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All 5 Stanardsville Restaurants

Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

146 East Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2964 (Formerly Lafayette Inn)
+1 434-985-6345
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 33 Bypass
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.
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Columbia, PA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were driving through central Virginia and took the "business route" through Stanardsville, hoping for an interesting lunch. Lafayette Inn is right along the route with easy parking. The staff was friendly and recommended the hamburgers. In fact, most of the lunch menu is devoted to hamburgers. So, we each ordered a different variety of burger and were pleased. The... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I pass this restaurant several times per year but we've never stopped in, until yesterday. First, the ambiance is exactly what you would expect from an inn that opened in 1840. We were seated next to one of the fireplaces, which was great since it was cold and raw out. The hostess/waitress was friendly and helpful. I... More

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Washington DC, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are visiting Skyline Drive the Lafayette Inn & Restaurant is a great choice. The inn - small and informal - has an intersting history in Standardsville, a quiet little town near one of the entrances to the Drive. A short distance to the historic sites such as Madison's Montpelier & the cute little towns in the area. The... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stumbled upon this beautifully restored Inn after a day of hiking. We took a chance by stopping for lunch. The greeting was warm, the service friendly and professional, and the meal was delicious. The filet sliders lunch was pricy ($17) but worth every penny. They contained the best steak we have eaten. We highly recommend the restaurant and intend... More

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Bloomingdale, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A great restaurant in the unlikeliest place. The inn's exterior is unassuming but, once inside, it has a European feel; French, maybe. Dinner menu was creative and delicious. Service was exceptional.

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Orange, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I visited on a Sunday around noon, during Brunch time. You could order from the brunch, lunch, or burger menus. We had two of their gourmet burgers. My wife had the Charleston Burger, which had a fried green tomato and Creole mayo on it. I had the Alpine Burger, which had sauteed onions and mushrooms and swiss.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is in an old inn and has nice atmosphere. The wait staff was very friendly. The tables themselves are nice and not too close together. We stopped here for lunch while traveling through. I had the chicken pesto panini and my husband had a burger. Both were good, the burger was a little pricey. I think we would... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Lafayette Inn. Wonderful easy check in process. The staff was excellent throughout our visit. Dinner (the 10 course chef tasting) was amazing. Great food, perfect portions and the wine pairings complimented the food incredibly well. The owner, Alan, was extremely knowledgable and he did a great job leading the dinner.... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

One of the best welcomes I've had as a solo diner, especially on a Sunday evening when few locally owned, non-franchise places are open. Enjoyed the flatiron steak & took half of it back to my B&B for a picnic the next evening, which made the high price of the dinner much more reasonable.

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Cheektowaga, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I knew from the moment we arrived that this was going to be a wonderful experience. Alan is so friendly and informative! Our room (the Jefferson) was cozy and inviting. The 10 course chef tasting with wine pairings was thoroughly enjoyable, the food was absolutely delicious and we learned a great deal from Alan throughout the course of the evening.... More

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Additional Information about Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

Address: 146 East Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2964 (Formerly Lafayette Inn)
Phone Number: +1 434-985-6345
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stanardsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31

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