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“Best Meal Ever!”

Inn at Little Washington
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Washington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$218 - US$218
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Poquoson, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Best Meal Ever!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Like most other reviews of the food at the Inn, the food was amazing. My wife and I had 3 other couples (all great friends) dine with us for my wife's birthday. I think we all considered it to be the best and most interesting meal we have ever eaten. Service was impeccable. We were greeted outside as we arrived, the menu's had a note about my wife's birthday, every food course was exceptional in presentation and taste. Wine pairings were perfect. The four women with us got to meet Patrick, and we all toured the kitchen after our meal at nearly midnight. No request was refused. The servers description of each food serving was fun and enjoyable and added considerably to the dining experience. If you have never dined here, you should make a reservation and treat yourself to a remarkable meal.

Visited July 2014
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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
We're happy you could join us with friends and enjoy a fun evening! We appreciate your review and recommendation and hope to see you again soon.
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NYC
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Almost everything it was supposed to be...”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

From Flossie the Cheese Cow to special menus commemorating our anniversary to the car waiting for us as we walked out the door to obviously the food, this place was Spot On. Highlight of the food: Tuna "filet mignon" topped with foie gras... who would have thought? Beyond excellent and such a unique pairing!

What wasn't great? We stayed in a B&B where everyone else was going to the Inn at some point during their stay there. Our dinner was first, and during breakfast the next day (and the next) all the other guests talked about how they had drinks in the garden and were given a tour of the amazing kitchens. Neither of these were offered to us and I (obviously) didn't do my research ahead of time to know to ask... so, I'm just a little envious. Guess I just have to go back again!!!

Visited May 2014
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Thank LemonCake
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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
We appreciate your nice review and comments, and understand your disappointment in not seeing the kitchen. While we accommodate kitchen tours for house guests and diners who express an interest, it is not our intent to invite all dinner guests into the kitchen nightly, as the resulting large volume of visitors would overwhelm what is our only, working kitchen. You may want to keep in mind our two Kitchen Tables that are offered nightly, and provide a unique and fun way to take in the whole kitchen scene. We hope you will join us again, perhaps as a house guest, so that you could enjoy the full Inn at Little Washington experience.
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Manassas, Virginia
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Treat your favorite partner to a memory creating evening”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Best to inquire and see if you can get a package which would include dinner, lodging, parking and breakfast. The dinner by itself is expensive, yet worth the cost. Hotel accommodations are exceptional, we stayed in the Inn. The Inn has adjacent properties; however, the main inn is the way to go if you plan in advance.

Hotel is a true 5 star facility with the exceptional service, quality of food and lodging you would expect. You need to treat yourself to a special night with your partner.

Gourmet dinning with exceptional courses, comfort and pampering are the norm.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Matthew M
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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you for sharing your impressions of your stay. We are always very focused on doing our best to provide exceptional service, quality of food and lodging and are glad we succeeded with your visit.
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Vienna, Virginia
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503 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“A memorable evening”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

For that special occasion--when you want to enjoy artfully presented dishes that surprise your palate, when you accept to be seduced by a wine that might be outside your normal price range, and when you want to lean back to enjoy carefully timed, sophisticated service--this is where you should go.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Reslysten54
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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to share your opinion and good advice!
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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lives up to expectations”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Everything you hope this place will be. The atmosphere, ambiance, food, service...is top. My recommendation is to stay at a local B&B in town so you can make a full experience out of visiting this part of Virginia. An experience not to be missed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank easartin
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IALW, General Manager at Inn at Little Washington, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you for your gracious review. We are pleased to read that your dinner was memorable and hope to have you as a guest next time you visit to allow you to enjoy the whole Inn at Little Washington experience!
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