Joshua Wilton House

4.8
650 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Located in an elegantly restored Victorian home in historic downtown Harrisonburg, the Joshua Wilton House is a bed & breakfast and fine dining destination. Executive Chef Tom French uses high quality ingredients sourced from the Shenandoah Valley to create a seasonal menu highlighting our local products . The full service bar includes signature cocktails, craft beers and an award-winning wine list. During the warmer months, seating is available on the outdoor brick patio. In the winter time, warm up in our lounge next to one of the original wood burning fireplaces and enjoy a cocktail before your meal. The Joshua Wilton House is also a private event and wedding venue, so please visit our website or call us for any special occasion you are celebrating!

Experiences

  • JMU December Graduation

    $55.00 per person

    Dec 17 - Dec 18, 2021

    We will be offering a three course pre fixe menu in honor of the December 2021 Graduates. To make your reservation please call us at (540) 434-4464. The menu as well as pricing information will follow and can be located on our website: joshuawilton.com. We look forward to celebrating with you all! Credit card information will be required at the time of booking.
What 650 People Are Saying
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KevinH
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Special bday celebration place with my spouse who really enjoys this restaurant

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CosmopolitanDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JWH is certainly the most refined restaurant in Harrisonburg and vicinity, offering a limited menu of dishes that focus on the quality of ingredients and well-executed preparation. While these dishes are not wildly imaginative, they are perfect in their relative simplicity and wholesomeness, with just the right kind and amount of spices and condiments. The staff also displays the right amount of formality, without being overly fussy or showy. The whole dining experience is quite fulfilling for a price that remains quite reasonable.

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vipHoneyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation was magnificent. Service was splendid. It’s been a while where we sat for three hours and truly savored every moment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua Wilton House never disappoints. Excellent food and service! Best restaurant in Harrisonburg, in my humble opinion.

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vipnormd
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellet food and wine list. Great service. As one might expect a limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience began upon walking up to this beautiful mansion; a sight to behold. My husband and I were promptly greeted by the hostess who offered us a seat at the bar as we were slightly early for our reservation. The cocktails were masterfully crafted as we watched our bartender, Doug work his magic with enthusiasm; he really takes pride in his work and he took great care in my special request which tasted perfect! The staff was attentive, friendly,and informative, the atmosphere was so relaxing and comfortable. The food just about blew my socks off. I still can’t stop obsessing over how fantastic the duck was, I wanted to cry it was so delicious. And the farrow was cooked to perfection as well. I only wish this gem was closer to our hometown as we were here on vacation. But seriously, I would drive the 5 hours just to go back. Amazing!

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SophiaR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely wonderful time for our anniversary at the Joshua Wilton house! The food and wine was immaculate, and the ambiance was even better. Doug was playing both our waiter and bartender, but he made our experience all the more worth it! Would recommend this place to anyone of any age looking for an upscale location for a celebration or fun night out.

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ElleS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment the front door was opened for us and we were welcomed into the restaurant, it was a beautiful experience. The people who took care of us were exceptional, friendly, and knew when to approach our table and when we wanted privacy. The food was very flavorful (although the filet mignons were a bit tough). We would return when travelling to this area.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food are always wonderful!

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DonnaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. The food is always outstanding, and the service impeccable. The environment is spacious and cozy at the same time.

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Goodsmill
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always.

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Rick
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Went for a business dinner. Salmon and butternut squash soup, both excellent. Service was outstanding.

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vipThomasG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbeliveable find. Great place with great service and food. Will definitely be back.

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CandleLighter
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To receive food of this quality, served this well, in this lovely an environment, I usually expect to pay twice what I paid at Joshua Wilton House. Menu, chef, staff, ambience were all superlative.

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NancyG
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining setting in a Victorian Inn. Food was outstanding. Service was friendly but unobtrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The dinner was wonderful. The food was some of the absolute best we have ever eaten both in presentation and taste. The cocktails offer a unique selection but are very small in amount received. The massive ice cube is cool and different but displaces almost the entire beverage resulting in only a couple ounces of drink. The steamed muscles were exquisite and charred bread an excellent compliment. The ham and cheese croquets were flavorful and batter marvelous. Filet was seasoned perfectly and literally fork tender. Salmon had a buttery crisp crust and remained light and flavorful inside. All sides were wonderful accompaniments to each entree. The lemon bars with toasted topping and blueberry side was a great way to end the evening. All food items would readily be ordered again. If you do not eat here, you have genuinely missed a great meal. Staff were attentive and engaged in polite conversation. We look forward to returning very soon.

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Traci13
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting out on the patio. Just a wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent, as always. We will be back!

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vipTraveling2
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! A bigger menu is needed, but the ambience and service is fabulous!

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rooster117
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wife and I went here for an intimate anniversary dinner. The setting was lovely, staff was professional and attentive, but not overly so, and the food was fantastic.

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DianeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, very accommodating for special dietary requests.
Sam was our excellent server.

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vipEdgar
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best in Harrisonburg! Food preparation and presentation was outstanding! And service from Lauren, Ben and the rest of the staff, top notch as always!

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vipJazzmin
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very nice "special occasion" restaurant with prices that were much lower than we expected (i.e., similar to moderately priced everyday restaurants).

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BernardC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in great surroundings.

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vipDeco
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start (perfectly made Manhattan cocktail) to finish, everything was outstanding!

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John51
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit. Was for a special 'date night' and could not have been better...setting, service (thank you Sam), food! We will be back.

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JerryN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great.

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HappyTrio
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal was excellent, the atmosphere was outstanding, and the service was good until my husband finished his meal before me and the waiter came to clear his plate away before I was finished eating. I kindly asked him to leave the plate until I was through. Whatever happened to waiting until everyone at the table is finished before clearing away dishes? If someone is so impatient they want the table cleared let them ask. In the meantime please stop rushing the rest of us.

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JeffreyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The two of us had a scrumptious dinner in the wonderful setting of the Joshua Wilton House. Our main courses were Gallette and the Salmon, with a glass of white Burgundy. And, of course, the Blueberry Almond Clafoutis for dessert. Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food was delicious and the service was spot on. We would recommend to everyone.

JM
JeffreyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well-balanced menu, a beautiful room and a great server (Maryama) made for a wonderful dining experience.

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JeralynR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks; personable staff, and very accommodating!!

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freddie
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there during a two day stay in Harrisonburg based on reviews. It was superb and a great place for a special dining experience .

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AnnB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua Wilton House is a perfect elegant date night.

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DanielF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb in all ways!
sea scallops, duck, mussels… precisely as we would have wanted.

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ReginaldS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

we arrived early to have a drink & bar tender was too busy to even take an order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was an excellent server and we loved our meal! The back patio is just beautiful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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KeriH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, great food, nice place for dinner with a friend.

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KeithV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The menu is unchanged and no specials for entrees. Need fish other than salmon. Menu needs more options.

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MDWeekenders
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good wine and cocktails, excellent service, beautiful garden setting out back.

FAQs

Joshua Wilton House is rated 4.8 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.