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The Ashby Inn, Paris, VA

The Ashby Inn

4.8
4.8
1532 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is fully committed to supporting the farmers and artisans that live and work in this region. Our menus represent the freshest, seasonal products that can be sourced locally from sustainable operations. The offerings will change daily dependent on what our local farmers and nature provide. Our pledge to you is to provide a quality dining experience founded on food and drink from sources we know and trust.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 592-3900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Johnathan Martin

  • Private party facilities

    The Inn has gained wide reputation for its weddings and wedding receptions. An ample covered patio, landscaped gardens and spectacular views offer one of the most beautiful settings in Northern Virginia. Our kitchen staff is both talented and imaginative, & will make your private event special.

  • Private party contact

    Amber Jeffries : (540) 592-3900

  • Neighborhood

    Paris

  • Cross street

    Route 50 & Route 17

  • Parking details

    Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Friday evenings during special summer hours on the terrace. Please check our website for details. www.ashbyinn.com

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,532 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef just updated the menu! Chef Jonathan is just awesome! Everything comes out from the kitchen perfect! He has taken the Ashby Inn to a whole new level. Stephen is working on her wine list and I expect it to be impressive in the coming weeks! Wife had the Dover Sole and it was moist with just the sauce - not overpowering. I had the streak steak and was cooked perfectly. We started with the grilled watermelon salad - this is treat that you must try!
  2. TB

    TheresaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were wonderful. The sommelier picked the absolute best wines to pair with the food. It was a memorable evening and we can’t wait to come back.
  3. DL

    DevinL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of food was amazing! The service was great as well.
  4. NR

    NigelR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The sommelier was a delight and made the whole experience wonderful. I woud come back for him alone.
  5. PF

    PFVEMV

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food- and wine. we did the tasting menu. Service was superb. Worth a special trip to enjoy.
  6. LV

    LaurieV

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The waiter/ person taking our order was in a bad mood . Not gracious or welcoming. Never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine. Menu is heavy, no lighter summer options. Nothing “farm to table.”No brunch option on menu; although we had 12:45 pm reservation on a Sunday. Have eaten there many times under several different owners. This time it was very disappointing
  7. J

    Judith

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Ashby Inn is lovely, the service flawless and the food is great, but the current selections are very limited. I had hoped for lunch or brunch selections on a hot Saturday at noon. The menu was dinner only, very pricey and very heavy. (No, I didn’t check the online menu, and yes, I should have, but previous weekend visits had brunch.) I was a little disappointed.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly expensive but absolutely exquisite food and location.
  9. E

    Ellie

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It was my husband's birthday, and we made the 1.5 hour trek from DC expecting amazing food and ambience. We were the last table for lunch (1:15 PM), and were seated very far back on the patio when that perfect table for two with an unobstructed mountain view was ready and set (with menus, glassware, and all). Were we being punished for making an OpenTable reservation? Who knows. But if you're putting the customer's experience first, why not seat us at the best available table? I requested the $145 Chef's Menu with the $80 wine pairing since it was heavily seafood-based and had the summer truffle pappardelle. The condescending server informed me that the entire table must participate (which is NOWHERE on their website or on the menu), which wasn't ideal since my husband wanted the filet. I would have been fine ordering a la carte, but none of the seafood items were even available to order a la carte, so I just settled on a very forgettable arugula salad and the disappointingly bland summer truffle pappardelle. I asked if I could have the wine pairing apart from the Chef's Menu, and was told "no." I asked if I could at least order the Chardonnay from the wine pairing to go with the truffles, and again..."no." Come on, throw me a bone here! As for the meals: one would expect the truffles to be the stand-out flavor, but the tiny, barely there truffles were mostly minced into the heavily oiled (albeit fresh) pappardelle. So, $36 for buttered noodles. My husband's local filet, though, was extraordinary, absolutely worth the $60. Desserts were pretty, but flavor-wise, just "fine." I was originally going to order some champagne and sherry with dessert, but I just wanted to get the hell out of there. I was prepared to throw probably $500 towards a fabulous lunch with a view. But instead, we got a view of other patrons and absolutely no menu accommodation. Also, the bathrooms were neglected. Take your money and expectations to L'Auberge Chez François in McLean.
  10. DL

    DanL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The dinner was delicious and the service impeccable. My wife has food sensitivities which she inquired about when we were making reservations. The restaurant staff had researched her issues and our waiter made suggestions for orders that could accommodate these issues.
  11. DC

    DawnC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Excellent service. Excellent food and wine. Stephen the best!
  12. E

    Eleuteria

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a divine lunch. Every course of the tasting menu was amazing, including the pairing wines. Service was cordial and attentive. I have a lactose intolerance and they took really good care of me.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic, service and food was outstanding. Beautiful setting and performance exceeded expectations.
  14. PT

    PattiT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our salad and main course were delicious. Well done, Chef!
  15. CH

    CarlH

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal in a quaint, rural environment. Sophisticated and not pretentious.
  16. JJ

    JimJim

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Not cheap but always phenomenal food and wines, plus a scenic drive from DC.
  17. MD

    MadDog

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous meal in a lovely setting with superb service.
  18. JP

    JaneP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small menu but every item was superbly crafted. Portions not overwhelming. Hand crafted cocktails was the icing on the meal.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. Amazing food and wine. Save room for dessert! Cozy restaurant with great ambiance. The dinner was wonderful and the breakfast was incredible.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food. Eat here and you will not be disappointed.
  21. LP

    LisaP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful bucolic setting, accompanied by delicious food, and friendly service. Couldn’t ask for a better way to celebrate a special occasion.
  22. JR

    JohnR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Originally, we sat outside on the patio to enjoy our dining experience but the wife started getting bug bit. Our wait staff was very accommodating and relocated us to a room inside where we were able to enjoy our evening of great food bug-bite free! The rolls were some of the best we ever had. Beef filet was cooked perfectly and wife’s fish (black bass) was excellent! The overall meal and experience was 5 star! Thanks, Ashby, for a wonderful Anniversary dinner!
  23. TG

    TomGV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Ashby Inn for dinner to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. We had an excellent meal, drinks, and wine. The chef gave us a nice dessert treat in hone of the occasion too! The restaurant is a beautiful place, and the setting with flowering trees and lots of beautiful flowers made for a memorable evening all around. I don't know when we will be back, but I am sure we will.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a truly wonderful time. The outdoor seating was a big plus and the service was excellent. Our server Rusty was a really pleasant and professional server. He answered our questions and was very timely our meal. We never felt rushed at all.
  25. S

    Snyderc635

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting, food and service. We enjoyed the wine and our waitress was so sweet.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience from start to finish. The ambiance gets your attention but the food and drinks were just as top notch. The attention to details and service were the cherries on top. A well worth while visit!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I am very happy we decided to have dinner at The Ashby Inn. From the moment we checked in until we left the service was outstanding! All of the wait staff was top notch and the general manager personally stopped by our table to visit with us. We sat outside and the weather was beautiful. The food was delicious. The serving size was small especially dessert (carrot cake).
  28. i

    ish11

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The staff was very helpful in understanding menu and drink options. The pork loin was phenomenal, but chicken was underwhelming and overpriced. Very cool drink options from around the world (both beer and wine).
  29. MC

    MichelleC

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good, but not enough of a selection. Very limited menu. Beautiful setting and very nice service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I wish they have actual coffee machine. Everything else is perfect, such a small lovely place which suits the area charm. The food is so good! I wasnt expecting much and their food is beyond so many other restaurants in dc!
  31. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, delicious food, excellent service - a perfect dining experience!
  32. A

    Ardith

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most fantastic dining experience I've had in years!!!!! If 10 stars is the top rating this is 100 stars. The presentation of our meal was outstanding with taste being perfection. If you haven't been here, you MUST!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service. Perfect way for a quick get away to celebrate anniversary being only an hour from dc. Highly recommend it!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience! Kirsten, Ravi, and Halle were very welcoming, knowledgeable, and professional. The food prepared by Chef Jonathan was superb. Very impressed with the wine portfolio and the suggestions made by Ravi—-they have a large selection from the cellar - allow them to make a recommendation to compliment your meal and you’ll be impressed.
  36. VC

    VealChop

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Setting charming country house inn, totally relaxing atmosphere, quiet. Quality food, outstanding preparation and presentation. Service attentive, unobtrusive and with a smile.
  37. j

    jds5082

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner on the patio was lovely and the service outstanding. As always the food and preparation fantastic.
  38. JM

    JagMeg

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ashby offers a fine dining experience in a beautiful rural Virginia setting, easily on a par with the Inn at Little Washington, but less pretentious!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic from start to finish!
  40. RO

    ROBERT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    ORIGINAL, OFTEN UNIQUE MEALS THAT TASTE GREAT... THAT'S WHY I RETURN OFTEN.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Ashby Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Ashby Inn

692 Federal Street, Paris, VA 20130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 50 & Route 17

  • Neighborhood

    Paris

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Johnathan Martin

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Friday evenings during special summer hours on the terrace. Please check our website for details. www.ashbyinn.com

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 592-3900

  • Private party facilities

    The Inn has gained wide reputation for its weddings and wedding receptions. An ample covered patio, landscaped gardens and spectacular views offer one of the most beautiful settings in Northern Virginia. Our kitchen staff is both talented and imaginative, & will make your private event special.

  • Private party contact

    Amber Jeffries : (540) 592-3900

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