The Ashby Inn

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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.
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LS
Jacksonville
90 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect dinner, as always!!

L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic snails and a mixed mushroom roll appetizers, duck breast and a scallop entrees, and a chocolate caramel slice made for a terrific dinner. Ashby Inn offers a wonderful getaway to a stress world.

The Ashby Inn
Responded 10 hours ago

We truly appreciate your kind words! It's wonderful to hear that you had a terrific time. Our staff will be thrilled to hear your compliments. We hope that we see you again soon!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Presentation was amazing, as was the food and the service. Highly enjoyable and recommended; we will be going back again!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LM
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to a lot of fine dining restaurants. Without a doubt The Ashby Inn is the best of all of them. From the amazing menu, wine list, atmosphere and service you would be hard pressed to find better. Everyone there is very very nice and accommodating. But, ask for Rusty and Kiersten and you will be spoiled. The two of them just do everything possible to make you feel like you are the only ones there. We will be going back here as often as we can.

The Ashby Inn
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time with us. We will pass the word along to Rusty and Kiersten. They will be happy to hear that they exceeded expectations and provided exceptional service. We hope that you join us again soon!

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LB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ashby Inn is all that it is cracked up to be-- and then some!

The Ashby Inn
Responded 6 days ago

We truly appreciate your kind words! We're so happy that you had a great time. We hope that we see you again soon!

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LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My last experience here was magical. This time was very nice. The best thing was the mushroom bisque. Really to die for. The BLTC was notable for the fantastic bacon, but the bread wasn't as special as the menu made it sound. If you're putting cheese on a BLT, I would have liked the cheese melted. Overall, a lovely lunch and a must-do if you're in the area.

The Ashby Inn
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! It is great to hear that you had a nice time. We're sorry that the BLTC did not meet your expectations. We will pass this along to our staff so that we can make your next visit an exceptional one!

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W
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent.

The Ashby Inn
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice brunch.

The Ashby Inn
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! We hope that you join us again soon!

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RG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and diverse choices. New vegetarian adaptations of classics.
Everything presented thoughtfully and with helpful advice on wine selections.
Wonderful taste sensations in all courses, finishing with an outstanding desert.
It was such I joy to eat there we returned the following week. Excellence again!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 8 October 2019

We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience! Thank you for your kind words. We hope that you join us again soon!

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FC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner on the patio was so enjoyable. Fabulous appetizers, escargot for him, foie gras French Toast with cherries for me. Chef prepared the NY Strip medium rare just the way we like it and paired with RDV wine was perfect. As always our favorite part of dinner at The Ashby is the wonderful Chef and Staff who take such good care of us! Thank you again!!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. We're happy that you enjoyed your experience! Our staff will be thrilled to hear this. We hope that you dine with us again soon!

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D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Would have been much better if we could have stayed over. It is a long drive home on country roads at night. Thus, I had to minimize my drinking much wine with dinner. Service was a bit slow, dessert took forever, but was worth the wait, beignets. The Caesar Salad was soggy and disappointing, as were the lukewarm capo cinos. However, both mushroom appetizers were delicious. The entrees were satisfying (duck, Guinea hen, and Crab Cakes). The wines by the glass were excellent. We enjoyed the cornbread, too.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your entrees and appetizers. We're sorry we missed the mark on service and salads. We will pass this along to our staff so that next time we can exceed your expectations.

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DO
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashby inn/ restaurant has always been outstanding and this recent experience exceeded even that . Highly Recommend... Clearly the finest resturant within 20 miles

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We're so happy that we exceeded your expectations! Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside with a beautiful view overlooking the garden. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Executive chef Johnathan Leonard has created something special at the Ashby Inn.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We're happy that we exceeded your expectations and you had a wonderful time. We will pass your praises along. We hope to see you again soon!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view from patio. Food was excellent. Great dining experience

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 3 October 2019

We're so happy you had a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We hope that you join us again soon!

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JS
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch! Sat outside on a gorgeous day, in their beautiful eating section. Service was great and friendly. Food was terrific. My husband wore his business casual clothes, but there were people there in shorts, etc. would definitely go again.

w
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

First, let me be clear that the food was really lovely. Well prepared and presented. However, something was going on (maybe a big party?) that caused our server to be absent for long periods. It took a half-hour for us to place our order. Then a long spell between appetizers and entrees. Slow to refill wine. We’ve been to the Ashby Inn before and we will go again, but we’re disappointed in our visit because we were introducing friends to the restaurant. Luckily we had lots to talk about while we were waiting.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're happy that you enjoyed your food! We're sorry that you were disappointed with service. We will pass this along to our staff so that we can be sure to meet your expectations next time.

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GF
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good on all fronts, but dining on the patio on a perfect, early autumn evening is memorable.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for your review! We that hope you join us again soon!

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J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely patio lunch on a perfect fall day. Excellent service from Rusty. Mushroom strudel starter and entree of short rib on polenta were favorites. Varied selection of wines by the glass- nice to see they feature some great Virginia wines too. Can’t wait to return!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words! Rusty will be so happy to hear that he provided exceptional service. We're thrilled that you enjoyed lunch with us on our beautiful patio! We hope to see you soon!

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AJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place,great food and wonderful service. Can not be better

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We greatly appreciate your kind words. It is thrilling to hear that you had a wonderful time. We hope that you dine with us again soon!

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RR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner on the Ashby Inn restaurant's patio, watching the sunset on the last day of summer, and the evening passed agreeably.
Chef John Leonard has advanced the quality of the offerings of the restaurant, which prior to his arrival were very good, but are now very, very, delicious.
We chose the chef's tasting menu, which each course delighted our party with the nuanced flavors in the Mexican pork and hominy stew, the beautifully presented smoked Rohan duck breast medallions, and the flavorful jumbo crab cake with pickled green bean relish and mustard creme fraiche. Photos can't do justice to the presentations.
The baby Arugula & Watercress salad with dollops of Roquefort, berries and spiced pecans delighted even those in our party who dislike "greens". One of our party chose to have the wine paring with the meal, where a carefully selected wine was brought with each course (all in our party tasted each wine as it arrived and agreed each was delightfully matched to its food counterpart). The staff was knowledgeable about each dish and each wine and patiently answered our questions about flavors and techniques used in each course.
We were well satisfied and comfortably sated by the time the after-dinner coffee arrived at the table.
It was one of those rare meals where the conversation centered on the wonderment of the meal's flavors, textures, and presentation, rather that the current events of the day.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Our staff will be thrilled to see this! We hope that you dine with us again soon.

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DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, the ambience - all truly spectacular! We'll be back.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We're happy to have exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Ashby Inn. We went or brunch on a Saturday and ate outside. The food was delicious, service very good and the garden view from our table was precious. We loved it!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're happy that you enjoyed your visit and your view of our beautiful garden. We hope to see you again soon!

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening of celebration with amazing food in a gorgeous setting. We will be back soon!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful celebration with us. We hope you join us again soon!

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p
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food. Look forward to returning.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you so much! We're happy that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, farm to table. Wonderful service (thank you Misty)! Very impressive wine list as well, with a last call section with amazing deals.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We appreciate your kind words. Misty will be thrilled to know she provided wonderful service. We're very happy hear that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!!!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're happy you had a great time. We hope to see you soon!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The waitstaff were awesome, everyone working well together. Our waitresses wine recommendations for our dishes were spot on. The ambience of the terrace dining was deserving of being on the cover of Food &Wine. Would definitively go back to experience the wonderful entrees and service again!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this excellent review. Our staff will be very happy to see this! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambiance on the patio was terrific.

The problem was the food. I ordered schnitzel. It came out so hard that I could not cut it - and the piece of meat was only about 1/16th inch thick. They returned it and did not charge me.
The man at the table near us had the exact same problem with his schnitzel.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere on our beautiful patio. We're very sorry to hear that we missed the mark on our schnitzel. We will pass this along to our staff so that we can be sure to exceed your expectations next time.

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L
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good meal in a very nice setting.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We appreciate your kind words. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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L
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best Bloody Mary I have ever had! The brunch was fantastic and the service was as well. I can’t wait to go back for dinner!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this excellent review! It is wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic time. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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EA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, very nice service, the food was excellent and we enjoyed the wines. We had a wonderful date.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

It is great to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us! Thank you for your kind words. We hope that you join us again soon!

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ML
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated early in the outdoor area. Lovely view of the garden and hills in the distance. Fantastic, considerate, timely service. Our meal was beautiful in presentation and delicious - the Duck and the Ashby BLTC sandwich, Even got treated to extra zucchini bread. This is such a lovely setting with very skilled, kind staff. A special occasion place even though ours was just Labor Day and wanting to be in the country not too far from home.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We greatly appreciate your kind words. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Our staff will be thrilled to see this! We hope that you dine with us again soon.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio and had a delicious brunch. The service was impeccable and the views beautiful. I highly recommend this Inn.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this excellent review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us on our beautiful patio. Our staff will be very happy to hear that they provided outstanding service. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food -ambiance and service
A rare gem

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We're happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a superb experience. I would definitely go back.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

It is fantastic to hear that you had a great experience. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Omlette was a little runny. I should have said well done.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're sorry to hear our omelette did not meet your expectations. We will pass this along to our staff so that we can provide a better experience next time.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. My wife and I like to come here for special occasions. It is always a great experience! Highly recommend.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for leaving this excellent review. We hope that you join us again soon!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the Ashby for my birthday. Food and service were perfect! Our wine glasses were never empty, but the servers were not intrusive at all. Would definitely go back agiain!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this wonderful review. Our staff will be happy to hear that they provided exceptional service. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and had a great birthday celebration. We hope that you dine with us again soon!

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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and setting. Our server Misty was attentive and made it a fun anniversary dinner. Can’t wait to return.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words. Misty will be thrilled to hear that she provided exceptional service. We're very happy that you had an excellent anniversary dinner with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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f
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, creative menu, excellent staff and service!
Never a disappointment.
Really great

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 7 October 2019

We greatly appreciate your kind words. Our staff will be very happy to see this. We're thrilled that had an excellent experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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