The Ashby Inn

4.8
1542 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.

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
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vipsommerdeb
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

So disappointed in our visit. Walked into restaurant and no one was to be found except for seated guests in two rooms. After about five minutes, our polite host/server arrived. We were seated immediately and offered water. "Bread" arrived and while it was welcome, the basket was four muffins, two corn bread and two banana nut. Lovely for breakfast, but wrong for lunch. The killer for us was that our food was so off and different than what we had expected, it ruined our trip from DC to Paris. The two soups we started with were fine, not exceptional in any way. One of use ordered a sandwich (BLC) and the other ordered the schnitzel. Sandwich fine with excellent fries. Schnitzel was inedible -- limp, cold, tough and totally without flavor. Served over very mustardy, hot potato salad. Thank heaven for the fresh salad served on the plate. When the server finally inquired about our lunch and was told about the schnitzel, he was most apologetic and ultimately removed the item from our bill. He also offered that the executive chef was on vacation. Ugh! Don't know if we will venture back for a second outing.

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LeeJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, what a wonderful place to eat. The service was outstanding.

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vipHelenaT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 25th anniversary

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JimH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit! Everything was outstanding especially the food.

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CathrynS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This dinner was so very worth the wait - every time I check they are booking 2 months out - and I know this was the best meal my husband and I have ever had. The plating was beautiful with every course while the temperatures and flavors were perfect as well! Duck fat muffins = amazing! Excellent dining experience and highly recommended!

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CherylR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is covered and has fans and is lovely. The food was fantastic, as was the service. Definately coming back!!

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

My husband and I have been going to the Ashby Inn nearly every year for the past 30 years. We love going in late summer to enjoy the outdoor air and beautiful views. Last night we had a lovely server who was pleasant and professional and knowledgeable without hovering. We will continue to go back every year with pleasure and anticipation.

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MichaelG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beef cooked delightfully. Soups and potato garnishes have a flowing smoothie as to them. Some sauces could do with less reduction to have more subtle flavors, particularly those with sweet notes in them. Breakfasts are reliably prepared no matter what the selection and speak to how eggs, pastry, potatoes, and meats should be respected and served.

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vipDavidB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday dinner!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, David. We're so happy to hear that you had a great Birthday dinner experience. Cheers!

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JaredJ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st visit & it will not be our last. Next time we'll definitely bring friends. Our salad, appetizer & entrees were simply amazing. I don't write reviews but couldn't help myself this time. My wife & I shared the salmon & filet for our entree. They both were so full of flavor I couldn't do it just by trying to describe them. Just try this place & you'll definitely get the rewards for choosing it. You'll see what I mean when you go.

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vipNatalie
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was phenomenal. We came for my boyfriend's 30th bday dinner. Our waitress Elizabeth took great care of us. Highly recommend if you want a romantic delicious meal!

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, the service was definitely top notch, every detail was taken care of without even asking, very accommodating and professional staff. Rusty and Brandon made our visit even more special. They were both extremely attentive. The customer service at The Ashby is like no other. The pleasure was most definitely OURS!

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vipAntoinetteW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, food good, but menu could be a bit more creative.

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vipJohnK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an amazingly good brunch - perfectly prepared dishes, fine selection of wines, exceptional service - all in an amazing bucolic setting. Thank you for setting such a nice table, literally, for catching up with old friends.

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AnnaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time! Thank you! Food was great so is the service

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Rach
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful overall experience for my special birthday dinner!

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CTlovesVA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful view, wonderful server and the food was spectacular.
My mother and I have dined here several times over the years, and we're thrilled to see the Ashby has returned to its glory.
A perfect summer day and a perfect place for lunch.
Good work, everyone!

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vipjkjjpc
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 had bunch on Sunday on the outdoor patio. The tables were nicely distanced from one another. The service was professional, maybe a bit slow at times, but we were enjoying the ambiance and conversation, so that was not a problem. We all started with the carrot, apple, ginger cold soup, which we all agreed was excellent. Two of our party had the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and home fries. We both agreed these were the best eggs Benedict we have had in a long time, if not ever. The poached eggs were perfectly cooked with runny yolks. The English muffins were perfectly buttered and toasted, making what is normally not a very interesting part of the dish very tasty. The home fries were very crispy on the outside, but light and creamy on the inside. The dish also came with a small side salad, which was also excellent. The other members of our party had the wild mushroom omelet and the braised beef short ribs. They reported both dishes to also be excellent. Ashby Inn has a full bar and a nice wine list. While we were there, a heavy rainstorm came through. The ambiance of eating under the covering while listening to the rain was wonderful. This was our first time to Ashby Inn, we will definitely be back. Next time for dinner.

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David
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food rivals that of any high end DC restaurant if not better. Stunning location with views of valley between the mountains. Quick professional and pleasant service. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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jzoller
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The room with the booths and outdoor area are both great. The other rooms are rather sterile, open, and lackluster. They provide NO conversational privacy. Personally, I would almost prefer dumpy and loud. The decor does not measure up to the food. Go for the food.

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TerriF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. There was a nice range of offerings.

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IanL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to stay with stellar service and food. Dinner menu contains some creative dishes which were all fantastic. If you can sit outside ñ, its a must.

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vipJenniL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fabulous food! We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and could not have chosen a better place🍸

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vipFrequentDiner
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming staff, lovely menu options, great service /attentiveness to detail, and good, nicely presented dishes in a charming setting.

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JKoehr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Historic atmosphere, great food, helpful service, and a wonderful sommelier named John. We also stayed overnight in the School House, their additional property next door. We are definitely going back!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you the fantastic review. We are delighted you enjoyed our historic atmosphere, delicious food, and exceptional service. John, our Sommelier, will be thrilled to hear he did a remarkable job. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BruceS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food. In fact, the best steak I've ever eaten in a resaurant.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you for the terrific review. We are thrilled you enjoyed our delicious steak. We hope you join us again soon for another tasty entree!

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vipGourmand
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time dining at The Ashby Inn, and twice during COVID. We also stayed at the inn during our last two visits. It's a very special place and the food is wonderful. Highly recommend.

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John
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine. Atmosphere is truly outstanding. Service is great. Food is delicious.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for the terrific review. We are delighted you enjoyed our delicious food, outstanding atmosphere, and excellent service. Our staff will be thrilled to hear they did an exceptional job. Please join us again soon for another evening in Paris!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. We love dining at The Ashby Inn and look forward to our next occasion.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you had an outstanding dinning experience. We hope you join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Loved the food and wine paired service for Valentine’s Day!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the incredible review. We hope you join us again soon!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quality doesn’t live up to the price tag. Was a bit disappointed overall.

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vipLouandMonica
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Ashby Inn. Every time we go it is a very nice evening. The food and service are amazing. Everyone is very nice and makes sure we are having a great time.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on January 16, 2021

Thank you for the amazing review. We are thrilled you had a wonderful evening at The Ashby Inn. We hope you join us again soon for another day in Paris!

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ReeRee
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect was wonderful! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. They thought of everything! I’d give more stars if I could

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service and a nice setting.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed our delicious food, excellent service, and remarkable ambience. We hope you join us again soon!

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vipJD01
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful, the service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We had a lovely, relaxing brunch before hiking at Sky Meadows park. I am recommending the Ashby in to all of my friends and we look forward to returning, soon!

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vipbarrydrucker012153
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely some of the finest food we have ever eaten. Top knotch in every respect.

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vipAVBAMG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to The Ashby Inn and Restaurant, where we were guests at the Inn and have now had five (5) wonderful dinners at their suburb restaurant. The first time was inside last Dec. The next four dinners were outside at their covered terrace open to the outside with spectacular views to the rolling hills of northern Virginia. Even with observing the safety protocols of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the service was top notch and the ambiance of this setting was very relaxed and special. They have about twelve tables on their terrace for 2-4 people each so it is very small and low key. John, the Sommelier was very knowledgeable, especially of the local/regional Virginia wines, which we wanted to try. As others have noted, the Chef here does an excellent job with all of the appetizers and entrees that we have tried, especially with the house favorite of Dover Sole. We agree with others who have voted The Ashby Inn and Restaurant as one of the top restaurants (and B&B Inn’s) in northern Virginia. We look forward to our next return enjoyable visit and delicious meals….

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided on the tasting menu which included four courses. The ambience and service were both outstanding and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for special occasions

The Ashby Inn
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are thrilled you and your husband enjoyed the delicious tasting menu at The Ashby Inn. Our staff will be delighted to know they provided outstanding service and superb food. Please join us again soon for another day in Paris!

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The Ashby Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1542 OpenTable diners.

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