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About Lafayette Inn & Restaurant
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.
Stanardsville, VA 22973
Southern, Steak, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Fridays- 11:30am-8pm Lunch/Dinner
Saturdays- 8:30am-8pm Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Sundays- 8:30am-7pm Breakfast/Brunch/Dinner
Route 33 Bypass
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Host to over 250 Rehearsals, weddings, receptions and small corporate events. Specialize in small (40 down to 2!), intimate groups and organizations.
Private parking lot behind the Inn. Ample additional town parking adjacent.
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
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
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.
Lafayette Inn & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
My husband and I were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. We arrived a bit early to enjoy happy hour on the upstairs porch. It was a lovely evening to enjoy a glass of wine. My only critique would be that the music was a bit loud making it hard to have a conversation.
The dining room was lovely and quiet. We were treated to a delicious meal and wonderful service. I had the crab cakes which were fabulous. My husband had the surf and turf and raved about the delicious steak. At the end of our meal,we treated ourselves to the mango bread pudding - absolutely delicious!
Thank you for a wonderful evening!
The food was very good, a little crowded due to the parade of lights event in town the same night and kind of noisy. The service was okay, but a little slow. I actually sit for a while with an empty glass and we were never offered any additional bread while waiting for our food for a while. I am sure that had to do with the crowd with the event the same night.
I have been here several times, always for a special occasion. We were a party of four. My husband and son both ordered the steak fillet and they were very pleased with their meal. I had the Tuscan shrimp dish and it was awful! The shrimp was very overcooked and very tough. The dish was smothered with grape tomatoes and some capers, which did not compensate for the lack of flavor. I can only hope this was a fluke. Will not return for quite some time.
This was our first time at the Lafayette Inn and Restaurant . It was a weekday and we just came out for lunch (we were not guests at the Inn). The dining room is quiet and pleasant and the service prompt and attentive. We very much enjoyed the unhurried pace and the small town setting. We'll definitely go again, perhaps dinner next time.
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