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The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant

The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.goodstone.com
  • Email: information@goodstone.com
  • Phone: (540) 687-3333
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Monday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Closed Tuesdays - except for Holidays and Special Occasions
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Leonard
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant will cater to all of your needs - big and small. (Advance notice of such requests is required.) In addition, Goodstone offers an impressive Wine Cellar Dining Room featuring an extensive collection of vintages from Virginia and around the world, and the elegant Manor House for intimate, catered events on the estate.
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties of nine to twelve are invited to take part in a one of a kind experience in our cellar. A custom menu with wines paired will be created for your group. The experience will be tailored to your party's particular tastes.
  • Private Party Contact: Linda Boyer and Dana Henry (540) 687-3333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Foxcroft Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is located to the left of the Carriage House where the restaurant is located.
A word from The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant features a refined approach to French Country cuisine keeping to traditional and classical techniques. The innovative farm-to-table cuisine and the pastoral setting on a 265-acre estate in Virginia's wine and hunt country provide a unique dining experience for restaurant guests.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed the ride out in the country. The French food was outstanding. Our server was awesome. The portions were just right. Our meal was the best we had in a while. We had a cocktail and thought it was a generous pour. It is pricey."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The magic of the Goodstone Inn begins the minute you start down the Foxcroft Road heading out of town, winding you way past old stone walls, drifts of daffodils and the untouched beauty of Goose Creek. Turning up the drive into Goodstone, your heart beats a bit faster as the scenery only gets more beautiful...Our lunch experience at Goodstone was excellent! We were the only table on Monday afternoon which can be a Dining Downer, our lunch was anything but. Spring Risotto was one of the best risottos I have had - wild mushrooms and asparagus. Delicious Little Gem romaine salad with a bright citrus dressing. And the chef surprised us with a chocolate soufflé to go along with coffee. Can't wait to go back againn"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Birthday dinner for my wife. Very good food and service. Lovely property and interesting interior decor. Altogether a special evening. (GPS left me a little short of the entrance. Just go a little further on Snake Hill Rd to the entrance on the left. It's a long driveway.)"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the Goodstone Inn and could not have been more impressed with the food, the service and the beautiful dining room. We give it high recommendations!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Thank you for making mine and my wife's 13th anniversary very special. Everyone on your staff made us feel welcomed and as if we were the only ones in the restaurant/bar. You offer exceptional service and it's reflected by the staff you hire. They get it. The food was very fresh and flavorful and the presentation was artful. It was our first time at The Goodstone Inn and for those who've been to Chez L'Auberge Francois or The Inn at Little Washington, we believe this is up to par with those experiences."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I were ending our weekend in Virginia with a visit to Middleburg. I had seen great reviews of the Goodstone Inn and decided to book a table for lunch there. What a surprise to the both of us to have such a beautiful setting. The setting and the food was absolutely wonderful. I would recommend the inn to anyone that likes a "civilized" setting. We will definitely make this one of our stops in the near future."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The setting, the service and the food all combined to give an overall wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Seated at 6:50PM. We asked for a wine list, were told there was a sommelier, and he would be over. There was no acknowledgement (stop by the table, eye contact, etc) from sommelier for 30 min. At 7:24PM we walked to the bar to get a drink. The sommelier immediately noticed and they sent us champagne on the house to make up for it. In his defense, we saw him engaging with customers that were seated before us. But he should've made eye contact/connected with us before he actually waited on us. I remember thinking, “I wish you'd come over to our table I'm hungry.” The other sommelier was not there and they were short handed. Sommelier? Once we got him, he was superb. We got a very yummy bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape! I’d def go again & again!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been to the Goodstone Inn for dinner, but lunch was even more special since we could enjoy the view and take our time. It is a destination spot, for sure, but worth the drive. The food is exquisite and service is attentive. We enjoyed the Chef's 4-course surprise meal this time."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We came for lunch to celebrate a milestone birthday for my husband. It was a lovely one-hour drive from Bethesda, and we were graciously greeted and seated in front of a roaring fire for a drink before dining. It was Monday, so there was only one other couple in the dining room. We had the perfect table, right by the window with a lovely view, even though it's the winter. We decided to try the Chef's Surprise, 4 courses at a fixed price, each one outstanding and ample portions (not a tasting menu.) For dessert, they served us 3 full desserts (an extra one for the birthday celebrant). We couldn't have asked for a more perfect dining experience and are sure to be back."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "In every season, we have found Sunday brunch at the Goodstone Inn to be a perfect compliment to a day in the beautiful countryside around Middleburg. This past Sunday the rich, first course of wild mushroom strudel was the best ever. My wife appreciates the tomato sauce frozen inside the ice cubes of her spicy Bloody Mary. The highly professional but very personable and cross-trained service is a joy as are the crackling wood fire in the entrance and the view of pristine, vast wooded fields from the dining tables. We are eager to stay at the Inn and enjoy the chef's talents with a leisurely dinner. But until then, the Sunday brunch is a special treat to repeat often."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The menu is limited but the location is amazing. The view from the dinig room is impressive. The food was very good but the portions are a little small."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent, however when you pay these kinds of prices I also expect excellent service, alas it was slow and disjointed. It appeared to be a combination of not enough staff and not working together."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food, service, setting and ambience all contributed to making the celebration of our special occasion all the more special and memorable. So glad that we decided on this venue for our celebration."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had lunch at the Goodstone Restaurant in Middleburg to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. The setting was very romantic, the food was excellent and so was the service. It was moderately pricey which is surprising for a restaurant in such a unique setting and the quality of the food and wine. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We were there on a weekday for lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday.. The ambience was very romantic.. The food was delicious.. .The drive off from the city to the restaurant is fun and romantic too :-)"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant with all the ambience to make a nice, romantic evening. Top that off with excellent chateaubriand, and a tremendous wine off of their extensive wine list, and the evening is bound to be top notch. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/14/2013
  • "What a secret find! Located in Middleburg, Va., this exquisite Inn is a real jewel with an outstanding restaurant to match.It is perfect for a romantic celebration or just for having a sophisticated lunch with friends. The food was appetizingly displayed and joyful on the tongue. The service was superb with no ripples to be had. I want to recommend this restaurant with highest honors, yet I don't want it to become too popular so that I can't get a reservation! Make a point to go!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We have been to the Goldstone Inn twice now for anniversaries, and will surely be back again. Both times the outstanding quality of the food and the artfully balanced flavors brought tears of joy to our eyes. Add to that the special way the wait staff treated us for our anniversary, and the romantic, secluded, and genuine setting of the old Inn and restaurant and we feel like we found our special place. The real wood burning fire place was a welcome greeting on a cold night, so much so that we found ourselves lingering there to reflect on the great experience."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Went the other night for our anniversary. Very cold night, but the big fireplace at the bar warmed us right up. Very romantic and classy. Had the chateaubriand for 2 and was arguably the best cut of meat I've ever had. It was served sliced tableside. We also had the gruyere potatoes in their own little croc...wow. The other gem was the French bread...light and crusty and just scrumptious.....we will be back! *a find*"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The Goodstone Inn & Estate is an ideal location for a romantic dinner. Excellent food, service and ambience. Plan to spend about $100 / person."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The restaurant at the Goodstone Inn is an absolute gem. Nestled amind the rolling hills, the restaurant is inviting from the exterior as well as the interior. What continues to bring us back is the outstanding quality of the food. We dined there two nights, one of which was New Year's Eve, a night we typically stay away from restaurants. However the food and service were flawless. It was the nicest New Year's Eve we have spent dining out in quite some time!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Even though I am rating this average, I would try The Goodstone again. I am unsure if it was just an off-night or they were short-staffed, but the service was not on-par with other restaurants at this price point. May seem minor or nit-picky, but at +$100 a person, service can make or break an experience. There seemed to be no support staff for the servers, so water and wine glasses went empty. A couple of simple requests were forgotten, so we had to ask twice. Plates were set down on the table in a hurried manner, splashing the sauces over the edges of the plates. The food was above average, so we plan to try again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Our table was ready when we arrived. We had stayed at the Goodstone Inn a few years ago. This time we were there just for dinner. The restaurant is intimate. The service was friendly and efficient. The Dover sole , which was on the menu, was excellently prepared. The Sancerre, which was recommended, was an excellent choice to compliment the sole. All in all, it was a memorable experience."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "After an absence of almost a year, my wife and I returned to Goodstone. We were/are big fans of former Chef William Walden, and were very curious to see how things were going since his departure. To my surprise - and pleasure - it seems that things are going quite well. A delicate and complex lobster appetizer demonstrated some serious talent in the kitchen, and the Sea Bass and Chateaubriand was right there with Chef Walden's best, which is saying something. Stephen, the new manager has a splendid CV, and has the service operating at near perfection. Goodstone has not lost a step, and is, of course, still the most beautiful venue around. I will be back there shortly."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "As always, excellent food and wine. Even when the wait staff was down, everyone worked really hard to make sure the service was not impacted. Thank you for being so service conscientious in this day and age. It is much noted and appreciated."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "For the same price as the higher-end "chains" (Mortons, RC, etc), you can dine here and have a MUCH better experience with much better food, more elegantly prepared. We were not rushed throughout our dining experience and savored the 2+ hours it took to enjoy the evening. The tableside-prepared Chateaubriand was cooked PERFECTLY and had an incredible flavor! The salads we ordered were some of the best salads we've ever had; the Bib Lettuce Salad was INCREDIBLE! French Onion soup is a favorite of mine and something I've had many times, but never with the rich, bold flavor this version offered. For dessert, the pear crisp with home made vanilla ice cream capped off the perfect meal!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I came out to dine for a special event with my family. From the moment I walked up to the enchanting "Carriage House" the experience began. All of the staff were welcoming, opening the doors and taking our coats.We were wined and dinned by Rachel and even the restaurant manager Stephen. The Chateaubriand was cooked perfectly to my request and the flavors were wonderful. My mother had the Sea Bass which she is still raving about, while my father had the "Goodstone" lamb, which was delectable as well. Of course we indulged in a delicious chocolate souffle, it was everything you could ever want in a chocolate dessert. If you get the chance, you simply must come for dinner, you wont regret a single moment."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "As always great food and friendly staff. Beautiful without stuffy."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My husband took me to Goodstone for my birthday and I was looking forward to the chocolate hazlenut dessert. There were only 3 dessert choices for brunch (cheeses, sorbets or a traditional dessert) and they replaced the advertised chocolate dessert with a pear crumble. Not quite an equivalent swap and very disappointing. We got a glass of champagne with the brunch, but requested a second glass to celebrate. Were quite shocked at the $14 per glass price, especially considering it was a birthday celebration. Overall, it was a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "My wife and I had a day off from work, with the kids in school, so we decided to have a grown-up lunch together. We dropped the top on the roadster and headed to the country roads of Loudoun County. This was our first time to the Goodstone, and we were impressed. We were expecting it to be quiet since it was a Monday lunch, and it was (many surrounding restaurants are closed on Mondays). We had the dining room to ourselves for most of the meal, but that is what we were after. Beautiful views through the windows of the dining room, and beautiful views on the plate. The Butternut Squash Soup and House Salad were excellent, and the entrees of the Steak Salad and the Scallop Risotto w/ Mushrooms were perfect. Dessert on our next visit."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Food and service was outstanding. We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Upon being seated we waited a minimum of 30 minutes before we were acknowledged and our water glasses filled. During this wait we watched other patrons being seated around us and their water glasses filled and welcomed. 15 minutes later the Matrie D asked for our beverage order. We waited another 10 minutes and he came back and asked if we were ready to order our dinner. We told him we had not received our beverages! 8 minutes later we had our beverages. We were then passed onto an actual waiter who took our dinner order....he was pleasant."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "A friend and I had a wonderful and relaxing Sunday brunch. The service and graciousness of all who work at Goodstone is top notch. Most items we had were delicious. We had steak and eggs benedict and the steak was not seasoned very much. Other than that we thought it a perfect place to enjoy. I look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Goodstone looks great but no one greets or serves you with a smile. Very unfriendly group. If you pay the high price then the service, greeting, and entrance/exit should should be excellent."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Simply said, one of the best meals we have had and the service was fantastic!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE....AND STEPHAN, THE NEW MANAGER, HAS ADDED TO THE GREATNESS"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food was delicious, the service excellent and not overdone. We went on a Wed. night and it was quiet. This is our favorite rest. for special occasions, we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Backlit with a real roaring fire - flawless food, and incredibly subtle service. Stephen keeps a perfect pace of service and accommodates special requests every time. They remember your preferences and continue to offer the most sophisticated menu in Middleburg. Can't say enough good things."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "For a fine dining establishment, the portions of the food were more than generous. First time there, and we will be back. Brunch was definitely a bargain and worth the beautiful trip out!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013