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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
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Price range: $29 - $31
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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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91% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Alan prepared a delicious 10-course dinner and the wines went with each dish perfectly. Plus, he was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us good tips about what to do the next day. A great place to spend a special event!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Spent 3 nights in the inn and did the 10 course chef's testing. The owner and chef was very accommodating because I don't eat meat but my husband does. Food and wine pairings were lovely and the breakfasts were all delicious. Accommodations were comfortable and spacious. Had a great long weekend exploring Charlotesville and surrounding area.

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Outstanding experience. Delicious food and gracious, knowledgable host. A wonderful evening unlike any other.

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I purchased a 10 course chef's tasting, with some hesitation, I am not an adventurous eater. I can now HIGHLY recommend it! It was phenomenal, TREAT yourself and GO! It was the best Anniversary gift we have experienced in 27 years! Carolee

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Moorestown, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The admonition to come hungry and sober to the featured 10 course tasting meal should definitely be followed. You should also know that the evening will take about 2.5 hours but it is truly one of the best meals and evenings my wife and I have ever spent in a restaurant. Anywhere! Alan Pyles is a talented chef and a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This visit was a surprise birthday gift from my husband. Gentlemen, if you want a great surprise for the woman in your life, this is it! The 10 course meal and wine pairing was fantastic! The owners were a lovely joy to encounter. A must go for B&B lovers everywhere!

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Richmond, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I did the 10 course Chef Tasting to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and it was simply the best meal we have ever had! Our anniversary fell on a Tuesday and we lucked out being the ONLY couple that night which allowed for even a more intimate, memorable 3 hour dining experience with Chef Alan thoroughly explaining... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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95 reviews 95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had dinner here and enjoyed excellent service and a great meal. I had a Brazilian beef dish, with the meat marinated in a lime and cilantro sauce. It was very good. My wife had a filet that was done to perfection. The wine list is impressive and the service was prompt and attentive. This is a good place.

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