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The Ashby Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ashbyinn.com
  • Phone: (540) 592-3900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm; The restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Chef David Dunlap
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • 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.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Storer (540) 592-3900
  • Entertainment: Live music on Friday evenings during special summer hours on the terrace. Please check our website for details. www.ashbyinn.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 50 & Route 17
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.
A word from 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a terrific brunch here last Sunday! The food has alw3ays been wonderful but the portions are bigger now. Chef Dunlop makes beautiful, delicious dishes. Notably, the chicken & waffles and the Croque Madame. Our servers are fabulous & Eric, the manager/sommelier was very attentive & knowledgeable. We had our favorite patio table with a view of the garden on a perfect day.Cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The Ashby Inn provided one of, if not the most, enjoyable and memorable dining experiences I have ever encountered. Having been in the Washington Metro area my entire life, I have had the privilege of dining at some of the finest venues in the area. The entire experience, from the courtesy confirmation call prior to our arrival combined with the sustained superb service throughout the meal, made for a most pleasurable experience. Combine this with the beautiful scenery of Paris, VA and you have an experience that must be experienced to believe. The wait-staff even arranged for us to take our coffee and dessert in the gardens so that we could enjoy the breathtaking view that is afforded at sunset. We will return soon for certain."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Gorgeous outdoor seating and excellent service. The food was quite good, quality vs quantity unlike many American restaurants, but the selection was quite limited. The beautiful outdoor view helped make the meal an experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our party of four had a delightful lunch on the outside patio at the Ashby Inn. We had seared salmon, buttermilk fried chicken and the croque monsieurs. The homemade bread was excellent. The wine pairings and the beer choices were also excellent. Service was attentive yet subtle and relaxed. We will go again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "An outstanding dining experience on my 60th birthday. We had the chef's tasting menu to which he added two additional courses when he learned of the special occasion for a total of nine courses over 2.5 hours. However, the portions were exactly the proper size to avoid gluttony. The service was perfect with all dishes for each course arriving simultaneously. The sommelier's wine pairing suggestions were ideal and his knowledge of wine encyclopedic. Apparently he recently joined The Ashby staff from the Williamsburg Inn. The outside accommodations were more than comfortable and the early evening view majestic."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Beautiful location overlooking rolling hills of Paris, VA. The service and food was superior - among the best I've had in the North Atlantic region. Top-notch chef creates culinary combinations that tickle, tease and satisfy the palate. Wine list was spectacular and the pairings perfect. I would recommend for any romantic occasion - ours was wedding anniversary. Next time we may even spend a night at the inn following the perfect dinner on the terrace."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The first time I brought my wife to Ashby, we were not sure what to expect. The chef had gotten some great write ups so we were excited. We found out that it was all true! The presentation is among the best that I've ever seen. He uses a lot of colorful edible flowers that make the dishes very pretty. Creativity is good and flavor is about as good as you will find around the DC area. Pick a nice evening and sit out on the terrace overlooking the mountains. They will have soft live guitar playing in the back ground and you will be happy you went :)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Amazing place, very accommodating and polite staff, beautiful building, comfortable seating, food was delicious from the appetizers to the honey butter on the bread and the main course to the desert...very creative and paired perfectly with their respective wines. Top notch sommelier. Worth the price."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful meal, excellent service. Celebrating 44 years of marriage at this beautiful Virginia countryside restaurant. Dined outside on the patio. Could not have been any nicer !!!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Entering the outdoor patio through the beautiful perennial gardens sets the stage for the evening. Beautiful slate patio, candlelit lanterns and slowly turning ceiling fans create a perfect spot for dinner. The service could not have been better; attentive but not annoying. Eli, our server, was very knowledgeable about the dishes and where they were sourced. The salmon and cod which we ordered were flown in fresh the day before, perfect. The miso glazed cod was amazing, the salmon with glazed fennel was so good I wish I had gotten one to go. The pickled beet salad had a horseradish cream that I almost inhaled. The sommelier, stuart, brought us wines that had us asking for more. The desserts? O m g, with humboldt fog cheese, the best."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were greeted promptly and courteously, and offered our choice of outdoor or indoor seating. We chose the outdoor section which offered a tranquil view of Virginia countryside. The sommelier presented the extensive wine list and noted that although selected wine-food pairings were offered on the menu he would be pleased to suggest additional choices from the wine list. We chose the pairings and were treated to excellent selections. Service was prompt and courteous, and the food was delicious. This was our second visit which also was outstanding and demonstrated welcome consistency. Although we live nearby the experience would be well worth the drive from DC proper."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Each visit to the Ashby Inn demonstrates the high quality of this restaurant"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A delightful evening out at The Ashby! The food was scrumptous and Bernie was fantastic, as always. Kudos to Chef Dunlap and his team!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We first visited Ashby in 2010. It was wonderful--we loved it. It became our place to go for special celebrations. We ate there last year and were very disappointed but figured it was a one time anomaly. We ate there this week and decided we do not need to return. The food was merely "okay" and at those prices I would expect more. It has become too pretentious and trying too hard. The portions were very small--we had a full 3 courses and did not feel "full." Wanted a dessert but did not like any of the choices on the regular menu--however, had noted a dessert on the tasting menu that would have been preferable. I asked if that was possible and was told no--should have asked to speak to the chef or manager. Chipped dinner plate too"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Don't know of a better place to have an anniversary dinner! The food was incredible and all who served us were very helpful. We enjoyed the outside dinning on the patio. We look forward to bringing friends out to enjoy the same experience we had."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We love the Ashby Inn and choose it for special occasions. The view is beautiful and we usually sit in the patio area but due to weather concerns, the patio was closed. This was our first visit to the inside dining room and we were not disappointed. I doubt you will find these menu items anywhere else. We look forward to seeing what new menu offerings will greet us each time. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The Ashby Inn in Paris, Virginia will have you wondering if you somehow landed in another more famous Paris! The drive up to the inn almost sends you back in time. It is more peaceful and tranquil than one can imagine being so close to the hustle and bustle of northern Virginia. The wine list was a bit confusing but we did find a suitable wine. The presentation of the food was divine. The portions were on the small side but adequate. We both thought that the soup was the best part of our meal but the entrees were tasty as well. I would definitely go back again especially for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My second visit to the Ashby Inn was not as wonderful as I would have liked. Although the ambiance is still lovely and the food was outstanding, the service was only "very good," not excellent. The wine list seems to have taken a turn for the worse; still good, but not what it was. I would go back, but my expectations have been lowered."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The Ashby Inn can be a wonderful location for a special meal in the country. We had out-of-town guests last weekend and took them to show off the beautiful VA hunt country. The food was very good, but the service we got was overly intrusive...to the point it became a joke among our party. The waiter literally came by every 3-5 min and asked if everything was OK and then stressed he really wanted to know if everything was ok. I am sure that getting attentive and well trained service is a challenge in small communities, but the service nearly got in the way of the experience. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The warm reception we received from the staff upon our arrival had Liz and I forgetting the dreary weather outside. Our lunch was quietly elegant. The meal and personable service were superb. Next time we will check out the lodging first hand . I have to think that we will not be disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the presentation lovely until dessert. After a long delay the server handed me my carrot cake with a big glob of melted ice cream on it. He apologized for the delay, saying that the kitchen was busy, but really, at those prices, couldn't they have put brought out a piece of cake with ice cream, not melted mush, on it?"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. Excellent service and ambiance. One of the best in the area and a real gem. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was my 4th visit in 2 years to the Ashby Inn and it never disappoints. It's a beautiful location and a top notch chef. I haven't had a chance to stay in the Inn, I've just dined in the restaurant, but it's truly a great experience. Spend some time on the grounds also-the views are great. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was my first fine dining experience and it was fantastic. It was a quiet out door setting. On Friday night they had live music which was nice."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The evening started out on a poor note when ALL of the bottles of wine we attempted to order were out of stock. When we asked for the assistance of the sommelier, we were told there was not one on staff at that present time. A request for a list of wines by the glass simply resulted in the menu with the 6 wines recommended for each of the 6 entrees, not much of a choice. Once selected we were given a glass that was 1/4 full only. Very disappointing. The service was average, not what you would expect for a country inn/special occasion site. However, the food was great, all 3 entrees we ordered were outstanding, so the evening ended on a good note."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The cuisine was literally incomparable, with a menu that was delightfully distinctive and an introduction that was personal, professional, and not high-fallutin. Paying tribute to the value of organic food and local farmers 'n' vintners gave new meaning to "community" and food culture. If one didn't feint from the phenomenal taste and amazing Zen-like presentation offered by Chef David, they might succumb to the superior service and romantic setting midst verdant hills and Georgia O'Keefe inspired colorful flower explosions. From our arrival through to our departure, we were treated as royalty; which befitted the majesty of the meal. We didn't get to sample the desserts, but rest assure we'll return another time for this pleasure."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time a the Ashby Inn celebrating our dear friends' anniversary. The facility was great. The staff was attentive, knew the menu, offered suggestions and kept us well served and informed. We brought a couple of bottles of special wine with us. The Inn charged a $25 corkage fee which was reasonable. They have an extensive wine selection of their own. We'll be back as quick as we can. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food has never disappointed me. In fact it gets better each time I visit. The wine selection is outstanding. Recommend that one takes the suggested wine parings."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at the Ashby Inn. The dishes were extremely well-composed and coordinated. The cauliflower soup was completely amazing. I suggest ordering each course with the wine parings. I will be going back soon for the chef's tasting menu. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We took friends to lunch on a springtime Saturday. The setting is wonderful--bucolic Virginia countryside. The food was superb, if a little pricy. The staff was attentive but not overly so. We've been to the Ashby Inn before and plan to return often."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming to Ashby Inn quite often for the past two years. The food is refreshingly different with always wonderful fresh ingredients and new flavors. My sea bass this time came with a ginger quinoa base under it that was exciting and very flavorful. Ashby's wine list is almost unique in the D.C. area. It includes mostly top flight Virginia wines by the glass. Because Virginia wine quality can be spotty - bad years can follow good - Ashby does a very good job of carefully selecting ones that are really on form that year. The setting in an old 19th century inn is charming. Service is attentive and most helpful. We would heartily recommend Ashby Inn. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had planned to go to the Ashby Inn for several years and finally took the plunge. It was everything we expected and more. The service was exemplary, the food was delicious, and the wine pairings were very well chosen. I especially recommend the Ashby Mull as a coctail to start any dining occasion. We loved it and will return in the future."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The Ashby Inn is an hour or so from any population center (Paris itself cannot be confused with the other well-known city of that name), but worth the trip. We have been there twice. The food is pricey but worth it. The service is elegant - no feeling that they need the table for the next seating. The setting is lovely. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had lunch here on a weekend. The food was great from appetizer to dessert. We especially admired their commitment to offering local produce and wines."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Ashby Inn many times, but with the absence of the sommelier, Neal Wavra, the experience was not nearly as much fun. Food was very good, wine was also excellent, but lacked the charm and ambience that he gave the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Had wanted to go there for a very long time - we never stayed for the meal because the service was so slow in delivering anything to the table. Another motivating factor was when we saw the size of the portions delivered to the table next to us. After we left we actually ran into the couple at the adjoining table at another restaurant and asked if they were there to finish eating. They said the food had not been very good and the portions appeared to be more like the size from the tasting menu versus a dinner menu......"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Limited gourmet menu. Wife's ribeye was undercooked, but staff quickly remedied. Satisfactory wine list. Breakfast the next morning was quite good. Service staff very friendly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Lovely historic inn located in Paris, Va. My husband and I had lunch there recently and loved it. Will definitely return for their Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "On the recommendation of a chef/sommelier friend, we decided to come to the Ashby Inn for dinner as part of a birthday celebration and every member of our group of 4 felt that we were indeed celebrating with every bite! Two of us are very good cooks and we were inspired and mesmerized from just the descriptions provided by our knowledgeable and experienced waiter, let alone the food itself. Worth the hour plus drive from DC. Next time we'll stay at the inn, just so we can spend more time savoring the memory of the meal without that pesky drive back. Go! Eat! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great little gem in the area that surprised us. This was our first time dining at the Ashby Inn and we loved the food, the wine, the ambience, the wait staff. It was a great romantic date for us."
    Dined on 3/21/2014

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