Giraffe Print

June 2, 2008, 1:27 am
Filed under: Close to Home

Saturday night, a friend from work, her boy wonder of the week, his boys, another girly from work, and I all went to Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm Restaurant in Ashburn, VA. We got there for dinner around 8:30 and then stayed and hung out at the bars.
It was a cool place. The entire restaurant and bar areas were old-school fox hunting/ Middleburg horse scene themed– I of course enjoyed that. I was surprised by the diversity of the crowd that was there. During dinner there was of course the 20s-30s crowd, but also a prom group, a few families with well behaved children, an 80 year old man with a lobster bib and his wife, and few middle aged couples. Perhaps I’m just used to living in a college town where everyone is my age, but I thought the range of ages of the dinner crowd (and even the late-night bar crowd) was impressive.
The service was average, the food was good, but it was really the setting that makes the restaurant. It was a really nice evening and we were able to sit outside under a large tent. As it grew dark, the lights in the tent were pleasant and the large stone patio and pool with lily pads were quite picturesque.
There were two main bars. One was pretty dark, a little crowded with some kind of wrestling match on TV. The other bar was more lit, had a bit less people, and might of had something on TV but it was unobtrusive. Those of age could easily provide drinks for others.
So, if you’re looking for somewhere to go in Ashburn… maybe after flying into Dulles (Clyde’s is right off the Toll Rd.) I’d recommend Clyde’s. 🙂


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