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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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Visitor rating
  • 332
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No Diet on this trip

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Mike S
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Penhook, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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420 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
Reviewer
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
106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful entrance and welcoming staff, foyer marvelous hints of days gone bye with a burst of plush present and mysterious aromas of pleasures to come. Fireplace burning spreading warm, made me take a breath, relaxing and looking up to two story ceiling reminiscent of the Taj hotel. Our wait staff was super courteous and enthusiastic. The plates were works of... More 

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

Thank you very much for you review and kind words. We treat every evening and every guest as though it were a very special occasion and our goal is to provide you with a festive dinner experience filled with magic, great food and wine and fun memories. We're glad you enjoyed the wave of our wand. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave it is absolutely amazing and worth it. They even finished the evening off by having our car ready and warm for us. I highly recommend this for a special occasion.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dinner with us. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is not our first time at the Inn at Little Washington. It was extraordinary then and I think that they have gotten even better, if that is possible. The service is just superb, from the moment you walk into the restaurant you are greeted by very gracious staff, the waiters, although young, are very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The... More 

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

Thank you for coming to see us again. We appreciate your loyalty! Your compliments about our service and dining room give us great inspiration and we are thankful. Thank you again. More 

washington dc
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed at the inn on a Sunday night and were surprised how busy the dinner service was when we arrived at the dining room. We were offered our choice of seating and provided with personalized menus for our anniversary dinner. We each chose prix fixe menu and ordered the wine pairing. After that, it was a whirlwind of plates... More 

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

Thank you very much for your complimentary review and description of your dinner. We're glad you could be with us for your anniversary and very pleased your dinner was enjoyable and memorable. Your thoughts make our job even more rewarding. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Patrick O'Connell is a master chef. We have been enjoying his creations for the past 35 years, with annual pilgrimages to this oasis of refined cuisine. Robert Mondavi reportedly call Patrick the 'Pope' of haut cuisine in this area. Last December for our anniversary we savored a 5 course medley of the most delicious creations his 'kitchen'. On entering the... More 

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

Thank you for your review and loyal patronage for 35 years! Having recently celebrated our 37th year in business, we are especially proud that you have been along for the ride for nearly as many years. We appreciate your kind words and recognition of the passion that inspires our culinary team and service staff and hope to see you again... More 

Manalapan, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have never written a review on trip advisor but felt compelled to write about our recent dining experience and stay at the Inn at Little Washington. First, the restaurant and Inn are visual heaven. They are spectacularly beautiful. The furniture, the wallpaper, the lighting fixtures, the fabric and general decor are a delightful mix and match of contrasts which... More 

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

Thank you for your review regarding your stay. We appreciate your comments as your encounter was not representative of our customary service and we can understand your disappointment. We are very focused on our service levels and are dedicated to maintaining only the highest standards. Please contact me directly if I can assist further or follow-up with your experience. 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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