Chateau Morrisette
Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thedogs.com/
  • Phone: 5405932865x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Wed & Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Open Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00 PM. Sunday Brunch is available from Easter through October. Winter hours (Dec-Mar) vary slightly.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: Sterling Steffens
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Restaurant and Winery offer the perfect facility for gatherings with family and friends or entertaining those important customers who deserve that special attention. Contact us today to start planning your special dinner, corporate event, or wedding.
  • Private Party Contact: Misty Tunstall 5405939227x
  • Entertainment: From June through October, there is free entertainment on the Winery Courtyard every Sunday. The winery hosts four Black Dog Music Festivals annually featuring nationally known bands. Reservations are highly recommended during these events. Check the website often for special dining events at the restaurant.
  • Special Events: Sally Truslow (540)593-9223

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Black Ridge Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Chateau Morrisette
For an experience in quality dining, blissful atmosphere and Southern inspired hospitality, visit our dining room or patio for lunch Wednesday through Sunday, and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Our menu offers both diversity and creativity. Food pairings that complement the wine and the culture are the focus at this fine-dining restaurant. A rustic southern elegance theme incorporates the finest regional produce available, fresh seafood from the coastal waters of North Carolina, artisan cheeses, homemade desserts and fresh baked breads. Our quiet surroundings offer a pleasant respite from the daily grind of the city. You could sit close to the fireplace at a candlelit table for two, or lounge with a group of family and friends on the terrace overlooking the blue-green hills of the New River Valley and the mighty Buffalo Mountain. Visit us soon for an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.
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Chateau Morrisette reviews from OpenTable diners
269 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (238)special occasion (181)great for outdoor dining (176)great for lunch (148)notable wine list (145)romantic (135)great for brunch (129)fit for foodies (83)good for groups (81)neighborhood gem (38)kid-friendly (28)hot spot (13)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • brunchThe place is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I think if you ate in your restaurant that the visit to the winery for wine tasting should be free. But everything at the restaurant was wonderful. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There were four of us and we ordered different sea foods from the menu and they were excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a winery tour/tasting followed by a fantastic lunch! The host & server both wished us Happy Anniversary which was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch On The Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    When you are lucky enough to find the weather @ 70+ degrees, no wind, with blue skys and puffy white clouds eating outside on the patio overlooking miles of mountains you know why Virginia Is For Lovers and Chateau Morrisette is the heart.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed lunch on the terrace overlooking the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Their wine was a big surprise after trying a few other NC and VA wineries. Our table service was very good and the food was in step with the rest of the day; Perfect! Make sure you allow time to go over and visit the winery for a tasting a tour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRadition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our 2nd time to dine at Chat Morisette. It is true dining, not just " eating out " . Our waiter Alec was EXCELLENT and had great personality. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasing experience for a lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It had been years since we ate at Chateau Morrisette, and it is still wonderful. We loved the food and the service. We loved the fact that the tables are not crowded together. Except for one group near us, it was quiet enough that we could easily hear each other talk (and that group was quieter when their food came.) We will definitely be back soon, perhaps for dinner. I'm sure if the weather were right it would be great to eat outdoors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MountainsRUs
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We so love coming to Chateau Morrisette and once again they did not fail to wow us. The food was delicious and the wait staff outstanding. We were not able to sit outside because of the weather but the inside is charming and delightful. When we do get to sit outside, the view is calming and peaceful. This is the place to visit if you want to leave feeling like you just visited your favorite family member.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dinner--again
    LesChiens
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Enjoyed the room---the original restaurant, I believe--wood and stained blass. View of mountains in residue of sunlight. Waitress a pleasure (Nickie). Food special. Floyd County residents like us are lucky, and our out-of-state guest was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Place
    SecondAJ
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a wonderful place to come to for a calm, laid back atmosphere with great food and great service! The tenderloin was cooked to perfection and my husband had nothing but good things to say about the Scallops Carbonara. I had the Caramel Apple tart for dessert and it was not overly sweet and the apples had great texture. The service was great. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the items on the menu as well as the specials. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants a romantic outing or just to go and spend time with friends or family with wonderful food and views!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    mrlj
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a disappointing experience at Chateau Morrisette. There was a wedding on the night we went, perhaps this explains why the food and the service were not up to the reputation of the restaurant. We felt unwelcome by the host, my pork tenderloin was overcooked, the butter was served in a disposable plastic cup, the waiter was inexperienced.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bland dining experience
    foodconnoisseur24
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The winery wine list gives excellent recommendations for food pairing with wine selections the restaurant should take note and actually use those suggestions for the menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The lunch here is delicious; I especially love that you can get your bottle of wine at market rate since it's coming directly from the winery. Their outdoor deck has beautiful views of the mountains. I would highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Special Day
    geozone
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I brought my wife to celebrate her birthday. We have been here previously many times. Everything was fine except our meal was less than we had hoped for. The Petite beef tenders were not tender, poorly prepared and with our flavor. We left half of or servings untouched. We were told that the "chef" liked to prepare them that way and it was not our taste. Everything else about our visit was as nice as could be. We will return often.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Another great time meeting with friends here at Chateau M. The hostess always accommodates our request for an excellent table with view. The brunch didn't seem as extensive as last time 2 years ago, but it was as delicious as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a our first visit to Chateau Morrisette for their Sunday Brunch and we very pleased with the great food and the friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to eat
    franni
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed the Sunday brunch. There was a nice selection of both breakfast or lunch items. Delicious & very nice presentation. Our waiter was very friendly & did very well considering it was his first day
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Visit for Wine Tasting/Dinner
    UVAParentsVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Beautiful scenery and view at in this chateau style winery. Stay overnight in Floyd, VA or local hotels. Wine tasting a must. Sturdy and reasonably priced wines. Nice dinner with scenic view of mountains at sunset. 2012 Chambourcin Reserve a great buy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for general area
    BoonefoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was average, but in this area of Virginia , it is one of the few fine dining restaurants. The chateau is beautiful abut the restaurant is oddly very stark inside. I'm told the outdoor views are fabulous, but the fog was so thick when we were there that we couldn't see a thing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and view
    MartinR4961
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The restaurant was open for lunch on Sunday. Found it was buffet only and not a la carte. No where for the price to be shown at $24.95 for lunch buffet. The food in general was ok. The roast beef was not the traditional rib roast but a shoulder roast. There were the traditional cat fish, chicken in sauce, some pasta dishes and vegetables. Nothing very imaginative. The desserts were horribly sweet and the only exception was the blackberry crumble which was good. Tried a bottle of wine for the four of us. Service was slow and found we had to several times try to catch the eye of the waiter. I found it a bit difficult when the waiter was trying to clear my plate when I had a mouthful or two to go. Whole meal came to $150 including tip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    grillmaster
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We celebrated our friends birthday with a trip to the winery and restaurant . Dinner was wonderful which started with the best fried green tomatoes I have ever had. The strawberry and arugula salad was delicious and very creative followed by a butter tender Filet which was cooked to perfection. The stuffed salmon was equally flavorful and delicious. The entire wait and bar staff could not have been more friendly and attentive. Be sure to enjoy a wine cocktail on the veranda as you take in the mountain views.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to go
    Billybender
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had lunch there with friends last Saturday and as usual, the service and food was excellent. I've been there many, many times and never dissatisfied with any part of the restaurant. I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, weak service
    Dmoney2323
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My fiancé and I visited Chateau morrisette for Labor Day. We enjoyed a wine tasting and then went to the restaurant for lunch. They were out of duck which was a disappointment. We asked the server about the meat and cheese platter but he did not kno what was on it so we didnt get it. Our first course was delicious but the main course did not come out for 45 minutes. The manager comped some wine which made it better but we did not have as good of a time as we expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensitivity
    Sensitivity
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife is glutten free. When we were seated, one of the first things we were asked was about her sensitivity. Then the server let he know all of the items on the buffet which were glutten free. Generally, we have to ask, but this time as we had indicated her sensitivity on the reservation, the group was prepared. We had a delightful server, Kristi, who made the afternoon a great one.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch!
    45milessouthofAville
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent brunch buffet and outstanding service, set in a wonderful out of the way Blue Ridge Parkway mountain location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over booked
    Latedontgetit
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Reservation was overbooked we had a reservation for 1:15 pm did not get seated until1:50 pm and only after we approached the hostess several times . There were several empty tables when we did get seated for our lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • freinds
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been coming to the with guests for years and love the food and wines. However, this weeks brunch was a disappointment. Maybe because we had a later time but the food was hard (potatoes), cold, (catfish) and the desserts had no flavor (key lime squares & pecan pie).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Reservation Service
    ColorVirginia
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I made a reservation for brunch on a Sunday in plenty of time for the restaurant to accommodate my daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and me but when we arrived we were told we had a 20 minute wait which actually turned into a 30 minute wait and could have been longer if my son-in-law had not insisted that we be seated. We were supposed to be seated on the outside deck and there were plenty of spaces but they put us in a corner of the dining room. After waiting for so long we excepted our fate. While the food and, of course, the wine were excellent I was very disappointed at the seating service. I will think twice before returning for brunch or even dinner at Château Morrisette.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • relaxing
    Missy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was delicious and the view is beautiful. Will go back again very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not go for Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Sunday Brunch at Chateau Morrisette was a HUGE disapointment, the Roast Beef, Ham and most of the buffet items were cold. Very limited selection on the buffet, no pastries or muffins to at the Omelet Bar, no regular potatoes to go with the Roast Beef or Ham. Not worth the $25 per person. We do enjoy dining at Chateau Morrisette but do not recommend the Sunday Brunch. The views are spectacular there
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just dinner
    ag4637
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Initially my husband and I were not happy with the service we received as we had made reservations and were told upon arrival that it could be up to a 30 min wait. Fortunately, we were seated about 5 minutes later. To our surprise and delight, we had the same server as we had the previous visit, Nicky Taylor. I believe Nicky is an asset to this restaurant as she is knowledgeable and truthful. Her friendly demeanor and welcoming attitude immediately put you at ease and make you feel welcome. I hope she is our server every time! I recommend this restaurant to everyone I can. The chef is creative and the flavors he puts together are truly mouth-watering and amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cnd1212
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The scenery was absolutely beautiful....great place for a special event. The staff were friendly and helpful and very efficient. We would highly recommend a visit to the winery and restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    lovegoodfood12
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had wonderful service, food, and wait staff! The food was delicious from appetizers, to main course, to dessert and it was appropriately priced. Great view! I would definitely recommend the restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem in the mountains
    MountainMama
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have dined here many times, and we are never disappointed. The menu changes with the seasons, and the veggies and herbs are fresh from the garden on the premises. We always take our friends who have not experienced Chateau Morrisette, and they are blown away with the mountain setting, the quality of the food, and the extensive wine list straight from the winery on the grounds. Love being there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite spot
    Alfa9812
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love this place! The food, scenery, wait staff and outdoor beauty with many activities makes it a special treat for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one entree - excellent; one not so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    two entrees: the shrimp & grits were absolutely wonderful. The salmon dish lacked any salt - flavors were very subdued. Dessert of banana pudding creme brulee was the most disappointing. The color was reminiscent of banana peel rather than any flavor; and texture was pasty; it was not the great ending to our meal as I had hoped for. Earlier in the summer at a lunch, I had a creme brulee served in an espresso cup and topped with a blueberry foam (if I remember correctly) and it was fantastic! I was hoping for a similar experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Chateau
    Carmen1956
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    While working in Martinsville, VA I was given the opportunity to have brunch at the Chateau Morrisette. This is a beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains off the Parkway. Coming from Washington State were we have several winerys and chateaus this was a refreshing to see such a nice place in Virginia. The food was excellent, the wine tasting was fine, a bit pricy for what is offered. ) Most Washington Winerys are free for tasting. Was able to bring one wine home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely great!
    BobP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Chateau is a place to be experienced thoroughly. The food is both delicious and creative, and the entire staff has always been welcoming, warm, and friendly. The winery provides both excellent wines and a delightful experience to all visitors. This is one of our very favorite places!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sharon Newberne
    New54
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great restaurant for celebrating special occasions. Highly recommend the half chicken and scallops. Cooked to perfection. A bit disappointed with the creme brulee. The chief prepared it with bananas. Told the server that we did not enjoy it. She was nice enough to remove it from the bill. Wait staff very friendly. Wine excellent. Will go back again for our 30th next year.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocked & Disappointed
    FredinFernandina
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I have dined here several times over the past couple of years and always found the food exceptional. What has happened, our lunch today was extremely disappointing. I had the pork tenderloin which was dry and tough. It was accompanied by two fried tomato's which tasted like cardboard, the rice was dry, cold and bland but the greens were very good. My wife had Primavera with chicken which was dry, tasteless and inedible. It was returned to the kitchen and additional prep work only made it taste like fish. She finally opted for a ceasar salad which was fair at best. I doubt we'll return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic