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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.
Paris, VA 20130
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. Please note on holidays our hours change.
Route 50 & Route 17
$31 to $50
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Live music on Friday evenings during special summer hours on the terrace. Please check our website for details. www.ashbyinn.com
Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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.
The Ashby Inn Ratings and Reviews
Except for the neighbor mowing & weed whacking, we loved the serenity of enjoying brunch on the patio. We got our favorite table overlooking the gardens. Stuart brought a half bottle of Gruet sparkling wine. We had discovered this lovely, affordable champagne in New Mexico. 100 year old French vines transplanted in the perfect terroir of Albuquerque. Warm bread served with sweetened butter sprinkled w/ sea salt flakes was the perfect accompaniment. My first courses was Fried Green Tomatoes which I adored. Hubby loved his choice, too. He had the Ashby burger while I chose Pork jowl Benedict. Both were delicious. My Sticky Toffee Pudding was so hot that it melted the ice cream. I think the chef needs to switch to the more authentic custard & serve more caramel sauce. Otherwise, it was wonderful! Our young server was very attentive & well-mannered. We are considering a weekend getaway if we can find time to schedule one!
This was the best meal I've had in a long time. We did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings, which could not have been more spot on. The only dish I didn't like was a wedge of Camembert topped with gingerbread. I thought it should have been paired with something a little more savory rather than sweet. Both the server and the sommelier did a great job of being attentive without spending too much time at our table. It was very pricey ($100 for the tasting menu, $79 for the wine pairing), but definitely worth it if you go in expecting to spend some money. I will without a doubt be back.
When you choose the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings, you're expecting the restaurant's best food and service across a range of dishes with a bit of a showmanship thrown in as the preparation and wine pairings for each course are explained. So with expectations high a couple of early welcome treats were a harbinger of many such enjoyable nibbles. Our waitress was welcoming and attentive. The first two courses of coconut soup and blue crab were delightful and we enjoyed discussing the food and wine pairings with the sommelier and our server...and then the music changed. Suddenly the waitress was off to other tables and a new server was bringing our food with minimal explanation of what was served. The new server did not appear to be particularly knowledgeable about the food. We were fortunate to hear the waitress's explanations given to the adjacent table as they were eating from the same testing menu as us. The restaurant did not appear to be that busy, so it definately gave the impression of the restaurant prioritizing clientele (a change from our prior visit when were made to feel like we were the only couple in the restaurant). With respect to the food, it was mostly upper shelf with particular nods to beef striploin and blue crab mentioned earlier. Disappointing was the yellowfin tuna and fois gras; bland, boring and not at all helped by the Virginia Pinot Noir pairing. As a devotee of Virginia wines I applaud the restaurant for featuring local wines, but some of the night's choices were forced. Praise for the Petit Verdot and Cab Franc offerings. What encouraged us to make the long drive again was the recent WaPo review which in the end mirrored our own experience. Some excellent food courses, delightful and abundent "treats" with a dud or two that you have to wade through...and service that seems to run hot and cold. That those issues are still not resolved gives one pause before filling up the gas tank for a long drive into the country.
We really enjoyed our meal and evening. The guitarist was a nice touch. The only negative was the wine por by the sommelier - very skimpy, and not worth the price to be sure. However, this was the only negative, so though while significant, it didn't mar the evening.
There is a new chef at the Ashby, who unfortunately has moved the menu from delicious, seasonal but largely uncomplicated fare to fairly tasty, but overly complicated cuisine. The haddock was definitely over-salted, but overall the food from the tasting menu tasted nice. My companion and I definitely preferred the old menu.
Dined at the Ashby Inn to celebrate my husband's birthday. We started with delicious seasonal cocktails. The server and sommelier were very knowledgeable and on their recommendation we selected the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings (one Sommelier Select and one Global). The food was beautifully presented and some of the veggies were from their own garden. Most importantly, the food was delectable. Loved the wine gummies! We would definitely return.
Had an outstanding meal on the terrace at Ashby Inn with a friend from California. The location was perfect, after a day of wine tasting at various Virginia vineyards. The experience continued at Ashby Inn where they have a selection of estate produced Virginia wine or other choices from around the world. There is a nice pairing menu or the option for two, three or four courses with recommended wines.
Amazing experience. The staff was exceptional. The food was divine. It was our first time. We have been to many other "signature" places such as the Inn at Little Washington. The Ashby Inn was absolutely at the top of them all. I look forward to making this a go-to place for special occassions.
I took a friend there for her birthday dinner. Both of us enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere was very pleasant, and the service was excellent. Our only complaints: My friend's halibut was oversalted slightly, and my beef, while nicely prepared, didn't have the "beefy " taste that I was hoping for. Both our salads were delicious, and my dessert (goat cheese parfait) was one of the best desserts I've had in a long time.
Nolan and Stewart covered the table, and were fantastic. Went with the four course "normal" (not chef's tasting menu) selection.
Amuse bouche was well done, as were all courses (duck breast as entrée). I can HIGHLY recommend the goat cheese parfait as a dessert. . .I seriously considered getting a second helping. This is a dessert one could form a religion around.
Will come back.
We were practically groupies at Ashby Inn for many years. They have gone through a period of chef testing. This current chef (from Fearrington House in N.C, another favorite of ours) is very talented! We loved everything we ordered. The bread & butter w/ sea salt remain. Stuart is still available to help with your wine selections. A table on the patio overlooking a gorgeous garden is our idea of heaven! The owners have acquired the church next door (now called the Ashby Chapel & used for weddings & special events). The space between is now an Apothecary shop. It needs tweaking. I wish they would sell their pottery there! Better costume jewelry & books about Virginia would be well received. We will definitely return!
Gets better every time. My husband and I think it's the best restaurant in the DC region. Fabulous chef. Really creative use of local foods. Amazing for vegetarians too. Our favorite for anniversaries and birthdays. Reasonable prices. Charming service. Lovely space and setting.
Star fell a little this time. I had been in October 2016 and had an outstanding meal. It seems the prices went up and the quality went down. It was perfectly nice and outstanding presentation for all the meals; however, only one dish was amazing and I perceive the port paired with the last course was a ruby and not tawny as claimed. Previously we raved about every course and the pairings.
This is our second time having Sunday brunch at the Ashby Inn. It's a beautiful place to visit and the area around it is breathtaking especially at this time of the year. The food and the service were pretty good and we had some local white wine that was interesting as well.
We enjoyed a three course meal including a beef tenderloin and halibut. My girlfriend and I both had well-selected half bottles of wine. Everything was top notch and the food in particular was tasty and nuanced. I'd recommend the Ashby, especially for a special occasion.
The service, food and presentation were all excellent. The sommelier is outstanding, he has a refined sense of humor and it is always a delight to chat with him. The waitress was world class, attentive, knowledgeable and polite. We enjoyed a wonderful cheese plate and pork belly appetizers. Our entrées were Halibut and the Lamb, delicious.
That said we noticed that, since our last visit, the portion sizes have been reduced to what I term” French cuisine portion” size. I would suggest the menu contain an amendment beside each entrée showing a price for an American sized portion.
It is still one of our favorite restaurants and we shall return.
this restaurant has incredible food and a lovely staff! We enjoyed a mother's day lunch there and were blown away by the quality and service. It was above and beyond what you get in any fine dining location in Washington, DC. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! It is worth it! Not to mention the drive out to the Ashby is so peaceful and beautiful!
Having dined at many Michelin Star restaurants, I can honestly say this is one of the great restaurants I have had the pleasure of attending. We loved the kitchens unique combinations of local produce (Pumpernickel and mint pea custard, smoked cabbage and nettle). The service (Teresa) and ambiance is impeccable. Everyone was very attentative to our vegetarian requirements. The sommelier listened to what we like and presented us with a delicious local red (Linden Estate Hardscrabble). A great experience all round, that is worth the drive and we will surely return.
A phenomenal dinner from start to finish! Start with a wonderful cocktail prepared by Jessica in the tiny tap room downstairs while you are waiting to be seated. Dinner was creative, fresh, sophisticated and seamless. The staff obviously take great pride in the dishes they place in front of you. Love all the amuse bouches! Fantastic wine list, including local gems. Go!
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