The Ashby Inn

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1476 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 1476 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had already recommended it to two friends before writing this

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a wonderful experience at Ashby Inn.

AC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall delightful! A little disappointed with the cocktail at the bar which is unusual. The martini I had was only half filled and didn’t taste that great.

The Ashby Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a delightful experience. We're sorry to hear that your martini did not meet your expectations. We will pass this along to our staff so that your experience can be perfect next time. We hope that we see you again soon!

Report
y
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Food, ambience, service were excellent. Large list of wines by the glass and bottle. Worth a trip to Paris, Va.

The Ashby Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We're truly happy to hear that you had an excellent experience. Our staff will be thrilled to hear your compliments. We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
BK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very expensive. We really like dining there, but it seems like the prices have really increased a lot. We won't be coming back very soon because it costs so much. My only other complaint was that my scallops meal was pretty sparse. Great taste, but only three scallops. Everything else was very good.

SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, historic restaurant with excellent food and staff!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! Our staff will be thrilled to your compliments. We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and a little different. Service was excellent

The Ashby Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for this excellent review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We will pass this along to our staff. They willed be very happy to hear your compliments. We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
RF
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have driven past on Rt 17S and N on many trips over the years. What a pleasant surprise. Saddened that we did not know of the restaurant sooner.

The Ashby Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this excellent review! We're so happy that you found us and enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily our favorite restaurant even I guess. We have been maybe 10-12 times and although the Chef does change, the food just seems to keep getting better (with due respect to previous Chefs). The Borscht was delicious, the duck was cooked perfectly...just everything was amazing. If you are staying at the Inn, the breakfast included with your room should not be missed.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for this excellent review! We couldn't be happier to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our staff will be thrilled to hear these wonderful compliments. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
AT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food without being a restaurant that tries too hard by having obscure food in the name of “gourmet”. Lovely ambiance. Knowledgeable staff. A perfect place for an intimate dinner with loved ones. Thank you for making the night special.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for this wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience. We will pass this along to our staff. They will be very happy to hear that they made your night a special one. We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
f
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sent my parents there for an anniversary brunch and they absolutely loved everything about the place- the scenery, the staff, and especially the food. Jealous I couldn’t go with them!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We're so happy to hear that your parents had a great time celebrating their anniversary with us. We hope that they dine with us again soon!

Report
EZ
New York Area
215 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining @ The Ashby Inn for at least 3 decades, since the Shermans owned it. There have been many chefs in the kitchen, some better than others. This one needs to stay! Along with the sommelier & wait staff. We were lucky to arrive when the rain stopped & had our favorite patio table with a view. My Hillinger brut rose was perfect with the cornbread & zucchini bread, served with honey butter. We both listened to Rusty's recommendation & ordered the mushroom soup. It was truly amazing w/ tempura fried mushrooms, sherry vinegar & truffle oil. While I was happy w/ Martin's beef short ribs, trumpet mushrooms & polenta, Barry loved his Ashby Burger. He ordered all the toppings even the seared foie gras. His dessert was the chocolate dome & I had the brandied peach beignets w/ caramel & dulce de leche. Both were rich & tasty. Cappuccinos served with rock candy on sticks ended our feast. Looking forward to our next visit!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! We are incredibly happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Our staff will be thrilled to hear your compliments. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
PA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than I remembered. Staying in the inn after dining makes a wonderful evening.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that we exceeded expectations and you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
D
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - playing, presentation, palate! Look forward to my next visit!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 22, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this excellent review! Our staff will be very happy to hear these compliments. We're looking forward to seeing you again!

Report
LS
Jacksonville
91 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect dinner, as always!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful dinner. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic snails and a mixed mushroom roll appetizers, duck breast and a scallop entrees, and a chocolate caramel slice made for a terrific dinner. Ashby Inn offers a wonderful getaway to a stress world.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 21, 2019

We truly appreciate your kind words! It's wonderful to hear that you had a terrific time. Our staff will be thrilled to hear your compliments. We hope that we see you again soon!

Report
SD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation was amazing, as was the food and the service. Highly enjoyable and recommended; we will be going back again!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
LM
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to a lot of fine dining restaurants. Without a doubt The Ashby Inn is the best of all of them. From the amazing menu, wine list, atmosphere and service you would be hard pressed to find better. Everyone there is very very nice and accommodating. But, ask for Rusty and Kiersten and you will be spoiled. The two of them just do everything possible to make you feel like you are the only ones there. We will be going back here as often as we can.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time with us. We will pass the word along to Rusty and Kiersten. They will be happy to hear that they exceeded expectations and provided exceptional service. We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
LB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ashby Inn is all that it is cracked up to be-- and then some!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 15, 2019

We truly appreciate your kind words! We're so happy that you had a great time. We hope that we see you again soon!

Report
LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My last experience here was magical. This time was very nice. The best thing was the mushroom bisque. Really to die for. The BLTC was notable for the fantastic bacon, but the bread wasn't as special as the menu made it sound. If you're putting cheese on a BLT, I would have liked the cheese melted. Overall, a lovely lunch and a must-do if you're in the area.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! It is great to hear that you had a nice time. We're sorry that the BLTC did not meet your expectations. We will pass this along to our staff so that we can make your next visit an exceptional one!

Report
W
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

Report
OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice brunch.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for your review! We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
RG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and diverse choices. New vegetarian adaptations of classics.
Everything presented thoughtfully and with helpful advice on wine selections.
Wonderful taste sensations in all courses, finishing with an outstanding desert.
It was such I joy to eat there we returned the following week. Excellence again!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 8, 2019

We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience! Thank you for your kind words. We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
FC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on the patio was so enjoyable. Fabulous appetizers, escargot for him, foie gras French Toast with cherries for me. Chef prepared the NY Strip medium rare just the way we like it and paired with RDV wine was perfect. As always our favorite part of dinner at The Ashby is the wonderful Chef and Staff who take such good care of us! Thank you again!!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. We're happy that you enjoyed your experience! Our staff will be thrilled to hear this. We hope that you dine with us again soon!

Report
D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Would have been much better if we could have stayed over. It is a long drive home on country roads at night. Thus, I had to minimize my drinking much wine with dinner. Service was a bit slow, dessert took forever, but was worth the wait, beignets. The Caesar Salad was soggy and disappointing, as were the lukewarm capo cinos. However, both mushroom appetizers were delicious. The entrees were satisfying (duck, Guinea hen, and Crab Cakes). The wines by the glass were excellent. We enjoyed the cornbread, too.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your entrees and appetizers. We're sorry we missed the mark on service and salads. We will pass this along to our staff so that next time we can exceed your expectations.

Report
DO
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashby inn/ restaurant has always been outstanding and this recent experience exceeded even that . Highly Recommend... Clearly the finest resturant within 20 miles

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

We're so happy that we exceeded your expectations! Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

Report
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside with a beautiful view overlooking the garden. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Executive chef Johnathan Leonard has created something special at the Ashby Inn.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We're happy that we exceeded your expectations and you had a wonderful time. We will pass your praises along. We hope to see you again soon!

Report
JM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view from patio. Food was excellent. Great dining experience

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 3, 2019

We're so happy you had a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We hope that you join us again soon!

Report
JS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch! Sat outside on a gorgeous day, in their beautiful eating section. Service was great and friendly. Food was terrific. My husband wore his business casual clothes, but there were people there in shorts, etc. would definitely go again.

w
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First, let me be clear that the food was really lovely. Well prepared and presented. However, something was going on (maybe a big party?) that caused our server to be absent for long periods. It took a half-hour for us to place our order. Then a long spell between appetizers and entrees. Slow to refill wine. We’ve been to the Ashby Inn before and we will go again, but we’re disappointed in our visit because we were introducing friends to the restaurant. Luckily we had lots to talk about while we were waiting.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're happy that you enjoyed your food! We're sorry that you were disappointed with service. We will pass this along to our staff so that we can be sure to meet your expectations next time.

Report
GF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good on all fronts, but dining on the patio on a perfect, early autumn evening is memorable.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for your review! We that hope you join us again soon!

Report
J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio lunch on a perfect fall day. Excellent service from Rusty. Mushroom strudel starter and entree of short rib on polenta were favorites. Varied selection of wines by the glass- nice to see they feature some great Virginia wines too. Can’t wait to return!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! Rusty will be so happy to hear that he provided exceptional service. We're thrilled that you enjoyed lunch with us on our beautiful patio! We hope to see you soon!

Report
AJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice place,great food and wonderful service. Can not be better

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

We greatly appreciate your kind words. It is thrilling to hear that you had a wonderful time. We hope that you dine with us again soon!

Report
RR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the Ashby Inn restaurant's patio, watching the sunset on the last day of summer, and the evening passed agreeably.
Chef John Leonard has advanced the quality of the offerings of the restaurant, which prior to his arrival were very good, but are now very, very, delicious.
We chose the chef's tasting menu, which each course delighted our party with the nuanced flavors in the Mexican pork and hominy stew, the beautifully presented smoked Rohan duck breast medallions, and the flavorful jumbo crab cake with pickled green bean relish and mustard creme fraiche. Photos can't do justice to the presentations.
The baby Arugula & Watercress salad with dollops of Roquefort, berries and spiced pecans delighted even those in our party who dislike "greens". One of our party chose to have the wine paring with the meal, where a carefully selected wine was brought with each course (all in our party tasted each wine as it arrived and agreed each was delightfully matched to its food counterpart). The staff was knowledgeable about each dish and each wine and patiently answered our questions about flavors and techniques used in each course.
We were well satisfied and comfortably sated by the time the after-dinner coffee arrived at the table.
It was one of those rare meals where the conversation centered on the wonderment of the meal's flavors, textures, and presentation, rather that the current events of the day.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Our staff will be thrilled to see this! We hope that you dine with us again soon.

Report
DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the ambience - all truly spectacular! We'll be back.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We're happy to have exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

Report
M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Ashby Inn. We went or brunch on a Saturday and ate outside. The food was delicious, service very good and the garden view from our table was precious. We loved it!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're happy that you enjoyed your visit and your view of our beautiful garden. We hope to see you again soon!

Report
MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening of celebration with amazing food in a gorgeous setting. We will be back soon!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful celebration with us. We hope you join us again soon!

Report
p
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food. Look forward to returning.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much! We're happy that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, farm to table. Wonderful service (thank you Misty)! Very impressive wine list as well, with a last call section with amazing deals.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

We appreciate your kind words. Misty will be thrilled to know she provided wonderful service. We're very happy hear that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon!

Report
R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're happy you had a great time. We hope to see you soon!

Report

Tweets by The Ashby Inn