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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
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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goldsboro nc
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a charming inn with different rooms for dining inside and out. We dined inside and loved the French posters on the wall. The food was beautifully presented with lots of amuse bouches. This chef knows what he is doing. I of course want my meal to taste good but when it is presented as beautifully as mine was... More 

1 Thank berkemp
Burke, Virginia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I have been the Ashby Inn several times (even celebrated an anniversary there) and have always found the food tasty, innovative, and filled with unusual locally sources ingredients. This continues to be the case in our latest visit. The beef tenderloin was superb and the lamb well presented and tasty. (Perhaps a lighter hand on the salt... More 

Thank Riwist
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We came Saturday night (early valentines) Nolan did a great job taking care of us. We each one of each chef tasting menu and vegetarian. We left over stuffed but we did have a bunch of bread with the honey butter. Next time I will not do the full tasting menu but everything we tried was fantastic.

Thank ctcv
washington dc
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I loved the old chef, but there's a terrific new chef, Tom Whitaker now who did a fantastic tasting menu for us. The sommelier paired wines and when I said my palate didn't jibe with the "crispness" of some Virginia whites, he found a perfect German dry white wine I'd never heard of but am glad to find. Everything was... More 

Thank anxious2
United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here while guests at the inn. The sommelier went out of his way to let us taste glasses of wine we might enjoy, and the service and setting were romantic and special.

Thank 02seasoned_traveler
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We double dated at the Ashby Inn on New Years Day. We sat in the tap room by the fireplace, and had a great time! Burgers and Cheesesteaks and coziness. Friendly service and relaxed vibe. This is a special place. Really enjoyed seeing all the famous people's names on brass plaques, who we guessed have previously dined regularly in the... More 

Thank Kimberly H
AshbyInnInnkeeper, Manager at The Ashby Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you all soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We had been to the Ashby Inn for dinner a few times over the past several years and have always been impressed which is why we come back. Unfortunately this trip was disappointing. The food was good but the service was awkward and odd. Our waitress was very casual and tried to hold awkward conversations with us. The sommelier was... More 

1 Thank ddunleavy
Washington, D.C.
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We come here once a year and stay in one of the four Schoolhouse rooms in a separate building overlooking acres of meadow. I would not recommend staying in the main building, where you might hear the kitchen staff or guests coming and going. The Schoolhouse rooms (four) each have a fireplace, comfy four-poster king bed, wood-burning fireplaces, porches, window... More 

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AshbyInn, Manager at The Ashby Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you all another time. More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. Everything we had was outstanding. The restaurant is inside a quaint little inn and was very cozy feel. The only down side was slow service. Very long wait for drinks and initial order

1 Thank Christy R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,622 reviews
647 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The historical Ashby Inn and Restaurant was built during the federal period in 1829. It is nestled under Paris Mountsin in scenic Paris, Virginia. The Restsurant spills around three distinct areas of the Inn. It's a charming place with excellent service, comfortable dining area and outstanding food from a world class chef. It also sports an excellent bar and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$120
American, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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?