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“Not Quite..” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant

Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant
36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
5406874645
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Middleburg
Price range: $50 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Foxcroft Road
Description: Extremely Fresh, Approachable and Refined Drawing both inspiration and purpose from its location on farmland in Middleburg, VA, the restaurant at Goodstone Inn & Estate seeks to provide its guests with an unparalleled dining experience. The quality of produce, both cultivated and foraged, found outside the back door of the kitchen provides Chef Tarver King and his team with pristine ingredients that make up a meal representative of this place in every moment of each season.
Reston, Virginia
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“Not Quite..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Just realized I posted my restaurant review under their B&B.. woops

Excellent food, average service, extremely high prices, but overall a nice experience. If you do not mind spending 50/60 dollars per entree and 20/30 per appetizer than this could be the place for you. Also, the portion sizes are average. Don't get me wrong it is a very enjoyable night out, the ambiance is nothing short of amazing, but at these prices I expect better service and larger portions. I will say I think it is a step above the Ashby in Paris, VA but a step below the Inn at Little Washington.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“My Valentine Came up Roses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I surprised my Valentine with dinner at The Restaurant at Goodstone near Middleburg, VA. I had read about Goodstone and had wanted to go there and had heard it was top drawer. They offered a six-course Valentine Dinner at a set price with wine pairings to go with each dish – extended to the weekend – we went on Friday, the 15th. We opted for a nice bottle of Washington state cabernet wine recommended by David Saavedra, the Sommelier

Our menu was as follows: Oyster Rockefeller, Lobster Bisque, Crab Cake Duo, and Arugula Salad. This was followed by a Raspberry Sorbet. Our choice for the main entrée was a choice of Line Caught Halibut, Prime Pork Chop or Prime Filet. We both chose the Prime Filet with Haricot Verts (green beans), Gratin Dauphinois and Black Truffle Sauce - along with a cruet of fresh béarnaise sauce - both steaks were done to perfection and the black truffle sauce was superb. Finally, the crowning touch was a Chocolate Mousse Cake - this delicious creamy dessert was sprinkled with gold flakes.

Our waiter, Abdullah, looked familiar to us. Along with providing attentive service, he went through the restaurants he had worked at including L’Aberge Chez Francois and we decided that was where we had seen him. David, the General Manager and Sommelier had worked at Restaurant 2941 in Fairfax. I remembered him from when I took clients to lunch there. The Chef, Ian Dieter had also worked at L’Auberge as the sous chef. As we left, the Chef came out and presented my wife a red rose. I earned several golf passes for this Valentine treat!

The Restaurant at Goodstone is an outstanding place to go for a special occasion. Their menu features Modern American French Country Cuisine and has won many awards. The service, atmosphere and food is European so don’t be in a hurry when you visit. Our only concern was the restaurant sits on top of Snake Hill Drive and it’s very winding and steep. However, the view is spectacular – just be careful. Goodstone is open for lunch daily except Tuesday. On Sundays, they have a Champagne Brunch – we can’t wait to try it! Bon Appetite.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Matt D, Guest Relations Manager at Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments and I'm glad we were able to add to your valentine's day experience. We take extreme pride in or restaurant offerings and are extremely fortunate to have the dedicated staff we do. We look forward to welcoming you back for our marvelous Sunday Brunch!

Best regards,
Matthew Daubenspeck
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Purcellville, Virginia, United States
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“All the details were perfect...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We just had dinner here, celebrating both Valentine's Day and my husband's birthday. it was the four of us - which included our boys (ages 9 & 12). While I wouldn't say this is a place for kids, our boys are good about eating out, so off we went. Everything couldn't have been more perfect. Our service was extremely friendly and attentive, but not invasive. The food was elegant, fresh, and delicious. The atmosphere was elegant, yet cozy and comfortable. We have traveled and eaten at some wonderful places, but this was exceptional. In my opinion, it gives The Inn at Little Washington a run for its money!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Matt D, Manager at Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful post and I'm more than excited you chose the Goodstone Inn for your special night. We work with excellent ingredients and our plates are skillfully presented by a one of a kind culinary team. We have high respect for the Inn at Little Washington and are pleased to be in their company. Again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in the near future.
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“Not worth It”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

While the setting is spectacular, the meal was so disappointing . This was our third time and once again hoping it would be better. The menu was almost identical to our last visit in Dec. which was too bad.

The salad was so dry, tasted as if they forgot to put on dressing, on both our salads!

The service was horrific. Had a different waiter for every course and they even forgot to put in our soufflé order that we put in at the beginning of our meal. They scrambled and somehow came up with it after a long wait.

Lets not even discuss the over the top price tag!

Such a bummer as we just don't have many choices out here in Middleburg. Probably wont be going back. Just not worth the money or long drive.

But the setting... Fabulous...,(Which is why we keep going back hoping the food would be good).

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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“Fine dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Loved it !!! Attentive service, wonderful olive bread, and fabulous entrees. And very nice atmosphere. The restaurant is not inexpensive but it was well worth it.

Visited December 2012
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