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“Delicious Dinner, Cozy Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waterwheel Restaurant

Waterwheel Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The Inn at Gristmill Square showcases regional American farm-to-table cuisine in the Waterwheel Restaurant. Our menu changes with the seasons to guarantee the freshest most authentic flavors. Freshly prepared ingredients from local and regional growers fill the menu, offering guests an exceptional dining experience. Beyond the menu, guests will enjoy a romantic, intimate atmosphere inside our renovated Mill.
Virginia
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious Dinner, Cozy Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed at the Inn at Gristmill Square and had dinner at the Waterwheel Restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious but a little pricey. Of course, it was a special occasion so we were willing to pay a little more for the experience. The wait staff was very friendly and answered any questions, knew details about the food source, preparation, etc. The presentation of the salad and meal was very pretty. The only negative was the dessert; we had cheesecake and it wasn't anything special. All in all, a nice evening.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Of the few options in Bath County, this is one of the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here for dinner earlier in the month. If you are in the area and looking to treat yourself to a nice night out, consider the Waterwheel. While it is on the pricey side, I thought we got what we paid for in terms of food, service and ambience. If you have an interest in wines, they have a cellar they encourage you to visit and if you wish purchase a bottle for dinner. My sense was that most bottles were in the $40 to $80 range. The service was excellent. Our server was professional and helpful and we received our orders in good time. As far as the food is concerned, my personal experience was it was well prepared and well thought out. The menu is not extensive but is interesting. I got the duck breast and found it to be flavorful, well cooked and interesting in terms of its flavor profile. If you are looking for fine dining beyond the Homestead, this would be an excellent option. We were told by a person not associated with the Waterwheel, that they require reservations. Not sure if that is true, but you may want to make one or at least call in advance of your visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Nick2237
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Dallas, Texas
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119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Little disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Onion soup, salad,ambience is great. My crab cake receipt included mustard, which I did not like. My wife wanted her trout cooked well, she had to send it back. One impressive thing- I wanted some pesto, which they did not have. The chef made up some and brought it out. Class

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Jim S
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1 review
“Very surprising ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Great food! In my top five restaurants of all time. Wait my top three. The wife loved it as well so I know it was good! She is very picky and hard to please.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
“Well worth scheduling into your drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We enjoyed our second visit to the Waterwheel Restaurant at the Inn at Gristmill Square, Warm Springs, VA, as much as we did our first. The menu is varied and engaging, the food masterfully prepared and nicely plated, and well served at the table. The owners, Kate & John, are bright and energetic, applying their credentialed experience to provide memorable and relaxed dining. The Inn at Grist Mill is a real jewel, worth putting on your driving agenda.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank LynnAtTheBurg
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