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Private dining at The Inn at Little Washington is a memorable affair. While the Northern Virginia inn has several options to choose from, our favorite pick is one of the two chef’s tables in the gorgeous, state-of-the-art kitchen. Each table sits up to six and affords a full view of the culinary team preparing the multi-course dinners. Joyce Evans, the visionary designer behind the inn’s fanciful interiors, designed the kitchen. She was inspired by the grandeur of Windsor Castle and outfitted the space with white Portuguese tiles and a massive bay window. The two wood chef’s tables flank either side of a stone fireplace and are close enough to the action to satisfy even the most curious foodie.
In the main dining room you’ll find the Loggia and the Terrace Room, both of which are good options for parties up to 10. The Loggia overlooks the garden, and the Terrace Room is classically draped in florals and patterns. Both provide plenty of privacy.
For a larger dinner party, the ballroom is an excellent option. Located across the street from the restaurant, this private dining room sits up to 36 and looks out over a meadow. And while it’s not technically located within the restaurant, you can still order most of the items on chef/owner Patrick O’Connell’s Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star menu.