Lafayette Inn & Restaurant
Located just 8.3 miles off of Skyline Drive. 30-40 minutes East of Harrisonburg, 20 minutes north of Charlottesville and 30 minutes south of Culpeper.
Saturdays- 8:30am-8pm Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Sundays- 8:30am-7pm Breakfast/Brunch/Dinner
Everything was outstanding and truly delicious gourmet cooking. Most notable also for historical sight, 1800's authentic accoutrements, ambiance and friendliness. I am definitely going again and taking friends too! I made a special request about surprise ice cream to be served with a candle in it, and that was honored to the last detail!
Wonderful lunch with friends - great eclectic varied menu, super super super service, nice wine by the glass. The relaxing environment was perfect for an unhurried lunch with friends from far apart cities. The historic nature of the inn is an attractive point in a quiet out of the way location.
We probably won’t come back. The food was fine but the ambiance and service were lacking and the menu a bit overpriced for the experience. We came for Father’s Day and will not do so again.
We had a wonderful dinner & a fantastic conversation with a few of the Stanardsville locals. Great Friday night!
Amazing food and fantastic service! Really enjoyable time, great stop off skyline drive! Really awesome place to stay too, highly recommended!
We very much enjoyed our dinner, the food was exceptional as well as the service. Great experience!
I came for brunch based on reviews, and based on my experience wouldn't come back.
Service was slow, really slow. It took 20 minutes for someone to take our order, and then about 45 minutes before the food showed up. I ordered a Bloody Mary that didn't actually make it to me until after the group had been served food - I'm still glad I ordered it, as it was the tastiest thing I consumed. My plated food was a mixed bag. I ordered a crab cake (real crab, tasty), poached eggs (poached properly, but cool), bacon (a little floppy), and grits (under-seasoned). Everything I ordered was lukewarm, and had clearly been sitting out.
Other folks had similar issues. My husband ordered the same dish with the same issues, and while I got the listed remoulade he did not. Another person in my party sent his cold burger back to be re-heated.
It's a cute old building, very clean facilities, but for the price I expect a hot meal and better service.
Visited Lafayette Inn while traveling as it came highly recommended by our hostess. Ambience and service were top notch but food was very mediocre for a higher end restaurant. Rated a 2 from me, a 4 from my wife. She will have to go back without me.
Phenomenal food and service
Great restaurant in a historic inn. Fireplaces at both ends of the room on a chilly evening. Food and service is always good. Love to come for a nice relaxing meal.
Wonderful experience at the beautiful Landmark Inn. Birthday dinner was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. 2 fireplaces in the dining room makes it cozy and romantic. All seats were taken by the time we were halfway through eating. Def need a reservation! We loved the corn fritters, the salad with goat cheese, and he had the Pork Chop and I had shrimp and grits and we both really enjoyed them. More of a special occasion spot since the prices are on the high side. We were happy to see Bold Rock cider on the menu, too. The food item I haven't stopped thinking about were those dinner rolls and cinnamon butter!
Outstanding service, atmosphere and food! Whenever we are in or near Standardsville we always make a point to visit the Lafayette. It is always wonderful and family owned and operated. It’s no wonder why the Inn and Restaurant are consistently award winning. We will definitely be back soon, Mike and Mandy.
The Lafayette Inn is one of our favorite s restaurants in the area. I was disappointed with the food for the first time. The risotto was way to mushy and creamy and milk that curdled in my coffee. The main course had bacon in it, which was not mentioned by the waitress and had to be returned.
Despite this we will return...
One of us had been on a prior trip and the meal and experience was exceptional. This time was disappointing. It was fairly busy for a Saturday night. The waitress always overlooked our table of 2 while the next table of 4 was attended to quickly and thoroughly. One glass of wine was ordered but never served. Waters were not refilled. By the time we got to dessert, we were exhausted from an entire meal of being overlooked that we just paid the check and left. Hope to give them another chance when we are back.
We had brunch for six at the Lafayette in December after a small, intimate wedding, and it was just perfect. Quiet, intimate, and lovely food.
Very solid brunch in an area with few options. Will definitely revisit when in Stanardsville.
Marine Corps Birthday
always delicious, always beautiful and always great service. It is a very special place.
Great food and service in an historic inn located in picturesque town. Nice property with commemorative plaques.
The restaurant is located in a beautiful old house. Extensive menu options for dinner & desert.
We always enjoy our evening at The Lafayette Inn. Good service and lovely ambiance. Each meal is carefully prepared fresh and delicious!
Wonderful experience. A hidden gem. Only learn they are in Stanardsville through Open Table or TripAdvisor...or from a former guest. They are about an hour drive from our home; we were looking for a special venue and we were truly satisfied. Apparently The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant has the right pace of patronage for business. Our dining experience was exactly what we had in mind. Chef and staff delivered a most delicious meal and they were all quite personable as they managed to wedge in a bit of time to converse. We would go again and encourage our neighbors to dine there too. Thank you!
We were looking for a new place to have Sunday brunch and tried the Lafayette Inn in Stanardsville. The setting of this old inn is beautifully landscaped and we enjoyed our walk to the front door and again after our meal, to the car. It was a nice surprise to find such excellent food and we invited friends to join us there for Sunday brunch a few weeks later. Both times we enjoyed our selections--the omelette of the day and the traditional Eggs Benedict. Our friends tried the (crab) cake and eggs. The first time we were there, the omelette had feta cheese and teeny tomatoes that we could only call "raisin tomatoes" because of their size. The meal was artistically arranged on the plate so that the yellow, orange and red tomatoes tumbled out of the omelette. When we were with our friends we all ordered the stone-ground grits instead of the potatoes and they were delicious! You should try them. The only downer is that no matter how many people are in the dining room, it's very noisy. The first time we were there, there were about eight people and it was noisy; the second time, graduation weekend, it was really noisy. The owners should consider adding some noise abatement, such as carpets on the floors.
We had a very enjoyable night at this restaurant. Great service great food outstanding wine list.
We dined by the fireplace which was warm and cozy. I had the Layfayette Shrimp and Grits which was the best I've ever eaten. Service was great.
I love the Lafayette Inn. What a wonderful gem in a quaint city. I haven't stayed overnight, but it's nice that is an option. Excellent wine list and local beer and cider available. Always enjoy our meals there!
We live in the area and had never visited before, so we said what the heck. So glad we did, the staff was excellent, the atmosphere was pleasant and calm, and most importantly the food was great. Great place for mature adult date night.
Very nice choice for our evening: Yummy appetizers in the bruschetta and crab, both superbly done. Overall very broad wine choices, and we noted the beer list is also quite good, although we were zeroed in on wines, to be fair. Main courses were also interesting, we chose the shrimp and grits and a steak selection. Shrimp and grits were wonderful, spicy. Steak was well cooked at medium rare, but the broccoli with it was icy, as if it was overly frozen and then not steamed enough or stored too cold and forgotten. Other than the broccoli, however, we enjoyed the port wine and cheeses for dessert and the wonderful Baileys and Coffee special drink. Service was a bit scattered but overall friendly. Would definitely return! (wish the restaurant had checked us in, however, since we alerted them with our names and said we were with OT....Open Table alerted us we'd missed the reservation, which wasn't true, first time it's ever happened in many years and many restaurants....)
Went for Sunday Brunch. We started out with Bloody Marys and Cranberry with Champagne. Very good. The omelette was huge and came with a lot of sides. The food was good. The atmosphere was exactly as described--an historic Inn. We sat by one of two fireplaces which were not in use because it was very warm that day. The service was excellent.
Everything was delicious and lovely and the service was great but we did find a hair on our plate. We however did not make mention of it to our server.
Excellent as always but particularly nice on New Year's Eve, when other places are a circus.
We've had dinner & breakfast here previously, but this was our first time for brunch. There are lots of options on the ala carte menu and at reasonable prices. My french toast with bacon & potatoes (you choose the sides) were very good. My wife's crab cake with eggs, toast, bacon, et al, was excellent. Service was friendly & efficient. Give it a try.
What a wonderful place to good for any type of occasion. The staff is excellent and very friendly.
The food we had (party of 7) was prepared perfectly (steak, fish,chicken and pasta).
We had an outstanding meal and great service from beginning to end and cannot wait to go back when we are in town again.
We enjoyed the burger menu and the wine list. Diverse wine list with multiple options for Virginia wines.
The inn itself was very nice and charming. The menu selection was great but the food was not good at all. Very expensive for very poor quality food. Very disappointed.
refreshing change from chain restaurants! service was wonderful; food was delicious. not large portions but that is actually preferred; I hate to waste food and we ate everything!
we had a party of 4 girlfriends - it was a most pleasant evening and easy to converse. thank you!
A brunch celebration with friends that was enjoyed by all. Excellent food at a reasonable price in a historic atmosphere. The chef visited with us to explain some of the local foods. Have dined here on several occasions (brunch, lunch and dinner) and have never been disappointed with any aspect of the experience. Have recommended to other friends and family.
The food was average, but I definitely would not call it soul food. The setting is a historic Inn, which my teenager found to be a little creepy at first. If I'm in the area, I would consider returning.
this place is historic and beautiful. the food was good.