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Thornton River Grille

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
+1 540-987-8790
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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131 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't expect to find sophisticated menu items in Sperryville, but were delighted that we decided to stop on this recent chilled to the bone type of night. My husband enjoyed his scallops appetizer and the Caesar salad I had was adequate. I really liked the mushroom risotto cake-it was tasty and filling, and he liked his lamb chops also.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome brunch. Stopped by with about 40 other motorcylists for our Polar Bear ride. Great service even though we filled the place up. Food is always great there.

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Manassas, VA
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479 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They don't offer a large selection of foods, but what they offer is delicious. I had pulled pork. I'm very particular about cole slaw, but this was perfect and went right on my sandwich. It was a full sandwich and extremely filling. My friend had a crabcake sandwich and I could clearly see large pieces of crabmeat in it. The... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was ok and service a little slow but what I was most disappointed about was they are a bunch of crooks. My charge receipt was clearly written but when I got my credit card statement the amount was different. I call the grille and left a detailed message with my phone number. Never received a return call. Don't... More 

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Ferdinand, Indiana
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We went here based on reviews. And I am only giving it three stars basically because we went in expecting average food prices and our bill for two people with only one drink and no dessert was over $70. Maybve it is cheaper for lunch, because based on reviews, we did not expect this. It was good food, but there... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We got take-away from here on a Saturday night. They were kind enough to allow us to do so on a busy night. We both had the filet with mashed potatoes and spinach. It was really good. The filet was cooked precisely according to each preference and the quality of meat was high. The gentlemen who helped us was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in this little town on our way back from Skyland drive with the intent of eating dinner at this small special 5 star restaurant. It has a wonderful menu that equals big city eateries. Menu ranges from salads, burgers, all the way to duck and Cornish hen. Dinner entrees ranged from $12 -$28. Good wine list where a shared... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Went here in a group of five. The food was excellent - two people had steak(cooked to medium rare perfectly), I had rockfish(grilled and not over done - delicious) another had scallops(also very good) and one was vegetarian(again -very good). Desserts were also very good. We had a bread pudding and pumpkin cake which was tasty without being cloyingly sweet.... More 

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Magnolia, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This small restaurant was within walking distance of our B and B. We loved it so much the first night we made reservations for the next night also. My husband had the duck breast special the first night I had the scallops. Both were skillfully prepared and cooked to perfection. The next night I had the fish special and he... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We went to this town last week end on our way to buy apples at a local orchard. The seating is inside and outside and we sat outside. It was a really hot day and half the upstairs patio was very sunny, but the food was great. The Ruben is so full of meat that it was hard to eat.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Sperryville
  • Phone Number: +1 540-987-8790
Description
Serving great American food with a worldly flair, we’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm for lunch and 5pm to 9pm for dinner. We also serve a lovely brunch on Sunday from 10am to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 8pm. The atmosphere is at the same time elegant and casual. The richness and warmth of the hand-planed wood-paneled walls provides a comfortable dining experience that can be enjoyed equally in dressy-casual attire or hiking shorts. We are located in the heart of historic Sperryville, Virginia, 75 miles west of Washington D.C., at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We look forward to serving you soon!

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