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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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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Visitor rating
  • 438
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 32
    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
75th birthday celebration

We were 5 women who love good food and drink. The Inn did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the service equal too. The ability of each server to describe in detail the dish was amazing. Highlights were there from the beginning. The bread and the beautiful butter spreads; the beauty of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dottie b
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to other set-menu restaurants in this price range, the food was not particularly delicious, inventive, or memorable. Our favorite part of dinner was the mini-baguette and local butter served before our meal. Both were outstanding in flavor---the bread crusty and just the right hint of sour, and the butter pure in its farm fresh taste. We ordered the menu... More 

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1 Thank 587zarina
IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and comments. We appreciate your sense of expectation and regret that your experience was not all that you had hoped for. Please let me know if there is anything I can do personally to follow-up. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were 5 women who love good food and drink. The Inn did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the service equal too. The ability of each server to describe in detail the dish was amazing. Highlights were there from the beginning. The bread and the beautiful butter spreads; the beauty of the table settings;the sweetbreads; the palate cleansers;... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you could be with us for a night out with good friends and it's great to know that you enjoyed the service, dinner and desserts! More 

Arlington, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute MUST for anyone who appreciates fine food and an the ultimate dining experience!!! Ask for a tour of the kitchen...what a treat!

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Thank Dana R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attire:We decided to dress up and wore suits, however this is not required as there were other people in more casual attire at dinner. Upon arriving at the Inn we were greeted by friendly doormen and a very pleasant hostess who promptly took our coats. We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation, thinking we could sit at a bar... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Service holds a high level of importance with us and we were disappointed to learn that your evening did not meet your expectations, (or ours). Our staff and managers receive regular training on all of our service points and we have very high levels of expectations regarding consistent and proper... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can I give this 6 of 5? Incredible meal, you get what you pay for! Choice of three menus, we added the wine pairings which I highly recommend. The ambiance is incredible, the service is top notch, it was almost overwhelming at times!

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Thank njk82
IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and generous ranking! We're glad you enjoyed your dinner and evening in the countryside. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As with every time we've been here, the food, service and ambience were excellent. William was our server and provided attentive service, a good sense of humor and a great smile. We got help from the sommelier choosing a wine we loved. Even though the place was completely booked, they make you feel like special customers and bring you lots... More 

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2 Thank Hungry Thompson... T
IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for returning to dine with us again. We appreciate your kind comments and we are so pleased that our service, cuisine and sense of humor made for a fun night! More 

washington dc
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My husband and I went to the Inn for his birthday after Christmas. I wanted to love it, but was left somewhat unsatisfied. Food: - The dishes are beautifully presented - Complimentary potato soup and small bites provided at the beginning of the meal were highlights - Tuna tatare was good, but sat in too much soy sauce - Scallops... More 

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Thank corinne126
IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for the Christmas season and for sharing your experience. We are concerned that your dinner was underwhelming and would like an opportunity to follow-up with you personally. Please let us know if we can help or respond further. Thomas List General Manager More 

McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The very best place we have eaten at! although all Relais & Chateaux Inns are superb. But this is our favorite. All menus are one-of-a-kind, you will never be disappointted. EOY menu was inspired in Cuba's food, as this was the chosen evening theme. Lovely entertainment, dancing music was great along with perfect service. A lovely way to celebrate the... More 

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Thank 22012love-to-travel
IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

We're glad you could join us for the last night of 2015 and we too had fun with the Night in Havana theme and festivities. What a great way to end the year, with our closest friends, guests and enthusiastic culinary lovers! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The food was even better than I imagined. Best sea bass I have ever eaten. The restaurant is beautiful, and I highly recommend coming during the holidays to enjoy the Christmas decorations. The service was the most impressive part. You are treated like royalty. Can't wait to go back.

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

Thank you very much. Your comments are greatly appreciated and encourage us further in our pursuit of service and culinary excellence. We hope to see you again! More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife and I had Christmas dinner at the Inn at Little Washington. While the reputation of the Inn speaks for itself I have to say it was the best dinner I've ever had! I've only said that once before. That was the last time I had dinner at the Inn at Little Washington! For a dining experience that stands... More 

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Thank HLA70
IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and compliments. We are highly focused on our service points and daily menu development and its gratifying to know that you enjoyed both of your visits, with equal pleasure and enthusiasm. 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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.
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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