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Inn at Little Washington

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American, International, Contemporary
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309 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
+1 540-675-3800
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • 399
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner if a bit pricey.

The menu is fixed but outstanding. The service was very pleasant, our server, Hank, could not be beat. However, I feel the price inflated for what you get. You are paying for the experience and not for value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Lisa T
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The menu is fixed but outstanding. The service was very pleasant, our server, Hank, could not be beat. However, I feel the price inflated for what you get. You are paying for the experience and not for value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife took me there for our anniversary. We were aware of the new menu (prix fixe instead of ala carte) so we weren't disappointed as some reviewers were. We purchased the wine courses to go with our meals. Everything was absolutely fantastic! There wasn't a single course in which we were disappointed. Check in and seating were classy. Service... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Words cannot describe how amazing the Inn at Little Washington truly is. The awards won speak for themselves. It's definitely a splurge, but it is absolutely worth it. It was the best meal of my life!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined here for a very special occasion last month and I am still dreaming about my meal. I highly recommend the Enduring Classics menu. The Lamb Carpaccio with Caesar Salad Ice Cream is one of the best dishes I have had in my life, and the Pekin Duck with Huckleberries dish that was the final savory... More 

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Beaverdam, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You will be pampered here. Expensive but well worth it. Don't lift a finger...they open doors, give you a drink while you wait for your room, afternoon tea, snacks and fruit in your room, breakfast, dinner, tour of the kitchen. It's truly a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have wanted to dine/stay at the Inn at Little Washington for years. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary there this week, and it was a perfect experience from start to finish. We were upgraded to a sumptuous suite in the Norman House, just across the street from the main house, and it was stunning. The octagonal shaped bathroom had a... More 

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McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The decor, professional and exceptional staff and exquisite cuisine coupled with the small town history and charm, make for a wonderfully delight experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I rad the reviews in the Washingtonian Magazine, and I note that its reviewers have reduced the ranking of this incredible restaurant. I fail to see how they could do so. This is the premier dining experience in the greater DC area, though it is way out in the Virginia countryside. My family and I have dined there three times... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your support and have learned there are many who are equally as curious about our ranking in Washingtonian. Our passion is not deflated however, and we continue to seek ways in which we can improve upon the experience here, both in terms of service and cuisine. Thank you again for your review. More 

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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is one of Americas great restaurants. A bit pricye and the dining room a bit dowdy (décor unchanged for at least 20+ years). But the food and service were top notch. Probably the best of the dozen or so meals that I have had here over the years.

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

Thank you for your review and comments regarding your dinner and the décor. We appreciate your observations. They are helpful and provide another set of eyes as we review and define The Inn's design and furnishings. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary by having dinner at the Inn. It has been on our "bucket list" of restaurants for many years. The food was very good and the personalized menu put a smile on our faces.

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

Thank you for including us on you Bucket List! We are thrilled to have been a part of your 30th anniversary and glad you had a fun evening. 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, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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