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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
209 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

OpenTable "DINERS CHOICE- Best Overall". Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. Trip Advisor "Hall of Fame". An approachable yet elegant dining experience. Named "Virginia"s Restaurant of the Year" by the Food & Wine Society. Regions top "Gourmet Burger" lunch. Wine Enthusiast award winning wine list representing many of Virginia wines and countless other New World selections.



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.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Steak, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Brunch
    Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (434) 985-6345

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alan Pyles

  • Catering

    Host to over 4000 Rehearsals, weddings, receptions and small corporate events. Specialize in small, intimate groups and organizations.

  • Private party facilities

    Best known for our 10 Course, wine paired Chef Tasting Dinner. Over 1,000 guests have enjoyed the "experience" last year alone! 6:00pm seating. Available most evenings- (Call if the evening appears blocked).

  • Private party contact

    Alan Pyles: (434) 985-6345

  • Neighborhood

    Stanardsville

  • Cross street

    Route 33 Bypass

  • Parking details

    Private parking lot behind the Inn. Ample additional town parking adjacent.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

$59.95 for two. Freshly prepared salad, choice of selected entrees, dessert and a select bottle of wine to share. With this package, no substitutions please. Available on non-event Sunday nights from 4 pm - 7 pm

Salad

Each guest to select one

  • Mixed Greens with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion

    Served with our Champagne Vinaigrette

    • Goat Cheese Salad with Craisins and Spiced Pecans

      Served with our Champagne Vinaigrette

      Entrée Options

      Each guest to select one

      • Shrimp & Feta Pasta***

        Sautéed Shrimp in Garlic, Butter & Wine with Herb Tomatoes, Red Pepper Flakes and Spinach over Pappardelle Pasta and Topped with Feta Cheese

        • Lemon Chicken

          Boneless/Skinless Grilled Chicken Breast with a Lemon Caper Cream Sauce. Served over a bed of Rice

          • Salmon with Soy-Ginger Glaze

            Sustainably Sourced Atlantic Salmon Pan Seared and Oven Finished Topped with a Soy-Ginger Glaze, Vegetable and Rice

            • Steak Frites

              Popular European "Steak and Fries" Flat Iron Steak Strips prepared Medium with a Reduced Balsamic Herb Sauce, Vegetable and Fries

              • Lafayette Classic Cheddar Cheeseburger

                Half Pound Angus Burger Grilled with Lettuce, Tomato and Pickle. Served with French Fries

                Dessert

                • Dessert

                  Choice of Two Menu Desserts. Specials not included

                  Select Wines

                  Guest choice of one

                  • Entrada Chardonnay

                    • Entrada Cabernet Sauvignon

                      • Front Porch White Zinfandel

                        Last updated: August 6, 2021

                        What 209 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                        4.4
                        4.4 based on all time ratings
                        • 4.4Food
                        • 4.5Service
                        • 4.4Ambience
                        • 4.4Value

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                        1. LH

                          LoriH

                          Washington DC

                          10 reviews

                          5.0

                          10 reviews

                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          We met with friends for the weekend at The Lafayette Inn and first night we made reservations for the restaurant. Food was excellent!

                        2. RB

                          RickB

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 7, 2021

                          overall2food1service4ambience4

                          Nice older setting. Great waitress. Food horrible and over priced.

                        3. MB

                          MikeB

                          Greensboro

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on September 24, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          While the Lafayette Inn was short on staff, they did an amazing job of taking care of our large group. The service and food were both superb, and I love the history of the Inn and the beauty of the area. We’ll be back for sure!

                        4. L

                          Lynne

                          New England

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 19, 2021

                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                          This place has lots of potential. It wouldn't take much to make it excellent, but at our second attempt in 2 years both times the food was nicely presented but needs attention to detail to make it delicious. The setting is nice in pictures (great historic building) but in reality we found the dining room to be dusty, dark (despite huge windows), and needs a coat of paint. It just needs some fine tuning to take it to the next level.

                        5. DV

                          DragoninVA

                          Richmond

                          9 reviews

                          5.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on September 18, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was our second time at the Lafayette Inn and Restaurant. Always a wonderful visit and experience, but they are feeling the impacts of the pandemic on their supply chain. Several items were out of stock

                        6. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Austin

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 11, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Lovely historic building along with perfect food and weather. The scallop appetizer was perfectly paired with the beet salad. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

                        7. SD

                          SandraD

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 11, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The food was great and perfect for our 20 anniversary dinner. The Inn was great all the way around.

                        8. SW

                          SW2200

                          Denver

                          4 reviews

                          4.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on May 30, 2021

                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                          Delicious food, though pricey. The wait staff wasn’t as attentive as they might have been for the price of the meal

                        9. MM

                          MarkM

                          Washington DC

                          11 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on May 29, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We love this place.

                        10. RF

                          RichardF

                          Richmond

                          17 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          17 reviews

                          Dined on May 23, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          When we arrived and saw the place we weren't sure about it. Having arrived ebout 45 minutes early we went inside and ask if we could get an earlier time. They were most accommodating an seated us right away since they were going to get busier later. Well we had the most delicious meal and great time. Definitely a do over. Do go and enjoy the food!

                        11. M

                          Monica

                          New York Area

                          8 reviews

                          5.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on May 8, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The food and service are always great. One of our favorite places to dine and visit!

                        12. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Exclusive

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The owners and their staff make dinner an event. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting.

                        13. R

                          Rick

                          Washington DC

                          58 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          58 reviews

                          Dined on May 1, 2021

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          This was first visit to Lafayette Inn for a meal. We were pleasantly surprised. Excellent service. A decent choice of wines. My filet steaks were prepared just as ordered. And our shared pineapple upside down dessert was perfect. We will return.

                        14. KA

                          KAROLAS

                          Washington DC

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on April 25, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Always a wonderful dining experience! Excellent food & service!

                        15. d

                          dancindvm

                          Washington DC

                          21 reviews

                          5.0

                          21 reviews

                          Dined on April 3, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This is a hidden gem. The food was amazing and the service stellar. Great variety in the menu.

                        16. DB

                          DevBrink

                          Richmond

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 14, 2021

                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                          Nice quiet dinner by the fireplace. Enjoyed the atmosphere, food was okay. Wouldn't rush back as food was somewhat basic.

                        17. SR

                          SarahR

                          Washington DC

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on February 26, 2021

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Delicious meal in a beautiful historic setting. Loved it. Waitress was awesome. Delicious gluten free options too!!!

                        18. M

                          Michespieces

                          Richmond

                          23 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          23 reviews

                          Dined on February 21, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Incredible ambiance, food, service and definitely plan to go back and recommend!

                        19. SJ

                          SandraJ

                          Richmond

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 30, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          It couldn't have been a better night. Quite cozy, delicious food, great staff!

                        20. KA

                          KAROLAS

                          Washington DC

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on January 22, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          What an enjoyable dining experience! Safely distanced from other diners, we enjoyed a wonderful meal. The service was outstanding! Filet was cooked to perfection! We will return!

                        21. j

                          joiseydiner

                          New York Area

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on November 27, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          We had dinner the Friday after Thanksgiving so not too many people were there. For us, in this environment, that was preferred. Food was fantastic - all three of us had great meals. Even though it was cold, two opted for ice cream after dinner. So rich and creamy!

                        22. N

                          Nicholas

                          Washington DC

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on November 15, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This is probably the most quaint restaurant and value priced meal I have ever had. There are about 12 tables in an old but not dated dining room. The staff was exceptionally attentive, the food was very very good, and I had a most relaxing meal. The restaurant is part of an inn, parking was easy, and it was easy to get to. Hope to go back sometime!

                        23. S

                          Staubyb

                          Philadelphia

                          9 reviews

                          4.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on October 31, 2020

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          Dined here to see if we wanted to use it for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. The food was excellent and the staff was top notch. Only wish they had a quality plant based entree option and thought the portion on the corn fritter appetizer was a little small. Would certainly recommend to anyone in the Charlottesville area and we will be using them for the rehearsal dinner.

                        24. LL

                          LouLou

                          Washington DC

                          6 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on October 30, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We love this place! We are steady customers for Sunday brunch (amazing), and our guests that we bring with us for brunch are equally impressed. We have enjoyed their family meals (take home) for both ourselves and for neighbors. Their hamburgers are out of this world delicious, and we love their dinner selections. The Lafayette Inn is a treasure for dining.

                        25. SG

                          SharonG

                          Washington DC

                          8 reviews

                          5.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on October 10, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fabulous experience! Will hopefully be back next time

                        26. DR

                          DebbieR

                          Pittsburgh

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on October 9, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The very best restaurant in all the land. We always look forward to our return. The food is amazing and so flavorful. The portions are good and the wine list is extensive. The have homemade ice cream as well. It is certainly a treat. A must do for all.

                        27. PS

                          PaulS

                          New Orleans

                          8 reviews

                          4.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on September 26, 2020

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          Great food. Staff was effective and attentive. Very helpful staff in giving local attractions recommendations.

                        28. B

                          Brenda

                          Richmond

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on September 5, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Celebrated our 46th anniversary with dinner at the Lafayette Inn. We enjoyed the filet duo, the chicken special, a wedge salad, and a grits appetizer. The grits were done three ways, with pesto, gouda, and a raspberry sauce. The filet was the perfect temperature and fork tender as usual. No matter how hard I try, I can't recreate the herb butter on the filet or the honey butter that is served with the rolls. The servers were friendly and attentive. I just wished we had saved room for dessert!

                        29. T

                          Travelingwahoos

                          Charlotte

                          30 reviews

                          5.0

                          30 reviews

                          Dined on June 19, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Food was amazing. We had a beet salad, grilled wedge salad, Seafood Diablo and apple pie. All wonderful. Service was very personable and professional, and prompt!! Highly recommend.

                        30. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Washington DC

                          4 reviews

                          vip
                          1.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on February 16, 2020

                          overall1food1service4ambience2

                          Unimaginative poorly prepared dishes. Chicken was tasteless and over cooked. Husband’s steak was equally as bad. Would never go back.

                        31. R

                          Renee

                          Washington DC

                          16 reviews

                          3.0

                          16 reviews

                          Dined on February 16, 2020

                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                          Lovely Inn! Food was ok, but not a stand out. We had a good time and enjoyed the evening Service was very good!

                        32. RB

                          RebeccaB

                          Richmond

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 15, 2020

                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                          Nice restaurant for a fancier date night. Very sweet atmosphere.

                        33. DR

                          DebbieR

                          Pittsburgh

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on December 27, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          An exquisite resturaunt with 5 stars . We will return time an time again. Thanks Alan and Kaye for the incredible work you do to take care of your customers. Top notch service thanks Carla.

                        34. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Milwaukee

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on October 12, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I went there with a few friends to celebrate a fun trip hiking through VA. We were all impressed with the very attentive service and the food was absolutely delicious. I especially loved the lamb shank... oh it was so good!

                        35. MM

                          MikeM

                          Washington DC

                          22 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          22 reviews

                          Dined on October 12, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          It was a beautiful old home with great ambiance and attentive staff

                        36. LH

                          LarryH

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 29, 2019

                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                          Interesting place (on the Virginia's most haunted list). Portions were substantial and food was good.

                        37. M

                          Mert

                          Phoenix

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on September 28, 2019

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          The staff was most accommodating, setting up our group of 10 in a separate, smaller dining room - so it was like a private dining room. Carla our server did an amazing job taking care of us.

                        38. D

                          Drido

                          New England

                          7 reviews

                          3.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on September 27, 2019

                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                          This place was ok, the food was good, but not organized. This is a Small old Inn, and the staff wasn't quite sure what they were doing. It was not what I wanted for an anniversary dinner, not sure I would go back.

                        39. ML

                          MikeL

                          Richmond

                          5 reviews

                          4.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on September 22, 2019

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          Nice dining experience in an old inn. Excellent selection on dinner menu but quality of meal didn't match what we had read in reviews. It was a special "Cause" night so that may have been a factor. My Atlantic salmon was dry with sticky rice on the side. Nothing special, and my wife's cajun shrimp pasta was seriously over spiced. We both love spicy food but this was over the top. Nonetheless it was for a great cause.

                        40. W

                          Wanderer13

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on August 31, 2019

                          overall3food2service4ambience4

                          The history of the hotel is nice but the food was mediocre at best. We (3 of us) had the chicken over linguine and it was siting in a pool of water. Not sure if it was supposed to be the sauce or if they just didn't drain the pasta very well. 2 others in our group had the salmon and said they enjoyed it.

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                        Lafayette Inn & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

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                        Booked 3 times today
                        Google Map for Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

                        146 Main Street Stanardsville, VA 22973

                        • Cross street

                          Route 33 Bypass

                        • Neighborhood

                          Stanardsville

                        • Hours of operation

                          Lunch
                          Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
                          Brunch
                          Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
                          Dinner
                          Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
                          Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          Southern, Steak, Burgers

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Elegant

                        • Dress code

                          Smart Casual

                        • Parking details

                          Private parking lot behind the Inn. Ample additional town parking adjacent.

                        • Payment options

                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Executive chef

                          Alan Pyles

                        • Additional

                          Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                        • Phone number

                          (434) 985-6345

                        • Catering

                          Host to over 4000 Rehearsals, weddings, receptions and small corporate events. Specialize in small, intimate groups and organizations.

                        • Private party facilities

                          Best known for our 10 Course, wine paired Chef Tasting Dinner. Over 1,000 guests have enjoyed the "experience" last year alone! 6:00pm seating. Available most evenings- (Call if the evening appears blocked).

                        • Private party contact

                          Alan Pyles: (434) 985-6345

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