Great place to meet old friends! We had a great time and a great meal.
I have been a customer for years and always recommend them to friends and acquaintances. Fabulous place. Wonderful people.
A nice destination to meet and to see friends who we see infrequently.
The roasted Brussels sprouts appetizer was fantastic. They were served with a whipped feta and lemon sauce. The roasted red pepper tomato soup was next and was delicious. We also ordered the local grass fed hamburger and shredded pork with apple chutney. Everything was fantastic.
Chateau Morrisette is a very nice place to go for a quiet intimate meal. It's located in a beautiful setting off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The staff was very friendly, the service was attentive without feeling like they were hovering over you. We had an interesting watermelon appetizer, which was very good. I had the catfish, it was outstanding.
Always been a favorite of ours. The shrimp and grits were delicious per my husband and his brother. I had the fried chicken with collards grits and mustard gravy. I loved this dish. Creme brulee was a great dessert.
This used to be a really outstanding restaurant. The menu has changed, and not only are the selections unimaginative but they aren't even good. There for brunch, I had the crabcake on a biscuit with "tomato gravy". The "gravy" basically reminded me of canned tomato bisque. My husband had the Chateau breakfast? - basically eggs and bacon - and it was terrible. It's not that hard to scramble eggs and cook bacon. Also, service was sloooooow, and it wasn't busy. The only saving grace is the location is still prime and Mother Nature did not disappoint.
This was our second visit, and the first visit was vastly superior. On this most recent visit, we were seated and given water, then we proceeded to sit. And sit. And sit. We did not get our drinks for at least 30 minutes. Service was extremely slow, for no apparent reason. I also had concerns with the value of what we ordered. The cheese board appetizer had only 2 tiny slivers of bread and a teaspoon of jam to go with the three pieces of cheese, so one of us went without. $8 cheese boards are usually more generous in other restaurants. Only the brunch menu was available, which was disappointing.
Everyone in our party of 7 loved their food selections. The 2 white wines we ordered were excellent (Viognier and Petit Manseng). Prices very reasonable for a top flight experience. If we are ever back in the area we will definitely go back.
The Brunch menu was too limited. No burgers to choose from left my party disappointed.
Great food. Wonderful service. Very enjoyable day!
Always a good place too eat and spend time..
I have been to the restaurant many times and I love it. I’m giving a few 4 stars because we had to wait 20 minutes after our reservation to be seated and just having lunch for 2 people took 2 hours. Not sure if they were short staffed or what, but the food was excellent as usual and we had a nice time.
The only negative about our dining experience was that service was very slow. It did not seem to be the fault of our server. It seemed to us that either there should have been more servers, or the kitchen was slow, perhaps overwhelmed. We were there for two hours and did not linger after we had finished eating.
We did not plan for a two-hour lunch, but we later found out there was a wedding going on so the help was thinned out to help there.
We were celebrating Birthday's and Anniversaries with a long weekend at Primland. We've done lunch at Chateau Morrisette several times and decided to break up our dinners at one of our favorite wineries in the area. It's only about 30 mins from the hotel. We were not disappointed. The food and wine were perfect. Shrimp & Grits and the soup special really made my day. The service has always been VERY friendly and helpful. We will be back and encourage others to try Chateau Morrisette if they are in the area. It's worth a stop and the experience is hard to beat.
I am an employee of CM.... We had company from CT...Restaurant did not disappoint! Service and food was great! Will definitely take other CT friends and family to dine at CM!
Took 15 minutes just to have someone bring menus and take our drink order. After that, service went downhill. Food was tasty but WAY overpriced for the portions.
Our first time and sitting outside was so beautiful. Great food and service. Loved the wine tasting afterwards.
Great place for a special occasion, we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary
Great service, good food and wine at reasonable prices, and outstanding views of the mountains! Who could ask for anything more?
Our niece and nephew were visiting fromFlorida and we drove over 2 hours to have lunch at Chateau Morrisette. We were seated right away. We were ignored for at least 20 minutes. Finally we went to find someone to help us. We heard the servers in a dispute over who was was supposed to serve our table. Finally a server (we clearly knew this was not “her table” we did at last get water. We ordered and after the food finally arrived it was mediocre and certainly not good. I will not go into further detail however we will not return to Chateau Morrisette‼️we had been there several times in the past. We will not go back
We always enjoyed taking out of town quests to your restaurant. We were seated in a timely manner. There were 4 of us. 3 meals were outstanding but the hamburger was flavorless with no spices and dried up. Two diners seated at other tables commented to us about the hamburger looking well done. The waiter did take it off the bill but would rather of had one of your delicious hamburgers we have had in the past. Also the waiter was so busy he never offered to refill our drinks or water glasses. He was snippy because he knew we were not happy.
this was the second time we did not stay for a meal first time was no electricity special dinner, than this time had res showed up waited around 1:15 res hung around 1 hour went home .maples is 2 miles from home but drove thirty minutes to you not happy robert wicklund
What could be better than a crystal clear fall afternoon on the patio, overlooking the mountains, sipping 4 vines white with a variety of perfectly prepared luncheon entres?
Well, my wife and I, with friends from out of town, couldn't imagine anything better.
Thank you for an outstanding experience.
We had a 1:00 o’clock reservation and was not seated until after 2pm. The fried chicken was well over cooked and dry. The grits and collards were not very tasty. We were not served bread and water glass was not refilled. Very inferior to the times we have eaten there in the past.
I drove 70 miles to have lunch there. Made reservations in advance. The receptionist informed us that the service may be slow because several waiters were out with cough and colds. I almost left at that point, but since there were no other choices in that area I chose to take my chances. I asked for a healthy waiter and was seated. Service was slow, but I was not in a hurry. I chose the blackened catfish for $19. It was lightly dusted with some mild red rub. The fish was very much undercooked and very mushy. There was no spicy or blackened flavor. Since I was still hungry, I chose the chocolate upside down cake. It was another disappointment. It was like cake mix in a bowl with chocolate syrup on the bottom. It is a shame that a facility that nice cannot present better food.
Always delicious food. Beautiful location with unique indoor ambiance. Patio tables available that overlook gorgeous mountain scenery.
Wonderful dining experience, and I really like the fabulous Apple Cider you make!
We do Sun Brunch fairly often and every fall we eat at Morrisette when we visit the Parkway, and have never been disappointed! The food, service and ambiance are always great! I am just looking forward to my next visit in November!
Not knowing how long our drive was we arrive early but even though there were many empty tables we had to wait. Friends soup was cold and my husband was sick. He ordered the baked French toast and we think the applesauce was bad. Everything else we shared.
The service is a bit slow. Very nice folks. Beautiful building. It was cloudy so we couldn’t see the view.
We stopped by for Sunday brunch in anticipation of enjoying the music in the afternoon; unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, so the music was cancelled. We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch however. The dining area is really nice with a mountain, rustic feel, right in line with what you would expect for the area. The service was attentive and prompt. I ordered the standard breakfast fair of eggs, country ham, roasted potatoes and biscuit. The roasted potatoes were fingerling potatoes and were not at all greasy like some can be, very nice! Biscuits were light and fluffy with a very nice sorghum molasses butter. The molasses did not overpower the butter, so when added to the biscuit....... yum, yum....that butter flavor still came through and was not overly sweet. The country ham was sliced thin and cooked to a nice crisp which was not too chewy, just right. I would suggest that you ask that the chef soak the country ham prior to cooking as it was overly salty. All in all, a very nice breakfast. Coffee had a nice flavor too. I would like to come back for dinner sometime!
Lovely venue. Great shrimp & grits! Recommend ordering a biscuit on the side! Delish!
Always a pleasure coming for lunch and wine. We come once a year in the fall for the beautiful scenery.
A little disappointed this time at Chateau Morissette - it has been a few years and we found the food average, the ambience a little cold. We had a the cheese board-one piece of bread and one piece of Gouda cheese - pasta dish and the smoked trout salad- good but not outstanding. The food used to be worth any drive to eat there- innovative and delicious.
This time we were in a dark corner, no candle or flowers in the table. The room was lit with just recessed can lights despite many candles (unlit) on the mantel and hearth. It was a chilly night - a fire would have been nice.
Our server was good-friendly and efficient- and she brought a candle when I asked for it.
We will probably not make the effort to go again and just try to remember CM from earlier days when it was a special place in a beautiful part of Virginia.
Food was great, and wine excellent. Service was excellent. Only one thing was not pleasant, and that was the unpleasant odor in the women's bathroom.
Service was very slow even though business was slow during lunch on a Friday. They were completely out of iced tea and completely out of bread. We travel 150 miles every fall to go here, but the last few times things seem to be sort of going south. Hopefully things will get better in the near future.
Overall, we had a very good experience at Chateau Morrisette. I did want to mention that we had a lunch reservation for 1:30 and arrived at 1:35 because we came from a wine tasting and the line was very long to check out. The hostess made a comment that because we were 5 minutes late, we would have to wait 5 minutes. It kind of took me back but i didn't say anything. It was my husband's birthday and I didn't want to spoil the mood. We did only wait about 5 minutes and she took us by these great empty tables by the windows to a table in a dark corner. I asked if we could have a table by the window and she said, of course and seated us at table for 4 by the window which was fine but there were several smaller tables by the windows that stayed mostly empty the whole time we were there. And also the restaurant was not full at all so we just thought it was interesting that the hostess made us feel bad about being 5 minutes late. It seemed rude and unnecessary. Our waitress (can't remember her name) was wonderful and attentive and the food was great.
The winery is superb; however, the restaurant leaves quite a bit to be desired. It needs updating, the burger was bland, and it was overpriced.