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Inn at Little Washington

309 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
+1 540-675-3800
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Washington
Price range: $168 - $248
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Locust Dale, Virginia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I'll admit that since my wife and I lived over 25 years in Europe, we have been spoiled with the Michelin system. The food at the "INN" was OK, but for the life of me I can't understand why I had to pay a $24 supplement for a tiny tin of caviar. And, Please, a $100.00 a piece for wine... More

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Riga, Latvia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I started to know this restaurant back in the 80's, I used to live near by and I remember the fantastic food and athmosfere . For me it has been one of my favorite place , I felt always very welcome. Back then I didn't know that a little restaurant in the middle of nowhere would have become one of... More

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

Thank you for your thoughts. We hope to welcome you back to the country and your old neighborhood one day! More

California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First of all, go for the Kitchen Table. There are two per night and there is a surcharge, but well worth it. There is a little surprise at the beginning of the night if you book the Kitchen Table, but I won't spoil it for the readers. The dinner is quite expensive, but each and every dish was fantastic. The... More

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

We're glad you enjoyed the Kitchen Table with your family. The Kitchen Tables are as much fun for us as they are for our guests and are a unique way to be a part of the Show. More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This restaurant was everything we had hoped for. The staff was friendly and helpful. The decor was spectacular - warm and inviting. The food was near perfection. It must be said that this is a restaurant for people who like to eat new things and don't mind that they can't choose very much of the meal. The menu consists of... More

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

Thank you. Your generous comments inspire all of us in our ongoing pursuit of excellence. More

Herndon, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very pricey, but spectacular service and great food. The greeters, wait staff, and food runners really make this place for me. They are extremely service oriented, friendly, and "over the top" as a five star restaurant should be (but often is not). Menus are headlined with your names and special occasions, as are the desserts, and there are amuse bouches... More

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

We appreciate your gracious comments and observations on your dinner. Thank you for recognizing the quality of your food and service as this puts the wind in our sails that is needed to provide this level of service every night. More

Washington, D.C.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Inn at Little Washington is a destination restaurant. To spend this much on a meal, it makes no sense to come and go in one day. Stay the night either at the Inn or at a nearby bed and breakfast (their are many). Most folks dining are there for a special occasion, so make sure to let them know--the... More

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

Thank you for your review. The Lounge and Koi Courtyard are both perfect areas for guests to enjoy conversation and a drink before and after dinner. And yes, if you choose to dine sooner or later, we are happy to make it work. More

NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate at the Inn two days ago and wanted to share our thoughts on this very unique place. For us, four things that have to come together to make the most out of eating there: 1) Regard it as a "dining experience" and not just a meal; 2) You have to like food and enjoy trying new things; 3)... More

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. Your observations are appreciated as we work very hard to avoid the default stuffiness routine and focus on having fun which invariably rubs off on our guests. It can be a fine line but is one which we discuss and review nightly. We're pleased that you enjoyed the experience and hope you'll come back... More

Burke, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a restaurant on our bucket list. A generous gift certificate from our daughters and son in laws finally made it happen. To say the six course meal was outstanding would be an understatement. Each dish was such a wonderful mix of flavors you just wanted to savor every bite. The wine was delicious too. This was an experience... More

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

Thank you for keeping us on your list and we're glad your dinner was all that you expected. More

Cheshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were a party of three and my wife and I were celebrating a special anniversary and to be fair to the staff they personalised our menu and also the deserts to reflect the occasion. They had noted my allergy to cooked cream and each course was amended to suit. For starters I had the Carpaccio of Herb Crusted Lamb... More

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

Thank you for your thoughts and impressions of your dinner. We are sorry we fell short of your expectations and will use your review as a guide toward improving those aspects of our dinner service. Your comments are very helpful. More

Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We celebrated our 35th anniversary at the restaurant last night. The staff is delightful. They greet you by name and make you feel welcome. Our waiter, Landry, did a good job explaining the menu options to us and making recommendations. Dinner was delicious and leisurely. The presentation of each course is beautiful. It was worth the trip to Washington, VA!

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

Thank you for letting us be a part of your 35th anniversary! We appreciate your nice comments and recognition of our staff. More

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