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Inn at Little Washington

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American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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309 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
+1 540-675-3800
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A 5 Star, 5 Diamond country house hotel retreat, The Inn at Little...
A 5 Star, 5 Diamond country house hotel retreat, The Inn at Little Washington presents exquisite American Cuisine with a French influence in a charming and sophisticated dining room. The sumptuous award-winning cuisine is accompanied by a Wine Spectator Grand Award wine cellar with over 2,500 selections.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and fancy service

The food was great, but the Foster Harris House may have been a bit better, and the service was just as fancy as always, which we enjoyed since my wife's birthday was the day before.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
NVaTraveler05
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Northern Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Northern Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The food was great, but the Foster Harris House may have been a bit better, and the service was just as fancy as always, which we enjoyed since my wife's birthday was the day before.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Seven courses on the menu plus two others to keep you going. Interesting unusual food that are lovely to look at and delightful to know. There are 3 set menus but you can switch items from one to the other. The dining rooms look like an over-decorated Downton Abbey, but it is warm and loving. I do have to mention... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Having read about The Inn at Little Washington for over 15 years, we finally were able to enjoy dinner at this incredibly, unique restaurant. Nancy, my wife, and I have been fortunate to dine at many highly rated restaurants both in the US and abroad. The Inn rates in the Top 5. For the enthusiastic greeting upon entry and the

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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your impressions of your visit, with your wife. There is a lot of hype out there these days, but are thrilled you chose to visit after so many years of research, and even more pleased that we lived up to expectations. More 

Sandwich, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had heard we had to dine at the Inn of Little Washington- and so for my husband's birthday, we stayed at the White Moose Inn (a block away, lovely) and had a wonderful tasting delight at the Inn of Little Washington. Starting with a very personal welcome, we were seated with a view of the garden- very similar to... More 

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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

We're glad you could be with us for your husband's birthday and appreciate your review. We are passionate about service and all of the culinary aspects of the dining room and it inspires us to know that we hit the mark with your experience. Thank you again for your compliments. More 

Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was worth every penny!! The fresh lilies sweet scent along with the crackling fireplace added to the overall ambience.My special menu- which I will frame alongside my previous one- will be treasured. Words cannot begin to describe how exquisitely the food was plated.The staff were friendly-especially the lady from Amissville.Va.The goodie box was yummy-shortbread cookies to devour at 12:32am... More 

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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and generous comments. Thank you for your loyal support and we hope to see you again. More 

Maryland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We came here for our 10th anniversary dinner and had the wonderful meal we expected. My husband and I like going out to a nice dinner for our anniversary and the Inn was our last big restaurant on our DMV bucket list. I was glad we saved it for our 10th anniversary. It was a great splurge. Food was most... More 

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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you chose to be with us on your 10th anniversary and thrilled that we could meet your expectations. Your comments regarding your dinner and service are appreciated and yes, our Cheese Wiz adds a splash of personality that brings a sense of fun into the dining room. Thank you again for your... More 

Penhook, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food as expected was fabulous with service as good as I have ever had. Dinner is served in several small courses over time and by the end you are truly stuffed.

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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner and hope you will return! More 

Oakton, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The experience was everything we expected and more! The food is exceptional, but the service and the little extras make it an absolute bucket list item for anyone who loves food done with flair. From everyone knowing your name, the personalized menus, the perfect wine pairings, the cheese presentation, the kitchen tour, etc., it definitely lives up to its world... More 

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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your evening with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service and food and that you felt a sense of personal care by our staff. We are inspired by your compliments and appreciate you taking the time to write. More 

Washington, DC
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What you pay for a meal/overnight stay at The Inn can be eye-wateringingly expensive, but it's honestly worth every penny - particularly for a special occasion. One could argue "how good can it be?" but if you enjoy exquisite, artfully produced meals that are full of flavor and memorable, then The Inn at Little Washington does not disappoint. The menu... More 

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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Your kind review is a reminder of how quickly time passes for us. We're glad you take time every year to visit us and celebrate, and honored that you entrust with your special occasion. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have heard that as expensive as it is, the experience here is worth it. We were not disappointed. The ambiance, decor, service, special touches and food were all over the top extraordinary and we had a very memorable evening. Our party of four spend four hours at the restaurant between dinner and the lounge -- appreciate not being rushed!... More 

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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and compliments regarding your dinner with us. We're glad that you felt relaxed and not rushed, and enjoyed an "extended" evening in the country. We hope you'll come see us again. Thank you for your comments. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-675-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 168 - 248
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

A 5 Star, 5 Diamond country house hotel retreat, The Inn at Little Washington presents exquisite American Cuisine with a French influence in a charming and sophisticated dining room. The sumptuous award-winning cuisine is accompanied by a Wine Spectator Grand Award wine cellar with over 2,500 selections.

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