Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill
We love brunch at Harrimans but were disappointed that the Omelette Station and some other food items had less choices due to an event in the space where brunch is normally housed. It did not feel like the typical Harrimans wonderful brunch. It was good but not the same excellence as normal.
Great quality food and good options from the bloody mary bar, breakfast buffet, omelet station and dessert bar. Service was great and they called you by name which just seemed really personal.
We had Sunday brunch at the Harriman Grille for our 41st wedding anniversary. Our waiter was pleasant enough in the beginning – he took our drink order and pointed the way to the brunch. It took him 20 minutes to arrive back with my hot tea and after that we never saw him again. He never came back to refill our coffee cups or our water glasses. He never came back to ask how the meal was going. We had to sit amongst dirty dishes as we ate our dessert. And in the end we had to search him out in the restaurant to get our check – we found him at the hostess stand talking to the hostess and laughing. Finally we got our check from him without a word of apology. When we were about to leave I asked to speak to the manager to let him know of our disappointing experience. Staff pointed him out to me - the manager was also hanging out at the hostess stand talking to the hostess. Why wasn’t he out on the floor making sure his waiting staff was doing their jobs? Overall a very disappointing experience. The resort needs to put as much time and money into training their staff as they do decorating the resort.
Wonderful! We will be back❤️
Terrific service and food. No need to leave the grounds. Be aware, if you order a dessert, they are enormous and impossible for 2 people to finish.
Don't usually write reviews but this really ticked me off.
Ordered the veal chop and Prime KC bone in strip. Both undercooked and had to be sent back. Then, strip was inedible. I eat steak regularly at some of the finest steakhouses and this was inedible. Permeated with sinew, vein and gristle I literally ate three bites from what I could cut through and then gave up. After the second temp check by server, which we acknowledged was fine, I was never asked how my steak or meal was. Someone else removed my plate of what looked like mangled road kill and never said a word. Whatever. Sixty bucks wasted. My wife's veal was better.
Discouraged we went to the very nice bar area to relax with a drink. After 15 min of sitting a a table with dirty glasses I finally politely asked a server if there was anyone serving and she curtly said I'll "I'll be there in a minute". 10 min later she came back. Of course if I had just gone to the bar and stiffed the server I would've had two drinks in the time it took her to get to us. I enjoy the Mt Defiance absenthe drip presentation and thought that would be fun, but instead go a glass of absenthe with two plastic straws in it, and the drip spoon, and a bit of attitude (probably from being too busy) from the server. I always like attitude when I'm paying top dollar. No drip, no presentation. At the risk of sounding like a steak and liquor snob I will say my expectations were not met. I am willing to pay for quality and a memorable experience. Although I wasn't charged for the absenthe, the quality and experience were lacking. The price tag was not. I would suggest you find a place where your expectations and the price tag come together for a fun evening. I was so ticked off I went and cancelled my brunch reservations for a party of 5 for later in the month.
Harrimans is a real treat! We celebrated our anniversary there and were very impressed. The service was excellent and Terry very attentive. The menu is outstanding. The small plates, like the burrata and the green/white asparagus were quite good. For entrees, we had the mushroom gnocchi with a side lobster tail, and the chicken. The chicken was a tad salty, but well cooked otherwise. We were treated to a gratis dessert of fabulous brownies in honor of our anniversary, which was nice. Beautiful view of the blue horses outside (after dark). Highly recommend.
Food and service was excellent. Daniel, our server, was extremely knowledgable and attentive to our needs throughout the dining experience.
Truly wonderful brunch experience! We enjoyed foods resplendent of quality organic ingredients. Loved the warm Pinot noir strawberry compote Chef Innovation present throughout the menu offerings; especially in pastry pairings - fresh ethereal orange flavors lovingly whipped up in feather light icing adorning fresh from the garden carrot cake - so appreciated the lightness of this confection - and a perfectly sized baileys and chocolate mouse - service warm and attentive; service aspect reminded me of windows on the water (NYC twin towers) - very high end experience
I always get the halibut and lentils- it is always marvelous. It never disappoints .
Brent and Terry are awesome servers.
Enjoyed our dinner at Harrimans and our waiter was very attentive. The dry-aged NY strip was excellent, and the roasted beets were delicious. The seafood platter, while very tasty, was a bit too salty though, as was the Branzino (and I like a lot of salt...).
Harriman’s never disappoints. Extraordinary service from Sally, gorgeous plating, and of course mouthwatering cuisine, all in San elegant yet comfortable setting.
Harriman’s provides an unparalleled dining experience. Starting with the friendly and helpful host staff, you’re invited into a quiet and beautiful dining room. The wait staff (ask for Daniel) provided exceptional care and had a wealth of knowledge of the menu and all possible options. The food was phenomenal - one of the best filets I’ve ever had. The on-staff pastry chef provided a wealth of options for dessert...all of them great choices. One warning - the chocolate “diablo” is excellent, but will feed like 6-8!
Late valentines dinner. Love Salamander Inn because you can enjoy the fireplace lobby and the casual bar before the meal. Dinner was delicious and Harriman’s is set away from the noisier areas so we enjoyed quiet conversation. The staff was professional and courteous.
We had brunch on a Saturday, the only day on a long weekend which I could get a reservation. The setting was lovely, the service was very good and food was well presented and we had many choices.
I surprised my wife with a trip to Salamander for Valentine’ Day. We had an excellent evening.
Harrimans was serving an adventurous fixed price meal for supper & we really enjoyed the variety of tasty, interesting dishes. It was a bit expensive but included well-selected wine pairings with each course.
The sommelier visited our table periodically to talk about the wines which we enjoyed and our waiter was knowledgable and efficient.
I was unable to eat from the dinner menu due to Valentine’s Day. I was not made aware until seated I must eat the preset menu. I informed the waitress my palette would not enjoy the meal selections. Instead of making an exception for me, I was left with the only option of the Pre-ordained meal. I felt I had to eat something since a charge to avoid a charge to my credit card. I did not see any selection from the fifth course that would be enjoyable. The waitress still charged me full price for my meal with my wife. Being a good customer, I paid the $344 meal plus tip. Upon leaving, the waitress said, ordering from the main menu would of been a better choice for me. That sounds great after the fact. I left very unsatisfied and still hungry. I went to another restaurant afterwards for a meal. Very unsatisfied.
My mother and I waited 20 minutes until someone came to the table to give us water and greet us. Our tasting dishes all came out at the same time, our cocktails were about 1 ounce each, and when we wanted to leave after learning the dessert we wanted had sold out, our waiter told us to wait for a surprise dessert. When we asked to just have it boxed, he said "well I already put the order in; you should just wait and see the presentation". It was a slice of a brownie with a strawberry as a garnish. We then had to wait another 15 minutes to finally get our bill. The evening was less than enjoyable.
My visit was quite enjoyable. From the moment I arrived I was made to feel welcome; hostess took my coat without hesitation. The chef attending the egg station took special note of my dairy intolerance and made my omelette with little to no clarified butter. Once asked, The manager in charge arranged for me to get gluten free toast. The waiter brought me warm almond milk with a side of cinnamon and honey. The food was fresh and visually appealing. The ambiance was pleasant; quiet with pleasant chatter from other customers. We had a lovely view of the grounds from our window table.
The food was very delicious and was totally worth the price you pay
Our waitress “Anna”was wonderful. The food was excellent and the hostess was accommodating. I’d definitely dine here again.
My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary there and we were spoiled!
Food was ok, not great for the price.
Chairs in dining room terribly uncomfortable.
Service strange -- main course came while still eating app. Bus staff didn't know what to clear/ what to leave,
The food is fabulous & the service is outstanding! The ambiance is very nice... a little pricey but outstanding!
Nice restaurant, although a bit overpriced for what you get.
Service was exceptional.
Wine was significantly overpriced.
Simple, traditional cocktails were incorrectly made...repeatedly.
Fantastic!!! Nothing else I can say! I will be back!
I had an excellent experience. The food and service was great. I would highly recommend.
Fantastic all around. Food was really special. Service was incredibly gracious and professional. But a little slow.
Excellent experience & attention to details. Prompt service & most importantly wonderful food. The sweetbreads & bone marrow apps were amazing!
As always the staff, facility and food was exceptional! My family and I had the buffet breakfast/brunch which offered a large assortment of goodies. In fact just about everything thing you could imagine was there. I live in DC and we try to come at least once a month.
I took my friend here for her birthday. The food was FANTASTIC. She had the chicken (AMAZING) and I had the Ahi Tuna, asparagus and Sea Scallops dishes (also AMAZING). The restaurant ambiance was quiet and cozy and the noise level was very low. The service was a little on the slow side. We kept waiting for refills on drinks and our waiter would disappear for long periods of time. Overall, it was a good experience and we would definitely go back.
While I don’t think the food could have been better prepared or more beautifully presented, the perfection of the evening was found in our server, Anna. Yes, we will go back for the show-stopping pear carpaccio and the gorgeous charcuterie, but we will make sure we ask for Anna when we go. Enjoy!
Had a blast. The Christmas tree near the entrance was beautiful. The food was amazing. My favorite was the Mac n Cheese and hash browns.
Terry was very patient with our group of 9 chatty hens. He was especially thorough in providing the menu highlights and accommodated special diet requests with ease and professionalism. It was a lovely evening and we were so happy we chose the Salamander for our company dinner.
Amazing meal. House aged Kansas City strip out of this world flavorful. Wines and cocktails well done. All around fantastic meal. Will be back.
We were charged $20 to park even though we had a reservation. Our guests were charged $20 to park as well. There was no warning about that. According to the person taking the money it was due to the annual Christmas parade at 11am. Our reservation was for 9:45am, they said our table wasn't ready and we waited about 15 minutes. We were finally seated around 10am. At 10:30am we flagged down someone who was in a suit so we assumed a manager, because NO one had come to the table. This manager then ended up waiting on us. He was nice but not much in the way of an apology. So our reservation was at 9:45 and our food was served at 11am and we had to pay for a parade that we couldn't have seen if we wanted to. We live locally and know this isn't typical but our guests have no desire to go back.
Instead of having the traditional Thanksgiving at home, my family opted for a night out. Harrimans provided convenience and an excellent variety of food. So glad we chose the buffet over the fixed menu. The seafood station was divine and hot items were divine. The Mac & cheese was blasphemous as it had chunks of ham throughout. Stop doing that! The prime rib lacked seasoning but the turkey more than made up for it. The desert station gave me a great chocolate fix.
The experience was subpar. The service was a bit slow and the furniture is showing some decay. The pacing and food options not the greatest. The second and third courses were not delicious and didn’t feel fresh and tasty enough. I have no plans to return after there attempts and multiple times at other venues of the resort. This attention to service, pacing and variety of menu and finally quality and taste.
We spent our anniversary at Harriman’s and decided to go with the 6 course tasting menu. The food was excellent with the highlight being the scallops which my wife is still talking about.
Anna was our waitress and was excellent as well. She was also cognizant of the delay beteeen the 3rd and 4th course which was unexpected and a little unusual and apologized a few times. The wrong beer was brought out as well after having the same one prior.
These are the reasons why this review is not getting 5 stars. The meal was pricey which I expected however I didn’t think it was going to be as high as it was.
Salamander’s is a great resort and the Gold Cup bar is a great place to hang out and eat on more of a regular occasion. Harriman’s to me is more of an anniversary/ special occasion spot.
Overall great time and we’ll be back.