The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

4.9
1216 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday!

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Sean
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What. A. View. (Oh, and the food and service are also top of the line.)

The outdoor dining patio at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm offers one of the most arresting views and experiences I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

The food was immaculate. The service was phenomenal. The owner of the establishment was right there at the front of the dining area, greeting arriving patrons.

Her being there provided a very lived-in, welcoming, and open experience.

The only way to truly describe the delicious food is for me to tell you that you need to experience it firsthand and as soon as possible. The menu changes seasonally. I don’t doubt the next menu won’t be anything less than amazing, but what we had when dining there was easily a top-tier meal I’ve ever had in a long history of James Beard Award and Michelin restaurants.

Everyone who worked there was attentive and friendly, yet professional. It’s a hard line to navigate. They all did it well.

I want to especially thank Alex, Ty, and Eddie for their amazing attention to detail when taking care of our table.

You guys are the best.

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MariaF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was gorgeous. The most memorable dining experience to date.

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EthelF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating my recent retirement and the setting could not have been more perfect. I have wanted to eat here for some time, but for the past six years we spent most of our time in Japan with my job. Upon returning to the US, this was my first choice of places to celebrate. The food and service were absolutely fabulous. The local sourcing of ingredients matched our experience in Japan as did the seasonality of the cuisine. The staff was attentive and informal without being intrusive -- in a word professional. The setting was marvelous and will, no doubt, be even better as autumn ripens. I look forward to dining here in the future and experiencing all the seasons.

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Linda
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for brunch at Restaurant at Patowmack Farm for our 12th anniversary, and could not have asked for a more special experience. We were blown away by the quality of service, food, and ambiance. This is now our favorite place to dine for special occasions. They made us feel so special, and the food is spectacular. Our server, Ty, was especially attentive and helpful. We loved the experience so much and can't wait to come back for another meal!! Thank you!

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Chuck
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not only a very special and fantastic dinner it was more of an experience. We enjoyed everything that was serviced and the wine pairing was spot on. The staff, owner and chef all came out to great us and talk with us. Very friendly. A once in a lifetime dinner that we enjoyed for our 33rd Anniversary. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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NoVaGS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect night with unique food for our anniversary celebration!

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Westminsterfoodie
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most incredible you'll ever having while dining outside! Very creative food and outstanding service from the entire staff.
We can't wait to go back again.

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vipAlex
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience at this lovely restaurant in the most bucolic setting. Teres Major and swordfish were excellent. Beet salad was spectacular. The tagliatelle was... not the most exciting. Desserts, drinks, simply great.

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vipVIPDiner
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a very special experience for Sunday brunch. Beautiful view combined with outstanding food and service made for a perfect day.

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viphorse
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 course meal; every one a surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I was planing for a lunch date to kick start my wife’s birthday week. Finding the restaurant no big deal. We were sitting in the patio and views were phenomenal. Greeted at the restaurant and were made to sit on our reservation table right away. However, we were not attended by our server for almost 15 minutes and no server came to introduce themselves. I had to get up & ask for them to come take our orders. Food was served in order abd it was just delicious. Everything dish was very well thought out. We were explained in detail about every dish before being served. Towards the end, they messed up again. Server forgot my wife’s desserts & they had to be reminded again. Ofcourse they brought it!!! SERVICE COULD BE MORE ATTENTIVE.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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NealP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was delicious and well peppered. But the best was the bread service! Oh my, that biscuit with the butter and the huckleberry jam!

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vipP176
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, ideal for warm weather. Service very attentive, polite, accomodationg. Food inventive, fresh, well prepared. Problem with the TaiYai with lump crab; the crab was invisible and not tasted. We neglected to order deserts on time and they were out (which, on the other hand, means that they were fresh made).

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JeanB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The setting on the porch is lovely. the starter and dessert were delicious. My entree was very disappointing. It was billed as a Thai style noodle dish, sweet and sour with some heat. it was all sweet, cloyingly so. no heat. and I paid $8.00 extra for the addition of lump crab meat and got a few morsels of claw meat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect to mark a special occasion, for us it was our 19th wedding anniversary.

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vipflexitarian
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our high expectations! Hope to go back sometime

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Marie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining area is a tent atop a hillside overlooking the Potomac river and Maryland - a majestic view and worth the trip. It has 15 outdoor tables, with great ventilation and lighting. You can get the adjacent private gazebo if you call and pay an extra $100. It is on a farm and must be accessed by driving, so be sure to have a designated driver assigned for the trip. The servers are incredibly kind, talkative, and personalize your experience. The meal is a tasting of farm-fresh, local ingredients, and every plate was a joy. The wine pairing elevated many of the dishes. The chef is incredibly talented and even came to greet the end-of day diners. Would return for a different season's offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

For 400 dollar meal for 2, food was not very good.

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vipShawna
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, thoughtful food. Attentive service. Overall a fantastic experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant—it’s approach, philosophy and commitment to farm to table. The presentation of the progressive menu was excellent. 3 stars on food because everything was over salted— from the fish broth, the focaccia accouterment accoutrement that came with it, to the amazingly cooked but almost inedible pork dish— because of the heavy hand on salt. Cocktails were so so. Don’t let this review keep you from going though— we will continue to go for the wonderful experience on the whole but hope chef will cover a few holes of the salt shaker.

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vipVinyardbound
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely location and experience. Great for foodies. The menu had a welcome message to my group was a special touch. I will definitely go back

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Afua21
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great food! Views for days! Must try for fine dining in DMV.

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Sileandal
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this dining experience is picture perfect. We will definitely come back again.

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JanetY
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We celebrate our dear friend birthday here and we were amazed by the view and the service. The Plating is great but needed some decor a little bit specially the cocktail specially if the mint is beyond reachable. The Black Forest is delicious but Plating is too dull and dark. Need to add color. We had a great time anyway.

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loriw
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was spectacular and our outdoor seating and watching the sunset was perfect. The meal was made even better by our server, Michael, who is a great ambassador for Potowmack Farms; they are very fortunate to have him work with them. Every course was described in detail, which we really appreciated. They accommodated my advance pescatarian diet and called to confirm our reservation too. We enjoyed a wonderful Spanish Albarino and took in all the charm of the setting. Everything tasted so incredible; sourcing local from the gardens and local growers and meat/fish purveyors makes a difference. What a treat. We celebrated my fiance's birthday and we feel blessed to be able to enjoy such a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere.

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Find
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

creative menu usually but not always Succeeds. One of the courses was very spicy and the wait staff did not warn us.

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CathyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! We were seated outside under the tent with fans moving the air so we were comfortable. The view was amazing and the wait staff was professional, knowledgeable and attentive.

The menu looked interesting and we did not know what to expect however, we were not disappointed! Each course built upon the previous and the wines completed perfectly. While each course by itself appeared small, at the end of the dinner we were all pleasantly satisfied and didn't need another bite.

Very enjoyable and we will be back again!

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MichaelG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delightfully earthy flavors with earnest and genuine service. Owner greeting patrons added a welcome personal note. Scenery was nearly bucolic and worth visiting for a truly relaxing dining experience al fresco.

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vipMichaelM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I were both leery about a completely vegetarian meal. We were both pleasantly surprised.

The bartender suggested a local rye in place of my usual Irish. Another one of the staff suggested an excellent wine that went perfectly with the dinner. Each course came out and they were described to us.

We were one of three couples inside, so the atmosphere was quiet and conducive of long talks and of course the view is wonderful.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed our Vegetarian Sunday Supper. Next month is German!! We look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

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vipCarylK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful experience. Spend the afternoon having a long, leisurely lunch. Staff were very friendly and accommodating, food was amazing. Will definitely return for special events!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on August 19, 2021

So happy you had a wonderful dining experience. We hope we will see you again soon. Beverly, Owner

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vipAlex
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another beautifully designed and tasty meal in a wonderful setting. And it was still berry season!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. So delighted you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

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vipcarole
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farm fresh, innovative food - every bite a delight. Even the cocktails are made with ingredients from the farm. Views are breath taking! We are going back for more next month!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on August 19, 2021

We thank you for the very kind review and we look forward to seeing you next month. So delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Beverly, Owner

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TerryC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious, the service is impeccable, the venue and view down the Potomac Ruver is beautiful. Dining at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is one of the best dining experiences in the Loudon County/ DC Metro area.

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NicholasJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in the DC metro area. Simply amazing every time.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you very much for the kind review. We truly appreciate YOU and are very happy your dining experience was amazing! Beverly, Owner

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vipAnnA
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not enough superlatives to describe our experience. From start to finish, the presentation, service and food was exquisite. Clearly creativity is at its prime here. Love it and have already made our next reservation to return. It is an experience that doesn’t come cheap, but we were happy to pay for such an overall outstanding evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant is FANTASTIC!!! Was beyond my expectations. Love the view. Will definitely be going back

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is rated 4.9 stars by 1216 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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