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Joshua Wilton House

412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
+1 540-434-4464
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on Sunday at 10:30 and having a reservation is necessary. My husband enjoyed a simple eggs and sausage breakfast, my daughter had the French toast, and I enjoyed the daily quiche: sausage and leek! It was the most flavourful quiche I have ever...More

Thank Oldie49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest places to eat in Harrisonburg. You dress up, get a nice bottle of wine, and spend a pretty penny here. With that being said, you get what you pay for. The servers are very knowledgeable on not just the...More

1  Thank mjklages
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

For my birthday dinner I chose the J Wilton house, located in a beautiful Victorian House. Two dining rooms complete with linen tablecloths and a gourmet meal was just what I wanted. We took the option of their Tuesday date night menu and chose filet...More

Thank DanMarCo
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

JW never fails to impress us: the staff are really attentive to all aspects of the dining experience; the food is always top notch and the wine list is wide ranging and well priced. Dined their twice this week!

Thank 366WJG366
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My family had reservations for dinner after the JMU football game. We came straight from the game and weren't dressed as we usually would for a nicer restaurant but we were made to feel right at home. The waitstaff was excellent. Our waitress could tell...More

Thank kim s
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a very nice restaurant. The cocktails were creative and unusual, the service and the food were both very good. It is housed in an 1880s house. Make sure to see the picture of the property, taken around 1900, in the bar.

Thank Lisa446
Reviewed 20 September 2017

My husband and I stayed one night at the Joshua Wilton House. Everything was perfect! The dinner, the room, the staff, the breakfast! It was a dream. We loved every moment of being there, and cannot wait to go back!

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Recently my wife and I visited the Joshua Wilton House on Sunday afternoon for brunch. The atmosphere was elegant and quiet. The house itself is very nicely restored and very well kept. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Our waiter was...More

Thank Arnold W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I visited Joshua Wilton House due to winning a contest that included an overnight stay. What happened was the magic of this house and the staff along with an incredible resturant made we want to move in and stay!! We were blessed by all of...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The ambiance and service was excellent. However the food was MAGNIFICENT!!! An absolutely great overall dining experience. Quiet, quaint and beautiful restaurant. Excellent place to propose to your lady or celebrate an anniversary. Two thumbs up. P.S. Can I give it 6 Stars????

Thank pyeman01
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Roger S
13 May 2015|
Response from RockinghamBill | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that a transition in ownership is taking place. Knowing who are expected to be the new owners, given their outstanding track record, I expect it will regain its status as an excellent venue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
    (Campbell Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-434-4464
  • E-mail
Located in an elegantly restored Victorian mansion, Joshua Wilton House is within walking distance of historic downtown Harrisonburg and the campus of James Madison University, offering guests quiet charm and gracious living in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The Restaurant offers a unique and exquisite a la carte menu that changes with the seasons, along with an extensive selection of beers and an award-winning wine list. Featured are the food products of many small local farms and producers who supply our kitchen with high quality ingredients that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Chef's Tom French and Brian Bogan work together to create food that highlights Virginia's southern heritage while adding a French influence to the dish. During the warmer months, seating is available on the outdoor brick patio. Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail in our lounge before dinner.
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