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The Ashby Inn & Restaurant

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692 Federal St, Paris, VA 20130-1606 (Route 50 & Route 17)
+1 540-592-3900
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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351 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you get out of DC, it is a nice drive across 50. We have eaten at the inn several times in the past. There were four of us. We were greeted warmly, seated quickly and served well. The wine steward was excellent, informative and sociable. One of us had the rib eye, two of us had an excellent lamb... More 

Thank waterandmore
Reston, Virginia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Recently celebrated my son's milestone birthday at the restaurant, what a wonderful dining experience! Food superb, service excellent, ambience over the top, what a memorable event for all!

Thank TravelingAmigo
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I finally made it there after a life time of just driving by. Why did I wait so long. This place was incredible. Perfect evening with the Chef's table 5 course meal with wine pairing. Worth every dime! Delicious food and awesome service. We stay upstairs in a lovely room. Thanks! We will be back!!!

Thank Kevin W
Powhatan, Virginia
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Dined at the Ashby Inn restaurant the night we stayed at the Inn. The weather was perfect so we sat outside with a view of the gardens and pastures. The wine list was extensive and the sommelier very helpful and friendly. We all had the trout served with a brown butter sauce and roasted cauliflower and bok choy. Excellent! Dessert... More 

Thank Ron F
Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We were staying at the Inn, and made reservations for dinner that evening. We were seated on the sun porch, which was brightly decorated. We started the dinner with an aperitif, and enjoyed an chef's surprise amuse bouche. It was a "cigarette" of a paper thin slice of watermelon radish, stuffed with smoked salmon mousse - yum. Our first course... More 

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Roanoke, VA
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We were heading home from Washington and haven't visited the Ashby Inn for a while, so we booked a Spring Getaway package (three-course dinner for two, room in the Schoolhouse and breakfast for two: $399). The Schoolhouse is a two-minute walk from the inn with beautiful views of the surrounding hills over the chef's garden, and contains four of my... More 

Thank RoanokeCorvette
Deptford, New Jersey
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My husband and I recently stayed in the New England Room at the Ashby Inn. Where can I start - this lovely inn is set in the lovely VA countryside. A beautiful room, a lovely library, a Tap Room, and the food!!! The food gets 5 stars on its own! We both had the Chef's Tasting menu and it was... More 

Thank etapreston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This was our (3 couples) annual visit to Ashby after a couple private wine tastings with our two favorite local wineries and their winemakers - Delaplane and Linden. Ashby never disappoints. They have a nice round table that seats six that seems to have become "our" table each time we visit (and we don't even have a brass name tag... More 

Thank Dianne S
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Q: How can such micro community serve such elegant food? A: Proximity to WDC. My wife and I drove here for our anniversary tradition of going to Paris...somewhere. This was our second trip, and it didn't disappoint. The Inn is 187 years old, so ambiance is ample. The wine selection is pages long, drawing from Europe, CA, WA, and local... More 

Thank knygard
Henrico, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

My girlfriend and I snuck out on a Thursday evening for a quick overnight stay at the Ashby that included a three-course dinner at the restaurant. Blown. Away. Service was impeccable, the wine list was exhaustive (I recommend the Hubert Lamy "Derriere chez Edouard" 1er cru), and at the end of the night, I'm delighted to report she said "yes."... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $120
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 692 Federal St, Paris, VA 20130-1606
    (Route 50 & Route 17)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +1 540-592-3900
At The Ashby, the dining experience is made up of equal parts cuisine, libations, service and place. Guests of The Ashby Restaurant are treated to a meal that offers creative, progressive, farm-to-table food, a range of wines, beers and spirits from our backyard and around the world, and genuine hospitality all of which is set against the bountiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?