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All 7 Sperryville Restaurants

Thornton River Grille

3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8790
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Serving great American food with a worldly flair, we’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm for lunch and 5pm to 9pm for dinner. We also serve a lovely brunch on Sunday from 10am to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 8pm. The atmosphere is at the same time elegant and casual. The richness and warmth of the hand-planed wood-paneled walls provides a comfortable dining experience that can be enjoyed equally in dressy-casual attire or hiking shorts. We are located in the heart of historic Sperryville, Virginia, 75 miles west of Washington D.C., at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We look forward to serving you soon!
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went for lunch, the food here is very good. Some items on the menu were a bit pricey but the food is worth it. Our server was not the best, but she made us feel welcomed at least. Def recommend stopping here, want to try their dinner.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were on our way to Skyline Drive and decided to stop there for lunch. We arrived at 12:30 and there was no seating available for 20 minutes. We decided to wait and we were happy we did, My wife had the chicken sandwich and I had a Ruben. Both were large sized and delicious. The staff was friendly and... More

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Lexington, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect, but TRG was a GREAT find. (Innkeepers at Hopkins Ordinary recommended it.) Shrimp and grits were some of the best I've ever had. Hubby's Ribeye was grilled to perfection. Veggies were tender and seasoned perfectly. Highly recommend!!

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Great Falls, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stay at the bed and breakfast across the street and can't wait to go to Thornton River for dinner. Everything we've had there has been delicious. Scallops are perfectly seared and they have the best steak you've eaten in a long time. Vegan black bean soup was outstanding, too. Very eclectic wine list, but staff is knowledgeable to help... More

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Avon NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stopped in at 1455(they close at 3pm...) for late lunch since dull rock winery was closed(??). FANTASTIC lunch of asparagus soup (homemade) and a Ruben, DELICIOUS value! Easy directions from helpful staff to distillery round the block! Great food, ambiance, staff made up for the vino debacle!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We both had great fish and veg options. Very much better than we expected for an out of the way restaurant in western VA.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Excellent, quaint bistro with great steak, well-manicured wine list, and friendly waitstaff. We will definitely be back the next time we visit Sperryville.

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Stafford, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A friend and I stopped for lunch before the crowds arrived. Service was quick and just attentive enough. They serve good selection of beer and wine. They prepare food in an open kitchen area. I had a turkey breast, smoked bacon and cheddar sandwich with peach chutney and thin green apple slices on toasted sourdough bread. The combination of sweet... More

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Culpeper, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

No matter when I go, who I go with, or what's on the menu, the food, at Thorton, is always delicious. I am always happy to try new menu items, since I can count on the food always being tasty. I love the seasonal menu, the craft beers, variety of wines, & scrumptious desserts (the pot de creme is addictive!)... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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127 reviews 127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Thornton River Grille was an unexpectedly fine restaurant in small town rural Virginia. The service was attentive and the food tasty and moderately priced. The menus is not large but offers enough choices that no one will feel left out.

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