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“An enjoyable evening”

The Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Irvington
Price range: $58 - $68
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
chesapeake bay, va.
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“An enjoyable evening”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was my first experience eating at the Hope and Glory and it was truly a nice all-round experience. The food was very good (but make sure you call ahead to find out what they have -- there is one set menu ). That was ok, since my party of four like seafood, but we would have been in trouble if not. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was just what i was looking for - quiet, cozy and comfortable. The Hope and Glory Inn is an old (over 100 years old) school house that has been beautifully kept and the dining area was reminiscent of a time long past.The only suggestion I would make about the dining is to add (just one entree alternative to the menu). I will be going again.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“delicious food perfectly prepared, excellent wine”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

we liked this dinner better than at the famous nearby Trick Dog Café. the food was fresh, tasty, served with gracious hospitality, and the accompanying wine was terrific. everything was great

Visited April 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Meal on the Northern Neck”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Chef Anne is amazing and the intimate nature of the dining room combined with the absolutely delicious food make for a memorable experience.

Visited May 2014
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202 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Elegant private dining”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

In the small dining room of a historic inn. Serves up to about 15 people per evening. They don't turn over the tables; you have your table for the evening (approx. $65 each plus wine). Set menu; little choice, so ask ahead about the menu. Gracious hostess/owners and excellent chef.

Visited May 2014
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Newport News VA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious food, wonderful setting, great service-perfect!”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Hope and Glory Inn was a perfect setting for the dinner party we held to mark our daughter's engagement. We hope that she and her fiance will decide to have their wedding there when they marry two years from now. A wonderful old building, cleverly repurposed (it was originally a schoolhouse), the inn has a common area with comfy sofas plus a full bar where our party gathered for (excellent) cocktails before sitting down at a long table in the charming dining room. Witty and festive touches abound, such as the composition books in the bar (which is called "Detention"); tiny white lights in the vine swags over the mirrors add to the romance of the setting. The staff (headed by the gracious Meseret) could not have been more warm and welcoming, greeting each member of our party as they came in and making everyone (including our two grandchildren, aged 3 and 6) feel at home. We planned the meal with Meseret a week ahead of time, and it was superb. Their spring menu was the basis of our meal (oysters with Asiago, green salad, rack of lamb with herbs with braised spinach, and tomato pudding), but we were able to accommodate guests who do not eat some of the items (such as red meat or oysters) with equally delicious alternatives (lemon chicken and mushrooms en casserole). No domestic wines are served at the Inn--a wise choice in our opinion--and we were delighted with the Cotes du Rhones (both white and red) that Meseret selected for our first courses. Because we love French champagne, and planned a champagne toast with dessert, the chef prepared a delightful chocolate zabaglione especially for us, which paired with the French demi-sec admirably. Although there were a few other guests in the dining room, the feel was very private, very fun, and very festive. The Hope and Glory Inn is at the top of our list for celebrating any special occasions in the future!

  • Visited April 2014
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