Sunday, May 13th: Mother's Day 4-course menu for $85 per person tax and gratuity not included.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Sunday, April 1st: Easter Sunday Brunch 12pm-4pm, 4-course menu for $85 per person tax and gratuity is not included.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
What a wonderful experience, a very special night.
We were welcomed warmly when we walked in .
Our server Nolan and the Sommelier Stuart were very knowledgeable and attentive.
The tasting menu is the way to go, we both had the Chef’s tasting and it was fantastic. Six Perfectly portioned works of culinary art, with perfectly paired wines for each course.
Chef Andrew did a fantastic job the food was perfect.
We will return again soon.
I had been wanting to try the Ashby Inn for several years, and my wife and I are both glad that we finally did. The place is absolutely beautiful. A lot of history and character. The Amuse Bouche and little extras between courses were all very nice. Services was very good, but felt like it took a long time to get dessert course and to get the check at the end of the meal. Food overall was all amazing, taste wise and visually, but a few components in a dish or two that seemed slightly out of place. All in all, a great experience with wonderful food and comfortable but elegant environment.
The staff at Ashby really took care of us. We went to celebrate a milestone birthday and they greeted our party as such from the moment we walked through the door. The dishes for each course were promptly delivered and exquisite. The small bites and palette cleansers in-between courses were also delicious. Chef Tom goes over the top with presentation. Each dish was a beautiful work of art both visually and consumptionally. The combination of surprising ingredients worked in harmony and each piece was wonderfully cooked and prepared. I highly recommend this place for when you need to celebrate that special occasion. Bravo to Chef Tom and sous Chef Andrew! Thank you so much!
I have wanted to try this restaurant for some time and having friends from out of town visiting was a perfect excuse. The food was wonderful and making it even more memorable was the entire staff -- especially the Sommelier, Stuart, who made perfect recommendations and regaled us with his in depth knowledge of the history of the area. I am looking forward to returning again soon.
The food was good but the service very slow - we decided because of a big private party in house. It was one hour from the time of our arrival to the service of the first course. The wait staff tried to ameliorate this delay by offering two sets of amuse bouche, more rolls than we could possibly eat, and finally sending us off with little bags of granola. All appreciated, but more rapid service would have been better!
We love The Ashby Inn, the food is Amazing but even more importantly the People make us feel so welcome. Manager Carlos took very good care of us and Chef Thomas amazed us with the sight and taste of the food Especially the Duck which I am still raving about. Stuart Brennan always knows what wine to pair with the food and our dear friend Nolan spent as much time with us as she could. We know she has other folks to look after but we wish she could sit down and join us for conversation , we adore her! Be Back Soon!!
One of the best dinning experiences my fiancé and I have had over the past year. The tasting menu is an experience not just a meal. We both agree the service and it presentation were the best in a tasting setting either of us have had.
Delicious, creative food and wonderful staff who are patient with all questions. Sommelier was very helpful as well.
Ashby Inn has great food and service. It is on the expensive side, but worth the price.
What a wonderful birthday dinner! Beautiful food, wine and service.
Impeccable wait staff and food presentation. Food courses were just right size and each course was perfectly prepared for us. Chef and server were attentive to my wife's dietary allergy and she was well pleased with her abundant choices. "Well done."
Service and food was impeccable - this is our favorite spot for a romantic dining experience
Great food and wine list (especially for being out in the country). Service was fantastic.
It was a rainy day so we sat inside for brunch. Always made to feel welcome here. I was happy with a split of Hillenger brut rose while we enjoyed the warm bread & honey-butter sprinkled with sea salt. When we read the menu & were intrigued by the smoked olive oil ingredient, the chef sent over a sample & more bread. We both loved our appetizers. I had the endive salad while hubby tried the Black Forest ham dish. His entrée was Shrimp & Grits (a big hit) & I chose Fish & Chips w/ smashed peas. I wish the chef would add more herbs (especially mint) to the peas for a more complex flavor. Great tartar sauce & crispy chips. My dessert was a deconstructed Crème Brulee called "Burnt Cream". Beautiful as well as delicious. Barry did not enjoy his Caramel & Chocolate Cremeaux as much. As if the chef read his mind, he sent over a bowl of Sticky Toffee Pudding ala mode. Very sweet & yummy. It sealed our resolve to skip dinner that night! We love their Cappuccino w/ rock candy on a stick (which I always take home for the grand kids). Can't wait for Spring so that we can have a table on the patio overlooking the garden. But it was lovely to sit in the parlor in front of a fire.
We've been going to the Ashby Inn for years to celebrate special occasions. This year the service was exceptional but the food did not hold up to what we were used to plus the costs have increased.
Amazing lunch. Service was great. Great chef!
I've been a few times now to the Ashby Inn, and each time the food has been wonderful. Definitely worth the drive out to Paris, VA!
Chef Tom Whitaker, and the exceptional Ashby Inn staff, always make your visit special. The creative and delicious food is inspiring! Stuart, the Sommelier, was knowledgeable and clearly loves his work. I highly recommend the tasting menu.
I had a lovely experience at the Ashby. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere, with thoughtful and professional service. The food was remarkably delicious, with elegant wine pairings. I look forward to my next memorable visit to the Ashby Inn.
We visited the Ashby Inn 10 - 15 years ago. It was impressive then, but is still better now.
Note: No rating is given for noise level, because there were only 2 other diners on the evening we were there. We do not like a noisy place, so the level was perfect for us.
Magnificent! We had the Vegetarian tasting menu. It i perhaps the most notable menu in the greater Washington DC area, and even further, and that includes even some of the more famous 'country' inns in the Virginia horse country. Truely world class. For this menu and presentation, one could and should travel far. And the option to stay the night, at a reasonable cost, after taking the superb matched wine flight, makes this an even more compelling candidate for consideration as the finest dining experience. (Certainly this is the case for the vegetarian, I heard great things about the 'regular' tasting menu, but we did not partake.)
Our dishes were presented beautifully and everything was delicious. The wait staff did a perfect job. Wonderful experience.
We had a date on a Thursday night at the Ashby and were blown away by the experience. I am vegan and my boyfriend is vegetarian. We let the restaurant know ahead of time and they went above and beyond to cater to us! The manager, Carlos, made sure to talk to us about our dietary restrictions and was very accommodating so we chose to try the tasting menu. Every single dish was incredible. Chef Tom absolutely conveys his skill and love of food in every plate. All of the components on each dish were creative and complimented each other wonderfully. Not a single detail was overlooked. Even our dessert course was made especially for us- blood orange “custard” with cranberry sorbet. Our server, Nolan, was world-class and extremely professional; and the sommelier, Stuart, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly! This was truly extraordinary and we are so grateful for the experience.
I had dinner last night at the Ashby Inn. It was AMAZING. I actually think I should say that I “experienced” dinner at the Ashby Inn since it was so much more than eating great food. From the moment the first course arrived I knew I was in for a treat. Every plate was a work of art and our knowledgeable server carefully introduced us to each one. By the time she had finished, my fork was trembling with anticipation, and I was too. The lovely and cozy atmosphere on a winter’s night and the smooth professionalism of the staff just added to the perfection. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I was clearly on the receiving end of a coordinated masterpiece, from the artistry of the chef and the care of the sommelier to the beautifully synchronized arrival and departure of the plates! I’ll be back.
Brunch on New Year's Day was beyond excellent! The selections were good, the presentation lovely, and the service was helpful and friendly.
The food was superb, hats down to Tom the executive chef, the service was waoo, Bonnie made sure that everything was attended to.
I was hesitant to book on Christmas Eve. We ate there many years ago and it was great. New owners apparently have kept things going. It was a nice evening with attentive service, we’ll prepared and presented dishes, albeit small proportions.
Quality not quantity - which is just what I like. Spare me the large portions of mediocre tasting dishes. Give me something I can’t make at home please.
Charming accommodations, rich with historic features. Out of the way but a great place for a special dinning experience.
Very creative food, great wine and ambiance. Chef Tom Whitaker creates elevated comfort food.
An intimate inn set in a lovely village with an adjacent Apothecary worth visiting.
Service was way beyond expectation. The 4 of us were served simultaneously by 4 servers in a move that seemed choreographed. The menu was very local and creative and included items seldom found . Everyone praised their meal and wanted a taste of what each of us had ordered.
Quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever had! Preparation, plating, presentation - all superb!!
The Ashby Inn was so quaint and comfortable while still offering luxury product in a country setting. My date and I had a lovely brunch with delightful wine and a delicious meal. The entire staff was gracious and knowledgeable. Our waiter Rory went above and beyond his duties to make us feel welcome and special. The extensive wine list was impressive and the sommelier extremely helpful.
The Chef's food was flavorful, seasonal and delectable! Can't wait to make it back for another visit!
My friends and I had an absolutely delightful lunch at the Ashby Inn. We gather for lunch frequently, and this was one of the best lunches we have ever had. The staff was extraordinarily friendly, and the beauty of the countryside made for a wonderful drive.
Excellent. The Ashby Inn seems better than it has ever been.
Amazing food from canapés to dessert. Extensive wine list and knowledgeable sommelier. Top notch service - attentive and food-savvy.
Another fantastic meal. The staff is second to none. The chef is the best, great place.
We typically go for brunch but decided to stay the night and experience the chef's tasting menu - it was all phenomenal!
The food at Ashby Inn is always imaginative and delicious. Presentation is always wonderful with surprising touches.
Location is 45 miles from DC but a world away. A lovely old inn in a breathtakingly beautiful valley. Food was delicious. Creative twists on traditional dishes that were seasonally appropriate. Fixed price lunch was well worth the $75 per person. Service was a bit confused (twice dishes for our table were brought to the neighboring table) and our Russian server was a bit abrupt, but may have been a language issue. Overall highly recommend and will return.
Overall our dinner was extremely disappointing as we were celebrating a birthday. A dinner for three, with one glass of wine, one cocktail and one beer cost more than $350 - and my wife hardly ate a bite, it was so bad. Even the bread wasn't appropriate for dinner and may have been leftover from breakfast (one type was sweet with cream filling; the other however was stale and tasted unsalted). Our veal dish was one of these deconstructed dishes with bites scattered around a large platter - and it was stone cold by the time we received it (we surmised because it took so long to "arrange"). The accompanying garnishes for the veal of apple and vegetable amounted to a bite of each. A fish appetizer was icy and tasted very "fishy". Incredibly disappointing in any context but especially for the price! We will never return nor recommend it. Beware.