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“Gorgeous patio” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clyde's Willow Creek Farm

Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
42920 Broadlands Boulevard, Ashburn, VA 20148
+1 571-209-1200
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Ranked #3 of 156 Restaurants in Ashburn
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Claiborne Parkway
Description: When the opportunity arose for a new restaurant at Broadlands, just west of Dulles Airport in Loudoun County, Virginia, it became an ideal chance to create a truly unique destination for dining. This sprawling, rustic tavern features four bars and numerous dining rooms, making the question of where to sit much more difficult than you may have expected. In the 1980s the Clyde's Restaurant Group purchased several antique heavy timber buildings destined for demolition and more than 30 years later these barns, stables, homes, and taverns were reassembled to create the complex of dining rooms for Clyde's Willow Creek Farm. The restaurant which is located on a working farm, is inviting and comfortable, stunningly decorated with original artwork, sculpture, historic artifacts and an over-the-top collection of museum quality 18th century horse-drawn carriages - most strung from the ceilings lined with solid timber struts.
Ashburn, Virginia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Gorgeous patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Huge restaurant with busy bar area, but the patio is the star here. Great open air space with lighted trellis and live music made for an enjoyable al fresco experience. Filet and salmon duet was excellent, as was the peac cobbler. Difficult to rate the service, as we were with a very large group...it was friendly, at least.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice place for dinner or happy hour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for a nice place to have dinner or drinks with family or friends this is the spot. This place has multiple bars and lots of room for dinner parties both inside and out. Certain nights they have karaoke nights. Some nights they have a live band. Food on the menu is always good and the service is always good as well. Good place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, etc.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Attended a group business dinner here on a trip a few months ago. Overall they did a good job. Best part is the atmosphere and property. Ashburn doesn't have many upscale restaurants and very few unique ones, so having a place to enjoy a Virginia country house atmosphere was very nice. We all enjoyed our food, especially the desserts we passed around, though I'm not sure anything was really memorable. Service was adequate, but not as professional or efficient as it could have been in serving a group. Summing it up - I would be fine with going back, but it's not the type of place I'll rave about to others as a must-do.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Go for the venue and a burger...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We went for a family celebration with children. The venue was beautiful and well work the trip. The food was another story... the gnocchi is not gnocchi - it is actually pan sauteed gnocchi which we had to send back because it was so hard you couldn't put a fork through it. The gluten free chicken dish was a large portion of pasta with minimal pieces of chicken. Ask the server about your meal and make sure you know what to order..... the rest of the meals - steak, burgers, etc - were good and everyone enjoyed them. Will I go back? Maybe - but I will just order a burger.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A lot of charm just outside DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A recent mid-week visit to DC took us to this wonderful surprise of a restaurant for lunch. The place is huge and each room beautifully furnished with early Americana and country items; had the weather been cooler, we would have been stymied as to where to sit since their outdoor dining area is just as impressive.

The service was very good and attentive and the food excellent. The Maryland crab bisque was loaded with crab meat and deliciously decadent; the spinach and artichoke dip was creamy yet not overly so, allowing both major vegetables to come through in taste. The Farm has a monthly special and it was a wild salmon which was a little overcooked for my liking, yet nicely presented atop a blend of red quinoa and blanched asparagus pieces with a wild mushroom sauce -- excellent. For dessert, I highly recommend the chocolate mousse with lavender -- delicious and not at all "soapy" from the lavender -- great job with the infusion! Key lime pie is always a favorite and theirs did not disappoint, either (we are still puckering).

Overall a very pleasant dining experience and well worth the drive especially if you are heading to or from the Air and Space Museum's annex at the Udvar-Hazy Center (about 10 minutes away). Reservations are mandatory on weekends and for dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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