The Ashby Inn

4.8
1567 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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 dependent on 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1567 People Are Saying
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JaredJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st visit & it will not be our last. Next time we'll definitely bring friends. Our salad, appetizer & entrees were simply amazing. I don't write reviews but couldn't help myself this time. My wife & I shared the salmon & filet for our entree. They both were so full of flavor I couldn't do it just by trying to describe them. Just try this place & you'll definitely get the rewards for choosing it. You'll see what I mean when you go.

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vipNatalie
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was phenomenal. We came for my boyfriend's 30th bday dinner. Our waitress Elizabeth took great care of us. Highly recommend if you want a romantic delicious meal!

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, the service was definitely top notch, every detail was taken care of without even asking, very accommodating and professional staff. Rusty and Brandon made our visit even more special. They were both extremely attentive. The customer service at The Ashby is like no other. The pleasure was most definitely OURS!

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vipAntoinetteW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, food good, but menu could be a bit more creative.

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vipJohnK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an amazingly good brunch - perfectly prepared dishes, fine selection of wines, exceptional service - all in an amazing bucolic setting. Thank you for setting such a nice table, literally, for catching up with old friends.

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AnnaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time! Thank you! Food was great so is the service

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Rach
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful overall experience for my special birthday dinner!

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CTlovesVA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful view, wonderful server and the food was spectacular.
My mother and I have dined here several times over the years, and we're thrilled to see the Ashby has returned to its glory.
A perfect summer day and a perfect place for lunch.
Good work, everyone!

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vipjkjjpc
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 had bunch on Sunday on the outdoor patio. The tables were nicely distanced from one another. The service was professional, maybe a bit slow at times, but we were enjoying the ambiance and conversation, so that was not a problem. We all started with the carrot, apple, ginger cold soup, which we all agreed was excellent. Two of our party had the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and home fries. We both agreed these were the best eggs Benedict we have had in a long time, if not ever. The poached eggs were perfectly cooked with runny yolks. The English muffins were perfectly buttered and toasted, making what is normally not a very interesting part of the dish very tasty. The home fries were very crispy on the outside, but light and creamy on the inside. The dish also came with a small side salad, which was also excellent. The other members of our party had the wild mushroom omelet and the braised beef short ribs. They reported both dishes to also be excellent. Ashby Inn has a full bar and a nice wine list. While we were there, a heavy rainstorm came through. The ambiance of eating under the covering while listening to the rain was wonderful. This was our first time to Ashby Inn, we will definitely be back. Next time for dinner.

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David
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food rivals that of any high end DC restaurant if not better. Stunning location with views of valley between the mountains. Quick professional and pleasant service. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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jzoller
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The room with the booths and outdoor area are both great. The other rooms are rather sterile, open, and lackluster. They provide NO conversational privacy. Personally, I would almost prefer dumpy and loud. The decor does not measure up to the food. Go for the food.

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TerriF
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. There was a nice range of offerings.

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IanL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to stay with stellar service and food. Dinner menu contains some creative dishes which were all fantastic. If you can sit outside ñ, its a must.

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vipJenniL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fabulous food! We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and could not have chosen a better place🍸

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vipFrequentDiner
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming staff, lovely menu options, great service /attentiveness to detail, and good, nicely presented dishes in a charming setting.

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JKoehr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Historic atmosphere, great food, helpful service, and a wonderful sommelier named John. We also stayed overnight in the School House, their additional property next door. We are definitely going back!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you the fantastic review. We are delighted you enjoyed our historic atmosphere, delicious food, and exceptional service. John, our Sommelier, will be thrilled to hear he did a remarkable job. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BruceS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food. In fact, the best steak I've ever eaten in a resaurant.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for the terrific review. We are thrilled you enjoyed our delicious steak. We hope you join us again soon for another tasty entree!

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vipGourmand
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time dining at The Ashby Inn, and twice during COVID. We also stayed at the inn during our last two visits. It's a very special place and the food is wonderful. Highly recommend.

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John
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine. Atmosphere is truly outstanding. Service is great. Food is delicious.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 19 February 2021

Thank you for the terrific review. We are delighted you enjoyed our delicious food, outstanding atmosphere, and excellent service. Our staff will be thrilled to hear they did an exceptional job. Please join us again soon for another evening in Paris!

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

Outstanding as usual. We love dining at The Ashby Inn and look forward to our next occasion.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 19 February 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you had an outstanding dinning experience. We hope you join us again soon!

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

Great experience. Loved the food and wine paired service for Valentine’s Day!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 19 February 2021

Thank you so much for the incredible review. We hope you join us again soon!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quality doesn’t live up to the price tag. Was a bit disappointed overall.

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vipLouandMonica
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Ashby Inn. Every time we go it is a very nice evening. The food and service are amazing. Everyone is very nice and makes sure we are having a great time.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 16 January 2021

Thank you for the amazing review. We are thrilled you had a wonderful evening at The Ashby Inn. We hope you join us again soon for another day in Paris!

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ReeRee
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect was wonderful! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. They thought of everything! I’d give more stars if I could

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service and a nice setting.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed our delicious food, excellent service, and remarkable ambience. We hope you join us again soon!

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vipJD01
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful, the service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We had a lovely, relaxing brunch before hiking at Sky Meadows park. I am recommending the Ashby in to all of my friends and we look forward to returning, soon!

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vipbarrydrucker012153
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely some of the finest food we have ever eaten. Top knotch in every respect.

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vipAVBAMG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to The Ashby Inn and Restaurant, where we were guests at the Inn and have now had five (5) wonderful dinners at their suburb restaurant. The first time was inside last Dec. The next four dinners were outside at their covered terrace open to the outside with spectacular views to the rolling hills of northern Virginia. Even with observing the safety protocols of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the service was top notch and the ambiance of this setting was very relaxed and special. They have about twelve tables on their terrace for 2-4 people each so it is very small and low key. John, the Sommelier was very knowledgeable, especially of the local/regional Virginia wines, which we wanted to try. As others have noted, the Chef here does an excellent job with all of the appetizers and entrees that we have tried, especially with the house favorite of Dover Sole. We agree with others who have voted The Ashby Inn and Restaurant as one of the top restaurants (and B&B Inn’s) in northern Virginia. We look forward to our next return enjoyable visit and delicious meals….

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided on the tasting menu which included four courses. The ambience and service were both outstanding and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for special occasions

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are thrilled you and your husband enjoyed the delicious tasting menu at The Ashby Inn. Our staff will be delighted to know they provided outstanding service and superb food. Please join us again soon for another day in Paris!

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vipAnnieM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best dinners with the best service we've ever had.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you for the amazing review. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening in Paris. Our staff will be thrilled to hear they provided exceptional service and superb food. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JenniferW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every regard!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you for the amazing review. We are thrilled you had an outstanding time at The Ashby Inn. We hope you join us again soon!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nicely nestled into a quiet country setting with beautiful views. We had dinner for four and sat outside on the patio. Although the menu was limited, the selection was broad. Our entrees were duck, filet mignon, crab cakes and scallops. All were prepared to perfection. We had a few drinks from the full bar including Macallan 18. The wine selection was fair but only came by the glass (I like getting a bottle). The deserts were great as well. This was a special birthday ocassion and it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend and plan to visit again.

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vipjlup
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just another wonderful dining experience at The Ashby Inn. We had wonderful selections off the main menu with the sommelier creating some wonderful pairings for us. Never a bad experience from the kitchen to the bar to the beautiful outdoor surroundings. Thank you for making our anniversary another wonderful experience.

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Zardo
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 5th or 6th time I have dined at the Ashby Inn. The entire experience is impeccable, but the food is the star. Every bite is well thought out, the right temperature and texture, and a pleasure for the palate.

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a wonderful weekend away. Highly recommend.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 28 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience on your weekend getaway. We hope that you join us again soon!

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MarlaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always fantastic. Beautiful setting with great care given to social distancing and cleanliness.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 2 October 2020

Thank you for the terrific review. We are happy you enjoyed your dinning experience at the Ashby Inn. Please join us again soon for another day in Paris!

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Jmc4152
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining space is very socially distanced. Lovely lighting and excellent service. The crab cakes were a highlight as was the peach cobbler, blackberry mint sorbet, pear salad, Dover sole, really everything. Great wines suggested by sommelier. We were so happy to have a fine dining experience for the first time in months. Highly recommend.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 28 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave this amazing review! We are pleased you enjoyed each dinning course at the Ashby Inn as well as our delicious wine. We hope you join us again for another evening in Paris!

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vipLoyalcustomer
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Lovely setting with outdoor seating. However, restaurant had a tough time accommodating a garlic allergy so could not have any appetizer except a green salad. The duck entree unfortunately was overcooked even though I asked for medium rare. The saving grace was the delightful chocolate bomb for dessert.

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The Ashby Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1567 OpenTable diners.

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