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“A touch of class in a comfortable setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zynodoa

Zynodoa
Ranked #2 of 123 Restaurants in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Staunton, Virginia
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191 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A touch of class in a comfortable setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Delicious regional food, creative chef, best restaurant in Staunton. Good wine list and knowledgeable wait staff.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bluemont, VA
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good pre-Theater Place to Eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Good food and attentive staff. The waiter (Bill) was very entertaining and attentive. The food is locally sourced and prepared very well.

Visited November 2012
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Thank TMine
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“More shine than substance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Service was great and the dining elegant. It was filled with a great crowd and had the kind of energy that you would want in a downtown high end restaurant. We were having an exceptional evening in all ways except when the food came. I thought the use of vinegar was heavy handing and overshadowed the quality and flavor of the food. I sample several of the dishes at the table and was disappointed to find the same thing in more than one dish. It appears from the other reviews that others enjoy it greatly, but it just wasn't for my palate. Prices were what you would expect for that type of dining but seemed a little steep for the experience. Would go again if my crowd wanted to, but not likely to go of my own accord.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Craig P
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Cross Junction, Virginia
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“One reason for Staunton's rating at the 10th best small city in the US”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Whether you agree with the Smithsonian's review of Staunton as the 10th best small city in the US, one attraction is the food at Zynodoa. Our recent meal with friends there was our first, but will not be our last. Drawing heavily on local Virginia and Valley produce and poultry, the dishes showed both imagination and style. And while the menu suffers somewhat from the adjective overkill found in creative and high-end restaurants, the staff did a wonderful job of explaining each dish, including the ingredients in the Irish (Guinness) cheesecake. While my dish drew on a definite non-local, shrimp, it was blended in combination with local produce (which may have been from the restaurant's own farm or one of several local providers, such as Harvest Thyme farm) and fell somewhere between a cioppino and a seafood grill. My wife's chicken from Polyface farm and the dishes of our friends were equally creative and delicious. Zynodoa is not a bargain, averaging $50 a person before tip, but it is value for the money and a memorable meal. And it's a short walk to two movie theatres, live music at the Mockingbird and Shakespeare at the Blackfriars Playhouse.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Donquixote218
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Lakeland, FL
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wow. What a dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Unbelievable meal. Ingredients are all from local area farms, cooked fresh. Menu changes daily. Chef is very creative.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tony L
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