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.
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.
Route 50 & Route 17
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Liz Olson: 5405923900x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Ashby Inn Ratings and Reviews
Very happy with our choice to celebrate ...
Very happy with our choice to celebrate our wedding anniversary at The Ashby Inn. It is a beautiful setting and the food was superb. Our server was new and was not able to readily answer my questions about the menu but she was still terrific. I look forward to going there again sometime.
My husband and I had dinner at Ashby thi ...
My husband and I had dinner at Ashby this past Saturday evening. We arrived on time for our 7:15 reservation and our table was available but it took some time to get seated because the staff was busy attending to the many diners on the front terrace. Once seated the manager introduced herself and informed us that she was new and that if there were any issues that we should let her know. That was good to know because it ended up there were issues.
Our cocktail order was taken immediately after being seated but it was 20 minutes before the drinks were delivered to us.
For dinner we ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. Cut to 40 minutes later and we had not gotten our first course nor had we seen hide nor hair of our server since she took the order. It was 8:40 and I was hungry so I made a beeline for the kitchen door to see if I could get fed. Just as I got to the kitchen another staff member (not my server) intercepted me and I explained that it had been 40 minutes and we had not yet received our first course (gazpacho). I was told that the gazpacho was too salty for the chef's taste so that it why it had not been served. I went back to my table and within a minute the soup was served with apologies for its late delivery. The server turned to leave but I had to stop him and ask him for a spoon in order to eat the gazpacho.
Shortly thereafter the manager came to the table and I recounted to her our experience that evening and she apologized explaining that they had taken far more walk-ins than they should have. Then our original server (who we hadn't seen for almost an hour) arrived to offer her apologies.
The soup was delicious as were the remaining courses and wine pairings which were served in a timely manner.
The restaurant did not charge us for one of the dinners which was a nice gesture that we appreciated.
We had an unfortunate experience Saturday night but I am hopeful that ours was not the norm.
The food is just amazing. Love it every ...
The food is just amazing. Love it every time. They had some smoked potatoes that were so full of wood fire flavor and smell it was just fantastic!!!
The only bad thing is the server we had. She was not very nice and acted as though we had no clue about anything. Will ask for a different server next time!
Best rib eye I've ever had. My husband w ...
Best rib eye I've ever had. My husband would go back just for that. Live music outside was a welcome surprise. I was cold and asked for a throw blanket. They went in search of one and couldn't find one but turned off the fans. That was all I needed. That gave them an A+ for attentiveness. Beet salad was delicious as well as the crab cake. I would skip dessert even though that usually never is heard of from me. They are pretty but lacking in curbing your after dinner crave. There was a musty smell in the dining area so I would recommend outside seating. The view is phenomenal. Bring a sweater ladies!I am glad I ate here.
What a wonderful dining experience. The ...
What a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious as well as beautiful. Loved the cucumber gazpacho.
Our waiter was excellent. We had mentioned amongst ourselves that it was chilly and wondered if maybe they could turn down the a/c. We never had to ask; he also felt it was a bit chilly and asked if we would like it turned down.
We will be back for sure.
Gorgeous setting. Service was not best, ...
Gorgeous setting. Service was not best, we had to wait too long for everything, server might have been drunk? He forgot things. Food was good and beautiful. Establishment tried to make up with an additional dessert.
Menu offerings were varied and well pric ...
Menu offerings were varied and well priced. The server knew the food and gave good advice when asked to suggest one item over the other. The sommelier suggested three wines at different price points that would suit the diverse selections we made.
We knew we would be passing by The Ashby ...
We knew we would be passing by The Ashby Inn just about brunch time on our way home from Washington, and that is too great an opportunity to pass by. We had a marvelous dinner a few weeks earlier so we wanted to give brunch a try. The $38 three-course meal was just a bit too much food but we went for it and were not disappointed in any way. The sommelier (Stuart) recommended a half-bottle of Virginia sparkling wine ($29) to go with the meal, which was perfect as we had a couple more hours of driving yet to go.
The bucolic setting of Paris, VA is hard enough to leave without the additional burden of such exquisite food. I wanted to stay for a nap then have dinner too, but I must settle for finding a reason to return.
the food was overpriced and boring. Our ...
the food was overpriced and boring. Our waiter didn't care when we told him it was our 10th anniversary and proceeded to ignore us the entire time and spend a lot of attention on a larger family table of visitors from Sweden. I really wouldn't go back.
Fourth of July weekend brunch menu was a ...
Fourth of July weekend brunch menu was an odd pairing of savory appetizers more typical of dinner with sweet or semi-traditional breakfast fare. The service was over the top attentive - not in a positive way. The food was just ok. Ordered the ham/turkey sandwich. Spongey and uninteresting. Need to up the game.
Charming location, pretty grounds with o ...
Charming location, pretty grounds with outdoor covered seating, excellent wine list, outstanding food
We are new to this area. The Ashby Inn is quickly becoming one of our most favorite places to eat. Thank you for everything and we look forward to coming back soon!
Really nice restaurant that tries hard t ...
Really nice restaurant that tries hard to deliver high quality dining experience. The service is outstanding. The wine list is extensive and the som's recommendations solid. Prices of main courses are high 20s to high 30s, the portions are large by fine dining stds, and the taste is excellent. It is an excellent restaurant but just doesnt rise to my high "must return" standard.
I was driving in the area and saw a sign ...
I was driving in the area and saw a sign pointing to Ashby Inn - having heard about the restaurant, but not having been inspired to make an outing of it, I pulled over and checked Open Table, and there was a table available. I figured it was meant to be - and it was! Absolutely everything about the evening was wonderful. I usually don't sit outside, but the terrace looked so inviting and the table I was offered was in the shade, so I had a seat there. The view of the garden, and the mountains beyond, was incomparable. Every employee with whom I had contact was helpful and friendly and knowledgeable. But all of this would be besides the point if it weren't for the food. And that was exceptional. I had white asparagus tartare paired with vichysoisse for an appetizer, a steak for my entree (I surprised myself because usually I'd try something more creative, but that was what called to me), and a melange of a gazillion forms of chocolate for dessert. Add an amuse bouche of salmon mousse and a palate cleanser that looked like a piece of egg sushi but was actually citrus-based, and there was no reason to eat until the next day. And next time, I WILL make an outing of it. One of the best meals I've had in the DC area (broadly defined), ever.
Creative, locally sourced food (asparagu ...
Creative, locally sourced food (asparagus sald, both cooked and raw, as carpaccio), delicious lamb, superlative, well priced wine list. Unusual, home made rolls.
Only negative was that we asked to be seated on sunny porch, where all 2 tops were filled, and were told 2 larger tables were reserved. So we were the only people indoors, sitting at tables with hard wooden benches, while 2 outside tables were remained empty.
The review reflects the food and wine, not the seating.
I'm glad i finally ate there. We had t ...
I'm glad i finally ate there. We had the chef's table menu with regular parings. Chef allowed my s/o to exchange the meat selection. All the food and wine were perfect and delicious. The Wine sommelier came over and told us about a few wines and the difference between port and sherry. We stayed in the Victorian in the main house. Nice comfy room with a nice view of the church and garden. Only regret is we didn't eat on the patio. We didn't realize it was covered. It was a perfect evening out with no humidity. We will return.
Quaint outdoor setting with live jazz (q ...
Quaint outdoor setting with live jazz (quiet enough to talk though). Extensive wine list. The food was delicious, however, I wouldn't order the fish again. A tad fishy. The presentation of the dishes was nicely done. I loved the little treats that were compliments from the chef. Also had a nice lemon foam palate cleanser. It was a romantic spot and a delightful experience.
Special Occasion Restaurant
The Ashby Inn is a lovely restaurant with a scenic view from the outdoor patio. The servings are moderately sized. Service is paced for a relaxing evening. The wine list runs to several pages with a wide variety. There are tasty surprise samplers between courses. The bread is a delightful addition to the meal. The desserts were somewhat plain and disappointing.
Absolutely worth a trip to the Ashby Inn ...
Absolutely worth a trip to the Ashby Inn for dinner. Went on a Sunday with four friends. Greeted immediately as we entered by pleasant, warm and inviting hostess and waiter. Taken to perfect table on bright sunny porch and immediate attention given by our very engaging waiter. Food choices excellent and prepared to perfection. Little unknown fact, if you bring a bottle of local Virginia Wine there is no corkage fee. Our group had three different bottles all that were perfect with our dinner selections.
Don't miss an opportunity to experience the Ashby Inn.
Springtime in Paris...
...Virginia, that is. But fear not, you can dine as well as you might on the rue de Rivoli by heading west on Route 50 into the splendid rolling hills of the Virginia countryside, where you will find food as thoughtful, innovative and delicious as anything on offer in a 1-ere arrondisement fixture that boasts of its Michelin stars.
Go for lunch, when there is less contention for the best outdoor tables, the pace is stately and the views of the surrounding hills and pastures are as pacifying and inspirational as a week at a yoga retreat (and the Wine List, of course, is much, much better).
Go in early summer, so you can feast on the best (and under-appreciated) of the farm-to-table offerings Chef Robinson has gathered, such as the braised West Virginia ramps that grace your pompano and the delectable fava beans that sit like jewels among the pea-filled ravioli. Sommelier Stuart Brennen will guide you unerringly to wine pairings that will leave you filled with great hopes for the future of Virginia viticulture, both in the Middleburg AVA and beyond.
Want to feel really, really lucky about living in this part of the world? Just invest a quiet afternoon in a meal at the Ashby Inn.
Unique dining experience with fabulous views
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the Ashby Inn Restaurant and we were not disappointed. They offer a five course tasting menu which was delicious with a variety of choices. Even if you do not partake in the tasting menu, the main menu offers unique choices which appeals to most foodies, in my opinion. We enjoyed romantic ambiance and sat outside with a gorgeous view. The restaurant is quaint yet has an upscale feel and is perfect for celebrating special occasions. The wine list is quite extensive and the varieties of wine seemed to be endless (and delicious too). You really can't beat the setting and atmosphere. We highly recommend the Ashby Inn Restaurant!
Always a favorite of mine. I go wheneve ...
Always a favorite of mine. I go whenever I'm out in the Virginia countryside. It's not too far from DC, but great to see a beautiful part of the area and have a wonderful dining experience to boot. The sommelier was charming and excellent. Great time!
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