The Ashby Inn

4.8
1556 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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
Service
4.8
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
71 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
14 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
30 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
92 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
87 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
32 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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vipJmc4152
Washington DC
26 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
77 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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vipDiningindmv
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Ashby is consistently excellent. The fresh seasonal selection of menu items and service (Rusty), plus the setting and scenery, make for the best of experiences.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 23 September 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy that you enjoy dinning at the Ashby Inn. We will continue to offer outdoor seating on our covered terrace with space heaters throughout. We would love to have you join us again, please come out and see the fall foliage during the most beautiful time of the year in Paris.

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DeFine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Quaint setting overlooking the inn garden and foothills, quite patio dining. Excellent attentive staff. Appetizer and desert were the stars of the dining experience. While the entrees were a bit off, the presentations were outstanding.

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EricC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily one of the 3 best dining experiences in greater DC area. Creative, seasonal dishes. Tasting menu is always worth doing.

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AnneT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

37th Anniversary!

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vipFoodieCFO
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and the wine was fabulous. We also had fantastic service!

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous outdoor backdrop, like Austria in Virginia. My guest and I thought the blueberry muffins we literally the best we had ever eaten. The music was too loud, but quickly adjusted upon request. The service was excellent. Most definitely will return! A real gem!

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vipNanD
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love the Ashby! This is the first time we've been to a restaurant since March (due to Covid) and I was a little nervous. We felt completely safe! We ate outside on the patio with the fans on. Tables were about 10 feet apart (plenty of room to stay socially distant). The food was fabulous and the service flawless (as usual).

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 8 August 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. Please come back and join us again soon :)

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vipButch
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although they ran out of one of the menu items we really wanted, everything else about our lunch visit was fantastic. The items we did order were great, and particularly enjoyed the chilled carrot soup. The patio seating had wonderful views and we liked our server as well.

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Glutenfreemom
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent relaxing meal on the outdoor patio. The service was outstanding and safety protocols were in place due to the pandemic. We would highly recommend that people enjoy this lovely restaurant!

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vipBoone86
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service - we have been coming here for years and will keep coming back! Love the Ashby!

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vipjimh
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff extremely friendly. Since still dealing with COVID-19 all people working had a face mask and tables spread out for social distancing.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 16 June 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience and felt safe dining with us. We hope that you join us again soon!

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AshellyC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

AC broke in room so couldn’t stay overnight. Martini only half full and still charged full price. Food is amazing and service was good! Very polite and attentive staff.

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vipjlup
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints and even more pleasant and satisfying as our first foray back to true 'dining out' since early March. Capping off a wonderful meal and impeccable service was a truly gorgeous - albeit a little breezy - Sunday with wonderful views from the covered patio. So glad to be back and looking forward to our next return very soon.

And for those interested/concerned, the staff went out of their way to provide soft assurances that our safety was their #1 priority ... temperature check on arrival, masks worn by servers and staff throughout the facility, distance seating, etc. So feel safe and assured before you indulge yourself in their wonderful food, drink and service !!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 8 June 2020

We truly appreciate your kind words! Our staff will be very happy to know that their precautions provided a safe environment for you to enjoy a meal with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipMelsup
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tables a good 12 ft. apart, waitresses/staff all wearing masks. Outdoor seating on terrace only. Like the good old days, well almost.

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 8 June 2020

Thank you for this great review! Our staff will be happy to know that their precautions have made our guests feel safe while they dine with us. We hope that you join us again soon!

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ElaineM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the usual wonderful food, in a safe environment. We enjoyed our anniversary celebration in style!

The Ashby Inn
Responded on 8 June 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are happy to hear that our precautions provided a safe place for you to celebrate your anniversary. We hope that you join us again soon!

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The Ashby Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1556 OpenTable diners.

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