The Ashby Inn

4.8
1305 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 in concert with 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Fri–Sun 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(540) 592-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brad Spates
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 50 & Route 17
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Parking details
Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.
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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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic - best meal we've had in a very long time. My girlfriend and I ate there while spending a weekend away at the Inn. The staff was polite and approachable, and the food was exquisite. The sommelier was extremely friendly and helpful in choosing a bottle of wine that we'd both enjoy.

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CC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was divine - glad to have stumbled upon the Ashby.

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FW
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and service in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. We dine out often in notable restaurants; this was a meal we will long remember.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful evening. Many thanks to the the waitresses/waiter

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EM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well designed menu, outstanding food, knowledgeable and friendly staff. An exceptional night from start to finish.

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely remarkable. The Ashby Inn is a lovely, authentic English-Style Inn with a wonderful restaurant. The menu is creative and the staff is impeccable. The sommelier is an expert in his craft, knowledgeable and approachable. I went here on advise of a colleague who raved about the creative dishes and wonderful service. It lived up to her recommendation and then some. What a lovely gem in the heart of wine country. I will be back!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Will be back!

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Food and Service - Highly Recommend👍

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing service and beautiful ambiance.

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DS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had Sunday Brunch with some friends. There were 5 of us. We were seated on the patio, under an umbrella, but not under the covering where there are ceiling fans. I would recommend the latter to help in keeping the bugs away. Service was very nice if just a bit slow; we were there for about 2 1/2 hours. The brunch menu isn't extensive but everything we had, from appetizers to deserts, was beautifully prepared and very good. Portions are sensible, not overly large but more than enough for any reasonable person. No complaint at all about the food. We did not have any wine since we were on our way to a local vineyard after lunch. The price for the 3-course brunch is $40. The entrees ranged from about $14-$19. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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n
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 30 anniversary and it was a lovely setting. We sat outside on the covered patio with wonderful views of the the countryside. The portions were a bit on the small side, but with bread and extras we did not leave hungry. The cotton cake was the highlight of the meal.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, peaceful setting. Fresh, amazingly tasty food. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. A fabulous meal overall.

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SM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have wanted to visit for several years but something always interfered. Could not be happier that we finally made it.

On the patio for weekend brunch. Spectacular view. Service was perfect—attentive, efficient and perfectly timed. Servers were all professional and outgoing.

Food was outstanding. What appeared to be standard fare if only going by name was actually innovative and very well prepared. Presentation was also top notch.

Our only regret is that we didn’t get there sooner. Top notch experience.

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BD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A really cool setting and gourmet food. More expensive than I expected, but a unique experience.

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FC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Ashby Inn, the food is amazing and the people are Wonderful! The view is beautiful!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We walked up to the outdoor dining patio and were instantly greeted without having to walk up to a podium. Our table was ready and perfectly located. The food was some of the most imaginative and delicious I'd eaten anywhere in the world. We stayed for 2 1/2 hours and did not want to leave. We will be back.

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EZ
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A drive in the country for Sunday Brunch @ The Ashby Inn is #1 in our book! We sat on the patio at our favorite table overlooking the garden bursting with Japanese Anemones. Perfect weather. Always a warm welcome. We looked at the menu over a bubbly Hillinger brut rose. The current chef has added his special touches (creamed spinach with the Eggs Benedict). We love the warm bread & butter (and they always send us our favorite smoked olive oil). The cold Cantaloupe Gazpacho is a show as they pour the soup over the garnishes in the bowl. Delicious! The burrata, prosciutto & hazelnut salad was great. I had British fish & chips which was excellent. Barry had a cheeseburger w/ Reuben touches (sauerkraut & prosciutto). He loved it! The local beef was the star. My dessert was another UK choice: rich Sticky Toffee Pudding. The chef designed a beautiful dessert for my chocoholic. As good as it was with globs of red & orange fruit sauce, he would have preferred a DARK chocolate treat. All components need to be dark chocolate. We both ended the wonderful feast with cups of Cappuccino.

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G
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a patron of the Ashby Inn, over two decades, including with the original owners. I have always been thrilled by the experience there, including, of course, the imaginative cuisine of the chef. I often say to my guests, when the food is graciously served and explained. : We can't eat anything that beautiful; just take a photo and let's go. My suggestion is never taken. I do not take it myself.

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PH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant we visit yearly.
We had the vegetarian menu, which was absolutely fabulous. The wine pairings were perfect.
The Sommellier Steve and our waitress Caroline made us feel so comfortable.
The view at the Inn is spectacular.
A great dining experience.

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H
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and very caring staff. Extensive wine list and great food. Enjoyed all the treats during the meal.

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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everyone and everything was perfect

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U
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and views of the garden while eating al fresco. Fans overhead keep the temperature pleasant.

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e
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous 5 star all the way. A must experience for any real foodie. Superb !

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BC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing date night! Food was amazing and service was even better. Compliments to the chef for the outstanding Chef's menu and wine pairing. Look forward to our return to this hidden gem.

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EZ
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy to return to The Ashby Inn for Sunday Brunch on the patio. We always receive a warm welcome & sit at our favorite table. Stuart had my favorite bubbly on ice to accompany the warm bread & smoky olive oil (they learn your preferences & bring it to the table). Barry started with a burrata salad while I tried something new: blue crab timbale with many components including citrus caviar (finger limes from Australia). Great fun! Later the chef sent me a sample to take home. Entrees were Barry's flank steak & 62o egg, and my risotto w/ squash blossom tempura. Both were delicious! Chef Tom Whitaker made a special chocolate cheesecake for Barry's birthday (we are celebrating all month) & I had the cotton cake w/ blueberries. We both ended our feast with Cappuccinos. Sadly, this was the last day for this talented chef. He & his family are moving to Florida where he will be the chef at the West Palm Beach restaurant called the Colony. He came over to say good-bye. We wish him great success in the future!

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R
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and wine service. Delicious food, presented impeccably.

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A
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my daughter here for her 21st birthday. The Ashby Inn made the celebration more spectacular than we could have imagined.

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DK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my wife's birthday. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The Inn is a very cool old building including the bar area. Menu was superb!

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service - we’ve been coming here for years and quality has not changed

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FC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ashby Inn for dinner and go often. We had an amazing meal as always but what we enjoy the most are the People who work hard to make every experience memorable. We are going back next week!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisitely prepared and presented. Delightful dinner in a scenic country setting. Sommelier was super helpful with the wine pairing.

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DP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tasting menu, every course inspired and delicious. Wine pairings fit the courses perfectly. Service impeccable without being overbearing. One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Outstanding dining experience.

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EZ
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were blessed with perfect weather for a day in Paris (Virginia). Enjoying Sunday Brunch on the patio @ The Ashby Inn is one of our favorite pastimes. We arrived early, were ushered to one of our favorite tables overlooking the beautiful garden. Stuart had my favorite bubbly on ice. Our young waitress was completely professional despite being a novice. Her friendly personality will take her far. The chef's menu was excellent. The bread w/ smoky oil that we prefer to butter arrived without our request. I loved the cold Cantaloupe soup (especially the presentation). Barry had the heirloom tomato salad which he enjoyed (but it could be improved if they replaced the ricotta with burrata). We both had the southern fried chicken for our entrees. Crispy, served with satiny mashed potatoes & Savoy lettuce. Sounded odd but tasted great. I had the Sticky toffee pudding for dessert. The chef had a special chocolate dessert for Barry's birthday, followed by house-made chocolates & a gift! It was a small bottle of the smoked olive oil we love. They know how to spoil you here! We already booked another brunch for the 22nd.

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MF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most eloquent meals. Great service great leadership team in and out of kitchen. It’s an amazing experience one must experience to appreciate.

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W
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service both were exceptional! We loved seeing all of the local Virginia wines that were on the wine list, and enjoyed the bottle we ordered!

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W
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Really a little gem in the Virginia countryside - well worth a visit.

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LD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our stop at the Ashby was nothing short of spectacular. We cannot wait to visit again.

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful dinner! The food was amazing. The flavors and blends were perfect. You could tell the chef put a lot of thought into each course. Additionally, they brought out extra courses for us. It is a pricey meal but worth every penny. Highly recommend!

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TG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashby Inn is fabulous. The food is only exceeded by the service. It is absolutely worth the drive. In fact, the drive is part of the experience. After dining, you can go into Middleburg or visit a winery.

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e
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We wanted a night away from the DC nightmare. A great meal in a restful setting. This restaurant was perfect for our needs. A lovely setting, attentive service, great food. Our second visit to this place, and we'll be back again.

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