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