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“Love it, but have to be honest” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
+1 540-687-3333
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Middleburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $75
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Love it, but have to be honest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I've always loved the Goodstone Inn. The setting, the rooms, the exquisite food - including its presentation. Whether it's breakfast or lunch or dinner, you're in for a treat.

That said, I have a message to the managers: please pay attention to service and a few small - but important - details. For example, if a customer orders Grand Marnier, do not treat him like a fool by serving up Cointreau. When it's pointed out that the wrong drink was brought, please don't add insult to injury by saying "oh it's all made from orange blossom, it's the same thing". And if you do find yourself going that far, please stop there. Don't rub salt in the wound by adding that the only Grand Marnier available is a 100 years old...and leave that sentence hanging there as if the customer could not possibly be worthy of it and it's reserved for some heavenly being!

You get the picture. Quite shocking, really, especially when the customer tried to politely point out along the way how wrong the direction of the responses were going.

Other small things that could be given attention: a way of keeping flies out of the dining room, and pool service.

I still love the place, but honestly, the grounds and your chef and kitchen staff surely deserve better.

    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The surroundings of the restaurant were absolutely beautiful. The restaurant had a nice cozy feeling to it. We choose the prix-fix and liked most of it. We enjoyed the mushroom crepe (which was very good), chateaubriand, the veal and the salads were okay. The mushroom stuffed with crab for the appetizer did not have much taste to it. We were greatly disappointed with the soufflé. It was very bland and I had to add a lot of sauce to it to make it better. Overall, the food was good but if we come back would probably go with the a la cart menu.

Visited June 2013
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“An excellent Special Occaision Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My wife took me here for my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. We had the first seating right when it opened in the mid-week so we had the room to ourselves. Needless to say, service was impeccable and attentive yet relaxed enough we were able to discuss the inn and environs with our servor. The food was also great, definately living up to expectations. Overall a very good special occaision destination but given the price and out of the way location probably not a regular spot. If you have never been, I wholeheartedly recommend you give it a shot for your next occaision.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Thank Swmag
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Washington, DC
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Slice of Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The Goodstone Inn Restaurant was bar none, one of my best dining experiences ever. The restaurant itself is soo warm and beautifully decorated that you instantly feel at home. The surroundings are absolutely gorgeous!!
The food was so fantastic. It's very rich, but worth every bite, especially since one is not frequenting The Goodstone Inn's Restaurant. It is definitely expensive. We paid $100/person for a 4 course meal, but we are willing to pay for such a meal when the service, food, and experience are worth it. The Goodstone's restaurant is one of those places!!
Treat yourself!! You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Thank harknessgirl
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous food; wonderful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The menu is wonderful and each entry, from beginning to end, is meticulously prepared. The ambiance is perfectly attuned to the location in the rolling Virginia countryside. Service is impeccable. An absolute 'must' if you are staying anywhere near Middleburg, Virginia.

Visited May 2013
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