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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

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146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970 (Formerly Lafayette Inn) (Route 33 Bypass)
+1 434-985-6345
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Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Atmosphere is great, service is okay, food is pricy for the quality, but the ice cream is wonderful. I had the Seafood Diablo. It was okay, but for $25.+ dollars I was hoping for great. It was a bit watery and tasteless yet the spices over powered what little flavor there was. Next time I will choose something other than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the dinner reception for my wedding at The Lafayette Inn. I was an out of town bride and all the planning was done through email with Alan. It was such an easy process. The Inn is beautiful and classy with no need for any extra decorating. And the food...IT WAS DELICIOUS! I had a small enough group that... More 

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Thank Casey N
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Congratulations again Casey. It was a joy working with you. - Alan More 

Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lafayette Inn and Restaurant offers a very nice spot to dine in a historic setting. The building dates from the mid 19th century and supports that setting with a varied menu. Do look beyond the burger-centric list of choices and consider the fish or some of the other choices that are well done. The service is also up to... More 

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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you...Alan More 

Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Gourmet dinner Breakfast made to order Close to Shenandoah Nat'l Park...and much better than the park lodges!

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Thank Erin S
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We look forward to your return visit. Alan More 

Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the 10 course chef sampling. Chef Alan prepared an amazing meal and wine accompaniment. He also spent time discussing the meal and wines so we could have a better appreciation. Our overnight in the 1840's Inn with breakfast the next morning made for a wonderful stay. Looking forward to visiting again.

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Thank soccervb
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

...and we look forward to seeing YOU again too! Alan More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We held our 2015 Christmas luncheon here and a great time was had by all. The service was on-point and the food was delectible! While our visit was a group affair I imagine that a more intimate visit would be as enjoyable!

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Sumerduck, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We arrived at the Inn on 18 June 2016 for one night to celebrate my husbands belated birthday. We were escorted to the Wilson Room by a staff member and as soon as the door opened I noticed the dirt webs on the stairs that led up to the sleeping area and sitting area. Once we looked around the place... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The food is fabulous here I ordered the seafood Diablo and it was fantastic the next morning for breakfast I ordered the French toast it was the best French toast I have ever eaten in my entire life the service was perfect I feel like this is a first class place to eat and I definitely will be back.

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Goochland, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to have dinner for our first time. We were cordially greeted and seated without reservations-although reservations are a good idea. We ordered the braised beef and their salmon. The braised beef deserves 4 stars! Tender and tasty coming with potatoes and broccoli. Excellent!😋 Sadly, the salmon did not make the same mark coming in with only 2 stars... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

As I said in our Review of the Inn itself, we thought this was really very good indeed - Food, Wine (lots of pretty high-brow choices !) and service. Ice Cream - You HAVE to save room for some.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?