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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 Ashby Inn Ratings and Reviews
Our visit was unfortunately pretty bad compared to our dining experience here about a year ago. We did the six course menu with wine pairings and were very underwhelmed with both the food and wine. We didn't ask if they are under new management or have a new chef, but after our fabulous visit a year ago we were really disappointed with our meals. So, sadly we won't be back to this otherwise very pretty & charming restaraunt.
The Inn is going for high quality Michelin star level of dining. The place is beautiful. It id the preset menu with or without wing pairing. I went with my Dad and two daughters. Two of us had the excellent dishes. The chicken and the steak were fantastic. My daughter had the salmon and felt it was not seasoned well and though good, not the best. My father had the scallops and thought they were simply ok. He tasted the salmon and agreed with my daughters assessment. My father has eaten all over the world and has a fairly good pallet. I believe the Inn can improve and I hope they do so the money spent os completely worth it.
The Ashby Inn was the perfect setting for our romantic 37th anniversary dinner. We sat outside and watched the sun set slowly, as the waiters served us our spectacular and delicious meal. Served, I might add, correctly -- from the left -- and the plates taken from the right. I can't recall the last time I saw table service like that, many many years. The sommelier was perfect -- we couldn't agree on a wine, so he sold us 2 half bottles and each was delightful. Especially at this time in history -- summer 2017 -- this was a much-needed time away from DC stressors and a memory to be cherished for the next 37 years.
Been visiting the Ashly Inn for 15 years. It's always had good chefs, but the latest may be the best yet. Locally sourced new American at it's finest, with a bit of a Southern touch, on a fairy tale terrace overlooking the Shenandoah foothills. We stayed over and the morning breakfast was just as good. A little gem!
Probably one of the bests views from a restaurant in any place in the DMV. However, that all didn't matter when you add terrible service. The story is the usual "we were seated first and 3 groups that came in after us were all served before us", or , "they poured our water then a 10 minute wait; they took our drink order, then a 10 minute wait, they finally took our main order and a 15 minute wait." And so forth. They never came over to ask if we wanted dessert and I finally had to get up and physically walk into the Inn to find someone to ask for the check. They were never apologetic and didn't seemed stress. It seemed they just didn't care. Food was very good and the view from the outside covered patio is stunning. What a shame they couldn't bring the service up to the level of the scenery.
We first visited The Ashby to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We ordered the Chef's tasting menu, including wine pairings. The food was outstanding, reflective of extraordinary creativity, the wine pairings well chosen and the service impeccable. I would have given it five stars but for the fact that we thought the portions were too small. Small portions are to be expected in a tasting menu, but here some of the courses approached the size of the (excellent) amuse-bouche. Nevertheless, we will definitely return.
Each visit to The Ashby Inn gets more impressive! The staff (especially the sommelier, Stuart, and our young waitress) welcomed us warmly, took time to chat without ignoring their other tables, etc. This chef is very good (if only he'd serve the Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ English custard & more caramel sauce!) Loved the individual bottles of Hillinger sparkling rose from Austria. My Gazpacho was gorgeous & delicious. Barry's chicken liver pate was amazing. His Ashby burger was great but messy (a coating of butter on the bun would prevent sogginess from the pesto). I had expected delicate Swedish pancakes when the menu said "Lemon & ricotta". I received 3 big, dense pancakes topped with a yummy blueberry compote. The lemon curd was merely a drizzle around the plate. So I had to ask for another small pitcher of syrup (which would be better served warm). I wish the lemon curd had been a layer between the pancakes (2 would be sufficient). It was outstanding nonetheless. My dessert was the Sable Breton, a beautiful presentation & very good. Barry was disappointed that the menu had no dark chocolate dish but liked his Sticky Toffee Pudding. Always lovely to sit on the patio overlooking the wonderful garden. The weather cooperated, too!
A truly wonder meal at the Ashby Inn. A simply excellent meal superbly created and presented, combined with the comfortable ambiance of this country inn. 2 or 3 courses with four or five choices for each course. The waitress explained the extensive list of ingredients some in very exotic combinations. The accompanying selection or should I say an exhaustive list of US and international wines make this a meal to be savored and remembered. Try it and you will not be disappointed. The British Chef has much to be proud of as he and his team have worked very hard to create this experience.
I visited the Ashby Inn with two neighbors who have long followed the restaurant scene in the Washington, D.C. area, and are discriminating in their tastes. It was a picture-perfect day to lunch out on the courtyard patio and drink in the background scenery of flowering gardens, rolling green meadows, and mountains. The staff was professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. The food was heavenly— a combination of flavors that were pleasingly complex while others were soothingly familiar. A vegetable medley with a variety of colors and spices perfectly complemented our shrimp and grits. Following lunch, both friends said they were eager to return here with other friends and family. It is the ideal place to celebrate special occasions.
We celebrated a very special anniversary here. It was perfect. First, the weather couldn't have been finer, no humidity, dining outside at a table for two facing the lovely yard and flowers. We chose the 3 course tasting menu. The food was perfection. We've recently dined at the Inn at LW, and this was every bit as good. The difference is that ILW has the elegant "swooping in" service. This service was quiet which is exactly what we wanted on a beautiful summer night. There was not anything we did not love. The menu is changed often depending on the freshest and best ingredients available. I'll specifically mention just a few of the memorable dishes - both Mains - seared scallops, corn, truffle, peach, sunflower seed & chard; beef ribeye, fig, garlic, tomato, ricotta gnudi. And the duck fat brioche rolls filled with the world's most delicious bechamel sauce!! In addition to the expected amuse bouche (several), there were little wine gells, truffles, and tiny bags of homemade granola presented at the end of the meal, which were enjoyed the next day. Wonderful, wonderful place to go for a special occasion!
I have lost count as to how many times we've dined at the Ashby Inn over the years. We initially chose to be on the patio, but the wind was brisk, so we moved to the porch which we loved. The Inn is beautiful, as are the grounds.
My mother had the Fried Green Tomatoes on goat cheese and I had the prosciutto and fig appetizer--both were delicious. Beautifully plated and seasoned perfectly.
The sweet corn risotto was done perfectly and the fish and chips were delicious as well.
I was disappointed, however, that they no longer offer a gluten free menu. Last time we ate there, they had a menu that specified what menu items were gluten free, and they even made fish and chips gluten free for me. I ordered it right off the special menu. The waitstaff must be new..they didn't know very much about any dietary restrictions. I don't expect every person on staff to memorize food allergy ingredients, but a basic working knowledge of the main ones would be helpful. I didn't have the heart to tell them I am have other restrictions--they seemed put off by my gluten questions, so I just sucked it up and kept quiet!
The manager (I've never seen him before) pointed out a few things on the menu, and when I asked another question, he pointed and said, "I've already mentioned these to you." They seemed annoyed by the questions. I have been dining here for years, and never once had any trouble finding something to eat--I realize I am not the run of the mill diner..but I am courteous, knowledgeable and a foodie. Nothing was noted as vegan, vegetarian or gluten free as most farm to table and organic restaurants are. I felt like they have taken a step backward as far as catering to folks who know good ingredients, as I do.
I'm hoping it's a hiccup--the chef did a great job, but the new staff (except the sommelier-I've seen him before)need to up their game if they want knowledgeable diners to return. I confess I was bummed...we love it there so much.
The Ashby Inn never fails to deliver. If you have been before you understand. If you have not had the pleasure of a meal there, go. We had a rare summer day in DC, low temps and no humidity. We sat on the patio enjoying the view of the beautiful gardens. The food is absolutely delicious. The ingredients are first quality and it shows. It is the whole package. Afterwards drop into a winery or two thT are close by
The location is wonderful; beautiful venue, and we were especially lucky as the weather was perfect for dining al fresco. The food was delicious; portions fair; attentive staff. The only criticism, and it is more an observation, is when I reserved the time, I indicated that both diners were celebrating birthdays. There was no acknowledgment or a small dessert to commemorate the occasion. I found that a bit odd, since so many restaurants of that caliber always do something nice for the patrons when they are celebrating a special occasion.
We have been to the Ashby Inn a number of times and although it was good this time we were underwhelmed with the service. They have a new tasting menu and the sommelier totally forgot about us. We had to flag him down to get a bottle of wine right before our appetizers showed up. I don't know if he was overwhelmed with having to do a wine pairing and tend to actual tables ordering off the regular menu at the same time but it was very disappointing. In addition the waitress I just left something to be desired in terms of her knowledge of the food, presence and personality. We will be back but may give it some time.
We had never been to the Ashby Inn and we were so happy with our lunch there. I would recommend lunch for a quite affair. The food was very very good....Every bite was yummy. The view sitting outside was wonderful with the gardens in bloom. It was a hot day but with the ceiling fans , we were very comfortable. Great value for the lovely Chef inspired food.Thank you a lovely experience Donna and Allan
Amazing food and service. We sat outside on the patio where views, noise level and temperature were all spectacular. We did the fixed price instead of chefs tasting. Pork tenderloin with octopus and the salmon cooked in hot pepper oil were superb. Each plate was perfectly cooked with outstanding presentation. Very attentive staff. A truly enjoyable experience.
I think this was our 6th trip to the Ashby Inn restaurant in the past 12 years. We have stayed at the Inn as well which is great but this time, we just went for an Anniversary lunch. We go for special occassions although I wish we could go more often.
The food is consistently amazing with great service and a romantic setting as well. I would and do recommend it to everybody.
Excellent service provided in this beautiful Inn in Paris, VA. The pork belly appetizer and seared sea scallops were delicious. Extensive wine list and wonderful cocktails. Highly recommend for a special occasion, romantic dinner or evening with good friends. We will definitely return.
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.
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