The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant

4.7
891 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Reservations for Thanksgiving 2018 are now being taken by our Guest Services Representatives. Seatings for November 22, 2018 are listed below:
1st Seating: 12-1:00 PM
2nd Seating: 3-4:00 PM
4 Course Menu (To peruse Menu, please view under our Menus List)
$98.00 per person/Adult
$45.00 per person/Child (12 & under)
Space is limited….We encourage our guest to make their reservations as soon as possible. To reserve your preferred seating time, please call 540-687-3333 to join in the Thanksgiving Celebration at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant.

Drawing inspiration and purpose from the 265-acre estate of rolling hills and farmland, Goodstone provides guests with an unparalleled farm-to-table dining experience, featuring the very finest and freshest of ingredients from the gardens at Goodstone and other local farms. Our wine cellar offers an expansive selection of wines from Virginia’s wine country and around the world.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 8:00 am–9:45 am
Lunch
Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(540) 687-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Smith
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Private party facilities
Parties of nine to twelve are invited to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience in our wine cellar. A custom menu with wines paired will be created for your group. The experience will be tailored to your party's particular tastes.
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Private party contact
Laura Petrosino, Director of Sales and Events: (540) 687-3092
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Catering
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant will cater to all of your needs - big and small. (Advance notice of such requests is required.) In addition, Goodstone offers an impressive Wine Cellar Dining Room featuring an extensive collection of vintages from Virginia and around the world, and the elegant Manor House for intimate, catered events on the estate.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Foxcroft Road
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Parking details
Parking is located to the left of the Carriage House where the restaurant is located.
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Special events & promotions
Weddings, Social and Corporate Groups welcome!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 891 People Are Saying
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AB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at the Goodstone, and our family lunch for 6 on November 2, 2018 fully met our expectations. The food taste, quality and presentation were all excellent. The three course pre-fixe menu offered limited but tasty choices, and scallops turned out to be not available --- further limiting our options. Wait staff were especially attentive and friendly. Thanks again for the opportunity to enjoy the delightful Goodstone property and excellent dining.

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M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I usually love the Goodstone Inn, but this visit was disappointing. A three course lunch for $50 seemed expensive for the very small portions. The service was also slow even though we were the only people in the restaurant.

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goodstine is so romantic. It’s iur favorite restaurant!

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HS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here a couple years ago and enjoyed it very much. We liked the structural changes recently made to the restaurant, and the food is great, as always.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ladies weekend

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EZ
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a treat to drive out to the country & enjoy a meal @ Goodstone Inn. We always receive a warm welcome from the wait staff & sommelier. Thanks, Caity & Stephen! I always enjoy a glass of brut rose to start. The price is now $50 for a 3 course lunch but delicious & creative. We increase our culinary vocabulary (bavette of beef is an example). We loved the swordfish appetizer. My shrimp & grits was outstanding while Barry's Ribeye bavette was memorable. We also enjoyed the silky, rich 71% dark chocolate Pave' garnished w/ sea salt, hazelnuts, peach conserve & orange marmalade. The Cappuccinos are frothy & sublime. We will be back soon!

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

Anniversary

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D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Found it to smell a bit musty and the food was just ok

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was very disappointing. Waitress inattentive. Sommelier seemed annoyed. Never asked if we wanted more wine or coffee.

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

Having chosen Goodstone for our wedding venue 13 years ago, it was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. This place has come a LONG way since Goodstone did not even have a restaurant on premises 13 years ago. The dining experience is exceptional in an elegant country estate setting with an extensive menu featuring local farm to table produce. The wine list is phenomenal and reasonably priced considering the high quality thanks to Goodstone's world class Sommelier, Stephen Elhafdi, who has carefully developed the cellar over the last five years. We hit a home run when we chose the tasting menu with paired wines for our dinner. The gazpacho was farm fresh as were the roasted beets; the duck and lamb were perfectly prepared by the Executive Chef, Eric Smith; and all of the wines were well suited to each course. The service was discreet and professionally timed throughout our meal. We won't be waiting until our next anniversary to return to this restaurant.

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R
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time at the Inn and it didn't disappoint. The food, the service, the ambiance was excellent. This is a bit of a drive but the drive is very nice going through horse country, and old Middleburg. We were trying to decide where to celebrate a quiet 30th anniversary dinner and this place was perfect.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A little disappointing - great food but service was not as good as I would have expected.

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c
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was my third visit to the Goodstone Inn/restaurant and the first since their major renovation. Previous dining experiences were superior to this latest visit. They seemed a bit disorganized and the new arrangement is more difficult for those with mobility issues. The new sunroom is exquisite, to be sure, but I confess to being just a bit disappointed, overall.

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary at Goodstone last Sunday. The experience was truly over the top - venue, service and cuisine. We enjoyed the 6 course Menu de Degustation with the wine pairing. Everything was perfectly prepared, expertly presented and exquisite on the palate. From the blueberry in the yellow tomato gazpacho to the perfectly seasoned Moulard duck and the Cherry Jus and fetta with the lamb loin it would be hard to rank our favorite. But then we were presented a zucchini cake with the most extraordinary fresh basil cream and coconut topping and that sealed the evening... wow.
A perfect evening.

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LF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had another fabulous evening at Goodstone Inn! We love to celebrate those special occasions at Goodstone not only because of the exceptional menu, incredible staff, and amazing atmosphere, but because it also shows the person we're celebrating how special they are to us! The staff is totally prepared from the moment you arrive and, having actually read any notes provided when making the reservation, are able to greet us all, acknowledging the celebrant by name and occasion! Our party of six celebrating my son's graduation from Virginia Tech all had an especially memorable evening! Special thanks to everyone at the Goodstone Inn!

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JS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special date with my bride! We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings and weren’t disappointed. Goodstone is always a treat and tonight was no different. We’ll be back soon!

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KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoy the Goodstone. It’s a beautiful spot in Middleburg and the conservatory dining room is just beautiful. The only constructive feedback I have is that the restaurant should consider putting doors on the kitchen. The entrance to the kitchen is open and the noise and activity of the kitchen distracts from the serenity of the dining space. It would feel even more upscale and special if kitchen doors were installed.

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EZ
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early & had a nice conversation with Cole (groundsman & farm animal keeper). Then we were greeted warmly by the friendly staff. Brandon remembered our beverage choices & soon we were sipping brut rose (comes with the brunch) while nibbling on warm bread slathered with butter. My 1st course was a unique & refreshing Gazpacho made with yellow tomatoes, huckleberry dust (whole berries in the soup) & smoky buckwheat. Barry was delighted to see more smoked salmon on the platter he had ordered on our last visit! Carlos is a manager who keeps the customers happy. He & Caity made us feel at home. Barry's entrée was Crab Eggs Benedict with a micro-green salad. I splurged with the French Toast & berries....the best on the planet in my opinion! Hannah, the talented pastry chef, surprised us with a fantastic dessert. Chocolate souffles with roasted banana inside, ganache, ice cream and a warm caramel sauce poured onto the soufflé. A gold medal winner! Cappuccino arrived with jaunty rock candy on a stick balanced on the handle. We love the amusing touches throughout the meal. Edible flower petals from Goodstone's garden garnish many dishes. After the feast we were given a tour of the barn & animals by Cole. We fell in love with a black & white kitten available for adoption, and named her Caity after our waitress.

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JT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is fabulous and amazing. Perfect. In every way

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MR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting the Goodstone Inn. Fantastic setting, wonderful service, outstanding meal. We ordered the tasting menu and enjoyed several items we would not normally order. We'll defiinitely be back!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! We can not wait to return.

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RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Above average (not great) food and ambiance, but way over priced!

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EZ
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been about 8 months since we dined at Goodstone Inn. We were thrilled to see the garden improvements & new stacked stone walls. The 3 course brunch included a drink. We had Kir Royales to accompany the fresh bread, butter & herbed oil (and balsamic). My beet salad was beautiful & tasty. Barry's smoked salmon was good but he wanted more salmon & less bread. The entrees were delicious. We both had Eggs Benedict w/ crab (my only wish is that they would use lump crab). To avoid carbs (health reasons) Barry asked for a small salad instead of the crispy potatoes. They were happy to comply. The staff bends over backwards to make you happy. I chose the rhubarb & raspberry cobbler w/ a rosemary crust & vanilla ice cream. They helped us celebrate Barry's birthday with a special, dark chocolate dessert. It was divine! We both had delicious Cappuccinos. Can't wait to return!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Did tasting menu with wine pairing. Wine was excellent, but most of the food courses were mediocre at best aside from the lamb and duck which were quite good. Service was okay, but a bit stuffy from one or two of the servers. Food was not described when presented which is an expectation at a nice restaurant.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for that special date. New design is great. Food and service very good.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our first trip there. Will be many more.

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O
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner that turned out great. We stopped going there 2 years ago but decided to try it again. So glad we did. It’s been some of the best culinary experiences that I can remember EVER. I’m a foodie and quite Experienced as I dine for work or pleasure 2 to 3 nights a week in all kinds of terrific restaurants. This one is on top. Kudos to the staff and the new chef. Terrific keep it up guys

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SB
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a magical evening at Goodstone celebrating my husband’s birthday. What a beautiful new dining room! The food was fantastic! Two in our party had the pork chop...huge and excellent. One had steak which was very good. I highly recommend the Goodstone Restaurant. If you haven’t been there in the past 6 months, you will be really pleased with the new surroundings.

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KA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We had heard so many great things and were looking forward to our dinner at Goodstone. We went in with high expectations and it simply fell short. Once seated it took 15-20mins for someone to greet us and pour water. After this, we didn't see the staff for another 15mins asking if we wanted drinks. I think our appetizer order was placed an hour after being seated.
We continued to give them the benefit of the doubt but were consistently let down by our waitress. The environment is spectacular. The wine list was great. Grounds were beautiful. The bartender was great and gave us the story of the history of the property.

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KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter and Son-in-law had their wedding at Goodstone back in 2016. It was a wonderful event and we enjoyed the property very much. We were celebrating my wife's birthday this past weekend and decided to go back to the Inn for a lunch getaway. The food and service was outstanding. We enjoyed seeing the changes and the updates made to the property. We give the property, the food and the service two thumbs up!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb experience.

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JF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You've Upped Your Game! We had not been to The Goodstone Inn in several years, when we were disappointed with the food. We heard you had a new chef and thought we'd give it another try. We're so glad we did!! We had the "Chef's Tasting", and loved everything! So, so impressed. We liked that the chef strives for better and more complex flavors. Also, wonderful wines were perfectly paired with each dish. I wish I could dine there every week! We will definitely be back soon!

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SC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there a number of times and this time,like the others was wonderful. The staff is great, the management first class and the chef/staff terrific. Can’t say enough great things about it HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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AF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our anniversary here. Lamb chops were perfect! My husbands fish was too salty and they completely took it off our check. Great service!

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AL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Celebrated Mother's Day here. 3 of us at the table wanted the pre-fix dinner except 1 of us didn't like lamb. Even though lamb and the filet were the same price on the menu, they would not substitute a filet for the lamb. They said they had a wedding and couldn't do it. Really? Even on Mother's Day? Very surprising lack of accommodation for a reasonable request on Mother's Day, much less any day. Other high-end restaurants have accommodated substitutions to pre-fix menus or other menu items to please the customer and differentiate that high-end service and can-do attitude. Many will custom-prepare whatever you want. Very, very disappointed. Our special occasion felt like we were part of a business process instead of a fine-dining experience.

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h
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined at Goodstone for her birthday earlier this week. What a fantastic experience we had! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the sommelier was knowledgeable and really listened to our requests, and the light music was perfect for a conversational meal. I had the pork belly appetizer, my wife had the yellowfin sushi, and we shared an asparagus soup. All three were out of this world! For our main plates, my wife had the duck and I had the soft shell crab. Again, our expectations were blown out of the water. Oh, and we started with Kir Royales - some of the best I've had. Overall, one of the best meals we've had in a very long time. We can't wait to go back!

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h
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I have gone to Goodstone every April since it opened. It has always been a very nice quiet place for a special occasion. The prices are high but the quality and staff are appropriate for the prices.

But I think this was the last time that I will be going to Goodstone. They have expanded the restaurant with a new kitchen and everything is now local farmer grown. The first part of the experience was slightly off because I went to the same door that I had always gone to enter the restaurant to walk into an empty bar area and empty dining room. A young woman and fellow came out with almost an attitude that we were trespassing. They asked they could help us and I said we had reservations. We were then escorted downstairs. It felt like we had been intruders or something.

But the real reason that I doubt that I will return is that I am not fond of this "local farmer" mentality that seems to be a trend. I live local to Middleburg and I buy local goods. I can cook up a locally grown meal just fine. What I have gone to Goodstone for is a over the top kind of celebration meal and I would like to have a menu with significant variety with ingredients and techniques that I cannot reproduce. What we have now with Goodstone is great presentation, great cooking, overpriced locally grown ingredients and very small portions. The variety is lacking.

I have watched this transition in the past couple of visits. For the same price, the Red Fox Inn will now be my go-to for celebrations.

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EH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great, but service needs to be improved. It took 2 hours for the entire lunch to be completed. A relaxed lunch is nice, but this was way too slow.

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