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Foti's Restaurant

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219 E Davis St, Ste 110, Culpeper, VA 22701-3024
Amtrac station one block south
540-829-8400
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: If you're ready for a new fine-dining experience, it's time to visit...
If you're ready for a new fine-dining experience, it's time to visit Foti's Restaurant in Culpeper, Virginia. The superb service, delicate flavors, and extraordinary wines rival those of the finest restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area. Indeed, owners Frank and Sue Maragos refined their talents at the world-famous Inn at Little Washington prior to opening Foti's in 2005. Yet the friendly atmosphere and small-town hospitality are uniquely Foti's, which is why the establishment bears Frank's childhood nickname. Foti's menu revolves around the finest local products, including grass-fed beef and lamb, handmade cheeses, and heirloom vegetables and herbs.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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If you like the trend with a focus on food towers, you'll love Foti's. We were there on Saturday night and the service was very slow even though they weren't crowded. We weren't in a hurry so ok. The mahi-mahi fish was excellent, but had too many flavors going on for my taste. It had a lightly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
CPAreviewlady
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Burke, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Burke, Virginia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you like the trend with a focus on food towers, you'll love Foti's. We were there on Saturday night and the service was very slow even though they weren't crowded. We weren't in a hurry so ok. The mahi-mahi fish was excellent, but had too many flavors going on for my taste. It had a lightly cooked kale base,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My 9 yr old and I visited on a Saturday evening, we were seated in a corner and it seems forgotten by the waiter. I mentioned it was our first visit, hoping that would warrant a little enthusiasm..not! I had a an egg plant dish, which I didn't finish, and no one asked why, the female owner stopped at all... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had dinner at Foti's about a month ago. What a delight. Not only in the food but in the pricing. The food was sophisticated in preparation and presentation as one would expect. The service, again like the food, well executed and with a touch of panache. Our servers knew the menu and were attentive when necessary. Just as important,... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Your meal is always above expectations. The atmosphere is formal and the service, although sometimes slow, is especially attentive. Go to Foti's for any special event: birthday, anniversary or a holiday. You will not be dissapointed.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough about this restaurant where every time I've had lunch or dinner I've had a 5 star experience; but today I decided to write about it because I was blown away by the lamb soup and burger special. This fabulous meal was accompanied by their usual excellent service and great ambience. Definitely the best place to eat... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A very innovative menu with lots of dishes to explore, including a fantastic vegetarian delight. My salmon was perfect. Also, the noise level in the restaurant was calm enough that we could hear each other speak, even though it was very busy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went here for a Saturday evening dinner. The restaurant itself is very cozy and charming. Service was great; very friendly. The food, however, we found to be lacking, given the price. Would possibly give it another try but perhaps look for something different next time.

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Manassas, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I was very disappointed. My husband took me and a couple that we have known for many years to Foti's for my birthday dinner. When I looked online to see where he was taking me I anticipated a wonderful and special experience. Instead we had terrible service and average food. Our server lacked any basic knowledge of wine and despite... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were disappointed at the selection and presentation. I ordered the traditional turkey dinner and my husband ordered a pork dish. They had large portions but half-hazzardly put together. The turkey was moist but the rest of the plate was mushy. Unfortunately for us, this was the only restaurant open nearby because of the holiday.

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Haymarket, Virginia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Dropped in for lunch with my cousin. Girls Day out for shopping and a nice lunch. The waitress was wonderful. She sat us near the fire when we told her we needed a quiet place for girl talk. She didn't mind at all that we occupied her table for over two hours! She was attentive, but not too attentive. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 219 E Davis St, Ste 110, Culpeper, VA 22701-3024
  • Public Transportation: Amtrac station one block south
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Culpeper
  • Phone Number: 540-829-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

If you're ready for a new fine-dining experience, it's time to visit Foti's Restaurant in Culpeper, Virginia. The superb service, delicate flavors, and extraordinary wines rival those of the finest restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area. Indeed, owners Frank and Sue Maragos refined their talents at the world-famous Inn at Little Washington prior to opening Foti's in 2005. Yet the friendly atmosphere and small-town hospitality are uniquely Foti's, which is why the establishment bears Frank's childhood nickname. Foti's menu revolves around the finest local products, including grass-fed beef and lamb, handmade cheeses, and heirloom vegetables and herbs.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?