Inn at Little Washington
Middle and Main Streets | 540-675-3800 | www.theinnatlittlewashington.com
Opened in 1978, Patrick O’Connell’s restaurant remains the most popular dining destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Located near the entrance of Shenandoah National Park—a mere ninety minute drive from downtown Washington D.C.– the frilly, antiques laden dining room makes it the perfect getaway for diners who are looking for a romantic evening away from home. Fitting for the location, O’Connell’s New American cuisine has a Southern twist, and an effective use of local ingredients results in dishes like a pullet egg poached in duck consommé with morels and black truffles and beef two ways: pecan-crusted, barbequed short ribs and a miniature filet mignon wrapped in Swiss chard. The wine list is one of the best in the country, in terms of both depth and price.
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