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The Landing Restaurant

$$$
American, Peruvian, Fusion, Gastropub, South American
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773 Ashmeade Rd, Moneta, VA 24121-3272
540-721-3028
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A culinary experience not to be missed

The Landing restaurant is the very best restaurant on Smith Mountain Lake. The food presentation is an artists pallet. The food is mouth watering. The lamb is one of the best I have ever tasted. It just falls off the bone. My husband loves the Jambalaya pasta. The bar is our favorite. Liz the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Patricia4488
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Great Falls, Virginia
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Great Falls, Virginia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Landing restaurant is the very best restaurant on Smith Mountain Lake. The food presentation is an artists pallet. The food is mouth watering. The lamb is one of the best I have ever tasted. It just falls off the bone. My husband loves the Jambalaya pasta. The bar is our favorite. Liz the bartender is just amazing. The bar... More 

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Thank Patricia4488
Northern VA
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My best friend and I were at Smith Mountain Lake for a girls getaway for 4 days/3 nights. By the 3rd night I was tired of just finding restaurants with food that Was so-so. I wanted some GOOD food. The Landing did not disappoint! We each got the peach martini and the Land and Sea (filet mignon and crabcake). Everything... More 

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Thank solochickNOVA
Moneta, Virginia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Best steak you can find at the lake. Service is excellent. Proper dress will make you more comfortable.

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Thank helen t
Pittsburgh
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We ate here while visiting my brother and his wife who have a house on the lake. This is their favorite restaurant and I can see why. The food is simply fantastic. While their prices may be higher than others on the Lake, they are by no means out of line for the kind of food you get. The special... More 

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1 Thank Spaniellady
ozzymoose, Owner at The Landing Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am so glad you enjoyed everything, and appreciate the effort from our kitchen team. We add the housemade pasta this year and it has been a hit! Hope to have you with us again soon. Best Tiffany Silva More 

Waldorf, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Upscale restaurant that is a must to visit if your in the area. From there amazing staff to the quality and creativity of there food this place is a gem.

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Thank Christopher F
ozzymoose, Owner at The Landing Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and the time you took to write your review. We look forward to having you back soon! Best Tiffany Silva More 

Cary, North Carolina
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152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We reviewed this restaurant a few months ago and gave them credit for combining the bar menu and fine dining menu and making it more affordable for the masses; service was good. Since then we have been back a few times with extremely mixed results on many fronts. Service; horrific at best. I went back to the restaurant the the... More 

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1 Thank Charlie M
ozzymoose, Owner at The Landing Restaurant, responded to this review

It is always hard to read a review when I guest walks away with a bad experience, but I thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. This allows us to work with our staff, make changes, and hopefully be better in the future. Splitting a plate takes away from our presentation of the food and the... More 

Moneta, Virginia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Felt as if we were in a Monty Python skit...waiter kept saying "nope...we're out of that". How does a restaurant run out of house chardonnay, and bottled chardonnay, and several appetizers? How does he not know what "oaked" refers to in wine? How does he not know what the Chef's choice vegetable is? Throw in lipstick on the wine glass,... More 

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1 Thank Mathtchr1
ozzymoose, Owner at The Landing Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry for your experience but grateful that you took the time to advise us of your experience. I know we came off of an extremely busy weekend and have limited deliveries to the lake area. This has always been a challenge for us. Food & Wine deliveries are limited with our wine only available for delivery on... More 

Culpeper, VA
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Regardless of your choices, the food is always delicious, attractively presented and the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It's the finest restaurant on Smith Mountain Lake, by far.

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Thank Charles C
ozzymoose, Owner at The Landing Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words we continue to strive to create a wonderful experience for you each time you dine with us at The Landing Restaurant. Best Tiffany Silva More 

Crozet, Virginia
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We came by boat on a busy Sat night and managed to get seats at the bar after a short wait. While we didn't make it to every restaurant on the lake during our stay, this one had the hands down best food. It's pricier, but the bar scene is friendly, the bartender was attentive (the bar was full---she was... More 

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Thank P513
ozzymoose, Owner at The Landing Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you made it to us while you were visiting SML. Thank you for your kind words. Please make sure to visit us again. Best Tiffany Silva More 

Moneta, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants on Smith Mountain Lake. The food is good, but the prices are high. On top of that, you can expect your dinner to last close to 3 hours. While servers are busy, management seems to believe that customers SHOULD wait that long and WANT to wait that long for good food. It can... More 

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1 Thank cgandme
ozzymoose, Owner at The Landing Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry for your experience and appreciate the time you took to write this review. Bruno and I do have a different approach to dining and most of our customers enjoy spending the evening with us. We do allow 2 1/2 hours on all tables because we never want a customer to feel rushed and we want them to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 773 Ashmeade Rd, Moneta, VA 24121-3272
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Moneta
  • Phone Number: 540-721-3028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Peruvian, Fusion, Gastropub, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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