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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.

692 Federal Street
Paris, VA 20130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Route 50 & Route 17

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 592-3900

Website:
http://www.ashbyinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on Friday evenings during special summer hours on the terrace. Please check our website for details. www.ashbyinn.com

Parking Details:
Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.

Executive Chef:
Tom Whitaker

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Linden Wine Dinner

Thursday Jul 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Thursday Jul 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Chef Tom Whitaker will be pairing his foods with Linden Vineyards. Reception: 6:00pm-6:30pm Dinner: 6:30pm. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid on Thursday Jul 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

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Daily 8:00PM - 8:45PM

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (41)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Special Occasion (34)
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Romantic (31)
Good for a Date (31)
Notable Wine List (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Scenic View (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Historic (17)
Cozy (17)
Tasting Menu (15)
Authentic (15)
Seasonal (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Healthy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Organic (8)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Fireplace (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Business Meals (2)
People Watching (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Family Style (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Molecular Gastronomy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We love everything about Ashby
Inn! The food, the people, the experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Never a bad experience
Food service, Nolan and Chef great
People are wonderful

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Another great meal at the Ashby Inn.
Service can be a little intrusive and there were occasions when it felt like we had an extra guest at the table. However, it's not a deal breaker and we will continue to go back whenever we are in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Well worth the trip out RT 66 to the country for the wonderful food and ambiance. This place is a gem nestled in scenic surrounds and the food (all sourced from local farms) is incredible.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The setting is beautiful at Paris Virginia near the Sky Meadows State Park. Food is excellent and well presented. The Chocolate Pave dessert was perfect. Wine pairings went well with the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was excellent, service was superb. Every meal was explained to us as it was served. Wine was great. Had a wonderful time , would go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Charming backyard, well executed menu with seasonal local ingredients. Professional and attentive service all throughout. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always wonderful! The Ashby's patio on a summer evening is the place to be, especially for a getaway from nearby DC.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Excellent food & service. Well priced except for the Spring water cost of which wasn't disclosed. $6 glass a bit high.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The food was great and the staff could not have been better. Never felt hurried and the atmosphere was very relaxed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Made for a perfect Mother's Day

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our second year for outdoor Mother's Day brunch. Worth every penny. The food was delicious and the wine pairings perfect. This is the best restaurant, bar none, in northern va.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food. Excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The Ashby Inn was a spectacular choice for my 40th birthday. We did the tasting menu (six courses for a reasonable $100) and loved every bite, from the amuse bouche to the dessert. The seasonal menu included several lighter dishes for spring, such as the most delicious blanched asparagus I've ever tasted, but also had a couple earthier, more decadent plates like duck. Our server was totally on top of her game and the atmosphere was quite relaxed compared to similar establishments. We enjoyed this experience more than our last visit to Inn at Little Washington (where we did my husband's 40th) and it was about 1/3 of the cost. We stayed at the Inn, which is just lovely, and the breakfast the next morning was just as wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Horrible server

Tags: Historic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was not good. Waitress kept telling us "that will take few minutes" when we asked for tea or tried to order. It wasn't clear why service was so slow because it wasn't crowded and we had made a reservation. And they ran out of spoons! How does that happen? Food was good, but it certainly isn't worth the drive. We'll try somewhere else next time we're in the area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We enjoyed a Saturday lunch at the Ashby after travelling from NOVA to the Skyline Caverns and before continuing east to visit the wineries of Middleburg. The portions were large compared to other fine dining restaurants we've been to. I enjoyed the Beet tartar first then the shrimp and grits as my main. No room for desert but the options sounded delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Beautiful food in a beautiful setting. We ate outside with views of the Blue Ridge.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Historic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The food was excellent and the setting lovely. The service was just okay. When we arrived, I gave the maitre'd the reservation info. He asked if we would like to be seated outside. That was my request in the reservation. He led us to a room to sit for 20 minutes and told us about a shop next door that would kill some time. We were 20 minutes early. The tables were set and ready. Why not ask if we'd like to go to the table and start with a drink? We waited in the room after visiting the shop. A second person retrieved us after our reservation time (there were 5 pp total in the restaurant), led us to the tables and asked again if we would like to sit outside. We sit. The original guy returns and tells us that he is now our server. He takes our orders and returns to the table to pour spring water, which he spills all over the table and a little on me. He says, "At least I missed you!," to which I reply, "Almost," as he had not. He brings a napkin over to blot the spill and gives us another bottle of water. With all the empty tables, why didn't he move us to a dry table? Then a third server brings our entrees. We ask for cracked pepper, which she gets all over the tablecloth. When they remove our plates, it is everywhere. The man returns with dessert utensils, placing them down on top of the pepper. I ask if he would remove the pepper. He continues placing the utensils, then wipes the pepper around them. I ordered coffee with my dessert - French press at table, removed and never seen again. No offer of a second cup. A lovely day and meal but they need some service training.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food, service, and view at the Ashby Inn is a perfect date night spot or special getaway dinner. I was staying in wine country with My Fiance and wanted a special dinner spot and this was perfect. Great wine list in addition to the food and the views of the countryside at sunset makes it a perfect night. The service staff made our special dinner perfect. Each course was meticulously prepared and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We have been going to Ashby Inn for nearly 20 years, though several chefs and both owners. This time the food was as good, if not better than we've ever had there. Elegant, reasonable sized portions, interesting without being over the top. Though we didn't go vegetarian, there are LOTS of first rate vegetarian options, including having a full 5 or 6 course tasting menu matched with wines. Also, this place would be great for people who have difficulty hearing. My father wears a hearing aid, and he rarely goes to restaurants any more due to the noise. Ashby, especially if you eat outside, is quite quiet. It is one of the few places he still enjoys going! Thank you as always for a lovely evening out in the country.

The restaurant draws a nice mix, too, of regulars coming for an end-of week meal, as well as those celebrating special events. Consequently, there isn't the tension and unreasonably high expectations and the 'attitude' that you get at 'big deal' restaurants like Komi, Pineapples and Pearls, The Inn at Little Washington. It is just a lovely place to go for one of the best meals you will eat in the year!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Historic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I love Ashby Inn....a special treat every time I go. This time it was in the spring and the weather was just right to sit outside and enjoy the lovely scenery. They had a guitar player as well that played at the right sound level that it was not disruptive of conversation but a nice accent to the outdoor space.

Now the food.... We all had something different. From the lamb, to the duck, and I had cauliflower as my main dish. All of it was cooked perfectly and accompanied by seasonal veggies.

Nice wine list...something for everyone.

It is worth the drive. A total gem!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Historic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The server was very cordial and explained every dish. Got gluten free corn bread for our son which he really enjoyed. The beef was so good he wished he could have gotten larger portion as well as the pork belly.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Historic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Wonderful service and creative menu using local and unusual ingredients. Highly recommend both the Chef's tasting menu and the vegetarian tasting menu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I have have been a patron of the Ashby Inn for more than two decades. It just gets better every time that I dine there.

Tags: Historic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had a wonderful Easter dinner at the Ashby. We highly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Family Style, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We visited on Easter Sunday and it was a treat. We chose to do the wine pairing and found that to be very interesting. the wait staff is outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Absolutely fabulous food - great for an anniversary

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The food and service is amazing! We always enjoy going back there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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