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Reviewed 20 September 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 25 September 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 11 March 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 21 February 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 12 November 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 15 November 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 28 October 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 28 October 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

Reviewed 18 August 2019

Last night my husband and I finally got to eat at Patowmack Farm. Beverly, the owner, was the first to greet us upon arrival and it was a joy to talk to her about how her farm evolved into this amazing restaurant. The view from...each table was gorgeous. We did the progressive menu with wine pairing. Each course was a treat for your eyes, nose, and especially taste buds! Eli, the sommelier, described each wine wonderfully and he paired them all perfectly. It was a treat to talk to him about his journey into discovering natural wines. The entire staff was warm and very knowledgeable. The food was sublime. Each course different and none reliant on another - each stood on its own merits. Don’t hesitate to make a reservation, it’s more than worth it!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to see you. I am delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us and I look forward to seeing you in the near future. All the best, Beverly, Owner

Reviewed 10 August 2019

This was our first time at Patowmack Farm Restaurant. We went for our anniversary, and couldn't have been more pleased. We have had hundreds of lovely dining experiences in all our years, but we agreed that this one topped them all. First, the location is...scenic and serene. We had a view over a valley with a bridge spanning the Potomac River in the distance. A lovely breeze kept the summer heat at bay. (They also have indoor dining, but who would want that unless it was snowing. And maybe not then??) We arrived at 6 and left close to 9. You have the table for the evening, and there is ample time to relax, enjoy the view, savor the food, walk to the gazebo, etc. We were greeted with a parchment that welcomed us by name and wished us happy anniversary, followed by the progressive menu of nine (9) courses. We chose to have our dinner paired with wine throughout. A good choice, as the sommelier came to the table to explain each wine. I appreciated the explanation at the time of ordering that the wine pairing would be about the total of 2-1/2 glasses of wine. Responsible! Each dish was as exquisite as the previous one. The plating was creative and the dishes were unique. All the food is from the Patowmack Farm, or from farms nearby. The use of seasonal fruits and vegetables was a culinary delight. That sounds cliche, but it all was amazing! We actually took pictures of the dishes. It was art. We will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Thank you for your incredible review of our restaurant. I am very happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that I will have the opportunity to meet you again. Beverly, Owner

Reviewed 11 July 2019

My wife and I dined here this past Saturday, and it did not disappoint. If you're not familiar with the restaurant, it's a true farm to table experience, with all of the produce being picked directly from the owner's farm. As far as I'm aware,...they do not have livestock on the farm, but all of their seafood/meat/poulty is locally sourced. The ambiance is interesting...you're seated in what's basically a greenhouse, which is definitely a departure from what one might expect for a fine dining restaurant. That said, the view from the dining room is beautiful, with visibility of the Point of Rocks Bridge over the Potomac. There were heavy thunderstorms the evening we were there, which definitely made the experience unique. Overall the food and service was very good. As one can imagine, there is a focus on the produce that comes with the farm, but the preparations and presentations are very forward-thinking. There were two protein courses: rockfish and pork shoulder, both of which were excellent. The pork was fork tender and melted in my mouth. It was a great dining experience, and we'll definitely plan to return in the future!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

Thank you for the kind review. I am happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. I hope to see you in the near future. Beverly, Owner

Reviewed 10 July 2019

We visited The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm this past weekend. What fun!!! We've read and heard a lot about it and were looking forward to our first time. We were not disappointed. The green house style restaurant sits at the front of the farm on...a hill overlooking a beautiful valley and the Potomac River in the distance. After we were graciously welcomed and seated, our adventure began. Each course was explained as it was served. Everything was delicious, right down to the last piece of candy and sip of coffee. They offer a wine pairing with each course. We chose to enjoy a single bottle recommended by our server. Oh.. our server, Caitlin! She was amazing too. Can't wait to go back!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will definitely pass on the kind remarks about Caitlin. I look forward to seeing you soon. Beverly, Owner

Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

Less than an hour by car from DC is this lovely farm to table restaurant. Glass enclosed restaurant with attached tented patio on a hill overlooking a valley and distant river. Food is fresh and creative. Wine pairings—all domestic—-were well matched to the food. Full...bar. Open only on weekends. Well worth the trip.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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briecheddar, Owner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I hope we will see you again in the near future. Beverly, Owner

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