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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
+1 434-985-6345
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I celebrated our birthdays last night at the Lafayette Inn & Restaurant. The accommodations were wonderful especially the little touches of champagne in the room and a coffee maker for my morning cup before breakfast. We decided on the Wine pairing dinner...More

Thank asjjah
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Alan and his staff catered to every detail. The food and service were top notch. The venue provided an awesome location for a reception. On a side note, do not miss out on the Black Raspberry Ice Cream!!

Thank John G
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for letting us share in this special time! - "The Lafayette"

Reviewed June 11, 2017

Chef Alan does a remarkable job with the 10 course wine-pairing dinner in the hotel. Breakfast the next morning is also delicious and prepared to order. Our second trip was just as wonderful as the first. We will be back.

Thank Tony F
Reviewed June 10, 2017

I couldn't resist a return visit. We were craving a really good burger, and this place is worth the drive. They deserve more business at lunchtime. This time, I had the Alpine Burger and my companion tried the Baja Burger. Both were excellent. The Baja...More

Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We were the out-of-town parents of the groom seeking a nice location for a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner. Our requirements: #1: Great food. #2: Private room with "warmth." #3: Friendly and professional wait staff. #4: Historic setting. #5: Reasonable food and drink prices. #6: Adequate time...More

Thank tlenox
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2017

It was our pleasure! Enjoyed working with someone that enjoys having the details addressed as much as I do! ---Thanks, Alan

Reviewed May 27, 2017

Wife and I had a late lunch on Saturday. Each had the Nathanael Greene Salad which was very good, but missing the spiced pecans. We split the $17 Filet Mignon Sliders. The fries were very good, but no ketchup was offered (but we never asked)....More

Thank MoseleyPaddler
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Great dining in central Virginia. A surprising find, thanks to TripAdvisor and Open Table. We had a very pleasant experience with staff and owners. The setting is exactly as seen in their posted pictures. The dining was well worth returning with other friends. Thanks very...More

Thank CtheSea
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you! Double thank you...for rebooking for the Chef Tasting dinner again before you departed! Alan

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The chef tasting dinner we experienced was simply exquisite. Our taste buds remained in a continuously excited and satisfied state. The various menu items supported by Alan's well versed background in wine and food pairing left us pleasingly fulfilled. We will surely recommend this experience...More

Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Thank you! We too enjoyed your visit. Chef Alan

Reviewed May 12, 2017

We are return customers for a reason - this is the most personalized and exceptional dining experience you could ever hope to have. The owner/chef is a congenial host who spends time enhancing our experience with his commentary. The food is delicious and the wine...More

Thank Jackie B
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

How kind...Thank you!!! Alan & Kaye

Reviewed April 28, 2017

Went for dinner on the recommendation of a friend and it was the best food ever! Everything was amazing. Crab cakes are to die for! Lunch and breakfast a great too!! You can't go wrong with this place.

Thank Julie F
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thank you so much. As a Maryland born chef, we take crab cakes serious! - Chef/Owner Alan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970 (Formerly Lafayette Inn)
    (Route 33 Bypass)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stanardsville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-985-6345
  • E-mail
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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