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.