Rappahannock County (VA) Restaurants

Inn at Little Washington

309 Middle St.
Washington, VA 22747
540-675-3800

American


 

$$$$$
$178.00*
 

★★★★

Poor Value

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Summary
Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
For 35 years, chef Patrick O'Connell's inn and restaurant has been nationally recognized as one of the country's truly great restaurants. It's expensive for sure: dinner is $178 per person Monday through Thursday, $188 on Friday and Sunday, and $208 on Saturday, excluding tax, gratuity and beverage. But few restaurants offer such a flawlessly elegant and universally delicious experience, all without taking itself too seriously. The ever-changing, seasonal menu is grouped into three seven-course tasting menus: a "greatest hits" menu, a "menu of the moment," and a vegetarian tasting, but diners can mix and match. Whatever you choose, be sure to request a tour of the kitchen after dinner to meet the chef. Also, if the weather's nice, consider dining al fresco dining on the lovely, romantic terrace.
Summary
Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
4 Stars (10/7/2015) — Fall Dining Guide 2015 [5]
"The Inn thinks of everything. … When it comes to pulling out all the stops, few restaurants in the country can match the whimsy and excess of the dining destination conceived and nurtured by chef-owner Patrick O’Connell. The flotilla of hors d’oeuvres alone threatens to fill me up even as I dispatch every marvelous crumb. Among the clever snacks is a tiny corn ice cream sandwich rolled in local corn. Diners select from among three menus, each $208 (and one vegetarian), but are free to mix and match courses as they wish. … The e pomp and circumstance of an evening in the most cushioned and gilded dining rooms of my acquaintance come with sides of levity. … Far from resting on its considerable praise, the Inn seeks to raise the bar from year to year[.] …" See Full Review…»
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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
No. 8 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"Turning the big 4-0? Celebrating an anniversary? There are few more over-the-top occasion markers in the country than Patrick O’Connell’s baroque Rappahannock County getaway. The grande-dame decor, with its mauve silk lampshades and tapestries, isn’t for every taste, but the place somehow doesn’t feel stuffy. Credit O’Connell’s seamless fusion of folksy and fancy. Each of the three five-course menus—one seasonal, one vegetarian, one comprising the kitchen’s classics (you can mix them up)—kick off with an array of perfect amuse-bouches, including a shot of red-pepper soup, one of the best bisques we’ve tasted, and a tiny potato chip stuffed with pimiento cheese. …" See Full Review…»
Summary
Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
Bold — Superlative
"Come to be pampered, come to dine in luxury, and come with lots and lots of money"

Flint Hill Public House

675 Zachary Taylor Hwy.
Flint Hill, VA 22627
540-675-1700

American


 

$$
$22.09
 

★★

Average Value

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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
This charming inn has recently been redone and the result is a beautiful, tranquil setting to dine and stay. The menu from Chef Todd Sheppeard is varied and ranges from lighter fare like fish tacos to full entrees like a classic surf and turf. The restaurant is open for breakfast lunch and dinner seven days a week.
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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 

Washingtonian has not reviewed this restaurant.
Summary
Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Gutted to the walls, and reopened after four years, Flint Hill Public House and Inn is back."

24 Crows

650 Zachary Taylor Hwy.
Flint Hill, VA 22627
540-675-1111

American
Sandwiches

 

$
$12.05
 

Cheap Eats
Good Value

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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
This self-described "unique luncheonette" is from the original owners of Four & Twenty Blackbirds. It offers hand-crafted soups, sandwiches, and a few small plates, plus homemade ice cream. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 

Washingtonian has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"The original owners of Four & Twenty Blackbirds run a sandwich shop, art gallery, and wine store in the exact same building."
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).