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“Amazing & Rare experience”

Inn at Little Washington
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Washington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $218 - $218
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Inn at Little Washington is one of the best restaurants in the world. The Ambiance is amazing and the food is unique and exceptional. This restaurant needs to be experienced at least once in a life time. The staff is amazing and professional, the location is cozy, the experience is creative.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We(my wife and I) recently went to this gorgeous property for the third time in 10 years.
A tribute to consistency and persistent effort as well as intelligence and creativeness, we left convince that 30 years of success comes also from the attention of details by its chef owner, Patrick O'Connell.
His own design of the kitchen is a proof of that.
The hotel which we originally visited 10 years ago is gone. At least the room where we were. This time we stayed at the Julia Child Suite and it was perfect.
The spacious room has all the amenities you may need and more for you not to leave it until dinner and the following day for breakfast.
I didn't ask but if this sublime boutique hotel lacks something it may be a spa.
The service from arrival to departure is simply immaculate.
As for the dinner, we took the gastronaut's pairing menu which was excellent as expected for the quality of the food and service not to say the beautiful view of the pond and the chinese garden.
The wine pairing with the exception of the chassagne- montrachet and the surprising syrah from Martinelli, was just fine for our taste and ...you don't come for "fine" to this cathedral of the gastronomy.
The breakfast was just fine as well and we missed the marmalade cart(at least 10 different ones) that we saw years ago and that we have not even seen in Tuscany or Provence. Please get it back. Cest la difference !!
As for the check, well that was a discussion that my wife and I had 20 years ago. She said she can buy a premium leather good for said money and I told her that this is the kind of experience that we will remember for live and the after taste will last several weeks.
When we visited the Inn the first time she finally agreed with me.
We shall return before Patrick, who we saw in the kitchen conducting his orchestra, decides to retire. At the path that he goes apparently that will not happen soon.
Au revoir !!

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Thank enriquedemarchena
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Everything was very well done, but we just weren't blown away. We had a better meal at Cityzen, for less money. Our server forgot to give us the sherbet course and our bill had an accidental $84 charge that we had to ask be removed. So much for spotless service.

Thank T L
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

My husband took me here for dinner for our anniversary. We did not stay overnight so I can't comment on the accommodations. The setting is quaint and adorable. We were greeted by smiling and courteous staff immediately upon arriving. We both enjoyed the 11 course tasting menu. I thought that the pace of the meal was perfect and the portions were just the right size to not leave hungry or stuffed. If you worry that you won't be full, take comfort in the fact that they very generously refill your bread plate throughout the meal. I have never paid $20 for a cocktail before but I was pleased with the flavor and balance of it. Hey, it was our anniversary :) The meal itself was quite memorable, with the thought of several dishes still making my mouth water. The truffled popcorn at the beginning of the meal was whimsical and delicious. The restaurant printed an anniversary message on our menu and also on our dessert, which was a nice touch. The wait staff was very friendly but to be honest, I wasn't completely blown away by that part of the evening. I'm not saying it was bad in any way, I just felt like it was the same as other restaurants that we have been to that cost less to dine at. I only make this point on this review because from what I understand, part of the appeal of this place is that the waiters try to "read" the guest in order to cater to each individual. After dinner we walked through the little garden area that had a koi pond. Very pretty. The rest of the grounds looked wonderful and we would have stayed to have a cigar but we had a long drive home ahead of us. Overall, this was a great experience!

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

My husband and I received a generous $200 gift certificate for this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We got very excited until we realized that the gift certificate would barely cover one of us! Thank goodness that we don't drink! The restaurant is set in a charming little town. I wish that we had arrived earlier so that we could walk around the area a little more before dinner. The restaurant itself had a nice "old" feel to it. We ordered from the 3-course menu, but our meal included a couple of surprise goodies. And imagine our surprise when we opened the menu to see a personalized anniversary note to us. They are first class all the way! The food was delicious and artistically presented. Was it worth the price tag? Um, no, because I don't think ANY meal is worth hundreds of dollars.

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