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Foster Harris House

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American, Contemporary
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189 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
+1 540-675-3757
09:00 - 23:00
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Chantilly, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I'm going to focus on the wonderful cuisine at the Foster Harris House since the proprietors are selling the property on 1/31 and plan to open a stand-alone restaurant somewhere in Rappahannock County (but not in Little Washington itself due to lack of space). In short, both dinner and breakfast were outstanding. Chef John takes various ingredients and turns them... More 

Thank BobinVA1960
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Foster Harris House offers just one seating a night, and one set of dining options. My wife and I had a fabulous time in a romantic, intimate setting. We accepted an offer to sit in the private dining area since it was our anniversary (The main dining area has about five tables). The owner and his wife cook and... More 

Thank jonpastor17
Gonzales, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal. The owners are very welcoming and we're above and beyond with he cooking. A 5 course fixed meal with wonderful tastes. A must-eat place!

Thank Smetzer
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I came here with my fiancé as a surprise after proposing earlier in the day. Chef John and his staff were so hospitable, the food was amazing, as was the wine they recommended. We dined in their private "study" which is perfect for any couple. Couldn't have asked for a better meal to celebrate our engagement!

Thank psiss
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Absolutely one of the best meals in recent memory, and are fortunate to eat at fantastic (not necessarily pricey) restaurants often. We are also cooks ourselves and truly delight in watching someone find the beauty in both the taste and the look of food. What John Macpherson does in his kitchen is true wizardry. Without a doubt, this chef should... More 

Thank LHeberton
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

What a fantastic meal! My husband and I came for dinner while spending a long weekend in the mountains and could not have been more pleased or impressed. From start to finish, everything was perfect. Diane and John were amazing hosts, making us feel so welcome. The wine list had a great range of bottles to choose from, and we... More 

Thank ltmsmi
Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the fixed price, single seating dinner at Foster Harris House. The food was excellent and the wine pairings were both interesting and generously poured. There are only four or five tables and service is provided by the husband and wife proprietor/chef team, so it is like having dinner with gourmet chef friends who have a charming historic... More 

Thank John W
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were warmly greeted by Diane, one of the owners of the inn. She welcomed us with a glass of wine. The dinner was absolutely fantastic. John, Diane's husband is the chef and every single thing he made was so delicious. The dinner was very well timed, and totally relaxing. We sat there for 3 hours and had no idea... More 

Thank Jillnt6772
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The meal at FH was made with care, creativity, and delicious ingredients. We enjoyed the culinary journey and cannot wait to be back for more.

Thank TheTravelerDC
Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We can't say enough good things about this gem of a restaurant. The chef and hostess (husband and wife team) were gracious and friendly; the atmosphere--with just a few 2-top tables--was intimate and warm (like dining in someone's house); and the food was just plain yummy. And for those of you intimated by the "no substitutions" rule, we booked a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$89 - US$129
American, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-675-3757
Dinner is now available on Friday and Saturdays at the Foster Harris House! Our seasonal five-course Prix-Fixe menu* is available for $89 per person (plus tax and gratuity) or paired with wine for $129 (plus tax and gratuity). Our intimate 10-seat dining room is a perfect place for just the two of you or for your group of family and friends. Dinner is available to both overnight and non-overnight guests.*While we understand some people have dietary issues or personal preferences, unfortunately we cannot make accommodations for guests who are vegetarian, severely allergic to gluten or have shellfish allergies and cannot offer changes or substitutions to our dishes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?