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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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Today
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Overnight get-a-way

Fascinating Historic Inn. The service was outstanding and we appreciated the champagne and snack left in our room when we arrived. Dinner and wines were delicious and it was interesting to hear why he had chosen each wine. As Arnold says "we'll be back!"

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Phyllis W
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Fascinating Historic Inn. The service was outstanding and we appreciated the champagne and snack left in our room when we arrived. Dinner and wines were delicious and it was interesting to hear why he had chosen each wine. As Arnold says "we'll be back!"

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I use TripAdvisor often and love the reviews. We drove 50 minutes each way to this restaurant expecting a great dinner date. I was a little concerned about the mixed reviews but have seen occas. negative reviews on other restaurants that I went to and enjoyed so we decided to chance it. We were disappointed: the Oyster appetizer didn't taste... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We arrived to find a most gracious hostess who escorted us to a charming room with antique decor. The split of champagne and chocolate was a pleasant surprise( I was expecting cheese and crackers, as I read in another review). As it was 4:30, I went searching for an advertised happy hour which I never found. Not a problem, as... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Let me begin by saying this is not a bad review, it's just not the great review I had hoped to write. First the good: the Inn dining room is lovely and the proprietors are also very nice. Alan is a well meaning self taught chef who clearly has a passion for his midlife crisis. I applaud his efforts. The... More 

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richmond va
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stopped here on the way home from the mountains. My husband and I had reservations at 12:30pm. We were lucky enough to be able to order off the breakfast and the lunch menu. Both were very good, as was th the service.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at the Lafayette Inn. Our room was lovely, and so charming. We experienced the 10 course wine pairing, which was amazing. The food was superb, and Alan's selection and explanation of the wines made it that much more enjoyable. We are already planning our next get-away at the Lafayette, and plan... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

First and foremost the food was simply amazing! My husband and I did the 10-course tasting menu and we certainly hope to return and experience the full menu. However we were there in March and the dining room was cold. Several women were rubbing their arms to keep warm. I feel some rugs in the dining room would add a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Not something to skip! The 10 course paired chef tasting was wonderful! The southern style cuisine with Alan's own twist was worth the visit. Paired beautifully with a variety of wines and a relaxed atmosphere, it was a fun evening. The Monroe room is tasteful and comfortable. We loved the fireplace too! Breakfast was tasty with French toast, ba one,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I visited for the 10 course tasting dinner with B&B package from Living Social. From the moment of arrival when we were greeted so warmly, and with a complimentary small bottle of champagne and snacks, to leaving this morning after an excellent breakfast served personally by our ever-genial host, this was a marvellous experience which we recommend... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The accommodations were amazing. The sheets were soft, fireplace was warm, champagne was a special surprise, the room was clean, jazz music was romantic, and the chef's tasting was delicious. What a full-sensory experience which made it all the more MEMORABLE. Thank you for your warm welcome, hospitality, and devotion to taking care of your guests. It does not go... 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 29 - 31

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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