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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.
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
We went for Sunday brunch. The bloody Mary's were wonderful, especially loved the blue cheese stuffed olives in them. The wild mushroom eggs Benedict was amazing! We even shared a desert. It reminded me of a light strawberry short cake, delicious! Visit the Paris Apothecary next door, what a treat!
This was our third dinner at the Ashby Inn. They were exceptional except for a few low spots at this, our third, dinner. I had a very tasty and attractively presented pork belly appetizer and my wife had chestnut soup which, unfortunately was not up to our expected standard for the Ashby Inn. The chestnut soup was a thick brownish-gray mixture that had the consistency of thick gravy and a very heavy mushroom taste. I do not know what role was played by chestnuts in the chestnut soup as any flavor they may have had was overwhelmed by the mushrooms. My wife could not eat this dish.
The main course was very good and met our expectations. I had a very tender and delicious beef sirloin while my wife had halibut cooked perfectly as she likes it. My only dislike was that the server asked if we liked the dishes but did not stop talking to allow an answer. Don't ask a question if you do not care to hear a reply. I thought this an opportunity to relay comments/ suggestions to the kitchen but the server obviously thought our potential comments inconsequential.
My dessert was disappointing. I expected the dessert to be exceptional, like the final crescendo of fireworks on the 4th of July. Unfortunately it was edible but rather dull.
Although this review may not give this impression, the Ashby Inn restaurant does, as a rule, serve wonderful food. This meal was an anomaly resulting from one inedible starter, lackluster desserts, and cursory treatment by the server.
I booked dinner at the Ashby Inn to celebrate my Wife's Birthday. We have been coming back to the Ashby Inn for the last 30 years for special occasions. The staff has always been very friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, professional as well as personable. The food was excellent. We ended the evening by staying at the Inn as well.
We went here after hiking in the nearby Sky Meadows State Park. Beautifully situated, with a lovely view of the surrounding hills, the food at Ashby is outstanding, and imaginative. Everything was topnotch, and the vegetarian options were especially intersting. I had chestnut and mushroom soup with celeriac mousse. The wine list was also good, with a variety of half bottles available, if you want to drink less or order more than one variety. The cost is also quite reasonable given the quality of the food.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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!
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 !
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.
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!
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.
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 🤓
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.
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.
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