Our friends do not eat seafood and no pork for religious reasons. I was very sirpythat there was no beef or chicken on the menu. Only duck, seafood and pork.
So in a nutshell, my food and the presentation was amazing but the variety and the service was not good.
We enjoyed the service, and the overall experience. If you are a picky eater, this is not the place for you as there is a fixed menu comprised of local and fresh ingredients - great if you like pokeweed soup, not so great if you don't. The food was interesting and displayed creatively. However, some of the presentations were too forced and contrived. For example, the dessert - "Rocky Road" - was comprised of a number of ingredients that brought to mind the famous ice-cream flavor. However, it included very unnecessary freeze dried marshmallows (why ruin homemade marshmallows with a gimmick?) and chocolate ice-cream that also subjected to an unnecessary chemistry trick. Note to chefs - just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. I would recommend The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm for adventurous eaters looking for something new. We enjoyed the wine pairing with our meal. Be warned - the restaurant is off the beaten path and Lyft/Uber are not reliable solutions if you plan to drink. We sat in the greenhouse, which was uncomfortable cold due to blasting air conditioning.
We enjoyed our first visit. Note in the hot summer months that it can be warm there for early dining times (a/c isn't great in the greenhouse style dining room). The food was great and we truly appreciated the thought that went into it along with the storytelling element to the dinner. Will be back again!
Wonderful experience all around! The food was wonderful, the view spectacular, the service friendly and knowledgeable and the the little unexpected touches that enhanced the experience really set this place apart - the aromatics, the presentation, the little cards with each coarse that described details about the dishes and the local history.
We were celebrating my husband's Birthday and it was perfect! Our table was outside overlooking the beautiful mountains and bridge that connects MD and VA. It was as if we escaped the hustle and bustle of NOVA and we were in paradise. We met Beverly, the owner, and all the waiters/waitresses wished my husband a Happy Birthday. Each course of the meal was inspired by a different country or ethnicity. The food was out of this world delicious and it was very creative how they presented the meal. They pay close attention to the small details, creating a unique atmosphere and a unique dinner. We will definitely be coming back!
One does not order a specific meal here. One is just brought whatever the chef thinks is good. The result is terrific but dos not allow for picky eaters. WE went on a terrifically nice day and had a terrific time time enjoying the view and marveling at the different foods.
Hype Over Quality---We had read much about this place and decided to treat our neighbors for brunch. The Farm is in a charming setting, no doubt. To our surprise, the seating was under a tent. Problem is that as the meal progressed, the heat set in. The tent should have a vent in the apex.
Our meal was no more than ordinary and surely not worth the $100.+/person. The guinea hen was tough and over-cooked and the rice was under-cooked---go figure! We informed the waiter of this, but the only response we got was that he'd mention it to the chef. The other dishes were okay, though even the pork cubes were tough and fibrous. The desserts, while meager, were fine, thank goodness. As in other places we've been to lately, the espresso machine was not working---now there's a career for an enterprising person!
My spouse is in a wheelchair, a point we had forewarned staff about. The uneven and deep gravel drive is not good for wheelchairs and neither are the walkways leading to the eating areas. Management must fix this because they present problems even for able-bodied persons. All in all, it was a disappointing experience and not one that we will repeat.
An amazing experience! Quality of food and creativeness easily rivals best of area restaurants. Making the dinner even more special is the setting; lush views of the surrounding area; many of the ingedients coming from the gardens right outside the dining pavilion. One highlight included the setting of a heated rock with anise seeds on top - as the seeds heated they released a pleasing aroma - we all wanted to take the rock home!
My husband and I were staying near Lovettsville for a long weekend and a friend said we should make a reservation at Patowmack. We hadn't heard of it so didn't really know what to expect. It's a prix fixe dinner with a set nightly menu, though when you make a reservation you need to tell them foods you don't eat (and your menu is adjusted accordingly). It is literally a farm that became a restaurant; the owner chatted with us and shared the history.
It was a very unique dining experience: all of the senses were engaged, including smell and sight and texture as well as taste. We sat outside with a lovely view of the Potomac and rolling hills. Each course was presented and explained. It was a very leisurely meal with new delights in every course. Though it's not inexpensive, I definitely recommend experiencing this restaurant.
Amazing as always. My wife and I have returned to the Restaurant at Patowmack farms over and over again. They seem to just get better. Their specialty is incredible soups. Probably the best soups I've ever had.
This time around the pre entrée dogfish was probably my favorite but it could easily have been the first course cheese dip with rice and sesame seed crackers or the smoked Artichoke soup or the tenderized chicken breast. It was by far the best chicken breast I've ever had. Cooked so perfectly it melted in my mouth, like a well cooked steak, which I could cut it with my fork.
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm was amazing! The food was fantastic with really good service. It was a truly unique experience, between the view, the adorable working farm, and the interesting and wonderfully delicious food. While it wasn't cheap, you definitely get your money's worth between the 8 courses and the drinks.
We enjoyed the six course dinner tasting menu with matching wines. The presentation of each course was interesting and creative. The quality is top notch (the smoked asparagus soup was to die for). Dishes include a lot of organic, grown on their 40 acre farm. We were not rushed, and the meal took about 2 1/2 hours. We had several servers bring food. All of he staff were knowledgeable, accommodating, and very considerate. It is pricey, no doubt. The tasting menu was $94 each and the wine was $50 each. I would hold this for a special occasion.
I've been wanting to try this restaurant for many years and finally arranged it for Mother's Day. What a disappointment! Although the first course crab soup was outstanding, nothing else was. The dishes were either bland or oddly spiced with jarring flavors, a case of the chef trying to be too creative. And I'm sorry, I do not like fresh herbs on my dessert! The mojito I ordered was tasteless, and the $18 glass of wine was a skimpy pour. The bill was staggering, for a mediocre meal. I won't be going back, despite the breathtaking view.
We went for our anniversary and heard that it was in the Washington Post and thought we needed a new adventure and boy was this an adventure. It was a rainy Friday and about 45 min. drive. We were not sure what to expect and food kept coming. All of it was wonderfully presented, unexpected, and delicious! Service was very attentive and friendly.
We had a wonderful time! We may not be back every day, but if we have a special event coming up, it will be on the top of our list to see what is in season on the farm.
The food and presentation were amazing--I couldn't recommend it more highly. Innovative, fresh, local and fantastic! However, fine dining is about the total experience. The restaurant has brick floors, wooden tables and chairs, and absolutely nothing to help keep the noise levels down. In a small place, they accepted a reservation for 25 people, who greatly disturbed the several parties of 2 that were trying to have a quiet evening. Given the expense of the restaurant, I thought this was highly unfair and poor business practice. It also was freezing cold! More attention to the needs of the diners, and not just the creative cuisine, would yield a more pleasing and valuable experience.
Not only was this one of the most incredible dining experiences I've ever had, but the chef went out of the way to accommodate my daughter's food allergy. She is gluten free and when we were served something with gluten she was provided with specially prepared alternative dishes. Most restaurants just let her know what she can't eat and she's left out of portions of the meal. Not here. I was jealous at times of her dish
Way more expensive than we thought and didn't know it was a prefixed menu. Your website linked us to a menu that showed alacarte items and so it was a surprise when we showed up to a $94 prefixed menu. Much more than we wanted to spend for date night. But everything was very good.
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