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$70 - $70
Seafood, American, Contemporary
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed August 22, 2020

My wife and I had dinner at Hooky, which is Hope & Glory’s outdoor dining space (during Covid), and are extremely disappointed with our experience. When my wife called to make a reservation, she made it a point of telling the woman she spoke with...(Chef Meseret) that it would be our anniversary, and that wasn’t even acknowledged at any point during our meal, even though they recognized another customer’s birthday. The meal itself was fine, but not exceptional, from oyster appetizer to crab cake entrée to cheesecake dessert. Everything was more or less good until the meal was finished. The waiter asked us if we wanted “to review your charges”, which we thought was odd, since we figured we’d just get the check. Instead of that, the guy came over with an iPad and showed us the charges. In addition to the fixed price meal ($80 per person) we ordered two cocktails ($28 total) and a bottle of wine ($52), and then they had the nerve to charge us another $16 for an alcohol service fee. WHAT?!?! You can bet that they made plenty of markup on both the wine and the cocktails, but to charge us to serve it too…WHAT?! I questioned the guy about the charge, and his answer was “I don’t know, I just do what I’m told”. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he then put us on the spot and asked if we wanted to add a tip, and how much? What an annoying end to an otherwise fairly pleasant meal. All told, the tab was over three hundred bucks. Totally not worth it. While we were eating, we discussed the possibility of staying at Hope & Glory for a future visit to the area, but after getting nickeled and dimed for a service fee, they’re not getting any more money from us.More

Date of visit: August 2020
DPatteson, Owner at The Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wrongful and Hurtful Claim – Charges were accurate, appropriate and we treated you fairly. Hi Jay, Let us begin by saying out of courtesy to you, we have tried multiple times to reach you to privately explain why you are quite mistaken about us and...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020

The chef approached us several times during our visit and was extremely interested in giving us an enjoyable and quality dining experience.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2019

We recently ate dinner at the Hope and Glory Inn in Irvington, VA. It turned out to be one of the best meals we have ever enjoyed and we are in our 70's! The setting was great, the food delicious and Chef Meseret Crocket a...joy. Very personable yet professional. She is the real deal. We ate a meal at the Little Inn of Washington which is world famous and her meal was better at a far lower cost. I would recommend her to anyone!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2019

My husband had crab and oysters which were outstanding. As I do not eat fish, the chef made me a wonderful homemade tomato bisque with port/brandy to pour on over for extra flavor, and one of the best filets ever. This is a pre-fixed menu...so just inform them if you have a food allergy and they'll work with you. Their entire goal is to give your a dinner you'll love.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 31, 2019

Three years ago I visited Irvington with a group totaling 12 women and I arranged for dinner at The Dining Hall of Hope and Glory Inn. Our meal was so delicious and memorable, and so when 10 of us returned a week ago, there was...no question but that one evening would be spent in the Dining Hall savoring a meal prepared by our, by then, good friend Meseret Crockett. I say "friend" because, in addition to being the Executive Chef of the Dining Hall at Hope and Glory Inn, she became our good friend on that first visit. This time she greeted each of us with a hug and a very, very warm welcome. We started with drinks in "Detention," and Meseret and Chris expertly made cocktails to suit everyone. Meseret then directed us to the Dining Hall where we were prepared to enjoy another of her outstanding meals. We had three newcomers to our group who had not had the privilege of enjoying her cooking before, so it was a surprise for them, but for the rest of us she maintained the perfection we were so familiar with in preparing such an exquisite meal. Her signature dish of baked oysters is something we all looked forward to since it is very different and tasty. We had all been eating crab during our visit to the Irvington area, but her all-crab crab cakes were by far the best thing we had tasted! We were familiar with her cooked carrots, and everyone was hoping those would once again be on the menu, which they were. All of her vegetables were so beautifully seasoned and tasty. And the Panna Cotta dessert with drizzled fresh berry sauce was such a nice finale to an excellent meal and experience. It is truly an event to be there and to spend an evening with Meseret and her delectable cuisine. It is a place to celebrate a special event, and you are never let down with your choice to spend an evening there lingering over such an exquisite meal. Meseret not only prepares a meal you will remember, but becomes a true friend to her guests by making sure all their needs are met and they have a perfect time in her Dining Hall.More

Date of visit: August 2019
DPatteson, Owner at The Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

Trsh_12, We are most grateful that you took the extra time to write two! reviews about your dining experience - one for the hotel and one for the restaurant. We learned a little bit more in this review. Meseret makes it; doesn't she! She does...More

Reviewed June 4, 2019

What a gem in the tiny hamlet of Irvington! We stayed at the Tides Inn but wanted to eat off-property. The chef offers a fixed price set menu dinner, and everything was delicious. I even loved the oysters and I do not like oysters. The...crab entree was amazing, the vegetables and sides were fresh and perfectly prepared, fresh berries and lemon cream a perfect ending. Chef Meseret is warm and friendly and made us feel like old friends. Service is great and decor charming. Like I said, perfection!More

Date of visit: June 2019
DPatteson, Owner at The Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

PERFECTION is tough to meet on any level so your review title and review gave us the reason to “high five” our Ethiopian Chef Meseret who laughed at our American way to celebrate success! Thank you, Harris McLean. We look forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Having dinner at the Hope & Glory is truly a delight! First, I love the price fixe menu in general - when there is a talented chef in the kitchen I want them to just give me what they feel is best that day. And...Chef Crockett is a very talented chef. Her version of roasted oysters was extraordinary- I rarely like cooked oysters - hers were perfectly cooked - not rubbery or dry. And I sopped up every last drop of the delicious basil/butter/cheese liquor left with the toast served. The crab cake was perfect! No breadcrumb filler - just crab. My husband actually ate the homemade tartar sauce by itself because it was so good (and he doesn’t like tartar sauce normally). The Brussels sprouts were also perfect - not easy for a restaurant to do - they often wind up soggy or too crisp bc of timing issues. But the best part of dinner was meeting Chef Crockett and the lovely woman who was waiting tables/managing that night. The Chef is a warm and friendly person and her personally coming out to talk with us made us feel like old friends and not just restaurant patrons. If she ever offered cooking classes at the inn, I would happily make the trip. We are looking forward to returning to the inn - and not just for dinner next time!More

Date of visit: May 2019
DPatteson, Owner at The Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

211ashleyd, Thank you for your kudos about our Chef Meseret and her culinary skills. We value our prix fixe menu as you do because it does enable our Chef to showcase her skills. She is extraordinary! Cooking classes is on our list for the Winter....More

Reviewed May 16, 2019

My husband and I had never been to Irvington, VA before, and we were researching for a nice B&B to stay in to celebrate our Anniversary. We came upon Hope and Glory Inn. This place had been given rave reviews. After spending the night there,...we understood why this GEM of a B&B had such wonderful ratings. Not only were the owners of this B&B most accommodating, friendly, and made us feel so welcome, but the dinner and breakfast meals were extraordinary!! Chef Meseret Crockett prepared a 5-Star dinner for us, and her culinary skills are exceptional! Her blending of seasonings and spices incorporated within her seafood preparations along with the side dishes were beyond delicious! Our breakfast prepared by owner, Peggy Patteson was exceptional as well!! Hope and Glory Inn exceeded our expectations in every way, and we highly recommend this B&B for an exceptional experience! Bill and BeckyMore

Date of visit: May 2019
DPatteson, Owner at The Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2019

Hi Bill and Becky, Thank you for being our guests this week; and, especially for your review. Every day and with every guest, Peggy, Meseret and I are dedicated to providing 5-Star experiences as you described. We are so glad to hear we were successful....More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

My husband and I live near this wonderful Inn. Each dining experience we have had has been lovely. The setting is charming, the food beautifully presented and expertly paired with wine. We learned that Chef Meseret Crockett, born in Addis Ababa, scheduled a few Thursday...“Ethiopian Nights” and we knew we had to reserve a table. The evening exceeded even our expectations. The entire experience was a delight to all senses. Whenever you can, I highly recommend dining at this acclaimed Inn.More

Date of visit: February 2019
DPatteson, Owner at The Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Meseret, Peggy and I thank you for patronage; and, especially your exceedingly complimentary review of one of our new "Ethiopian Nights". These dinners have been successful and they will continue.

Reviewed January 20, 2019

Chef Meseret Crockett and her team are the real deal! Ethiopian nationality and classically French trained, she brings a special artistry to her food. Farm/Sea to table assures the freshest ingredients where possible, and it shows. Her take on Oysters Rockefeller was a lighter and...much more refined version that let the oysters shine. Her Crab cakes (and we are from the Chesapeake Bay) were wonderful...all crab, no filler, and a subtle, homemade mayo binder. My husband, who is pretty much a meat and potato kind of guy, loved everything; especially the carrots. The soup that night was a spinach soup with a little cream. When I hesitated, she made me a spinach salad with cranberries...with an amazing dressing. She selected a wine for me that was perfect. My husband wanted a rum and coke and he was pleased to learn that they have a full bar. The dining room is small, so it can be as convivial or as intimate as one would like. We enjoyed talking with the other diners. When we were leaving, I thanked Meseret and told her my husband was an artist and was doing an art lecture at Objects Gallery (across the street) the next afternoon. To our delighted surprise, Meseret took time out of her busy Saturday afternoon to stop by the Gallery to wish him well. She is “The Real Deal.”More

Date of visit: January 2019
DPatteson, Owner at The Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

artsletters, we sincerely thank you for your glowing review. We are all about hospitality at our boutique hotel; and, no one does it better than our Chef Meseret Crockett. She did not hesitate to substitute an amazing salad for the soup; and, she did stop...More

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Serena P
July 28, 2020|
Response from JuliaG1815 | Reviewed this property |
The chef went out of her way to cater to our preferences. She loves to use the local seafood, but I'm sure she can adjust to about anything. I would call ahead to make sure. The owners are very accommodating.
Carl I
October 8, 2016|
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Response from Genevieve M | Reviewed this property |
Dress code is casual - whatever suits your mood. So whether you're feeling dressy or you're comfy in your jeans, go for it. You'll be right at home.
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