Residents dining in restaurant

Signature Dining at Ashby Ponds

Retirement Living in Northern Virginia Has Never Been More Delicious!

At Ashby Ponds, we believe your dining experience should be one of the most enjoyable parts of your day. That’s why we proudly offer Signature Dining, a commitment to a variety of fresh menu offerings, executed at the moment of service, and delivered to you in distinctive dining venues.

Featuring an impressive selection of at least 25 items at a time, our menus combine familiar favorites and regional specialties, plus weekly chef specials, seasonal dishes, and holiday-themed events. Everything is cooked to order and served to your specifications.

While every apartment home includes a modern kitchen, once you sample Signature Dining, you may find yourself spending less time over the stove.

Dining here is very much like dining on a cruise. The food is wonderful and we meet all kinds of people.
Bernadine Gordon

Enjoy Great Food and Conversation

Great dining isn’t just about the food; it’s about the company. We offer restaurant-style seating, so you always have the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy plenty of lively conversation.

Happy hour is the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle. Enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine, or classic cocktail as you chat with old friends and new neighbors alike. 

Benefit From a Dedicated Dining Team

Ashby Ponds is committed to hiring only the best and most passionate team members at every level—from our professionally trained executive chef and our multiple sous chefs to our skilled culinary and wait staffs and beyond. The entire team works in harmony to bring you an extraordinary experience every time you dine. Entrées are prepared at the moment of service with fresh ingredients and painstaking attention to detail and presentation.

The dining organization is overseen by a full-time dining director who serves as part of the community’s leadership team. Dining leaders work closely with the Ashby Ponds Resident Advisory Council to ensure that residents have a valued voice. 

On-Campus Restaurants

For your convenience and satisfaction, Ashby Ponds has a variety of restaurants right on campus for you to choose from.

  • The Robin's Nest Café is a casual eatery that features short-order favorites like fresh salads, deli-style sandwiches, and more.
  • The Acorn Deli offers short-order favorites like deli-style sandwiches and fresh salads, making it the best place on campus to grab a quick bite.
  • The Blue Sky Restaurant is an inviting, sit-down restaurant, where the attentive waitstaff will ensure you have an amazing dining experience.
  • The Windows Restaurant features delicious chef-prepared dishes, tableside service, and friendly conversation with your neighbors.
  • 1912 Restaurant, Ashby Ponds’ newest dining spot, is the place to enjoy a variety of tantalizing entrées and tempting desserts. Be sure to ask your waiter or waitress about the chef’s special.
  • Cardinal Market is an on-site convenience store offering a selection of prepared foods to go, along with gifts and groceries.
      

Too busy for a sit-down meal? Our restaurants offer carryout options, so you can grab a hot and delicious meal on the run. A variety of snacks and sandwiches are also available in the convenience store.


Flexible Dining Plans

Our Ashburn senior living community now offers two convenient meal plans, designed to fit your preferences and lifestyle. The cost of each plan is included in your Monthly Service Package, making your dining experience even more enjoyable.

  • Traditional Plan: You’ll have one meal credit equal to the number of days in the month. With this plan, you can enjoy a chef-cooked meal every night for dinner.
  • 20-Meal Plan: This plan, which includes 20 meals per month, is offered at a reduced Monthly Service Package fee. It's ideal for those who often dine off campus or like to do a little cooking themselves.

Regardless of which plan you choose, you decide when and how you'll use your credits. You also have the option to change your meal plan each quarter, offering even more flexibility. 

Introducing MyNutrition

Nutritional information for dinner entrées are posted on an internal website called MyNutrition, where you can view ingredients, see calories, track sodium, count carbs, and more. You’ll find the information you need to make smart choices!

It's Easy To Eat Healthy

The food at Ashby Ponds isn’t just great tasting; it’s also good for you. Using fresh ingredients and limited additives, our chefs create nutritious meals to please your palate. You'll find meal options for the following dietary needs:

• Low sodium

• Sugar-free and low sugar

• Heart healthy

• Low carb

• Vegetarian

• Low cholesterol

Virtual Tours

Blue Sky Restaurant
Private Dining Room
Robin's Nest Cafe