Chateau Morrisette

4.5
3212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Our rustic and elegant Blue Ridge setting reflects our Provencal and American Southern influenced farm-to-table cuisine. Food pairings complement our award-winning wines in a fine dining experience. Sit fireside in winter or take in the view from the patio in warmer months, chosen by OpenTable diners as among the best in America.

Dinner service for November 10 will be our prepaid Winemaker's Dinner at $95/person all inclusive. There will be no regular dinner service. You can reserve your table for this event at https://www.thedogs.com/product/Winemaker-s-Dinner11
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(540) 593-2865
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Slade Mankins
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Catering
Off-site catering is available. Please contact Sally Truslow at struslow@thedogs.com or 540-593-9223
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Black Ridge Road
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Parking details
Parking is free. There are two lots available with overflow parking during busy times in an adjacent field or behind the winery.
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Entertainment
From June through October, there is free entertainment on the Winery Courtyard every Sunday. January through March, free concerts are held inside above the Tasting Room every Sunday from 1-4. The winery hosts two Black Dog Music Festivals annually featuring nationally known bands. Reservations are highly recommended during these events. Check the website often for special dining events at the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Sally Truslow (540)593-9223; struslow@thedogs.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3212 People Are Saying
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TH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but we were not pleased with the seating arrangements. We had reservations but were not seated in the dining room, instead seated at a bar table in the foyer/lounge area. It was loud and distracting as it was a throughway. We expected seating would be reserved for the dining area since we did book our visit in advance. Disappointing process. Would not recommend for anyone else if this is the standard procedure, don't bother to make reservations.

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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was outstanding but the atmosphere and wait staff were lacking significantly.

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OT
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary!
Food was great! Great recommendations by our waiter .

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AW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was exceptional and the food was top notch!

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P
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the weather outside was terrible, the mood inside was upbeat and the visit was worth the trip. Service and food was outstanding.

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JG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Chateau Morrisette is well worth an afternoon dining experience. Reading the menu I thought I was back in the Loire Valley in France for lunch. I had the duck confit and it was superb. My wife had the risotto and it was also excellent. I know this because I got the leftovers from her the next day.
We had the fried brussel sprouts for a starter and they were done perfectly. The suggested wine pairings matched well with our dishes.
The ambience is wonderful, very French.
My only issue was the service. Our waitress seemed very distracted. She didn’t check back on the courses, failed to bring me another knife when she cleared the starter, failed to bring an extra glass as we split a glass of wine with the starter.

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PP
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Excellent menu.

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DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Love, love this venue!!! My favorite place for our family!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 1st time at the restaurant... Food was great service too...

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RE
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I ordered the steak. It was absolutely the worst steak I have ever been served. It was cooked fairly well, but was very tough to chew and fell of grizzle. I've had much better meals served to me at the local diner or fast food places.

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TG
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all or

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The server seemed a bit overwhelmed at times resulting in sluggish service. I ordered a pork chop that was a bit over done. My dining companion ordered the ribeye steak medium rare and it was served much closer to medium well. This was my 3rd disappointing visit there in the last year or two...and probably my last.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked this venue for a surprise dinner for my wife, while on our road trip, to mark our 17th wedding anniversary. It was highly recommended by our local B & B host from Bella la Vie. Everything lived up to our expectations. We could not ask for a friendlier or more gracious host than Jennifer. Our trout had an exquisitely delicate taste. We took home 2 bottles of our dinner wine from their winery collection. Nice almost-hidden hideaway. My wife and I had a delightful and happy experience.

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place for a date that’s reminiscent of wine tasting in Italy. Would very much recommend.

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MW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice winery and restaurant. We enjoy the Sunday afternoon wine and entertainment. We actually visited on Labor day and had a great time.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is wonderful and the views are even better. Worth the drive to Chateau Morrisette for both the food and the winery!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, Servers, food, wine and overall experience was simply phenomenal. Going the Chateau has become a staple for my Lady and I.

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GW
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue, good food, great service. We will be going back.

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CW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu. Being able to hit the weather just right to dine on the porch is a miracle, but amazing when it works.

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EH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Chateau Morrisette is a winery so don't expect an extensive wine list. What you can expect is a wide selection of well-balanced Virginia wines vinted on site.

The menu was not extensive, but each choice showed a creative preparation of classic dishes. There were enough items that everyone could find something according to their tastes, but not so many that attention to detail was lost in the variety.

Since the weather had been threatening, we took dinner inside. We were seated in a large hall, but even though there was a large group it was not noisy. After dinner we moved outside for dessert and took in a sunset that exploded with color. Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the restaurant always has scenic views.

While the service was pleasant and personable, it lacked the awareness and quiet attention to detail commanded by quality of the menu and overall preparation. Perhaps it was only that another big group was dining that evening, but the staff seemed a bit flustered or perhaps just missing a few people.

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FR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My wife and I spent Labor Day weekend on the Blue Ridge Parkway staying at a local B&B. We've eaten at Chateau Morrisette Restaurant several times in the past and it was very good. However, this was a disappointing visit! We made reservation online through Open Table for 6 p.m. on Saturday night, September 1, 2018. We arrived about 30 minutes early. The host Jordan indicated a large party just arrived ahead of us and we would have to wait until 6 p.m. before seating us. Jordan suggested getting a drink at the bar while we waited which we did! After noticing several couples arriving and being seated who did not have reservations, we asked another host if they had forgotten us.....yes they did thinking we were a part of another group. They finally seated us at about 6:10 p.m. in the back dining area to the left of the lobby.

Our server Julie greeted us and took our drink and appetizer orders indicating she would return shortly with some warm bread. We noticed Julie was the only server for this entire room and later noticed she also waited on outside patio guests. When Julie returned to our table, she commented the head server recently quit and she was now taking over those responsibilities as well as serving multiple tables.

Our bread finally arrived about 15-minutes later with only 2 slices in the basket. Our appetizer and a bottle of wine arrived about 15 minutes later. The main entrees arrived and my wife's Roulade of Beef and my Heritage Farm Pork Chop looked great! However, I thought the pork chop portion was a bit small for the price. Steak dinner was $34, pork chop $27. Total bill for appetizer, entrees, a bottle of Chateau Morrisette Vidal Blanc white wine and tip were $150.00.

Overall, service was poor, value of meal high, and forgetting to seat us were disappointing for a special night out. We would NOT RECOMMEND dining at Chateau Morrisette Restaurant anytime in the near future until they are able to recruit more quality service help.

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BA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to this area twice a year every year. Chateau Morrisette never disappoints. Lovely food and service and ambiance for the past 20 years. Love it. Thank you.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We went here for lunch on a Saturday and there were several tables available which may have indicated that others arrived at the same conclusion as we. Although the food is good, it is hardly four or five star caliber. It was good but nothing extraordinary or inventive and yet cost about 100 dollars. We have frequented many restaurants where this is the norm but expect food of higher quality and inventiveness not found here.

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n
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Lunch was good. Dessert ( chocolate cake) was dry.

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MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our dinner was fantastic. We were pleased that the food is very much back to the high quality and creativity we've come to expect from here. Last time we visited we weren't that crazy about it but staff changes seem to have been good for the quality. We sat outside but sat in what I would term an overflow area where there was no one else!!! It was very nice that we were isolated but service was rocky at first, got better through the meal. So happy the food and deserts (although in our opinion you don't need basil added to that chocolate cake) are, again in our opinion, back to the quality we've come to expect at Chateau Morrisette. If you went there in the last year before now and were disappointed, I would say try it again. Very pleased.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was perfect! Our food was awesome with a great view overlooking the surrounding mountains. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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CR
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to dine here when we are in the area. We were camping at Rocky Knob and treated ourselves to a dinner here. We were camping with our dog and they were very accommodating and treated her like a guest as well. It was a fun experience all around.

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint rustic and romantic- view was breathtaking-service fantastic - great food and wines - will definitely be back !!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waitress, Jennifer is the inspirational asset to this delectable restaurant. She not only heightened my sheer joy dining by polite, effluent, amiable service, she also offered me the most honored and gracious compliment a woman of my age could receive...i reminded her of the way her grandmother spoke. Thank you, Jennifer and the chef & staff of "Chateau!"
Highly recommended.

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GG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been coming to the Chateau for over 10 years and have enjoyed each meal we've had there. Would recommend to anyone in the area or traveling through. It is definitely a wonderful place to hold a reception or just a wonderful meal.

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VD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was outstanding, the wine was excellent. The mountain views were tremendous.

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KA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice to place to visit. Julie is the best waitress and nicest person you would ever want to meet. Great food!

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch at Chateau Morrisette. The atmosphere was great, the service was great, the food was great! I highly recommend it!

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T
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is delicious. Jennifer, our waitress, gave us wonderful service. We are repeat diners here, as it is a favorite restaurant of ours when we are visiting the area.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. The food was delicous and the view amazing even though it was misting rain . Will definitley return on a clear day and dine on the terrace.

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P
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Jennifer was great! Attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, etc. She made our experience very positive.

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LT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you go on a summer Sunday, you can enjoy brunch and afterwards music under a tent. Add wine tasting and a tour of the winery for a full day. An extra is the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway which brings you to the restaurant.

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RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

We have been coming to Chateau Morrisette since 1996, and the past three times the food has been mediocre. We were there Sunday for brunch and we both ordered hamburgers, one medium well the other medium. My husband’s burger was completely raw for medium, he ate it anyway. Mine was what I would consider medium rare, so I sent it back. They took my burger that I had cut in half and recooked it. Then they did not comp us for anything. I had to wait another 10-15 minutes for my order to come out. Just not good customer service when they screwed up!! What is crazy is the atmosphere is so nice.

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FR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

Food and service have been inconsistent since the big reorg some years ago which saw the departure of the chef and a lot of the staff. Currently, the appetizer list is uninspiring. Two cheese plates, and neither are very good. However, the fried brussels sprouts are outstanding. Not a fan of the dense, cake-like bread with molasses-butter. Give me a good French roll with herbed butter every time. The salad with smoked goat cheese was fit for a horse (took a lot of chewing) the dressing was tasteless, and as usual with mid-level restaurants, the smokiness was too much. Entrees are also so-so. The chicken and trout were good but not great. The clams and spaghetti was over-salted and full of sand. The shrimp and grits were under par, with bland grits, a rather strange dark gravy, a few undersized shrimp, and mushrooms that added nothing to the dish. The duck has been consistently tough. Steaks have been fatty and gristly. Really miss a few great items from the past: the outstanding crabcake (one of the best I've had and I'm from the Eastern Shore), the salmon stuffed with crabmeat, and a really good steak. We go for the view, the ambience, the good wines, and the interesting clientele that this place continues to attract.

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S
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place for dinner and a bottle of Chateau Morrisette wine. The menu has lots of local flavor.
If you are in the area be sure to make a reservation and sit outside.

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