Terriffic country find
We were looking for a new place in the counrty to try, and after a search, discovered the Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill, VA. It is a short drive from us, through country roads, past some historic old farms.
The Tavern is a mix of country and victorian, there is a giant wrap-around porch that is used for outdoor dining in the warmer weather. As we walked in the front door, we were greeted by the hostess and the servers walking by. We sat in the main dining area, but we are going to try the bar area next time (there was lots of activity there.) Dinner was outstanding, we had some appetizers (shrimp and grits were outstanding!) The main course was excellent also, a fresh take on Irish cuisine. We are definately headed back again soon.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the Shepherds Pie,with
I had the Shepherds Pie,with a Boddington beer it was excellent! Wife had a plate of mussels...very good!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really nice place, great service.
Really nice place, great service. Fish and chips was awesome. Carrot cake had too many nuts, but otherwise good.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice, moderate price restaurant in an out-of-the way small town. "Americanized" English pub-food (shepherd's pie, fish & chips, ploughman's lunch)as well as other entrees. Presentation was good. Quality was excellent. Flavors were wonderful. Fabulous meringue pies for dessert. Wait staff seemed a bit overloaded, but were very friendly and helpful. It is a beautiful drive out to Flint Hill Virginia (we were coming from Fairfax/Chantilly... it was about a 1 hour drive). Though it took more time than going into DC for dinner, it was a much more scenic, relaxing drive. Overall, an excellent experience and a good meal.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love the Griffin Tavern!
I love the Griffin Tavern! They make everyone feel at home. Food was great, music was amazing - service phenomenal (Lorraine!!)
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
A little surprised by the
A little surprised by the wait for our food, and that they were out of three of the items that we'd ordered, as it did not seem to be over-run, but the quality of the food was very good and Anthony, our waiter, was extremely pleasant.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time we
This is the second time we went to Griffin's when the Andre Fox Band was playing. The music is very romantic and my husband and I love dancing to it. This time we were early enough to sit at the bar and have dinner before the music started. We always enjoy the food and think it's a great night out when we go there. The bartenders were very friendly.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dont miss it if in Shenandoah
great food, served well.. they do not hurry you up, and very affordable. Go for it!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Local spot in the country
Met an old friend and asked for quiet table for conversation - perfect; lunch menu with many choices, loved the tuna sandwich on challah, attentive service - will definitely return.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their specials are always a fantastic surprise--lats time we were there we enjoyed spicy tofu as an appetizer.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great country place!
We were touring the Virginia wineries and decided to have brunch there. It was casual and relaxing.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a fun place to go! For ANY reason and the food was delicious. They are up there with the BEST and they use fresh, local ingredients!!!! The area is surrounded with wineries so its a perfect location for a great weekend. The bar, wrap-a-round porch and deck is an added bonus.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM