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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
Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Those of us riding two (or more!) different cultures can’t help but compare what we get here and what we get there, how do we get it and when. We know how to adapt our expectations, our hopes, and our desires. Nonetheless we, the adventurous intrepid, always searching for “the moment,” the most of the most, the vantage point from... More 

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Silver Spring, Md
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to the Inn of Little Washington to celebrate a milestone birthday. With our experience in fine dining, our expectations for one of the best (and expensive) restaurants in the country I will admit is high. The food offerings did not disappoint. Although the restaurant is now only offering the selection menu, there are three groups... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was highly recommended by friends of ours, but when we came, it turned out they had been underestimating it. Haven't eaten such a delicious food! They have a special table located in the kitchen - try to get that one. The experience will worth it!

Thank Milena P
Falls Church, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for New Year's Eve and to celebrate a 75th birthday. It did not disappoint. The ambiance and the food were bibulous. The evening's theme was Morocco and everyone was dresses in caftans etc. The decor was beautiful and the ceilings covered with balloons. It looked very festive. There was a prix fixe dinner and yes, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I along with another couple dined here between Christmas and New Year's Eve, and had an outstanding experience. First, the food ... from the amuse bouches through all the courses to the desserts ... was phenomenal. There are 3 menus to choose from and courses can be selected from all three. Looking at other reviews here, I... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, when you decide to take your family to the Inn, you are resigned to spending whatever it is to luxuriate in the arms of Patrick O'Connell and his extraordinary vision of both elegance and kitsch. So this review is not about the money. It is, rather, about a covenant a chef has to provide his guests the very best... More 

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The_IALW, Managing Director at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review

Dear TarteTatin22g, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinner with us at The Inn and we appreciate your constructive feedback and useful insights which we are sharing with the restaurant and kitchen leadership teams. Please accept our apologies that your experience did not exceed the expectations compared to your last "excellent" visit and we look forward... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made the trip from California to eat here with my mom who has been lucky enough to eat here several times before as part of Les Dames D'escoffier group. My mom and I wore dressy jackets and slacks with a few pieces of jewelry to jazz it up. Other guests were dressed in a mashup of attire - some men... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent. However, I'm a pretty casual person, and the formality was a bit much for me. It felt like you were stepping back in time, for better or worse - as it does have a plantation vibe at times.

Potomac, Maryland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try anything - get adventurous - it is all incredible. Or, trust your servers with any questions and they will guide you through an experience like no other. Wine selection is phenomenal and sommelier spot on with recommendations tailored not only to your meal, but to you.

Thank scottfp
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I'm not sure there's a superlative not already attached to this institution in the Washington Region. It is a must for and culinary aficionado. The food is only equalled by the service and the accommodations.

Thank Adam R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$218 - $218
American, International, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
A Michelin Two Star, Forbes 5 Star, AAA 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?