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“They are not worth what they charge and they have fallen from their glorious past”

Joshua Wilton House
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Ranked #10 of 253 Restaurants in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Campbell Street
Description: Located in an elegantly restored Victorian mansion, Joshua Wilton House is within walking distance of historic downtown Harrisonburg and the campus of James Madison University, offering guests quiet charm and gracious living in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The Restaurant offers a unique and exquisite a la carte menu that changes with the seasons, along with an extensive selection of beers and an award-winning wine list. Featured are the food products of many small local farms and producers who supply our kitchen with high quality ingredients that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Chef's Tom French and Brian Bogan work together to create food that highlights Virginia's southern heritage while adding a French influence to the dish. During the warmer months, seating is available on the outdoor brick patio. Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail in our lounge before dinner.
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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189 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“They are not worth what they charge and they have fallen from their glorious past”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Once upon a time I would have gladly paid the high prices for the amazing food and service this place was known for-top notch. The chef is over reaching a bit and the service is disappointing. We paid $250 for a mediocre experience. My advice go to the chop house for less money, great food And great service. Sad to report these folks are not living up to their legacy or price list.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Norfolk, Va
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

You won't be disappointed if you have dinner here. Every detail was just perfect. We had the filet and also scallops. Very tasty. Amazing pear salad. Incredible desserts.

Visited March 2014
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fine dining, less pretentious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

I like this place. The food is reliably good quality.Though it is a bit spendy for a weekly favorite; during the summer they have a great happy hour deal during the week. The staff is always knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. A nice outdoor courtyard when the weather is pleasant. One of few locations in Harrisonburg for a fine dining atmosphere. A great location if you would like to enjoy good conversation over a fine meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A bit pricey, but completely worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

We went during the New Year's Eve promotion where you got 6 courses (2 were tiny) for $80 per person or $120 per person with wine pairings. We went with another couple and it worked out that everyone got something different so we all were able to try everything. And everything was absolutely awesome. The wine pairings were perfect and tasty. You know it's good when you put food in your mouth and they only thing you can think is "I can't believe food is this good!". Service was also great. It is slightly more formal than what we are used to, but it's a special event, so you just go with it. JWH is an experience and after living in the area for 11 years, we are so glad we finally went.

  • Visited January 2014
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Gainesville, Florida
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333 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Harrisonburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

This is a first rate restaurant by any standards, and in our view the best in Harrisonburg. Definitely a "special event" dinner place.

Visited January 2013
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