The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
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Do - Fr 17:30 - 18:45 20:30 - 21:00
Dakota was an amazing server. The food was top notch and the views were breathtaking! We will be back!!!
Beautiful presentation from very knowledgable waiters! Everything was wonderful. Just may have needed a little guidance on craft cocktails. Loved the atmosphere and ambiance. Fabulous wait staff! Thank You!
Beautiful scenery and location, enjoyed my brunch with my husband. The service is implacable and one of the best Bloody Mary I have ever had, can’t wait yo go back.
Patowmack Farm never disappoints- creative food, wonderfully presented. The specialty cocktails are a treat! The wait staff is superb. Highly recommend.
The occasion for this meal was a lunch with a rarely-visiting grand aunt, two couples and a 15-month old toddler. Even on a bleak day in November, the setting is spectacular. And this restaurant really does absolutely everything in its power to make your dining experience special and memorable. We started with cocktails, including a handcrafted rum-based one for me, and “mocktails” for my pregnant stepdaughter and her tee-totaling husband. Do NOT skip the “bread service”, which on this visit was a hot homemade English muffin with sweet hickory butter (the bread in question varies). Amazing! The waitstaff will guide you well in helping to sort out the menu; sometimes it is hard to decode an unusual ingredient or determine how filling a particular appetizer plate will be. (But at least there is no silly “shared plate” expectation! — order and eat your own damn food.) two of us did a wild rice and mushroom soup as a starter — deemed exceptional — and two of us did a radish tartine which, as billed, was a good light start to the meal. Of the entree options, among the five of us we tried three: fried chicken (amazing), catfish (ditto), and brisket. Each dish was exquisitely conceived, prepared and delivered. We did two desserts as well, including a pear-ginger soufflé which was spectacular. The tab was not cheap — not by any stretch — but for an exceptional meal, particularly in this neck of the woods, you can’t do better.
Always a wonderful experience - food / service.
Amazing food and service!!!
My husband and I had a memorable birthday meal (his) at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. Our waiter and his colleagues delivered the food, and the detailed information about the food, exceptionally well, and were also personable and welcoming. We have not for a long time experienced such a variety of flavors, the vast majority of which we enjoyed immensely. The only "downside" was for my husband, who felt that there was a little too much salt for his taste. (This was a little surprising, given that I am usually the one who is extra sensitive to salt and I didn't have any such issues.) Believe it or not, I especially enjoyed the experience of having the chef determine the menu for me! The only thing I had to think about was what cocktail and wine to choose - and our waiter was very helpful with that as well! It was a great experience - thanks!!
My wife and I were very pleased with the Indian-themed Sunday meal. Our only disappointment was that the early darkness this time of year prevented us from looking around the farm. We will return.
This restaurant was an amazing experience. It was more a tasting than a course. The courses were incredibly small, and extremly interesting more than delicious. Though many parts were delicious the whole experience was more about deconstruction and reconstruction of history, food, and the environment. I would say this restaurant would be a one and done thing for me. Because of its price. The food did not awe me enough to come back though it was all very fascinating.
We wanted a special venue to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday and The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm fit the bill perfectly! The progression menu was excellent and the staff's knowledge of what they were serving, as well as history behind the dishes, was very interesting and told with conviction. The wine pairings were superb (according to my wife). I was the DD, but the staff recommended a good sipping bourbon so that I could take part in the festivities.
Due to food allergies, I was unable to partake in some of the food. Since the menu is pre-fixed I understand that I would not be able to eat all of it. I was not given alternative items, instead I was given what I could eat but not extra to make up for what I couldn't, I mean 2 SLICES of a radish does not make up for an oyster - they could have given what I could not eat to my husband - we did pay the same amount $110 per person. I was told when I explained my food allergy that an alternative would be provided. That was not the case. Services was great and what we did eat was good. Atmosphere was nice as well. Do not go hungry....apples and almond butter when we arrived home!
We always go here when we have special occasions. Beverly is an amazing host, Jane our server is very personable as well as the other staff. And of course, food is always great. They even had really good vegan food for me.
The food is always well prepared, interesting, presented exquisitely, and served by knowledgable wait staff. Great wine list that includes many very good local vineyards. The ambiance may not be for everyone but I find it relaxing and interesting. The owner is a lovely woman who is friendly and engaging. The entire experience is one we have enjoyed a few times now and we always look forward to returning.
Our experience resulted in us having less respect for Tom Sietsema. Although the food was good, everything was overly done, creating busyness of seasoning and ingredients, rather than clarity. In general, the wait staff were young and inexperienced. The presentation of each course was overly pretentious. Not worth the drive to get there.
We had the best dinner here! Have always heard great things about it so my husband and I decided to give it a try. The service, the food and ambiance was out of this world. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion, on the pricier end but worth every penny. We will be back!
Amazing! Such a unique experience! Pawpaw Pavlova - wow!!!!!!
Great experience! Really enjoyed the scenary, the presentation and food.
Still one of the best restaurants in the DMV. Every experience is new. Worth the drive every time.
This is the second year that we have gone to the Restaurant for my girlfriend's birthday. Last year we had an amazing experience. This year was good, but not extraordinary. We were greeted by a cold host who did not really greet us. He seemed like maybe he had a rough Friday night, as he coldly asked "what's the reservation number"? He did not smile, no happy birthday, he did not say anything else at all really. Strange. Our server was great. She was very friendly and helpful. She said happy birthday and seemed happy to serve us. The ambiance was great, it was quiet and light music was relaxing, and the view is amazing. The food was good, but not great. The appetizers and the desserts were our favorite part, the entrees were a bit underwhelming for the price. I got the rabbit, and the dish was kind of dry and did not have a whole lot of flavor- the tahini paste coated my mouth like peanutbutter and that is kind of all I tasted. It needed some color or spice or variation or something to improve it. My girlfriend got the spiced pork in a green sauce and it was just ok. We will probably be back next year again for her birthday, and I hope that our experience is more like last year than this year.
This was our second visit to Patowmack to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was just as amazing as our first outing. Bottom line, the food is fantastic and the service is top-notch. The restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, so plan on a long commute to get there but its worth the trip.
Excellent service. Beautiful location and ambiance. Food was very good and creative, but short of amazing and delicious. Favorite dishes were the sweet ones. Would’ve been perfect ambiance for our special occasion celebration except for raucous table next to us. Best parts of the experience were the service, presentation, the view and the explanations of unusual ingredients used in preparation of the food. Overall a special place.
As usual, Chef Tarver King and the wait-staff prepared and served a marvelous meal. Our server, Dakota, was excellent. We have been semi-regulars for nearly a decade, and the creativity just keeps coming, with foraged, found, and mostly locally sourced ingredients.
The “ Hooray! “ moment on This trip came because i just KNEW that the area’s delightful seasonal paw-paws would be on the menu somewhere. Sure enough, paw paw creme was part of the dessert.
The owner, Beverly, still runs a great establishment after so many years. QC is tough to maintain over time. Patowmack remains destination dining.
Love the fact that the music is way in the background and not overwhelming . We sat outside .....what a view ! Lovely service . Fabulous food .......how do they do it every time ?
Exceptional food, exceptional service, and exceptional setting. What more could you ask for. The Progressive Menu was a surprise at every turn, with incredible presentation and flavors. Probably the best meal we ever had, and all the choices had already been made for us.
Great location with an amazing view. The food flavor profiles are unique and delicious. The freshness, organic and inspiration of the dishes are truly a refined experience.
Everything is sourced locally and the staff is dedicated and super friendly.
It was amazing. Went there for one year dating anniversary. We received a personalized menu to celebrate the event. The food was amazing and the location is beautiful.
Had reservations for brunch for our party of four at noon. Our outdoor table was excellently situated for a gorgeous afternoon view of the Potomac River and hills around it. The ambience can’t be beat; good air, quiet subdued setting that encouraged intimate conversation with our friends. Service staff were excellent in responsiveness and accommodation. Unfortunately some of the food entrees did not live up to their reputation. While appetizers and deserts were exquisite, the pork shoulder entree was dried out and tasteless; as well the briskets were tough. The one member of our party who had the fresh trout was in contrast extremely pleased. Overall, we love this venue for its setting and ambience and would come back again in spite of the fact that 3 of the 4 entries we were served fell far sort of what was expected for the price paid and the reputation of the place.
This place is a gem. We went for an anniversary brunch and sat outside under a tent with a picture perfect view of the mountains and the Potomac river in the distance. The food was fresh and delicious, service was spectacular, all around special experience. Will definitely be back!
Beautiful experience. Everything felt wholesome and the service was impeccable. Every course was unique and delicious.
Really great. Delicious 7 course with wine sampler with nice variety of farm fresh food and many interesting flavors.
We went here for my husband’s birthday. It exceeded all expectations. We will be back!
My boyfriend took me for my birthday and it was incredible the view was amazing as well as the staff! They really made you feel welcome and had a good time throughout the meal. Would 100% Recommend as well as go back
An absolutely lovely venue with delicious food. This is one of our favorite restaurants!
Amazing experience, great for anniversary/date night, extraordinary food servings- dinner is pre-fixed with many small courses, they seem small but you will fill up! Never experienced such combinations and flavors of food. As the course is pre-fixed, so is the price. It is the most expensive place we have ever eaten but we enjoyed the creativity and cozy setting. Strongly recommend to try.
Fantastic experience! Price keeps it as a special occasion venue.
This place was great. The food was excellent, service was bar-none, and I'm looking forward to our next visit (if I can get a reservation).
It's impossible to have less than a stellar experience at the Restaurant at Potowmack Farm. Beverly and team are absolutely the best.
Amazing ambiance, great food and service. Definitely worth the drive. The scenery is amazing, food outstanding and the flavors are indescribable. Go for the wine pairing, we’ll worthnit
Fabulous in every way. Can’t wait to return! Great, innovative food, gorgeous scenery, friendly, helpful and “go out of their way” service!!