Grandale Restaurant
Grandale Restaurant

Grandale Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grandalerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5406686000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Author Clark
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Grandale Restaurant offers event catering throughout Loudoun County. Your guests will enjoy the finest in farm-fresh contemporary American cuisine served by professional wait staff and you will enjoy knowing that all the details have been taken care of. Vegetarian, vegan and specialty menus available.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer our vineyard tasting room as a wonderful private dining area for your event, serving 20 to 55 people for a seated dinner. Our After Hours pricing includes all set up, staffing, open bar and an incredible meal from Grandale. Please see our web site for pricing and dining options.
  • Private Party Contact: Author Clark 5406686000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 9
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Grandale Restaurant
Grandale is a unique destination restaurant celebrating the finest in farm-fresh contemporary American cuisine. If you'd like, enjoy a wine tasting at our vineyard before your meal. Then relax in front of our wood-burning fireplace or outdoors on our patio with an exquisite meal where flavor after flavor will intrigue and delight you. We have an extensive Virginia and international wine list and offer a paired tasting menu the first and third Friday nights of every month.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Grandale Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (55)great for outdoor dining (50)romantic (37)special occasion (36)fit for foodies (34)great for lunch (26)notable wine list (22)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (13)good for groups (7)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Perfect for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We picked a perfect day to be able to sit outside for lunch. Food was excellent as was the service. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting
    dinning4fun
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Farm to tabke chef utilizing in season local food. .done very well...excellent wine list..very good wine from their vineyards 868....A quiet meal in a country setting...go you'll enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok. Not as good as it used to be.
    NB440
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We haven't been here in about 3 years. We decided to go here for our anniversary dinner. Well it's not the same as we remembered. We used to love this place. This time the food was okay. I got the filet, it was ok...nothing to rave about. However,my potatoes were too salty and I like salt. They sat us between a wall and a large party, so it wasn't very romantic. Our server didn't seem to know the menu, he couldn't give us any recommendations when we asked. And...you would think he might want to up sell us on the drinks. He never came by to see is we wanted more wine when our wine glasses were empty. We were really disappointed with the place this time. Might be a long while before we go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great experience
    Disappointed5
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Once we were seated, the waitress ignored us--I had to actually go and ask someone who our waitress was after waiting for 15 mins. No apology given. )(restaurant was NOT that busy) A couple of us ordered the BLT on Ciabatta--it came on a hamburger roll. When we ask the waitress why it was not on ciabatta, she said that the ciabatta was frozen so the chef decided to use a hamburger bun. She then asked us if we wanted it on ciabatta if so she would ask the chef to thaw it out--really???
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love eating out on the deck. Favorite fall evening spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had been once before for their tasting menu and ahad an absolute blast. Had a great waiter and had a really good time. This time was a bit different. We had a good waiter but not like we had before. She just brought our food and that was it. Didn't explain how the food for with the wine and I felt that was a big difference. That being said the food was great and the wine that went with it fit it perfectly. The atmosphere was nice and small. The woodsy smell of the fire was really nice for a fall day. I would definitely go again but hope that I have a different waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Search is Over
    RickVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    By tempering expectations, the realist avoids the disappointment of not finding what is sought. At Grandale, the search is over. The realist can finally experience the joy the romantic finds in the unexpected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, pleasant scenery!
    EmilyDC2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I went to the 828 Vineyard for the Grandale Restaurant for lunch on Sunday. The weather was perfect (cool and sunny) and the food was delicious. We sat out on the deck, which was wonderful! The vineyard/restaurant is about an hour and a quarter from DC. It's a pretty easy, bucolic drive. I ordered the soup of the day and husband had the pork soup (sorry, don't remember the menu name). For mains, I had the BLT and he had the spetzle. All were delicious! Unfortunately, though, the service was quite slow. It appears that they were understaffed, so I'm sure the food usually arrives in a more timely fashion. Overall, the experience was lovely, the food delicious, and the vineyard picturesque. I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Atmosphere!
    Kimmy81VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed brunch at Grandale and sat on the patio. It was a perfect setting. The food was very good, though my entree was not as hot as I expected. The service was very good and we enjoyed the pacing of the meal. Also, excellent view! We'd love to try dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    HaymarketFoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went out to use a gift card my employees had given me. Started out with a nice pork rillets appetizer. My hubby ordered the Pistachio Crusted fish (it was good); I ordered a Delmonico Medium Rare; it was well done and possibly the thinnest Delmonico cut I'd ever seen. Instead of having the try it again I switch to what was billed as a Pork Chop Porterhouse, it was tough and dry. Desert was forgettable also. All in all, if I didn't still have another $75 worth of gift certificate left we'd probably not go back. Also, if you are paying with a gift card you have to have cash on you for a tip, they couldn't even run our credit card for the tip if we didn't order something additional, so sadly no tip, with I feel bad about that.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have been many times to Grandale it is always a fantastic dinning experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dinner
    Nashna
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service and food were outstanding. Much more than you would expect from such a small restaurant. The wines were reasonably priced and were local offerings. The restaurant is part of the 868 Winery which is right next door. The owners and staff at both the winery and Grandale are friendly and eager for their guests to have a great experience. I had been to 868 for a children's Rugby event and had some of their winery food which consisted of pizza, hamburger, hot dog ($3.00!!!) and a great beef kabob. This led us to consider their restaurant as a dinner option. We sampled some wine before dinner, then walked a few steps to the restaurant. The fish was outstanding and the filet of beef was very tender. What a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winey and Restaurant
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We wanted a day outing for 4 of us. We went to a winery for a wine tasting and lunch. It was a beautiful setting and the service was wonderful. The wine tasted during the wine tasting was really very good. After the wine tasting we all went over to the Grandale Restaurant for lunch. Two of us ordered crab cakes with a salad. The crab cakes were solid crab meat with very little filler. One other individual in the party had the soup of the day which was a cold tomato soup and they said it was excellent. Another person ordered a chili/soup and it was also good. Hamburger and Turkey sandwiches were a good size and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Great, Service Not-so-much
    5fromVirginia
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As usual, Grandale Farm Restaurant's Friday tasting/pairing provided wonderful surprises for the palate. The four courses proved to be creative, tasty, and fun. Unfortunately, the service has degraded from past experiences. While friendly and warm, our server acted primarily as a delivery system. She only provided explanations of the courses and wine upon request and fumbled each time with details. There didn't seem to be the usual pride in the menu as in times past. We understand the cooking staff has changed, so perhaps the entire experience is downgrading. Only time will tell. Please show the pride and professionalism we were so fond of in times past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but somewhat disappointed
    Kate
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The night started off rocky when they didn't have my open table reservation. They were also out of two of the main dishes we wanted to try and also the soup of the day. I was also disappointed with the limited available wines by the glass. My husband's leek soup was just okay. Our steaks were very good and well cooked, and the mashed potatoes and veggies were delicious. We tried a chocolate decadence and pineapple creme brulee for dessert. The chocolate decadence was too heavy for my taste. The creme brulee was fun but didn't come with the strawberries it advertised. I really wanted to like this place, but I don't think we'll be coming back.
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  • Lunch visit
    Celebrate
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Visited Sat and had lunch outdoors. We had the burger and it was delicious and service was very good!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bruce
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    lovely area food was great- out in the country-steaks were fabulous-beautiful surroundings- will deftly return
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My past dining experiences at Grandale have been super. I've had superior food. This time, I had the crabcakes. The ones at Passion Fish are superior. This meal was mundane. The large purple Yukon potatoes were too large. I had one smaller one that was yummy. The veggies were nothing special. Is there a new cook?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notable lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    They are now open for lunch on Friday and Saturday. We came on a pretty day and ate out on the deck. Food, service and view were all exceptional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Required Wine Country Dining!
    xxxxxxVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Asked to be seated on the deck so that your delicious meal can be savored while enjoying a wonderful view across the valley.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great outdoor space
    Nico
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very good food, butnot the best I've had. I loved the view on the garden and the house.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Ann2fine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Happened to see the restaurant listing while searching restaurants near harpers ferry - only 20 minutes from WV Lovely place for all ages Waiter excellent and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal!
    LauraB
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Not our first time at Grandale. They were just at the end of "Farm to Fork Loudoun", and had a special menu, but all four of us ordered off the regular menu. All were cooked as we asked, and tasted great! Our waiter, Ryan, was attentive, without being intrusive. The only drawback to the whole time was the noise level. There was a large party (10?) and all the other tables were filled, and the dining room is small, so the noise made it difficult to hear conversation at times. Normally we would have asked for a table outside, but rain was threatening. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had high hopes
    Disapointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Was looking forward to a nice farm to market meal in a nice vineyard setting. However for the price charged the service really lagged and was not attentive. Cannot say I will revisit in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best part of my week
    Carol
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Grandale has an inventive menu that is always a treat to enjoy. Thanks to Chef Arthur I have enjoyed a variety of dishes beyond my typical meat and potatoes. The staff is always kind and fun to interact with. The view has no rival as you are on a farm/vineyard surrounded by mountains. It is my favorite place to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot but Service just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Been here few times great place and romantic. My wifes meal they brought twice wrong and did not even comp it. Beyound that it was good. The waitress was too young and should know the wine list better. More experienced server
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    Bertha
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Shorts tee shirts and cruddy sneakers seemed to be dress code. Crab cakes mushy. Definitely not backfin. Husbands chicken nothing to write home about. I have had far better crab cakes at Johns Cafe in Ranson WV for one-third price. Hoped for a special outing and sorely disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    Local
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This makes the second time that the poor service has overshadowed the quality food. At this private price point, it's just unbelievable and unacceptable that the service staff is so inattentive and unprofessional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    KChris
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Delmonico Steak was really good. Tuna (ordered medium) was a bit dry, perhaps because of how it was ordered. Side dishes were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Excellent
    disappointed
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had dinner there on Thursday July 17th and found the food was excellent. The service was slow with only one server for the whole restaurant and she also acted as a hostess. The server worked very hard but was overwhelmed with lack of help.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food- local ingredients
    Luvfinedining
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have been to Grandale four times and have had excellent food every time. They have very good local wines and the wait staff is very knowledgable about pairings. On the last visit, there was a large table of college students celebrating a birthday. The inside portion of the restaurant is fairly small. So, on this night, it was very loud and the service was slow. However, our servers were very entertaining and friendly, we had good friends with us, and so we ended up having a great meal and a great time. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique menu, fresh & local
    ParrotMomVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Some truly outstanding dishes and a few that are a bit off the mark; seafood and vegetarian dishes are memorable, but red meat is hit or miss, depending on the cut. The menu changes regularly and the daily specials are fun & tasty. Grandale has an outstanding selection of local wines and even some organic options. The servers are knowledgeable and accommodating as well as very friendly, rounding out a pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grandale Lunch
    Hals
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Outstanding food delivered by knowledgeable and friendly staff in a beautiful wine country setting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View/Great Food
    Luvfood132
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our second time dinning here and it was fabulous! Our first time we had lunch while wine tasting and the second visit we had dinner. Menu is small but everything we have had is amazing! I had the filet minion with mash potatoes and grilled vegetables and there wasn't a speck of food left on my plate;it was that good! Dessert was also excellent and of course the wine. Definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch.
    ladyluncher1
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My 3 friends and I had lunch at Grandale. The weather cooperated and we took advantage of the outdoor dining area. What a beautiful setting! Our meals were delicious, and service was very good. This was my second time at Grandale, another great experience. My friends definitely want to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    JEMPAM
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was great and the ambiance very pleasant. It is a small place and there was a little kitchen noise, but that was probably more noticeable due to it being an early Thursday evening and only two couples in the dining room. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    Teddy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The wine tasting and brunch was quite enjoyable and we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As always well above average. We had the special venison medallions, appetizer was grouper and desert was the cheese plate ...all delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely vista and atmosphere
    luvloudoun
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is a lovely place to dine, country casual with vistas of Loudoun's lush countryside. My husband and I went to enjoy a romantic dinner, and it was, especially as we dined on the outside deck on a beautiful evening. The food was excellent, but you need to order sides, because the sides that came with the meal were really more decorative, at least for my meal. But if you order a starter, and plan on dessert, the entree size is perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 56 reviews are from the Grandale Restaurant reviews archive.
  • VA Wines!
    LoveLocalPlaces
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Finally a local restaurant that features Virginia wines! The restaurant IS on the grounds of 868 Estate Winery and offers those wines as well as others from around the state. The small dining room was pleasant and the menu options all sounded good. Service was wonderful. The drive from the Fairfax area was lovely and helped make this a great day trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate