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Joshua Wilton House

412 S Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
540 434 4464
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Ranked #3 of 195 Restaurants in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Campbell Street
Description: Located in an elegantly restored Victorian mansion, Joshua Wilton House is within walking distance of historic downtown Harrisonburg and the campus of James Madison University, offering guests quiet charm and gracious living in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The Restaurant offers a unique and exquisite a la carte menu that changes with the seasons, along with an extensive selection of beers and an award-winning wine list. Featured are the food products of many small local farms and producers who supply our kitchen with high quality ingredients that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Executive Chef Mark Newsome's philosophy of cooking is to present these wonderful products in a fashion that allows their natural goodness to shine through. During the warmer months, seating is available on the outdoor brick patio. Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail in our lounge before dinner.
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English first
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I visited the Joshua Wilton House in Harrisonburg on a Friday evening at about the beginning of the evening rush. We had reservations and were seated immediately. We parked at the Union Bank next door which is probably okay after the bank closed for the day. We both ordered a cocktail. My wife had a Zona Cosmo... More

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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Wow! An elegant large, old Victorian turned into an excellent restaurant. My wife and I stopped on a trip and decided to try JH and we very glad we did. We got there early for a glass of wine in a cool little bar. Good wine list. We got there on a Thursday which turned out to be "Date Night"... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have eaten here multiple times....and on Easter for 3 years. Beautifully renovated 1890 home located at Harrisonburg, Virginia. Now a top notch restaurant and inn. Chef Mark Newsome changes the menu daily in some way. Dishes are consistent delicious and visually appealing. Parings available. Lovely bar. Outdoor patio. Available for special events.

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Fairport, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We ate here as part of our overnight stay at the Inn. Nice list of cocktails. Pork tenderloin and salmon was delicious. My husband asked if he could substitute broccoli for kale as he didn't think he liked kale. Not only did they make the substitution, but they brought him a portion of kale as well, in hopes of changing... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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209 reviews 209 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took a family of eight out to celebrate an anniversary. The food was very good, but VERY expensive. Our bill was over $600! Our waiter was good, and the atmosphere was very nice. Seven of us had steak as our entree, and they were excellent, but they were $35 each, so they should have been! Of course, we didn't... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Having lived in Harrisonburg for 4 years, going to the Joshua Wilton House is one of those things I always wanted to do but never got around to - until last week. Found out about their Date Night special on Thursdays - $55 for an appetizer, 2 entrees, and a dessert - and decided to finally check it out. Upon... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a wonderful family dinner celebrating many things (birthdays career changes, anniversaries). We called the day of for a reservation and they were very accommodating to our last minute request. We had a infant with us and the staff was very welcoming to her as well! We were able to sit outside and it was a very pleasant evening!... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After the disapointment of seeing our room, Having a Mojito in the bar, which was not tasting like a Mojito, it was a nice surprise that the food and service was good :) We had a nice evening. I would gladly come a visit the restaurant again ! MOJITO - Ingredients: 2 teaspoons sugar 6-8 mint leaves Club soda 1... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Liked Everything!!. Venison chops were superb, as were the raviolis. They had a very nice and reasonably priced wine list. Atmosphere is quite elegant and service was exellent.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

From the place, the people, and the food, a restaurant with charm and classy. Highly recommended as a must!

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