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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

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146 East Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2964 (Formerly Lafayette Inn) (Route 33 Bypass)
+1 434-985-6345
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 2014 DINERS CHOICE- Open Table. Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. An...
2014 DINERS CHOICE- Open Table. Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. An approachable yet elegant dining experience. Named "Virginia"s Restaurant of the Year" by the Food & Wine Society. Regions top "Gourmet Burger" lunch. Wine Enthusiast award winning wine list representing dozens of Virginia wines and countless other New World selections. Located just 6 miles off of Skyline Drive. 30-40 minutes East of Harrisonburg, 20 minutes north of Charlottesville and 30 minutes south of Culpeper.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We've been several times now and each time has truly been wonderful! The staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating! The restaurant is old and has a lot of character and charm. The little town has similar charm and appeal. The menu is vast and very nicely done! Our meals on this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
J E
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We've been several times now and each time has truly been wonderful! The staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating! The restaurant is old and has a lot of character and charm. The little town has similar charm and appeal. The menu is vast and very nicely done! Our meals on this visit were cooked perfectly and tasted very nice!... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A rare find, charming out of the way restaurant with great fresh food and excellent service. A creative menu in a truly historic home. You will not be disappointed.

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Alan the owner prepared an excellent dinner for my wife and I. Menu looked great also. Wine list seemed extensive and many local wine trail selections.

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Parkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had breakfast twice at the Lafayette. The French Toast and the Grits were our favorites. and the wait staff were fab.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Lafayette Inn lived up to its reputation. This historical gem is not only a great place to eat, Erin, our hostess went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The chef meticulously prepared our dishes. I completely demolished the Divers Scallops and Mushroom Risotto. The corn fritters and Southern egg roll appetizers were unique and danced in... More 

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Kure Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent Angus burgers (8 oz of goodness). About 20 different burgers on the lunch menu as well as salads and other sandwiches. Sides of onion rings and fries were also great. The service was exceptional. Staff made you feel like you were at a high-end restaurant for dinner - not a burger lunch. And they know how to make perfect... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just spent the night at the Lafayette Inn. Very special in rural Virginia. Chef 10 course tasting was fantastic, of course with all the wine tastings as well a night in the inn was a requirement. Highly recommended. Chef Alan was gracious and educational about the wine pairings. His wife's breakfast was delicious. Highly recommend, would go again.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was a trip for a group of girlfriends. We had such a great time at the Lafayette Inn. Alan and Kaye were such gracious hosts at their lovely historical inn and also phenomenally helpful in their input for where to visit for wineries and antique shops in the area. We were also lucky we got to pick a weekend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our last stop while in VA - and we loved it. Breakfast to die for - we order the french toast and grits. Totally delicious.

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Madison, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We attended a special event hosted by Alan and Kaye Pyles with Guest Chef Elizabeth Cauvel from the Fox Master Chef show. The event was high spirited, the food was outstanding and the wine pairings excellent. Everything was great and all the details were covered. Alan presented his signature Shrimp and Grits while waiting for the entre and Elizabeth served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 East Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2964 (Formerly Lafayette Inn)
    (Route 33 Bypass)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stanardsville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-985-6345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

2014 DINERS CHOICE- Open Table. Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. An approachable yet elegant dining experience. Named "Virginia"s Restaurant of the Year" by the Food & Wine Society. Regions top "Gourmet Burger" lunch. Wine Enthusiast award winning wine list representing dozens of Virginia wines and countless other New World selections. Located just 6 miles off of Skyline Drive. 30-40 minutes East of Harrisonburg, 20 minutes north of Charlottesville and 30 minutes south of Culpeper.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm

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