Great place for a special event
We had a party of six for a special event. We were seated in a private room and had great services. The menu was interesting, the preparation was to perfection and the presentation was clean, crisp and contemporary.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, attentive
Excellent food, attentive staff, and view of mountains and pond out the windows to die for. Stunning.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant and Inn are SPECIAL!
The Blue Rock Inn & Restaurant is a very special experience! When we walked in the door we were warmly greeted by Maddie & Maureen. We toured the Inn's first floor: dining room, patio, pub & were stunned by view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our reservation was for the formal dining room. Dave was attentive and friendly. After dinner we moved to the patio for our dessert, then to the pub for a Brandy. We found the pub warm, casual and there had the opportunity to meet, John, the chef and to compliment him on our dinner.
We enjoyed our evening so much that we made another dinner reservation for the next night! We highly recommend Blue Rock Inn and we look forward to returning!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good dining in a wonderful setting.
We have been to Blue Rock Inn many times over the past 30 plus years. This was the first time for brunch. It was a very pleasant experience, enhanced by perfect weather in a beautiful setting.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely place in a lovely spot.
Lovely place in a lovely spot. Food was deicious -- subtle, unusual flavor combinations. Service was delightful, personal but not overly famiiar. Only small complaint -- wasn't crazy about the music, which was a litte too loud. A keeper!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blue Rock: A GEM in the Blue Ridge
The Blue Rock Inn is a true find for the most discriminating diner. It has an outstanding menu, the food and atmosphere are top notch and the service is unmatched in the restaurant business. The views from the patio and fine dining room were gorgeous, overlooking the Blue Ridge, a tranquil lake and field full of galloping horses. The relaxing pace and attentive table service made the evening complete. We started at 6:30 and were finishing desert at 9:30 having enjoyed one of the most leisurely, un-rushed dinners in recent memory.
We also had the distinct pleasure of dining in the Blue Horse Pub, co-located in the Inn the night before and for lunch on Saturday. The experience, quality of food and selection were also outstanding.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Rock Inn
Went there for Fathers Day. Beautiful setting, ate outside. Food and service great,setting beautiful, price by DC standards moderate. Well worth the trip to get away from DC
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
sunset for appetizer
The Blue Rock Inn restaurant always impresses our visitors with the spectacular setting and the comfortable atmosphere. The view and the sunset (almost) make up for the culinary flaws such as the lack of balance and, particularly, of subtlety. Among the appetizers, the tiny portion of fine mushroom pate with goat cheese mousse was ruined by overpowering spiciness while, in contrast, a nicely complex hummus was accompanied by incredibly ordinary pita. The rack of lamb was the best two at our table ever had, and the tabouli and tzatziki were tasty, but a coarsely assertive salsa overwhelmed everything. The quality and presentation of the dishes indicate the chef's potential, but they also make us hope that it can become more fully realized.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous mountain views
The Blue Rock Inn has a great outdoor seating area with incredible views of the mountains and the surrounding countryside. While our meals were very good, the menu tends to favor meat and lamb dishes with only a few chicken and seafood options. The mixed greens salad was delicious and likely made using veggies from the garden that adjoins the restaurant . The wine list is very good and features several interesting local wines at very reasonable prices. The service was also outstanding. Definitely consider the Blue Rock Inn if you're in the area!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a summer evening!
I had not been to the Blue Rock Inn before yet have been to the area many times to stay.It was in a beautiful setting,not far from my B&B,The service was excellent from the moment I walked in.
The food was excellent too.
What I loved most was the charming patio looking across a pond into the rolling hills.
Just what I wanted for the evening!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Pleasant Surpise
We made reservations at The Blue Rock Inn because the restaurant at which we had tried to make reservations didn't have a free table. It turned out to be a very good brunch with very pleasant ambience. We appreciated the staff getting us out for a concert nearby.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast
We enjoyed three superb dining experiences--lunch, dinner, and breakfast--last weekend at the Blue Rock Inn. The delicious food (and its exquisite presentation) and the pleasant atmosphere of the three dining venues contributed greatly to our wonderful overnight stay!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have never been disappointed at the Blue Rock Inn. The staff are friendly, accommodating, and intelligent. The food is fabulous. The setting is serene. The main dining room is configured to allow private conversations and little noise. It was a perfect place to bring our friends who had been married that day.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant dining experience
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner by the windows overlooking the mini-lake, with a view of the horses and mountains. Started with a savory plum soup and a trio of heirloom tomato concoctions-- a sorbet, a magnificent gazpacho and a bruschetta. Main courses-- pork loan steak with apples and polenta, black-eyed peas/roasted pepper rosti with vegetable medley (picked from their garden) and delicious beet,& parsnip sauces, and salsa verde. Desserts included a chocolate bread pudding and a strawberry/rhubarb crisp served with vanilla ice cream. All making up a tasty and filling meal. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. The whole experience was a very pleasant one, lasting about two hours.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go again
We wanted a quiet restaraunt with scenic views good food and good service. We found it and will return again soon. I recommend going near sunset if possible as the sun sets behind the mountain view.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Revitalized Old Friend
We have been going to The Blue Rock Inn for some three decades while it has been under various owners and staffing. We were concerned when the enterprise came out of bankruptcy several years ago that the quality aspirations of the new owners would not be achievable and sustainable. We have been reassured by our recent experiences that The Blue Rock Inn is back to, and perhaps even exceeding, its original quality.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
I knew it was going to be a special night, when we first step in the restaurant. The service was great from the beginning til the end. The food was fresh and hot, the desert strawberry shortcake taste just like Mama's. I will visit again and take some of my friends.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was so delicious. The Seafood crepe, grilled vegetables and fresh sweet fruit were outstanding. We sat outside on the lovely patio overlooking water with fountain and the beautiful mountain view.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Outdoor Dinng
The Blue Rock Inn provided an exceptional outdoor Dinng experience. The food was outstanding and the Patio dining was romantic. The Patio has Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge mountains and we experienced a gorgeous sunset over the mountains.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in Shenandoah
In the past 8 years several stellar restaurants closed their doors in the Shenandoah area. Fortunately, Blue Rock cropped up. It has everything: great food - mains are wonderfully complemented with original, tasty sides - good wines and atmosphere, scenic views. A tired but discerning gourmand hikers' dream. Wine tasters delight.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lovely Late Summer Evening
This is the second time I have eaten at the Blue Rock Inn.This time we were shown to a charming dining room inside yet in full view of the patio and the wonderful outdoor scenery.
The food was excellent.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've recommended several times
We were very happy to discover the Blue Rock Inn and will be back. The setting is very pretty and takes advantage of the country setting with a beautiful patio and nicely decorated dining rooms with big windows. My brunch was delicious (french toast, eggs and bacon) and my husband's creole shrimp and grits was good. The unusual variety of biscuits were fantastic and worth going back for on their own. Go and enjoy!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Blue Rock Inn and we brought along our houseguests. We all were impressed with the inn. Wonderful ambience thoughout, very clean and neat and well layed out. The menu offered a nice variety of dishes, the excellent food was served in creative ways, and the waitstaff was friendly, helpful and attentive. A beautiful walled in alfresco dining patio could be seen from the windows of the main dining room, which afforded the same great views: a lovely pond; gamboling horses in a paddock, Blue Ridge Mountains nestled in the near distance. We dined on a Thursday evening when it was extremely quiet. We'll go again on a Friday or Saturday evening to see if our experience changes in any major way.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only one thing marred an otherwise splendid evening:
Two smokers at one table near us on the terrace and another who came out twice from inside..
The smoke definitely interfered with our enjoyment of our meal. How about a policy requiring
smokers to move to the other side of the building or out on the lawn when they feel the need for a smoke?
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A beauty in the country
The Blue Rock Inn is a lovely spot for dinner inside or outside. The service was fabulous the other night. We started out on the patio with a drink and an appetizer. When we were ready, the four of us moved inside for a tasty, elegant dinner. We have always had a great experience here including the B&B accommodations. This sweet spot in Virginia always feels like a French country getaway without a plane fare!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Experience
The Blue Rock Inn was a very pleasant surprise. Great hospitality, great food along with a great view!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice food, wonderful
Very nice food, wonderful daytime view. Service was attentive though a little lacking in polish.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We could not have been more pleased with our experience at the Blue Rock this past Sunday. Our waiter was outstanding, the setting terrific, and the food was perfect! This was our first time at the Blue Rock but definitely not the last.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM