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About The Ashby Inn

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.

692 Federal Street
Paris, VA 20130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm; The restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Cross Street:
Route 50 & Route 17

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 592-3900

Website:
http://www.ashbyinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on Friday evenings during special summer hours on the terrace. Please check our website for details. www.ashbyinn.com

Parking Details:
Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.

Executive Chef:
Tom Whitaker

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--and enjoys working with clients to create special menus, ranging from country buffets to more formal dining. Please contact Liz Olson at events@ashbyinn.com for more details.

Private Party Contact:
Liz Olson: (540) 592-3900

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

RdV Wine Dinner

Thursday Apr 6, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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RdV Wine Dinner

Thursday Apr 6, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Details

Chef Tom Whitaker will be pairing his foods with Vigneron Rutger de Vink's wines. Includes Tax and Tip. 4-course menu for $85 per person. Special valid on Thursday Apr 6, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM.

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Celebrate Easter this year with a memorable brunch in Paris.

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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Celebrate Mother's Day in Paris.

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Wed - Fri 5:30PM - 6:00PM

The Ashby Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
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Worth the Drive (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Romantic (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Historic (12)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Scenic View (10)
Fireplace (8)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Great Beer (2)
Private Room (2)
Molecular Gastronomy (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vegan (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent, diverse array of foods, with wonderful flavor combinations. Very attentive, thorough, and informative service. Servers were very pleasant and careful not to interrupt. Cozy, classy atmosphere, amidst beautiful piedmont scenery.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We had a lovely brunch at the Ashby Inn. We are returning for the Easter Tea and looking forward to it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2017

What a fantastic experience all around. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Historic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ashby Inn. We were not too intrigued when viewing the luncheon on line, but were very pleasantly surprised when we were given superb food exquisitely presented. The service was friendly and informed and the wine choices were extensive. Fancy finding a bottle of Groote Post Cap Classique in rural Virginia...What an unexpected treat ! We look forward to our next visit which, if I have anything to do with it, will be sooner rather than later.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2017

we will go back, perfect winter dinner. Help, wine, food all very good...

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Historic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Fireplace, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Head to this truly special place in the gorgeous Virginia countryside! From the time we started going to the Ashby Inn about 5 years ago, every meal has been a fantastic experience. The tasting menu was exceptional and we were thrilled that a new vegetarian tasting menu is also now available. The wine list is extensive and the sommelier and wait staff are extremely knowledgeable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Historic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Service was great, most of the food was okay, but the soup was cold and chicken and waffles was over-cooked.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The Ashby Inn never disappoints! The bucolic setting, quiet elegance, outstanding service and excellent food make this a great choice for anyone seeking a memorable dining experience and celebration with friends, family and loved ones. They went the extra mile to delight us- and they always do. This remains my very favorite restaurant in the DC area and worth the drive, from wherever you live, stay or play. Thank you Ashby Inn for another great meal!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fireplace, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The Ashby never disappoints us! When I made the reservation, I did mention I had dietary restrictions, and to my surprise and delight, they presented me with a gluten and dairy free menu! It made my choosing 3 courses a breeze, and all three were fantastic.
The regular menu was fabulous, too, with locally sourced ingredients.
My husband and I are foodies, and this Inn is on point. Portions, ingredients, variety and freshness are paramount.
If you only dine at chain restaurants and do not have the palate for diverse and interesting food, do not dine here--it would be a shame for this cuisine to not be appreciated and savored!
Make this a stop for lunch on the Wine Trail..you won't be disappointed!
We've eaten outside on the porch, downstairs in the bar, the sun porch and the main seating area--all good!

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Amazing experience. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Dinner was one of the best we have ever had. Will define you come back again with friends. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Went for dinner for a special date occasion. Made reservations late so early seating available on Saturday night. Not a problem, service impeccable, food outstanding, and met the criteria of making the occasion memorable.

While pricy it was actually quite reasonable compared to some places nearer DC that are way overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Quaint little Inn off the beaten path and well worth the drive for the Northern VA crowd who are looking for great food in a scenic slow pace atmosphere. Fit for foodies, with an extensive selection of wines especially from VA.

Highly recommend and will go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Historic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

This was our second visit to the restaurant. It's a lovely place, full of character and an ideal place for couples. The valentines dinner however was disappointing. For some reason the starters hardly contained any of the scallops or foie gras that we had ordered. The main course was nice though but the cheese course was poor with the cheese being overly frigid and tasteless and then lastly the clotted cream served with desert was really a heavy whipped cream . The drink pairings were great! and we still enjoyed the evening as the place is lovely. But overall felt a little cheated !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2017

I booked reservations for Valentine's Day knowing that we would be restricted to a special menu for the day and that the price was set at $95 per person. They also offered a very exhaustive wine list. After looking through the wines, we opted to do the global pairings which would add $55 per person for each of us. The food was delicious, the setting was elegant and there seemed to be ample enough parking. The wait staff were very attentive and courteous.

Issues: First, there were two wine pairings offered. The first was the global that I requested and their was a second that ran $67 per person. I was charged for the more expensive pairing, and not being a wine connoisseur and desiring not to bring myself embarrassment or my wife any hint that anything was wrong on our special night, I let it go without question. Whether or not we got the more expensive wines that we paid for I do not know. But it was clear that the bill did not reflect what I ordered.

Second, while I know that this restaurant has limited space for seating, the table at which we were placed was in an area between several service areas. We heard the clatter of dishes, the food line calling out for service, and significant conversation between the wait staff throughout our meal.

Again, the food was delicious. There just wasn't much of it. Had the price been $65, I would have felt it was a reasonable value. But $95 a plate, plus $67 for wine on top of it, with tax and tip, ran to nearly $200 a person. I've had meals that cost as much at places like Sam and Harry's or Mortons or other high end steakhouses that cost that much and more, but the quantity of food at those other places was huge compared to the portions here.

It might be worth a try at the regular menu, but except for very special occasions, this restaurant is just too expensive for what you get.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

The food & wine pairings were amazing.Chef allowed me to substitute a course for another that I wanted to try.Presentation each course was beautifully displayed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Did a tasting menu. Food and wine were excellent! Waiter was very good! Waiter spoke more an better about the wine than the Sommelier. Timing of the food was off. My spouse who is a chef suspects a kitchen staff shortage. Waiter acknowledged challenges with complementary after dinner drinks. Thank you!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We drove here for a nice Saturday night and ordered 3 courses. It took a little while to get waited on, and it was hard to get water refills. Otherwise, the service was good. The sommelier was very knowledgeable. The food was delicious. We both started with the little gem salad with a nice home made dressing and the salad was nicely dressed, not soaked with too much dressing. I ordered the trout with beet, fennel, and thinly sliced kumquats. Everything on the plate was so tasty. My husband had the sausage and mashed potatoes. He loved his dish as well. They brought a medley of vegetables to share. They were delicious, too - butternut squash, roasted onions and potatoes, and brussel sprouts. I had the cheese plate for dessert - nice small tastings of different cheese, and my husband had the sticky toffee pudding - sweet, sticky, and delicious. My husband had a port afterward. We enjoyed our wines as well. The only thing we did not like was the sweet butter made with honey. They kindly brought regular butter when we requested it. Our lunch with wine was $187. We would definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food is splendid and the service fantastic. A little pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We've been to the Ashby Inn several times and each time has been wonderful. This time was for a Sunday brunch and, again, it met all our expectations. The staff is warm, friendly and efficient. The food was great and the wine wonderful. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Delightful creative dishes. Great staff. Quiet and cozy atmosphere. We had not been to the Ashby Inn for quite a while and really enjoyed the new menu selections. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Staff were very attentive. Sommelier is excellent as are wine offerings. Bread is superb! Amuse Bouche are a sweet extra.
On the downside, beet gnocchi were dense and heavy ,a shame because all other components of the dish were excellent. We ordered two deserts, apple trifle and chestnut mouse which both used gelatin in preparation. The trifle was much too 'set'. The mouse used it to achieve a chocolate 'dome'. To me the gelatinous texture is off putting.
However I will return and soon 🤓

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 (London)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Amazing food. We had the shrimp salad, chestnut soup, cheesesteak, and rabbit stew. Every dish was excellent. Great flavors and beautiful presentation. The service was excellent, and the restaurant, situated in the main building, was cute and quaint. We will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Fantastic celebratory brunch on New Year's Day. Felt very special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Simply amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The right combination of fine dining in a small venue, off-the-beaten-path location, old building, and great service. Extensive wine list, attentive-but-not-bothersome wait staff, and a menu with good options. We had a great anniversary dinner there and will return. Next time we will likely also spend the night at the inn. Already recommended it to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Excellent food and service. Christmas Eve set menu was exceptional. Plan to return soon!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fireplace
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2016

I loved the relaxed yet refined atmosphere. The service was impeccable. Stuart the Sommelier paired a wonderful wine with our courses.

Tags: Historic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Molecular Gastronomy, Outstanding Value, Fireplace
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Such a shame. Beautiful place but the manager/wine guy was rude, slow and distinctly unpleasant - ruining a lunch we drive 50 miles to get to. The food has alas also slipped considerably from it's heights of the past.
Waitress was very pleasant and the Inn remains beautiful - but won't be going back after such poor treatment and a mediocre meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Always wonderful
Chef Patrick incredible
Food amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Amazing amazing amazing meal. The tasting menu looked superb. Chef Patrick is a class above. The hand crafted cocktails before dinner were a delight next to the fireplace and cozy bar. Intimate, beautiful restaurant that I can not wait to go back to. Ask for Nolan, she was a fantastic server. Michelin star type of place without the Michelin star prices.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Historic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fireplace, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Overall the food was excellent. But the service was marginal. Water was only filled at request, wrong food delivered twice, and long periods of time went by without a check up from the waiter. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2016

We anticipated a wonderful evening, but it started badly when we stood at the door unacknowledged for 5 minutes while the hostess passed us twice before even speaking. Felt a bad vibe in the dining room amongst the servers, although our server, Nolan, was certainly pleasant. Food was "okay"; rabbit stew en croute was flavorless, had to ask for salt and pepper; breast of duck was tasty but a little tough; venison osso buco was tasty but dry. Had a really nice bottle of wine, but we were annoyed when the wine steward poured at the end of the meal without asking if we wanted more. Overall disappointment, wouldn't bother to return, much better dining experiences in the area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Delicious food and wine. The flavors were amazing and paired well with the local wine we chose. Very accommodating to vegetarians and vegans. We were seated next to a fire place which was wonderful on a chilly evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2016

We return to The Ashby Inn because the food and service are always excellent. It's a lovely setting the Virginia countryside and a great getaway. Love the restaurant and the Inn

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Ashby Inn is a great little place for real good meal with excellent service. We will be back next time with overnight accommodation.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Perfect Thanksgiving dinner. The food was delicious and the service could not be better. They were also *very* accomodating to last minute additions. I will be back soon!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Excellent. The ambiance and food were terrific. Delicious menu options, carefully chosen wine list, knowledgeable and friendly sommelier. Kudos to the chef and pastry chef.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fireplace, Historic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Fabulous!! Our dinner was superb for everyone, wine list great, and ambience wonderful! Highly recommend it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Absolutely first rate! Great ambience! Top notch food with a one service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We all enjoyed the warm and friendly wait staff. They could not have been more knowledgeable about the dishes and wine pairings. The selection of appetizers and entrees was fantastic. The hit of the evening was the rabbit stew appetizer and the deer osso boco. The mixed vegetables were superb as was the duck breast.
We will be back many more times.
Thank you for a most enjoyable evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Historic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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