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AAA Announces Five and Four Diamond Ratings for Restaurants

Just 2.1 percent of more than 31,000 AAA Inspected & Approved restaurants receive this rating

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The Williamsburg Inn

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 26, 2018) – Each year AAA announces the restaurants that are awarded the AAA Five Diamond and the Four Diamond ratings. For the 30th year in a row, AAA is proud to once again bestow the AAA Five Diamond rating to The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room along with 14 additional restaurants in the Commonwealth with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond destination. Restaurants at this level offer a distinctive fine-dining experience and attentive service, according to AAA. Menu offerings are typically distinguished by highly creative chefs using top-quality ingredients and an upscale ambience.

The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room, with the coveted AAA Five Diamond Rating, can be found in The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia. The restaurant was first awarded the highest ranking in 1988. This restaurant offers uncompromising cuisine with a prix-fixe menu representing the freshest of premium ingredients artfully prepared and presented is what makes this restaurant shine. Two- to three-week advance notice for reservations is required. There are even more restaurants to explore with the refined AAA Four Diamond rating.

Four Diamond Rating Restaurants:                          


Restaurant Eve (2012)                                     Alexandria

The Old Mill Room (1987)                               Charlottesville

2941 Restaurant (2004)                                   Falls Church

L’Auberge Chez Francois

& Jacques’ Brasserie (1992)                           Great Falls

Fossett’s (2004)                                                Keswick

Harrimans (2015)                                              Middleburg

Lemaire (2010)                                                  Richmond

Shagbark (2016)                                               Richmond

Salacia (2006)                                                  Virginia Beach

Terrapin (2008)                                                Virginia Beach

L’Auberge Provencale (1991)                          White Post

Fat Canary (2004)                                           Williamsburg

Rockefeller Room (2017)                                Williamsburg


For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct anonymous, in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.


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