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The Inn at Little Washington

  • 309 Middle St., Washington, 22747, United States
  • 238 USD • American, French
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MICHELIN Guide United States

The Inn at Little Washington

  • 309 Middle St., Washington, 22747, United States
  • 238 USD • American, French
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Set 90 minutes from DC in a town whose very existence seems tied to the restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington is a destination in every sense of the word. Embellished to the last inch, the dining room resembles a jewelry box lined with patterned carpets, lush wallpaper, heavy drapes and bejeweled upholstery. Servers are knowledgeable and warm; the room is conducive to conversations. This is a civilized affair for sophisticated patrons celebrating a special occasion.The restaurant may be over 40 years old, but Chef Patrick O’Connell’s cuisine shines as brightly as ever. Each menu has a unique focus: “Here and Now" spotlights seasonality; “Gastronaut” reflects the chef's ambitions; and “The Good Earth” offers superb vegetarian items. Guests can also meander through all three for a full sense of what this kitchen can do. Their extraordinary focus on detail and sourcing is clear from the start in the BLT-inspired amuse-bouche with heirloom tomato gelée, or the excellent rye bread smeared with honeycomb butter. Sauces work a particular magic, as seen in the truffle-infused tartar with morel “crabcake.”Desserts like coconut sorbet with ginger granité are perfection.

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  • o Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
  • MICHELIN Green Star: Gastronomy and sustainability
The chef's commitment
The chef's vision: “For 43 years, Chef O'Connell has pioneered a regional American cuisine using indigenous products sourced from local farmers, ranchers, and the Inn's own Garden. We employ two full time farmers on the property and five gardeners. We utilize our own greenhouses for herbs and lettuces; and a beekeeper takes care of hives which supply our own honey.”
— Patrick O’Connell

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Booking essential - dinner
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • N Particularly interesting wine list
  • { Private dining room
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • K Valet parking
  • With bedrooms

Information

+1 540-675-3800
Opening hours
Closed: lunch: Monday, Tuesday, lunch: Wednesday-Sunday

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