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The Ashby Inn, Paris, VA

The Ashby Inn

4.8
4.8
1513 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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Starter

  • Asparagus Bisque$16.00

    crumbled brioche, caramalized onion creme fraiche

    • Roasted Beet & Carrot Salad$17.00

      beet yogurt, arugula, goat cheese, candied pecans, orange vinaigrette

      • Arugula Salad$16.00

        honey crisp apple, shaved parmesan, crunchy pepitas, balsamic vinaigrette

        • Grilled Hearts of Romaine$16.00

          shattered parmesan, Caesar dressing, roasted tomato jam, crostini

          Appetizer

          • Seared Foie Gras$25.00

            sour cherry and apple puree, brioche toast, port wine syrup

            • Roasted Pork Belly$19.00

              creamy stone ground grits, slow roasted brussels sprouts, cranberry and onion jam

              • Shrimp and Grits$23.00

                cheddar and bacon grits, roasted tomato sauce, scallion

                Entrée

                • Beet Risotto$38.00

                  shaved asparagus, crumbled roquefort, candied walnuts

                  • Pan Seared Sea Bass$52.00

                    sweet pea puree, royal trumpet mushrooms, roasted cipollini onions

                    • Thyme Roasted Pork Loin$42.00

                      sweet potato puree, roasted cauliflower, cranberry and onion jam

                      • Grilled Beef Rib Eye$60.00

                        pomme puree, roasted vegetables, demi glace

                        • Crispy Duck Leg Confit$46.00

                          carrot puree, French green lentils, forrest mushrooms, poultry glace

                          Last updated: April 2, 2022

                          What 1,513 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
                          • 4.7Food
                          • 4.8Service
                          • 4.8Ambience
                          • 4.5Value

                          NoiseQuiet

                          Loved For

                          • Washington, D.C. Area

                            Notable Wine List

                          • Washington, D.C. Area

                            Contemporary American

                          • Virginia - DC Suburbs

                            Notable Wine List

                          • Virginia - DC Suburbs

                            Outdoor Dining

                          • Virginia - DC Suburbs

                            Romantic

                          • Virginia - DC Suburbs

                            Contemporary American

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                          1. i

                            ish11

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            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).

                          2. MC

                            MichelleC

                            Western NC

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall3food3service4ambience4

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

                          3. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            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!

                          4. JS

                            JohnS

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Beautiful setting, delicious food, excellent service - a perfect dining experience!

                          5. A

                            Ardith

                            Washington DC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            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!!

                          6. 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!

                          7. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was great!

                          8. 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.

                          9. VC

                            VealChop

                            Washington DC

                            5 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            5 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.

                          10. j

                            jds5082

                            Washington DC

                            45 reviews

                            5.0

                            45 reviews

                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          11. 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!

                          12. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Richmond

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic from start to finish!

                          13. 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.

                          14. RK

                            RichardK

                            West Virginia

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We dine in the restaurant that is part of the Ashby Inn. We made a reservation about a week in advance. All members of the service staff were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. We would go there again and would certainly recommend the Ashly Inn to a friend.

                          15. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was my girlfriends first time at the Ashby Inn and Rava and his staff outdid themselves. Max our waiter was absolutely fantastic and the food was just awesome. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we decided to get a room at the Inn and it and breakfast was superb.

                          16. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Washington DC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very pleasant service! The food was wonderful and the restaurant was beautiful!

                          17. A

                            Ace4

                            Washington DC

                            55 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            55 reviews

                            Dined on March 6, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We really enjoyed brunch at Ashby Inn. My butternut squash soup and duck salad were both excellent! The bonus bread (fancy freshly made "pretzel") was worth going back for by itself. Kudos to the pastry chef/baker. Sparkling and cocktails were delightful. Rusty and Sarah need a big shout out for the best service we've had at any restaurant in many moons. Keep up the good work, we'll definitely be back.

                          18. JW

                            JamesW

                            Tampa

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food, wine recs, etc. Warm and welcoming

                          19. r

                            redsun33

                            Washington DC

                            113 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            113 reviews

                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Had a really good meal at the inn last night. The Chef's prix fixe menu and the sommelier's wine combinations were very good. The service was very good to excellent as well.

                          20. MA

                            MARYC

                            Washington DC

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on February 6, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Dining at The Ashby Inn is a 5 Star experience. The staff is welcoming and attentive and the food is divine.

                          21. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Washington DC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 6, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food and staff was very attentive. Everything was perfectly cooked and presented.

                          22. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Charlotte

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great as always!

                          23. MA

                            MARYC

                            Washington DC

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food and staff were high above my expectations. If I could give more than 5 Stars, I would. The entire staff, Support, Wait and Sommelier, works together to make each guest feel special. And our Brunch was truly incredible. I left feeling like I had just finished Thanksgiving dinner!

                          24. s

                            sommerdeb

                            Washington DC

                            71 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            71 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.

                          25. LJ

                            LeeJ

                            Washington DC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 21, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          26. HT

                            HelenaT

                            Washington DC

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on October 17, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Our 25th anniversary

                          27. JH

                            JimH

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great visit! Everything was outstanding especially the food.

                          28. CS

                            CathrynS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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!

                          29. CR

                            CherylR

                            Unspecified

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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!!

                          30. PM

                            PoodleMixMom

                            Washington DC

                            11 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on August 21, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We sat outside in the summer and had beautiful weather. Great view of the mountains. Food was delicious. Quiet, intimate atmosphere. Service was perfect.

                          31. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Washington DC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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.

                          32. MG

                            MichaelG

                            Washington DC

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            7 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.

                          33. DB

                            DavidB

                            Washington DC

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on August 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Perfect birthday dinner!

                            The Ashby InnResponded 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!

                          34. JJ

                            JaredJ

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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.

                          35. N

                            Natalie

                            Pittsburgh

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            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!

                          36. F

                            Foodie

                            Baltimore

                            12 reviews

                            5.0

                            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!

                          37. AW

                            AntoinetteW

                            Washington DC

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on July 3, 2021

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                          38. JK

                            JohnK

                            Washington DC

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            10 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.

                          39. AR

                            AnnaR

                            Washington DC

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on June 26, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          40. R

                            Rach

                            Richmond

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on June 24, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was outstanding.

                          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 1513 OpenTable diners.

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

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                          Booked 2 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

                            Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 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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