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About The Inn at Little Washington
The Inn’s dining rooms are pure fantasy – a wondrous cocoon of luxury. Rose-colored, silk lampshades float above each table creating a private, romantic world below. The Chef’s creations arrive at one of the 30 intimate tables as if served by invisible hands, course after course, more dazzling than the last. From the award winning 12,000 bottle wine cellar, which includes the finest offerings from Bordeaux, Burgundy, California and Virginia, the Sommelier plays matchmaker between you, your dinner and the wine.
The late Craig Claiborne of The New York Times called it “the most magnificent inn I’ve ever seen, in this country or Europe, where I had the most fantastic meal of my life”. Patrick’s approach to cooking, while paying homage to the lawmakers of Classical French Cuisine, reflects a belief in “the cuisine of today”, healthy, eclectic, imaginative, unrestricted by ethnic boundaries and always growing.
Washington, VA 22747
American, French American
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm,
Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking
Chef Patrick O'Connell
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Inn at Little Washington Ratings and Reviews
Top 5 meals ever!
My husband and I enjoyed the very personalized touch given to every detail.
It was a celebratory dinner and each member of the staff knew it - quite nice! The food was divine and came at a leisurely, well planned pace. We were delighted with each amuse bouche - which are determined nightly - making the meal more special.
The drink and wine menu were exquisite. The Inn itself was beautifully appointed, reminding us of an opulent ship, with gently swaying lamps adding to the ambience.
We loved our time and plan to return soon.
The staff was extremely kind and attentive. They helped with one of our party who was suffering from motion sickness. They were very solicitous as to her welfare and offered to amend the tab to account for her not being able to really enjoy the experience. The food was creative and outstandingly prepared. The rabbit was especially delightful. It was my 4th visit as a special occasion. I will be be back!
this place is really over rated and over priced. The soup was cold (the waiter warned me it was hot and to drink slowly). The food is okay but not at all worth the drive and/or the price. It seems to me that there is a lot of hype around the Inn at Little Washington. It really did not meet my expectations and I would never ever do it again.
This is our sixth visit to The Inn in Little Washington and while every prior dinners have been wonderful - worth both the travel and the not inconsiderable price, this Sunday evening dinner after Thanksgiving was the best experience yet. The staff is remarkably well trained; welcoming, helpfully informative and efficient while avoiding any hint of hauteur.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone with the time to travel through the Virginia countryside and linger over a meal of constant small delights, trusting in the creative menus and point perfect execution so good that the bill almost seems reasonable!
One of my Top 10 food experiences of all time. Wait staff team was topnotch--knowledgeable without being patronizing, engaging without spending too much time at the table. Adding on the kitchen tour at the end for patrons who purchased Chef's book was a HUGE bonus, as Chef was (surprisingly) friendly and approachable. Words cannot express how thankful I was that this place does not take itself so seriously as to make it uncomfortable (I'm talking about the cheese cart here). They deserve a third Michelin star. Wow.
the Inn is a place of all- round perfection. The ambiance is warm and tasteful. The staff is totally dedicated to making the guest comfortable. We stayed overnight and found the finest details as surprises everywhere in the richly decorated and comfortable bedroom.
At dinner the food was of course a succession of delicious surprises. The waiter elegantly serving the dishes and the wine steward knowledgeable recommending the best wine.
Our visit to the Inn will stay in our minds for ever.
This was our second time dining with them, and it outshone the first time. Several of our favorite amuse bouches returned, and the main dishes were even better than last - especially the duck. The service was impeccable and personal, and it made a great evening to celebrate our anniversary.
This is for those seeking a great experience for a special occasion with the knowledge that you will pay heavily. At $436 per couple, before you have a drop of wine, well, you get the picture. We thought the courses were great with the exception of the beef two ways, as it was surprisingly bland. At this price, everything needs to be perfect. Also, what I thought was a Cabernet at $19 per glass turned out to be $46 per glass when the bill came. Don’t quite know how that happened. Regardless, this is a restaurant that true food lovers should experience once...
We celebrated our 43rd anniversary with this special dinner.
Every detail was precise and all of our needs/wants/desires were catered to with an exceptionally knowledgeable staff.
Our menue had a printed welcome just for us!
We had the wine pairing, which we recommend.
We were made to feel at home as each course was explained, with the wines.
We were not rushed.
After dinner we had a tour of the magnificent kitchen with professional staff.
It was expensive but so worth it.
Preset tasting Menu provides three options for each course but includes the option to switch out courses providing ample personal variety with lots of complimentary mini courses to enjoy in between. Cordial service is top of the line. Most memorable meal we've ever had.
Another incredible evening at The Inn at Little Washington!
I took my boyfriend here for a surprise dinner and was once again blown away. I am always impressed with the impeccable service, stunning menu, and the detail oriented nature of the whole experience. I definitely will always recommend.
Thanks for another perfect memory!
Inn at Little Washington is an experience. The food is fabulous and the service matches the food. They call you before you arrive to ask the names of the individuals in your party. Is there a special occasion. They call you by name from the moment you sit down. One of the very first questions is, do you have a food allergy. They alter your food to your desires. We were lucky enough to have a quick tour of the kitchen. What a phenomenal space. The entire evening was what I had hoped. I took someone there of fulfill a bucket list item and it did not disappoint.
The Inn at Little Washington has been on my bucket list for many years. The service was great, but the food was a bit disappointing. Two of the four courses were terrific and two were just OK. They do a great job on allergies and dislikes. The kitchen tour is a must. The chairs aren't very comfortable. I'm glad that I went once, but wouldn't hurry back.
This was by far the fanciest, most decedent culinary indulgence I have ever experienced. My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary there, and we now have one of the most memorable moments in all of our marriage. Be warned, you will pay the price for the experience, but on this occasion it was expect and worth it. Being able to meet the owner and chef Patrick O'Connell was an added treat, along with a tour of the impressive kitchen.
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