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Reviewed December 22, 2023 via mobile

Excellent and interesting food. Outstanding service. Pricey but worth it. Don't be stingy, have the wine pairings for the full experience. Will go again for a special occasion even though it's an hour and 25 minutes from my house. A very special experience. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed August 1, 2023

What a special evening at Patowmack Farm. Lovely setting, attentive service, and truly creative and delicious food. Perfect date night. It's expensive, but I actually think a great value for the quality of the meal.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed December 2, 2022

We celebrated our 50th anniversary dinner at Patowmack Farm last night. It proved to be magical on several levels. First the ambiance of a glass-barn building with soaring heights and rustic timbers was cozy yet welcoming. Second, from arrival to departure the staff proved exuberant,...friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Our primary server, Alex, is a gem and a dining asset! We were among the first diners to test the new seasonal menu. The Progression meal was imaginative, flavorful, expertly served and earned our highest rating. The menu theme featured winter vegetables and flavors. There were a couple of small glitches but nothing that marred the experience. For a first service this was impressive. We intend to return for a family style dinner with the rest of our family shortly!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2022

We were looking forward to our meal. Wow talk about the wind coming out of our sails. Outside of desert which was good the food was bad. The final plate (before desert) was inedible. We also had the wine pairing (my wife the "standard" and...me the "chef’s" pairing). The pairings were ok, there was however an odd pairing. One courses pairing was a cocktail. It was a total flop. The one positive of the evening was the staff. They were great. They were knowledgeable and enthusiastic.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2022

I am sorry you have felt compelled to write a review on many sites. With the struggles of the industry, sometimes it would be better to tell me, the owner, personally of your experience rather than jeopardizing the staff's employment. It is not our intention...More

Reviewed September 5, 2022

We came here for a friend’s anniversary and from the minute we arrived, the customer service was outstanding! They seated us in a beautiful spot, overlooking the Potomac River and the Point of Rocks Bridge into Maryland. There’s really no bad view from their covered...patio though. Just an FYI – Their outside seating, which is mostly what they do during the nicer months, is covered, their restroom is in an adjacent building, which is still a walk outside from either their main “indoor” dining room or their covered outdoor dining area. There are fans in the outdoor covered area, plenty of lighting and it’s absolutely beautiful to sit and dine here. Their prices are reasonable for 8+ courses of food (I say 8+, because they bid you a farewell with some nice sweet treats… they also give you something to take home for breakfast the next morning!). All of their ingredients come from their farm or farms within 40 miles of this restaurant; this is truly a local farm-to-table experience! And their chef comes from some popular Michelin rated fine dining places. I’m actually surprised this restaurant doesn’t already have a star, it’s so much better than single star places we’ve dine at in Napa… I think it’s time the Michelin folks stop here on their way from DC to Little Washington!! We started with a cocktail, as they have a seasonal cocktail list which was pretty interesting. The Summer Delight was amazing, fresh juices and a decent amount of rum made for a perfect way to start the evening! Next, I opted for a glass of red to sip on throughout my dining experience, but we also chose their pairing, which at $50 is an amazing deal! Each course was a work of art, sort of like another favorite of ours in Washington, VA! Lots of attention to detail in the creation of each dish, in the plating, in the presentation at the table and the flavors were all spot on – PERFECT! The pairings were very impressive as well, as they fit each dish as they should have. (I say this because often times/other places pairings can be a little too generalized, they definitely were not here, they worked perfectly!) Some favorites of ours were the deviled egg, the ravioli, the tomato soup and grilled cheese and the lamb curry. Of course, I’m using the general names for each, which might make them sound sort of like basic diner fare, but they most definitely were not that… they were beautiful works of art, with substance and great depth of flavor! Our server, Alex was excellent at ensuring everything went well too! He and the other servers and runners were all very professional and helpful. We enjoyed having Alex explain the history of the farm and restaurant to us, as well as providing interesting information about the farm, restaurant, and area. Overall, we would give The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm 6 stars, if that were possible! We highly recommend this dining experience for special occasions (reserve the gazebo!!) or for a couple’s date night. We’ll most definitely return…soon!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

This is one of the best total meal experiences I have had in a long time. It's a bit of a trip from the DC metro area, but it was well worth it. The location is amazing. You feel like - and pretty much are...- away in the country, with beautiful views from the outdoor dining area. The food is spectacular. Every one of the nine courses was delicious, with flavor profiles ranging from simply perfect to magically complex. Our wine parings were creatively and expertly matched. The staff, including the chef himself, were fun, friendly and engaging. If the Michelin reviewers ever get there (and they should), this place is guaranteed a star, probably two. The food itself may not quite yet be on par with Inn @ Little Washington, but I had a much better time at The Restaurant at Patowmac Farm. I just got home from there, and can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2021

Thank you for your very kind and uplifting review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. We look forward to having you again. All the best, Beverly, Owner

Reviewed August 29, 2021

The dining area is a tent atop a hillside overlooking the Potomac river and Maryland - a majestic view and worth the trip. It has 15 outdoor tables, with great ventilation and lighting. You can get the adjacent private gazebo if you call and pay...an extra $100. It is on a farm and must be accessed by driving, so be sure to have a designated driver assigned for the trip. You can't really walk there from anywhere nearby - it's single lane muddy country roads. The servers are incredibly kind, talkative, and personalize your experience. The meal is a tasting of farm-fresh, local ingredients, and every plate was a joy. They can tailor to dietary needs as well, with many dishes naturally gluten free and vegetarian. The wine pairing elevated many of the dishes. The chef is incredibly talented and even came to greet the end-of day diners. Would return for a different season's offerings.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience. We appreciate your kindness. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. All the best, Beverly, Owner

Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

After spending close to 400 dollars ( 2 tasting menus, bottle of wine, and tip) you would hope for an incredible, memorable meal. It was anything but that. The courses were either too salty ( summer squash salad with feta) or dry and too salty...( the main dish of pork that was supposed to be like Wagyu but was rock hard, dry, and extremely salty) or the disappointing dessert that had dry chocolate cake). Even the take home dessert was so dry my 16 year old son didn’t want it. Totally subpar and inexcusable for such a “decadent” meal. The three stars are for the service which was wonderful.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We also expect to give the diner an outstanding experience. We certainly fell short with you. Please accept my humble apologies. All the best, Beverly,...More

Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

We had an amazing experience. We were greeted by the owner and seated at a table on their outdoor patio with an exquisite view. Our waitress Ty, helped us select a wine and explained each course to us as it was served. The food was...fabulous. We had eight courses and they were wonderful, but my favorite was the sweet corn ravioli with crabmeat. I could eat this every day! It was our anniversary and they had cards for us and a personalized menu. All in all this was an excellent experience and I highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2021

Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for sharing your very special day. We look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

Reviewed August 9, 2021

We were so lucky to dine alfresco at this restaurant this past Saturday evening. The weather was just perfect and we had a lovely view of the Point of Rocks Bridge. The owner greeted all the guests individually and made us feel welcome. Our server...Ty was wonderful and very attentive. As for the food, the menu is a set menu and while I originally had qualms about the selection, my party and I enjoyed all of the courses, with the exception of the soup which we found to be too spicy. However the rest of the meal, from the farm egg to the Black Forest cake dessert was excellent. We hope to return to this restaurant for another special occasion.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. I will be sure to let Ti know your comments. We appreciate you and are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

Reviewed September 20, 2020

We had dinner at Patowmack Farms about a year and a half ago and it was so memorable we decided to return. I’m sorry to report that it will be the last. Our meal was served at the rate of speed that would make McDonald...impressed. The theme of the dinner was Israeli and was not much better than a storefront restaurant. Our meal started with two dips with pita, hummus and Ful. We barely finished the dips when the family style dinner arrived, falafel, lamb kabobs, chickpea and rice, tabouli, bread with a raw egg, a stuffed crepe with sweet potato, feta and other items (this was very good) and maybe one or two other dishes. Our dishes were taken away as soon as it looked like we were finished with a dish, and yes, we could have said hold on, leave the dish, but they weren’t worth the effort. Our meal ended with a very rich chocolate dish, Malabi, pudding covered with cherries and pistashio. This meal could have been served at any large conference. We were in and out in less than an hour!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your disappointment. This, as the owner, is totally unacceptable and should never have happened. I thank you for letting us know - wish you had contacted me directly. We are changing our focus back to our regular dining practices. With...More

Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Hidden treasure on VA side of Potomac River Very impressive. We didn’t hear about this place before . It was a random choice after a long hike on Beautiful C&O canal. We were asked if we have a reservation. We didn’t . Of course we...make it later! What A wonderful experience from start to finish. The fixed price dinner was surprisingly thoughtful, creative and fresh. Absolutely amazing presentation. its only 50 seats. Glass Wall with fantastic river and mountain View . Everything freshly cooked/baked what a touch of art.Delicious as you can Imaging.Peaceful panoramic view. Classy quiet . Highly recommend. We will certainly be back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

This is the dining experience you see on TV on shows about the best restaurants in the world. The staff was beyond professional yet warm and caring. Dinner is a series of courses each designed to be unique and unusual with locally sourced, season specific...ingredients.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

Enjoyed an abundance of flavorful courses carried with ceremony to our table, a full experience elevating our meal. Each course delighted the senses with layers of scent and flavor. The wine pairings worked well with each course. The servers are well versed in the ingredients...and back story. Inventive combinations landed well over all - worth the price for thoughtful food and presentation well above the average restaurant. We chose to take home our last course - home made sweets - as we were too full to enjoy them at that time. A few minor quibbles - there should have been an equal number of vegetarian offerings - for two courses, I simply got less food than my companion rather than the being offered a full range. It would not be that hard to come up with some tidbits to ensure that everyone gets to taste multiple small bites. It would have been nice if the server had let us know coffee was available prior to the dessert course; being our first visit, it didn't occur to us to order since everything else was scripted. By the time we asked if it was available, we were the last table and didn't want to linger. Overall, an interesting and delicious meal that stretched our ideas of what a dining experience can be.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2019

Thank you so much for kind and thoughtful review. I appreciate the constructive criticism and will follow up on the recommendations. I am happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I look forward to seeing you again. Beverly, Owner

Reviewed October 27, 2019

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Patowmack Farm. The locavore menu focuses on American Indian ingredients, including heirloom grains/beans. Not every dish was a hit, but all were interesting and flavorful. The wine pairings were thoughtful. Service was excellent throughout. We really enjoyed the...descriptions of the courses and their ingredients, and the written cards provided with more information. Taking home a personalized menu was a nice touch as well. The restaurant was quite loud when we arrived, making it difficult to hear each other, but quieted down as a couple of tables left.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am pleased that overall you enjoyed your dining experience. I hope we will see you again in the future. All the best, Beverly, Owner

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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5