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“Very good food - with highlights and less than stellar service”

Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
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Ranked #2 of 221 Restaurants in Ashburn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 24, 2011

It was Thanksgiving, so the restaurant was very crowded and very busy, which, perhaps, explains the slow-paced meal. Justin, our waiter was friendly, informative, and accommodating (he even provided 4 separate bills for us - a greatly appreciated gesture). Still, the timing of each course was slow - dinner really shouldn't have taken 3+ hours. But, on the other hand, we never felt hurried or rushed by the staff.

Willow Creek Farm offers great ambiance in several different dining rooms that have been carved from old buildings and barns that have been reconstructed in Ashburn. We enjoyed a large table in a quiet area of the large barn.

Several of us enjoyed the filet mignon instead of the traditional turkey dinner. Delicious! Potato croquettes & sauteed spinach and mushrooms were nice accompaniments. The pumpkin ravioli was given rave reviews, as was the butternut squash bisque. Ask for the small green salad with red wine vinagrette -- it's not on the menu, but the perfect size for starting your meal (no need to buy a full salad). Pecan and apple pies were generous-sized individual pies - could have been more generous with the apples in the filling, but the crust was good.

Despite the slow service, we enjoyed our meals - and will return again soon.

The wait staff and kitchen were also very accommodating when special diet requirements were explained.

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Thank VAButterfly
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Clydes Willow Creek is my favorite restaurant of the Clyde's group. With multiple rooms and bars, you can choose any autmosphere whether large groups or small quiet corners. Their hamburgers are some of the best I have tasted, and their seafood dinners are also very good. The bartenders are very helpful in helping you make your dining selection.

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Reviewed October 10, 2011

I have been eating at the various Clydes group restaurants for many years. I visited this branch Saturday nitht & must say I was extremely disappointed. The hostess looked like a deer in headlights when she took us to sit down at a table & we asked for the booth right next to it. Each sat 4 people & both were with the same waitress. The seasonal menu was very limited. We ordered a flatbread app dish that seemed more like a mini pizza as opposed to a flatbread. Our waitress while nice was sight unseen at all the necessary moments-time to order, drink refills, bill pay. Every step took her 15 minutes at a minimum when it should take 5. We could not even wave her down. Not sure we will be back.

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Reviewed October 4, 2011

I love the equestrian theme of the place. The space is warm and relaxing. My carne asada was incredibly delicious. We ate at the bar because it was crowded the night we visited, but that was no problem. The bartender was extremely professional with his service. I loved it and will go again.

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1  Thank Signalfire
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

I enjoyed a whole Maine lobster for $19 (Sept 1 - Oct 31).
Consistent quality of food and service. Accommodating to families with young children.

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