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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 350
    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
Living a Dream

The Inn at Little Washington is the only place which has a five star rating for both the Inn as well as the restaurant. It was a great start to celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. The facility, service, ambiance, and food were all a dream come true. We could not have asked for anything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Neil D
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Bingham Farms, Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Bingham Farms, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Inn at Little Washington is the only place which has a five star rating for both the Inn as well as the restaurant. It was a great start to celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. The facility, service, ambiance, and food were all a dream come true. We could not have asked for anything more!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

What's not to like? Amazing food, seamless service, wonderful atmosphere, top notch wine list -- this place truly lives up to its reputation (and very high prices!). A visit to the kitchen afterwards, a wonderful collection of little chocolates to take home and a beautiful custom designed menu were the icing on the cake! Really could not have asked for... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Every time I read a review of this amazing place, I wanted to go, and finally we made it! The staff was very solicitous, giving us a choice of where we wanted to sit (we chose overlooking the garden in a room where one wall was almost entirely windows). We went for my birthday, and my menu even had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We have dined at the Inn several times over the years and even celebrated our 40th Anniversary there with our family. The Inn 'experience' is very hard to describe. It has the most wonderful, exotic decor; the service and food presentation is first rate as indicated in it's yearly dining awards; yet, the 'experience' is also comfortable and fun. Patrick... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a great experience. We arrived at the hotel after a day of riding bikes in the Virginia countryside. It was my wife's birthday. From the moment we walked through the front door until we left after a wonderful breakfast the next day, we were embraced by a well trained, friendly, and very caring staff. Our room was spectacular. Besides... More 

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

Thank you for your generous comments regarding your stay with us. We're so glad you could stay with us for your wife's birthday. We are passionate about our levels of service and culinary pursuits and it means the world to us that we exceeded your expectations in so many ways. Attention to detail and creativity are two main ingredients that... More 

Towson, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The seven course menu at The Inn at Little Washington is out of this world, no matter which of the three you select. Add in the wine pairing and it is a meal fit for a King (and/or Queen). It's pricey, but the incredible preparation of the food, the knowledgable and friendly wait staff and, not to forget, the dessert... More 

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

Thank you for your complimentary review and kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the menu selection and were able to cap the evening with a tour of the Kitchen. We appreciate you taking the time to write and share your thoughts. More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Have yet to have anything but a superb meal here. They now have 3 tasting menus you can pick from. Don't forget to ask for the cheese cart (can be instead of desert of before desert). If you are early walk over to see the gardens and the llama. If you are spending the night enjoy the afternoon tea and... More 

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

We appreciate your kind review of your stay with us. Your comments help to inspire all of us with our service and culinary pursuits. Thank you again. More 

Falls Church, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Top notch menus and food. I would not change a thing and would like the recipe for the leek soup and cheesy puff that went with it. I could have a made an entire meal of that! Each course was so wonderfully presented and my husband and I were able to enjoy 2 menu selections and share. Who ever knew... More 

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

Thank you for your review and compliments. We're glad you could both be with us for your birthdays and hope to see you again. The Leek Soup and Cheesy Puff Recipe is on the way! More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Inn is simply wonderful and splendid. Welcoming, extremely professional staff at all levels. Not a stitch of anything out of place or inappropriate. Tastefully and charmingly eclectic décor throughout the facility: public rooms very comfortable and inviting, restaurant quiet, subdued and pleasant. Cuisine nonpareil in presentation, taste and presentation. Breakfast extraordinary and most inventive. The village is small but... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and compliments regarding your visit. We are glad that our staff could be of service and hope to see you again. More 

McLean, VA
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There isn't too much to say about our dinner experience that hasn't already been shared. I can honestly say it was the most perfect dining experience I have ever had. Was it expensive? Yes, but worth every penny. We had tried to go 30 years ago, but got caught in traffic and were told not to come, that there was... More 

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

We appreciate your kind comments and eloquent review, and are pleased that you could see us in our full springtime bloom! Thank you for your compliments regarding the kitchen tour. We take great pride in sharing the kitchen and our culinary staff with our diners and guests as this is a part of what makes a dinner here truly unique. 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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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