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7:00 PM

Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

141 reviews
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$30 and under
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OpenTable "DINERS CHOICE- Best Overall". Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. 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 dozens 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Southern, Steak, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Fridays- 11:30am-8pm Lunch/Dinner

Saturdays- 8:30am-8pm Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Sundays- 8:30am-7pm Breakfast/Brunch/Dinner
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Phone number
(434) 985-6345
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alan Pyles
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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).
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Private party contact
Alan Pyles: (434) 985-6345
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Host to over 250 Rehearsals, weddings, receptions and small corporate events. Specialize in small (40 down to 2!), intimate groups and organizations.
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Cross street
Route 33 Bypass
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Parking details
Private parking lot behind the Inn. Ample additional town parking adjacent.
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Special events & promotions
"Burgers Done Well"- Gourmet Burget Menu. Wide selection of 1/2 pound fire roasted burgers. Upgrade to doubles, triples and event quad! Chicken, Turkey and Veggie burger options- Garden style for a Gluten Free experience.
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 141 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jayr (Richmond)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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...

vipOpenTable Diner (Little Rock)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

SarahMac (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

NoahS (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Very solid brunch in an area with few options. Will definitely revisit when in Stanardsville.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Marine Corps Birthday

jayr (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

always delicious, always beautiful and always great service. It is a very special place.

vipMiamiVisitor (Miami)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service in an historic inn located in picturesque town. Nice property with commemorative plaques.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant is located in a beautiful old house. Extensive menu options for dinner & desert.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

We always enjoy our evening at The Lafayette Inn. Good service and lovely ambiance. Each meal is carefully prepared fresh and delicious!

vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

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!