Mothers Day Delight
Poolside photos before brunch, spectaular Virginia countryside views. We began our celebration with champagne, then french onion soup. We shared entrees of chateaubriand, salmon and scallops. All perfectly seared and plated with potatoes or risotto. Each entree served on a uniquely shaped plate. Fresh fruit sorbets, creme brulee and Grand Marnier for dessert. Service was attentive; the Goodstone staff allows us all the time in the world to enjoy ourselves.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Looked online to find a place to celebrate our 16th anniversary and found the Goodstone Inn. So glad we did! The food was scrumptious, service superb, and the ambiance was perfect. Will go back in a hearbeat. Just far enough away from DC to make you feel like you are a world away.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Who could ask for anything more?
We stayed at the Goodstone Inn for 3 nights over my husband's birthday weekend. We had only planned to have his birthday dinner at their restaurant but the food was so divine that we ended up eating there every evening. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a wonderful meal in a storybook setting. First rate all around!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took another couple there
Took another couple there for dinner to celebrate both their birthdays - the drive up to Goodstone was so beautiful as was the scenery when we arrived. The food was delicious! Would definitely go back.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
fabulous find...one of the
fabulous find...one of the best meals our group has had in the Washington DC/Virginia area...highly recommend!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and a great
Outstanding food and a great place to go for that special occasion.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
French onion soup was excellent!
French onion soup was excellent! Chateaubriand was nice but under cooked. The wine sauce was a very good compliment. The sorbet trio was perfect after a heavy meal. We were there mid-week and arrived early...seated immediately and were the only patrons in the dining room until well into our meal, but the noise remained low even as the room filled. Great place for a special evening (this was our anniversary). I would like to try the outdoor dining on another opportunity.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my parents here for the first time. They fell in love with the place. My parents said they will definitely be coming back more than just one time. The duck and crab cakes are absolutely amazing!!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
50th Anniversary Celebration
I found this place on line as the best place to eat in Middleburg. We couldn't agree more. We chose prix fix meals, of Rack of lamb and pork chops and they were both excellentI Our service was perfect, and the other courses superb as well. We were so full, we did ask for doggie bags and even those were very nice, not your standard styrofoam.
We had chocolate soufflés for dessert that were yummy.
We would highly recommend this place for a quiet, relaxing romantic dinner on special occasions. The prices were definitely above average, but they reflect how special the place is perfectly!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a delightful find near Middleburg! We sought to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a romantic dinner. We experienced pure romance and so much more. The Goodstone grounds are picture-perfect, a beautiful Virginia farm. And the restaurant is lovely, intimate, filled with light and elegant in a happy way. The menu was interesting but not overbearing. And the food was exquisite. The best part of the entire experience was the service. Abdellah made our evening truly fun. We will certainly not wait until our next anniversary to return to the Goodstone. In fact, a perfect Virginia experience to share with visitors will be a visit to a nearby winery (there are several gems close by) followed by dinner at the Goodstone inn.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
special birthday celebration
I took my fiance here for his 40th birthday and it exceeded my hopes for an absolutely delicious and memorable meal. The ambience was very nice - the room was decorated in a historical Virginia style - very beautiful - and the views outside consisted of gorgeous tall trees. The service was top-notch and the overall experience was quite romantic and special. One note of caution - don't go here expecting a sampling of Virginia wines! Although this is part of Virginia's wine country, the vast majority of the wines on the wine list are from other parts of the US or around the world. Another note - if you can, plan to stay and spend the night!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best that I have found in
Best that I have found in northern Virginia in 30 Years. It Has my full support.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem
Off the beaten path for sure, but a great restaurant with a wonderfully diverse menu and extensive wine list. My wife and I had the prix fixe option, which was outstanding. Service was attentive without being overbearing.
My only two complaints: First, we wanted to do a wine pairing with the menu, but were told the manager/sommelier was not working that evening. As the menu wasn't something out of a greek diner, it seems like the sommelier could have left pairing recommendations with the staff, even if he/she was not working that evening.
Second, would like to see a wider selection of local Virgina wines available. The restaurant serves locally sourced food, would be nice to pair with a wider selection of locally grown wine.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my family here for my wife's birthday and it was a success. The food was great, the environment was wonderful. The best part is that it was close to home and we never would've known it was there except for OpenTable; thanks!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and the setting was gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this as a special occasion restaurant.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for our anniversary dinner. It was excellent, the food was prepared with care and plated beautifully. Everything was hot and done to perfection. Wine choices were great and the one we picked was very good. Got a little shocked by the bill, but all in all a great experience. Our waiter, Freddy, was very attentive but did not hover:) I give them 4 out of 5 stars but only because they are SO expensive.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
loved the place. Food was
loved the place. Food was the best. Service was wonderful.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a glorious lunch!
I took four women for a Ladies Day Out Luncheon to the Goodstone Inn. Our experience was just without comparison. We chose for the table the Chef's Surprise, a four-course meal, plus a small cup of the most delicious gaspacho I've eaten. Each course amazed us with it's simplicity, perfect size to enable you to have four courses comfortably, and the perfection of each course. It truly was the best meal any of us have had in some time, and these are well traveled women. One just returned from Paris and the other was off to Safari in the next day! The service is ALWAYS excellent. Personal attention to each table. We cannot thank The Goodstone enough for a fabulous experience.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sustainale Produce
Great attentive service and special attention from Freddy Gonzales.
The main entree (Roast Pork) needed a bit more finesse, but all other items will excellent.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A cuiinary gem in a rustic setting
Beautiful restored farmhouse in a remote pastoral setting. Interior with nice lighting and wonderful service. Only subpar dish was trio of salmon app, consisting of house cured salmon that was too thick and rubbery and pastrami salmon that lacked freshness. Foie gras app and heirloon tomato salas with pesto/goat cheese were wondefully prepared, fresh, with the best ingredients. Scallops a little salty but perfectly cooked, and the austraiian rack of lamb was one of the best I have ever had. Chocolate soufflé was a little wet in the center for my taste but we ate it all so it must have been pretty good. Overall paid 240 with tip and tax for prix fixe +app/entree with 2 glasses of wine. Would definetely rerturn.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in the country
We very much enjoyed our evening at the Goodstone Inn. It is beautifully scenic
and serene. Our dinner was delicious. While our server was very nice, we did
find the service a bit slow for our taste. All in all it was a very good experience
and we will be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A weekend get-away
This was our first stay and dinner at the Goodstone Inn. It was a wonderful experience. The best romantic retreat in Northern Virgina I have experienced, and I have been to a few. We are definitely looking for a return to the Goodstone Inn.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Restaurant in Remote Location
First time there...food was fantastic...pricing on the high side but worth it for the experience. Staff was generally quite attentive but when things got a little busy they forgot my coffee at the end of the meal...oh well, we had to leave. Overall I would give it an A-
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Somewhat of a Disappointment
Although the food was well prepared and plated the menu descriptions did not reflect the courses. For example, one of the appetizers was beef tenderloin capricio but turned out to be beef tartar (instead of thinly sliced beef - the meat was ground and mixed with the traditional tartar accompanyments) . The chateaubrion was served as two seperately cooked pieces of filet mignon as opposed to the proper way to cook and serve it. The veal tenerdloin was bland and a poor cut of beef that required seasoning. On the positive side the salads were quite good although the red beets were undercooked and the deserts were quite good indeed. When the menu is priced as high you should be served a better meal.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our dinner at Goodstone. The mushroom crepes and beef tartare were wonderful starters. The salads were fresh and seasonal. Entrees were just the right size. We ordered desserts just to try them even though we were already full. They were worth it!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Romantic Celebration
Went to Goodstone for dinner only, did not stay at inn, for our anniversary. Was just what I was looking for- nice grounds to walk around before and after dinner, beautiful views of the Virginia hunt country, and a fabulous meal by professional wait staff. The fois gras was great, my salad was a delight, and the soufflé was phenomenal- with a salty, not very sweet chocolate sauce that was perfect. Definite recommendation, especially for a special occasion. Do NOT bring kids- not for them- this one is for adults.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite food, excellent service
The food was superb, and the setting very scenic. The staff went out of their way to make it a special evening. I can't recommend this restaurant enough!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
You must try if in Middleburg!
Great hidden spot for dining! We were staying at the Salamander Resort and they couldn't accomodate us for dinner, so we ventured out to The Goodstone Inn! It was a wonderful meal...be prepared to make an evening of it though as it did take about 2 1/2 hours to get through the meal. All was great, but a small kitchen, so you must be patient!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted to try a new restaurant for our anniversary. The food was excellent. Everything was made to order and you could tell. Nothing was pre-made. We left full. I would defiantly go there again.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going to the Goodstone is
Going to the Goodstone is always a special treat. The food is outstanding and wait staff equally the same. We did the 4 course prix fixe menu--a lot of food but we took home a doggie bag. The venue of the rolling hills of Virginia is extraordinaire but the windy road back to Middleburg needs to be taken slow at night. Best to come a little early and venture around the magnificent grounds while it is light. Enjoy
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Dinner
Very nice experience. If for no other reason, you have to go for the Green Tomato Gazpacho. It is that good. The Chateaubriand was delicious and I have leftovers for two more meals at home. Beware the narrow winding road, especially after dark. We also noted a police presence as we left. It is great for a special night out.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A favorite of ours
This is one of our go to places for special events. We were married at the Goodstone and it's good to see the place still looks great.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
You won't regret it!
My wife and I go to the Goodstone each year for our anniversary. It is truly a unique experience, and the food is amazing. You truly get your value from this place.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must-have dining experience
Had dinner here for our 11 year anniversary. The Inn is beautiful, the people were polite and professional, and the food was excellent. I had the chateaubriand and my wife had the risotto, and both were very good. They have a wine list that befits a VA wine-country restaurant, but nothing exorbitant. We are very happy to have dined here and would go back for another special occasion any time. Probably the best dinner I've had in the DC environs since moving to Maryland 4 years ago.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
You will a moment spent at
You will a moment spent at the Inn, outstanding in all regards/standards!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hubby and I went to Brunch to celebrate our Anniversary, the room is lovely, service was good and the food was wonderful. We will be back.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding, service exceptional, a wonderful evening! Chateaubriand exquisite... and for dessert...the crème brulee...magnifique!
One suggestion: the location is out in the countryside. We visited on a very rainy evening. By the time we left, it was very dark and a little difficult to maneuver the road to the main highway. It might help to have reflectors along the small country road so that it would be easier for the travelers to negotiate the curvy road.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Place !.
Food was excellent, service was perfect, good wine list.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food tasted delicious, was presented very well, and the service was excellent.
When reserving online, I requested no dairy or olive oil (since tests have shown that they are a problem for me.)
Also, I called a couple of days before the reserved date to mention the food allergies. They confirmed the information I wrote when requesting the reservation.
I was hoping the waiter would know about the foods I needed to avoid, without me having to tell him & make a big deal over it.
Why bother asking people ahead if you are not going to act on the request?
Although everything else was very good, I was disappointed about my ingredient requests not being noted.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, great service!
We had a great time and an amazing dinner. We had a $100 gift card to use so that made it somewhat affordable. Defiantly a good spot for a special occasion but very expensive and we could not afford to go often.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a fine dining establishment,
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!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Full of grace
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.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE....AND
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE....AND STEPHAN, THE NEW MANAGER, HAS ADDED TO THE GREATNESS
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Meal
Simply said, one of the best meals we have had and the service was fantastic!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend and I had a wonderful
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.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service was outstanding. We will definitely come back.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always great food and friendly
As always great food and friendly staff. Beautiful without stuffy.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM