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“Stellar food served in a gorgeous dining room located in the delightful countryside.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Goodstone Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Middleburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $75
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Foxcroft Road
Description: Extremely Fresh, Approachable and Refined Drawing both inspiration and purpose from its location on farmland in Middleburg, VA, the restaurant at Goodstone Inn & Estate seeks to provide its guests with an unparalleled dining experience. The quality of produce, both cultivated and foraged, found outside the back door of the kitchen provides Chef Tarver King and his team with pristine ingredients that make up a meal representative of this place in every moment of each season.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Stellar food served in a gorgeous dining room located in the delightful countryside.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Goodstone Inn was recommended to us by a colleague so we dined there recently. The experience was wonderful. The staff coudn't have been more helpful or pleasant. And the food.....!! My husband began with the delectible mushroom crepe, and I found the French onion soup to be superb. He enjoyed the Scottish salmon and I enjoyed every last morsel of the Dayboat Diver scallop risotto. We shared a Grand Marnier souffle that was the best ever - perfectly prepared. We enjoyed the meal so much that we returned the following weekend for Sunday Brunch and we were once again impressed with the food, service, and staff. After touring the grounds, we are planning to spend a weekend getaway in one of their lovely suites. (PS. Only one tiny suggestion -- eliminate flies in the dining room.)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice place for a special meal.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We tried this for weekend brunch outing and enjoyed it very much. It is a bit off the beaten path, but that only adds to its ambiance. Its a very warm, inviting, quiet and tranquil place for a lunch or brunch. Service was a bit impersonal, but then it wasn't very crowded and they may have staffed accordingly. Food was first rate and presentation was nice. Overall, worth your time if you are in the Virginia Hunt Country and want to venture just a few short miles from Middleburg.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Craig B, General Manager at Goodstone Restaurant, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Dear Leesburg Neighbor,

Thank you coming to the Goodstone Inn and Restaurant to sample our Sunday Brunch. A drive through the winding roads of the beautiful northern Virginia country side is something I never tire of.

I was glad to hear that the food met your expectations during your visit but do apologize that we fell short on your impression of our service. Every guest, every visitor is the key to our success and reputation. The staff and I look forward to your return where we can exceed your first experience of the Goodstone Inn.

Regards,

Craig Boyer
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love it, but have to be honest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

I've always loved the Goodstone Inn. The setting, the rooms, the exquisite food - including its presentation. Whether it's breakfast or lunch or dinner, you're in for a treat.

That said, I have a message to the managers: please pay attention to service and a few small - but important - details. For example, if a customer orders Grand Marnier, do not treat him like a fool by serving up Cointreau. When it's pointed out that the wrong drink was brought, please don't add insult to injury by saying "oh it's all made from orange blossom, it's the same thing". And if you do find yourself going that far, please stop there. Don't rub salt in the wound by adding that the only Grand Marnier available is a 100 years old...and leave that sentence hanging there as if the customer could not possibly be worthy of it and it's reserved for some heavenly being!

You get the picture. Quite shocking, really, especially when the customer tried to politely point out along the way how wrong the direction of the responses were going.

Other small things that could be given attention: a way of keeping flies out of the dining room, and pool service.

I still love the place, but honestly, the grounds and your chef and kitchen staff surely deserve better.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Springfield, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

The surroundings of the restaurant were absolutely beautiful. The restaurant had a nice cozy feeling to it. We choose the prix-fix and liked most of it. We enjoyed the mushroom crepe (which was very good), chateaubriand, the veal and the salads were okay. The mushroom stuffed with crab for the appetizer did not have much taste to it. We were greatly disappointed with the soufflé. It was very bland and I had to add a lot of sauce to it to make it better. Overall, the food was good but if we come back would probably go with the a la cart menu.

Visited June 2013
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Thank ctina08
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“An excellent Special Occaision Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

My wife took me here for my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. We had the first seating right when it opened in the mid-week so we had the room to ourselves. Needless to say, service was impeccable and attentive yet relaxed enough we were able to discuss the inn and environs with our servor. The food was also great, definately living up to expectations. Overall a very good special occaision destination but given the price and out of the way location probably not a regular spot. If you have never been, I wholeheartedly recommend you give it a shot for your next occaision.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Swmag
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