The Ashby Inn
Wild Mushroom Strudel
Truffle Aioli, Herb Salad
Seared Day Boat Scallops
Butternut Squash, Roasted Pumpkin, Chanterelle Mushroom, Bacon Lardons, Spiced Pepitas, Brown Butter Beurre Blanc
Roasted and Pickled Beets, Pistachio, Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese
I always love the Ashby! This is the first time we've been to a restaurant since March (due to Covid) and I was a little nervous. We felt completely safe! We ate outside on the patio with the fans on. Tables were about 10 feet apart (plenty of room to stay socially distant). The food was fabulous and the service flawless (as usual).
Although they ran out of one of the menu items we really wanted, everything else about our lunch visit was fantastic. The items we did order were great, and particularly enjoyed the chilled carrot soup. The patio seating had wonderful views and we liked our server as well.
We enjoyed an excellent relaxing meal on the outdoor patio. The service was outstanding and safety protocols were in place due to the pandemic. We would highly recommend that people enjoy this lovely restaurant!
Great food, great service - we have been coming here for years and will keep coming back! Love the Ashby!
Staff extremely friendly. Since still dealing with COVID-19 all people working had a face mask and tables spread out for social distancing.
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AC broke in room so couldn’t stay overnight. Martini only half full and still charged full price. Food is amazing and service was good! Very polite and attentive staff.
Never disappoints and even more pleasant and satisfying as our first foray back to true 'dining out' since early March. Capping off a wonderful meal and impeccable service was a truly gorgeous - albeit a little breezy - Sunday with wonderful views from the covered patio. So glad to be back and looking forward to our next return very soon.
And for those interested/concerned, the staff went out of their way to provide soft assurances that our safety was their #1 priority ... temperature check on arrival, masks worn by servers and staff throughout the facility, distance seating, etc. So feel safe and assured before you indulge yourself in their wonderful food, drink and service !!
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Tables a good 12 ft. apart, waitresses/staff all wearing masks. Outdoor seating on terrace only. Like the good old days, well almost.
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It was the usual wonderful food, in a safe environment. We enjoyed our anniversary celebration in style!
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We ventured out of quarantine for the first time since March. We chose Ashby Inn because they have a wonderful patio overlooking a gorgeous garden. Their hospitality is unparalleled! They had all tables spaced at least 6 feet, and staff wore masks. The food is delicious. We enjoyed it so much that we made another reservation for Fathers' Day brunch. We need more exceptional restaurants like The Ashby Inn in Virginia.
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We enjoyed a wonderful brunch Saturday on the patio at the Ashby Inn. The service was impeccable and the food superb from start to finish. It was hard to decide what to order, but we could not have gone wrong with any item. The fresh, locally sourced ingredients certainly contribute to the quality. The setting was beautiful and the overall experience transporting. We didn’t want our dining experience to end. So, we planned our next reservation.
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Everything was wonderful as always- only criticism would we for somalier to properly wear his face mask at all times to cover his hose. While we were extremely impressed by his expertise, staff need to be reminded that the most must be at all times covered.
Although the patio was not open (too early & cold), we were welcomed by many familiar faces! Thanks to John (sommelier) & waiters like Rory, Rusty & Kirsten we had a wonderful indoor brunch. Brut Rose & a muffin basket stated the feast.This chef is excellent & we were happy with all the dishes we chose. We both wisely chose asparagus soup served in handmade stoneware bowls (that should be sold in their Apothecary). Barry had a BLTC Burger w/ crispy fries while I enjoyed short ribs & polenta. The multi-layered chocolate cake & blood orange panna cotta were superb. As was the cappuccino w/ rock candy on a stick (half the size that we prefer). When the weather warms up & their garden has more than crocuses, snow drops & hellebores we will return!
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Delicious food and good value for the quality. Beautiful setting.
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We dined last Friday night and had a wonderful dinner. We shared a simple bottle of Prosecco and enjoyed the Frito Misto as an appetizer. It was perfect! For dinner I had the crab cakes and my husband and the filet. Both were very tasty. For dessert, my husband had the pavlova with stone fruit. It was outstanding. Not something that I would have made at home. We will return!
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Wonderful and restful experience with excellent service and highest quality food at the Inn at dinner and breakfast.
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My wife and I had eaten lunch before and this was our first dinner at the Ashby Inn. They had a special Valentine's menu, which was fantastic. Great wine choices available as well. Very enjoyable meal from start to finish.
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The menu was fantastic and the wine pairing was perfect!
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It. Is. Wonderful.
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Have had some bad experiences at Ashby over the years but our experience this weekend was tops. Warm and cosy ambience in the parlor with the fireplace, really outstanding food and service. All four of us loved our various selections. I do not usually eat quail (they were out of Dover sole) but the one I ordered was delicious. Word to the wise. My husband always orders Glenlivet scotch on the rocks. He was a bit surprised when the check arrived that it was $30 per glass! They must have served him Black Label without asking. The price on the other cocktails on our check were as expected. We will go back.
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Great experience. Great food. We will be back
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Possibly the best meal in many years. Butternut squash bisque was artistic and extraordinary. Crab cakes were fabulous and filet was perfect. Chocolate caramel tart was extreme and should require a permit. Wonderful ambiance and service. Highly recommend.
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The Ashby Inn is back! I had been discouraged in past visits --primarily disappointed in the food. But last three visits, including a lunch and a dinner were incredible. The food is back to its exalted reputation when the Shermans ran the Inn and put it on the map. The sommelier was knowledgeable and helpful, the food was cooked perfectly and our server, Kirsten (sp?) is a delight. Worth the effort to get there and perfect for a cozy winter evening by the fire or a sunny lunch on the porch. Can't wait to go back
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The Ashby Inn is a wonderful place for a special occasion dinner. We were celebrating birthdays, and everything was wonderful -- from the pre-dinner drinks through coffee and dessert.
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We were lucky enough to attend the Powell and Son Australian wine pairing dinner. The wines were paired expertly for the amazing dishes that Chef prepared! We hope the dishes may be added to the menu to order again in the future.
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Nice, quiet dinner celebrating an anniversary. Service was first rate and highly recommend the chowder, scallops, filet and chocolate caramel tart for dessert.
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My wife and I had a nice time at The Ashby Inn restaurant. The setting was very nice and the service was outstanding! The dinner was delicious but the desert stole the show. The beignets were perfect! Misty, our server, was outstanding and made our first time here perfect.
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My wife and I visited the Ashby for a lunch during this week and it was an excellent experience. The food was exceptional, and the service was first class.
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Too pricey for the quality of the food. Seems much higher than last we were there. Staff is great, but two crab cakes for $50? Uh uh.
A wonderful experience from the time we walked in the door till the time we walked out. The waiter was excellent. He was extremely engaging. The food was excellent as well. The 3 course lunch for $40 was a very deal. An excellent bottle of wine made everything outstanding. I would highly recommend and can’t wait to return.
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Wanted to return and see the new staff - very pleased with the tasting menu and ambiance
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To say we were disappointed is understatement! We had heard good things about Ashby Inn, but New Years Eve dinner was not good. The menu selections were poor and branzino we had was dry and little flavor, one guest in our part had the quail and commented it was not good.
The Inn was nice but they need to have a much plan on special nights like NYE.
Wonderful brunch at the Ashby! Would recommend.
Wine was excellent; consistency between courses could be improved.
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Last night we took starlit backroads to the best dining experience in Virginia-
Our 4top showed up like lost coyotes, but were received and seated like Paris aristocrats on a Friday night.
After a cursory view of the menu, a table visit from Virginia native and folk-savant Chef John Leonard provided a casual tasting of Ashby Inn's locally sourced micro-greens- the complexities of baby Nasturtiums and baby corn shoots were some of our favorite bites, and we all smiled like rabbits when they reappeared garnishing our small plates and mains..
The understated and authentic dining room held court to our Sommelier's clear and succinct introduction to Italy's Barolo region via a bottle of SERRALUNGA D'ALBA 2014 at a very fair price point (did you know Barolo's are required to age for five years before they are bottled? we didn't). The wine was so good I think we toasted twice to every pour..
The Crabcakes and Arugula/beet salad ordered for the table were irreverently turned into sliders with the table's fresh bread- wiping them across the salad plate to make a tie-die palette out of the salad dressing and golden beets while we laughed like emperors.
A round of piping hot butter nut squash soup opened our stomachs before our mains arrived and circled around the table: Smoked duck (better than any hanging in Chinatown); perfectly crusted NY strip; Scallops (a favorite); and the linguini cut from zucchini with lentil Bolognese was an absolute cinderella story.
The entree portions were athletic, but Chef John's combinations of rich and fresh keep the meal balanced, and a pot of mint tea for the table made room for desert: a blood orange pana cotta that looked like a bouquet of cream and fruit painted by a sweet-toothed Monet. I don't know how I got home, but when I woke up, I was sad it wasn't next to the Pana Cotta. FIVE STARS.
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Great Christmas Eve dinner at Ashby Inn! Chef John Leonard NEVER disappoints and this holiday dinner with family was outstanding! Clams Casino appetizer was super: very tender clams. Scallop and beef entrees were both perfectly cooked and very tasty. We usually go for brunch but we will be back for dinner more often!
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Truly a wonderful experience. Would love to return in the spring and reserve a room for the night.
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Quite nice for a special occasion. Food was amazing and the staff delightful.
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This is the best place I have been to in a long time in Virginia. It was all outstanding!
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We Brought friends who had never been to The Ashby before. We sat downstairs near the fire, wonderful ambience! Our friends got the steak and they both said it was the best they have had in years. They will be back and they will tell their son about it . We had a fabulous time, and as always Chef and the hard working staff took such good care of us!
Just an absolute fantastic experience from start to finish. Food was outstanding!
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The Ashby Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1525 OpenTable diners.
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