The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

4.8
1111 reviews
$50 and over
American
www.patowmackfarm.com
*Due to the style of menu on special events including Sunday Suppers and Holidays, because of the complexities involved with individual and specific food allergies, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions.*

Sourcing food and fulfilling our goals of supporting small local artisan growers and producers and utilizing our farm as the chefs pantry gives us the opportunity to create an evolving menu that draws its inspiration from the seasons and in harmony with the earth. The venue with a breathtaking view and natural setting overlooking the Potomac River is spectacular. Our farm to your table presents local, organic, seasonal cuisine. Dining Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening, Saturday and Sunday brunch/lunch, Sunday supper, a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate or special event – we strive to exceed your dreams. The innovative and skillfully executed dishes follow the lead of nature, being mindful of the environment.

Support The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1111 People Are Saying
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vipMacG
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this restaurant is amazing. Service is great, food is excellent, view is spectacular. I would recommend to try vichyssoise. Trout is great. Dark Chocolate Pavlova is exactly as I remember it from my childhood (many moons ago). Strongly recommend to visit this place.

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MikeM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding and very intimate. It's like visiting family. The food is impeccable. The chef visited our table. We were there for Sunday Supper which is served family style.

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Daveydolovegoodfood
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit--One of the best meals EVER! Compares favorably with several Michelin restaurants we have dined at. Service was excellent and not overbearing. The progression of dishes which included a "roots" course; striper brandade; gnocchi(fabulous feta dressing); pork belly(rhubarb and salmon for the pescatarian) and two scrumptious desserts--plus a couple of more courses made for a "just enough food" dinner that left us saying "this needs to be a monthly event." Kudos to the Beverley Billand (owner and hostess) and new (6 month's on site) chef Vincent Badiee.

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CharT
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th time here. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool experience.
Quality service.

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RlingtonEater
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. #1 in Virginia, and probably a few neighboring states as well. Just sorry it took us so long to visit this fine establishment.

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SRfoodie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food taste and presentation was excellent. Hard to find anything wrong with the progression menu. Great ambience that creates an authentic farm to table experience!

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vipAlex
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The vichyssoise delightful; the whole trout delectable; the desserts sinful. In short, as always the kitchen knocks it out of the park. But... service was a touch off, we felt like an afterthought, not helped by the fact we were told "I'll be your server 'after all' "... Alas. Patowmack Farms remains my favorite Sunday brunch place and I look forward to my next outing there.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic chef and original exceptional dishes! Try the crab cake appetizer! Everything presented is well thought out for outstanding taste and quality, and originality.

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vipskipl
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great and well presented. The portion was a bit small but loved the flavor of each course. However, the server who helped us that day was not friendly and she did not serve the food but different people come and go while other servers were interacted with their customers and explain about the dish with details. When cleaning plates, she looked other way and it seemed she almost tried not to make any eye contact with us. Other servers who came to our table with food were friendly. Without them, I would have felt very unpleasant and uncomfortable feeling during the entire dinner. I would love to come back if the service is better next time.

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vipMary
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Friend and I came for brunch. We were the only ones there to start. I had dined there once before and had raved to my friend about the food. It was disappointing this time .. the food was fine but not on par with my last visit. The coffee and food temperature could have been hotter. The view is fantastic and I will probably go again just for the view but I expected more.

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GailS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff extra caring. Food was delicious
Ambience very pleasant and easy to visit with each other.

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JamieT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food!

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bradandangela
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a special meal. We went for my birthday, but we'll probably be back to splurge every couple of months since they're always changing the menu.

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vipNKnutson
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was so excited to go back to this spot. My husband and I had been there a few times prior and it was one of our absolute favorites. Due to COVID it had been shut down for a little while, and just recently it opened it doors again. I immediately booked our reservation, and it just happened to be around our anniversary.

We arrived a little early for our reservation, but were sat right away. The tables were spaced apart nicely and the staff was very conscientious regarding social distancing and masks. When we sat down we were given the personalized menu (always a wonderful touch), but it was 1/3 of what it normally is. The last couple times we had been there they had the "grown / raised / farmed" menus to choose from, but this time there was only one list. The beverage / wine list seemed very small as well. Unfortunately the menu only had a few things that I really enjoyed - and the items that I did enjoy were just ok. Nothing about the menu left me wanting more. I remember being sad when my dinner was finished the last time we were there, but this time I didn't have the same feeling. We both did the wine pairing and the wines were good, but not great and often the pour was very, very small - and typically one of our glasses had much less than the other. Also, the wines would come out way before the course, and it would be gone by the time the food arrive (there was a significant lull at times - fine if we have enough wine to drink). Our bill was a little over $300 for two people, $370 after tip. For the amount of money spent, we just did not feel we got what we had come for. I know this is still covid and they just reopened, but if this menu is going to be the norm, I am not sure if I will come back.

*I would not recommend Restaurant at Patowmack Farm to a friend until they bring back their traditional menu style (3 choices).

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vipDDUBRAVEC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner could not have gone better. Great view next to the windows, a warm mini-fireplace near the table. Great service and the food was very accommodating to my dietary restrictions while remaining gourmet quality.

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Kelly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a marvelous and truly one-of-a-kind dinner tonight. The chef's tasting menu was creative and beautifully plated. This was not the work of any typical chef--it was edible art. It was truly inspired. The wine pairings were spot on. Service was exemplary. We will be back many times and can't wait to see what the next menu is like!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on 22 February 2021

Thank you for the kind words. We truly appreciate you taking the time. I will pass on the "greatness" to the staff and chef. Hope to see you soon. Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always. The view, the food, the ambiance is
always a pleasure.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on 22 February 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review. Truly appreciate it. Bevery, Owner

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MikeM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent progressive dinner. Wine parings were perfect. This is my favorite restaurant in all of Northern Virginia.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on 22 February 2021

Thank you for the kind review. So great to see you. Look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

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vipTravis
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is unique. Staff were great. The dishes very very good. Only one dish out of 8 on the tasting menu was not up to their standard

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on 22 February 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We always appreciate constructive criticism. It is the only way to improve and the chef has certainly done that. I look forward to seeing you again. All the best, be safe and stay well. Beverly, Owner

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QueenB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience in every way! Each course is innovative and packed with flavor. Creative presentation. The cocktails are unique combinations. Service is personable yet professional. Tables were spaced to accommodate COVID restrictions. Have been here a number of times and never disappointed. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Responded on 22 February 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. I will pass the information to the staff who will be delighted. They are truly the best so thank you for mentioning them. Beverly, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and experience. A great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is such a delightful treat! The food is exceptional!

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vipjlup
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again just an absolutely wonderful experience both from a service and food perspective. Having recently been diagnosed with celiac I wasn’t sure how things would go since it was the New Year’s Eve progressive dinner. The entire staff was abundantly aware of my situation before we even arrived and took the time to explain. The precise differences between by GF dishes and my wife’s ‘standard’ fare. I truly believe this is one of the best restaurants in the entire tri-state region. We’ve never been disappointed.

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MaureenT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was terrific; the new chef is excellent. Ambiance could have been better, esp. given it was a holiday. We know that COVID restrictions mean outside eating where possible, but the restaurant should have anticipated people wanting to eat inside and planned for that, as there was more than enough room inside to accommodate. The main problem was the service, which usually is excellent. It started out well, but deteriorated to the point where we moved empty plates to the side of the table as a hint to remove them. Even with that, it was difficult to catch the wait staff's attention (the restaurant was not busy.) Not what we've usually experienced at this high end restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a unique field trip. Lovely setting, delightful presentation and delicious food.

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Hungry4more
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our Thanksgiving meal outdoors at the Restaurant at Potowmack. All Covid 19 orecautions taken, and ate at lovely outdoor patio. Food was fantastic and the views are amazing. Loved our experience there, especially after being in isolation for so long. I did feel bad for the next time slot, as our meal extended longer than they likely planned, resulting in a backup/wait for the next group. But I felt this experience was worth every penny. One of my all-time favorite places to go for dates or special occasions.

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Rob1985
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. We will definitely be back. Superb view. Most of all I was highly impressed at their Covid training and screening for every patron.

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NealP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remind diners that the bridge at Dickerson on Route 28 is closed. The detour takes about 45 minutes. Better to come up 270 to Urbana, catch 80, then south on 28 before heading toward Point of Rocks and Rt 15

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MaryLouE
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch on their outside patio. They should be used as a model on how to provide a safe dining experience without sacrificing a welcoming atmosphere, great service and delicious, inventive food. We plan on going back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience top to bottom. Gorgeous setting and an exquisite meal. A perfect evening.

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jerryz
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary and the flowers at our table were wonderful!! Food was superb and service fantastic. We ate indoors and a huge rainstorm hit the area after about a 1/2 hour. We took our time, had some coffee, and our wonderful desert. My wife and I reminisced about our wedding event 52 years ago and before we knew it the rain stopped. No one rushed us at all and their staff wished us a Happy Anniversary as we were leaving. We will be back for sure with some of our neighbors. Thank you for such a wonderful evening to celebrate our Anniversary!

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Kayla
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch out on the patio overlooking the Potomac River valley. Already planning our next visit!

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SHAHRAMS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent experience and enjoyed the scenery and the food.

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vipAnthonyM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant; perfect for date night. Even met the owner and had a wonderful conversation. We can’t wait to go back.

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Foodlovers
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, the food, the drinks and the service add up to a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Virginia.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always loved the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. The scenery and food never disappoint. We also greatly appreciated the care staff took during the pandemic with temperature screening of patrons and a requirement to wear a mask when not at your table. Thank you for a lovely time. We will be back soon.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Lovely place. Very expensive, particularly since food portions very small and inadequate. Delicious food, though. Wine pairing was quite expensive, given the small pours (and one of the four was a very sweet port).

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is rated 4.8 stars by 1111 OpenTable diners.

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